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    • Recent Xbox Live Bans

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      What531ek

      Original story: Polygon Report: Xbox One Upload Studio users temporarily banned for swearing (update: Microsoft responds)


      My take:
      Had a conversation with somebody today about our thoughts on how Microsoft is handling bans of users who use hate speech, slurs or excessive swearing.

      His side of the argument word for word. (Represented by the letter F and me the letter E)

      F - wow microsoft is handing out bans for swearing. welcome to the twilight of free speech and the dawn of mass-surveillance and censorship. bet on it. the argument is gonna be: "well, you're using this service/comments section/safe space/circlejerk and you have to obey the rules of this private space" yeah cool, except in the age of technology most conversation happens in spaces like that, and having a policy that in effect beheads a transgressor for speaking is ridiculous and neo-puritanical.

      E - Except they're only banning people who excessively use slurs, hatespeech and/or profanity and then upload those videos to the Upload Studio. People were banned from using Skype as a part of their ban from another app.

      I would love if they ban every racist little asshole I run into online. I pay good money for the service and those types of users ruin my experience. If users don't like being banned for breaking the code of conduct on a service run by Microsoft then they can go fuck off else where. This isn't about limiting speech, it's about weeding out users too immature to use Xbox Live appropriately.

      F - keep shilling for the man e

      E - If their service justifies the money I spend on Xbox Live then I will continue to support it. I think their decisions here support my best interest as a consumer in this particular case. I appreciate when their decisions align with my own interests online.

      N - (another person in the convo, friend of F) Fuck off somewhere else, Frank, you fucking hate monger

      F - See? N is spamming hate and ignorance but I didnt censor him because he is free

      E - And so is the service of Facebook, which is a (mostly) open space where people can share basically whatever they want within it's set guidelines. People can be banned from facebook for not following its terms and conditions.

      F - Yeah read up more on fbook banning pages on bullshit grounds too.

      E - I agree it can be bullshit, Facebook is designed to basically be an open forum where ideas and conversations should be able to flow freely. Xbox live is a service run by Microsoft for the use of online multiplayer everything else they provide. There is no need for me to hear "BITCHCUNTFAGGOTCOCK" screamed into my ear when I'm trying to play Halo. I'm there to play games not deal with immature pricks. There are other places on the internet where people can act like that, Microsoft is just saying "Not if we can help it."
      Almost all online services are similar to this, including the Playstation Network, Steam and especially Nintendo's online service. Nintendo clamps down on things harder then anyone.

      F - E u are bluepilled to the max

      E - Haha, maybe so, but that doesn't matter since I can choose to spend my money how I please. All these talks stem from the console wars of days past. At the end of the day, the best system out there is the one you buy.

      I guess enjoying a service automatically means you are an indoctrinated slave. Note, this was a casual disagreement between friends and there is no malice on either end, but I still don't think I'm the indoctrinate.
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      Now what are your thoughts on the matter?

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    • Haven't posted a journal in years, so screw it.

      5 years ago

      What531ek

      Had a conversation with somebody today about our thoughts on how Microsoft is handling bans of users who use hate speech, slurs or excessive swearing.

      His side of the argument word for word. (Represented by the letter F and me the letter E)

      F - wow microsoft is handing out bans for swearing. welcome to the twilight of free speech and the dawn of mass-surveillance and censorship. bet on it. the argument is gonna be: "well, you're using this service/comments section/safe space/circlejerk and you have to obey the rules of this private space" yeah cool, except in the age of technology most conversation happens in spaces like that, and having a policy that in effect beheads a transgressor for speaking is ridiculous and neo-puritanical.

      E - Except they're only banning people who excessively use slurs, hatespeech and/or profanity and then upload those videos to the Upload Studio. People were banned from using Skype as a part of their ban from another app.

      I would love if they ban every racist little asshole I run into online. I pay good money for the service and those types of users ruin my experience. If users don't like being banned for breaking the code of conduct on a service run by Microsoft then they can go fuck off else where. This isn't about limiting speech, it's about weeding out users too immature to use Xbox Live appropriately.

      F - keep shilling for the man e

      E - If their service justifies the money I spend on Xbox Live then I will continue to support it. I think their decisions here support my best interest as a consumer in this particular case. I appreciate when their decisions align with my own interests online.

      N - (another person in the convo, friend of F) Fuck off somewhere else, Frank, you fucking hate monger

      F - See? N is spamming hate and ignorance but I didnt censor him because he is free

      E - And so is the service of Facebook, which is a (mostly) open space where people can share basically whatever they want within it's set guidelines. People can be banned from facebook for not following its terms and conditions.

      F - Yeah read up more on fbook banning pages on bullshit grounds too.

