A few days ago, Fortnite streams Ben "DrLupo" Lupo found himself in a situation that has become regrettable at Twitch. A subscriber called him "cancer". He forbade them but with a warning: If they wrote an excuse letter, they could come back.
DrLupo, a frequent player of Twitch's top-rated Ninja, has grown to be one of the most popular streamers in its own right with over 2 million fans. While trying to keep up with his conversation, moderation is not something he can be very hands-on with due to the sheer, overwhelming avalanche of information that always thwarts his second screen – and also, you know the whole thing is good to video games for living "things that use most of his attention. Moderators handle chat for him, and even then it's an overwhelming job.
However, streamers still set the standard for what is acceptable in their communities, and here DrLupo found a unique way to do it. He made a simple but unusual request from his former subscriber: He said he would unban them "if they wrote me a thousand words essay explaining why it was wrong to say that and why they were sorry." They did, and DrLupo wrote the letter in full (minus identifying information) on Twitter.
"Cancer is often used as a" joke "on the internet, as it can be used as" so and so is cancer "or" this is cancer, "& # 39; read a part of the letter. "Cancer is something over 15 million people suffer from .15 million. To put it in perspective, it's enough to fill the world's largest stadium about 115 times. And I'm really sorry to want this terrible disease on you."  The seer also talked for a long time about the courage of people who fight cancer and admitted that they just made a joke about it for attention. "It's okay if you do not accept my apology or even unban me, like what I did was disgusting," they wrote. "All I'm asking is to hear me out and if you feel I deserve a shot at redemption, I'd be glad to take it."
DrLupo said he unbanned the tab, so it is for now, anyway. He also noted that he rejects other common internet persecution as well. It's a rarity on Twitch, but it's good to see, especially given how many younger viewers DrLupo has. DrLupo is inconceivable about the fact that he is a dad, and he brings a mentality to streaming that others can learn from in loco parentis .
That said, he will not divorce from people who do not try to learn from all this. Earlier today, a viewer who had obviously said tweeted into his talk, and in most troll-y of fashion he said that "DrLupo has cancer." They were immediately banned. DrLupo said that they could try to write a 1000 word excuse letter if they wanted to, but told them that "you do not want to be unbanned because you are an idiot."