Dear Facebook, please fix the duplicate names bug NOW. XOXO :-) LOL


It would be very cool, borderline awesome if Facebook decided to fix the annoying problem they have with duplicate names.

Let me clarify: there’s a guy in Italy called Luca Candela, just like me, and he’s uploading videos of his snowboard stunts all the time. While I can enjoy some snowboard videos here and there (I used to be a snowboarder when I had better knees and more time) I definitely don’t like being spammed by his friends’ comments all the time.

It’s baffling how a company of that magnitude decided to match people and accounts by using a simple string compare… really? That’s an amateurish mistake, and it’s been like that for as long as I can remember.

Do I have to change my name to get some peace?

One Reply to “Dear Facebook, please fix the duplicate names bug NOW. XOXO :-) LOL”

  1. It is easy to see that they do not know anything about relational databases but they do now a lot about flat-file systems such as XML and the like. Since uniquely identifying a row in a relation or table is at the core of the relational data model a database expert never would've made such a mistake.

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