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Old 11-01-2013, 12:00 AM   #1
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Nintendo Shuts down SpotPass function in Swapnote/Letter Box Globally

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Nintendo has learned that some consumers, including minors, have been exchanging their friend codes on Internet bulletin boards and then using Swapnote (known as Nintendo Letter Box in other regions) to exchange offensive material. Nintendo has been investigating ways of preventing this and determined it is best to stop the SpotPass feature of Swapnote because it allows direct exchange of photos and was actively misused.

Nintendo always wants to provide a positive experience for all consumers and limit the risk of any inappropriate activity or misuse of a service. We feel it is important on this occasion to take this action.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience to the many consumers who have been using this service responsibly; however this decision was made considering the point that many minors also use this feature of Swapnote. Thank you for your understanding.

Nintendo will continue to work to ensure more consumers are aware of our Parental Control features, which allow parents to manage their children's experience on our systems. For more information, please click here.

Service stop date: Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, 7 p.m. PT
Service being stopped: Nintendo 3DS software Swapnote - Sending and receiving notes using SpotPass
Affected regions: All regions where the service was offered
Special Notes services are also stopped
Source: GoNintendo


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Old 11-01-2013, 12:20 AM   #2
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I really think they're jumping the gun on this one. I didn't use it much, but it was a neat feature and I can understand the backlash that they are/will be getting from this. Hopefully this gets reversed soon.
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:00 AM   #3
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;.; I used it and loved it. This really sucks.
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:34 AM   #4
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Well, this is what happens when minors add each other and send drawings of dicks to each other.
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Well, from what it sounds like, it wasn't really a problem until you were able to add pics to notes. So I think it might have been a lil more than drawings. x.x
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Well, from what it sounds like, it wasn't really a problem until you were able to add pics to notes. So I think it might have been a lil more than drawings. x.x
I'm gonna play Devil's Advocate here and hope that this means we'll get Miiverse integration on 3DS soon because of this, and hopefully have Swapnote folded into that same integration.
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:15 PM   #7
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Well, this is what happens when minors add each other and send drawings of dicks to each other.
Not to mention actual pictures... o.e
Yeah I did some research. Minors are exchanging codes and sending nudes.
Why. Just why.
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Not to mention actual pictures... o.e
Yeah I did some research. Minors are exchanging codes and sending nudes.
Why. Just why.
I heard from /v/ that some girl in Japan got murdered after a guy kidnapped her, and Swapnote was used to send lewd pics between the perp and the girl.

That's what got parents frazzled, and what got Nintendo frazzled, and now we here.

At least, that's what I heard.
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I heard from /v/ that some girl in Japan got murdered after a guy kidnapped her, and Swapnote was used to send lewd pics between the perp and the girl.

That's what got parents frazzled, and what got Nintendo frazzled, and now we here.

At least, that's what I heard.
Where did you hear that?
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