Streamer blasts "shameless" hosts for kicking him off Twitch dating show - Dexerto
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Streamer blasts “shameless” hosts for kicking him off Twitch dating show

Published: 16/Apr/2020 23:07

by Virginia Glaze

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A contestant in a Twitch dating show was less than pleased after being “yeeted” from the conversation by a mischievous donor, leading to a bitter rant against the game’s female hosts.

As one of the net’s largest live streaming platforms, Twitch is a haven for all kinds of content, from IRL streams to competitive gaming and even mock “dating” shows, which imitate popular programs like famous TV series “The Bachelor.”

One such dating show, hosted by streamers “SuppyColleen” and her sister, Caitlin, puts a unique twist on the format, allowing viewers to donate money for the chance at being interviewed — or even kick the current contestant from the stream, altogether.

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Twitch streamers and sisters Caitlin and Colleen host a unique dating show on Twitch – one that left one of their contestants quite salty.

Thus, contestants never know when they’ll be booted from the stream — a fact that left one interviewee a bit salty, after a donator spent $15 to kick him out of conversation just after his interview began.

“I am so sorry,” Caitlin apologized after a “yeet” sound effect announced that the contestant had been kicked off of the interview. “You were yeeted! Someone kicked you off.”

“What do you mean?” the interviewee asked. “I don’t get it.”

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Twitch streamer “SupCaitlin” tried to explain the rules of the show to an angry contestant, who was bitter that he’d been kicked off just after starting his conversation with the girls.

Caitlin then clarified the situation for him, and although she explained the format quite clearly (which was also clearly displayed on the stream overlay), he appeared to be quite upset at the scenario and even accused the women of scamming him.

“You guys are a bunch of scam artists, you know that, right?” the contestant shot back. “You guys are f**king shameless.”

“We didn’t tell them to do that!” Caitlin admitted.

“Nobody cares, you should f**king just… ignore it!” the man interjected. “If you had any pride. …listen, I waited fifteen minutes, so you should at least give me that!”

Unfortunately, the hosts couldn’t go against their rules, leaving the contestant quite bitter as they removed him from the stream.

“I didn’t wanna talk!” Colleen exclaimed. “I was scared! I’m sorry, though.”

“I mean, that’s how it works!” Caitlin argued. “I don’t know why you guys donate so quickly. At least let them talk!”

All’s fair in love and war, after all — even if you lose money to another donator.

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Twitch accused of hypocrisy after permanently banning streamer for their account age

Published: 24/Jan/2021 18:10 Updated: 24/Jan/2021 18:14

by Dexerto

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After streamer AverageHarry was permanently banned because his account was created when he was under 13, Twitch viewers have pointed out that other streamers in a similar position have not faced the same consequences.

Twitch regularly faces scrutiny over their moderation decisions and bans for streamers, which often spark confusion over what exactly the rules allow.

The DMCA drama from October left many big streamers stripping their channels of content in fear of a takedown, and Twitch’s TOS policy change that restricted the use of words like ‘simp’ left streamers in fear of breaking the rules unintentionally.

15-year-old streamer AverageHarry was denied Twitch partnership earlier in January due to the fact that he made his account before the age of 13, after waiting 72 days for a response to his application.

While that was already a pretty tough blow, things were made worse when, on January 23, he was perma-banned. He clarified on Twitter that: “I am allowed to make another account, but I have just lost nearly 90k followers.”

But now Twitch users are noticing some inconsistencies in Twitch’s decision to ban Harry, as popular streamers, with millions of followers, also made their account when under 13 – but have not faced bans.

One user pointed out that hugely popular 16-year-old streamer TommyInnit had his account when he was only 11, but has not faced the same issues in terms of partner status and bans. The user called it “gross hypocrisy” from Twitch.

Tommyinnit’s Twitch account was made when he was 11 years old. Gross hypocrisy from Twitch or what? from r/LivestreamFail

Another commenter pointed out that several Fortnite streamers are all in a similar position, with some of them having likely started their accounts when they were under the age of 13. Streamer ONSCREEN highlighted a list of streamers with millions of followers, all of whom made accounts when younger than 13 – some as young as 10.

If Twitch followed through on bans for all of the streamers who made their account when they were below 13, even if they have since surpassed that age, it would certainly spell bad news for a lot of large communities on the site.

However, it is also possible that there are conditions within the Twitch TOS that are accounting for these discrepancies, meaning some streamers are still permitted to keep their account according to the rules, even if they made their account before the age of 13.

The reason for the 13-year-old age limit is linked to COPPA laws, which aim to protect young people online. In 2019, Google and YouTube had to pay a record $170 million to settle allegations of COPPA laws.

Harry revealed that he only signed up for Twitch two months before he turned 13, saying: “I spent 2 years and nearly 2000 hours streamed just for it to be taken away because I signed up 2 months early.”

Fans of Harry are now looking to Twitch for answers regarding the confusing situation.

AverageHarry makes new Twitch account

As he was allowed to do, AverageHarry has now made a new Twitch account, and asked for his fans to follow him there.

Within 24 hours of opening the account, he has already accrued 3,700 followers, and will be gunning to hit five figures soon. But, getting back to his original 90,000 will prove a challenge.