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don't see why people are getting worked up over this. If it was just a bunch of asshats who are insecure and were complaining, that's just plain stupid on MS's part. If he was annoying or somehow degrading gay people, that's fine for him getting banned. Or maybe MS doesn't want words like gay, fag, homo in user's gamertags
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It was wrong that he got banned, but it wasn't the fault of MS or anything. This is a bunch of 12 year olds being asses complaining to have this happen. Even if they didn't do it purposely, if enough people complained about someone's name on XBL it would make sense to make them change it. Though I don't think he should be banned, I agree that if enough people complained and were offended, it would make sense to make him change or something.
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All he has to do is change a name.

That's it.

Why is this a big deal again? Because it has the word gay in it?

So if the gamertag had another curse or slur word in it, it can't be banned since some people are this curse word or slur?

Seriously, grow up guys. A name like that is just inviting certain comments on XBL and I applaud M$ for actually listening to the community and removing it. I know for sure that if somebody with that name joined a CS:S server, it would bring some interesting conversation; and while I'm not an XBL member, I'm sure it happens there as well.
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"im the only gay gamer in the village"
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post #35 of 47
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All he has to do is change a name.

That's it.

Why is this a big deal again? Because it has the word gay in it?

So if the gamertag had another curse or slur word in it, it can't be banned since some people are this curse word or slur?

Seriously, grow up guys. A name like that is just inviting certain comments on XBL and I applaud M$ for actually listening to the community and removing it. I know for sure that if somebody with that name joined a CS:S server, it would bring some interesting conversation; and while I'm not an XBL member, I'm sure it happens there as well.

You get a cookie.
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post #36 of 47
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Originally Posted by Astroz View Post
All he has to do is change a name.

That's it.

Why is this a big deal again? Because it has the word gay in it?

So if the gamertag had another curse or slur word in it, it can't be banned since some people are this curse word or slur?

Seriously, grow up guys. A name like that is just inviting certain comments on XBL and I applaud M$ for actually listening to the community and removing it. I know for sure that if somebody with that name joined a CS:S server, it would bring some interesting conversation; and while I'm not an XBL member, I'm sure it happens there as well.
Frankly, I'd be against banning anyone for any name.

However, this one irks me because having the work "gay" in one's name is not against the XBL terms. If you ban every word that can be corrupted into an insult, you may as well throw out all verbal and written forms of communication.

I don't think people being offended is a valid reason to force someone to change their name. No matter what it is it's going to offend someone.

This is another fine example of tyranny of the overly-vocal-minority-pretending-they-are-the-majority.
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post #37 of 47
Why was this such a huge discussion? The article summed it up all by its self!
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What isn’t right is that Microsoft would react to complaints that are based on hate and bigotry. If it’s an automatic thing after a few complaints come in, why wouldn’t Microsoft give him back his account the second he called in and explained the situation?
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Because not all of our opinions are the same as the article's author.
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What if a black guy made an account called "TheBlackGamer" and they closed it, and when he called and said "uh, I'm a black guy can I have my account back" they said no. No one in their right mind would agree that that is a fine thing for microsoft to do.
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post #40 of 47
you have to remember gay is a slur also depending on the way you use it and The Gayergamer is offensive to some. That's why alot of names get banned from Xbox live.
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