Microsoft wants me to change my gamertag? WHY?

When trying to log in just now, I received this message:

“In accordance with Xbox LIVE policy, the gamertag Nak3d Eli is no longer allowed. You must change your gamertag before playing online.”

WHAT? This name was created AFTER the last XBL policy update in Nov 2010 and I have never heard a SINGLE complaint about it. In fact:

I have created a reputable YouTube Channel branding my name (http://youtube.com/Nak3dHalo) featured on HBO a dozen times in the past 2 weeks;
I greatly contribute to the community on Waypoint: http://halo.xbox.com/forums/games/f/7/t/35125.aspx;
and bs angel even follows me on Twitter! http://twitter.com/Nak3dHalo

My gamertag is 100% completely in line with XBL policy and I really, really don’t want to change it.

@343/Microsoft, can someone fix this and allow me to play online ASAP? I must do today’s Daily Challenges to continue being the only person in the world who hasn’t missed one.

@the community, do you find my name offensive or out of accordance with XBL policy?

> When trying to log in just now, I received this message:
>
> “In accordance with Xbox LIVE policy, the gamertag Nak3d Eli is no longer allowed. You must change your gamertag before playing online.”
>
> WHAT? This name was created AFTER the last XBL policy update in Nov 2010 and I have never heard a SINGLE complaint about it. In fact:
>
> I have created a reputable YouTube Channel branding my name (http://youtube.com/Nak3dHalo) featured on HBO a dozen times in the past 2 weeks;
> I greatly contribute to the community on Waypoint: http://halo.xbox.com/forums/games/f/7/t/35125.aspx;
> and bs angel even follows me on Twitter! http://twitter.com/Nak3dHalo
>
> My gamertag is 100% completely in line with XBL policy and I really, really don’t want to change it.
>
> @343/Microsoft, can someone fix this and allow me to play online ASAP? I must do today’s Daily Challenges to continue being the only person in the world who hasn’t missed one.
>
> @the community, do you find my name offensive or out of accordance with XBL policy?

Never know with the randoms that you play against in reach, they may of reported your gamertag, for just simply smashing on them. I don’t have a problem with you name, it sucks that that happened to you man :confused:

meh… people must of filed a bunch load of complaints about you’re gamertag, good thing I still have mine because people keep thinking i’m referring to… well uhm, kids say:
"take away the lo"

some immature kids can’t find anything better to do now a days :confused:

> Never know with the randoms that you play against in reach, they may of reported your gamertag, for just simply smashing on them. I don’t have a problem with you name, it sucks that that happened to you man :confused:

I’m also guessing that in the thousands of games I’ve won that at least a few people would report me out of rage.

I understand that an automatic system is in place to report violations, but is there at least a manual override where someone at Microsoft can look and say, “That gamertag is 100% in line with XBL policy and should not be banned”?

That will be -Yoink!- for ya…

Not its not offensive. Thats just them being mentally challenged.

I hope it works out for ya man. All else fails just change it to do the challenges? :confused:

Guess you have to take it up with -Yoink!- now. :confused:

Wow that sucks. Try calling customer support because thats outragous

So you’re gamertag is Nak3d Eli?

If you HAVE to change it, I suggest something close, and clever to what it is now, like:
~ N4ked Eli
~ Naked 3li
~ Nekkid Eli

etc…

Damn that sucks Eli. Hopefully you can call up MS or something and get this sorted out. Otherwise you might just need to change it; keep it close to what it is now of course. Hope you get this sorted out soon.

You should contact @XboxSupport on Twitter. They answer quickly and always help you solve problems. I’m sure they’ll help you with this.

> > Never know with the randoms that you play against in reach, they may of reported your gamertag, for just simply smashing on them. I don’t have a problem with you name, it sucks that that happened to you man :confused:
>
> I’m also guessing that in the thousands of games I’ve won that at least a few people would report me out of rage.
>
> I understand that an automatic system is in place to report violations, but is there at least a manual override where someone at Microsoft can look and say, “That gamertag is 100% in line with XBL policy and should not be banned”?

I really don’t know how this sort of -Yoink- gets around despite the podcasts, pax panels, blog posts, youtube videos, and other PSA pieces the xbox live enforcement puts out there, but seeing that you’re a hermit living under the rock of matchmaking I’ll hip you to something.

Every single complaint is reviewed by a human being. I know, it makes sense, and what that means for you is that someone looked at your gamertag and though that an exposed Mr. Eli wasn’t an image worth sharing with the rest of the gaming public. So, forced name change, you get less pervy, the service gets just a little cleaner, and everybody wins.

Dude that sucks. Maybe fight it or just change your GT to Nak3d Halo

The word Naked.

> When trying to log in just now, I received this message:
>
> “In accordance with Xbox LIVE policy, the gamertag Nak3d Eli is no longer allowed. You must change your gamertag before playing online.”
>
> WHAT? This name was created AFTER the last XBL policy update in Nov 2010 and I have never heard a SINGLE complaint about it. In fact:
>
> I have created a reputable YouTube Channel branding my name (http://youtube.com/Nak3dHalo) featured on HBO a dozen times in the past 2 weeks;
> I greatly contribute to the community on Waypoint: http://halo.xbox.com/forums/games/f/7/t/35125.aspx;
> and bs angel even follows me on Twitter! http://twitter.com/Nak3dHalo
>
> My gamertag is 100% completely in line with XBL policy and I really, really don’t want to change it.
>
> @343/Microsoft, can someone fix this and allow me to play online ASAP? I must do today’s Daily Challenges to continue being the only person in the world who hasn’t missed one.
>
> @the community, do you find my name offensive or out of accordance with XBL policy?

Dude, that’s just really screwed up what they did to you.

I think I would have reported you if I played with or against you, just for the lulz.

I guess you aren’t allowed to be Naked :stuck_out_tongue:

I don’t know man, Microsoft is dumb sometimes.

The Microsoft profanity filter has gone nuts. Haven’t y’all noticed all the words generated by the game itself that MS changees to BLAM! when you save a clip or screenie?

> The Microsoft profanity filter has gone nuts. Haven’t y’all noticed all the words generated by the game itself that MS changees to BLAM! when you save a clip or screenie?

This.

Most likely, Eli wasn’t caught by a conscious human review but rather because a term – presumably “naked” – was added to the filter they apply to gamertags. So far as I am aware, the blacklist for gamertags is not identical to the blacklist for user-created content, but it’s highly likely that the filters themselves are the same. Retroactive blocking has been seen in the user-created content filter, so it could possibly have happened with the gamertag filter in Eli’s case.

Your name is neither offensive nor in violation of the XBL terms and conditions. Microsoft is in err and they should appologize. I’ll complain to them for you. I’m sure it won’t do much good, but it will cause them to have to pay their employees extra wages to deal with the email. Even if it’s just 30 seconds of paid time, they deserve to lose that working revenue.

thats dumb bro i didnt know the word naked was so offensive