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Microsoft Suspends Gamer For Being From Fort Gay

samzenpus posted about 4 years ago | from the welcom-to-hell-michigan dept.

Microsoft 490

maclizard writes "The town's name is real. But when Josh Moore tried to tell Seattle-based Microsoft and the enforcement team at Xbox Live that Fort Gay was a real place, they wouldn't take his word for it. Or Google it. Or check the US Postal Service website for a ZIP code. I personally feel for those of you from Big Bone Lick, KY."

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Someone on XBL try this... (5, Funny)

grub (11606) | about 4 years ago | (#33512848)


"Mais oui! The name of my village in France is indeed Goatse! We even have a... how you say... website! [goatse.fr] "

Re:Someone on XBL try this... (5, Informative)

Niris (1443675) | about 4 years ago | (#33512904)

For those with less-than cast iron stomachs, that site is NSFW and _is_ goatse.

please change your sig (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33513310)

You might not realize this, but your sig is hostile and transphobic, even if it is a quote by Carlin. It's inappropriate to refer to a trans woman as a 'transsexual guy'

Re:please change your sig (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33513486)

Why is it inappropriate?

Re:Someone on XBL try this... (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33512932)

I'm from Fucking. And my ex lives on Gropecunt Lane. Does that mean that our accounts will be suspended, too?

Re:Someone on XBL try this... (1)

Z00L00K (682162) | about 4 years ago | (#33513340)

And watch out if you are living on "Gay Road", that can also be a problem.

Or if you refer to Git Gay [wikipedia.org] .

Re:Someone on XBL try this... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33512938)

Well played sir. I fell for it--actually thought it was a site in france.

Sigh.

Now to complain to my content filter provider for not catching it

Re:Someone on XBL try this... (0)

grub (11606) | about 4 years ago | (#33512946)

Woot, yes! Thanks :)
It was't meant as a troll, either. The domain is there for all to see. hee hee

Re:Someone on XBL try this... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33513052)

What has this place turned into? Bunch of pussy moderators. Mod it freaking Interesting or Informative so people will blindly click the link. The Joker needs to pay the moderators a visit and find out why they're so serious.

Turing word: irrigate
In a sentence: If Goatse offends the moderators I hope they never see a chubby Asian girl irrigate her colon.

Re:Someone on XBL try this... (3, Funny)

spun (1352) | about 4 years ago | (#33513088)

Didn't mean it as a troll? I think you might be stretching the truth there. I hope no one is sore at you, but some people find it to be quite a big deal. I'm surprised you tried to fit such a reference into this discussion. I mean, I don't want to be a huge ass about it, but your timing stinks.

Re:Someone on XBL try this... (1)

Torodung (31985) | about 4 years ago | (#33513202)

I think you might need some Vaseline to go with that dry wit.

--
Toro

Re:Someone on XBL try this... (0)

grub (11606) | about 4 years ago | (#33513210)

Seriously. Meant as funny. You'd think by now everyone on the planet would know it.
Ah well, I am but a simple man from Goatse.

Re:Someone on XBL try this... (1)

grub (11606) | about 4 years ago | (#33513288)

Oh man am I a tard. I didn't realize it was you, spun.
Well done, you got me. Could have probably put in a tubgirl link and have got me to click on it, too.

Re:Someone on XBL try this... (1)

spun (1352) | about 4 years ago | (#33513480)

I do my best. :)

Re:Someone on XBL try this... (2, Funny)

migla (1099771) | about 4 years ago | (#33513222)

"Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to my vacation at Lake Titicaca. Try to make a joke out of that, Mr. Smart Guy."

Re:Someone on XBL try this... (1)

RyuuzakiTetsuya (195424) | about 4 years ago | (#33512986)

Oh god I believed you and I'm at work.

Thank god I opened a new tab and didn't bother peering inside.

Re:Someone on XBL try this... (1)

GodfatherofSoul (174979) | about 4 years ago | (#33513386)

Oh God, the horrors of Goatse.cx and rickrolling combined. Got me as well :(

Re:Someone on XBL try this... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33513418)

"Dick" is a valid Dutch firstname "de Cock" is a valid surname, actualy famous because of a detective book/tv series.
Wonder if I call myself "Dick de Cock" what happens.

