Sony promises changes to LBP moderation

Sony has promised that changes in the level-moderation of LittleBigPlanet are on their way, which should go some way to helping annoyed players who have seen their levels deleted without warning or explanation.

"The level moderation process is something we're continually improving", said Sony on the official 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".

Until the new moderation comes into effect Media Molecule community leader "Sam_Protaganist" has come up with a few tips to avoid levels being deleted for offensive or copyrighted content.

"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".

To brighten things up Sam_Protagonist dropped a few hints as to what we can expect DLC-wise from LBP, and it seems there may be a few more things to look forward to than a few cute costumes.

He added: "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".

Sony has said that 177,657 user-created levels have been uploaded since LBP's release in October, and that these have been played a rather impressive 22 million times.