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Beautiful people dating site hit by 'Shrek' virus, 30,000 ugly people have now been thrown out

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A social networking site for beautiful people has been hit by a 'Shrek' virus which allowed 30,000 'ugly' applicants to join. Members of BeautifulPeople.com must traditionally pass a strict "rati…
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[mod] 5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
A social networking site for beautiful people has been hit by a 'Shrek' virus which allowed 30,000 'ugly' applicants to join.

Members of BeautifulPeople.com must traditionally pass a strict "rating" stage where existing users vote on whether someone is attractive enough to be accepted.

But this screening process was brought down last month, allowing anyone to join, regardless of their looks, reports the Daily Telegraph.

Owners have now apologised to more than 30,000 "unfortunate" people who were "wrongly admitted" to the site and subsequently banished.

"We got suspicious when tens of thousands of new members were accepted over a six-week period, many of whom were no oil painting," said managing director Greg Hodge.

"We responded immediately, repairing the damage from the Shrek virus and putting every new member back into the rating module for a legitimate and democratic vote. The result is that we have lost over 30,000 recent members.

"We have sincere regret for the unfortunate people who were wrongly admitted to the site and who believed, albeit for a short while, that they were beautiful.

"It must be a bitter pill to swallow, but better to have had a slice of heaven then never to have tasted it at all."

The origin of the ''Shrek'' virus is still being investigated internally but it is believed a former employee may have been responsible.

BeautifulPeople.com has more than 700,000 members worldwide. On average one in seven applicants is accepted.
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[mod] 5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
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2 Likes #2
I bet a few male HUKD folk thought their luck was in X)
#3
Didn't need a virus to throw me out :(
banned 2 Likes #4
That's why I was quiet over the weekend

Back now :(
#5
8) Cheryl cole started the rot!
1 Like #6
If you have ever actually been on it and looked at the members they aren't particularly good looking. You get the occasional one or too, but most are average and even before the virus many are munters. However, munters with big breasts.
#7
^Did you pass?
#8
Oh dear me what is the world coming too!
#9
Free advertising
#10
Abvance
^Did you pass?


I did and I'm distinctly average looking ( verging on troll like). It's also full of people who have posted celebrity pictures. There is also a lot of latin american girls whose picture that gets voted is them lying on the bed with a bikini on, faces like a bag of mashed up a-holes.
banned#11
Here's the secret - 'beautiful' people don't use dating websites.
#12
Why are 'beautiful people' needing dating websites?
suspended 2 Likes #13
jellybaby22
Aww vb1 your not ugly........your.... Emmm.... Unique looking :p


So is this car...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_slVFtEzHw4g/TUrwlb7aY5I/AAAAAAAAArY/xGDitqGE7Yw/s400/UglyAssfiat-multipla.jpg

(_;)
#14
Have to agree with this article: http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/06/20/beautifulpeople-dupes-mediashrek-virus-media-stunt/

They managed the manipulate the media creating potentially millions of pounds worth of free advertising. As people have said before - if these users are really so confident of their beauty then why would they need a dating site.

Perhaps it is just a desperate dive for additional business for this rather fruitless site.

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