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 Post subject: My Xbox Gamertag ban
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 7:46 
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I want to carry out a gamertag experiment. I want one person to register a new account with a new tag, with a name I will supply, and the other person to complain about it, then we'll see what happens. Anyone up for it?


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 Post subject: Re: I need two volunteers who can get on their 360 this morning
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 8:02 
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If I can sign up for it on the LIVE website then I'm in. If I need my Xbox, then I'm out. :(

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 Post subject: Re: I need two volunteers who can get on their 360 this morning
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 8:09 
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No, you'll both need to be on the Xbox and in the same game together, I don't want the complain to look suspicious -- it needs to be from a real game.


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 Post subject: Re: I need two volunteers who can get on their 360 this morning
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 8:15 
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Then no, sorry. I can be available from 4, however. I'm sure you'll be sorted by then, though.

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 Post subject: Re: I need two volunteers who can get on their 360 this morning
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 8:28 
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This sounds deeply suspicious.

I like it!
Sadly I can't help, as I am at work, and they have yet to allow me to play on my xbox at work. :'(

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 Post subject: Re: I need two volunteers who can get on their 360 this morning
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Dimrill and Mr Dave are your best bets.

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 Post subject: Re: I need two volunteers who can get on their 360 this morning
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 8:41 
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Ah, so you are the richardgaywood that was on Kotaku. I knew if I procrastinated long enough I wouldn't have to ask.


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 Post subject: Re: I need two volunteers who can get on their 360 this morning
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 8:52 
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How many other people are going to be called Richard Gaywood on Xbox LIVE???

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 Post subject: Re: I need two volunteers who can get on their 360 this morning
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 8:58 
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BikNorton wrote:
Ah, so you are the richardgaywood that was on Kotaku. I knew if I procrastinated long enough I wouldn't have to ask.
Duh :D


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 Post subject: Re: I need two volunteers who can get on their 360 this morning
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 9:00 
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 Post subject: Re: I need two volunteers who can get on their 360 this morning
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 Post subject: Re: I need two volunteers who can get on their 360 this morning
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 9:20 
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In fairness, whilst we talked about the article and name-banning on here, it was exclusively within the Call of Duty thread. Perhaps we should split it out for a wider audience?

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 Post subject: Re: I need two volunteers who can get on their 360 this morning
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 9:25 

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Is the owt we can do to get you your name back?

Surely if thereismore complaints at the banning than at the name, they'll everse. Threaten to close accounts? Also, did they not teach Americans that GAy ever meant anyhting other than bumsexual, particularly as an adjective to describe a tree-coverd area pleasing to the senses?

Etymology, Uncle Sam, etymology.

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 Post subject: Re: I need two volunteers who can get on their 360 this morning
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 9:54 
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Curiosity wrote:
In fairness, whilst we talked about the article and name-banning on here, it was exclusively within the Call of Duty thread. Perhaps we should split it out for a wider audience?


OMG WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT EARLIER????!?!111

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 Post subject: Re: I need two volunteers who can get on their 360 this morning
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No, I was being sarcastic. Obviously my gentle prodding in that thread went unnoticed. Not that you'd have read it anyway, having 'moved on'.

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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 10:02 
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Are we having a problem?

Also:
http://digg.com/xbox/Xbox_Live_Bans_A_G ... n_Gamertag
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 Post subject: Re: I need two volunteers who can get on their 360 this morning
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I really really despair at the state of the world when reading those comments. And listening to most people on live.

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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 10:12 
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Crikey, those comments are beyond retarded.

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 Post subject: Re: I need two volunteers who can get on their 360 this morning
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 Post subject: Re: I need two volunteers who can get on their 360 this morning
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To be fair, nobody there has mentioned whelks yet.

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 Post subject: Re: I need two volunteers who can get on their 360 this morning
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This reminds me of the time that yahtzee said that the xbox community were a load of hooting dickholes. Seems accurate to me.

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 Post subject: Re: I need two volunteers who can get on their 360 this morning
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 10:27 
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To be fair, nobody there has mentioned whelks yet.


You're a self fulfilling prophecy when it comes to whelks, CUS. I think you've got a whelk problem.

I understand they don't have whelks in the US, though, so salvation may be at hand.

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 Post subject: Re: I need two volunteers who can get on their 360 this morning
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 10:30 
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 Post subject: Re: I need two volunteers who can get on their 360 this morning
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 10:45 
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I wonder if "ISmokeFags" would be allowed as a Gamertag?

