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Twitch streamer in tears after being wrongfully banned for 3rd time

Published: 15/Apr/2020 15:42 Updated: 15/Apr/2020 15:50

by Calum Patterson

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Popular Twitch streamer Velvet_7 has been left distraught after she was mistakenly banned from the platform, for a third successive time, with the suspension now reversed.

Velvet’s previous run-ins with the platform have been equally perplexing, as she was first banned in November 2018, then again in May 2019, both for “sexually suggestive content”. Despite making efforts to wear more concealing clothing, she was banned again for the same reason in August for a total of five weeks, before Twitch finally admitted it was a mistake and reinstated her account.

This lengthy ban was incredibly damaging to Velvet’s income, as she explained “I’m not sure if they’re gonna try to apologize with something like benefits for me, because for five weeks I couldn’t stream. I didn’t get any payment. Right now, my subscribers [are] almost all gone.”

As she returned to full-time streaming, it was only a matter of weeks before another similar incident occurred, leaving Velvet in tears as she was once again banned on October 1. This time, however, it was for “using a hateful slur.”

The ban was overturned in a matter of hours though, which took Velvet by surprise, as she had received no notification from Twitch.

Velvet mistakenly banned again

On April 13, 2020 Velvet was banned yet again, and again it was for suggestive content. In a series of tweets, she showed measures she had taken to avoid wearing revealing clothing and discussing anything that could be deemed suggestive.

In another Tweet, she wrote “I just have different body type than other girls. These are normal shirts and sweaters. I don’t try to be sexually suggestive. when I wear any clothes it goes up more because of bigger chest and tighter than others.”

On April 15, Velvet_7’s channel was reinstated, and the tearful streamer read through the email she had received. “Hello Velvet_7, your account was suspended due to a mistake on our part. I have gone ahead and reversed this suspension on your account, so you are free to use our services again.

“Apologies for any confusion or inconvenience this might have caused,” the email from Twitch continued. “So it means I didn’t do anything wrong,” Velvet concluded.

It’s unclear why Twitch has repeatedly made the same error with Velvet_7’s account, but she believes it could be caused by users maliciously mass reporting her account.

“To people who report me over and over again, I’m not saying you should like me, or you should watch my stream, but I’m just saying if you don’t want to watch my stream you can just watch something else,” Velvet said, “You don’t have to report me.”

Thankfully, Velvet_7 now has her account fully reinstated, and presumably no channel strikes have been issued. Twitch does not comment on community guidelines violations to respect the privacy of users.

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$375,000 Pokemon Trading Card Game box opening ends in absolute tragedy

Published: 29/Oct/2020 20:21

by Brent Koepp

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A Pokemon Trading Card Game livestream ended in disaster after it was quickly discovered that the booster packs were fake. The YouTube channel spent over $375k on the 1st Edition base set box, only for it to be resealed. 

Despite making its debut in 1999, the Pokemon TCG has exploded in popularity over the past two years. The hobby hit an all-time high in October when influencer Logan Paul opened a base set booster box he paid $216k for while livestreaming.

However, things didn’t work out as well for another YouTube channel who paid $375k for the same item. The livestream unboxing of the rare collectible quickly turned tragic when it was discovered that the TCG item was actually fake.

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Twitter: @DumbMoneyTV
The rare sealed 1st Edition booster box was actually fake.

Rare Pokemon TCG box opening ends in complete disaster

The event was hosted by YouTube channel ‘Dumb Money Live’ and included popular Pokemon content creators such as Lee ‘Leonhart’ Seinfeld. The rare 1st Edition base set booster box was bought for a record-breaking $375 through Logan Paul’s collectible trader ‘Collectables Guru.’

“The owner of the box supposedly bought three boxes when he was a child. They sat in the gun safe the entire time,” the Pokemon dealer explained. However, they quickly realized something was amiss after breaking the seal. Several booster packs were different colors, and some weren’t even 1st Edition.

“Oh no. That is a major f**king deal!” Guru exclaimed. The personality opening the box then revealed the problem: “It’s not even base set cards, these are Jungles! Wow. This is a resealed box. It’s random!”

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Upset, Collectable Guru called up the seller and explained that the box was resealed. “We opened the box literally live and they’re resealed packs. There is like base set 2 mixed in, half of them are 1st Edition. But they are all resealed, this is absolutely unacceptable. How is this going to be taken care of immediately?”

Stunned by the whole thing, Leonhart stood by and said, “Oh my gosh, I was not expecting that.” Guru came back and updated the group and explained that the seller had two other boxes that they were going to open first before bringing them back to the YouTubers.

youtubers opening fake pokemon card box
YouTube: Dumb Money LIVE
The YouTubers were floored after the rare Pokemon box was fake.

To add salt to the wound, the box opening was done on stream for charity. Dumb Money Live gave an update and addressed the situation a day later stating: “I don’t know a single person in my network that hasn’t been defrauded as an investor. You have to give sellers a benefit to make this right.”

At the time of writing, the situation has not been entirely rectified. The channel will open a booster pack on October 30 live to verify that the second box is actually real. However, it appears that if this one is fake as well, the seller claims they will refund the content creators their $375k.