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Previously, the format was http://live.xbox.com/member/[Gamertag], but this is no longer the case. For example, http://live.xbox.com/member/Xonatron no longer loads.How can I convert old format links to the current format?

EDIT: Also I am looking for the most elegant and clean URL possible, as shown from the previous URL that I used that removed the variable=value format.

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Downvoting because this is relatively easy to discover: clicking on any of your friends' profiles will display the URL pattern in Foxtrot's answer. –  Dave DuPlantis Feb 18 '12 at 22:55
    
@DaveDuPlantis I think your comment about region codes means it could be hard to find in some cases. The old link may be on some random website. –  user9983 Feb 18 '12 at 23:02
    
@DaveDuPlantis, you are missing the point of finding an elegant URL, not just any URL that works, as the URL I had before. –  Xonatron Feb 19 '12 at 4:11
    
With all due respect, I don't believe I'm missing anything. Microsoft is redirecting locale-free URLs to locale-specific URLs, presumably based on the locale associated with your Live profile, which can be verified by removing the locale from the answer below. This isn't a typical change, where the provider would move a page and break links to the old one rather than redirecting you (which is what they should have done, at least for a while, so that your old link would work). If you're aware of locales, testing this yourself would have given you the answer; –  Dave DuPlantis Feb 19 '12 at 5:51
    
... and if you weren't aware of locales, then simply clicking on a friend would have given you the answer. –  Dave DuPlantis Feb 19 '12 at 5:52

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The format was changed to http://live.xbox.com/en-US/Profile?gamertag=[Gamertag]

So your example would now be: http://live.xbox.com/en-US/Profile?gamertag=Xonatron

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Note that the format returns a locale-specific version of the gamertag: replace en-US with the code for your desired locale. For example, fr-CA is Canadian (French); ja-JP is Japanese. –  Dave DuPlantis Feb 18 '12 at 22:51
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What about removing the en-US/ completely, for auto-detection? (That's how we do our links on xona.com.) –  Xonatron Feb 19 '12 at 4:10
    
I guess this format doesn't work any more. Redirects on to login page :( –  yentsun Jul 25 at 6:31

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