View Full Version : ~Simple Way To Report/Remove an Offensive Gamertag~

Lt Enigma V2
08-31-2008, 12:43 PM
I take no credit for making this guide, the credit goes to CoyAndChris of Xbox.com.

Please consider stickying this thread so you can easily access this information when needed. The following useful feature was relayed to some of us Ambassadors and now we pass it on to the general community as well. This information first appeared on Major Nelson's Podcast with special guest, Stepto, and the link for the podcast is supplied below if you'd like to listen to it yourself. While it appears that this is using the Zune website, I assure you that it works for Xbox Live and this feature is useful in a variety of situations and not just for offensive gamertags. -tu
*Currently this feature is available ONLY to regions where the Zune Software has been rolled out*
When you encounter someone online with an offensive gamertag, the following tool is the absolute best and fastest way to have action taken against their account.

The URL that you can use to Force Name Change someone is: http://social.zune.net/reportabuse.aspx (http://social.zune.net/reportabuse.aspx)

Go to that URL, type in the gamertag, select "Zune Tag - Offensive" (or any other appropriate one). That should cause the info to show up in a report that will be looked at within 28-48 hrs. They are working on improving the turnaround time, but right now the mininum amount of time is 28 hrs.

This was information that was given to the Ambassadors by the moderators of Xbox and has been edited slightly to remove the moderator's names (so they don't get flooded with PMs). If you have some questions on the use of this tool, please feel free to contact me and I will see what I can dig up for you. However, this thread really contains all the information you would require.

To listen to the complete Major Nelson podcast, please use the following link:
http://majornelson.com/archive/2008/01/03/show-261-the-first-show-of-2008.aspx (http://majornelson.com/archive/2008/01/03/show-261-the-first-show-of-2008.aspx)

Cheers, and happy troll hunting.

08-31-2008, 12:52 PM
I thought I recognised this from somewhere. ;)

This a good guide, not many people know that you can report Gamertags this way.

Lt Enigma V2
08-31-2008, 01:06 PM
I love this guide, I use it once in a while, I should use it more.

08-31-2008, 09:01 PM
i did not know this thanks for the guide

09-01-2008, 01:03 AM
Mmm yummy Salem Witch Hunt its 1692 all over again.

09-04-2008, 05:28 PM

A Satyr
09-04-2008, 05:39 PM
Mmm yummy Salem Witch Hunt its 1692 all over again. Reminds me of Monty pythons holy grail.

09-04-2008, 05:56 PM
Good to know. Thanks.

09-04-2008, 08:10 PM
maybe its just me but i dont see why any1 cares about some1's offensive gamer tag as long as their not beong rude or offensive i could care less if the gt is stinky butthole or something ...but then again i dont have children so if i did maybe i would feel different

09-10-2008, 12:16 AM
thx nvr knew about this method

09-10-2008, 04:50 AM
Simply Brilliant :)

I still don't follow completely, but i get the jist and will look into once i feel the need to change it.