Depending on country your name may give funny thoughts...

"just google it" (2, Funny)

everyplace (527571) | about 4 years ago | (#33512850)

Obviously they would Bing it

Re:"just google it" (4, Funny)

CarpetShark (865376) | about 4 years ago | (#33512862)

Obviously they would Bing it

Not if they have any sense ;)

Re:"just google it" (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33512934)

Obviously they would Bing it

Not if they have any sense ;)

I dunno, even Google's got that Google Instant thing. I don't think it would be advisable to do that either.

Re:"just google it" (1)

El_Muerte_TDS (592157) | about 4 years ago | (#33512972)

I seriously think "zing" would have been a better name for it.

Re:"just google it" (3, Funny)

Marc Desrochers (606563) | about 4 years ago | (#33513006)

That would explain why they didn't get any useful results.

Re:"just google it" (4, Funny)

Gruturo (141223) | about 4 years ago | (#33513036)

Obviously they would Bing it

Noone's that crazy.

Just today I gave Bing another try, since Google wasn't finding anything (admittedly on an impossibly arcane thing, the searchstring was Elepturabiturcurcurru, which should be the original Mesopotamian name for Noah's ark according to a guy on a talk show many years ago, I never found out if he was serious or a crackpot). Googling yielded 0 results (after this post it'll probably be 1, haha), even when trying to change the spelling a bit or breaking it into 2 words. So I thought, let's give Bing a chance, maybe it magically stopped sucking. The word as a whole returned 0 results as well, but once broken down in 2 ("elepturabitur curcurru") it caused a "Were you looking for: elepturabitur curcuru" clickable link to appear.
Yay! Click. Wait. 0 results. Meh.

Re:"just google it" (4, Interesting)

Gruturo (141223) | about 4 years ago | (#33513104)

Just today I gave Bing another try, [...]

Quoting myself. 130 seconds after posting, Google has 1 search result for that word. Christ. Guys, you're truly awesome.

Re:"just google it" (2, Informative)

Erikderzweite (1146485) | about 4 years ago | (#33513324)

To be fair, bing now finds it too. But I noticed that middle-click paste does not work on bing's input field for me (chrome 6 on openSuse 11.3). Google's does work.

Re:"just google it" (1)

Soul-Burn666 (574119) | about 4 years ago | (#33513440)

This topic has died in an Elepturabiturcurcurru accident.

Re:"just google it" (1)

bsDaemon (87307) | about 4 years ago | (#33513118)

Try your search again... it now gets result, but its this post.

Re:"just google it" (1)

Gruturo (141223) | about 4 years ago | (#33513176)

That was exactly my point.

Re:"just google it" (1)

countSudoku() (1047544) | about 4 years ago | (#33513394)

What?!

Oh, I see; zing, er bing CORRECTLY ignores this obviously made up word and google only makes a reference to it as a joke. On us! Bad Google, stop doing the evils! Sheesh.

Seriously, I'm suspending "Microsoft" for this. Enough with this gay stuff, it's like the frickin' Howard Stern Show in Redmond already! Make it stop.

Re:"just google it" (1)

autocracy (192714) | about 4 years ago | (#33513376)

One presenter at DEFCON joked... he said something similar to, "Bing it! Go to bing.com, type in "Google", click search... click on the first link... now type in what you want..."

Summary... (5, Informative)

The MAZZTer (911996) | about 4 years ago | (#33512886)

The summary stops a bit short... they already unsuspended him, the article even says so at the end.

Re:Summary... (2, Informative)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | about 4 years ago | (#33513450)

They also apologized. http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/08/microsoft-apologizes-for-suspending-fort-gay-gamer/ [joystiq.com]

Yet another example of Slashdot Sensationalism. This is why nobody should assume they have mastered a topic solely because they read all the Slashdot babble about it.

