Twitch Donation Spam

Twitch Donation Spam

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Updated Jul 21, 2019 at 07:02AM EDT by andcallmeshirley.

Added Jul 19, 2019 at 03:30PM EDT by Adam.

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Twitch Donation Spam refers to people trolling Twitch streamers by abusing a feature of Twitch that has a computer voice read a personalized message written by a person who donates to a stream. On the site, common ways to abuse the function include sending messages consisting of repeating letters and numbers, such as "W," "7," "2," and "L_."


While its unclear where the practice of trolling streamers with the donation chat function began, Kotaku[1] first wrote an article about Twitch streamer SherwoodLIVE getting trolled with users spamming "w" on February 8th, 2015. On April 1st, 2015, streamer ZWBBx posted a video of himself getting spammed with "w" for ten minutes, gaining over 1.4 million views on YouTube (shown below).


Over the following several years, users began spamming donation text with other letters and symbols. User inboxes clipped a video of him getting spammed with "rururururu" while playing H1Z1 (shown below, top). On September 3rd, 2015, YouTuber SlipNSlide Gaming posted a clip of streamer Arteezy being spammed with "10101010," gaining over 820,000 views (shown below, bottom).

Watch The "rurururururu" donation from inboxes on

More recently, the streams of xQc have been known to feature donation spams of "7" and "2." On October 19th, 2018, Dexerto[2] reported on a clip of xQc's stream getting overwhelmed with "7" spam (shown below, top). On October 7th, user TracersDecoy posted a clip of xQc getting spammed with "7," gaining over 45,000 views (shown below, bottom).

On July 12th, 2019, Redditor Aeruem made a post to /r/OutOfTheLoop[3] about the prominence of "2" spam in Twitch, gaining over 3,600 points.

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