Not sure if you’ve read the Rules of Conduct on recently, or at all for that matter, but they’ve just decided to amp it up a bit. If you’re on this site, you obviously know what Twitch.tv is and I don’t have to waste any time explaining. You also probably know that the live streamers are generally supposed to be streaming their favorite video game, with the exception of talk shows and a few other things. That being said, people may have been taking advantage of some other “things” to get viewers, followers, and even subscribers for their Twitch Channel. Twitch has always had things on their “Rules” about self destructive behavior, such as harming yourself or drinking to much, even “don’t break the law” and obvious things like racism and more are listed. Now that more people have begun taking advantage of other assets they may or may not have, Twitch needed to add more rules to differentiate what is appropriate for the site and what’s not.
We’ll take a direct quote right from Twitch’s Rules on this one. Twitch shows the following:
Okay. This may or may not have already been listed on the Twitch Rules section but I felt it is necessary to bring up just before the new “Dress Code”. Twitch is not a new live XXX Webcam site that you should join if you’re looking to promote nudity, sex or any other explicit content for money. One would think that that’s obvious information, but maybe not so much.
The new “Dress Code”
Onto the main attraction. The Dress Code. Check out what Twitch has added to their Rules of Conduct below.
I was going to start talking about this by saying “my favorite part of it is…”, but I have so many favorite parts! I guess if I had to pick one it’s the friendly little “We sell t-shirts, and those are always acceptable. #Kappa”. You just have to picture the Kappa after because that’s really the face Twitch is making. Another great one is the first line “Nerds are sexy, and you’re all magnificent, beautiful creatures, but let’s try and keep this about the games, shall we?”. Nerds are definitely sexy, but I think they’re more so trying to remind everyone that they are a Video Game Streaming website, not an explicit naked cam site! Another thing I think is great is the fact that they applied it to both male and female broadcasters. Sure, one could say that they were just trying to cover their own a**, but I think they were actually doing it because even men were trying to get in on the half naked action by taking off their shirts for streams. I don’t know about you, but that usually caused me to leave a stream, but apparently it worked for some people!
I personally think this is a great thing for Twitch to add in, and was completely necessary to draw attention to. As they said, let’s try to keep this about the games! Not sure if you all agree, but I’d love to hear your opinions on the matter below! Hope you enjoyed the update and like the new Dress Code in the Twitch Rules of Conduct. #DressCode