Partner explodes at Twitch after followers drop, channel banned live - Dexerto

Partner explodes at Twitch after followers drop, channel banned live

Published: 6/Nov/2019 2:36 Updated: 6/Nov/2019 3:33

by Andrew Amos


Twitch partner ‘Boneclinks’ has gone off at the streaming platform after he watched his follower count drop from 80,000 to zero live, getting banned shortly after going offline.

Getting Twitch Partnership is a big deal in the streaming community. It comes with a larger cut of subscriber fees, more promotion and support from the popular platform, and exclusive deals and invites to events.

However, one Twitch partner has told Dexerto that he didn’t get the same experience as others in the field, and wants Twitch to change their attitude towards smaller streamers after being banned live on stream.

Twitch: BoneclinksBoneclinks made a following for himself by doing IRL and Just Chatting streams on Twitch, but he’s now banned from the platform.

Boneclinks is a reaction-based Just Chatting streamer who garnered a following of around 80,000 people, with around 300 people tuning into his stream on a regular basis. 

But in a lengthy rant on a November 5 broadcast, he highlighted the fact that his following was on a rapid decline, slowly losing his temper as his follower count dropped to zero. Twitch wasn’t giving him any answers, and he was fed up.

“What’s the f***ing benefit of being a f***ing partner – it’s the same s*** as being an affiliate these days,” he said. “I can’t even get someone to talk to me.”

Because his livelihood is built off his stream on the platform, losing valuable days of streaming time means less income and less stability, and he’s looking for answers.

“I want to f***ing know what’s going on,” he said. “Two days – I’ve already had my whole stream f***ed dude. I’ve had no followers, no one get notifications, I can’t do s*** on here, and for two days, you’ve f***ed up my income and no one is talking to me.

“You’re telling me that I need to be exclusive to you in a contract as a partner, yet you will f*** up my s*** for two whole days and then – boop – f*** it.”

Dexerto reached out to Boneclinks, who said he followed all the right avenues to understand why his channel’s stats were declining, but is yet to receive a reply 48 hours on.

“I reached out to partner help via email,” he said.  “I used to go to my partner rep but mine was removed – I was told that I didn’t require one for some reason. They haven’t responded to me yet.”

Boneclinks was sent multiple clips of his stream as part of the reasoning behind his ban, but believes that he has been targeted specifically.

“I believe that I am the victim of DMCA takedown harassment,” he said. “The clips and videos in question did not contain any instance of “Africa (the popular song by Toto) or Ghostbusters” which was what the claim stated.”

SullygnomeBoneclinks’ follower count has been up and down over the week.

DMCA bans usually last for 24 hours, so it won’t be long until he’s back on the platform. As for his future as a streamer though, he will wait out the storm and hopefully hear back from Twitch to clear things up. 

“I’m always going to be a streamer,” he said. “I just wish that Twitch treated its smaller partners with the same respect as larger ones.”

“It’s really disheartening to be locked into an exclusivity contract with a company that doesn’t even consider you important enough to respond to.”


Logan Paul explains why he’s not moving on after Josie Conseco break up

Published: 25/Nov/2020 13:10

by Alice Hearing


YouTube star Logan Paul has confirmed he and Josie Canseco are no longer together in an unplanned reveal on the Impaulsive podcast with Mike Majlak.

Logan and Josie have had a rocky relationship, separating in mid-February, and rekindling their romance in May. Logan previously described their relationship as “f**king serious. It’s pretty serious.”

But in recent weeks, fans had been speculating as to whether the pair had broken up after rumors circulated, prompted by the two unfollowing and then refollowing each other on Instagram.

But in the November 24 episode of Impaulsive, Logan confirmed the rumors were true. Mike Majlak, Logan, and George Janko were discussing the art of sliding into girls’ DMs, and appeared to accidentally land on the topic of Logan’s break-up with Josie.

Logan Paul Josie Canseco
YouTube: Logan Paul
Logan and Josie had a rocky relationship from start to finish

After Mike briefly brought up the topic of why Logan would be chatting to girls, he hesitantly revealed that Josie was in fact his ex. “It might come off a little odd, these exchanges I’m having with women who aren’t my girlfriend…ex-girlfriend.”

The YouTuber added that he’d rather not reveal the details of their split, preferring to keep this part of his life private. “I’ve always really valued the privacy of my relationship because my life is already pretty public so I don’t feel like either Josie or myself needs to give an explanation if we don’t feel like it.”

The trio also discussed how hard it is when a relationship is in the public eye when fans make assumptions if either side is spotted out with other people. Logan said, “It is hard when you have a relationship that is so much in the public eye.

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“You leave people guessing, like when I’m on a podcast and talking like I’m single, but I am,” before confirming that “It was a special time for both of our lives. It just didn’t end up working out.”

Logan also explained he was finding it hard to move on, “I’m not f***king around. I’m not even at flirt stage yet. There’s a hump to get over before I feel comfortable being back at it.”

In the meantime, Logan revealed that he’d bought an adorable puppy to focus all his love and attention on before trying to date again.