If you found your LittleBigPlanet level abruptly deleted without warning (or to be more accurate about it, moderated), it was probably marked either unsuitable or a breach of copyright. Media Molecule is currently working to improve the moderating process, but for now, better make sure your creative genius is free of copyright.
If you found your LittleBigPlanet level was deleted (or to be more accurate about it, moderated, but potato- po-tah-toh), it was probably marked either unsuitable or a breach of copyright.
Unfortunately, the screening process for this is expedient and abrupt. Some users have found that the level they worked long, loving hours on was just gone, with narry an explanation of why it was deleted.
Media Molecule is currently “reviewing” the moderating process, to give an explanation on why levels were found inappropriate. Says one Sony rep in the forums:
We’re reviewing the moderating system currently to provide better feedback on why levels are moderated.
Primarily, any level that is reported using the grief tool will be checked over by a moderator, at which point they’ll examine it in line with the EULA. If a level is found to be in violation of the EULA it will be moderated and you’ll receive a message to that effect.
We’re moving towards a system where additional information is given, however for the time being if you don’t want your level moderating avoid anything unsuitable for users of all ages and copyright content.
There is light at the end of the tunnel though. Sony says they hope to be able to communicate how users can tweak their levels, bypassing the need to delete it completely:
We want to ensure that creators’ levels are only permanently removed if they warrant it. In most innocent cases a simple tweak to the level may be required and that’s what we’re working on communicating
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to re-publish a level that’s been moderated for now. The safest way is just to make sure your creative genius wasn’t already copyrighted. It sucks, but what can you do. That’s copyright for you.