Microsoft rolls out Xbox Enforcement United

That Sprinkle Bear, he was trouble from the start. In an effort to further improve the Xbox LIVE environment, Microsoft is rolling out Xbox Enforcement United, a tentatively named community feature that lets you, the user, "get involved to help ensure that Xbox LIVE remains a fun, fair and safer place for everyone."

And hey, even if you don't make Xbox LIVE a better place, you at least get a fun, admittedly "sometimes hilarious," peek into the misbehavior Microsoft has to encounter.

So how does it work?

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.

Enforcement United launches alongside the new Xbox Community Level, which rewards players for participating in services such as Xbox Live Ambassadors and Enforcement United.

Current Xbox LIVE Ambassadors who meet qualifying criteria can register for the Enforcement United beta here. The program will officially launch "in the coming months." 

Enforcement United will work alongside the already announced Xbox One features — Smart Match and Reputation — to further improve Xbox LIVE.

[Xbox Wire]