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Facebook Bans "rude" Town

Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:52 am

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8384270

              Oh dear. Sense of humour urgently required at Facebook . . .
 
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RE: Facebook Bans "rude" Town

Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:05 am

That's nothing, I used to work in the IT side of Direct Marketing and was tasked with writing software to filter out data that was considered to contain "swear words". Consequently we never sent junk mail to anyone who lived in Scunthorpe (think about it...and look closely!!). 
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RE: Facebook Bans "rude" Town

Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:10 am

That's So Effin Sad.
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RE: Facebook Bans "rude" Town

Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:03 am

Now is a certain town in Austria subject to a similar ban? If not, then someone in Effing really ought to raise some sand. Meanwhile, Facebook has allowed a page for Feckin Irish Whiskey......
 
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RE: Facebook Bans "rude" Town

Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:56 am

I guess Dildo, Canada is out too?
 
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RE: Facebook Bans "rude" Town

Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:21 am

Easy enough to find lots of others (Warning: NSFW!)

http://www.google.com/search?q=funny+town+name&tbm=isch
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RE: Facebook Bans "rude" Town

Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:27 am

Quoting Braybuddy (Thread starter):
Oh dear. Sense of humour urgently required at Facebook . . .

Considering FB's euro headquarters is right here in Ireland, one would expect that the local humour may have filtered through to it's "corporate DNA"...... or perhaps not!  
 
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RE: Facebook Bans "rude" Town

Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:20 am

When I worked at the ATM control center for a big-ass bank (OK, the same big-ass bank I'm still working for), we were in the midst of rolling out the shnazzy new envelope-free (EF) ATM's...there was a lot of data that had to be manually copied into each ATM's entry in the mainframe database to signify that the ATM was now an EF unit; and I got tired of all the human errors that were gumming it up, so I wrote a script to take the info for a given EF ATM straight out of an Excel/Access file and copy it into the mainframe. I called the script "EF-It."

I didn't even get in trouble.
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RE: Facebook Bans "rude" Town

Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:25 am

Quoting Airstud (Reply 7):
When I worked at the ATM control center for a big-ass bank (OK, the same big-ass bank I'm still working for), we were in the midst of rolling out the shnazzy new envelope-free (EF) ATM's...there was a lot of data that had to be manually copied into each ATM's entry in the mainframe database to signify that the ATM was now an EF unit; and I got tired of all the human errors that were gumming it up, so I wrote a script to take the info for a given EF ATM straight out of an Excel/Access file and copy it into the mainframe. I called the script "EF-It."

Reminds me of the titles once given to management in RTE, the national broadcaster. There was the unfortunately-named Head of Light Entertainment, who was known by his acronym behind his back. And, even more unfortunately, his assistant had the prefix "Ass" added to the title.  
 
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RE: Facebook Bans "rude" Town

Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:27 pm

There is a village near me called Bell End, I wonder if that is banned too, what about Twatt which I think is in Scotland
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RE: Facebook Bans "rude" Town

Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:33 pm

Nob End, near Bolton, UK  
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RE: Facebook Bans "rude" Town

Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:53 pm

Quoting EZYAirbus (Reply 9):
what about Twatt which I think is in Scotland

It's not just in Scotland!  
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RE: Facebook Bans "rude" Town

Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:55 pm

How about the following places :

- Bald Knob, AR
- Weippe, ID
- Baggs, WY

Have those been banned either?
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RE: Facebook Bans "rude" Town

Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:47 pm

When I worked for a bank and customers were opening savings accounts which they could nickname, the only word we weren't allowed to use was Scunthorpe.
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RE: Facebook Bans "rude" Town

Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:52 pm

This reminds me of the time when XBox banned a users account because he listed his location as "Fort Gay, WV" which is a real place. And there is a Wetwang, England? hahaha

http://gammasquad.uproxx.com/2010/09...rt-gays-allowed-in-xbox-lives-fort
 
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RE: Facebook Bans "rude" Town

Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:20 pm

Anyone ever heard of Wank in Germany? Then there's also the town of Fucking in Austria  
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RE: Facebook Bans "rude" Town

Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:38 pm

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 15):
town of Fucking in Austria

no "effin" way.... cool!
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RE: Facebook Bans "rude" Town

Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:49 pm

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 15):
Anyone ever heard of Wank in Germany? Then there's also the town of Fucking in Austria  

The Germans love a good wank. There's another town called Wankum in North East Germany near the Dutch border.  

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