Yesterday some Reddit users reported that Microsoft had banned their accounts for “past behavior” making use of Skype and Upload Studio impossible. Gameinformer reached out to Microsoft for comment on the matter.
“To be clear, the Xbox Live Policy & Enforcement team does not monitor direct peer-to-peer communications like Skype chats and calls,” I'm glad this is getting monitored, I don't want some video filled with cuss words or some dude stripping himself or his wife to be exposed to a minor. It's good that there is some moderation going on.
If you want that stuff, you can always get a PS4.
I'm glad that MS has had a XBL Policy and Enforcement team since the beginning. They have done a marvelous job at trying to keep all the anonymous and rude @sshats at bay. I think this new reputation system will help on XBL with smart matchmaking! MS is at the forefront of online community building.
@nukeitall The first online lobby of Forza 5 that I join with my friend, everyone there is extremely nice and polite, and they're now on my friends list. This is a stark contrast from forza 4 lobbies, where I once got hounded on by some no life after I got caught in the first turn of the race and rear ended him, and he kept going until everyone else kicked him.
Those people have all been banned and Twitch have said that it is a gaming streaming website and anyone caught not streaming game content will be banned....if that's not moderating then i don't know what is. Don't act like if X1 had twitch we wouldn't be seeing the exact same thing. Idiotic people aren't exclusive to any particular console. Them -"the Xbox Live Policy & Enforcement team does not monitor direct peer-to-peer communications " You -"I'm glad this is getting monitored" What? "Don't know why you are getting so upset and emotional." What are you talking about? I was simply replying to your post....im not sure how you read my comment but im not upset in the slightest.....quite the opposite actually, only 4 more days until my PS4 is here.
I meant to agree, not disagree.
Don't know why you are getting so upset and emotional. (and why I have 13 disagrees)I am glad that this content is getting heavy moderation and people are getting banned when uploading inappropriate material. As I have stated I do not want minors viewing anything inappropriate while gaming on a console whether that be PS4 or Xbox One (or PC). "Don't act like if X1 had twitch we wouldn't be seeing the exact same thing." Calm down dude, I never acted like it wouldn't. Let's leave the fanboy-ism at the door and think about the children. Edit: They don't monitor peer to peer, but the person(s) in question did not do a peer to peer chat. It was an uploaded video for most to see.
If you haven't noticed, Lukas is an emotional dude......... hehehehehehehehehe
Don't mind Lukas hes a sony troll that finds his way into every X1 article.
"cuss words" Really? Some users shouldn't be able to stream/upload content because they say some naughty words? At 27, I don't want to have to watch my language tbh. Honestly I haven't seen this stuff in action so can't comment however there should at least be an adult section for people who want to talk freely. Granted I'm in full agreement with the stripping etc however being honest, it wouldn't be the internet without some desperate loser whacking off on webcam.
I'm glad this is getting monitored, I don't want some video filled with cuss words or some dude stripping himself or his wife to be exposed to a minor. according to your 37+ disagrees people want minors to get exposed to inappropriate behavior. I know people on N4G are made up of fanboys but now we have a bunch of pedophiles here to? You people are are gross and need freakin help...
I don't think anyone wants to see minors exposed to antics like stripping nor should anyone but ultimately, I for one would rather have Microsoft give people options like child restrictions as opposed to just censoring and/or banning anything deemed inappropriate to minors. Granted stripping should obviously be fully banned but swearing too? There needs to be a happy middle somewhere. Providing restrictions are in place, it's not Microsoft's job to parent people's children.
Wow, way to take things to a super stupid level.
Clearly you didn't have a 360 when Uno launched.
Some things cannot be unseen!! Have never played Uno since... Either digital or the physical game.
@xbox fun I totally agree... stuff like that should not be allowed cos people always find a way to abuse these mediums of entertainment..its good ms is putting a check on this..not happy abt it then get a wii u or ps4
Man I completely see why I can't do a xbox one, that smart matchmaking system is terrible, You can't play with friends in your party just because you are considered a troll? what is this madness? If people don't want to here profanity they shouldn't be on the internet. The people trolling xbox live weren't the ones ruining it, they were the ones having real fun. It was you ruining it
To be honest, they just seem a lot better when they don't talk.
Wouldn't you use Skype with real friends and family, if a minor gives his phone details away to some random gamer he has Just met on cod then that's his fault. I use Skype alot but only with my real friends and family not half random gamer friends I have just met ? That's why parents should monitor what there kids actually do on the internet etc
i was wondering why your skyping your friends and its filled with cuss words and profanity.lol
More to the story than meets the eye. People like to vent on Social media for attention and for ballooning issues that don't need spotlight. Like I said, people have said worse on Skype over the years and they use it still freely. There is more to the story than is being told. A simple "screenshot" pic does not tell the whole story.
“To be clear, the Xbox Live Policy & Enforcement team does not monitor direct peer-to-peer communications like Skype chats and calls,” ...Okay, so how is it Skype users are being banned? I can understand if MS wants to discipline users who upload anything vile to a MS service, but Skype? What about YouTube? Is that next? This policy would be the same as your cell phone or ISP banning you for inappropriate language.
“To be clear, the Xbox Live Policy & Enforcement team does not monitor direct peer-to-peer communications like Skype chats and calls,” ...Okay, so how is it Skype users are being banned?" exactly... how can they ban someone for using certain language if they're not monitoring?
Because Microsoft are one of the most deeply deceptive companies on this mighty green earth, and it wouldn't surprise me if they're lying to cover their asses. How certain people are glad people are getting banned for swearing on Skype in their own conversations on their own console in their own home, I have no idea. That's okay, yeah... damage control it. Call it "community moderation". It's still a crock of crap that people can get banned for using Skype, when they wouldn't be banned under the same conditions on a PC or any other device using the software.
Props to Microsoft for quickly clearing things up....why cant they be this on the ball more often?
first they ban someone for getting their system early then they ban someone for installing an emergency update *they* provided to the user then they ban people for saying the short form of Richard and *now* they're banning people based on"past behaviour? jesus h. christ... what next? ban people for turning on their console?
They'll be banning people for hanging their underwear to dry in view of Kinect next. Ridiculous to the max.
Only if you don't turn it on with kinect.
If you don't like iie it then there are more then one console to buy and if you want to stream explicit stuff then use your computer.
don mattrick? is that you?
i can tell you dont work in marketing.
It's not skype is SPYEE
skynet. i tell. you.
It's MS, if they didn't ban, soccer's parents, mostly the mothers will have a field day with them. Since their one of the large companies in NA, they should set a good example for other companies. -_-;; Lastly, Sony is Japanese Company, Americans could forgive them. lol.
Well said in this article, once again the fans of the competition are spreading false rumours once again. MS also confirmed they dont monitor skype calls and chats. The ban was via the language used in Upload Studio. Its there to protect all users/children and others who are exposed to it. Likewise the folk using Twitch on PS4 who stripped naked should also be banned. Its the issue of this content affecting other users. If you cannot see this as a problem, then you have little or no regard for ohters and the worlds censorship laws.
You people are all completely retarded, who friggins cares if minors are exposed to profanity on X1! Jesus christ get a life its 2013 children are exposed to far worse nowadays! Get a f-in clue!!!
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