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Submitted by -Mezzo- 725d ago | article

Does Your Gamertag Have Herpes? Beware Xbox Live Enforcement United

Kotaku - I do not envy Xbox Live's enforcement moderators. They have an endless and thankless task policing the service's notoriously juvenile user base. And mind-numbing, too, if a the experience offered by "Enforcement United"—Xbox Live's new crowdsourced tattling system—is any indication. (Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, Xbox One)

-Mezzo-  +   726d ago
Hiring trolls to keep your service troll free, seems like a bad idea.
iamnsuperman  +   725d ago
The only issue with this service (and services like it) is if trolls get on it. Proper internet trolls could cripple the service by reporting normal users. Any reporting systems needs to be robust and getting users to do it has never worked anywhere. Innocent people always get caught up in it.

A better way, for the gamertag thing, is some sort of censorship

For example is a user has a nickname Ihateblackpeople it could be censored with with letters and numbers. So it would become I7xdjb78ck340ple. The user will still see Ihateblackpeople but everyone else wont and you have to PM them to add them. Also rude words can go into a parental level system so if you don't mind seeing herpes killed you on the screen you can.

Hopefully the recording feature would need to be used to report people as well. I.e you can't just report people for being racist without evidence. I think that is what Microsoft should do and it could limit the good users from going to that dark corner for no fault of their own
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HolyDuck  +   725d ago
This system currently only stands as a Gamertag reporting system.

People report a gametag, it then gets put onto the "Enforcement United" site and people "Vote" yes or no as to whether it is offensive, you can't add names on your own accord so members can't simply add a name and get everyone else to report it.
georgeenoob  +   725d ago
@Mezzo

MS is trying to suppress the amount of trolls, not make it troll-free. Which is a great idea. There's so many trolls here on N4G, for example, and mods simply aren't doing enough.

And for you it seems like EVERY idea MS has is a bad idea.
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YNWA96  +   725d ago
George, seems they almost put you out of existence... 1 bubble but never seen you be rude... Fanboys disagree everything, even when it is true and logical.... You need to be like maria, start posting crap...
xHeavYx  +   725d ago
@ George; the irony is that you are the biggest nonsensical Xbox loving troll here.
@Gman; You don't need to be rude to be considered a troll
YNWA96  +   725d ago
Xheavyx, everyone denies being a troll here, while accusing everyone else of it.....
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reko  +   724d ago
@georgenoob

youre a troll, so you shouldnt play!
fattyuk  +   725d ago
Another silly move on the PR chessboard for Microsoft.
HolyDuck  +   725d ago
Please explain to me how it is silly?

Microsoft allowing users to clear the service of unruly, racist and often disgusting gamertags.

I use the Enforcement united service, and I think it's awesome they're allowing us to define what is rude on the network.
fattyuk  +   725d ago
Why don't Microsoft personally check each gamer tag themselves before there registered?

As this will just be spammed with people who don't like other people and report them to Xbox thus wasting everyone's time.

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@p0tat0stix

"^^^ Why "doesn't" Microsoft...before "they're" registered...

I think Microsoft hires intelligent people with potentially great ideas. Unfortunately it's people like ^^^above who never learned grammar that eventually ruin every potential idea. The same people who probably keep insisting that THEIR opinion is worth something."

- lol your trying to act like grammer police with a name like that? And your punctuation is no better than mine so stop trying to act/look smart, as your entire comment looks a mess(to the grammer police - which is you)

@holyduck - meh
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p0tat0stix  +   725d ago
^^^ Why "doesn't" Microsoft...before "they're" registered...

I think Microsoft hires intelligent people with potentially great ideas. Unfortunately it's people like ^^^above who never learned grammar that eventually ruin every potential idea. The same people who probably keep insisting that THEIR opinion is worth something.
blackmanone  +   725d ago
It's a good idea, it's just the potential for abuse rises. Still doesn't make it a bad idea, it just needs to be a perfect execution... which it might not be, but we don't know that yet.
HolyDuck  +   725d ago
@FattyUK

You clearly don't understand how the system works.

You CANNOT abuse it.

Some random people you never meet report players on Xbox Live, their name then randomly appears on the Enforce Unite website and then players decide whether or not it's abusive or rude, you don't chose which names you see, you can't just add someone and abuse them.

I'm sure thousands of gamertags are made a day, something people don't know is offensive wont report it, multiple people viewing the gamertag will allow an unbiased more "official" reporting on whether a gamertag is offensive.

You don't understand the system, so stop commenting on it.
shibster88  +   725d ago
A sad service good luck xbox boys lol
Spoons  +   725d ago
A pretty good thing that fanboys are once again trying to spin into a bad thing. It's like having on site moderators like any website has, even n4g.
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That_Ninja_Gray_Fox  +   725d ago
The best way to deal with it is to stop being a sensitive crybaby.All you gotta do is mute or block the person hurting your overly sensitive little feelings while you play multiplayer endlessly.That would leave time and energy to the mods to ban the real problem the cheaters/hackers what have you.Xbox one is gonna tank because it is a gimmick filled POS. Mad?
LogicStomper  +   725d ago
I don't get your argument.So what i'm seeing is you're saying we should just mute and block the people we don't like so that the mods can deal with the real problems. Well yeah, we can file complaints to deal with the real problems and this news here is about getting rid of the minor problems. So I don't get what you're complaining about.
That_Ninja_Gray_Fox  +   725d ago
This rep system has got to be the dumbest,most ill-advised thing i've ever heard of. You know the wrong people are getting a negative rep because someone else couldn't take gettting owned and reports them or things along the lines of that.Not for its actuall purpose. Its why we have police.Not everyone policing themselves. Glad i dont have to worry about this when I play PS3.
shadowmist13  +   725d ago
Thinking of where std's first started is scary,if its sexually transmitted,where did the first human get it hahaha,but seriously trolling is bad....
MidnytRain  +   725d ago
Primates. *shivers*
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