Last week, a letter from Marc Whitten was released
touting a change to the Xbox Live Code of Contact
as it pertains to the ability to proclaim “self identification” in your Xbox Live profile or Gamertag. Well, it appears as if Microsoft has made a change in policy and is now allowing folks to do a little self proclamation. So if you want to come out on Xbox Live, you wont be banned, but chances ar you may still get harassed by all the nitwits that use the system. If you worship the Klingon, feel free to state it, but your chances of getting a date may have dropped significantly. Anyway, here is the letter from Whitten and a link to the updated
Code of Conduct. Feel free to leave your feedback below on this change in course from Microsoft.
Dear Xbox LIVE members,
Since the beginning, Microsoft has made an investment in the security and safety of Xbox LIVE and created tools and monitoring practices to ensure it is a fun and welcoming entertainment experience for people of all races, nationalities, religions and sexual orientations. And thanks to this investment and the enthusiasm of community members like you, we’re proud to be the strongest and most diverse online community of its kind at 23 million.
I truly believe that our diversity is what makes us strong: diversity in gaming and entertainment options, and diversity in the people that make up this amazing community. I look forward to seeing you on LIVE soon.