As a Streamer, you're entrusted with a number of basic responsibilities. Being in a more visible position, you are expected to exhibit humility, common sense and a sense of showmanship. No one is getting paid to do this, but, in my honest opinion, streaming is an extremely rewarding and fun experience.
On Vinesauce Vidya, streamers should consider themselves guests at my home. I take suggestions into account frequently and closely work with other streamers to solve problems, make things better, etc; BUT, I'm a firm believer in the old saying that too many cooks in the kitchen spoil the soup. I think it's best for us to have one clear cut decision maker. Now, anyone that knows me is aware of what kind of person I am. I would never intentionally go out of my way to make someone feel like shit nor would I intentionally try to fuck this site up. That being said, hosting such a wide variety of streamers with the power and abilities to do both of those things, I've decided to write up a list of things I feel important for out streamers to do/avoid:
-Viewers- Please avoid fighting with viewers, especially if they hold a differing opinion than yourself. We have a large and busy chat. People are bound to disagree with you, as they've disagreed with me countless times. It's best to either ignore said comments, or be as polite as possible when expressing your viewpoint. Rage-quitting because a viewer dislikes your stream, has a differing opinion is heavily frowned upon and will really turn a lot of people against you.
-Streamers- If you are to be revered as a good streamer, you must win over the crowd. More importantly, you must win over the other streamers. At Vinesauce, we try to maintain a close-knit group. Trying to stream can sometimes degenerate into a free-for-all. Things go a lot smoother when we're friendly with each other or at the very least accommodating to each other. Not everyone will get to stream whenever and whatever they'd like.
-Bans- Do not secretly gang up on viewer you may not like behind my back. Bans are to be handed out as a last resort for extreme stupidity. In a past case, a streamer helped organize flag-bans against specific viewers in the chat. If I discover anyone is doing that, they're gone instantly.
-The Art of Streaming: Part 1- Be entertaining, but don't ham it up too much. Once you overcome the initial nervousness of streaming, it's best to just be yourself. Going too far over the top can come across as desperate or just plain silly. You don't need to create a wacky character for yourself to be a memorable or unique streamer. Use common sense to dictate where you draw your line.
-The Art of Streaming: Part 2- Try to draw your viewers into the experience a bit. I once saw a guy stream Final Fantasy 9 whilst playing metal instead of listening to the game audio. Not only is that just a shame (FF9 has one of my favorite soundtracks), but he barely spoke to his audience. It's good to have fun and do dumb things with some streams (IE: Dick Creatures in Spore), but other games demand a different kind of tone. Adjust your style depending on the game.
-Frequency of Streams- If you are a streamer here and you stream less than once every month so, something's wrong. I don't like to clutter the streamer list, so adding new people to cover dead time isn't really an option. If you lose the desire to stream, tell me. If you can't stream because something important has come up, tell me. If that something important is playing video games and/or streaming for another stream, you will not be considered for a second chance if you fuck up.
-Autopilot, etc- If you get autopilot privileges and tamper with someone else's material, you will lose your privileges. If you dislike another streamers videos, either talk to them about it in a mature and adult way, or leave me a message about it. That applies for anything really. If you disagree with another streamer, do your best to maintain your composure. Play the blame game and I'll lose respect for you.
-Maturity- In my opinion, the thing that sets us apart is our balance. Some streams are too serious and aren't much fun to watch. Other streams are too immature. I'd like for us to strike a balance between the two extremes with a bit more emphasis on maturity. As a streamer here, you represent the entire site. Be careful not to tarnish your own reputation, because in turn it would tarnish the whole site's.
By allowing you to stream here, I've given you guys a great opportunity to have your own "show". You can express your opinions, play your favorite games, interact with a few hundred people and even get some small level of notoriety. Don't fuck it up for yourself. Use common sense, learn from myself and other streamers and do your best to have a good time. I'm a really easy going person. It's only when a lot of viewers/streamers start to complain about someone that I realize something's wrong. I am willing to give people a chance to change and improve.
With all that out of the way, I can now tell you the most important thing you need to know, and I can't stress this point enough:
tl;dr - If you are asked to leave, you did it to yourself.