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Streamer Hasan thinks he knows why Alinity’s Twitch ban is so short

Published: 26/May/2019 23:23

by Virginia Glaze


Controversial Twitch streamer Alinity Divine got hit with the ban hammer, after accidentally showing pornographic material during a stream on May 22 – but some broadcasters are finding her three-day suspension a little fishy.

Popular streamer HasanAbi came up with an intricate conspiracy theory as to why Alinity only received a short-term ban from the site, despite showing graphic sexual images to her audience after being baited into clicking the content.

According to Hasan’s theory, Twitch executives had to ban Alinity for this offense, as the streamer has gotten away with no punishment for other such debacles previously – a detail that Alinity is known for throughout the streaming community.

Alinity, InstagramTwitch streamer Alinity Divine received a three-day ban from the site for accidentally showing pornographic material during a broadcast – a fact that streamer HasanAbi feels is a slap on the wrist from Twitch.

“They knew that if they didn’t ban her for this particular instance, they knew that we would know,” Hasan claimed. “They gave her a short-term, [three-day] ban for something very obvious, but when it comes to the bigger stuff, they’re still going to never ban her.”

Hasan wouldn’t be the first to spin such conspiracy theories about Alinity’s lack of bans, either; popular streamer Overwatch pro Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel’s statement on the subject.

xQc took issue with Alinity’s response to her ban, demanding that she take responsibility for the blunder that caused the suspension.

“I don’t like to speak bad about other partners, but Alinity never ever takes accountability for anything at all,” he said of the matter. “She always deflects and is the victim of everything that happens.”

Alinity lashed out at Twitch following her ban via Twitter, arguing that Twitch staff should have banned the offending channel that she viewed – not her.

Alinity’s accidental brush with livestreamed porn is far from her first offense on Twitch; the streamer took a NSFW photo of her backside during a broadcast in early March, and even showcased an accidental dick pic, thanks to a particularly vulgar member of her discord server.


Twitch removes “Blind Playthrough” stream tag after backlash

Published: 5/Dec/2020 18:14

by Daniel Cleary


Twitch has introduced a new change to the stream tags on channels, which has completely removed the “Blind Playthrough” tag from the site following criticism around the language used.

It can often be difficult to get discovered as a new Twitch streamer, with thousands of other content creators broadcasting on the site at any one time.

Twitch has previously introduced tags to address this issue in 2018, which can be added to a streamer’s channel and can be used by viewers for filtering their searches to find what they’re looking for.

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The Blind Playthrough tag no longer shows on Twitch.

While the usual tags often include information such as language and type of content, one tag that was used for those playing a game for the first time was the “Blind Playthrough” tag.

The tag would indicate that the streamer had not seen any spoilers or that they do not know much about the title’s gameplay and features before playing it.

However, in a recent tweet, Twitch’s community director Erin ‘Aureylian’ Wayne highlighted that they have removed the tag from the site, following criticism around the choice of words used, with some suggesting that the language was ableist.

“Happy to see Twitch has listened to everyone who shared feedback and removed the ‘Blind Playthrough’ tag to encourage more inclusive language for our community,” she added.

While the “Blind Playthrough” tag has been removed from the database, the Twitch director urged streamers to make use of the “First Playthrough” and “No Spoilers” tags in its place.

The term “Blind Playthrough” was central to a discussion on ableist language sparked by AbleGamers COO Steven Spohn earlier in the year and now Twitch has acted in response.

While Twitch’s latest change has been met with some positive responses so far, some users have argued the need for the change, highlighting that “Blind” has two official definitions.

However, Twitch has remained firm on their stance, and streamers will simply need to use an alternative tag while streaming spoiler-free gameplay.