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Nintendo's work on Miiverse Penis Drawing Detection

'The unique feature of the Miiverse is being able to send drawings, not just text. But since the advent of the internet, there have always been those who have used it for unsavory purposes.'
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'Motoyama: we never had such a problem with our Hatena services. But, when we brought Hatena Flipnote to the West, we were caught off-guard by the amount of penises drawn by people.
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Kurisu: So the team and I had to come up with a way to create a system that auto-detects those types of pictures. [...]
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'Motoyama: After a week, we made very good progress on the system. Then we tested the system with Nintendo of America and told them to start drawing. It went horribly.
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Kurisu: What we learned is that people enjoy drawing penises. Multiple ones. (laughs) The system was not prepared to handle that.'


See also the "time-to-penis" metric in MMO games: http://www.joystiq.com/2009/03/24/overheard-gdc09-ttp-time-to-penis/
nintendo  image-detection  ttp  metrics  games  gaming  mmo  miiverse  drawing 
november 2012 by jm

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