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    Xbox 360 Gamer suspended over name of W.Va. town: Fort Gay

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    Microsoft Corp. and the chief rules enforcer for Xbox Live are apologizing to a small West Virginia town and a 26-year-old gamer accused of violating the online gaming service's code of conduct by publicly declaring he's from Fort Gay - a name the company considered offensive.

    The town's name is real. But when Moore tried to tell Seattle-based Microsoft and the enforcement team at Xbox Live, they wouldn't take his word for it. Or Google it. Or check the U.S. Postal Service website for a ZIP code.

    Instead, they suspended his gaming privileges for a few days until Moore could convince them the location in his profile, "fort gay WV," wasn't a joke or a slur: It's an actual community of about 800 in Wayne County, along West Virginia's western border with Kentucky.

    Stephen Toulouse, director of policy and enforcement for Xbox Live said that was a miscommunication.
    "Someone took the phrase 'fort gay WV' and believed that the individual who had that was trying to offend, or trying to use it in a pejorative manner," Toulouse said. "Unfortunately, one of my people agreed with that. ... When it was brought to my attention, we did revoke the suspension."
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    Default Re: Gamer suspended over name of W.Va. town: Fort Gay

    arseholes

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    Default Re: Gamer suspended over name of W.Va. town: Fort Gay

    hope he got a 12 month membership as compensation

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    Default Re: Gamer suspended over name of W.Va. town: Fort Gay

    So if you live in cockermouth chances are u would be band then

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    Default Re: Gamer suspended over name of W.Va. town: Fort Gay

    We have a fingringhoe near here too This is just pathetic of Microsoft, the term 'gay' is not a swear word and to consider it to be offensive when not used in a derogatory manner is surely homophobic.


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    Default Re: Gamer suspended over name of W.Va. town: Fort Gay

    Quote Originally Posted by evilsatan View Post
    We have a fingringhoe near here too This is just pathetic of Microsoft, the term 'gay' is not a swear word and to consider it to be offensive when not used in a derogatory manner is surely homophobic.
    Just gonna say that myself, you in colchester Satan?

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    Default Re: Gamer suspended over name of W.Va. town: Fort Gay

    Guess Cockmoss Lane is out of the question too!

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    Default Re: Gamer suspended over name of W.Va. town: Fort Gay

    Time to bring back an old London favourite - Gropecunt Lane

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    Default Re: Gamer suspended over name of W.Va. town: Fort Gay

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Vader View Post
    Just gonna say that myself, you in colchester Satan?
    Not quite but I am often up there working mate.


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    Default Re: Gamer suspended over name of W.Va. town: Fort Gay

    Quote Originally Posted by darkstar View Post
    So if you live in cockermouth chances are u would be band then
    You could be more unlucky and get banned

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    Default Re: Gamer suspended over name of W.Va. town: Fort Gay

    i got a 7 day ban for bio regulation rubbish, i put in bio

    bio f
    name u
    location k
    tag u

    7 day ban for that lol

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