      E - I agree it can be bullshit, Facebook is designed to basically be an open forum where ideas and conversations should be able to flow freely. Xbox live is a service run by Microsoft for the use of online multiplayer everything else they provide. There is no need for me to hear "BITCHCUNTFAGGOTCOCK" screamed into my ear when I'm trying to play Halo. I'm there to play games not deal with immature pricks. There are other places on the internet where people can act like that, Microsoft is just saying "Not if we can help it."
      Almost all online services are similar to this, including the Playstation Network, Steam and especially Nintendo's online service. Nintendo clamps down on things harder then anyone.

      F - E u are bluepilled to the max

      E - Haha, maybe so, but that doesn't matter since I can choose to spend my money how I please. All these talks stem from the console wars of days past. At the end of the day, the best system out there is the one you buy.



      I guess enjoying a service automatically means you are an indoctrinated slave. Note, this was a casual disagreement between friends and there is no malice on either end, but I still don't think I'm the indoctrinate.

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    • Why am I never on here?

      6 years ago

      What531ek

      To answer the question simply, I'm always on here. Though my time sifting thru the forums like I used to is all but a distant memory. Don't get me wrong, I love the community I've been a part of for over 7 years now, I just use this site sort of like how I use Twitter. Everything I do on here and on sites like the Twitter is all passive, meaning I read a lot and post very little. I'm constantly working on my own brand of comedy and any bit of free time I get is spent playing video games. I do other things obviously, but my favorite thing to do is still chug thru a game head first only to start another immediately afterwards. I really should continue to work on my writing, being one of the only skills I don't seem to hone anymore.

      If you're interested in the "comedy" I said I've been working on of late, feel free to listen to our biweekly podcast "High Society". We speak of art, society, music, and of course video games and drugs. I was brought in to keep things funny and keep people focused rather than bouncing from topic to topic. I seem to have my work cut out, but it can be highly entertaining and I hope you give it a shot.

      High Society's Facebook
      High Society's Tumblr
      High Society's Soundcloud Page (Where you can download our episodes for free.)
      Coming Soon! High Society's Itunes page

    • It's Thanksgiving

      8 years ago

      What531ek

      And you're on the internet? How fucking lonely are you? You couldn't scrounge up one god damn living family member to share a piece of bread with? Hell even I dug up my dead grandmother just so I could have her delicious pie one more time. Now that we're passed the necrophilia jokes let's get back to the problem at hand. If you're on the internet on any regularly celebrated holiday there can only be a hand full of reasons as to why:

      1. You're too poor. Most likely because you spent all of your money on the NONSTOP RELEASE OF VIDEO GAMES this holiday season. I understand it's the holiday spirit to give and give, but if the video game industry thinks that shelling out a dozen new games right before the holiday season at sixty bucks a pop, then they must have grown up with Daddy Warbucks in a fucking mansion. If I hear that even one game has had its release date pushed back I'm going to fucking jump for joy.

      2. All of your close relatives are dead. Make new ones! There's no law about making a shit ton of kids people! If you're lonely on Thanksgiving just go out and sleep with anything and everything until you have a full table. With all those kids running around to it opens up several possibilities, first you better make damn sure that they're the ones cooking Thanksgiving for YOU. What the hell is fun about cooking a shit-ton of food if you're only gonna have the energy to eat a tenth of the damn meal? Fuck it, let them cook for you. After Thanksgivings over you also already have the seed planted for your very own sweat shop. It's not like I want them suffer, I just don't have the time to make any money with all of these FUCKING VIDEO GAMES BEING RELEASED.

      3. You forgot that it's Thanksgiving. Don't worry this is perfect, as long as my number 2 reason does not also apply to you. So put down the bong for a couple hours and enjoy the most satisfying munchies that masses of stupid, dead birds could ever give!

      4. You're dead. Although most people would at first think this is the worst of the reasons listed, you are even more prepared for today then my obese uncle who in training for the big day had his eleventh liposuction surgery. Go Wisconsin fatties! Due to these types of people, if reason 4 applies to you then go out and have a ball! There are plenty of stupid, fat, and sleepy eyed humans ready for the eating! People don't tend to think about zombie invasion on Thanksgiving, but it seems like our most vulnerable time for the masses to strike. If you're smart you killed your own turkey, with your own gun, that sits over the fireplace at all times...just in case.

      5. You're Native American. Many people have made the joke that today of all days we should go into other peoples homes and tell them that they're moving and we live here now. Although I love the thought, have you seen property taxes lately? How the hell am I supposed to own all of these houses and still find money to buy ALL OF THE FUCKING GAMES OUT RIGHT NOW. I MEAN SON OF A BITCH MICROSOFT, HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF CHOKING THE MARKET? I might as well just go to a casino and win all of my money back from you.



