Thursday, August 23, 2018

Illness & YouTube attacks

Seems I may have caught something, this is draining my energy to be able to continue streaming.  I will still stream when I can, but there's no guarantee I'll be doing it as often as I have been if I don't even have the energy to get out of bed...  It appears I may be missing some Fortnite dailies because of this also, this is perhaps the one thing that keeps me running the game every 1 to 3 days, but I can't let my health go to shit because I don't want to have a cutoff on gaining new dailies, I'll just have to take my losses...

Aside from that, I'm currently having an issue on YouTube (again).  Seems somebody actually succeeded in hitting the channel with a false report that YouTube accepted, the result is I have a 3 month strike against it, which lead to this review (5th one on YouTube already, none of them positive) being written in response to it.  New videos & comment moderation has been put on hold on my YouTube channel until the strike period is over; that means if the appeal isn't accepted, the YouTube channel will be getting no further videos or user comments going public (unless a user is on the whitelist) until at least 11/21/2018...  The video that was removed was re-uploaded to the same domain the review was written on regardless & I was able to pull the description from the linked video on my Steam account, so it's still accessible through my personal site, however it's expected there may be more strikes getting piled on top of this one (this video was back from 2014 when I still played Destiny, I expect whoever is responsible will find more videos to complain about; we already know that iBreezyy is organizing attacks against my channels through his & it's expected his actions are to blame for what I received today, these details were including in the appeal when filed with YouTube, including the information regarding the police report, something that has already been reported to Twitch, but I didn't have the ability to file against him on YouTube until now).

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

StreamElements added to channel

I have now added StreamElements to my channel, primarily as a bot for moderation against those who keep breaking the rules in chat, however I have left a few of the statistical commands functional.  Currently I don't have a system for use of the points, perhaps in the future I might use them for game key giveaways (still have a number of them sitting in a TXT file for Steam, as well as a couple on Uplay).

For those who have proven they can be decent in the channel, I've added them to a list to make it so auto-moderation won't be as strict on them, however abusive language or discrimination will hit even moderators (if I ever add any beyond StreamElements), that restriction will not be removed even from subscribers (via Patreon).

I haven't set up a tip option yet, however I will probably do this as soon as I get a chance; currently the only method to donate is on Patreon & this is recurring (meaning it's a monthly donation until you cancel).

EDIT:  I've decided to set up a shop where people who have enough points on my channel can redeem them towards perks, currently this is in the form of activation keys I have had sitting around for a while (a few of them may have expired, let me know if you run into problems after activating them).  The easiest way to gain points is to donate, donations will award points equal to 100 points per dollar donated; subscribing at the minimum on Patreon to gain access to the giveaway list (giveaways I've dug up on the web that you can grab yourself), you'd be getting 500 points per month (in addition to viewer, follower & hosting points).  Note that the activation keys have a cooldown of a week, so if you're going to get one, make sure you get the one of most interest first; the cooldown is to make sure that everybody gets a chance to get a key & it's not limited to just one person with a ton of points.  I have issued points to a number of people on my long-time friend/viewer lists, as well as those who have been hosting/auto-hosting my channel.