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Lyft’s algorithm is trying to block people with names like ‘Dick,’ ‘Finger,’ and ‘Cummings’

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TonyAlmeida
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 Posted 1 month ago

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Hahaha, did you guys this see this?

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/19/21030601/lyft-algorithm-block-names-inappropriate-obscene 

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    chawes
    745 Rider Guru
     1 month ago

    😂 😂 😂

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      Uberserge
      1277 Rider Driver
       1 month ago

      So much for algorithms 😆

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    AliCommons
    32 Rider
     1 month ago

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      1277 Rider Driver
       1 month ago

      😆😂😂😂 TGIF

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    CrazyCrayons
    145
     1 month ago

    Lyft just can't stay out of the limelight. 

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    momof4
    8152 Rider Driver
     1 month ago

    Although it went too far (accidentally) I have to give Lyft credit for addressing the issue. Drivers have been asking both Uber and Lyft to stop allowing riders to use fake names. Uber has done nothing. 

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    JBachman
    56
     1 month ago

    This is hilarious:

    As Jen Dick here points out, it looks like it’s a classic case of the Scunthorpe problem, in which someone is blocked from a website for having a username that is deemed to be obscene. The problem was named after an incident in 1996 in which AOL’s profanity filter prevented residents of the town of Scunthorpe in the UK from creating accounts, because the town’s name contains a four-letter word that I don’t think I’m allowed to say.