Friday, May 23rd, 2008
4:08 pm - Never Trust Anyone over ...  
35?

"A social networking site has deleted most of its users over the age of 36 because it claims older users pose a danger of sex offending. It claims to be forced into the action by the Government, but the part of a law it cites is not yet in force.

"Faceparty has deleted what it describes as 'a huge number of accounts' from its social networking site in recent weeks. It lists 'over 36 years old' as one of its reasons for deletion.

"'We understand that only a minority of older users are sex offenders, but you must understand that we cannot tell which,' it says in its explanation of the deletion of accounts."

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/05/22/faceparty_bans_oldies/


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mearamearagrrl on May 23rd, 2008 - 08:14 pm
....that's just weird. And how do they know how old people really are? I mean, I'm guessing that most people who are actually plannign to be sex offenders and are over 36 are probably not telling the TRUTH on their profiles. IJS...
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rainoftoads: corkerrainoftoads on May 23rd, 2008 - 08:16 pm
What the crapping crap is that crap?

So, they're relying on the fact that people never lie about their age, especially when they're trying to pick up underage kids on the internet.

The stupid. It burns.
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brendalubrendalu on May 23rd, 2008 - 08:21 pm
If they're concerned about drawing an..unwholesome crowd, let's say...they might want to reconsider their name before trying less orthodox routes.
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serenada: Nineserenada on May 23rd, 2008 - 09:14 pm
Oh, man, I kinda wish I'd been a member! I'd love to have been dumped for such a completely stupid reason. I would be *proud*.
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vw bugvwbug on May 24th, 2008 - 02:45 am
Wow. Just when you think you've seen the most stupid...
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burrellburrell on May 24th, 2008 - 05:20 am
That is totally funny. I wonder what their real reason was for deleting everyone over 35.
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