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Microsoft announces Enforcement United Program for Xbox Live

August 5th, 2013 by Irwin Fletcher Comments


Microsoft have announced a new program called the Xbox Enforcement United which is a set of moderation tools for a select few of the Xbox community.

The program is set up so members off the community can weed out abusive people or those who not only have offensive gamertags but those who also violate the company’s community policies.

A spokesperson for Microsoft said “The Enforcement United program puts part of the enforcement process in the hands of our valued Xbox Live Gold subscribers,” they went on to say “It’s our way of directly involving the Xbox Live community in our efforts to foster and maintain a safe and enjoyable environment for all our members.

“Eligible volunteers are given the ability to judge whether certain types of content violate our Code of Conduct. If there is sufficient agreement within the community that the content breaks the rules, we’ll take enforcement action on behalf of the community!

“Best of all, it’s a fun and (yes, we’ll admit) sometimes hilarious peek into the misbehavior we sometimes encounter.”

When you do become a member of the enforcement united program you will be asked to look out for topics or content of a sexual nature, people who use a lot of hate speech, any member who talks about controversial religious topics, any profane words or phrases and other content that is deemed as extreme.

If you do volunteer to become a member then you will be rewarded with avatar clothing, exclusive themes, forum badges and in some cases Xbox Live Arcade games.

At the moment the program is only for people who are taking part in the Xbox Live dashboard beta but it will be rolled out to more people once the new dashboard is launched.

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