      Well, no matter what your so called reason is, you're here and probably pretty damn bored. So here's a nice little list of places that I go when I need to kill time. Really this list is for me and my terrible long term memory, but since I still have my short term here's the list:

      redvsblue.com - Funny videos galore! All of it stemming from a bunch of guys wondering why a car was named after a fat pig with tusks. Yes, a walrus.

      1up.com - Need to really know now when that Chrono Trigger reboot is coming out? Well it's never! But they will let you know when everything else is coming out.

      sharkey.gamespite.net - stemming from the 1up family is Sharkey, master of wit and sarcasm. He has allowed me to share this link, so I can allow you to be humbled by his writing.

      seanbaby.com - Long time funny guy, and ex-writer for the late EGM, Sean-baby has claimed numerous times that he invented being funny on the internet. What you didn't know is he's right.

      ytmnd.com - Because you need to see Adam West's batman as a retard one more time. You're welcome for being brought back to 2005!

      tshirthell.com - Where all the bad and fucking hilariously insensitive tshirts go.



      Now leave me the hell alone, I need to check up on my Microsoft sweat shop.

      Easton Kuehne
      "Freidan"

    • 200,000 in 16 minutes?

      8 years ago

      What531ek

      I thought this point achievement in Halo Reach was going to be hard, but all it took was a little bit of learning the settings you can change. Totally worth it. After this bonus round I should be damn close to a million if not already there.

    • Hell Yea

      8 years ago

      What531ek

      I haven't had a chance to do anything the past 2 weeks, reasons being:

      -Reach: Played through a couple times, the campaign is much more enjoyable due to the fact that it's pretty short. That makes playing through and enjoying the campaign over and over much easier. Matchmaking, Firefight and all the other online modes have kept my days busy since there is so much to do. The Daily Challenges are a nice touch, something cool to do everyday that gets you some extra credits and rank a bit quicker. Haven't even had a chance to touch Forge, that's gonna be a whole month worth of tinkering anyways.

      -Red Vs Blue Recollection dvd set: Mine came in on Saturday and I've had a chance to watch all 3 and all the bonus content. Loved every part of those dvds. Plus being able to watch Tex kick ass on a big flat screen instead of my tiny ass monitor is very appealing. =D

      -Also arriving with my Recollection set was the Trocadero cd Ghost That Linger, as well as the Rooster Teeth Shorts dvd. I've been enjoying those as well.

      -My good friend Tim just lent me his copy of Left For Dead 2 and one of his dvds: "Orgasmo"

      All and all, it's been a busy 2 weeks, and it looks like it's not going to slow down anytime soon.

      See you all in matchmaking.

  • Comments (699)

    • Nic_Pietron FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Arch-guy

      6 years ago

      Happy FU Day!!!!!

    • Deltasword

      6 years ago

      Happy FU day! Here's a cigarette (hands cigarette)

    • ElliotBrodzki FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Yea well this year's pax was absolutely huge! Nearly 70,000 people in attendance o.0 thankfully they had it at the biggest convention center in new england....

    • cutmeugly

      8 years ago

      Yes, fucking way.

    • rue_morgue

      8 years ago

      well shit.
      how ya doing?

    • Austino

      9 years ago

      Bow chika bow wow

      IIRC

    • Austino

      9 years ago

      Switched accounts during the time that I was struggling with the jeska issue. Deleted IAC to start new again.

      We go back a while dude, like, 5 years now.

    • tripp314159

      9 years ago

      Dude, not much man. Just living like crazy. Recently got into audio tech. You know, sound mixing and all that jazz. It's been the thing keeping me sane. What's going on with you?

    • Austino

      9 years ago

      lol, how so?

    • Austino

      9 years ago

      Going well, working a lot, spending time with gf, turning 21 tomorrow, etc.

      Can't complain, lol.

      You?

    • Austino

      9 years ago

      Ha ha ha, I slaved over the game for 3 days to get Mile high. Intel was just boring.

    • sev_ered

      10 years ago

      the market is pretty iffy for stuff like that, but i hope you don't give up on the idea altogether. gotta enjoy what you do, so fighting for it might be necessary. not that i'm saying anything remotely profound, though.

      and take your time. i'm actually gonna head off for the night and play some more gears of war 2 before heading to bed. for some reason, i'm addicted to horde at the moment. gnight man. take care

    • sev_ered

      10 years ago

      a dad?! that's awesome, man. congrats! i can totally understand wanting to find something more permanent workwise, then. any ideas what you might wanna do?

    • sev_ered

      10 years ago

      not too shabby. research worked. got a thesis written. gonna graduate with a masters this august. then who knows. probably taking a year off to find a new school to get my doctorate.

      aside from that, just taking things easy. lots of hanging out with classmates and trying to find fun stuff to do. bonnaroo was great. lots of bands. went skydiving too. holy assburgers is that fun. i totally recommend that.

      how about you?

