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YouTuber makes rookie error after hiring random mod from chat

Published: 18/Sep/2021 6:15 Updated: 18/Sep/2021 5:58

by Andrew Amos

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YouTube creator Sweeneytv, known for his own “Twitch mod” parodies, made a grave error in selecting his own for his stream. He gave a random viewer mod powers after his chat descended into chaos, and it only got worse from there.

YouTube and Twitch stream moderators hold a lot of power: They make sure they keep the chat clean and stop any bad eggs. You have to trust them as a streamer.

So when Sweeneytv, a YouTuber known for poking fun at Twitch and YouTube mods for their policies, selected his own, he trusted his judgment. After all, he’s seen ⁠and acted out the worst of them, so he should be able to pick a good one.

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Someone came into his chat mid-stream and started spamming it up with hateful comments, and his viewers begged him to give someone the power to clean it up. He did a quick interview in his chat and ended up selecting one “Thai Nguyen.”

It’d end up being the biggest, yet most hilarious, mistake of his stream.

YouTube Sweeneytv
YouTube: Sweeneytv
YouTuber Sweeneytv is known for making fun of Twitch mods, but this time he was the fool.

“There were a couple of good resumes, but I didn’t really trust anyone, and then one person named Thai came out of nowhere and said, ‘I will be the mod.’ That alone, their confidence in wanting to be the mod, I made a rash decision and picked them,” he said after the fact.

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He tested Thai, asking them to delete someone’s message. The new moderator obliged, and Sweeney even gave him glowing praise after “apologizing after deleting a message.”

Sweeney was convinced Thai wasn’t the troll. But then, his viewer count started plummeting, and Thai’s true colors showed ⁠— he was the original spammer, and he was banning everyone in his chat.

“All of a sudden, the view count started to go down, and there it was, Thai, spamming in chat, saying, ‘haha I banned everyone.’ It turns out, in a twist, you would have never expected it ⁠— Thai had everything going for him,” Sweeney said.

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“I didn’t know Thai was going to be the Judas to the Jesus in this situation ⁠— it was the ultimate betrayal. Everybody in my chat got banned by Thai. There was no more chatters, just Thai.

“With a heavy heart, I had to ban Thai and then go to my YouTube studio and unblock literally every single one of my YouTube chatters and then apologize that I hired Thai.”

Sweeneytv YouTube mod betrayal
YouTube: Sweeneytv
Sweeney was betrayed by Thai Nguyen in the worst way possible.

While Sweeney did end up hitting his goals from the stream and had a great time, he might spend a bit more time vetting his moderators for future broadcasts ⁠— not just a random few questions in chat.

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“The moral of the story is don’t hire your mod immediately in chat if you don’t recognize them. I should have known because he didn’t have a profile picture, but I just admire Thai’s confidence ⁠— I thought Thai was going to be one of the good ones. I didn’t expect the betrayal.”