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Posts To Wii U Miiverse To be Filtered

Author:
Carl Phillips
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News
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E3 2012, Miiverse, moderation, Satoru Iwata, Wii U

Posts To Wii U Miiverse To be Filtered

Up To “30 Minutes” To Be Approved, States Iwata

In a somewhat expected move, Nintendo have confirmed that messages that users post on the Miiverse community features of the Wii U will need to be approved by “human resource” personnel before they appear online for general viewing.

In an interview with the LA Times, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata confirmed that there would be a computer to screen user comments initially, but that moderators would need to manually approve messages. “I think 30 minutes should be acceptable” was Iwata’s view on how long it would take before content appeared on the Miiverse. The community would also be involved in the process, as users will be able to report offending content that makes its way through Nintendo’s moderation net. This is due to keeping the Wii U as family friendly as their other pieces of hardware, but is something Nintendo will be fine tuning over the course of time to find the right balance.

You can read the interview in its entirety here.

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pcgamingisted  Jun. 7, 2012 at 12:58

That seems rather pointless. I wasn't entirely up to speed with the Nintendo presentation but I think this is the service where you can post messages and request tips and hints for a game?

In 30 minutes I could load up Gamefaqs, watch a Youtube walkthrough, or just talk to someone on a message board and potentially get a response instantly.

It's a neat idea sure, just I don't entirely see it being used. Most of my thoughts on the Wii U lie in that area.

MattGardner  Jun. 7, 2012 at 19:27

It's a neat idea sure, just I don't entirely see it being used. Most of my thoughts on the Wii U lie in that area.


That's actually the Wii U's tagline: "Interesting idea, but..."

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