Suspended From Xbox LIVE For No Good Reason (UPDATED, I’m Back!)

So, I get suspended for a week, I wonder what for? Hopefully my Email will have a better explanation…..

What I find in my email:

“This email is to notify you that your Xbox LIVE account privileges have been temporarily suspended due to inappropriate content in the profile for your gamertag. The inappropriate content was discovered in the Motto, Bio, Location, Name and/or Personal Picture.”

“Your profile was brought to the attention of the LIVE Enforcement Team through complaints filed by other Xbox LIVE users or in the course of our operation of the service. The LIVE Enforcement Team has reviewed the complaints and other evidence regarding this content and determined it violates the Xbox LIVE Terms of Use and/or Code of Conduct. Because this content is in violation, the LIVE Enforcement Team has deleted the content and issued a temporary suspension.”

“Customer Support is not able to modify or provide any further details about your suspension. Additionally, the duration of your suspension is subject to change without prior notice by the LIVE Enforcement Team if we discover additional evidence of violations.”

Even if I wanted to contact support they won’t lend a hand? Awesome.

Here’s the so called inappropriate content, you be the judge.

Motto: www.1milliongamerscore.cm
Name: Raymond
location: www.twitter.com/stallion83

Bio:
Track my Journey towards 1 Million Gamerscore:
www.1milliongamerscore.com
www.facebook.com/stallion83onFB
www.twitter.com/stallion83
www.xwerxonline.com
XtendPlay! Try one out for yourself.

www.trueachievements.com

Xbox LIVE doesn’t have a browser, so no links are hyperlinks, just text.

All of that has basically been untouched for months. My personal picture is DeathSpank and my gamer picture is the usual Ari Gold one.

So why was I suspended? You think some kind of warning would be sent out before hand. I don’t have dick, pussy, or cunt bitch ass motherfucker anywhere to be found in my motto or bio. Wish I did, because then I would know why. It’s not clear cut, so I need an explanation.

The only one I have: People send me tons of messages and I usually feel obligated to send one back. I never cuss or lash out but these people might be reporting me out of spite or hate. For those unfamiliar, you can only file complaints against other Xbox LIVE users if you have played with them in a multiplayer game or you get a message from them.

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

When I don’t send messages back, people start calling me an asshole and that sort of thing.

I understand that my gamertag is one of the most viewed in the entire world. Am I being punished for that? It doesn’t seem fair to me.

Now I can’t play Crisis 2 online tonight because I’m put in the corner. +1 to the haters.

Bottom line: I don’t know what I did wrong and Microsoft explaining that better to their customers would be appreciated. +1 for Sony

This year should be a prorated $60, because you’re STEALING a week from me.

Love,
RAY COX

I better watch out including my last name under “NAME”. They might tag me with another week or possibly a month suspension.  A misunderstanding like that actually makes more sense than my current situation.

*************UPDATE***********

Stepto (Director of policy and Enforcement for Xbox LIVE) looked into my suspention situation and lifted it in a very timely manner. +1 Microsoft

Here’s the explanation as to why I was suspended:

“You were advertising a commercial link in your bio, using your live account for commercial purposes is not allowed.”

“However we usually hit for 24 hours for that so we have reduced the suspension. You should be able to get online later tonight.”

Don’t get me wrong, I’m grateful to be back up and running on LIVE but his answer brings up more questions.

Why was I suspended a week to begin with?

This probably goes back to my initial thought that a ton of people filed complaints against me out of spite. The enforcement team neglected to really look into the situation and slapped me with a week. A warning from Microsoft before hand would be a nice gesture, maybe to people that have been on LIVE >5years. If you don’t get a message back from me over LIVE, this is the reason. Not because I’m an asshole, because I don’t want to get suspended.

What is considered a commercial link?

Stepto himself has a link in his bio that promotes his blog. He is clearly selling his own book on there. Is this not a commercial link? I’m sure developers have their websites posted in their motto’s or bios. Is this not a commercial link? Everyone that represents trueachievements.com and x360.org are posting commercial links. Those sites make money and who the hell knows if you’re getting paid to have that link in your motto? Getting those badges to some are just as good as money.

Everything that was in my motto has been there for nearly 4 months.

The two links I dropped from my Bio: www.xwerxonline.com and www.trueachievements.com.

Some people most definitely deserve to be suspended, but when you’re splitting hairs over a commercial link, I think it’s a Halo: Reach.

Achievement Bounty 3-21-2011

Achievement Bounty 3-21-2011 (15 Achievements) (280 Gamerscore)

Achievements obtained from Homefront, Rock Band 3, and YooStar 2.

