Xbox: Enforcement United

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Microsoft are announcing a new beta program called Enforcement UntedThe new program lets Xbox Live members get directly involved in helping to make Xbox Live a better gaming community for everyone.

In a nutshell, Enforcement United taps into the smart, engaged Xbox Live community by crowdsourcing opinions on whether or not particular content, initially Gamertags, violates the Xbox Live Code of Conduct. These opinions feed into an algorithm developed by the Xbox Live Policy and Enforcement Team, and Enforcement United can determine whether to apply an enforcement action – like requiring a member to change an offensive Gamertag.

Members who join the Enforcement United beta will participate by providing their opinions on whether particular content, initially Gamertags, violate the Xbox Live Code of Conduct. These decisions from participants feed into an algorithm our team developed. That algorithm takes several factors into account like how many participants believe there had been a violation and how reliably those individual members’ historical decisions aligned with the general consensus. The system can then determine whether or not to apply an enforcement action like requiring a Gamertag change, or if the complaint should be escalated for one of our enforcers to review more closely.
— Glenn Kaleta, Director, Xbox Live Policy & Enforcement

The beta program is live now and open to current Xbox Live Ambassadors who meet certain qualifying criteria with the intent to open it up to the broader community following the conclusion of the beta. You can sign up here. What do you guys think about this? Let me know in the comments!