Twitch Etiquette

If you are new to twitch, please consider acting in accordance with these guidelines.

Every Stream is Different: While these guidelines apply for our own stream, you should certainly check with another streamer’s rules on how to conduct yourself. First impressions are everything. As large as Twitch is, it is actually a pretty small community where you can get a bad name for yourself quickly, even if it’s accidentally.

Advertising: Don’t promote your stream, or someone else’s stream, unless the streamer asks you to. Folks that are “regulars” of the stream are given a thumbs-up, however, if you’re brand new to the stream, you probably should hang out and get to know us before using our chat room / stream as your spam channel. This will only get you banned from our channel and also give the person you’re promoting a black mark as well. Don’t do this in anyone’s streams before asking first.

Popping into a chat room saying you’re about to start streaming is a definite no-no. It’s rude.

“I Have an E-Fed” or “My Wrestler is in Sally’s E-Fed”: This is a subset of the “Advertising” section. Unless the streamer has directly asked you about your own E-Fed or what E-Feds your wrestler is in, you should refrain from talking about this in public chat. By doing so, you are taking the attention away from the streamer’s own E-Fed and/or stream. We understand there are a lot of E-Feds out there or that you may be proud of your own Wrestler’s accomplishments; that is fair: We just ask you to consider that you may want to ask first before discussing your own E-Fed.

In our own channel, we prefer you to not discuss other E-Feds or your Wrestler(s) that are participating in other E-Feds unless we directly ask you. The reason being is that the results in those E-Feds have zero impact on what is happening here and we prefer the focus of our channel to be on our own E-Fed or your Wrestler’s results from this E-Fed.

Just Waiting For X to Start Stream: This is a subset of the “Advertising” section. Coming into someone else’s stream saying you are only here because you’re waiting for another streamer to start is extremely rude and would likely get you kicked out of anyone’s stream. Don’t do it.

You’re Bored: If you’re bored with the stream content or were bored in general it’s rude to actually type that in chat. Not every stream is going to “the one” for you. If you’re bored with the content, there is no need to actually say so in the chat unless the streamer literally asks the chat room to do so. This falls under trolling and will get you banned. If you don’t have anything good to say, a good rule of thumb is to not say it.

Begging for Subs: You should never ask anyone to gift you a sub. You are not required to sub to us. It’s okay if you can’t. We do have very generous viewers that occasionally gift subs to the stream, if you stick around, you just might get one.

Begging (in General): In general, you should refrain from begging for pebbles, match cash-ins, etc. Overall, it’s bad form.

Asking to be a Mod or VIP: You should never ask anyone to make you a Moderator or a VIP. In most cases, a Twitch streamer will hand-pick users they know to help them moderate their chat. For VIPs, each Twitch streamer is different, however, asking for VIP is considered extremely rude.

Lurkers are Okay: If you see someone lurking in chat, as a rule of thumb, you should never call them out. They are likely lurking for a pretty good reason.

I Sent You a DM: Letting me know you’ve sent me a DM is fine; I’ll look at it when I can. However, please refrain from telling others you’ve sent them a DM in our chat. If you’ve sent them a DM, cool, there is literally no reason to state that in our public chat. Either they’ll see it when they see it, or, if it’s super important, message them somewhere else to get their attention. Our chat is not meant for that.

Spamming: Spamming your own stream’s emotes is generally frowned upon in most streams. We don’t mind when our friends use their emotes, or emotes from another stream they’re subbed to, however, as a newcomer in general, you probably shouldn’t do that in someone’s stream unless you get permission first.

Trolling / Politics / Real World Issues: Unless the stream is specifically for discussing politics or other real world issues, you should NOT do so in our stream. Occasionally we will broach a topic or two, however, it is generally not common. Read the room.

Game Direction: As a rule of thumb you should never tell the streamer what game to play. They’ve typically got a schedule and will be playing the streams that they want to or have had planned with the community. As you get to know a particular streamer, they may ask you or the chat community what game they should be playing next.

Who to Raid: Unless the Streamer has specifically asked, you should never tell the streamer who to raid. Every streamer has their methods to determine who to raid for a multitude of reasons.