Listen up, xXUrM0MizfattXx, 420gettinghigh, and anyone else that’s in violation of the Xbox Live Code of Conduct: You might have to change what you’re doing.
Just released last week is Enforcement United, a new tool from Xbox that allows members of the community to login and help manage content that was reported on Xbox Live.
“We love that our community is smart and engaged, and we want to harness that talent to give you a sense of ownership on the service.” - Glenn Kaleta, Director, Xbox Live Policy & Enforcement
Enforcement United was developed from the feedback of users who wanted to help shape and protect the service that they’ve come to love. It gives the Xbox Live community a chance to help make the service safe and enjoyable by allowing users to review content that was reported by other members of the community, and make a judgement call as to whether or not it does violate the Xbox Live Code of Conduct.
You don’t have to worry about one person wrecking havoc on anyone reported unfairly by the someone on Xbox Live, either:
“We have built in a series of carefully designed controls so no individual participant can wield unchecked power over another. The system will also continually calibrate itself to understand how reliable the data is and the sources it comes from.”
It’s seems likely that this project has been in the works for some time, based on how well the Xbox Ambassador program is going. Also interesting to note, this program gives Xbox a direct line in to their community to see what they deem inappropriate and in violation of conduct.
Currently, the beta allows users to see Gamertags that were reported, but could not be decided on with Xbox’s automated system. Users then choose whether or not the Gamertag is appropriate based on the Code of Conduct. You have 30 seconds to make a decision on each Gamertag, which is just enough time for this writer to
Google search Bing search key words in the Gamertag to ensure that I didn’t overlook drug references and inappropriate acronyms. The ability to act on other information reported, such as inappropriate profile information, is still in the works.
The beta is only open to current Xbox Live Ambassadors right now, but it will be rolled out to more users when it officially launches in a few months. If you are eligible or just interested in the program, you can check it out here.
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