I had an enjoyable time just mucking around on Rock Band 3 and Yoostar 2. Fun party games for sure and both help me on my journey since they add a little variety to my play rotation.

Please do me a huge favor, if you follow this blog, actually follow it. You can use your google account, twitter, yahoo, AIM, netlog, or openID. It will only take a few seconds to do and every single follow will only help this blog get better. Thank you!

2011 Stats

Achievements & Gamerscore

Total achievements: 1,004

Total gamerscore: 21,831

Retail game achievements: 675

Retail game gamerscore: 17,306

Arcade achievements: 158

Arcade gamerscore: 2,475

DLC achievements: 63

DLC gamerscore: 1,850

Windows Phone 7 achievements: 170

Windows Phone 7 gamerscore: 2,050

Kinect achievements: 53

Kinect gamerscore: 1,635

Achievements from amazing games: 53

Gamerscore from amazing games: 1,280

Achievements from great games: 209

Gamerscore from great games: 3,621

Achievements from good games: 228

Gamerscore from good games: 4,430

Achievements from decent games: 223

Gamerscore from decent games: 4,650

Achievements from bad games: 216

Gamerscore from bad games: 5,610

Achievements from terrible games: 71

Gamerscore from terrible games: 2,225

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Games Played

Amazing games: Halo: Reach, Red Dead: Redemption, Dead Space 2

Great games: NBA 2k11, DJ Hero, Rock Band 3, Raskulls, DeathSpank, BioShock 2, DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue, Mafia II, Plants VS. Zombies, Test Drive Unlimited 2, Bulletstorm, Fight Night Champion, Full House Poker (WP7), Monday Night Combat, Full House Poker (Arcade)

Good games: Lost Planet 2, Lara Croft: GoL, Project Sunburst (WP7), Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, Parachute Panic (WP7), Fable III, Axel and Pixel, Rocket Riot (WP7), Flight Control (WP7), Wallace and Gromit #4, Monkey Island: SE, The Oregon Trail, NHL 09, OMG: Our Manic Game, A World of Keflings, The Fore Unleashed, Zombie Attack 2, de Blob 2, Vanquish, iBlast Moki, Tiki Towers, Yoostar 2, Homefront, Fight Night Round 4, You Don’t Know Jack

Decent games: Game Chest Solitaire (WP7), Revolution (WP7), Kinect Adventures, Karaoke Revolution, Golf: Tee It Up!, de Blob Revolution (WP7), Brick Breaker: Revolution (WP7), Cabela’s North American Adventures, Microbot, Fifa 08, Bubble Town 2, Super Hero Squad: TIG, Lucha Libre: AAA, Adrenalin Misfits

Bad games: FF: Adrenaline (WP7), Dead Space: Ignition, Women’s Murder Club, MorphX, Guitar Hero 5 (WP7), Duke Nukem – Manhattan Project, Things on Wheels, Bloody Good Time, Kane and Lynch 2, Battle: Los Angeles, Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo, My Bride, Memories Off: Yubikiri no Kioku (CHN) 

Terrible games: Turning Point [FR/DE], Family Game Night 3, Game Party: In Motion, Xbox LIVE Labs

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Completed Games

Overall: (37) Family Game Night 3, FF Adrenaline, Golf: Tee It Up!, de Blob Revolution, Dead Space: Ignition, Women’s Murder Club, Star Wars The Force Unleashed II, Halo: Reach, Raskulls, Cabela’s North American Adventures, MorphX, Axel and Pixel, DeathSpank, Guitar Hero 5 (WP7), Wallace and Gromit #4, Rocket Riot (WP7), Flight Control, OMG: Our Manic Game, Game Party: In Motion, DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue, Bubble Town 2, Duke Nukem – Manhattan Project, Plants VS. Zombies, Super Hero Squad: TIG, Things on Wheels, A World of Keflings, The Force Unleashed, Lucha Libre AAA, Kane and Lynch 2, Fight Night Round 4, Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo, My Bride, Monday Night Combat, Battle: Los Angeles, Xbox LIVE Labs, Full House Poker (WP7), Memories Off: Yubikiri no Kioku (CHN)

Retail: (14) Family Game Night 3, Star Wars The Force Unleashed II, Halo: Reach, Cabela’s North American Adventures, MorphX, Game Party: In Motion, Super Hero Squad: TIG, The Force Unleashed, Lucha Libre AAA, Kane and Lynch 2, Fight Night Round 4, Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo, My Bride, Memories Off: Yubikiri no Kioku (CHN)

