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

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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?

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Luca Candela

Born in Italy, after a MS in Computer Science in Torino, Italy, I moved to Madrid first, then to California to pursue my dream of working in the epicenter of the digital revolution, the Bay Area. I'm currently the Product Manager for Trubates.com. I'm passionate about Agile development, User Experience and social media. In the rare occasion when I'm not working, I like to play electric guitar, ride my mountain bike and enjoy Asian food.

One thought on “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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