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    Xbox blocks W.Va. gamer over town's name: Fort Gay

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Microsoft Corp. and the chief rules enforcer for Xbox Live are apologizing to a small West Virginia town and a 26-year-old gamer accused of violating the online gaming service's code of conduct by publicly declaring he's from Fort Gay a name the company considered offensive.
    The town's name is real. But when Josh Moore tried to tell Seattle-based Microsoft and the enforcement team at Xbox Live, they wouldn't take his word for it. Or Google it. Or check the U.S. Postal Service website for a ZIP code.
    Instead, they suspended his gaming privileges for a few days until Moore could convince them the location in his profile, "fort gay WV," wasn't a joke or a slur: It's an actual community of about 800 in Wayne County, along West Virginia's western border with Kentucky.



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    All that technology at their fingertips, and they wouldn't waste 5 keystrokes to check a Zip code in the USPS's website??? Damn, that's.... typical.
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