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Twitch streamer banned indefinitely after passing out drunk on camera

Published: 23/May/2019 18:54 Updated: 24/May/2019 16:58

by Virginia Glaze


As one of the net’s most popular livestreaming platforms, H1Z1 player Lyndon ‘LyndonFPS’ Lauder was in the middle of a broadcast on May 23 when he began nodding off – which many viewers attributed to the tall glass of beer sitting on his desk.

However, it wasn’t necessarily the ban itself that surprised Lyndon’s fanbase: rather, another streamer caught the ban happening during his own livestream in real time, leading to incredulous reactions from fans across the net.

LyndonFPS, TwitterTwitch streamer and H1Z1 pro LyndonFPS was banned from the platform after passing out drunk on camera.

Streamer ‘VADIKUS007’ was one of the 400 plus viewers watching Lyndon sleep off his beer during the live broadcast – until his channel suddenly went offline.

“What?” VADIKUS remarked. “He went offline. Staff is here… this channel has been suspended! Oh, shit. Get banned!”

While it was unlikely that Lyndon was banned simply for sleeping on camera, it is highly probable that the battle royale pro was suspended for blacking out due to drinking, which fans noted could be viewed as self-harm by Twitch staff.

Lyndon’s fanbase quickly took to Twitter to discuss his ban, with some viewers calling for an end to his suspension in light of other scandals on the platform.

“Lyndon is suspended again?” one user wrote. “Man, leave that guy alone. #FreeLyndon”

“LyndonFPS suspended again for drinking,” another said of the matter. “No surprise, carry on.”

Update – May 24, 2019 (12:39pm ET)

Twitch’s ban for LyndonFPS is indefinite, as indicated in a tweet by him.

This wouldn’t be the first time a pro gamer has been banned from Twitch after passing out drunk during a livestream, either; Smash Bros Melee pro Joseph ‘Mang0’ Marquez had one too many drinks in celebration of the Philadelphia Eagles’ victory at the NFL playoffs on January 6.

Raising his Blue Moon into the air to commemorate the team’s victory, Mang0 fell back in his chair, falling to the floor and out of the camera’s view for around three minutes – ultimately resulting in a ban for “dangerous consumption of drugs and alcohol.”

While Mang0 made several Tweets on the matter explaining his apparent blackout, Lyndon has yet to make a statement on his latest ban via social media.


How to turn off DMs on TikTok

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:57

by Jacob Hale


TikTok has undeniably become a great way for people to find the content they like, make new friends and connect with like-minded people, just like any social media platform does — but you might want a bit more privacy on the app, and turning off Direct Messages might be the perfect solution.

You might want to turn DMs off for any number of reasons. You might be getting spammed, or receiving unwanted messages, and you want to block them out completely.

By default TikTok lets you share DMs with Friends on the app, or someone that you follow and follows you back.

But you can change the settings to better suit you if you don’t want to receive direct messages at all, regardless of the reason you want to prevent them.

David Dobrik TikTok page
If you’re getting unwanted DMs, it’s possible to turn them off.

How to turn off TikTok DMs

If you would prefer that you can’t be reached out to at all on TikTok, the process of changing your settings is actually really simple.

To stop even ‘Friends’ from DMing you on TikTok and closing them completely, here’s what you’ve got to do:

  1. Open your TikTok app.
  2. Click on the ‘Me’ tab.
  3. Press the three dots in the top right corner of the screen to access your Settings and Privacy.
  4. Click Privacy.
  5. Scroll down and, under the ‘Safety’ list, press ‘Who can send you direct messages’.
  6. Change the setting from Friends to No one.
TikTok direct message settings turn off
It’s very easy to turn off your DMs on TikTok.

After doing this, your direct messages will be closed off to everyone on the app, whether you follow them or not.

This is perfect if you’re getting spammed or receiving unwanted messages, especially from people you don’t know, and if you don’t want to unfollow them.

How to remove followers

As mentioned, one alternative to closing your direct messages (if you want to leave them open to friends) is by removing followers. This could mean either unfollowing the user, or removing them as one of your followers. Here’s how to do either of the above:

To unfollow a user:

  • Go to that user’s profile
  • Tap the “Following” icon
  • You should now no longer be following them

To remove a user from your followers:

  • Go to that user’s profile
  • Tap the three dots in the top right corner
  • Tap “Remove this follower”

By following any of the above steps, you can completely turn off your DMs on TikTok, or just stop certain people from reaching out to you. Please also bear in mind that, if somebody is bothering you on the platform, you should also report them to let TikTok know so they can take appropriate action.