No one here but ghosts and odes to Dan Savage. October 10, 2008 3:48 PM   Subscribe

Disabled accounts show up in "nearby users." I clicked on this profile and then had to click on this username (because, WTF? Was santorum taken?). Well, to make matters slightly weirder, a search for santorum brings up the username and the user's "real" name, though it's no longer visible in the profile.
posted by desjardins to Bugs at 3:48 PM (13 comments total)

Yeah I guess we should remove users who have disabled their accounts from the "users near you" feature.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:53 PM on October 10, 2008

A little warning about the second link would have been nice for this those of us munching on something.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 3:55 PM on October 10, 2008

Mefi Trek III: The Search for Santorum
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:57 PM on October 10, 2008 [1 favorite]

ok, disabled accounts have been removed from "users near you". But we'll leave disabled accounts in the public search.
posted by pb (staff) at 4:04 PM on October 10, 2008

Mefi Trek II: The Froth of BoyZone

posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:07 PM on October 10, 2008

Haha you have santorum near you.
posted by klangklangston at 4:12 PM on October 10, 2008 [1 favorite]

You got some on my MetaTalk.
posted by baphomet at 8:12 PM on October 10, 2008

Since this thread is about disabled accounts anyways: how possible would it be to get a notification in the recent activity sidebar for when one of your contacts disables or reactivates their account?
posted by sambosambo at 8:12 PM on October 10, 2008

No, this thread is about santorum. Sorry, Brandon.
posted by desjardins at 8:15 PM on October 10, 2008

Hee! I like the 'Related questions' from AFMOLAFM's only AskMe

Not whining. April 9, 2008
How can I put the sour back into the sourdough? February 4, 2008
Have you ever tasted your wife/girlfriend's breast... December 1, 2007
Sour mixed drink recommendations. July 5, 2006
Fermented applesauce good to eat? May 1, 2005
posted by tellurian at 9:45 PM on October 10, 2008 [1 favorite]

No one looks for santorum. It finds you.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:37 PM on October 10, 2008

It's just there, on the sheets!
posted by klangklangston at 8:27 AM on October 11, 2008

This thread is santorrific.
posted by baphomet at 10:15 AM on October 11, 2008

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