Arcade: (14) Golf: Tee It Up!, Dead Space: Ignition, Raskulls, Axel and Pixel, DeathSpank, Wallace and Gromit #4, DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue, Duke Nukem – Manhattan Project, Plants VS. Zombies, Things on Wheels, A World of Keflings Monday Night Combat, Battle: Los Angeles, Xbox LIVE Labs

Kinect: (1) Game Party: In Motion

Windows Phone 7: (9) FF Adrenaline, de Blob Revolution, Women’s Murder Club, Guitar Hero 5, Rocket Riot, Flight Control, OMG: Our Manic Game, Bubble Town 2, Full House Poker

DLC: (13) Endor DLC – Star Wars The Force Unleashed II, Minerva’s Den – Bioshock 2, Raskulls Reinforcements 1 – Raskulls, The Snowy Mountain Dungeon – DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue, Captain America Collecton – Super Hero Squad: TIG, The Thanos Throwdown – Super Hero Squad: TIG, Cars – Things on Wheels, Vroom – Things on Wheels, Roaar – Things on Wheels Tatooine Mission Pack – The Force Unleashed, Jedi Temple Mission Pack – The Force Unleashed,  The Doggie Bag – Kane and Lynch 2, Defiant Map Pack – Halo: Reach

Amazing games: (1) Halo: Reach

Great games: (6) Raskulls, DeathSpank, DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue, Plants VS. Zombies, Monday Night Combat, Full House Poker (WP7)

Good games: (9) Star Wars The Force Unleashed II, Axel and Pixel, Wallace and Gromit #4, Rocket Riot (WP7), Flight Control, OMG: Our Manic Game, A World of Keflings, The Force Unleashed, Fight Night Round 4

Decent games: (6) Golf: Tee It Up!, de Blob Revoltion, Cabela’s North American Adventures, Bubble Town 2, Super Hero Squad: TIG, Lucha Libre AAA

Bad games: (12) FF Adrenaline, Dead Space: Ignition, Women’s Murder Club, MorphX, Guitar Hero 5 (WP7), Duke Nukem – Manhattan Project, Things on Wheels, Kane and Lynch 2, Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo, My Bride, Battle: Los Angeles, Memories Off: Yubikiri no Kioku (CHN)

Terrible games: (3) Family Game Night 3, Game Party: In Motion, Xbox LIVE Labs

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Achievement Bounty 3-20-2011

Achievement Bounty 3-20-2011 (15 Achievements) (155 Gamerscore)

Achievements obtained from Homefront, Full House Poker, and Adrenalin Misfits.

Total Gamerscore: 544,763

Total Achievements: 22,261

I should just concentrate on what I really want to play, which is not to say these are bad games. My current patience and focus while playing are at an all-time low. My brain feels like a nuclear reactor about to overheat and meltdown.BEEP……BEEP…….BEEP….everyone get the F#@$ out! Every true gamerscore whore needs a pussy-ass kids game to let the brain relax.

2011 Stats

Achievements & Gamerscore

Total achievements: 989

Total gamerscore: 21,551

Retail game achievements: 660

Retail game gamerscore: 17,026

Arcade achievements: 158

Arcade gamerscore: 2,475

DLC achievements: 63

DLC gamerscore: 1,850

Windows Phone 7 achievements: 170

Windows Phone 7 gamerscore: 2,050

Kinect achievements: 45

Kinect gamerscore: 1,480

Achievements from amazing games: 53

Gamerscore from amazing games: 1,280

Achievements from great games: 207

Gamerscore from great games: 3,576

Achievements from good games: 215

Gamerscore from good games: 4,195

Achievements from decent games: 223

Gamerscore from decent games: 4,650

Achievements from bad games: 216

Gamerscore from bad games: 5,610

Achievements from terrible games: 71

Gamerscore from terrible games: 2,225

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Games Played

Amazing games: Halo: Reach, Red Dead: Redemption, Dead Space 2

Great games: NBA 2k11, DJ Hero, Rock Band 3, Raskulls, DeathSpank, BioShock 2, DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue, Mafia II, Plants VS. Zombies, Test Drive Unlimited 2, Bulletstorm, Fight Night Champion, Full House Poker (WP7), Monday Night Combat, Full House Poker (Arcade)

Good games: Lost Planet 2, Lara Croft: GoL, Project Sunburst (WP7), Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, Parachute Panic (WP7), Fable III, Axel and Pixel, Rocket Riot (WP7), Flight Control (WP7), Wallace and Gromit #4, Monkey Island: SE, The Oregon Trail, NHL 09, OMG: Our Manic Game, A World of Keflings, The Fore Unleashed, Zombie Attack 2, de Blob 2, Vanquish, iBlast Moki, Tiki Towers, Yoostar 2, Homefront, Fight Night Round 4, You Don’t Know Jack

