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Man's XBox Live Account Cancelled Due To His Surname

I understand TheGayGamer and his second try TheGayerGamer being banned from XBL but this is just ridiculous.

"After that fuss t'other day when Xbox Live banned the gamertag TheGayerGamer, I wondered if this would happen; lo and behold it has. They've banned my gamertag too. What makes this funny is that my old tag is just my name — Gaywood is my surname, which they could easily verify from my Live profile etc. I can't decide if I'm amused or annoyed by this.

Thought you might like to note this in your coverage of the story. I'd suspect anyone with the string "gay" in their name is going to get a free new Gamertag soon. I haven't played much on public live servers of late, so I suspect this is more likely to be down to an automated script trawling the database rather than individual tags that have been complained about. So, where does this end? What if my home address is in Scunthorpe?"

Poor Richard Gaywood. I mean getting banned is bad enough but imagine the beatdowns this guy got growing up.
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About PetiePalone of us since 12:55 PM on 11.14.2006


26 year old gamer from the east coast. Some call me PhonySoprano since I'm Italian, from NJ and NOT in the Mafia. Nor do I apply copious amounts of hairgel, wear thick gold chains and scream "Who ate all the gabba-gool?!" The rest of Dtoid knows me as PetiePal or Petie.

I'm a IT Professional, Network engineer, Project Manager and Technical Writer by trade. Gamer not by choice but destiny calling. The second I played me some Atari and old ass Sierra games I was hooked. Playing ever since.

Favorite Games Of All Time

Super Mario Brothers 1,2,3, Legacy of The Wizard, Ultima: Exodus (NES)
Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time (N64)
The New Tetris, Super Mario 64 (N64)
Bezerk!, Haunted House, Adventure (Atari)
Half Life 1 & 2, Duke Nukem, Heretic, Hexen, Quake, Blood, All Sierra Games Ever (PC)
Halo 1 & 2, Call Of Duty series, Elder Scrolls, Dead Rising(XBox/360)
Final Fantasy series, Katamari Damacy series, Grand Theft Auto series (PS2)

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