One thing is that users can block you on Twitch if you make jokes about them or harass them in any sort of manner. But that is not the worst thing that could happen to you. If one or several people block you, you won’t be able to send them messages, but other than that, your Twitch experience won’t be limited.
In this short article, we will teach you how to not get banned on Twitch by avoiding certain words.
But if you go too far and use one of the words we are going to list in this article. You can receive up to a lifetime ban on Twitch. If you receive a ban on Twitch, you will generally get 1 to a 30-day suspension. But in some cases, especially if several people report you for harassment or discrimination, threats, or something like this. You can receive a lifetime IP ban.
Even though you can complain that these kinds of bans are against freedom of speech laws, Twitch has its own terms of service, and if you simply break them, you can be banned, and there is nothing that you can do about it. When you have signed up, you have agreed to these rules, and from that point on, you should have been following them.
Banned words on Twitch
This list keeps growing, and we try to do our best to make it up to date. All the words are prohibited for chatters and also streamers. Unfortunately, some big streamers might get away with a lot more than you if you are just using Twitch for watching streams and chatting.
List of words you can’t say on Twitch
If you want to download the full list, click here.
Also, emoticons that should hinder one of these words are prohibited.
But these are just banned words. There are many more things that you cannot say on Twitch. It is not about the words but about what you are going to do.
As we have mentioned before, any kind of harassment is prohibited on the Twitch platform.
You could be banned for any kind of offensive chatting or if you are streaming for offensive speech. What does it mean? If you promote or encourage discrimination, harassment, or violent speech surrounding these subjects:
- Gender identity
- Ethnicity or race
- Religious beliefs
- Sexual orientation
Also, if you are going to engage in “violent” chatting around people due to their medical conditions or disabilities, you can get banned pretty fast as well. Also, some users have reported that they have been banned for making mean jokes about someone’s age or physical characteristics.
How long ban can you receive for offensive speech?
Depending on how serious your violation was, if your chatting broke several rules, you might not ever see your Twitch account again. Also, what takes into account is your previous history. Was this your first “offense”? Have you engaged in multiple interactions like these? If yes, you might lose your account.
Have someone harassed you on Twitch? If yes, click here to find out how you can report(ban) someone on Twitch.