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Nintendo restricts Miiverse comment frequency

Search and sort-by-verified added to web version

Changes to Nintendo's Miiverse social networking service prevent users from posting frequent comments on other's updates.

The update announced Wednesday via Miiverse institutes a roughly three-minute window before users can comment again on the same post. Users are still allowed to comment as frequently as they would like on their own posts.

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Out of more than 100 comments in response to the official update, the majority of reactions indicated displeasure with the commenting restriction, one of which said it will "make Miiverse worse, not better".

Other changes that went live to Miiverse on Wednesday bring the social network's web client more in line with its console versions: users can now select a "Posts from Verified Users" button to see only official posts in a Community, and users can search for communities by software title.

Though registered accounts can browse Miiverse and "Yeah!" posts through external browsers, new content must still be submitted through the 3DS or Wii U Miiverse apps.

Nintendo released Wii U System Update 4.1.0 earlier in April, which it said improved the console's stability and enhanced its user experience.

In January, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata outlined plans to launch a Wii U firmware update that will introduce a new fast start-up menu in "early summer".

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