I think words were transposed... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33512908)

He must have said he was from a Gay Fort....

Just to get it out of the way... (5, Informative)

tool462 (677306) | about 4 years ago | (#33512910)

499 Odd City names: http://www.keepersoflists.org/index.php?lid=3864 [keepersoflists.org]

Now I've just rendered every post after mine redundant. Have at it, mods.

Re:Just to get it out of the way... (1)

eddy (18759) | about 4 years ago | (#33512970)

That's like a cheat-sheet for The Larry King Game [kevinpollakschatshow.com]

Re:Just to get it out of the way... (1, Redundant)

steve_thatguy (690298) | about 4 years ago | (#33513070)

Nope. The list seems to miss Fucking, Austria [wikipedia.org] .

Re:Just to get it out of the way... (1)

damien_kane (519267) | about 4 years ago | (#33513110)

Do you have a problem with Fucking?
I suggest that, in the future, you refrain from talking about Fucking in polite company. It is not for the feint of heart.

Re:Just to get it out of the way... (1)

Tekfactory (937086) | about 4 years ago | (#33513134)

If they missed it, then how come its #34 on the list?

Re:Just to get it out of the way... (1)

steve_thatguy (690298) | about 4 years ago | (#33513170)

Doh! That's what I get for just searching for the word and not for * replacements.

I still take issue with the list if that is #34.

Re:Just to get it out of the way... (2, Funny)

Soul-Burn666 (574119) | about 4 years ago | (#33513420)

It's actually quite hilarious that it is #34, as in rule 34 :)

Re:Just to get it out of the way... (2, Funny)

The MAZZTer (911996) | about 4 years ago | (#33513298)

Hey, my ancestry goes back to Austria! You take that back!

Re:Just to get it out of the way... (2, Informative)

OrangeTide (124937) | about 4 years ago | (#33513338)

It doesn't have Gaylord, Michigan [wikipedia.org] . (It does have Hell, Michigan though)

Re:Just to get it out of the way... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33513354)

Intercourse, PA is listed twice. If you combine the votes, it would be in the top position.

Re:Just to get it out of the way... (2, Interesting)

mooingyak (720677) | about 4 years ago | (#33513426)

I think #9 on that list is my favorite:

North, South Carolina

Re:Just to get it out of the way... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33513458)

Login To Vote 7 26 French Lick, Indiana :(

Royal Center, Indiana (my son goes to School here) isn't on the list :-)

Huh? (4, Insightful)

Dyinobal (1427207) | about 4 years ago | (#33512936)

What's microsofts problem with stuff that's gay? Do they hate gay people?

Re:Huh? (1, Insightful)

bsDaemon (87307) | about 4 years ago | (#33512976)

I think they think he hates gay people and was calling his lame town gay or something. Also, that if an actual gay person saw his town and thought he was using gay as an insult then they might get offended, and next thing you know, MS will have a color-coordinated protest on their hands. Or something.

The truly sad part is some unemployed guy who plays video games all day ends up getting AP coverage thereby legitimizing his unproductive ways.

Re:Huh? (2, Insightful)

nomadic (141991) | about 4 years ago | (#33513008)

The truly sad part is some unemployed guy who plays video games all day ends up getting AP coverage thereby legitimizing his unproductive ways.

I try not to hold unemployment against anybody right now in this economy, when even minimum wage jobs get more applications than there are openings.

Re:Huh? (1)

bsDaemon (87307) | about 4 years ago | (#33513096)

True, and I suppose the economy in WV was never really the best to begin with, but there's got to be a coal mine or something he can go work in. Pays better than minimum wage, and its exercise.

Re:Huh? (1)

butterflysrage (1066514) | about 4 years ago | (#33513184)

ya, go down into that coal mine and get some fresh air!

Re:Huh? (1)

bsDaemon (87307) | about 4 years ago | (#33513260)

I've worked construction, demolition, hay farming, etc, during summers when I was in school. There's nothing wrong with honest work, even if doing it sort of sucks.

I'd rather be a coal miner than be called out in the international press for having no job and bitching about video games.

