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Surface-preoccupied hook-up site BeautifulPeople.com has culled 30,000 uglies who were accidentally allowed to join the "largest most exclusively beautiful community in the world". The site was last month hit by a "Shrek" virus which compromised the software allowing existing members to vet newbies. As a result, thousands of sub …

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Beauty is skin deep

some people are inside out

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Beauty may be skin deep

but ugly goes to the bone

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Beautiful on the outside...

dark, pus-filled evil on the inside?

Flame, as in 'Kill it with fire!'

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Refund

At least they refunded my money.

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Fake?

Didn't Graham Cluley rumble this as just a publicity stunt?

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"Ugmos"

Like it!

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WTF?

you've got to be kidding...

thy should just rename it "vacuous people", although "people" might be stretching the term a bit for one dimensional meat narcissists...

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It's clearly a publicity stunt

As I explain at http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/06/20/beautifulpeople this story has duped the likes of The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Guardian, Fox News, BBC Radio 4 and now The Register too!

It's clearly poppycock, dreamt up by BeautifulPeople's PR firm. If the Shrek virus exists, I look like Brad Pitt.

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Re: It's clearly a publicity stunt

Hi Graham! See Lester's update.

As it currently stands, counting the edit and this comment, you've got two mentions to the site's one. I think you win.

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Fame at last

I worked with Graham Cluley for a couple of hours once. Does that make me famous - or lucky to have got off so lightly?

:D

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The loop expands

Somebody (my money's on Sarah) has posted the Reg's addendum on the Sophos article. Clearly El Reg wrote this article specifically so that Graham would comment, so that The Register would get a bagful of mentions on the Sophos site, so that... oh no I've gone cross-eyed.

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Folk actually pay a sub for that ?!?! Ha Ha HaHa Ha

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I'd love to see a copy of that email

Alas there are none showing from that domain on the servers I operate, guess we must know we're fugly...

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Black Helicopters?

Black paper bags more like!

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Proof positive that this site does not work..

I'm not on it!

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$25 dollars a month???

So you have to be beautiful AND stupid?

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Are you trying to say

that such a combination is neither popular nor desirable?

I think 'stupid, beautiful and rich' scores the hat-trick here.

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Sounds like a business opportunity to me

Who's up for founding lumpentrolls.com - the social networking site for those 85% of the British population too hideous to join beautifulpeople.com? At just $20 per month you'd even save money.

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Re: Sounds like a business opportunity to me

There's an ugmo site that got some attention recently when one unpretty person met another one through it and then dumped her and somehow it was a story.

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Yep

The most "beautiful" people tend to be the most stupid anyway, with the exception of The Reg readership natch!

Now I'm off for some counselling to get me over my rejection to VacuousTwits.com

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I don't understand this beautiful people tend to be the most stupid thing, I'm no oil painting but I certainly don't get all defensive when I see someone is, which is very rare anyway.

If you're looking for vacuosusness then consider this

>VacuousTwits.com

Isn't that redirected to mensa.org? Who the hell is so insecure that they need to join such an organisation? Even worse are the ones who go on about being a member.

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6 weeks!!!11!!

lemmie guess the supermodel running it was to thick to spot what was happening.

fucking nazis

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We don need no steeenking titles.

You mean "too thick"...

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Happy

Well...

Brains and beauty very, very rarely mix, the amazing Dr Alice Roberts being an exception to that rule!

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Happy

Mmmm, Alice :))

Alice Roberts… Drool!

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Paris Hilton

Don't forget....

...The Vorderman. Oh yes.

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Can't think of a better place to avoid

Apart from a war zone maybe.

I don't class myself as ugly. Not beautiful for sure, but average. Typically the types of people I've met that I imagine would frequent such an environment and pay for the privilege are more than welcome to each other. Sons and daughters of Aphrodite for sure. a bunch of shallow vacuous people.

Wait until they are old. Once the beauty has gone, all that is left is a shallow bitter shell.

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A hollow bitter shell lined with silicone, no doubt, ...

