Organised Chaos Posted 23 May, 2017 Share Posted 23 May, 2017 Hello all. I have been watching casino streams on YouTube for well over a year now - all starting with Nickslots when he had only a few viewers on his casino streams. To this day I still love watching Nick, and have seen the viewership on his YouTube channel naturally evolve to well over 15 times what he used to have. I have also branched out and started watching many other casino streamers - mainly the ones accredited by Casino Grounds (Kim, David Labowsky, Slotspinner, Casinomon) because I know they are genuine and legit. But there are one or two other streamers like RocknRolla who I also really enjoy watching. As a result of this, I have come across many weird and wonderful characters in the chats, the vast majority of whom are decent people just there to enjoy the stream and have a laugh in the chat. Don't get me wrong, I know there are occasionally some people in the chat who make vile comments and try to spoil the chat, but the majority of the people are just there to have a laugh - myself included. In fact, the YouTube chat plays an integral part in why I even watch a lot of the streamers in the first place. Over the last few months though, the quality of the chat has been ruined - and not because of YouTube viewers either. It is in fact because of the over-eager moderators who are on these channels. Some of these moderators don't seem to understand what "banter" is and seem to ban / time-out long serving YouTubers for anything and everything. In general, the problems I have seen are below: 1. Some moderators are out of touch with sarcasm, dark humour and general banter. This type of chat was allowed long before they even arrived on the scene. But now it seems it is no longer allowed anymore. Why is this? 2. Certain moderators, who clearly don't like each other, happen to moderate on the same YouTube streamers channel, causing a toxic atmosphere. Why is this? 3. Certain moderators seem to have come from absolutely no where and are now moderating on every streamers channel - and not particularly doing a good job either. Why is this? 4. Certain moderators are two-faced and talk shit about some YouTube streamers behind their backs, but then to my surprise I find them moderating on their very channels. Why is this? I have deliberately left out the names of these moderators in question, because I don't want it to be a personal attack on anyone. But I will happily release the names of the people, if requested. At the end of the day, you have to be an adult to gamble, therefore meaning that all of the casino streams are for an adult audience. Again, I will reiterate that genuine vile comments, racism, bullying or discrimination of any sort should be dealt with accordingly. But there has been a hell of a lot of comments which should be classed as harmless fun, yet the people have been banned, timed out or had comments deleted. YouTube chat is renowned for having more "banter" than Twitch chat, so maybe certain "stricter" moderators should be assigned to Twitch only. Or certain moderators with certain "banter" thresholds should only be assigned to certain streamers. I don't know exactly how to fully address this issue, but what I do know is that I haven't even participated in any YouTube chats for the last 6 weeks, and it is for the reasons mentioned above why this is the case. If you think I am wrong with what I've said then I am open to any comments which you may have. Thanks. Link to comment
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