Miiverse Gets Announcement Community, Updated Code of Conduct

Less spammy, new rules for younger players and more!

Nintendo have gone live with a new Miiverse Announcement Community on Wii U which can be selected from the User Menu.

The community only allows Nintendo personell to add new posts, however the entire Wii U player community are able to comment. In Europe, the first two posts come from “Marty” at Nintendo of Europe, based in Germany.

Marty used the occasion to announce some new features in Miiverse that popped up lastnight.

The first is a change to the notification system. The Notification Screen will now show when you have a new follower. Also, after you have commented on someone’s post, you will no longer receive notifications when someone who is not the original poster comments on that post. You will now only get a notification when the original poster comments on their own post.

This change, according to Nintendo, was made because people were complaining about having too many notifications.

The third change is one of contention between users. You will no longer be able to post multiple times on the Community wall. Nintendo have put up a time limit on posting a second time. This means that once you post on the Community, you will have to wait five minutes before posting again, preventing people from spamming the community wall.

However, users will still be able to comment on their own posts, or other people’s posts.

Nintendo also updated the Miiverse Code of Conduct, found in User Menu and clicking on the “Settings/Other” option. The changes are as follows;

Users Aged 12 and Under

For the protection of younger users, direct friend requests are not possible in Miiverse for users aged 12 and under. At the same time, younger users can make friends on Wii U outside Miiverse by entering each other’s Nintendo Network IDs in the friend list on the Home Menu.

We encourage younger users to make friends on Wii U only if they are friends in real life (such as friends from the same school or neighbourhood). Therefore, do not attempt to exchange your Nintendo Network ID with other users on Miiverse.

By Gamers, About Games

Miiverse is a gaming community that allows people from around the world to interact and discuss the games they love.

In communities dedicated to a specific game, please stay on topic, and only make posts relevant to that community and that contribute to the overall discussion. When someone posts on an unrelated topic, it may detract from users who want to discuss the game.

In addition, please refrain from making posts that other users may find irritating such as those asking for friend requests or pushing for agreement on a certain topic.

Nintendo recently made some other changes to Miiverse that serve to make it slightly easier to navigate. “Popular Posts” and the ability to choose a mood without selecting it from a drop down menu were some of the more obvious, and Nintendo intend to make Miiverse communities user-generated in the near future.

What do you think of the new Miiverse changes? Discuss below!

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