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Monday, July 22, 2019

Nintendo Deletes Hungrybox Crab and Many Others From Smash Bros. Shared Content

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Speaking truth to power.

You hopefully remember KoopaTV's crabby six-year anniversary article. If you don't, I suggest you read it before I personally exhibit from crab characteristics on your face. (They aren't good at applying make-up.) At the end of the article, I had a call-to-action: Go to the Shared Content section of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Online mode, and give a Yeah! to fellow KoopaTV staffer RawkHawk's Hungrybox Crab video (embedded from YouTube in the article) to make it go from seventh place to sixth place (for six years) in the Video section's By Popularity sorting.

...Well, after that article, it fell from seventh place to tenth place, and then off the top twelve videos. But it was at least always around. Until around five days ago. Then Rawk received this e-mail from Nintendo
“Thank you for using Nintendo Switch.

Content you posted in-game has been deleted because it violates the Nintendo Account User Agreement, including the Nintendo Code of Conduct.

Title: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Content: Video
Date/time posted: 04/22/2019 01:58 PM (UTC-04:00)

Inappropriate and/or Harmful Content

This is Nintendo's final decision.” 

That date/time posted corresponds to the Hungrybox Crab video, and lo and behold, it no longer exists:

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Shared Content not found deleted
ID: QT0QK5KS? No content found.

Exactly what was inappropriate and/or harmful? Fun fact, the Nintendo Code of Conduct doesn't state the word inappropriate, and the content isn't harmful to Hungrybox. Hungrybox himself believed the video belongs in a museum and found it highly amusing. It's harmful to the extent that any video based on a fighting game is harmful.

Hungrybox Crab Super Smash Bros. Ultimate video Twitch stream Nintendo Switch
Hungrybox laughing at the Hungrybox Crab video on his own stream.
But, no, it's inappropriate and harmful, says Nintendo.

The fact that there is no way to appeal the decision and your first contact from Nintendo is also your last one is ridiculous and corrupt. Even Miiverse lets you appeal, even if it's a joke.

But that's not all that got deleted.

Everything Rawk uploaded before Hungrybox Crab (before April 22) is gone as well, and there's no corresponding notification e-mails for any of those. You may also recall Rawk is a prolific Mii creator, curating a Mii collection on KoopaTV simply titled, “Mii”.

Some of those uploaded Miis include very popular ones such as KOS-MOS from Xenosaga, and Manfred von Karma from Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. Plus, a Rawk Hawk Mii and a Captain Vul Mii, and Captain Vul anything is rare content. Now it's all gone.

But this crap is apparently okay:

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Shared Content Videos by Popularity lewd ass porn Zero Suit Samus Wii Fit Trainer butts
Several of the most popular videos are inappropriate.

Why, Nintendo?

Shared Content is still a mistake. And now some of the best content creators (read: not people zooming in on lewd ass camera angles of female characters) are chilled from contributing more to it.

Help spread awareness of this injustice to Nintendo if you want to save the content creating spirit, lest it escape forever. At least you won't have your content deleted for breaking KoopaTV's Code of Conduct, given KoopaTV's lack of a code of conduct.


  1. What are the chances they were just mass false flagged by salty people who hated the popularity of it and took it on Rawk's other content as well?

    1. I would think it's 0%...

      There's some information floating around that content that's 3 months (90 days?) old gets automatically pruned—Hungrybox Crab just barely didn't survive that time period.

      However, that FUNNY RIDLEY LOL video is still around and that was uploaded over 90 days ago...


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