If you’re a viewer on a channel you may sometimes get auto-moderated and you’ll get a message which says “Your message wasn’t posted due to conflicts with the channel’s moderation settings” with no further details than this.
Most channels are moderated and they’ll have a list of words which are automatically banned but sometimes it might be triggered too easily and it can even be triggered by the mods.
What does this message actually mean and how can you find a way around it?
What does “your message wasn’t posted due to conflicts with the channel’s moderation settings” actually mean?
This message only comes up when it has been auto-moderated and not a manual action by a streamer or a moderator – when it is manual the message “this message has been removed by a moderator” comes up.
It can mean one of two things –
- Your message contained a word or phrase in the streamer’s settings – This can be trigger both by users and mods. The streamer has set words or phrases they do not want in their chat inside Twitch.tv’s own banned words list. No one can override these.
- Your message contained a word or phrase blocked by a moderation bot – A bot used by the streamer has auto-blocked the word from appearing. Mods may be able to see this list.
So, if you see this message in chat those are the reasons.
What to do if you see this message
You can often read back your message and decipher pretty quickly what word or phrase triggered the message. Oftentimes it is blatant which word it was and you may already know beforehand. Othertimes, however, it can be triggered completely innocently by a word which can change its meaning easily by context.
Some examples of common words which can be harshly moderated are violent words such as “kill” and “die” and sexual words such as “hard” and “erect”. It seems obvious why typing these in would bring up “your message wasn’t posted due to conflicts with the channel’s moderation settings” but at the same time it seems obvious why they shouldn’t be moderated.
However, the streamer is king and if they don’t want that word to appear in their chat it is their right to do so – they have a livelihood to protect and do not want to lose affiliate or partner over their chat content.
What you shouldn’t do if you see this message
The best course of action when you see this message is to check your words and not repeat them, simple as that. If you do think that an error has been made then you could whisper a mod but it’s not going to be worth the effort.
The reason being is that content creators are well within their rights to block whatever word they want and as a viewer it should be respected. If you don’t like it that much then the option to unfollow is always there.