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Twitch Partner criticizes algorithm after gifted subs go to troll accounts

Published: 18/Aug/2019 17:40 Updated: 22/Apr/2020 12:53

by Eli Becht

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Twitch Partner ‘AnEternalEnigma’ condemned the algorithm after seeing numerous troll accounts get a gifted sub, despite the streaming giant saying that shouldn’t happen.

Viewers on Twitch have the option to gift subs at random to a streamer’s community which are supposed to prioritize viewers and those who are active in the broadcaster’s circle.

However, AnEternalEnigma found out the hard way this isn’t always the case as he claims the algorithm led to numerous troll accounts created in 2015 to receive the subs instead.

TwitchViewers are able to gift subs in bulk on Twitch.

“Yo, @Twitch @TwitchSupport, let’s talk,” he tweeted on August 17. “Last night, a very generous viewer gifted 100 subs at the start of my stream. Unfortunately, your algorithm ignored non-subs who came to my stream early and instead gifted a lot of troll accounts someone made to harass me in September 2015.”

In most cases, gifting subs will actively hand out subs to viewers present in the channel first, before going into the list of followers.

On top of this, Enigma claims he’s had viewers come in who have never visited the channel before wondering why they’ve been gifted a sub.

“But back on topic, the algorithm for community gift subs has gotten out of control,” he tweeted. “I’ve had people come in lately asking why they got a gift sub to my channel because they aren’t following me. Meanwhile, loyal viewers in chat without a sub get ignored. More transparency please.”

He made it clear that these accounts were banned after the fact, which is how they were able to get gifted subs in the first place.

Enigma also touches on how tough it was to see the accounts show up again after all these years, as one of them was about his deceased father.

“Not only that, but it was disheartening to see all of these accounts show up in my chat again, specifically the one regarding my deceased father,” he tweeted. “Also, thanks for totally ignoring all the reports I filed on these accounts back in 2015 too I guess? This should have never happened.”

Twitch has been under heavy criticism for much of 2019 whether it’s showing adult content in the Artifact directory, or promoting inappropriate content on Ninja’s old channel.

With Mixer now becoming a more formidable rival, it could lead to better experiences for streamers all around.

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Joe Rogan stunned by Matthew McConaughey’s insane weight loss story

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:36

by Georgina Smith

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Joe Rogan was left shocked after hearing the crazy lengths that hugely popular American actor Matthew McConaughey’s went to to lose 50 pounds for his role in Dallas Buyers Club.

Joe Rogan has seen his fair share of top billed guests make his way into his podcast studios, both new and old. Some of his most well known guests include Elon Musk, Post Malone, and other famous faces across YouTube, business, Hollywood, and just about every conceivable entertainment sector.

He even recently set up a long anticipated episode with Kanye West, but their meeting was promptly cancelled along with several other episodes after one of the staff members revealed he needed to self-isolate.

However, fans of the podcast were treated to a huge celebrity from an entirely different industry in a prerecorded episode – actor Matthew McConaughey.

Poster image for the film Dallas Buyers Club
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The 2013 was an enormous success, largely thanks to Matthew McConaughey’s highly regarded performance.

Matthew McConaughey on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast

Matthew has starred in films such as the Wolf of Wall Street, Contact, and of course 2013 film Dallas Buyers Club. He enacted AIDS patient Ron Woodroof’s heartbreaking story, and underwent an enormous physical transformation for the role.

As he shares with Joe Rogan, the actor lost over 50 pounds in the process of preparing for the challenging acting experience, dedicating himself to accurately portraying the story as true to life as possible.

“I weighed 135. And you know this, I was not torturing myself,” Matthew explained. “I was militant. The hardest part was making the damn choice. It was my responsibility.”

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With regard to the process of losing the weight, the actor said that he gave himself five months of a diet consisting of “tapioca pudding or whatever, three egg whites in the morning. Five ounces of fish couple vegetables for lunch, five ounces of fish couple vegetables for dinner.”

He said this is the diet that caused him to lose an insane 2.5 pounds a week, without any exercise. However, Joe was shocked to hear that Matthew was able to drink “as much wine as he wanted to drink,” joking “what kind of diet is this?”

“What I learned from it is that the body is more resilient than we give it credit for. The power I lost from the neck down equally or more sublimated to the neck up. My mental gain was so acute and so on point, that I was clinically smart.”

The incredible story was an insight into just how dedicated the beloved actor is to his roles, and certainly stunned Joe and the podcast viewers.