Miiverse messages will be physically moderated

by Stephen Heller Featured 34 Comments 31 Votes 2551 Views 08/06/2012 Back to News

Wondering how communication will work within the mysterious Miiverse? Users will be able to communicate with friends via text and drawings, but Nintendo has some safeguards in place to keep things family friendly for the masses.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed that three forms of filtering will in place to ensure everything is clean and friendly. The first is algorithm based, meaning it will automatically be filtered using a list of "naughty words". The second is super crazy; a moderator will read all posts before they are published. Finally, users will be able to flag inappropriate content as they see fit.

Iwata didn't say how long the moderation step would cause delay between messages, but he suggested that "personally, I think 30 minutes should be acceptable".

So does that mean if I send a message to Ben asking if he wants to join me in a game of Aliens: Colonial Marines I could be waiting 30 minutes for a response? Thanks Nintendo....

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Blob
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"So does that mean if I send a message to Ben asking if he wants to join me in a game of Aliens: Colonial Marines I could be waiting 30 minutes for a response? Thanks Nintendo...."

No. This is for the public posts.
Messages to friends won't be moderated.

Blob said: So does that mean if I send a message to Ben asking if he wants to join me in a game of Aliens: Colonial Marines I could be waiting 30 minutes for a response? Thanks Nintendo....
No. This is for the public posts.
Messages to friends won't be moderated.


But what about cutting edge satire? It won't make sense 30 minutes later :(
'Just finished the dump of my life'
Post it before you release the kraken to get the timing right.

whaling said:

Blob said: So does that mean if I send a message to Ben asking if he wants to join me in a game of Aliens: Colonial Marines I could be waiting 30 minutes for a response? Thanks Nintendo....
No. This is for the public posts.
Messages to friends won't be moderated.


But what about cutting edge satire? It won't make sense 30 minutes later


Noooo, surely it won't be that long. How is possible to physically check each message before it posts! I would prefer instant messaging which IF is deemed inappropriate should be deleted later! Doesn't that make more sense??

renagadez said:How is possible to physically check each message before it posts!



Slaves *nods*

whaling said:

renagadez said:How is possible to physically check each message before it posts!


Slaves *nods*


Those poor, poor slaves.
Nintendo are getting too conscious about appealing to everybody. Good luck with censoring everything, Ninty!

Big Bowser is watching you! [MOG]

jeebs99 said: Nintendo are getting too conscious about appealing to everybody. Good luck with censoring everything, Ninty!
Big Bowser is watching you!


lollol Tell me about it.

renagadez said: I would prefer instant messaging which IF is deemed inappropriate should be deleted later! Doesn't that make more sense??


I'd rather spoilers be deleted before I read them.
I pity those Nintendo slaves force to moderate messages 24/7 with little food or water. So many brave men shall be lost because of this. :'@
Nintendo is just trying to help the economy by making all these jobs.
Of course, 90% of the workers will suicide from filtering penis's all day.

Tsunamo said: I pity those Nintendo slaves force to moderate messages 24/7 with little food or water. So many brave men shall be lost because of this.


Let's be honest: children, not men.
meh this doesn't worry me in the slightest
*post awaiting moderation*

whaling said:Let's be honest: children, not men.

They became men the moment those brave souls were forced to work 24/7.
there goes dem penises

Tsunamo said:

whaling said:Let's be honest: children, not men.

They bacme men the moment those brave souls were forced to work 24/7.


:'(
What if they're subtle?

"PlEase help NIntendo - Sam."

Pilkingbod said: What if they're subtle?
"PlEase help NIntendo - Sam."


Yea.... subtle... [Shifty]

Pilkingbod said: What if they're subtle?
"PlEase help NIntendo - Sam."


I am totally doing this when the console is released.
I want to know what those moderators are paid... thats gotta be the most soul destroying job...

Im not sure if my awesome auzzie vernacular wont make past them... Ill guess you will have to get creative to explain your fustration that you died on the last level against a goomba!

If it were me, id ether try to be informative, or try to say something funny or clever.

No penises on my shiny new Wii U thanks!

Cookman69 said:No penises on my shiny new Wii U thanks!



Bombarding you with penises where ever you go now
wait what?!

...*stop practicing drawing wangs on tablet* :(
Can you choose to not have this? What if my friends and I want to send dirty words to each other over the Wii U?

Matteh said: Can you choose to not have this? What if my friends and I want to send dirty words to each other over the Wii U?


Its only for public displayed messages, messages between friends wont be moderated :)

MyFragian said:

Matteh said: Can you choose to not have this? What if my friends and I want to send dirty words to each other over the Wii U?


Its only for public displayed messages, messages between friends wont be moderated



Oh..,. LET THE DICK MESSAGES FLY BETWEEN FRIENDS!
I don't get it :S
How many moderators are they going to need to check the millions of messages?

xXNitroXx said: I don't get it
How many moderators are they going to need to check the millions of messages?


Lots. They are helping the economy with lots of jobs.

Blob said:

xXNitroXx said: I don't get it
How many moderators are they going to need to check the millions of messages?


Lots. They are helping the economy with lots of jobs.


not sure if srs, but that's hilarious if you're joking.

xXNitroXx said: I don't get it
How many moderators are they going to need to check the millions of messages?


Just one! He will check your post and you will get one of two responses.

Or

Matteh said: Can you choose to not have this? What if my friends and I want to send dirty words to each other over the Wii U?


The wii u is not for organizing butt sex matteh [MOG]

XxmadmanxX said:

Matteh said: Can you choose to not have this? What if my friends and I want to send dirty words to each other over the Wii U?


The wii u is not for organizing butt sex matteh


Or is it..... [MOG]
"The problem of potential moderation, or delays to message delivery, is that it would deprive Miiverse of immediacy, which Iwata admits is vital in social networking. Finding a balance is the challenge, so that’s where a friend system and an opt-out option can come into play. It’s possible that video calls and direct messages will be restricted to friend’s lists, so perhaps these interactions can be spared from moderation delays. The issue of children making the wrong friends could be resolved by a robust parental control system, which would push any Wii U user profiles subject to these controls straight into the moderation system.
For those who want to avoid delays at all levels, we’d suggest that there be an opt-out where users with relevant access can choose to send and receive communications, in all levels and areas of Miiverse, without delays. This would essentially set up two tiers: an area where children or those who don’t want to see crude messages can interact, and an area where gamers can communicate instantaneously with the understanding that there’s potential for abusive messages. The third option is one we’ve already suggested, a moderator-free zone where friends can interact while excluding the community-at-large."

www.nintendolife.com/...

XxmadmanxX said:

Matteh said: Can you choose to not have this? What if my friends and I want to send dirty words to each other over the Wii U?


The wii u is not for organizing butt sex matteh


We shall see. [MOG]

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