Get banned from Xbox Live: Your complete how-to guide

Everyone knows the easy ways to get banned from Xbox Live. The really obvious ways like installing a mod chip or being a jerk by hurling insults during team play are so overdone. MyCE did a little research and found that there are so many more creative ways to get your Gamertag banned from Xbox Live.

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iamnsuperman2753d ago

"some dirty-minded community members felt personally offended and complained, prompting the ban" what muppet did that...."The latest victim of Microsoft's crusade to rid Xbox Live of "gay" references is Richard Gaywood"
)....who ever reported him is an idiot.....Some people just have unfortunate names

Cevapi882753d ago

whats ridiculous is that we are in the 21st century and GAY is still found to be offensive by people....yet when 12 year olds playing cod or halo get to use every derogatory term in the book, nothing happens....society completely fails when it comes to this issue, especially MS for being so backwards on an issue that will become more prevalent in the years to come

iamnsuperman2753d ago

I got reported and banned on the gametrailers website for writing the word gay in my comment....Some people obviously are a little touchy on it

-Alpha2753d ago (Edited 2753d ago )

"Gay" is offensive because it's used offensively, though in these cases I can easily see it being a touchy issue because people are simply homophobic.

"when 12 year olds playing cod or halo get to use every derogatory term in the book, nothing happens"

That's because it's near impossible to effectively punish these people, much like it's impossible to ban people for watching movies illegally online. It's one of those things that requires great efforts to fight, and something that would be pointless because it's a losing fight to fight.

I know MS tends to ban certain things, especially when it comes to homosexuality, which is unfortunate, but I think they should be able to get their account back if they make a plea, I'm not too sure. I assume people report names as offensive and MS takes them down.

My problem is that if people are going to pay for an online service, they ought to be given the best treatment possible. I understand MS monitors the community, but clearly if they do a bad job they are really going to piss off paying customers who may have been completely innocent.

The issue is, how can you tell? For example, Richard Gaywood easily sounds like something offensive.

ZombieNinjaPanda2753d ago

@Alpha Male

Ohh Dick Gaywood I get it.
Richard = Dick.

ChronoJoe2753d ago

"Gay is offensive because it is used offensively".

Interesting, you and the people that issue these bans seem to share the same level of ignorance. Otherwise you would have said 'gay is offensive WHEN it is used offensively'.

I'm sure you're not ignorant though. Probably simply didn't think before you spoke.

-Alpha2753d ago (Edited 2753d ago )


What? I wasn't speaking generally, just that when it's used on XBL it's usually in an offensive way. I didn't say that the word was offensive, just that in an online setting it's almost always meant offensively.

pustulio2753d ago

I remember somewhere i read they banned some lesbians for putting in their bio that they where lesbians and in a relationship with each other.

That and the Gay bans are fucking RIDICULOUS.

And does someone else noticed that you can see lesbians everywhere and it's fine but if you see two guys it's the fucking devil itself! Kill them!

I lost hope in humanity long ago.


People swearing on CoD or any other game CAN get banned they just need enough complaints, a friend got drunk and while we where playing Halo 3 he would t-bag and call everyone his bitch and lots of stuff well next morning he could get in Xbox Live but he couldn't talk, get in chats or send messages.

I mean is not a real ban but it's some short of ban.

JohnnyBadfinger2753d ago (Edited 2753d ago )

As a person who has been banned from XBLive 4 times and i mean thats a total of about 40 days suspension, i gotta say its more to do with the content of your bio or motto, having to change your name is not classified as a ban simply because all they do is make you change your gamer-tag.

1 suspension was for abusive language in-game communication... which is understandable because i am usually there to make sure no one else enjoys the game but me. and the other 3 were all Motto and Bio related. which were deemed inappropriate or xbl. and 1 was just because of the word penis.

KingKiff2752d ago

Anything related to Jew, Jewish, J-E-W etc. will get you banned.

iPlayGamez2752d ago

actually gay isnt meant to be offensive, homosexuals choose to call themselves gay a while ago because it means happy. yea its ture look it up, gay isnt offensive. fag is offensive on the other hand.

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ian722752d ago

My last name is Cocking. Could I get banned for having cock in my name?
Got to say I don't really like my last name but its what I am called.

Natsu X FairyTail2753d ago

lol @ banning someone because they have obama in their name. CMON SON!

iamnsuperman2753d ago (Edited 2753d ago )

probably a FOX news viewer and thought it sounded like osama... I wouldn't be surprised if I was right some people are just stupid

pustulio2753d ago

The 1 disagree you both got is that FOX news viewer.


Dave13512752d ago (Edited 2752d ago )

Typical democratic liberal response. it couldnt just be that he's a bad president. No its all because of his name. ingorant

Dave13512752d ago (Edited 2752d ago )

i agree

bjornbear2753d ago (Edited 2753d ago )

for having "gay"?! GAY?! what if you ARE GAY and want to make it public?! you get banned? I get the NPD sales...*scratches chin*

poindat2753d ago (Edited 2753d ago )

That WAS the case until very recently when the archaic restrictions were eased a little. Actually, it seems to me like Microsoft simply claimed to have eased the restrictions but hasn't actually changed anything. I wouldn't be surprised.

You'd think people would expect better treatment for their $60 a year. It's a bit of a disgrace.

ambientFLIER2753d ago

"what if you ARE GAY and want to make it public?!"

Then you probably shouldn't do it over a game service that's about playing games. Why are people so concerned with being public about their sexuality these days? And why do they choose to do it in inappropriate forums?

crzyjackbauer2753d ago

you cant type "skeet" in your motto but MW2 has the "skeet shooter" title
skeet skeet skeet skeet!

LowDef2753d ago (Edited 2753d ago )



RankFTW2752d ago

I've no idea what a skeet is but Google here I come.

ZombieNinjaPanda2753d ago

One dude who was banned for "modding his Xbox" should just call up customer service again, complain, and when they don't help him, threaten to sue. Lawsuits always get companies to finally listen.

He doesn't even have to do sue, just the word will help him.

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