Re:Huh? (2, Insightful)

butterflysrage (1066514) | about 4 years ago | (#33513320)

my point was that the whole "it's exercise" thing is kinda lost when looked at the big picture. Yes, getting out and moving is good for you, breathing in coal dust for 12h a day for 20 years.... kinda offsets any perks you get from the exercise.

Re:Huh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33513306)

So some gay guy thought this other fellow was being a c*cksucker?

Re:Huh? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33513150)

Their problem is that the homophobic children of our society have come to use the word "gay" as a general purpose insult, and the homophobic adults of our society don't give enough of a fuck to say "that's not what the word means". It's the opposite of how gay people converted "queer" from being an insult into just an adjective: the moron community converted "gay" into an insult.

Re:Huh? (1)

Niris (1443675) | about 4 years ago | (#33513240)

Sometimes saying gay just means something is lame, or whatever general purpose word you want to use to that affect. I know plenty of gay people (young and old) who use it in the sense of "That was pretty gay" to refer to things like movies and stuff that are awful.

Re:Huh? (1)

Jason Earl (1894) | about 4 years ago | (#33513300)

You are so gay.

Re:Huh? (1)

wagnerrp (1305589) | about 4 years ago | (#33513352)

The homosexual community distorted the word in the first place. It used to just mean 'happy'. For that matter, a 'fag' was a cigarette, and 'queer' just meant 'strange'.

Re:Huh? (1)

thetoadwarrior (1268702) | about 4 years ago | (#33513252)

They probably don't care that much except for the fact the xbox 360 has more kids playing than they would probably want to admit because it shows their supposedly adult games don't appeal to adults as much as they claim. These useless parents would be highly upset if their children were exposed to gay people while slaughtering people in video games. It doesn't help either that a good chunk of their market has just learned about words like gay and fag and want to use them as often as possible (especially in voice chat) so Microsoft ends up being nazi-like about certain words.

If their market is so adult then they should start treating their users like mature adults.

Re:Huh? (0)

Beerdood (1451859) | about 4 years ago | (#33513258)

Well if I'm the one working for microsoft and it's my job to look through user profiles to take out inflammatory names, I'd probably think that "Fort Gay" wasn't actually a real town either. Certainly sounds more like an anti / pro homosexuality name rather than an actual town name. They probably send out hundreds of suspensions or warnings each week for questionable names - this one's actually legit and it makes the news?

If you do the search... (1)

Saishuuheiki (1657565) | about 4 years ago | (#33512944)

You find mainly articles on this story now.

Crud (3, Funny)

digitalhermit (113459) | about 4 years ago | (#33512948)

So, umm, how about Bangkok residents? Or folks from Palmer's Head? Or Fort Dix? Morehead? Red Lick? Boone's Blow? Phuk?

RL location is no exuse for AUP violation (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33512966)

Sorry, but I've been on both sides of this issue, and as much as it feels like a violation of the user's freedom of speech, AUP (read: rights of the community) always trumps individual rights.

If the community does not want people to flame based on sexuality (actual or imagined), they have to clamp down on references to certain terms. If they allowed it, suddenly "you live at Fort Gay" would become the insult du jure to replace banned phrases like "you're a homo."

LOLOLOL u so ghey that... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33512990)

LOLOLOL u so ghey that I heard you live at Fort Gay.

Re:RL location is no exuse for AUP violation (2, Insightful)

Darkness404 (1287218) | about 4 years ago | (#33513076)

Bullshit. The "community" and the "individual" have zero rights when it comes to this. Its microsoft's servers they can do whatever the hell they feel like with this. Now what they -can't- do is they can't not refund his money for putting down a legitimate town name because that is fraud.

Re:RL location is no exuse for AUP violation (1)

arkane1234 (457605) | about 4 years ago | (#33513218)

Where I live, there's no such thing as an AUP. We have social pressure to keep our rights, and don't let such things bother us.
And that's AMERICA for gods sake, the most tight-assed place when it comes to that!
Enough of this 'the good of the many outweighs the good of the one or the few' bullshit. The one embodies the many.

