Microsoft Suspends Gamer For Being From Fort Gay

Microsoft has learned the hard way that not all people who list Fort Gay as their place of residence are practical jokers.

It all started with 26 years old gamer Josh Moore tried to declare on Xbox LIVE that he lives in Fort Gay WV; however the XBL rules enforcement team refused to allow it. More so, the enforcement team also refused to Google the country name or check its ZIP code and threatened to cancel his account if he didn't remove it.

Fort Gay WV about 800 in Wayne County, along West Virginia's western border with Kentucky and its ZIP code is 25514.

"I was mad. ... It makes me feel like they hate gay people," said Moore who plays Call of Duty under the gamertag Joshanboo and whose team has lost a key Search and Destroy competition due to his suspension. "I'm not even gay, and it makes me feel like they were discriminating."

The town's mayor tried to clear the matter up with Microsoft, but the company representatives insisted that the word "gay" is prohibited on XBL even if it is a real town's name. "It was so inappropriate for them, they wouldn't even say the word,"' Thompson told the Associated Press. "They said, 'that word.' It's beyond me. That's the name of our town! It's appalling. It's a slap in our face."'

Stephen Toulouse, director of policy and enforcement for Xbox Live has since apologized to Josh and re-enabled his account after blaming it all on miscommunication.

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Microsoft has no right to

Microsoft has no right to decide what names are to be displayed. What if my real name was Homodog Dike, then my parents would have probly hated me but still that is your name and you should claim it as your own and Microsoft has no right to decide that it is not ethical in their eyes.
I would plant a lawsuit in thier ass

Xbox Gay

Any business who is in it for the profit > not to be trusted in any way.
I got suspended for being, all i can think of, opinionated in my bio. No racism, no derogatory remarks of any shape, kind or form. Two links to non-profitable organisation websites. No reason given just my bio didn't suit their ugly face so they decided to suspend me for a week. idiots.
P.s. Their now upping the monthly cost of Live.. why?

Xbox Gay

Any business who is in it for the profit > not to be trusted in any way.
I got suspended for being, all i can think of, opinionated in my bio. No racism, no derogatory remarks of any shape, kind or form. Two links to non-profitable organisation websites. No reason given just my bio didn't suit their ugly face so they decided to suspend me for a week. idiots.
P.s. Their now upping the monthly cost of Live.. why?

Its ashame that this is what

Its ashame that this is what our society has become. Hopefully we as Americans begin to change our ways. Who cares if someone's gay or not. PS3 is gunna get a wholllle lot of more online players after this hits the news. loll

WTF?

I fail to see what it has to do w/being gay. The problem is those braindead fucks @ Microsoft are too retarded to even Google it. Probably figure if their shitty MSN engine can't find it then it's not there to be found. MICROSOFT, YOU STUPID FUCKNUTS OWE THIS GUY AN APOLOGY & A YEAR OF FREE GAMING. You dog loaves are the only ones that charge for online gaming, your console fucks up almost as much as your OS's & you make people call you to explain why they want to re-install their own original, authentic, genuine, store bought copy of Windows after it's been re-installed "too many times". Go fuck yourself. You, Valve & EA make "good guys" outta the pirates.

Little does Microsoft know

Little does Microsoft know that less than 70 years ago, people were using the word 'gay' to describe something that's happy. The company is being ridiculous and should make a public apology to Josh and the town of Fort Gay.

This shouldn't be offensive to gay people.

How the hell is this, in any way, derogatory towards gay people? They feel people use that word in an offensive manner so they restrict its usage so people don't get offended. *gasp* They aren't banning people for being gay. Granted it's still retarded and they should get their heads out of their asses, apologize to this guy, reimburse him in some way and fix the issue, this still shouldn't be considered offensive to gay people. As a company they are trying to be super sensitive to their customers and protect them from offense in the ways they currently can. It should also be noted that MS is working on a way to censor live voice chat. (Or so I am lead to believe)

On a side note, get some balls, get a computer and download steam. They would definitely allow you to use that city. Or at least, seeing as how I previously had my name as 'Goat Dick' and that wasn't censored, they had better.

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