Many Super Mario Maker players have been outraged to find their stages being deleted by Nintendo with no warning or rationale given to them, and the reason seems to lie in a clause where the company states that unpopular stages will be removed. “Please be aware that after a fixed period of time,” states the policy, “courses with low popularity will be automatically deleted from the server.” Although Nintendo states this upfront, their vague terminology neither defines a threshold for low popularity nor specifies how much time a course has until it may be removed.
While Nintendo’s aim may be to encourage players to make better levels, the problem that these auto-delete victims are facing is that the ban on their stages completely prevents them from re-uploading. Even if they make effort to alter their stages and improve any elements that might have harmed their popularity among the game’s player community, they can’t put their stages back online.
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