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

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TonyAlmeida
1149 Rider
 Posted 6 months, 3 weeks ago

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
    747 Rider Guru
     6 months ago

    😂 😂 😂

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      Uberserge
      1279 Rider Driver
       6 months ago

      So much for algorithms 😆

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    AliCommons
    32 Rider
     6 months ago

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      1279 Rider Driver
       6 months ago

      😆😂😂😂 TGIF

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    CrazyCrayons
    145
     6 months ago

    Lyft just can't stay out of the limelight. 

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    momof4
    8153 Rider Driver
     6 months 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
     6 months 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.