If you do not have to worry about your last name triggering alerts, you're one of the lucky ones. But for a part of humanity with names like Spam, Moron, and King, life is more complicated than you can imagine!
Yes, there is something like last name shame
Pretty much everything on the internet today requires us to type in our names. From signing up for Wi-Fi to creating new accounts, our names are an integral part of navigating the Internet. However, some of us have a luxury in this process that we do not even realize.
Many websites have taken steps to prevent trolls and computer bot from creating fake accounts through their platforms. While this may be good for some people, others with less "ordinary" first or last names have to face lousy consequences if they have obscure titles. Recently, a woman's funny fight to register for an account became viral!
Wow, that's super unlucky
Now it is no stranger to Natalie Weiner that people make fun of her surname. But the SB Nation The sports editor got into a unique problem this week: she signed up for an account with her last name. Because of the system's unique coding to keep bots out, Natalie faced registering a cumbersome street blockade.
The sign-up page seemed to recognize Natalie's surname as obscenities and did not allow her to register with them. It has argued that her last name had "offensive language". Has not Natalie provided enough for her unique surname? In her hilarious dismay, Natalie went online to tell what had happened, and as it turned out, she was far from being alone.
This has taken an interesting turn
After the somewhat embarrassing speech, Natalie shared her experiences on Twitter. As it turns out, many people with crazy surnames have experienced the same problem as Natalie has. People with names like "Jewelery", "Butts", "Shitara", "Spurs" and "Gay" offered their empathy for a fight they were often exposed to!
For now, Natalie was advised to use "W" to sign up for the platform. Yet, justice is unknown to thousands of people whose names are unclear enough to be rejected by them Facebook, Twitter, e-mail accounts and other accounts. Hopefully, complex, Troll-blocking algorithms will finally recognize some of the unknown, more profane surnames of the world.