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Old 07-18-11, 11:08 AM   #1
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MS forced me to change my gamertag....

So I booted up my 360 and got a message that I had to change my gamertag due to xbox live rules or something.

Sh4mwowT4mpon

Is this gamertag really that offensive? Juvenile and a little immature, yes, but offensive? I just thought it was funny.

if the tag contained profanity or racial slurs...sure it should be changed. But is tampon really that offensive?

I couldn't believe it.
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Old 07-18-11, 11:12 AM   #2
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Re: MS forced me to change my gamertag....



Not at your tag, but the fact you have to change it. I think the offensive part is using numbers in place of letters.
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Old 07-18-11, 11:23 AM   #3
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Re: MS forced me to change my gamertag....

Good thing you didn't spell Banana with three "4"s.
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Old 07-18-11, 11:27 AM   #4
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Re: MS forced me to change my gamertag....

it can't be the numbers. tons of people use the numbers in the tag. A woman's menstrual cycle evidently grosses out Microsoft.
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Old 07-18-11, 11:30 AM   #5
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Re: MS forced me to change my gamertag....

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it can't be the numbers. tons of people use the numbers in the tag.
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Old 07-18-11, 11:53 AM   #6
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Re: MS forced me to change my gamertag....

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So I booted up my 360 and got a message that I had to change my gamertag due to xbox live rules or something.

Sh4mwowT4mpon

Is this gamertag really that offensive? Juvenile and a little immature, yes, but offensive? I just thought it was funny.

if the tag contained profanity or racial slurs...sure it should be changed. But is tampon really that offensive?

I couldn't believe it.
Personally, I'm much more offended by Banana Luke...
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Old 07-18-11, 12:07 PM   #7
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Re: MS forced me to change my gamertag....

Trying to make sense of it makes me want to stab my brain with a Q Tip. So maybe they changed it for user safety.
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Old 07-18-11, 12:28 PM   #8
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Re: MS forced me to change my gamertag....

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Personally, I'm much more offended by Banana Luke...


it is a weird gamertag too, the history with it goes back to one of the WWE games on the Gamecube. My friends and I had this "stable" of funny created wrestlers -- Banana Luke was the leader.


that is until he turned heel and became L.A. Luke.
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Old 07-18-11, 12:35 PM   #9
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Re: MS forced me to change my gamertag....

This thread proves one thing, and one thing only. Humor is totally subjective and a very personal thing.
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Old 07-18-11, 12:55 PM   #10
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Re: MS forced me to change my gamertag....

I wasn't offended by your gamertag... but I don't need to be reminded about T4mpons either.
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Old 07-18-11, 01:05 PM   #11
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Re: MS forced me to change my gamertag....

All it takes is one complaint filed against you and MS looks into it. I wouldn't say it's overly offensive, but then again it's more offensive than it is funny.

Point is, if one person found it offensive enough to report, than yeah, it's probably offensive. Why straddle that line to begin with? Just pick something normal.
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Old 07-18-11, 02:28 PM   #12
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Re: MS forced me to change my gamertag....

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Just pick something normal.
Where is the fun in that?


I just don't see how anyone could be offended by shamwowtampon. it isn't like I called it bloody tampon or something.
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Old 07-18-11, 02:35 PM   #13
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Re: MS forced me to change my gamertag....

I'm guessing you're not quite getting the response you hoped from this thread.
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Old 07-18-11, 02:39 PM   #14
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Re: MS forced me to change my gamertag....

i forget that dvdtalk is more of the "wine and cheese" crowd.


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Old 07-18-11, 02:40 PM   #15
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Re: MS forced me to change my gamertag....

Curious if you actually had to use the 4's because "Shamwowtampon" was already taken? Or did you replace the a's with 4's because you knew it was probably an unacceptable name and were trying to get past automatic filters?
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Old 07-18-11, 02:44 PM   #16
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Curious if you actually had to use the 4's because "Shamwowtampon" was already taken? Or did you replace the a's with 4's because you knew it was probably an unacceptable name and were trying to get past automatic filters?

i just did the 4's because that was just something i wanted to do. i honestly didn't think this would be a controversial name. like I said, i just thought is was funny (to me at least). i wasn't trying to beat the system
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Old 07-18-11, 02:49 PM   #17
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Re: MS forced me to change my gamertag....

Well, there are young kids playing on live ... all it would take is for one parent to get a question from their little tyke "Mommy, what's a shamwowtampon?" for them to lodge a complaint. I'd probably file a complaint too. There are better ways to express your creativity.

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Old 07-18-11, 02:55 PM   #18
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Re: MS forced me to change my gamertag....

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Personally, I'm much more offended by Banana Luke...
I just set up an Urbandictionary page saying that a Banana Luke is "Peeling back the foreskin and then pretending to cut off someone else's hand with the 'saber'." Now I'm going to report the gamertag to MS.
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i forget that dvdtalk is more of the "wine and cheese" crowd.


You brought the whine and the rest of us brought the cheese.
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Old 07-18-11, 03:00 PM   #21
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Re: MS forced me to change my gamertag....

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You brought the whine and the rest of us brought the cheese.


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Old 07-18-11, 03:57 PM   #22
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Re: MS forced me to change my gamertag....

My account got "Temporarily Restricted" because I used the phrase "Poon Juice" as my description under my username.

I thought that was a bit excessive (especially since I had had that description for over 5 years). I don't turn on my X-box much anymore and didn't know this had happened until my friend called me one day and said my account was banned. I just had to log back on and remove it and then my account was back to normal.

I'm kind of curious as to what words are triggering the moderators to send out notices. "Tampon" doesn't seem that bad. If my username was P4ntyR4ider, I wonder if it would get flagged? Where's the line on "offensive"?
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Old 07-18-11, 04:13 PM   #23
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Re: MS forced me to change my gamertag....

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I'm kind of curious as to what words are triggering the moderators to send out notices. "Tampon" doesn't seem that bad. If my username was P4ntyR4ider, I wonder if it would get flagged? Where's the line on "offensive"?
MS doesn't actively look for offenders. It's all based on the feedback system. It's not that "Poon Juice" slipped through the cracks for 5 years, it's that no gamer cared enough to report it. Once someone does, then they pull up your info and make a judgement call.

Then I assume all these words/phrases go into a database to prevent future accounts from even trying to use them.

So there is no "line" on offensive until someone reports it.
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Old 07-18-11, 04:14 PM   #24
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Little kids ruin everything.
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Old 07-18-11, 04:18 PM   #25
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Using numbers in words should be an automatic ban.
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