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BAMAPHIN 22
06-20-2011, 12:08 PM
A dating website that caters specifically to individuals deemed "attractive" by their peers recently dumped about 30,000 members because, it claims, they were only granted access to the service due to a rather peculiar virus and not because they met a standard of "beauty."

The Guardian reports that BeautifulPeople.com suspects that the so-called "Shrek" virus was planted by a disgruntled former employee, but there appears to be no evidence to back up this claim. No matter how the issue was caused, according to Greg Hodge the site's managing director it somehow "affected the software that existing members use to rate prospective new entrants."

As a result, BeautifulPeople.com was forced to send devastating emails to the individuals who slipped through the usually ruthless admission process before the issue was noticed:

[Hodge] attempted to placate the rejects. "I sent them all a very carefully worded email, trying to be as sensitive as possibly," he said. "But naturally many of them are finding it a bit of a sting to have been rated beautiful by their peers only to lose the accolade overnight." The company has paid out $112,500 in refunds to 4,500 of the 30,000 who had paid $25 a month for membership of the site. The others were still on a free trial period.
We're not sure whether to laugh or cry as Hodge stumbles over his words while explaining and justifying his actions. The Guardian quotes him as calling the rejected members "no oil painting," while making remarks such as "we have to stick to our founding principles of only accepting beautiful people that's what our members have paid for [...] we can't just sweep 30,000 ugly people under the carpet."


http://digitallife.today.com/_news/2011/06/20/6898529-dating-site-bans-30000-ugly-members

Bumpus
06-22-2011, 06:34 PM
How can they keep stunners like these out?

http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/06/uglymen15-1.jpg

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/06/UglyPeople23241-1.jpg

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/06/ugly_people_dRdqq_640_01-1.jpg

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/06/UglyPeople-1.jpg?t=1247184633

http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

Locke
06-22-2011, 06:49 PM
After reading this, I bet Myles Finch comes back in the next few days...

WeVie
06-23-2011, 01:35 AM
After reading this, I bet Myles Finch comes back in the next few days...

man where is he at!!!!

Valandui
06-23-2011, 02:03 AM
I guess I can join up now that they kicked those yahoos out.

PhinsPhan11
06-23-2011, 02:09 AM
After reading this, I bet Myles Finch comes back in the next few days...
I wonder where the hell he has been.

DisturbedShifty
06-23-2011, 03:33 AM
I will bet you Junc is sad.

ROADRUNNER
06-23-2011, 04:18 AM
I wonder where the hell he has been.

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/06/jail_bars-1.gif.............http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

Valandui
06-23-2011, 04:44 AM
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/06/jail_bars-1.gif.............http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif
I was thinking more like this.

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/06/spikeheads415x249-1.jpg.................http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/06/KateMiddletonphoto004-1.jpg

ROADRUNNER
06-23-2011, 03:17 PM
I was thinking more like this.

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/06/spikeheads415x249-1.jpg.................http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/06/KateMiddletonphoto004-1.jpg

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/06/toweroflondon-1.jpe