Can nintendo ban you for having bad words in your email address?

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  1. godreborn
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    the email address associated with a Nintendo account? I've heard of people getting banned for their user name if it offends someone and you're reported, but no one can see your email address, right? and, you'd only get in trouble for you're reported, correct? can you even change the email address associated with the account? it doesn't seem to be possible on the system itself, but on a pc?
     
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    What you describe sounds logical and you can continue to use pussysmasher65465@gmail.com if you wanted. The only way I imagine your email could get you pinged for good* is if Nintendo do the ban the person thing (see the first Switch bans for the people doing the proper hacking work) and tie accounts that way.

    *I can't rule out someone accidentally tripping over a word filter one day. Such things have happened to bigger sites with less of a concern about being "family friendly" in the past.
     
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    alright, I changed my email address. the change is present on nintendo's account management thing on the official site, and it's also present on the eshop. however, my old email address is still showing up under "link Nintendo account." :-/
     
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    lol! mine wasn't anything quite like that. ;)
     
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    Yes they can. They wil hire a voodoo priest to make you and your family suffer and then they'll put a curse on you making your kids and their kids and so forth suffer till the end of time. Oh beware, beware i tell you. Bow to your supreme overlords at nintendo and tell them ur sorry
     
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    my email address didn't have any bad words in it, but it made it sound like I was a devil worshiper. I'm trying to fix this before 6.00. I assume that the link thing will be updated with the new account, 'cause it says to go to accounts.nintendo.com, but changing the email address there doesn't seem to have any effect on that part of the profile. hmm...
     
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    (insert wacky and amusing place here)
    OP probably used cock.li
     
  9. godreborn
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    my guess is that regardless of what the email address is they won't ban you, since it's not public. I just wish I could figure out why that part of the profile remains unchanged.
     
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    you think thats bad,,,

    My nintendo email account is

    IHackMySwitchToRunPiracy@hotmail.com

    As long as it does not offend someone.or is not your username that is rude or bad then they cant do anything.

    Your entitled to do or call what you want your email name address to be ...

    If you need to unlink a switch.. just speak to them on webchat i had mine unlinked.

    They wanted to know my name date of birth, console serial number and last 3 purchases or free downloads

    then i told them and they informed me my switch was unlinked..
     
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    My old (now lost) psn accounts email was SonyAreFuckingDouchebags69@hotmail.com which i had made to test free CIDs to unban my CFW PS3
    I believe that account still isnt banned to this day
     
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    I figured that the linked email address is stored on the console and can't be changed. it must use the cert and whatever the aid is to link you to your account. hence, why the modified email address worked without it being stored on the system. I think the only way to change that linked account is to unlink it, but then I'd lose all purchases, possibly coins, and I'm not sure about saves. it may be more trouble than the headache of migrating to a new account. if it doesn't change by tomorrow, assuming that it may require an update of the link between the system and the server, I'll just revert everything back to the way it was. I haven't gotten in trouble thus far, and considering others can't see the linked email address, I'm probably safe.
     
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    Dude what an earth are you going on about... What is it you are trying to do ?

    Unlink your switch from account ?
     
  14. godreborn
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    no, I mean changing the email address on the system itself. it's on accounts.Nintendo, and it's on the eshop whenever I connect, but the linked email address that's shown on the system itself cannot be changed.
     
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    legit or hacked switch ? Banned or unbanned ?
     
  16. godreborn
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    legit and unbanned.
     
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    So you are trying to change the email address on your account and want the same account you changed email address to work with your user on the switch ?
     
  18. godreborn
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    yes, the linked email address shows the email address that was used when the account was originally linked. changing the email address on the eshop has no effect, so I'm waiting to see if it updates itself. however, changing the email address was instantaneous from pc to eshop, so I'm not sure.
     
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    Yeah logout eshop and sign back in with new email im guessing you already been in the eshop settings found in user settings
     
  20. godreborn
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    how do you log out of the eshop once signed in and without unlinking the account? there seems to be no option for this on the eshop itself.
     
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