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Apologies for 3DS Swapnote/Letterbox Suspension

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 4, 2013, 3:27 AM





As you may know, a few days ago Nintendo suspended 3DS's swapnote/letterbox (Depending on which country your from) system, due to users exchanging offensive material. What Letterbox is? its a software that allows you to write letters or draw doodles or attach pictures and send it to your friends. Its a great little fun software, I always liked Letterbox, I use it a lot to draw funny pictures of pikachu and top hats to friends. And... also for.. umm...... *deep breath 1 2 3* Ok. Ahhem, I am guilty of exchanging adult material to my 3DS buddy, :iconohgodwhyplz: and no Im not talking about naked photos of myself or anything like that ok! But of some sexy pics I found on the net... in 3D. Its mostly for laughs. its just interesting to see those 'pictures' in 3D. Also funny that we are using an innocent child friendly console toy for this purpose. SO JUST FOR FUN, me and my friend sent the sexy pics we found on the net to each other. THEN a day later, we get the news that Swapnote/Letterbox got suspended. HMMM coincidence? I dunno! MAYBE. Well if anything, I just wanna apologize, because its people like me that has caused everyone in the world to not be able to use this brilliant software anymore. sumimasen! Yes the sexy ladies are indeed japanese kasfjkfjaklfljfIhavenoshame


Sorry Nikki, I cannot

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Cats2000 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that's just dumb... Nintendo are WAY too sensitive... honestly XD Well, aslong as the pics weren't porn, that is XD
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ellehcore Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I was wondering why that wasn't working on a brand new ds. Damnit Ry!

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LunarMew Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Poor Nikki is probably out of a job now.

DAMN YOU, LIABILITY! :shakefist:
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
LOL poor Nikki indeed haha
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Drauxia Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish Nintendo would recognize that a lot of their fan base has grown up and are in their 20's now.  They need to stop catering everything to little kids all the time.  There were better ways to handle this problem. 

Meh...maybe it's my problem and I need to find more adult-like hobbies.  Like crossword puzzles.  And paying bills.
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Koriru Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wanted to send this to you;;; This seems to be part of the real reason why it was disabled:
en.rocketnews24.com/2013/11/07…
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh no :( thats a sad read. I thought its already hard to make friends with people online using the nintendo friend code system. Well in a way im happy nintendo is takin action, but not sure if its too drastic. U dont see other net service closing down because of one incident, im sure skype has much more incident like this.. But with that said the demographic for nintendo are indeed kids so i can understand why nintendo would just shut it down altogether. Lets hope they dont shut down pokemon x and y video chat system as well :I
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RebelLucario Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Alas, a certain cohort of mine also used the Swapnote program for such things. Except, it was art that he actually made himself using the Swapnote software. He doesn't post much here on dA anymore due to good reasons, but every now and again he made a little doodle in Swapnote and I would receive them. They were always fun to receive and I always wondered what he would doodle up next.  Though, the ONE time I actually reply to one of them with a note I wrote, the service gets cancelled the next day... -~-
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MileniaKitsuvee Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ugh, I hate how they closed it just like that. They should have just banned the people exchanging the "mature content". I used to exchange seasonal drawings with so many people. :/

I also read something in the letter they sent about kids/adults exchange FCs in some message board and then using Swapnote for "mature content". Then that means they didn't exchange their FCs through the Swapnote! I blame the damn parents who don't monitor wtf their kid is doing on their freakn' electronic devices and think the Nintendo device is a babysitter 24/7.

I hope they do something and are able to bring it back.
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Erihppas Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
BURN THE CRIMINAL IN THE STAKES!! RAWR!! *HOLDS UP TORCH*

Just kidding. 

Personally, I'm quite disappointed with Nintendo's decision. Swapnote was my way of communicating with friends I added in FC, and occasionally, I received helpful replies when I jokingly asked for help (just to show off my crappy Pokemon drawing skills). I'm sure Swapnote is a tool of communication to most, too, and it's sad that Nintendo would make such an extreme decision to cut off this wonderful app. :<
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