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Twitch streamer receives bizarre channel ban for spamming emotes

Published: 12/Aug/2019 13:05 Updated: 14/Apr/2020 16:04

by Connor Bennett

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Twitch streamer Terry ‘ForSale18’ received a temporary ban from the platform for spamming emotes in a fellow broadcaster’s channel.

Twitch has come under fire in recent weeks for not acting upon criticism of Alinity ‘Alinity’ Devine, as well as turning Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins’ channel into a promotion page, following his move to Mixer, that had some images showcased.

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Yet, one of their stranger decisions has come in the form of striking down a streamer for spamming emotes in another channel’s chat. ForSale18 can regularly be found playing games that involve viewer participation.

On August 11, Forsale18 revealed that his channel had been suspended following his first-ever Minecraft stream and that he was confused by how he could have broken Twitch’s strict Terms of Service.

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After some quick investigating with Twitch support, which was curtailed by the team not recognizing his ban at first, the streamer was informed that he had received a three-day temporary suspension and that he needed to “chill on spamming emotes.”

Of course, with this being Twitch – where the majority of viewers go crazy with spam in a number of different channels – Forsale18’s fellow streamers and fans were left confused by the suspension.

“All it takes is a few viewers to get butt hurt and report someone to trigger an automated response like this,” he said, responding to one fan who noted that Twitch would have to ban every user for spam. “I’m not worried about it, I thought maybe I had really f*cked up somehow lol. Just glad it’s only a 3 day.”

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While it’s a strange situation, the streamer wasn’t too worried about what had happened because it wouldn’t disrupt his already set schedule.

“Meh. It’s three days, on days I don’t even stream lol, I’m not worried about it,” he responded to another fan who tried to call in help from Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem.

The banned player has not disclosed if it was a particular emote that saw him struck down with a ban or if he was mass reported by someone who didn’t take kindly to the spam.

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It remains to be seen if the suspension was automated or if Twitch is, indeed, cracking down on chat spam. If so, it could be a sad day for those viewers who love nothing better than a ‘4Head’ or ‘Kappa’ message.

Dexerto has reached out to both Forsale18 and Twitch for comment and will update this show when necessary. 

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Twitch streamer shocked after viewer sends him 126 lbs of cranberry sauce

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:02

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular Twitch streamer ‘TheStockGuy’ was left speechless after receiving 126 lbs of cranberry sauce in the mail from one of his viewers in a hilarious prank.

Twitch is one of the net’s most popular live streaming platforms, and rightfully so; the site is home to a slew of hilarious and shocking moments that happen in real-time, from everything to doors falling on unlucky streamers in the middle of video games to viewers rescuing streamers’ trapped cats.

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However, some of these on-stream occurrences are downright strange, and many streamers have received the odd occasional gift from their viewers, including that time when Pokimane received a body pillow with a photo of herself on it.

While streamers having a public P.O. Box to receive gifts from fans is not uncommon, very often the things they receive are; and Twitch streamer TheStockGuy became the subject of a seriously weird present of sorts.

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Twitch star “Pokimane” has received a slew of strange gifts from fans – one of which was a body pillow with her own face on it.

During an October 6 broadcast, TheStockGuy — who has gained notoriety on the platform for educating his viewers about finances and the stock market — revealed he’d been sent 126 lbs of Ocean Spray brand cranberry sauce.

“What is wrong with you people?” the streamer asked, seeming genuinely baffled by the situation. “Somebody sent me 126 lbs of cranberry sauce! What — where am I supposed to put this? Isn’t there some charity or something this money could go to?”

Although the he appeared to be utterly flummoxed by the viewers’ decision, he decided to make the best of the unexpected prank, stating that he would donate the sauce to his local food bank for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

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“I mean — you know what? Joke’s on you!” he continued. “I’m giving this to the local food shelter for thanksgiving, so they don’t have to purchase cranberry sauce! That’s right — we’re making something good out of this!”

It seems that TheStockGuy’s viewers found the scenario to be completely hilarious — and while it certainly is worth a hearty chuckle, it’s good to know that the broadcaster is putting his viewer’s practical joke to good use, in the end.

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