Xbox Live Gamer Suspended for living in "Fort Gay"

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  1. Terminator02
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    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Microsoft Corp. and Xbox Live are apologizing to a West Virginia town and a 26-year-old gamer accused of violating the online gaming service's code of conduct by declaring he's from Fort Gay.

    The town in western West Virginia is real. But Seattle-based Microsoft and the Xbox Live enforcement team wouldn't take Josh Moore's word for it.

    They suspended his gaming privileges for a few days last week until he could convince them his Wayne County hometown is real.

    Xbox Live chief enforcement officer Stephen Toulouse acknowledges the agent reviewing a fellow gamer's complaint against Moore made a mistake. He says keeping up with slang and policing Xbox Live for offensive language is challenging, but mistakes in judgment are rare.

    Toulouse says training has since been updated.[/p]
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    Poor man, must suck to live there
     
  2. Overlord Nadrian

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    I lol'd.
     
  3. KingVamp

    KingVamp Haaah-hahahaha!

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    Just read about this about a hour ago... It pretty mess up [​IMG]
     
  4. Warrior522

    Warrior522 "In all things, balance."

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    Wow... and he wasn't even trolling...

    That's both hilarious and sad.
     
  5. Thoob

    Thoob LOLmonade.

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    Funniest thing I've read today.
     
  6. Snorlax

    Snorlax POSTMODERNISM

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    Agreed.
    Hillariousness at its best.
     
  7. Delta517

    Delta517 Its okay...Im a ninja ;)

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    I have to agree to. [​IMG]
     
  8. Scott-105

    Scott-105 Bow to me. Please?

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    I lol'd.
     
  9. Raika

    Raika uguu

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    this is stupidly funny
     
  10. BobTheJoeBob

    BobTheJoeBob The most optimistic person on the temp. :)

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    lol, fort gay.
     
  11. SonicRax

    SonicRax Egg-Mayo: The Movie

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    Ridiculous... and so damn funny. xD
     
  12. flameiguana

    flameiguana that's not me

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    Reminds me of the permanent banishment of Charles Gaylord from the Xbox Live Services
     
  13. Devin

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    I would like a full month of Xbox Live, if they did that. xD
     
  14. SPH73

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    F'ing what? lmao.
     
  15. Revolution [9]

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    Not going to lie, funniest thing I've read all day. Though I could see how it could be misconstrued as offensive.
     
  16. DSGamer64

    DSGamer64 Canadian, Eh?

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    Apparently there is a street in England called Old Slut's Lane, now imagine having that as your address for gaming registration.
     
  17. Vidboy10

    Vidboy10 Tsardom

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    Why is MS so homophobic?
     
  18. Schizoanalysis

    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    If he was from Fort Straight, would he also be banned?


    Crazy.
     
  19. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    wow if i lived somewhere with a name like that i'd move!
     
  20. Maz7006

    Maz7006 iSEXu

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    u can get banned for putting a fake address [​IMG]

    when i used to play on Live i couldn't sign up if i based the country and my email to a Lebanese one, so i just made a new email account, set it so somewhere in America, City, Googled a Post Code, put in some random address line like "Zkfjsafksa", and i was good to go for some 2 years till i got banned (for piracy reasons)
     
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