Streamer accidentally deletes all his followers while trying to purge bots
Even in 2022, bots remain a problem on Twitch. A flood of bot accounts spamming their channel or clogging their followers list is not something streamers want to deal with. There are many ways to get rid of bots from your channel.
This is the key word “properly” and you will see from the headline where it is heading. Evan Gao , streamer, had (and is still having) a nightmare after he accidentally blocked all of his followers except from the bot account he was trying remove. Whoops.
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Gao was targeted by bot followers and tried to use a follower removal tool to purge them. He didn’t realize that he had not read the instructions correctly until everything went wrong. He accidentally blocked more than 6000 real followers and was only aware of it after some of his chat friends pointed it out.
“Dude! Are you kidding? Is there any way to reverse this? Oh, dude. He said, “Nooo, I didn’t click apply filters”, as he realized what had happened.
You can delete followers and add filters for people who have followed you at a specific time. I chose today’s date. I also selected the time before bot following occurred. I then selected the time after it happened. He explained that he clicked “remove all followers below” after he had understood what was wrong. I did not click the funny button that said ‘apply filters’. Instead of blocking everyone who followed me in the five-minute window, I blocked all of them since the creation of my channel. I was left with 232 followers. All of them were bots.
The streamer currently has around 400 followers. He still has a lot of work to do before reaching the same number. The virality of the accidental purge clip is growing rapidly, so he may even get more followers than he had before. That would be a good thing. Next time, he’ll always remember to hit the “apply filters” button.