Sony promises better LBP moderation

Drops hints about DLC as well.

Sony has assured disgruntled LittleBigPlanet fans that level-moderation changes are in the pipeline.

"The level moderation process is something we're continually improving," Sony insisted on the US PlayStation blog.

"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," added the post.

Servers, on the other hand, should have noticeably improved over the last few weeks, both in terms of connection speeds and updated scoreboards.

Sony has also said that 177,657 user-created levels have been uploaded, and that these have been played a whopping 22 million times.

But the community is still up in arms because time-consuming creations are expelled without so much as an explanation, prompting many angry outbursts on the official LBP forums. Often these are the only copies of the work, too.

Overseeing those forums is Media Molecule community lead "Sam_Protagonist", who had a few tips to avoid level confiscation in a recent post.

"Ensure that the content you share with other users is suitable for all ages - everybody has access to your level if you publish it," he said on the LBP forum.

"Please respect other people's intellectual property rights. For example, don't use images, brands or logos that you're not entitled to use. If you come across any content that you feel the need to report, then please do it responsibly. Hoax reports will be considered inappropriate behaviour."

The community man added that there are "no plans" for the Disney DLC talked about pre-launch; you may remember Sony explaining that many third-parties were interested in sponsored theme-packs, and that Disney was just an example.

"Sam_Protagonist" also suggested Media Molecule has much more downloadable support planned.

"Meanwhile with my random hints hat on, don't expect costumes to be the only downloadable content you'll see, we've got some exciting stuff we're working on," he said.

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