Foul Mouthed Santa

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
Apr 22, 2002
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Metro News:
>>Plug Pulled On Potty Mouthed Santa

(Redmond, WA) -- Some Microsoft officials are a bit red-faced after they were alerted their automated Santa Claus accessed on line by children was spewing some objectionable language. "Network World" reports when kids logged on to northpole@live.com, they indeed were greeted by a "Santa-Bot." However, when a pair of eleven and 13-year-old British girls were on line and the discussion of pizza came up, Santa spewed "it's fun to talk about oral sex...but I want to talk about something else." The something else again referenced the sex act and such phrases as "dirty bastard." When coaxed by some savvy users, Santa Bot even admitted he was gay or a pedophile. Microsoft sent a statement to "Network World" saying the plug has been pulled on the big, old foulmouthed elf.
"Can I suck your cock?"
"Jeep jeep jeep jeep"
"Ho Ho Ho Ho"
"Jeep jeep jeep jeep"
"Ho Ho Ho Ho"
 

ShooterMcGavin

Go back to your shanties.
May 25, 2005
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My guess is someone got fired and decided it would be sweet revenge to add some new coding into the Santa bot.
 

MJMANDALAY

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Jan 26, 2005
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HE knows who's been naughty and who's been nice, but Santa's online presence leaves a lot to be desired.

Microsoft had set up a "chat-bot" Santa to talk to children around the world and spruik the company's online products.

A "chat-bot" is an online personality run by a computer program that mimics natural conversation patterns. The creator adds some information about topics, and the program takes over from there.

Windows Live Messenger users could add northpole@live.com to their contacts and then converse with Microsoft's Santa agent programmed with standard festive-season responses.

The conversation was meant to be quite polite, such as this exchange between a technology columnist and a similar Santa-bot.

The only problem was that "Santa" became quite unsavoury after a few innocent comments.

UK technology news site The Register was alerted to this problem by a reader whose two nieces, aged 11 and 13, allegedly received comments about oral sex after offering the chat-bot a virtual slice of pizza.

The Register produced a similar response by urging Santa to "Eat it!", which received the response, "You want me to eat what?!? It's fun to talk about oral sex, but I want to chat about something else..."

Calling Santa a "dirty bastard" elicited the retort, "I think you're dirty bastard."

Microsoft has since gone into damage control, shutting down the chat-bot to new users, blocking areas of Santa's Live Space profile, and editing his responses to include more PG-rated content.

According to The Register, the chat-bot now won't fall for the pizza bait, and calling him a "dirty bastard" only makes him wish a "Merry Christmas, especially to all my friends in the UK!"

Microsoft have apologised for any offence caused.

The North Pole could not be reached for comment.


http://www.news.com.au/technology/story/0,25642,22881004-5
 
Mar 15, 2004
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"Ho ho ho, Santa has that Roman War Helmet you asked for little girl right here in his sack!"
 

weakside

He was stupid. I was lucky. I will visit him soon.
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On a side note, you do computer geeks have to fucking ruin everything?