Riot Games to Monitor "Disruptive" Voice Chat

Riot Games announces plans to begin monitoring English-language voice chat in VALORANT in North America next month. This will help test a program that will support reports of disruptive behavior. This will kick off on July 13th, but this will only be for testing, but it will not be used for discipline until the system is tested and tweaked further. Word is: "This is brand new tech and there will for sure be growing pains. But the promise of a safer and more inclusive environment for everyone who chooses to play is worth it." Voice chat can be a hotbed of toxicity, so it will be interesting to see if this approach can have a positive impact. Here's the plan:
As part of a larger effort to combat disruptive behavior, Riot Games recently updated its Privacy Notice and Terms of Service to allow us to record and evaluate in-game voice communications when a report for that type of behavior is submitted—with the goal of kicking this off in VALORANT first.

Earlier this year, we also mentioned that as a part of our current game systems that combat disruptive behavior, voice evaluation would provide a way to collect clear evidence that could verify any violations of behavioral policies before we can take any action. This would also help us share back to players why a particular action resulted in a penalty.

On July 13 we will begin a background launch of the voice evaluation system in North America/English-only to help train our language models and get the tech in a good enough place for a beta launch later this year.

Voice evaluation during this period will not be used for disruptive behavior reports. That will only begin with the future beta. And we know that before we can even think of expanding this tool, we’ll have to be confident it’s effective, and if mistakes happen, we have systems in place to make sure we can correct any false positives (or negatives for that matter).

This is brand new tech and there will for sure be growing pains. But the promise of a safer and more inclusive environment for everyone who chooses to play is worth it.
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jdreyer wrote on Jun 28, 2022, 14:39:
milspecmonkey wrote on Jun 27, 2022, 21:41:
Guess we'll see if they'll do a better job than Apex Legends.....

Another Japanese Apex Legends Player Banned for Using “Nigero” – Japanese for “Run”
Technically it means "Let's run away," but I see your point: it's hard to prevent racist obscene language in online games when those words often have innocent meanings in other languages and games are increasingly international in nature. Relatedly: In Japan, a popular yogurt drink is called "Calpis." When they tried to market in America, they ran into trouble since it sounds too much like "cow piss." So it can work both ways.

The Point was that the team was just lazy, as Nigero is a different word and they refused to try and fix an obvious issue. I'm not saying don't try, just half assed measures don't help much. Last time I played Apex Legends some 12 year old sure didn't have much issue calling me a Jew Nigero while yelling at his mom. I'm all in for less of that, yet on a related subject it seemed like reporting cheaters just went to some database trashbox.
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Jun 28, 2022, 16:16
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RedEye9 wrote on Jun 28, 2022, 15:07:
Look
They used wordy words.
"This is brand new tech and there will for sure be growing pains."
Whatever could that mean. sigh

Well, if you weren't so invested in being a contrarian and read the article you would see after being told about the issue, Apex Legends did jack and shit about it.
SO AGAIN, guess we'll see if RIOT (a company known to be heavily influenced by China) decides to do a better job...
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Look
They used wordy words.
"This is brand new tech and there will for sure be growing pains."
Whatever could that mean. sigh
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milspecmonkey wrote on Jun 27, 2022, 21:41:
Guess we'll see if they'll do a better job than Apex Legends.....

Another Japanese Apex Legends Player Banned for Using “Nigero” – Japanese for “Run”
Technically it means "Let's run away," but I see your point: it's hard to prevent racist obscene language in online games when those words often have innocent meanings in other languages and games are increasingly international in nature. Relatedly: In Japan, a popular yogurt drink is called "Calpis." When they tried to market in America, they ran into trouble since it sounds too much like "cow piss." So it can work both ways.
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Guess we'll see if they'll do a better job than Apex Legends.....

Another Japanese Apex Legends Player Banned for Using “Nigero” – Japanese for “Run”
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Jun 27, 2022, 02:13
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RedEye9 wrote on Jun 27, 2022, 00:13:
Hardline Mike wrote on Jun 27, 2022, 00:11:
Dev wrote on Jun 26, 2022, 22:37:
Hardline Mike wrote on Jun 26, 2022, 16:50:
But what about my constitutional right to hurl slurs at people?!
Fortunately it's not abrogated.

Whoa whoa whoa you can't just say that word.
Codified?
Proscribed. His speech rights are not proscribed either.
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Hardline Mike wrote on Jun 27, 2022, 00:11:
Dev wrote on Jun 26, 2022, 22:37:
Hardline Mike wrote on Jun 26, 2022, 16:50:
But what about my constitutional right to hurl slurs at people?!
Fortunately it's not abrogated.

Whoa whoa whoa you can't just say that word.
Codified?
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Dev wrote on Jun 26, 2022, 22:37:
Hardline Mike wrote on Jun 26, 2022, 16:50:
But what about my constitutional right to hurl slurs at people?!
Fortunately it's not abrogated.

Whoa whoa whoa you can't just say that word.
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Hardline Mike wrote on Jun 26, 2022, 16:50:
But what about my constitutional right to hurl slurs at people?!
Fortunately it's not abrogated.
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Jun 26, 2022, 22:21
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Re: Riot Games to Monitor "Disruptive" Voice Chat Jun 26, 2022, 22:21
Jun 26, 2022, 22:21
 
Your use of trash as a pejorative is problematic to those who identify themselves as trash.
Be better.

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Jun 26, 2022, 18:36
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Hardline Mike wrote on Jun 26, 2022, 16:50:
But what about my constitutional right to hurl slurs at people?!

Yeah that is being trodden on for sure...that bears looking into. /s
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But what about my constitutional right to hurl slurs at people?!
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Jun 26, 2022, 14:46
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Use voice analysis to weed out the trash.
Ban them on a tiered system - 3 days, 9 days, 3 weeks, 3 months with a permanent ban for extreme cases.
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