QUOTE(ThaCrip @ Sep 8 2010, 11:13 PM)
personally i think people are WAYYYY to worried about 'offending' people nowadays.
political correctness = thumbs down
Well yes being PC is a huge problem. I hate when people are PC, it makes me sick. Anyways I feel the main reason there is so much PC in this country is because everyone is sue happy. Calling someone or referencing to someone as a racial slur or a slur about their sexual orientation, especially in the work place, can land you in court. That's why companies are so worried about stuff like this. Another thing I hate is double standards.
QUOTE(Anth @ Sep 9 2010, 07:22 AM)
Why is everyone jumping on Microsoft for this, why is it even needed as a top XS news story on my RSS when it was a genuine and simple mistake.
The amount of kids hurling racial and homophobic abuse via the PS3 and 360 and using offensive gamertags/clan tags is crazy, so Microsoft are taking a firm stance on it and trying to get rid of them.
This town is clearly one that can be misconstrued as someone trying to be cleaver in their homophobic insults.
This guy that got suspended for 2/3 days likely got an extra month added to his Live account so he wont be complaining too much.
Really if anything the people on XS should be jumping on the kids thinking they are smart using this type of insults which caused MS to need to take this kind of stance to it.
Sure there is a problem with racial slurs and gay bashers on XBOX live. These aren't huge problems though, part of the game is talking smack and sometimes people go overboard, but remember you do have a mute button. Also if you are worried about kids hearing it, the most common thing on XBOX live is 8-13 year olds calling people these slurs and names. With the amount of messed up people in this country and sexual predators, you shouldn't let your kids near a service they can communicate with the outside world till they are in the higher teens.
The sad thing is though, words are words. Didn't your mommy and daddy ever tell you "Stick and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me" I mean seriously though there are more things to worry about like the billions of ways we could die everyday then worry about someone calling you a fag or the n-word.
BTW did you see this articlehttp://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=720684
During the Xbox Live Enforcement panel at PAX this past weekend, director of policy and enforcement on Xbox Live, Stephen Toulouse (a.k.a. Stepto), recited "Stepto's Law" for the audience. The complex formula is used to determine the validity of a complaint issued by a banned Xbox Live user. The law goes like this:
"The more convoluted, overwrought and lengthy the protest of innocence, the probability of it being bullshit approaches one."
I posted a link to this story because you claim its a simple mistake and complaining about it being a XS story. So basically this d-bag in the article above, says that everyone they ban is guilty, have no word in the matter, even in the rare occasion that a person is honestly innocent and its a mistake on MS's part, they want to hear nothing of it. So what MS is always right? Their methods are always 100% correct?
You know how hard it is to call in or contact someone about being banned from live? They don't want to hear it from you. If you call in, they will basically just blow you off and say there is nothing they can do and you can argue with them until you are blue in the face and they will just say they can't do anything until you get so mad you just hang up. The don't care about you as a customer. They figure they just press the ban button for whatever amount of time on any person and really there is nothing you can do to defend yourself, just take it, maybe even get a new live account because of the time of the suspension is so great.
Great customer service right?