question: does swapnote allow this offensive material get to individuals that were not expecting it (get a note from a stranger) or does swapnote only allow communications between friends?
...cause i can completely understand the former but not the latter.
Only between friends. And you had to actually give a child permission and your signature as a parent via the 3DS to let a child receive Swapnote stuff. I was a responsible parent.
If Nintendo was a person, I would punch them in the face. Goddammit. I used Swapnote to "text" my daughter and ask her how her school day went. Now I can't even do this anymore.