What’s in a Name?

25 Feb

Some of my favorite posts to read in the account suspention and banning forum are FNCs (Forced Name Changes). People posting demanding their blatently offensive gamertags be restored. Anything that is, looks like, sounds like something offensive will be handed an FNC.

As with your profile bio, your gamertag needs to be rated “E” for everyone. There are plenty of names that can be created that are not swears, drugs, or anything sexual. Use you imagination.

For those of you who have been an FNC might I sugget to just deal with it and pick a new name. Posting in the fourm will only make people like me laugh. FNCs are almost never overturned. The tag must be deemed offensive by the enforcment team. Meaning it is looked at by human eyes.

I also suggest not creating a new gametag that is also offensive. If you continue to create gamertags that are offensive you risk being permanently banned. So the moral here is as usual DON’T BE AN IDIOT!

Still don’t get it? Here’s an excerpt from the Code of Conduct itself…

  • Don’t create a gamertag, profile content, or in-game content that other users may be offended by, this includes comments that look, sound like, stand for, hint at, abbreviate, or insinuate any of the following: profane words/phrases, topics or content of a sexual nature, hate speech (including but not limited to racial, ethnic, or religious slurs), illegal drugs/controlled substances, or illegal activities.
  • Don’t create a gamertag, profile content, or in-game content that references controversial religious topics, notorious people, organizations, or sensitive current or historical events that may also be considered inappropriate.

Posted by on February 25, 2010 in Xbox


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2 responses to “What’s in a Name?

  1. Jim Bennett

    February 25, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    I, agree with you 100%, Jill!!! My problem is with the random and seemingly subjective enforcement of the FNC’s and bannings… Driving me nuts seeing some of them still out there, yet others that may or may not be problematic get hammered!!


  2. bowski477

    February 25, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    I don’t think it necessarily random. I think it more that there are not enough people reporting the offensive GTs and the there are not enough enforcement team members handing out the FNCs or suspensions.

    But yes I see where your frustrations come from as I am the same way 🙂


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