Quoting: Lotus Flower
Just got an email from justin.tv, they suspended my account. The email did not specify why, only a list of possible reasons why an account may be suspended. Quoting: Dr. Astro
What sort of possible reasons?
Here are official terms of service "thou shall nots." I don't see "astronomy" or "non-video game video" listed...
BY USING THE TWITCH SERVICE YOU AGREE NOT TO:
use the Twitch Service for any purposes other than to disseminate or receive original or appropriately licensed content and/or to access the Twitch Service as such services are offered by Twitch;
rent, lease, loan, sell, resell, sublicense, distribute or otherwise transfer the licenses granted herein or any Materials (as defined in section 13, below);
post, upload, or distribute any defamatory, libelous, or inaccurate Broadcaster Content or other content;
post, upload, or distribute any Broadcaster Content or other content that is unlawful or that a reasonable person could deem to be objectionable, offensive, indecent, pornographic, invasive of anotherís privacy, harassing, threatening, embarrassing, distressing, vulgar, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or otherwise inappropriate;
impersonate any person or entity, falsely claim an affiliation with any person or entity, or access the Twitch Service accounts of others without permission, forge another personsí digital signature, misrepresent the source, identity, or content of information transmitted via the Twitch Service, or perform any other similar fraudulent activity;
delete the copyright or other proprietary rights on the Twitch Service or Broadcaster Content;
make unsolicited offers, advertisements, proposals, or send junk mail or spam to other Users of the Twitch Service. This includes, but is not limited to, unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or other solicitation material, bulk mailing of commercial advertising, chain mail, informational announcements, charity requests, petitions for signatures, promotional giveaways (such as raffles and contests), and other similar activities;
use the Twitch Service for any illegal purpose, or in violation of any local, state, national, or international law, including, without limitation, laws governing intellectual property and other proprietary rights, and data protection and privacy;
defame, harass, abuse, threaten or defraud Users of the Twitch Service, or collect, or attempt to collect, personal information about Users or third parties without their consent;
use the Twitch Service if you are under the age of thirteen (13) years old;
remove, circumvent, disable, damage or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Twitch Service or Broadcaster Content, features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content accessible through the Twitch Service, or features that enforce limitations on the use of the Twitch Service or Broadcaster Content;
reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the Twitch Service or any part thereof, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation;
modify, adapt, translate or create derivative works based upon the Twitch Service or any part thereof, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation;
intentionally interfere with or damage operation of the Twitch Service or any userís enjoyment of them, by any means, including uploading or otherwise disseminating viruses, adware, spyware, worms, or other malicious code;
relay email from a third partyís mail servers without the permission of that third party;
use any robot, spider, scraper, or other automated means to access the Twitch Service for any purpose or bypass any measures Twitch may use to prevent or restrict access to the Twitch Service;
manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Broadcaster Content transmitted through the Service; or
interfere with or disrupt the Twitch Service or servers or networks connected to the Twitch Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Twitch Service.
Here's their catch-all clause to fuck you over for any reason or no reason at all, which is no doubt what they would rely on if I made this into a civil suit:
Termination; Terms of Service Violations.
You agree that Twitch, in its sole discretion, for any or no reason, and without penalty, may terminate any account (or any part thereof) you may have with Twitch or your use of the Twitch Service and remove and discard all or any part of your account, User profile, and any Broadcaster Content, at any time.
Fuck 'em. I'm done with non-astronomy streaming services, period. I'm sure they all have a similar catch-all clause and I'm 2 for 2 on being banned. NSN is simple, 4 rules, and they understand amateur astronomy. The hardest is going to be the no foul language rule; I'm responsible for the behavior of you all in chat. I know I'm going to have to heavily police it.