So, with the current slew of Xbox Live users finding that their consoles are banned into oblivion from Xbox Live because they are modded and for playing pirated games (which requires modding of your console) over the last few weeks, I have found a new venue that provides vast amusement at the expense of the incredulously stupid.
If you find yourself in need of a good mixed dose of chuckles and schadenfreude, you could do no better than head to the xbox.com suspensions forum. This is the only place that you can try to get answers when you find your console has been banned from Live, or your account suspended, for any infraction of the ToS, CoC and EULA. And it can get fucking hilarious.
Although lately the official responses from Stepto, Bootblack et al have become merely stock, form posts (probably due to workload) some of the older threads are fantastic. Nothing beats the posts where a righteous soccer-mom posts up to express her disgust that her 10-year old little angel of light (who is a good boy, attends Sunday School, and blushes when people say rude words) has been suspended totally without justification – only to be told with no hint of delicacy or subtlety that their “little angel” had the motto “YO YO I K1LL B1AACHES F**CK YOU!! SCR3W B111ATCHES IN THE 4SS!!!” in his profile. Strangely, the previously up-in-arms parent never replies, but the sound of a headslap can be heard for miles.
And then you get some classics:
Why man get init, man didnt mod his console I got it from boi still blad. Man wanted to buy modern warefare 2 but now blad need to save up to get a new console init.
Whagwarn doe wid dis when am I unbanned init.
I give up.