Resources for Twitch
Resources for Twitch is my newer comprehensive guide and list to some of the tools and bots that are out there both the hate raid and the good bots. This post won’t have a lot of paragraphs but will link back to some of my older posts. This is my way of giving back to the twitch community by way of writing a few of these posts!
Resources for Twitch – Hate Raid or Bad Bots
A quiet listing of a few of the bots going around each other’s channels (WARNNG there could be some overlap/doubles) Remember to use /ban in your chat channel:
- JudgeJudySiayer (Note: Not JudgeJudySlayer with an L)
Please note that these are NOT the final listing of any of these it is Sept 12th 2021 and they continue to multiply. My resources for this list are as follows:
Why Not Commander Root & Alternatives
Resources for Twitch should include a reason why Commander Root is a “at risk” tool to use and what alternatives there are out there. There’s a major disconnect on who what where and why we should just accept a tool and lump it.
Commander Root’s tool is an at risk environment, it doesn’t know the difference sometimes between a full bot and a non-bot. It can also take temporarily suspended accounts off and BLOCK them from your personal side of your channel. It’s remove followers tool became the #1 way to clear out the follow bots – which in terms of that Commander Root’s at risk tool is good. Twitch isn’t known for being able to remove your follower count very quickly. After you’re done using it to spy on your peers, and nervously remove 900 bots from your follower count – stop using it. Beyond that, it’s dangerous unless you know what you’re doing.
It’s not that the tool is an issue or against ToS – that sort of reasoning is yet to be proven. It’s that unless you’re clearly aware of what you’re doing, you could literally yeet EVERYONE from your follower count. This is a warning that while I haven’t had that happen to me – I have had it block/and or remove and ban an actual REAL LIFE friend’s account from my follower list. They somehow got suspended for a week, someone probably assumed they were a hate raid bot (and they’re not) and Twitch took action.
Alternatively you can find things that work automatically or just ban things on your own with the help of mods. The automatic tools like Commander Root and other bot banning software are hard on twitch’s servers and rate limit and CAN get you in hot water with Twitch for overuse. Your best bet is to only use commander root if you need to remove bulk followers after a follow/hate raid. After that, just start thwapping things by hand.
Bots that ARE good to use or even external tools are in this list below and linked where appropriate:
- SeryBot – SeryCode’s New USER RUN Twitch Bot to help with HateRaid Twhappping.
- Streamlabs (They have a new Safety Button)
- StreamElements (i’d imagine you could turn a command into A “panic button”)
- Security On Twitch: How to Protect your Community as a Streamer ( I have some resources on here for a stream deck solution)
- NightBot (Really awesome so you have access to your chat logs so you can legit see what was said, when you go to poke twitch about the stupidity)
There HAVE BEEN OTHERS but right now i’m struggling to find the actual resources i’d signed up for – because a lot of services are just popping up left and right. You can however if you know what you’re doing, (and I know someone working on it) use a Raspberry PI set up and make your own small twitch bot. It may not work as hefty as SeryBot or even NightBot, but if you’re up for doing something in Python code – and you’re bored one night why not?
WARNING: Places that can lead your ACCOUNT IN DEEP DOO DO WITH TWITCH
The following images are of searches or things that may lead you into the depths of being sued by twitch, banned from twitch or otherwise. GreaseMonkey/TamperMonkey isn’t the issue, more so it’s coded scripts that others have uploaded. Be aware these are merely the SMALL end of the issue rather than the coded army of hoss bots. The gallery itself also contains images from previous posts which will be linked below.
- Communication: We’ve all been Tiny Once! (A Twitch Related Rant)
- Raids on Twitch: A few bots to watch out for
- Corporate Nonsense : Twitch Updates for Streamers
- Not My Article – The Verge Reports on the Suing of Hate Raiders
- #TwitchBlackout Supporting Your Fellow Creators
Resource Credits – Twitch or Twitter Users i’ve screencapped:
Did it hurt? When you read that email from Twitch and they totally put the responsibility back on content creators while also pretending to help because “WE’RE MAKING VIDEOS AND PUTTING LINKS IN A PLACE” and they’re still keeping half?
— megggg (@meggggcrafts) September 4, 2021
- VPN’s On Twitch
Also reporting that there is a PRIVACY intrusive site for twitch users that lets you find out who a person is moderating. I refuse to link to it here but i’ll screenshot it.
So when you went to the site, it would also tell you who you were moderating and list them. I Frankly DO NOT like this as it gives people an option to come after moderators or users in general. I added my username (as iv’e rebranded lol) and figured out who I’d been moderating. I won’t show you that information, that’s up to the channels i moderate!