Msg#: 4393641 posted 11:39 pm on Dec 2, 2011 (gmt 0)
An Irishwoman from the picturesque village of Effin is a bit put out that Facebook has unkindly dubbed her place of birth "offensive".
Ann Marie Kennedy, 47, says she and several chums have repeatedly tried to enter the name of the hamlet, some 20 miles south of Limerick, as their "Hometown" on the social network, only to be told to eff off.
Kennedy declared: "I would like to be able to put Effin on my profile page and so would many other Effin people around the world to proudly say that they are from Effin, County Limerick, but it won't recognise that.
[theregister.co.uk...] Unfortunate for denizens in County Limerick American slang gets in the way.
Msg#: 4393641 posted 1:33 am on Dec 3, 2011 (gmt 0)
It's a real Effin shame.
Facebook could easily verify it's a real city name, it's in those worldwide city databases.
Heck, why do they even allow you to type in the city name?
Why don't they use a drop down list of known cities like every other site on the planet to eliminate data entry errors for things like this and stop stupid profanity filters from making dumb mistakes like this?