Xbox Live "Gay" Crackdown MIGHT Be Getting A Little Out Of Hand

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Last week, Microsoft banned a user from Xbox Live for having the gamertag theGAYERgamer. Things did not end well. Now, tonight, we get an email from another Xbox Live user whose gamertag has been barred because it violates XBL policies (remember, you can't have a sexual term in your name, regardless of sexual orientation). The incriminating gamertag? RichardGaywood. The problem here? It's the gamertag of Richard Gaywood, a now-slightly-disgruntled 360 owner from the UK (and yes, we've confirmed this is his real name). Oops.

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lukeplunkett
Luke Plunkett

To Everyone wondering aloud just what the policies on this kind of thing are (ie how they can be reported, how the team deal with them, etc), this might help:

[kotaku.com]

OK, it WILL help.