Facebook does not let you type the words "goatse.cx" in comments at all.

Even if it's not a link: no http, no slashes, no href. Just the words, and you get:

How am I supposed to use Social Media to discuss classic Internet Shock Porn??!

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10 Responses:

  1. Chris Davies says:

    I don't know. How do Zuckerberg and co. feel about meatspin?

  2. Louis says:

    Great isn't it, it's the communication medium of choice for a significant number of people, and it's controlled by 1 corporation...

  3. Adam says:

    Google+ does a fun and inconsistent variant: it removes goatse.cx from the text it scrapes from the link, but happily and automatically converts goatse.cx to a link in the text of the posting!

  4. Louis says:

    Interestingly, linking to this page (with those naughty words included in the preview!) works fine.

  5. H-infix notation?

  6. Kevin says:

    Clearly now the solution is to iterate through all the mind-rending troll websites to find out which ones Facebook blocks.

    I think this is the opposite effect of what they intended.

  7. skreidle says:

    Latest oddity I've seen is linking to any article at snopes.com that uses the snopes.gif lamp as a thumbnail. It reports:

    You can't post this because it has a blocked link.
    The content you're trying to share includes a link that's been blocked for being spammy or unsafe:
    http://snopes.com/images/template/snopes.gif

    ... but it won't let you post it with No Thumbnail, either; same error.

  8. groggygreggy says:

    I've been pronouncing gotye as goatse for a while now, because I am juvenile that way. When I found out that my girlfriend was telling her 16 year old daughter about how I say it, I asked her (my girlfriend) if she knew what goatse was. She didn't and I felt compelled to educate her with some images...

  9. Piku says:

    Hooray! Facebook is like being at work with their content filter (which hilariously keeps blocking this site due to "Content type of : Pornographic images" :-)

  10. Perry says:

    Facebook won't let you put the word "semen" in the name of a group, but will allow far worse. Don't ask how I know.