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Google updated its Android developer policies today. https://play.google.com/about/updates-resources/

One of the updates that will affect me is the "User Generated Content" section. I have an app that allows users to generate and share Graffiti drawings in realtime with each other. But the new policy says you must have a way to moderate/ban users, and allow users to report violations. My app just allows any user to anonymously connect to the "Global Graffiti Wall" and draw anything he wants to without any moderation. Since the app doesn't really make me any money, I don't think I will update it to include moderation and bother with the headache of actively moderating it. I may take the online multiuser experience out and update it to just allow people to draw their own private graffiti.

One thing I think Martin needs to review is the new "Gambling" policy. I know a lot of his apps use a gambling element, so if anyone is doing this they should review the policy.
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I agree with your decision not to update Graffiti or take the user experience out.  I'd probably opt more for taking the multi-user experience out.  You could replace it with a "share your art on your facebook page" or something like that to give the user some feel of community; it would just be their community and one in which you wouldn't have to moderate.
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 I may take the online multiuser experience out and update it to just allow people to draw their own private graffiti.

Nooo, please do not do that! The graffiti app is amazing and I love that the wall fills up each day. If it was only private graffiti, then there would be no point to the app :-(

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Nooo, please do not do that! The graffiti app is amazing and I love that the wall fills up each day. If it was only private graffiti, then there would be no point to the app :-(


Thanks Ray, I'm glad you like it. It would just be too hard for me to moderate it and remove offensive content. The app makes less than $1 per week for me, so there's no sense in putting the time in to moderate it. So I've released a personal wall only version on GP. But, I left the servers running, so if you'd like to keep the Global Wall version, you can either not update on GP or if you've already updated, you can get the last version that has the Global Wall code here at my website: http://www.xdebugxgames.com/2016/08/11/global-graffiti-wall/
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