Decent games: Game Chest Solitaire (WP7), Revolution (WP7), Kinect Adventures, Karaoke Revolution, Golf: Tee It Up!, de Blob Revolution (WP7), Brick Breaker: Revolution (WP7), Cabela’s North American Adventures, Microbot, Fifa 08, Bubble Town 2, Super Hero Squad: TIG, Lucha Libre: AAA, Adrenalin Misfits

Bad games: FF: Adrenaline (WP7), Dead Space: Ignition, Women’s Murder Club, MorphX, Guitar Hero 5 (WP7), Duke Nukem – Manhattan Project, Things on Wheels, Bloody Good Time, Kane and Lynch 2, Battle: Los Angeles, Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo, My Bride, Memories Off: Yubikiri no Kioku (CHN) 

Terrible games: Turning Point [FR/DE], Family Game Night 3, Game Party: In Motion, Xbox LIVE Labs

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Completed Games

Overall: (37) Family Game Night 3, FF Adrenaline, Golf: Tee It Up!, de Blob Revolution, Dead Space: Ignition, Women’s Murder Club, Star Wars The Force Unleashed II, Halo: Reach, Raskulls, Cabela’s North American Adventures, MorphX, Axel and Pixel, DeathSpank, Guitar Hero 5 (WP7), Wallace and Gromit #4, Rocket Riot (WP7), Flight Control, OMG: Our Manic Game, Game Party: In Motion, DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue, Bubble Town 2, Duke Nukem – Manhattan Project, Plants VS. Zombies, Super Hero Squad: TIG, Things on Wheels, A World of Keflings, The Force Unleashed, Lucha Libre AAA, Kane and Lynch 2, Fight Night Round 4, Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo, My Bride, Monday Night Combat, Battle: Los Angeles, Xbox LIVE Labs, Full House Poker (WP7), Memories Off: Yubikiri no Kioku (CHN)

Retail: (14) Family Game Night 3, Star Wars The Force Unleashed II, Halo: Reach, Cabela’s North American Adventures, MorphX, Game Party: In Motion, Super Hero Squad: TIG, The Force Unleashed, Lucha Libre AAA, Kane and Lynch 2, Fight Night Round 4, Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo, My Bride, Memories Off: Yubikiri no Kioku (CHN)

Arcade: (14) Golf: Tee It Up!, Dead Space: Ignition, Raskulls, Axel and Pixel, DeathSpank, Wallace and Gromit #4, DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue, Duke Nukem – Manhattan Project, Plants VS. Zombies, Things on Wheels, A World of Keflings Monday Night Combat, Battle: Los Angeles, Xbox LIVE Labs

Kinect: (1) Game Party: In Motion

Windows Phone 7: (9) FF Adrenaline, de Blob Revolution, Women’s Murder Club, Guitar Hero 5, Rocket Riot, Flight Control, OMG: Our Manic Game, Bubble Town 2, Full House Poker

DLC: (13) Endor DLC – Star Wars The Force Unleashed II, Minerva’s Den – Bioshock 2, Raskulls Reinforcements 1 – Raskulls, The Snowy Mountain Dungeon – DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue, Captain America Collecton – Super Hero Squad: TIG, The Thanos Throwdown – Super Hero Squad: TIG, Cars – Things on Wheels, Vroom – Things on Wheels, Roaar – Things on Wheels Tatooine Mission Pack – The Force Unleashed, Jedi Temple Mission Pack – The Force Unleashed,  The Doggie Bag – Kane and Lynch 2, Defiant Map Pack – Halo: Reach

Amazing games: (1) Halo: Reach

Great games: (6) Raskulls, DeathSpank, DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue, Plants VS. Zombies, Monday Night Combat, Full House Poker (WP7)

Good games: (9) Star Wars The Force Unleashed II, Axel and Pixel, Wallace and Gromit #4, Rocket Riot (WP7), Flight Control, OMG: Our Manic Game, A World of Keflings, The Force Unleashed, Fight Night Round 4

Decent games: (6) Golf: Tee It Up!, de Blob Revoltion, Cabela’s North American Adventures, Bubble Town 2, Super Hero Squad: TIG, Lucha Libre AAA

Bad games: (12) FF Adrenaline, Dead Space: Ignition, Women’s Murder Club, MorphX, Guitar Hero 5 (WP7), Duke Nukem – Manhattan Project, Things on Wheels, Kane and Lynch 2, Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo, My Bride, Battle: Los Angeles, Memories Off: Yubikiri no Kioku (CHN)

Terrible games: (3) Family Game Night 3, Game Party: In Motion, Xbox LIVE Labs

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A Day in The Life

A day long running blog. Refresh for latest updates.
11:15PM — Ended up talking on the phone for 2 hrs with a very smart fella.  Quick workout, shower, maybe a beer,  and then the Lakers game currently being recorded on my DVR. Have a good night!
8:54PM — (1 Achievement) (10 Gamerscore) in Adrenalin Misfits. I suck at this game!

