Moderation is where a level is edited or removed for a certain reason, as well as accounts being frozen for breaking the rules too many times. Moderation is handled centrally by Sony, not by Sumo Digital or Media Molecule.
A level can be moderated by pressing select in LittleBigPlanet, and pressing start in later games to bring up the "Good Grief!" menu and report it. A moderator will take it from there. The Sony moderators have sparked much controversy with the players of LittleBigPlanet, because they may occasionally remove levels for no reason. Your Pod, stickers, and costumes can also be moderated. Typing in naughty words will come up as asterisks.
Reasons for moderation
- Copyright infringement
- Naughty language
- Adult content
- Exact copy of another level
- Spam or Trolling
- Terms and conditions infringing
- Extreme violence
- Moderation may generally be avoided by creating another account.