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That's probably because of their insecurities. They probably didn't want to lose to someone who is gay. Sad sad sad world. Being different is bad. People deserve to have respect regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation.
QFT, its a shame though how some people feel that their beliefs should be the way of the world. Ignorance is bliss though, so they just keep on going.
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That's probably because of their insecurities. They probably didn't want to lose to someone who is gay. Sad sad sad world. Being different is bad. People deserve to have respect regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation.
Exactly. And he was a DAMN GOOD builder. A walking tank that didn't make us lag. I was impressed hardcore. Full control too.
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I have a couple of gay friends, and in all seriousness, they wouldn't go around actively advertising the fact that they're gay in a game tag any more than I'd go around and actively advertise that I'm straight. It's entirely irrelevant to gaming in general, so I don't see the point of the tags at all other than to attract uneccessary attention.

Either way, I don't think Microsoft is in the right by banning this tag if the only reason is because it references homosexuality and people complained.
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I have a couple of gay friends, and in all seriousness, they wouldn't go around actively advertising the fact that they're gay in a game tag any more than I'd go around and actively advertise that I'm straight. It's entirely irrelevant to gaming in general, so I don't see the point of the tags at all other than to attract uneccessary attention.

Either way, I don't think Microsoft is in the right by banning this tag if the only reason is because it references homosexuality and people complained.
I counter that, some of the gay people at my school wear the typical I am gay and proud shirts with blinding fruity colors. One of the shirts even said I like xxxxx, but lets not get into that.
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post #25 of 47
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I have a couple of gay friends, and in all seriousness, they wouldn't go around actively advertising the fact that they're gay in a game tag any more than I'd go around and actively advertise that I'm straight. It's entirely irrelevant to gaming in general, so I don't see the point of the tags at all other than to attract uneccessary attention.

Either way, I don't think Microsoft is in the right by banning this tag if the only reason is because it references homosexuality and people complained.
I agree completely with you.

Regardless, let's keep the debate on the news issue at hand rather than homosexuality itself. Thanks guys.
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post #26 of 47
Edit *Sorry* And then I remembered to read the article. Fail. I know. I'm sorry

One kind of person that kinda bugs me are people who run around, all happy, and proud of everything. When a gay person does this and it bugs me, someone would think I hate gays. However, I just don't like the attitude of being so cheery and clueless looking.

Also, it hasn't been confirmed, I don't think, that the person actually was gay, so this seems like nothing more than a news story that tries to get attention and create controversy. What happened to actual reporting where they get actual opinions from bot sides... not just present a story. Just a quote is all I'm asking for
Edited by HiddenPenguin - 5/14/08 at 2:12pm
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post #27 of 47
Gay isn't a derogatory term, Microsoft has no right to ban because of it. Gay can also be short for Gabriel. If it was something like "fag" or "homo" then yeah they have a right to ban it.
post #28 of 47
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One kind of person that kinda bugs me are people who run around, all happy, and proud of everything. When a gay person does this and it bugs me, someone would think I hate gays. However, I just don't like the attitude of being so cheery and clueless looking.

Also, it hasn't been confirmed, I don't think, that the person actually was gay, so this seems like nothing more than a news story that tries to get attention and create controversy. What happened to actual reporting where they get actual opinions from bot sides... not just present a story. Just a quote is all I'm asking for
No fair and balanced news here, that's for sure. I think it's obvious that the GayerGamer was in fact truly being gay, and by gay, I mean retarded. And by retarded, I mean stupid. I'm sure he deserved it the same way any other moron that gets banned deserves it.
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post #29 of 47
Like someone said earlier, your all making a BIG deal out of this just because he had the word Gay in his GT, for all you know he could of been a total Jackass online or he made that GT to offend the Gay community.

So I am gonna say this, DO NOT make a big deal out of something and pull up conclusions without know ALL not some but ALL of the facts, because if u do, then YOUR the ignorant one.
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Maybe the GayerGamer was a total asshat on XBL?
If that was the case he would have and should have been banned based on his conduct, not his name.
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