8:40PM — Time for a little Kinect. I always unplug the thing when not in use….Major Nelson is probably spying in on me waiting for my E-penis to fall out of my shorts. I kid, Major is the man!

8:35PM — Misfits will have to wait a few, gotta give my buddy Drew a holla.

8:23PM — Just realized I haven’t made fun of Rand al Thor 19 yet…..

3:23PM — Still staring at my computer screen… My Xbox has been idle since I popped those 2 achievements a while back. I’m ready for next generation to start…I want and need a new system.

3:12PM — Accidentally got some sharpie on my finger. I wonder if sniffing it will get me high?

2:47PM — Ah, maybe I’ll do another level in Homefront. I need some damn food.

2:39PM — What to play? Thinking maybe some Vanquish, I’ve had a hard time getting into it.
 
2:27 PM — Here is the XtendPlay that Matt won. Popped two achievements with it, I’ll stick it back in the box and have it off to you shortly. Enjoy!

2:14PM — I like Homefront, but there are better shooters available. It’s hard for me to get into MP games, but I think it’s fun. CoD and Battlefield are both superior in every way.

2:11PM — (2 Achievements) (35 Gamerscore) In Homefront.

1:15PM – Bout to play some Homefront with Matt’s future XtendPlay.

1:08PM – Coffee and cough drops don’t mix.

1:04PM — Trying to think of the best way to go about giving the code away….I can’t let one of the haters get it.

12:55PM — That won’t be until a little later tho.

12:53PM — okay.. there is a winner. no need to e-mail anymore.Another giveaway later on.

12:49PM — E-mail me: Stallion83@live.com to win your very own XtendPlay. Just put XtendPlay as the subject. 

12:47PM — Get your E-mail ready…….

12:38PM — Still working on this interview….want to play some games.

12:33PM — I had a blast at PAX even though it was all business, but my favorite moment was when I signed my first autograph. It was a female. I LOVE YOU! Such a strange, yet awesome feeling.

12:29PM — I saw fatal1ty there as well, he was still playing 10 year old games.

12:19PM — I saw Cliffy B at the gamers gone wild party… I can now die in peace.

12:14 PM — Blah! Out of milk, I guess creamer in the coffee will work. On another note, I think Microsoft should donate a days worth of avatar clothing purchases to the relief in Japan.  Or even create a shirt specifically for that purpose. Sometimes I really believe monkeys are at the wheel there. Bill Gates is the man though, I should probably start following him on twitter.

12:07PM — Time for some more coffee and maybe hunt down something to eat. Gotta work on an interview from COED Magazine. Speaking of mags, check out the March issue of EGM with CoJ on the cover. I contributed on an article in there.

12:05PM — Newest achievement bounty which is completely up to date.
http://www.1milliongamerscore.com/2011/03/achievement-bounty-3-19-2011.html
11:43AM — I thought I did better yesterday. I’m garbage.

11:28AM — While I work on the achievement bounty for yesterday, check out this video. I make a few appearances in there, Stophj as well.

11:24AM — I’ll try to get some pictures of it. Sorry for the early morning depression. GIVEAWAYS soon! 🙂

11:14AM — Time just seems to fly by as you age. Speaking of house fires, I’ve had a few in my life time. Back in 2000 my house burned to the ground. I was coming home from the final day of my junior year. I was so excited, I think everyone knows the feeling of the final day. I got home to multiple firetrucks and huge smoke clouds. I had nothing but my car and the clothes on my back. I literally put everything I owned in a single shoe box. It was during this time of my life that I really learned to appreciate things. Even though it was probably the worst point in my life, it made me a better person.

11:12AM — It seems just like yesterday when I did one of these. Last time was Kinect release day, which was on November 5th.

11:08AM — Send GT: MightyMango some words of encouragement. His house was badly damaged by a house fire. Hang in there man!

11:03AM — I’ve been up for around an hour. Laid in bed wide awake for an extra 30 minutes (lazy) and the coffee machine is giving me problems. 

10:57AM — Decided to do A Day in the Life on this lovely Sunday since I don’t have anything better to do. Still trying to recover from the sore throat I got during PAX last weekend. There will be giveaways during the day, so keep your eyes peeled for that.