Oops (5, Funny)

Kohath (38547) | about 4 years ago | (#33512968)

Microsoft sure pulled a boner this time.

They've already restored the account... (2, Interesting)

ultraexactzz (546422) | about 4 years ago | (#33512974)

And I find myself wondering just how many people will suddenly be registered as coming from Fort Gay, WV. Certainly more than the 800 people who live there, I imagine.

Imagine the trouble... (4, Funny)

It doesn't come easy (695416) | about 4 years ago | (#33512984)

...a user from Fucking, Austria would have...

Obligatory: (0, Redundant)

Kirin Fenrir (1001780) | about 4 years ago | (#33513000)

Well, that's gay.

Re:Obligatory: (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33513164)

Honey, you wouldn't know gay if it dressed you in chaps and smacked you on the ass.

Microsoft needs aids! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33513002)

Maybe Microsoft needs to get aids to look up subscriber locations to ensure they're real?

This doesn't bode well (2, Funny)

pieinmysky (1829772) | about 4 years ago | (#33513010)

Lets not forget Dildo Run, Newfoundland. Maybe Hell as well?

Re:This doesn't bode well (2, Informative)

Ironhandx (1762146) | about 4 years ago | (#33513140)

Its not even Dildo Run, its just Dildo. In fact there are two Dildos, North Dildo and South Dildo if you want to get particular about it.

Also at the time it was named a Dildo wasn't what it is now, but using the name Dildo for what it is now is very fitting.

Also repeat Playboy Playmate Shannon Tweed is from Dildo, Newfoundland.

Cumming (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33513016)

The same happened to my wife on some social network when we lived in Cumming, GA.

Re:Cumming (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33513238)

And it was real awkward when she called after work and asked how far I was.

I'm close to Cumming.

Re:Cumming (4, Funny)

natehoy (1608657) | about 4 years ago | (#33513408)

My mother once tried to order a gift to be shipped to a friend in New Mexico. She ordered the item, specified all the details, etc, then it came time to set up the shipping address.

The woman on the other end then stated, rather brusquely, that the company did not ship internationally and that their catalog clearly stated that fact.

When my mother reiterated that it was in New Mexico, in the Southern United States, the woman (who worked at a call center in Texas, which happens to share a border with both Mexico (the country) and New Mexico (the US state)) yelled "New Mexico, Old Mexico, what's the difference? Can't you people read? I told you, we don't ship internationally!" and hung up on her.

Seattle? (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33513022)

So a location based story about Microsoft can't get right the name of the city Microsoft is in? Ah, what a life being a /. editor must be.

Proudly Canadian (4, Funny)

hyades1 (1149581) | about 4 years ago | (#33513066)

Dildo and South Dildo can be found in Newfoundland not far from St. John's, hard by Dildo Bay. Sadly, the first church built in Dildo, in 1878, had no tower, though it should be noted that two stoves providing heat shared a long chimney.

South Dildo's claim to fame for many years was a life-size wooden humpback whale head.

Re:Proudly Canadian (1)

operagost (62405) | about 4 years ago | (#33513444)

South Dildo's claim to fame for many years was a life-size wooden humpback whale head.

No, that's in Dork!

Double Meanings (5, Funny)

daveywest (937112) | about 4 years ago | (#33513068)

Almost as good as when my local paper reported on the football matchup between Virgin Valley HS and Beaver High: "Virgin Pounds Beaver".

It could have been worse... (1)

Jodka (520060) | about 4 years ago | (#33513074)

What if he was from here [google.com] .

Banned for a City Name??? (0)

Foofoobar (318279) | about 4 years ago | (#33513078)

Come on Microsoft. Banning someone for their city name is so... well.. GAY!

Onancock, md (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33513094)

Screwed if you live there

Pennsylvania towns (2, Informative)

chemicaldave (1776600) | about 4 years ago | (#33513114)

Virginville, Bird-In-Hand, Intercourse, Climax, Big Beaver... the list goes on

Re:Pennsylvania towns (1)

Attila Dimedici (1036002) | about 4 years ago | (#33513270)

How do you get to Paradise?
Go down here past Bird-in-Hand, when you get to Intercourse make a right and you'll soon be in Paradise, but if you make a left you'll end up in Blue Ball.

