The popular Twitch streamer nicknamed Indiefoxx recently claimed that an indefinite ban from the Amazon-owned platform is a cruel and unusual form of punishment. Since Twitch has a reputation for such bans, the streamer decided to speak out about the issues plaguing many content creators on the platform.
Although Twitch is a popular platform for many people to stream live content, sometimes people who create content and earn a living through the live service are hit with bans for violating Twitch’s terms of service, but sometimes these bans seem to be everywhere, even indefinitely. occur. Streamer Indiefoxx is no stranger to such bans. After being banned from the platform for nearly two years, Indiefoxx’s ban was finally lifted, allowing her to return to the account that helped her grow her audience. Despite being welcomed back to the platform, the streamer recently made some choices about how Twitch handles the ban.
Indiefoxx said in a recent tweet that the indefinite ban from Twitch is cruel and unusual punishment for streamers. She elaborated on the statement, claiming that for those who stream for a full-time living, not knowing when they will be able to continue their work is a terrible punishment. Since Indiefoxx has first-hand experience with lengthy suspensions, it only makes sense for her to speak out on the matter.
Despite all the Twitch drama, bans are one of the most notorious issues streamers have to deal with in their careers. Indiefoxx believes a better solution is to first ban a streamer for a month rather than banning streamers indefinitely, as that is already punishing enough, and the platform should avoid completely banning streamers permanently unless there are legal issues involved.
Sometimes it seems like big name Twitch streamers are getting banned on an almost daily basis. While these bans are justified, Indiefoxx may have something to do with the nature of the indefinite ban on streaming. Not only have these bans frustrated many fans of streamers, but the long-term bans have also affected people’s livelihoods. Unless the reason for the ban is serious, Twitch might benefit from the idea of Indiefoxx imposing a ban for only one month, so creators can at least realize what they did wrong and learn from their mistakes, rather than being forced into exile for a period of time unknown time.