bv310 wrote:99% of the time it's awesome in there. Usually only one or two spots where people get to be chunguses. This week it happened to be in interactions with more prominent names, so it was really visible.
This is probably going to be an unpopular opinion, but I really don't agree. Compared to other channels, I think LRR chat is really good. We have a very active and fair mod team, and a lot of the regular users are great. And really, the calls of "LRR chat is best chat" speak to the strength of those individuals, because it pretty much all stems from them. But honestly, I've felt uncomfortable in chat for a few months now, and more often than not I'll keep it closed until the streamer comments on something that seems interesting/safe enough to open it back up. I know I'm not the only one who does it, and I also know that there have been new people to chat that ended up leaving (though hopefully still watching the stream) because of the way things were going in chat. IT definitely isn't just a case of streaming a popular game and getting rando's either. Honestly, the rando's don't do much damage to the chat, because they tend to get themselves banned or timed out shortly after making their presence known. It also just seems to be spilling over more and isn't just limited to that one particular stream.
I've actually started writing posts about it before, but never followed through with posting for fear of being crucified. I also really have no idea what to possibly suggest to fix it, especially without sounding insulting. I really can't stress how many good chat regulars we have that really do make it a good place. And a lot of the time it is really good, but definitely not 99% of the time, and it's more than just one or two people that stir up trouble. What really sucks is sometimes just closing chat isn't enough, because it spills over to the streamer and just sours the overall mood of the stream.