Now I understand! (1)

Joe_in_63640 (1228646) | about 4 years ago | (#33513128)

I Guess this explains the complete lack of Gaming , not far from me in Knob Lick, Missouri...

Beaver road (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33513186)

And Big Bone Lick is just next to beaver road!!! Hahahaha,

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&q=Big+Bone+Lick,+Walton,+Boone,+Kentucky&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=37.871902,77.607422&ie=UTF8&cd=1&geocode=FUldUQIdasPy-g&split=0&hq=&hnear=Big+Bone+Lick&z=15

does hate ever wind down/evile ever sleep? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33513232)

not while there's still 'enemIEs', no? if there's not a 'real' one, one can be made up with the leftover hate from the last. how gay does it get? enola gay eponentialized?

meanwhile (in case any lack of hate breaks out anywhere); the corepirate nazi illuminati is always hunting that patch of red on almost everyones' neck. if they cannot find yours (greed, fear ego etc...) then you can go starve. that's their (slippery/slimy) 'platform' now. see also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antisocial_personality_disorder

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"The wealth of the universe is for me. Every thing is explicable and practical for me .... I am defeated all the time; yet to victory I am born." --emerson

no need to confuse 'religion' with being a spiritual being. our soul purpose here is to care for one another. failing that, we're simply passing through (excess baggage) being distracted/consumed by the guaranteed to fail illusionary trappings of man'kind'. & recently (about 10,000 years ago) it was determined that hoarding & excess by a few, resulted in negative consequences for all.

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"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." )one does not need to agree whois in charge to grasp the notion that there may be some assistance available to us(

boeing, boeing, gone.
 

Gay in the UK (1)

Torodung (31985) | about 4 years ago | (#33513248)

I'd like all my British friends to light up a fag in honor of Microsoft.

--
Toro

MS an IT company? (3, Funny)

Alcoholist (160427) | about 4 years ago | (#33513276)

Doesn't say much about an IT company when they can't even figure out basic information technology tools, including their own:

http://www.bing.com/search?q=fort+gay

The moral of this story? (1)

GodfatherofSoul (174979) | about 4 years ago | (#33513312)

Don't whip out your punishment too quickly. Oh, and always sleep on your back when you're stopping over in Fort Gay.

heh (1)

kungfuj35u5 (1331351) | about 4 years ago | (#33513330)

However, the Microsoft representative was having none of the Fort Gay talk

I lol'd.

Part Offensive (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33513336)

I live in Chicago. For some reason, Microsoft wouldn't let me update my city, because my "location contains a word of phrase that isn't allowed. Please try again."
But, I spelled it right... I'm so confused.

another goodie: (1)

SHaFT7 (612918) | about 4 years ago | (#33513344)

What if I'm from Climax Springs, MO 65324?

The real question (3, Insightful)

Beerdood (1451859) | about 4 years ago | (#33513392)

from TFA

Moore apparently wanted to show his Fort Gay pride
Fort Gay has been restored to the ramparts of Medal of Honor and Call of Duty.

Ok, you've got town pride - nothing wrong there. But insisting on displaying it on your Xbox Live profile?? Call of Duty? I mean now you're just asking to get flamed every time someone sees you're from "Fort Gay". It's not exactly the most tolerant community out there. **Note that I don't know if your town is displayed to other people when you're actually playing - but in case it isn't, then it still brings up the question of why care then? If no one gets to see your town in your profile then why care what your display is?

Additionally... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33513400)

Big Bone Lick State Park (KY!) is located on Beaver Rd. No kidding.

Oh well. (1)

Cosgrach (1737088) | about 4 years ago | (#33513412)

Well, he could have been from Fucking, Austria.

Intercourse, PA (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33513416)

Wonder if Intercourse, PA has created any trouble for them.

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