This is more of an FYI than a help thread. Basically, if you decide to revert your gamertag to a previous one, you'll lose access to the forums (runtime error). I've deleted a screenshot of the runtime error message a long time ago, but you will get it when you access the Forums. This was my order of changes for my gamertag:
- Rapulsion (original) - 2009-2012
- Rap Sammich - changed at March 2012
- back to Rapulsion - around May; no access to the forums at all
- A guy named Rap - changed it around November/December. Had access to forums again.
Around March last year, I won 1600 MSP from that Live on Xbox Live competition. I looked at the winner's avatar pictures (winners page released around June) but I didn't see my pic for Rap Sammich, so since I knew that I entered the competition as Rapulsion, I looked at the blank ones and I found mine. Now I couldn't complain about this because I had no access to the forums so I contacted the support team on Twitter. They had to go through the hassle of verifying my gamertag history and they eventually gave me the prize via Twitter, when it was supposed to go through e-mail.
Now my question to Xbox is: why is this the case? Is there a blacklisting system when gamertags are used again?