@dystopiax: I think that the reason that a lot of new accounts upvoted the post that I made on Reddit is because that the speedrunners I associate with explicitly do not post on Reddit - myself included. The only reason I had an account to begin with was because I had to correct some misinformation about a speedrun record that was being discussed on the site. I understand why the Reddit mod did what he did, but I disagree with it.
@gaspower: People have been complaining about Horror's lack of professionalism for months, and all criticism has been ignored. He's made decisions over and over that indicate that he doesn't do the research necessary for his job, and holds double standards. The joke made at Horror's expense was made based on information that he himself had made public multiple times through Twitter and Twitch chat, there was no reason for him to interpret it as "hate speech". That said, both sides made mistakes. I think that there were a lot of hateful things said towards Horror, and I wish that the issue of his behavior as an administrator could have been discussed in a more mature way (I actually still have a formal letter I was writing about it that I was going to send in; I don't think it's appropriate anymore, coming from me). The tension blew up all at once after the initial bans, though.
That said, I doubt they'll do anything to Horror. After 24 hours, they changed my IP ban to an account suspension - I was told it would be lifted within seven days in an e-mail; shortly thereafter, I was unbanned by a higher-up. I think that once this started spreading outside of Twitch, they went into damage control mode by unbanning Werster and I.
And something that was brought up by Brodehouse: Horror is a paid employee of Twitch, and its head administrator; the speedrunners who were banned are just random Internet shitters with no professional responsibilities. Frame his actions with this in mind.