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New Xbox One notifications let you know when other gamers think you're being a jerk
BY CHRIS VELAZCO  @CHRISVELAZCO  MARCH 26TH 2014, AT 11:20:00 AM ET

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The Xbox One's simplified Reputation system aims to keep like-minded gamers playing together, and now the folks in Redmond plan to notify you if you fall of out the community's good graces. Are you the sort of player who doesn't ruffle too many feathers? You'll be just fine -- the occasional bad report won't do much harm. Starting this month though, Microsoft will reach out to trollish gamers when negative feedback from fellow players drags their reputations down into "needs work" territory. Prolonged abrasiveness will ultimately land them in the red "avoid me" zone, where matchmaking for games becomes more difficult and certain features like Twitch livestreaming could be restricted. Seems like a pretty big price to pay when the alternative is to behave like a civilized human being, doesn't it?

 

Source: Engadget

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I've seen this, but i've never seen a way to actually rate a person. At the same time I've never looked, guess its just another one of those not so easy to see features.

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Pointless.

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Its good to see MS trying to do something proactive to reduce the jerks that you can run into online.

 

I hope this has a positive affect.

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I've seen this, but i've never seen a way to actually rate a person. At the same time I've never looked, guess its just another one of those not so easy to see features.

 

I'm guessing that you just use the reporting system.

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Now if only you could send jerks an electric shock. :woot:

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It's not going to stop them but the more naming and shaming that can get done, the better - People are in love with their online handles so a nice big "this person is a dick" label attached to a username is brilliant  (Y)

 

Sony need to copy this.

 

And MS, here you go, don't hold back

 

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Now if only you could send jerks an electric shock. :woot:

Black ice FTW? :D

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Pointless.

 

Agreed, the only time I hear people making use of it is when they lose & want to make false reports.

 

On the 360 it was useless too, even if you had the patience to use it with the slow Guide / too many clicks.

 

Would be great if it worked as intended, but unfortunately it falls on gamers to do so and they abuse it (N)

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If it's easy to use and actually filters out the scum, it could be great. I'm still curious how they're going to prevent the raging tweeners from submitting false reports.

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Agreed, the only time I hear people making use of it is when they lose & want to make false reports.

 

On the 360 it was useless too, even if you had the patience to use it with the slow Guide / too many clicks.

 

Would be great if it worked as intended, but unfortunately it falls on gamers to do so and they abuse it (N)

 

Never thought about that  :pinch: People abuse everything...

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Agreed, the only time I hear people making use of it is when they lose & want to make false reports.

 

On the 360 it was useless too, even if you had the patience to use it with the slow Guide / too many clicks.

 

Would be great if it worked as intended, but unfortunately it falls on gamers to do so and they abuse it (N)

 

In this day of age, the majority of people on Xbox Live are trash talking kids who disrespect anyone they come across. If I were to out perform in say a FPS game by killing the same person 5 times in a row, they're going to give me bad rep.

 

This feature was pointless before, and will be the same.

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Never thought about that  :pinch: People abuse everything...

 

If it's easy to use and actually filters out the scum, it could be great. I'm still curious how they're going to prevent the raging tweeners from submitting false reports.

 

According to this: http://news.xbox.com/2013/07/games-reputation-feature it will be smart enough to know it is being abused.

 

 

 

The algorithm is sophisticated and won

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According to this: http://news.xbox.com/2013/07/games-reputation-feature it will be smart enough to know it is being abused.

 

It would still be easy for a group of people who played against you to report negatively because they lost. So the algorithm checks, sees you played together and ignores the first flag, you now have potentially 32 players (BF4) going to town with your rep. It also doesn't work if people don't report bad players to begin with, so the malicious group get away with their false reports because their rep isn't yellow/orange/red.

 

Here's hoping they keep up with it though and this is just the start of bigger plans (Y) I like the idea of rewarding good players more. It's basically briebery but at least it encourages good behaviour and cuts down on the ****s

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It would still be easy for a group of people who played against you to report negatively because they lost. So the algorithm checks, sees you played together and ignores the first flag, you now have potentially 32 players (BF4) going to town with your rep. It also doesn't work if people don't report bad players to begin with, so the malicious group get away with their false reports because their rep isn't yellow/orange/red.

 

Here's hoping they keep up with it though and this is just the start of bigger plans (Y) I like the idea of rewarding good players more. It's basically briebery but at least it encourages good behaviour and cuts down on the ****s

 

 

I think this shows how hard it is to come up with a system that cannot be abused or require end user involvement.

 

If the people participating are not willing to report bad behavior, then I don't think any system would work unless you wanted MS to become big brother and monitor all behavior themselves live.

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According to this: http://news.xbox.com/2013/07/games-reputation-feature it will be smart enough to know it is being abused.

 

I wonder if the algorithm will also realize a single person is running around reporting bad rep for a lot of people and dock their reputation.

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I wonder if the algorithm will also realize a single person is running around reporting bad rep for a lot of people and dock their reputation.

 

Now that I'd like to see (Y)

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It's not going to stop them but the more naming and shaming that can get done, the better - People are in love with their online handles so a nice big "this person is a dick" label attached to a username is brilliant  (Y)

 

Sony need to copy this.

 

And MS, here you go, don't hold back

 

xbox-reputation.jpg

 

Watch the Last Leg by any chance? :p

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I wonder if the algorithm will also realize a single person is running around reporting bad rep for a lot of people and dock their reputation.


Most likely , the system should detect it. It's just a matter of wether their system is set up to report it, which I suspect it is, most likely this will lead to a monitoring of the player rather than a direct action by the system though to verify.

Since it's easy to detect, but unlike groups trolling a good player or someone they don't like, it's not as easy to verify automatically if it's what's happening. After all people generally don't give good reports only bad reports so most people could be detected there, but malicious use/trolling should be easier to detect and be flagged for manual monitoring/verification.

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