    • sev_ered

      10 years ago

      yeah. i wonder if we'll ever find out what was true and what wasn't with all the allegations. he was an oddball, but i still can't see him molesting kids. not that i'm a psychologist by any means, but his personality and mental psyche just didn't seem to fit that kind of behavior

    • sev_ered

      10 years ago

      oh god yes. everything up to and including the Dangerous album were holy to me. he was just so good. so innovative. tried to make that comeback in the mid-90s, but just didn't have the same spark as he used to

    • sev_ered

      10 years ago

      thanks man. glad to still have people that apparently remember me. definitely a good sign. and it really is sad that jackson died. but then again, the michael that i thought was so amazing kinda died off in 1992. now it's just some bleached creepy man. not quite as sad

    • Killer117

      10 years ago

      Oh Mr. Awesome What531ek, may you please tell me where you got that awesome shirt of awesomenss?

      Please?

      [is that nice enough?]

      smiley6.gif

    • rue_morgue

      11 years ago

      why did you get arrested!?

    • rue_morgue

      11 years ago

      shit liiiike?

    • rue_morgue

      11 years ago

      I'm slow at responding ;-;
      gomen.

    • rue_morgue

      11 years ago

      I've been dead lately.
      but hai <3

    • BamBamBradley twitch.tv/BamBamBradley

      11 years ago

      I know what you mean, after this I heard the last floor is so easy......

    • rue_morgue

      11 years ago

      I never do nice work.

    • rue_morgue

      11 years ago

      *yawn*
      o hai thar.

    • Austino

      11 years ago

      Drunk Easton is drunk.

    • cutmeugly

      11 years ago

      I've been ok.

    • cutmeugly

      11 years ago

      Not so much defensive.
      Just informative I guess.

    • cutmeugly

      11 years ago

      ew, stinky, need a fricken odor killer in the room to cover it up.

      1. It is the bathroom.
      2. It isn't my house.
      3. I don't have a good sense of smell anyway. smiley8.gif

    • rue_morgue

      11 years ago

      i'm awake, sad, my back hurts.
      pretty crappy.

      but thank you, that was sweet of you to say <3

    • rue_morgue

      11 years ago

      your name is easton.
      my name is wesley.
      this amuses me.

    • rue_morgue

      11 years ago

      IMNOTCUTEIWINFOREVERSOTHER.
      ;]

    • sev_ered

      11 years ago

      that works for me

    • rue_morgue

      11 years ago

      I know enough about Batman.
      ;D

    • Austino

      11 years ago

      I know, I now have two windows open to that trailer. I'm not missing that movie. I cannot wait to see it!

    • sev_ered

      11 years ago

      will bacon give me gas?

    • rue_morgue

      11 years ago

      Nope.

    • rue_morgue

      11 years ago

      I HAVE NO CUTE RESPONSES!
      GAH!
      ><;;;

    • rue_morgue

      11 years ago

      oh hush!
      I am so not cute! ><;

    • rue_morgue

      11 years ago

      YOU sir, flatter me too much.
      you really give me a lot of credit for the cute thing.
      I don't deserve it. i'm not cute.
      :P

    • Austino

      11 years ago

      Yeah!

    • rue_morgue

      11 years ago

      Oh the usual. Being a moron in public.
      Being a moron in general.
      You know how it goes, haha.
      But uh, yeah I haven't really been doing anything at all.

      x3

    • rue_morgue

      11 years ago

      Oh shit, looks like you did some real searching!
      All you had to do was click your heels together 3 times, & I would have appeared! ;o

      Buuuuuut i'm back now, so I guess everything is all good.
      HOW HAVE YOU BEEN! <33

    • rue_morgue

      11 years ago

      I'm BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK.
      <33

    • Austino

      11 years ago

      D:

      SKANK!

      j/k

      ilu

      j/k

      GOOD LUCK ON YOUR DATE, HOMO. Srsly, though...good luck.

    • Austino

      11 years ago

      You just don't satisfy my "needs" anymore. Plus, you're getting loose. I can't afford surgery to fix it, either. I need my hookers, darlin. We'll still go to hawaii.

    • Austino

      11 years ago

      I'm workin' on it, babe.

      If you'd stop spendin' all the money getting your nails done, we'd be in Hawaii by now.

      smiley4.gif

      Plus, my hookers are costing a fortune.

    • Austino

      11 years ago

      HA HA HA....that's cool, staying with your aunt for a while.

    • Austino

      11 years ago

      Wreck of a car?! Come see my Jeep. It's the biggest piece of shit.

      I'll cum to when I see you.

    • Austino

      11 years ago

      Of course I listened to it!

      I'm doing great, dude.

      You?

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