[lg policy] Xbox enforces user policy, suspends accounts that use strong language

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Sun Dec 1 21:42:41 UTC 2013

Xbox enforces user policy, suspends accounts that use strong language

 Compiled by Amanda
Deseret News

Published: Saturday, Nov. 30 2013 5:40 p.m. MST

Updated: 20 hours ago


 Microsoft, the company behind Xbox live, has been cracking down on the
language its users employ while playing games, even suspending accounts
that violate their user policy against it


Xbox has a no-tolerance policy for foul language in its latest incarnation
of communication between gamers.

Users of Xbox live, which allows you to play and communicate with gamers
around the world, better watch their mouths.

Microsoft, the company behind Xbox, has been cracking down on the language
its users employ while playing games, even suspending accounts that violate
their user policy against it.

"(W)e take Code of Conduct moderation via Upload Studio very seriously. We
want a clean, safe and fun environment for all users," Microsoft told CNN.
profanity as well as other Code of Conduct violations will be enforced upon
and result in suspension of some or all privileges on Xbox Live. We remain
committed to preserving and promoting a safe, secure and enjoyable
experience for all of our Xbox Live members."

Xbox has banned offensive users from uploading videos on the new Xbox One's
Upload Studios, as well as accessing other apps like Skype through their
system, The Guardian

"One user known as rbevanx
get the message "Choose
something else to play" <http://imgur.com/kGouPEK> simply because I assume
MS was not happy about a video I uploaded,’ ” The Guardian

on to explain that some were astonished that Microsoft would take such
a stance, while at the same time promoting games that contained obscenities.

"Saying that swearing is not to be tolerated (at least partially) in this
one area of gaming on top of a platform that is an obscenity cannon just
feels squishy," Alex Wilhelm wrote for
"Also, it's inconsistent. And as I don't think that language deemed by some
as 'foul' should be banned while playing games, I don't think that it
should be banned in uploaded videos of games being played."

"However," wrote Damien Johnson at Highlight Press,
have praised the actions of Microsoft and reminded the gaming public that
there are millions of Xbox One owners the world over of a very young and
impressionable age — all of whom should have access to a gaming environment
that’s guaranteed safe and free from profanity."


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