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    Xbox LIVE Code of Conduct Update

    After some members of the Xbox LIVE community discovered that it was impossible to use words pertaining to sexual orientation in Gamertags and profiles, and that usage of these words could lead to a LIVE banning, there was a little bit of a justified outcry.

    Thankfully, the Xbox LIVE team has revised the Code of Conduct to allow users to express their race, religion, sexual orientation, and nationality in their Gamertags and profiles. Under the previous policy, this wasn’t allowed, primarily to avoid the usage of these things as slurs, but it ended up excluding part of the Xbox LIVE community. This change in the Code is accompanied by increased enforcement of rules pertaining to the misuse of these terms. Xbox LIVE General Manager Marc Whitten expressed support for the policy change by stating on the Gamerscore blog, “I truly believe that our diversity is what makes us strong: diversity in gaming and entertainment options, and diversity in the people that make up this amazing community.”

    Hopefully this works out as planned, and no one uses the revised policy for evil. (Really, if you do, you deserve the banning.)

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DarkMethod 10K
DarkMethod 10K

Ok let me get this srt-8, On Xbox live it’s ok to put on your GT or pofile to express your race, nationality, religion and sexual orientation. But not the words Prick and Pimp (my old gamertag was pimp method I had it for five years)? Also not doing anything about the consecutive cheating, racial, ethnic, or religious slur droping 6 to 40 year old A holes?!? Come on MS!!! *Throws a neutron bomb at MS*

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutron_bomb

DarkMethod 10k
DarkMethod 10k

My point is words change. Xbox live and PSN should keep up with the changes. Also this express your relationship orientation is a waste of time! My question to MS is why?!?! This is just going to make things worst. The last thing when I be playing XBL with someone is what is there relationship orientation.

Tiffany
Tiffany

And "gay" used to mean happy. The point being?

DarkMethod 10k
DarkMethod 10k

The word pimp has a different meaning now. Have you hear about the old MTV show called Pimp my ride? It's use as a greeting like "Whats up pimp?" ECT.

Tiffany
Tiffany

Those are actually offensive to some people. One is offensive slang, the other indicates a profession with a ton of history of violence against women. Neither are good. As far as labeling yourself gay or a Christian (or both!) that's just a state of being. Neither will get you arrested. Being a pimp, on the other hand...that'll get you behind bars.
And really, if they could keep people from saying that stuff, I bet they would. But that would require turning off voice chat for everyone.

LB
LB

Uh...link?

Tiffany
Tiffany

It's there now! Sorry about that.

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