Chatty Part 2 – Moderating Effectively

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Introduction: In our previous article, we outlined how to download and setup Chatty, a useful tool for moderators on Twitch. This article will go deeper into the program so that users can become more effective in their moderation roles. Here are two tips to know before moving on: Keep in mind that context matters! Using […]

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Chatty Part 1 – Installation and Setup

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Streamer Square did a presentation covering useful tools that Twitch moderators can use. During the course of the show, WesCisa went over some basics of a program called “Chatty”. It is a widely used IRC program that helps to effectively moderate chats. Today, we are showing our readers how to get this program and set […]

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Bots! Making them work for you. Part 1: Choosing a bot and basic commands

Bots! Making them work for you. Part 1: Choosing a Bot and Basic Commands

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When it comes to moderation and community engagement, chat bots are an excellent place to start. Bots can automate tasks to ease the burden not only on yourself as a streamer, but on your mod team as well. We’re not here to tell you which bots are the best, as each bot can bring something […]

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Protecting Yourself Online – Moderators, Friends, and Your Circle of Trust

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Back in 2016, we published a helpful primer on protecting yourself as a streamer. The Internet and the progression of technology’s growth moves quickly, so we at StreamerSquare felt it was time to really dig into online security topics. You are the only advocate for personal safety on the internet. This can’t be stressed enough. […]

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Twitch Releases New Moderation Tools

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Moderators are the backbone to any great stream. Tirelessly working for the love of the stream, this job deserves so much praise and all the tools possible to make it as easy as possible. Twitch recognizes this and has released a handful of new features to make moderating a chat, even one going the speed […]

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Common Bot Commands

Common Bot Commands for Streamers

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Multitasking is a common theme among broadcasters. Handling production, ensuring quality, problem-solving, talking with chat, and more. As a result, many utilize channel bots to offload some of that work. It can make your life easier as an entertainer and provide more value to an audience. Why use Manually Triggered Commands? There’s a whole host […]

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Twitch AutoMod 2 Personalization Update

Twitch Releases AutoMod 2.0: The Personalization Update

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Late last week Twitch officially rolled out AutoMod 2.0: The Personalization Update and with it, three new features. This update looks to give broadcasters even more control over their chat but in some cases has actually led to a more restrictive experience. Upgraded Globally Banned Words List The Globally Banned Words list has been merged with […]

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Twitch Adds AutoMod to Improve Chat Moderation

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To build off the moderation improvements Twitch implemented a couple months back, Twitch introduces AutoMod as an added tool to assist with chat moderation. If ever there’s a message that the AutoMod thinks is harmful, the message will be held for an actual mod to approve or reject before it appears in chat. There are […]

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Finding a Role in the Streaming Community

Finding a Role in the Streaming Community

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How to Find a Role in the Community Without Being a Broadcaster If you’re like me, almost all of your day is spent sitting in front of the computer watching different Twitch streams. Let’s face it, Twitch is one of the greatest websites we have ever found. Where else can you combine your love for gaming […]

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Management Through Moderation TwitchCon 2016

Management Through Moderation: Bringing Value to the Streaming Table [TwitchCon 2016 Panel]

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For the complete list of panels, check out the main TwitchCon 2016 panel recap post. VoD link: https://www.twitch.tv/twitchconfrankerz/v/92636123?t=01h42m06s FrankerZ Theater Day Three Moderator: CohhCarnage Participants: theBoatman, triwar, barrycarlyon, Pal_me The easiest thing for a streamer to do is to find a moderator or community member who can take on things infrastructure related. When you notice […]

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New Chat Moderation Tools for Twitch

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Twitch has officially launched some cool new features for your chat moderators. This is the first batch of Twitch moderation tools that will really improve the viewers experience. Lets take a look at these new features: Moderator Action Attribution, Chat Rules, and Chat Delay. Moderator Action Attribution Twitch announced during PAX West that broadcasters would now be […]

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Twitch Ban Reasons

Twitch Adds Ban/Timeout Reasons

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In an effort to improve moderation tools, Twitch has added the ability for moderators to give reasons when timing out or banning bad users. Moderators can ban a user by typing /ban username or timeout a user with /timeout username seconds. To add a reason for why they are being banned or timed out, simply add […]

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Moderators: An Important Key to Building a Great Community

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Have you ever shown up to a party where you may not know everyone and as soon as you walk through the door are welcomed with open arms, are given a drink, and then are told to make yourself comfortable?  It’s like heaven, right?  That’s the kind of party you want to stay at for […]

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Moderators: The support group to every good streamer

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Ah, Moderators. The most trusted of a Streamer’s family. The many tasks that are assigned to Moderators make them one of the most important pieces to the success of a stream as well. You want to choose someone that can be trusted, upholds all standards, and understands the rules and general vibe of the channel. […]

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Selecting Moderators

Selecting Moderators for Your Channel

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Moderators, aka mods, are essential for ALL streams and communities alike. Trying to juggle a stream, play the game AND monitor chat is virtually impossible. Sure you can pause the game, purge or ban someone in the chat and then resume the game but this is a good way to make viewers grow tired of […]

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