5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 2, 2013 12:52 PM by Wetrooster
Mcnec Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I quote from another discussion:

 

Report an issue with a Game Center user

If you encounter an issue with another user, including invite spam, inappropriate avatars, or other offensive behavior, tap or click their Game Center nickname to view their profile and select "Report a Problem".

 

 

This is not correct. It is not possible to report a problem without adding as a friend first.

 

 

MAJOR issue, as there are several users using sexually explicit avatars or gamer nicknames.

 

Since children also have access to Game Center it should be possible to report these abuses.

 

I tried reporting via apple product feedback but there is none for Game Center - anyone out there succeeded in complaining to Apple ?


iPhone 5, iOS 6.1, Game Center
  • 1. Re: How do we report offensive Game Center users (without adding them first) ?
    mirameahora Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    Gamecenter is not Apple. its just an App within the product. you would have to contact gamecenter developer

  • 2. Re: How do we report offensive Game Center users (without adding them first) ?
    Mcnec Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Apple is listed in Wikipedia as the Developer for Game Center, and it states that Game Centre was released by Apple. Inc.

     

    However, I can't report it to them because they have no link to it on their feedback page.

     

    Any effective links available ? I've been hunting awhile...

  • 3. Re: How do we report offensive Game Center users (without adding them first) ?
    Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (21,255 points)

    Game center is an apple app. An apple network that they maintain. I've complained several times about games that refuse to respect me logging out....the games access my apple ID and sign me back in, even after I sign out and remove the games from game center. I just send regular feedback but make it clear it's about game center.

     

    I found this online but no idea if it works. I do my best to keep my game center participation as minimal as possible

     

    First you go to game center, then you press on the persons name that you want to report. You scroll down to the bottom, it should say on a little banner " report a problem"

     

    You know for the spam invites, you can disable a couple of things in the settings. Under General and restrictions you can lock out multiplayer games and adding friends. Might help, dunno.

     

    Someone else mentions using 'report a problem' on that user's profile.

  • 4. Re: How do we report offensive Game Center users (without adding them first) ?
    Mcnec Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for the tip on Restrictions in the General Menu :) That was useful!

     

    With regard to the paragraph you quoted (which iPad doesn't let me cut and paste) ... That and similar instructions are the source of my original question.

     

    The "report a problem" feature appears to be available only for friend recommendations or friends that are already added. It looks like Game Center may have some sort of filter on the recommendations, as I have had no unsavoury recommendations yet.

     

    However, in the leader boards section, where gamers are listed in order of achievements, THAT is where I cannot report a problem - and where it would be most useful.

  • 5. Re: How do we report offensive Game Center users (without adding them first) ?
    Wetrooster Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well hopefully people are dumb enough to actually accept the add. Then you can just report them.