Why Does Facebook Block Any Mention Of BugMeNot?

from the waste-of-time dept

Remember back about four years ago when all sorts of online publishers relied on bogus registrations and freaked out about services like BugMeNot that required registration? Over the past few years, BugMeNot has become a lot less essential, because a lot of publications have been getting rid of registration walls or at least providing real value for registering, rather than just forcing you to input bogus info. However, apparently the folks over at Facebook are so against the concept of BugMeNot they won't even let you mention it (via Slashdot. Apparently, if you mention BugMeNot.com in your status message, Facebook warns you that the "message contains blocked content." I guess that's what you get for relying on a messaging system controlled by someone else, but it still seems like a bizarre thing for Facebook to block.

Filed Under: bans, bugmenot, communication
Companies: facebook

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    Matt, 5 Sep 2008 @ 5:19pm

    I think they fixed it

    It gave me the warning earlier today, but it seems to be working fine now.

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