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Miiverse Code of Conduct

1  Miiverse Manners

The following are some important guidelines for making Miiverse a fun and enjoyable experience for everyone. The Miiverse Code of Conduct contains detailed information, so please read it carefully.

1.1  Posts Can Be Viewed Around the World

Miiverse contains many gaming communities where people from all over the world can share their thoughts.

When you post in a community, remember that everyone can see it, so please express yourself in a way that everyone can enjoy. Use common sense, and think before you post.

Additionally, any comments you make on your friends' posts will be seen not by just your friends but by people around the world, too. Please keep this in mind.

1.2  Be Nice to One Another

In order to keep Miiverse a fun place for everyone, we ask that you be considerate to other users.

Help us keep Miiverse an enjoyable experience by not posting anything inappropriate or offensive.

1.3  Do Not Post Personal Information - Yours or Others'

Remember, knowing someone in Miiverse isn't the same as knowing them in real life.

Never share your e-mail address, home address, work or school name, or other personally identifying information with anyone on Miiverse, and never share anyone else's information either.

Additionally, if someone you meet in Miiverse invites you to meet him or her in the real world, do not accept. Miiverse is an online community and should not be used to arrange real-world meet-ups.

1.4  Don't Post Spoilers

Some people come to Miiverse looking for tips and tricks for games, but others want to discover a game's secrets all on their own. Posts that reveal secrets of a game or its story are called "spoilers."

If you're posting something about a game that might be a spoiler, be sure to check the Spoilers box before sending your post. This way, people who don't want to be spoiled won't see your post.

1.5  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 Wii U 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 neighborhood). Therefore, do not attempt to exchange your Nintendo Network ID with other users on Miiverse. Additionally, do not attempt to exchange Nintendo 3DS or other friend codes.

1.6  Code of Conduct Violations

Our goal is to keep Miiverse fun and enjoyable for everyone. In the event that someone violates the Miiverse Code of Conduct, we will take appropriate action, up to and including blocking the offending user or console.

2  A Few Reminders

Please keep the following considerations in mind before posting on Miiverse.

2.1  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 asking people to Yeah! your posts.

2.2  Respect Other People's Work

You can post handwritten illustrations in Miiverse. Because you can make handwritten posts, you can also make sketches. Please post only your original works or works to for which you have been given permission to use.

As long as you follow the Miiverse Code of Conduct, you can use Nintendo's copyrighted works within Miiverse.

2.3  Violation Types

The following is a brief overview of the content prohibited by the Miiverse Code of Conduct:

Personal Information
  • Personal information includes but is not limited to your e-mail address, home address, work or school name, and phone number. Never use Miiverse as a means of setting up real-world meet-ups.
Violent Content
  • Violent content includes anything that depicts violence, promotes suicide, endorses acts of cruelty or violence.
  • Inappropriate or harmful content includes anything that promotes dangerous behaviour or illegal activities
  • This includes any content that slanders, defames, or misrepresents another person, as well as any discriminatory, harassing, or abusive content.
  • This includes any post containing commercial or marketing content, as well as any attempts to sway public opinion for the purpose of financial gain.
Sexually Explicit
  • Sexually explicit content includes anything containing nudity, sexuality, or propositions.
Inappropriate Reporting
  • Intentionally misreporting a post for violating the Miiverse Code of Conduct is itself a violation of the Miiverse Code of Conduct.

Additional kinds of violation include intentionally posting the following:

  • Content that infringes on the copyrights, intellectual-property rights, usage of likeness, or privacy rights of any third party
  • Religious or political content
  • Content that disrupts the community (multi-posts, etc.)
  • Content soliciting donations or participation in fundraisers or demonstrations
  • Soliciting people to enter their Nintendo Network IDs on friend lists, publishing Nintendo 3DS or other friend codes in communities, soliciting people to make public their friend codes, using other methods besides friend requests to try and establish relationships in communities. (This does not include making public the community code of a community you created.) The posting of Nintendo 3DS or other systems' friend codes, usernames, or other unique IDs
  • Any conduct that violates the Nintendo Network Services Agreement
2.4  Consequences of Inappropriate Behaviour

Users who violate the Miiverse Code of Conduct may find their posts deleted and their access to Miiverse blocked.

If you see content that If presents a credible risk to your or another's safety, please contact law enforcement. If contacted by law enforcement, Nintendo will work with them directly on their investigation.

2.5  Reuse of Posted Content

Your posts and comments may appear within games and may be modified to appear in those games. For example, only a portion of a post might be used, the poster's name might be obscured, or a specific word might be left out.

This is because posts sent to Miiverse will be used to make games more fun, and will be aligned in keeping with the game's world feel or design. Thank you for your understanding.

2.6  The Use of Messages and Content on Miiverse

Nintendo may use your publicly available posts, comments, drawings, and other contributions to Miiverse as set forth in the Nintendo Network Services Agreement.

2.7  Disclaimers and User Responsibilities

Each Miiverse user is responsible for understanding and complying with the Miiverse Code of Conduct.

3  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

If you have any questions while using Miiverse, this is the first place to check for an answer.

3.1  I saw a post or comment that violates the Miiverse Code of Conduct. What should I do?

If you encounter a post or comment that violates the Miiverse Code of Conduct, please report the violation using the Miiverse reporting function.

Reported violations will be reviewed by a Nintendo moderator. Any post that violates the Miiverse Code of Conduct will be removed.

Please note: False reporting is a violation of the Miiverse Code of Conduct and is subject to action up to and including loss of Miiverse access.

3.2  I recieved a comment or message that is offensive, threatening, or upsetting.

Harassment of any kind, including slander, defamation of another user, disclosure of personal information, or invasion of privacy, is a violation of the Miiverse Code of Conduct. Even in messages between friends, such exchanges violate of the Miiverse Code of Conduct.

Please report any posts or messages that violate the Miiverse Code of Conduct. If you are experiencing harassment, please use the Report function on the offending user's profile screen. Furthermore, if you do not want to receive comments or friend requests by messages from a particular user, you may use the Block function on the user's profile screen.

3.3  I saw a comment with a spoiler in it, even though it wasn't marked as having spoilers

It's up to users to mark their posts for having spoilers. However, if someone forgets to do this, you can help by hitting the Report Spoilers button.

Comments and posts that receive enough spoiler reports will be marked as spoilers, viewable only to people who have chosen to keep spoilers visible.

3.4  Why do some users have a green check mark? What are verified users? Can I be a verified user?

A verified user is someone whose identity has been authenticated and certified by Nintendo. Their verified status indicates that they are a legitimate source of high-quality information. Their status as a verified user is indicated on their Mii character as shown below:

Verified user status is granted only to parties as needed based on Nintendo's determination. We do not accept requests for verification from the general public.

3.5  I can't see comments for other regions

Your Miiverse settings may not permit you to see posts made in other languages.

Within your Miiverse settings, find the option that reads "View community posts from users who are using which system language" to control which languages you see in Miiverse communities. You may choose to view all languages (default) or only posts made in your Wii U system's language.

Remember, when posting in Miiverse communities of another region, the code of conduct for that region applies, as does the code of conduct for your own region.

3.6  I found content that infringes on my copyrighted work, and I would like it removed.

Nintendo respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask users of Nintendo products and services to do the same. If you feel that your intellectual property rights have been infringed, please visit http://www.nintendo.com/ippolicy to read our full policy and submit a takedown request.

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