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 Post subject: Re: I need two volunteers who can get on their 360 this morning
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You've made El Reg, Richard!

Did they actually contact you, or did they just copy and paste your comment from elsewhere?

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 Post subject: Re: I need two volunteers who can get on their 360 this morning
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Dimrill wrote:
I really really despair at the state of the world when reading those comments. And listening to most people on live.


Don't worry, it's not the world, just overprivileged morons sat in front of computers. The world is too busy hating foreign people to care.

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Dimrill wrote:
I really really despair at the state of the world when reading those comments. And listening to most people on live.


Don't worry, it's not the world, just overprivileged morons sat in front of computers. The world is too busy hating foreign people to care.


Only a forriner would talk like that, though. Are you an immigrant?

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 Post subject: Re: I need two volunteers who can get on their 360 this morning
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You've made El Reg, Richard!

Did they actually contact you, or did they just copy and paste your comment from elsewhere?
I emailed them last night. The Inquirer has just put it up too though -- once you get on three sites it becomes self-propagaing.

I'm still looking for volunteers for skullduggery.


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 Post subject: Re: I need two volunteers who can get on their 360 this morning
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 11:12 
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Also, the Digg commenters are being a lot nicer than most of the Kotaku ones.


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 Post subject: Re: I need two volunteers who can get on their 360 this morning
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 11:13 
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I'm around from 4ish, as I said previously. Give me a shout later.

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 Post subject: Re: I need two volunteers who can get on their 360 this morning
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Dude... get off the gaywood / gay screennames. No one wants to hear this ***** anymore. HA HA, we get it, your gay, and want to show everyone in the world. Last time I checked, it was cool doing something like the in the later 90's, but now, we don't care. And this is the same guy that did the gay name last time.


Erm, I think someone missed the point a little!!

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 Post subject: Re: I need two volunteers who can get on their 360 this morning
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Blimey, I've made the front page of Digg.


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 Post subject: Re: I need two volunteers who can get on their 360 this morning
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It pains me immensely that none of this is resulting in any kind of advertisement-revenue-related benefit for you.

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Grim... wrote:
Yeah, I mentioned that this morning.
I saw the link to the story, which was up from yesterday, but I didn't know it had made it to the front page.

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It pains me immensely that none of this is resulting in any kind of advertisement-revenue-related benefit for you.
Yeah, I pondered that yesterday before emailing all the news sites but I couldn't figure a moneymaking angle in.


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Dude... get off the gaywood / gay screennames. No one wants to hear this ***** anymore. HA HA, we get it, your gay, and want to show everyone in the world. Last time I checked, it was cool doing something like the in the later 90's, but now, we don't care. And this is the same guy that did the gay name last time.


Erm, I think someone missed the point a little!!

(We need a "whoosh" smilie)


Someone should make them senior editor of Encyclopaedia Dramatica

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My friend in Australia heard of this over the XBMC RSS feed, whatever that is!

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My surname is Wilcock, I wonder if that would get banned. Probably not. I'd probably have to be called Gaycock, or something.

Some geniuses at school, who are now either dolers or dead-enders came up with all kinds of hilarious permutations for my surname, hohoho. Less funny of course when I'm mashing their heads against an angle-grinder.

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Are you kidding? It has COCK in it! ho!

Actually it's what I like to do when people can't spell my name correctly. They try to spell it with an x, or an xs, or a cks at the end. So I usually just say 'Wilcock, as in, you know, COCK'.

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Curiosity wrote:
My friend in Australia heard of this over the XBMC RSS feed, whatever that is!
Xbox Media Center I imagine, the all-codec-playback software for the original Xbox. Their site has a community news bit, it probably came out from there.

I was keeping track to various articles reporting on it but I've just lost track now, there are too many.


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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 14:50 
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What-ho, chaps!

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The RSS reader in Xbox Media Center is set up by default to slurp headlines from http://www.xbox-scene.com and display them in a scrolling ticker.

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But are you making any CASH out of it? Notoriety is fine, but what about CASH?

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My surname is Wilcock, I wonder if that would get banned.

You should marry Richard and both go double-barrelled. :luv:


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ComicalGnomes wrote:
My surname is Wilcock, I wonder if that would get banned.

You should marry Richard and both go double-barrelled. :luv:
With a simple change to my first name I could be RockHard Gay Wood Will Cock.


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We can call our kids 'Twat' and 'Cunt'.

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