One of the more interesting things that slipped out of the recent Twitch leak is the existence of the so-called “No banned list,” is essentially a list of well-known anchors, whose accounts should not be suspended or banned for violating the rules. But according to a Washington post Reporting (and careful checking of the list), this is not a full exemption from the rules of the most popular (and profitable) people on the platform, but a pre-review system designed to prevent well-known anchors from being exposed for minor violations Or misunderstand, give guidance.
“This is a way to quickly post banners to the duty administrators so they don’t blindly ban other administrators or well-known employees [member] Because of something stupid,” a former Twitch administrator told the site.
This list is out of date. According to multiple sources, it is about five years old and is intended to be used with an internal tool called “Better Desk”, which is no longer used on Twitch. The age of the list reflects how much Twitch has changed in five years. It protects nick_28t, auditusaofficial and ageprimesp from being banned for streaming “non-gaming” content. Twitch did not allow non-game streaming until the end of 2015, when it launched Twitch Creative and hosted a very healthy Bob Ross Marathon. Twitch IRL did not follow up until a year later.
“The’do not ban’ list is more like’do not ban this channel for x’ [list],” another former employee told the Washington Post.[It was] Basically a way to add a red notification to the report [a] Channel, let the administrator who handles the report know that there are some agreements or allow the channel to do certain things. It is usually used to allow what we now call IRL stream. “
Some of the anchors on the list do seem to have a certain degree of protection against a wide range of bad behaviors. For example, complaints about the notorious toxic streamers RiceGum and loltyler1 will be promoted to specific moderators instead of immediate action. The other entries in the list are clearly intended to avoid erroneous operations based on more specific circumstances.
The Geek and Sundry channel will not be suspended for “non-games in game talk shows” (again, this list existed before Twitch became a relatively open streaming platform today), and Djwheat-Twitch host Marcus “DjWHEAT” Graham-has a “minor” mark because he often takes his children to live broadcasts and is reported for live broadcasts with minors. The almighty “don’t ban for any reason” belongs to Twitch’s co-founder and CEO Emmett “Sarbandia” Shear.However, my favorite must be the “inappropriate username” sign on the jobranal327 account-I can only guess that this is due to a specific four-letter string in the middle of their Twitch handle
A Twitch spokesperson confirmed that the list is outdated and no longer in use—in fact, the entire audit system it surrounds no longer exists. The review of complaints from Twitch partners was once promoted to a separate partner behavior team, but in 2019, the system was changed so that complaints about behavior of all anchors are handled by Twitch’s Trust and Security Operations Department. The goal of the change is to ensure that the review of all anchors on the platform is more consistent and standardized.
Some Twitch review issues are still a mystery. For example, in 2020, one of its most popular anchors was banned from disrespecting Dr. Twitch has not publicly explained the reason. That and other high-profile bans seem to indicate that, at least in some cases, the company is willing to give up popular figures. Despite repeated offenses, others seem to have escaped the long-term consequences: Caitlin “Amouranth” Siragusa is one of the highest paid anchors on Twitch, and she recently returned to the platform after her fifth suspension in two years.