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Xbox Blocks W.Va. Gamer Over Town's Name: Fort Gay
CBS News ^ | Sep. 08, 2010 | AP

Posted on 09/08/2010 10:30:19 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat

(AP) MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Microsoft Corp. and the chief rules enforcer for Xbox Live are apologizing to a small West Virginia town and a 26-year-old gamer accused of violating the online gaming service's code of conduct by publicly declaring he's from Fort Gay - a name the company considered offensive.

The town's name is real. But when Josh Moore tried to tell Seattle-based Microsoft and the enforcement team at Xbox Live, they wouldn't take his word for it. Or Google it. Or check the U.S. Postal Service website for a ZIP code.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: microsoft; politicallycorrect; xbox
Microsoft is apologizing and is going to "make it right" so probaby some free time on Live.
1 posted on 09/08/2010 10:30:20 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: antiRepublicrat

Rename it “Fort Jolly”.


2 posted on 09/08/2010 10:31:36 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: antiRepublicrat

Try “Fort Homosexual”.


3 posted on 09/08/2010 10:32:18 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial President. EVER.)
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To: antiRepublicrat

Good for microsoft - at least for finding the term “Gay” offensive.


4 posted on 09/08/2010 10:33:27 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: antiRepublicrat

Yep, surprise surprise, “gay” is a perfectly fine word that was misappropriated by some to use as a euphemism to describe their activities. Sad that the thought no longer enters anyones’ minds that it could mean anything else.


5 posted on 09/08/2010 10:33:55 AM PDT by noiseman (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: antiRepublicrat

Why did AP tell this out of MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) and not the town Fort Gay?


6 posted on 09/08/2010 10:33:57 AM PDT by ThomasThomas (I am working on it now!)
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To: antiRepublicrat

“Don we now our ... colorful apparel, fa la la, fa la la, la, la, la.”


7 posted on 09/08/2010 10:35:42 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: antiRepublicrat

Apologies in advance for hijacking the thread, but I remember being disappointed when I found out that the movie Fort Apache, the Bronx wasn’t a Western.


8 posted on 09/08/2010 10:35:47 AM PDT by GreenAccord (Bakon Akbar!)
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To: noiseman

That’s so gay


9 posted on 09/08/2010 10:36:49 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: antiRepublicrat

If you live in someplace called Fagopolis, you should buy a Playstation, and MOVE.


10 posted on 09/08/2010 10:38:46 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: antiRepublicrat

This guy is extremely lucky he doesn’t live in Ft Niger, WV.


11 posted on 09/08/2010 10:40:16 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (It's easy being a communist when you're rich.)
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To: antiRepublicrat

I wonder what they would do to Fred and Barney for having a gay old time...


12 posted on 09/08/2010 10:42:35 AM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: antiRepublicrat

No joy in Mudville


13 posted on 09/08/2010 10:43:09 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: antiRepublicrat
But when Josh Moore tried to tell Seattle-based Microsoft and the enforcement team at Xbox Live, they wouldn't take his word for it. Or Google it.

I wouldn't expect a Microsoft employee in their official capacity to use Google.

14 posted on 09/08/2010 10:47:24 AM PDT by whd23 (Every time a link is de-blogged an angel gets its wings.)
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To: whd23

Then Bing it....


15 posted on 09/08/2010 10:48:44 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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To: stefanbatory

Everybody’s cool with that because Betty and Wilma were there, too.


16 posted on 09/08/2010 10:49:19 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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To: antiRepublicrat

He ought to have told them he was from Fort Dix.


17 posted on 09/08/2010 10:51:28 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: antiRepublicrat

So, now ‘gay’ is offensive? What term is now deemed unoffensive?


18 posted on 09/08/2010 10:53:29 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: antiRepublicrat
The town could follow the time honored American way and sue Microsoft. Probably get free Microsoft services and a statue in the town square - subject to be determined later.
19 posted on 09/08/2010 10:59:51 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: antiRepublicrat

Sounds like it’s time for a don’t ask don’t tell policy especially in military-themed games.


20 posted on 09/08/2010 11:07:27 AM PDT by relictele (Me lumen vos umbra regit)
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To: noiseman
Yep, surprise surprise, “gay” is a perfectly fine word that was misappropriated by some to use as a euphemism to describe their activities.

I'm in total agreement with you here. I'm old enough to remember what I consider the rightful meaning of ``gay''. And I'm enough of a fuddy-duddy to NOT use ``gay'' when describing that perversion. It's homosexuality and it's a disgusting, sinful, sad way of life -- anything but ``gay'' in my lexicon.

I'm just waiting patiently for the rest of the world to catch up with me in that regard. :-)

21 posted on 09/08/2010 11:08:01 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas...)
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To: antiRepublicrat
Internet filters have also been the bane of BEAVER University.
22 posted on 09/08/2010 11:09:53 AM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: antiRepublicrat

Storming the rear gates of Ft. Gay...the only military offensive the Dims can fully support.


23 posted on 09/08/2010 11:10:26 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too...)
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To: Cyber Liberty

“Then Bing it....”

Careful how you do that.;-) LOL
Especially in Ft. Gay, West (by God) Virginia!


24 posted on 09/08/2010 11:10:37 AM PDT by rickb308 (Muslims need to check with Native Americans & ask how that whole cowboys & indians thing worked out.)
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To: Onelifetogive

Storming the rear gates of Ft. Gay...the only military offensive Bawny Fwank can fully support.

FIFY


25 posted on 09/08/2010 11:12:25 AM PDT by rickb308 (Muslims need to check with Native Americans & ask how that whole cowboys & indians thing worked out.)
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To: Hacklehead

Hey, that works two ways: you could be saying to buy the new Move motion controller, or you could be telling them to move to a town with a better name.


26 posted on 09/08/2010 11:17:57 AM PDT by Rastus
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To: antiRepublicrat

Fort Gay, WV...All our problems are behind us.


27 posted on 09/08/2010 11:33:00 AM PDT by Snardius
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To: antiRepublicrat

How ‘bout Fort Fudgepacker ?


28 posted on 09/08/2010 11:44:13 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: antiRepublicrat

so when are they going to ban someone from Queer Lake, NY?


29 posted on 09/08/2010 11:47:41 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: noiseman

I used to know a very beautiful girl in high school named Gay.


30 posted on 09/08/2010 11:53:05 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: antiRepublicrat

It’s ironic that Xbox Live blocks almost anything that could be considered remotely offensive, yet in-game voice chat is often nothing but 12 year olds calling people “faggots” and “homos.”


31 posted on 09/08/2010 11:53:43 AM PDT by MediaMole
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