According to the US PlayStation blog
there is still no change to the moderation procedures for LittleBigPlanet
Moderating in this case - as we've previously pointed out
- means 'deletion of levels'.
Sony has decided to introduce what it calls - rather tweely - 'Sack it to Me - Weekly Answers to the LBP Community’s Questions' blog postings. The section regarding 'moderation' is worth stepping through:
"The level moderation process is something we’re continually improving.
"The small percentage of levels moderated have been done so after the community has reported them using the Good Grief tool.
"We never moderate levels that have not been reported in this way. The vast majority of moderated levels were due to offensive material, however we are evolving the way moderation happens to ensure that creators are made aware of why their level was blocked. More to come shortly."
In short - "We only delete the stuff that we're told about by other gamers. And we still don't say why". Yes, no changes despite talk of improvement and evolution.
What we're going to be fascinated is what happens if you report a level as being offensive and it doesn't get 'moderated'. Are you told why that level wasn't 'Moderated'? This entire notion of Modeletion sits at the heart of user-generated content. UGC sits at the heart of video gaming in the future. Something more than promises of a decent system of complaint and action has to be achieved and soon.
Have you Good Griefed a LittleBigPlanet level? Has one of your levels been 'Modeleted' into non-existence? Tell us about it on the Forum.
Finally, for those keen on numbers to bolster fanboy skirmishes, the blog also reports the following:
User generated (UG) levels created = 177,657.
Story levels played online = 36,661,881.
UG levels have been played online = 22,463,892.
Those last two show us that 59,125,773 have been played online.
But then we're told about, "Levels played online = 59,125,403". Doesn't that leave 370 levels played online that aren't accounted for?
To help us with our maths, also head to the Forum.