MS bashes Gay(wood) Xbox Live gamer
Brit's surname ruled offside
A Brit gamer has fallen foul of an Xbox live policy that disallows any apparent references to the Friends of Dorothy in gamertags.
Microsoft recently ruled "theGAYERgamer" well offside, and quickly moved to deal with Reg reader Richard Gaywood's online moniker, as you can see.
Richard told El Reg that MS could have verified the authenticity of his surname from his Live profile, and sighed: "I can't decide if I'm amused or annoyed by this. Amused by it all but annoyed at the stupidity, I think."
We attempted to contact MS for a comment this morning, but our reporter Tristram Hornblower was cut off by the Beast of Redmond's switchboard after his identity tripped the company's "probable homosexualist" panic switch. ®
I actually had this page of comments bookmarked to see if you'd get back and confirm.
Nice to see you're still about. You were consistently the 'preferred' lab guy when it came to answering questions for our group.
Conversations in our sessions always went something like:
"Couldn't do question 6, the example didn't work"
"Oh yeah that one. That Richard guy showed me what to do."
"Richard Gaywood, guy with the beard?"
"Oh him! Yeah he was busy though. By the way, bit mean, innit? I think he's alright."
"What do you mean?"
"You called him GAYwood"
"That's his name."
"No, it's GRAYwood."
I had to force them to slyly read your ID badge to convince them of it. Oh how the yoof of today have corrupted the language...
Big Fat Gay was my tag on HL2DM for ages
I changed it to Fudge Club
That's not another Richard Gaywood mate. That's me too. Same one.