... plus botox, collagen, and whatever tensioner rods they use for the weapons-grade facelifts/ "rejuvenations" favored by celebutards.

Also, am I the only one who thought it might be a publicity stunt for the folks behind the Shrek movies?

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Why do ugly people bitch...

Why do ugly people bitch about good looking people being *shallow* - you can be ugly and shallow as well... many, many are!

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Flawed logic?

If the members of that site had such a deep and rich personality why would they sign up to the site which judges people soley on their looks?

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flawed logic? don't think so..

so the only beautiful people in this world are the ones signed up? i think not. anyway, beauty is pretty subjective ...

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No excuse really

No doubt most of the ugly people on this web site don't really have an excuse. They were probably just overweight.

There isn't really much of an excuse all you have to do is eat less food.

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Really?

Thin != Beaftiful.

Peter Crouch.

Margaret becket.

Your move.

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[Thinks]

Mornington Crescent?

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@it wasn't me

Remember, Beauty is in the eye of the Beerholder...so you are just as wrong as Titus when you say that thin people are not beautiful. You dirty little chubby chaser.

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Morning Crescent fails in a "fat people" thread.

I call Mornington Croissant.

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Publicity stunt.

Publicity stunt.

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Publicity Stunt

But all in the best possible taste!

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Why do ugly people call themselves 'average'...?

Why do ugly people call themselves 'average'...?

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Because

Because the average is ugly

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Yes, but,

half of them are even uglier than that average!

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average != median

see title

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Really, guys? Really?

I hope they at least *paid* you to run this ridiculous load of old bollocks...

That being said, I'm somewhat curious as to what the vetting process is. How do they avoid people just engaging in that finest of internet pastimes, ie bunging around half a dozen .jpgs that they claim are Definitely Pictures Of Me, Guv, I Swear, I'm Totally That Hot Blonde And Not Eg. An Overweight Bloke With An Internet Connection And An Interesting Sense Of Humour?

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Mmmm...

You're right. So who posts the link on /b/?

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So...

Do they get reviewed on a regular basis and people found wanting kicked out? For $25 a month I'd want to be sure no beauties turned uggo share the same web space as me.

Not that I'd ever get onto the site in the first place, the looks and $25 dollar fee keeping me away in equal measure.

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BP is a joke

About a year ago I submitted an application to BeautifulPeople just to see what would happen. I'm no Adonis, and I was accepted. I think something like 75% of the people who reviewed my profile approved me. And... that site has been of absolutely zero use to me. I'm convinced BP exists to advertise absurdly overpriced events and deliver Russian bride spam. There's no way I'd pay for whatever kind of "premium" features they are offering.

I'm guessing the "fuglies" that got added via this exploit must have been the most blatantly unflattering pictures some troll could find on the Internet. Most of the people on BP aren't really that beautiful. FWIW, it's very easy to take a photo that will hide weight/wrinkles/bad skin or hair/etc... and there are plenty such photos on BP and every other dating site.

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Re: BP is a joke

>FWIW, it's very easy to take a photo that will hide weight/wrinkles/bad skin or hair/etc..

Failing that you could go overboard with portrait professional and end up with a face looking like a babys bum.

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Cue the backfire from an ill thought out publicity stunt

I sincerely hope that this site now comes under a sustained attack from the less aesthetically-pleasing members of the hacking fraternity. Not everyone has such a high opinion of the beautiful people as they themselves do, and I look forward to reading about their pretty but empty head being shot off now it's breached the parapet.

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I remember this site!

It's a good thing it exists, because it's not as if people who are considered ugly already get the short end of the stick across their entire life.

"I'm so tired of having to see these ugly people. WHY WON'T THEY JUST LEAVE ME ALONE BY NOT EXISTING."

Perhaps it's time to capitalize on the lack of straight white only dating services too, BECAUSE NOWHERE IS SAFE FROM UNDESIRABLES.

Pictures related on multiple levels.

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Re: I remember this site!

It's good, it's a self-selecting group of shallow berks who are welcome to each other.

Sorry, I mean YEAH IT'S LIKE RACISM.

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