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Online sobriety test to stop drunken facebooking!

Postby eoinzy » Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:02 am

I've never drunkenly posted on facebook, so I dont see the point in this.... :? 8-)

But anyway:
Social networkers have a new tool to prevent them from posting drunken late-night messages on sites like Facebook and Twitter.

The Social Media Sobriety Test from US-based Webroot Software requires users to perform a series of online co-ordination tests before allowing them to post potentially regrettable messages or photos.

Users of networks including MySpace, Flickr and YouTube will be able to protect themselves with the tool by choosing which sites to block and selecting the hours they consider themselves most at risk from drunken decisions.

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Access to the sites during these hours will require the user passing a randomly-selected sobriety test such as dragging the mouse in a straight line or typing the alphabet backwards.

The website socialmediasobrietytest.com reads: "Nothing good happens online after 1am," and promises to "put an end to the embarrassment that follows regrettable, late-night posts with three easy steps".

Google also offers a tool for its Gmail service designed to prevent users from sending drunken emails.

Mail Goggles forces users to solve five simple maths problems in less than a minute in order to send a late-night message.


Hmmm, I know at least one person that stumbles in from Coppers every Sunday morning and goes on a Facebook rampage. Maybe this could help that person.....;)
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Postby amsroks » Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:46 am

feck off!! I'm in Cork this weekend and was at howl at the moon last Sat!! (Although I have been in coppers in the last 48 hours :roll: )
Drunken facebook messages are hilarious though, except if your on chat and don't remember chatting to someone and facebook deletes the conversation :oops:
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Postby dingo » Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:43 am

u were in Howl at the Moon last saturday????

the other Eoin on here went there that night for his birthday! I was gonna go too, but stayed in to study!! :|
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Postby amsroks » Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:50 am

The other Eoin is an actual person? I thought it was just you again trying to bump up membership by pretending you were having a conversation with someone else!! :lol: :lol:
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Postby dingo » Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:06 am

haha nah not this time! Sure look at all the members joining these days! Admittedly most of them are spam, but still!!

And yes, for the record, Eoin is an actual real human being, even if he is from Galway!! I should show you his picture to see if u noticed him there! :p
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Postby Eoin » Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:54 am

I was indeed at Howl at the moon. Very messy night. Eoinzy, you should have com.
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Postby amsroks » Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:00 am

How am I supposed to remember someone I've never met?! :!:
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Postby dingo » Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:20 am

Eoin wrote:I was indeed at Howl at the moon. Very messy night. Eoinzy, you should have com.

Ye i know, but I did do pretty well in my Linear Algebra exam, so I'll take that instead!! :p

amsroks wrote:How am I supposed to remember someone I've never met?! :!:

Well, you might have been checkin him out or something, or perving on him with ur friends! Or he coulda been wearing a big "Birthday boy" badge or some sort of funny hat! I dont think i've ever been to Howl at the Moon actually. Hope its not full of Coppers regulars on a night off!! :lol:
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Postby amsroks » Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:07 am

Never been?! Been there a good few times, It's fun but still prefer coppers :lol:
A lot of stairs in Howl!!
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Postby amsroks » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:31 am

Coppers-has it changed for the worse?

Dublin, Ireland-A Kildare man expressed dissatisfaction this week at what he believes to be a growing difficulty in ‘picking up’ young women at Ireland’s most noteworthy nightspot Copper Face Jacks.

“It’s not as at it once was, all the girls seem to be a bit more up themselves than before” expressed John O’Toole, a primary school teacher now based in North Dublin. “In the old days you could just blow in a girl’s ear and she would have you round the back (for oral sex) in no time”.
It’s believed that the popular perception of female attendees at Coppers being ‘more up themselves’, or having greater pride and dignity, is symptomatic of a significant change in the demographics of those attending the Harcourt Street club. Many patrons have spoken of an increasing number of middle-class Dubliners’ attending in greater frequency.

This new wave of clientele has been to the chagrin of some, with voiced concern that these so-called ‘blow-ins’ have inextricably altered the charm of a club once known for the loose-morals and frivolity of those who shared its halls on late nights.
“Its awful whats happened, Coppers will never be the same as it was” complained Barry-Joe, a former welder from Westmeath. “Sure the girls might be better looking and dressed than before but if they aint putting out then whats the point of them being there”.
The concerns of men like Barry-Joe have not met with much sympathy from women who frequent the club. Michelle, a 28-year-old solicitor from Blackrock believes that the problem lies with the attitudes of the men seeking attention in the club.
“I don’t think the men there (Coppers) really understand how to talk to girls. You can’t just go up to a girl and ask her if she’s a parking ticket because she’s got fine written all over her, and then hope to have sex with her later. These men need to be more considerate in their approach”.
Michelle’s sentiment has been echoed by many female patrons of the club. Common complaints made against male patrons include; breathing heavily whilst in close proximity to a woman; excessive sweating of the brow and armpits; making fun of one’s mother; and wearing the same shoes that they use for attending Sunday mass.

Despite these comments and recent changes, Coppers is still maintaining its position as one of the capitals busiest nightclubs with ample numbers attending, even on weeknight’s. Some experts believe this to be indicative of ‘social-compromise equilibrium’, a new social theory that posits that small groups tend to gravitate to spots that derive the greatest degree of composite utility (or satisfaction) to the group.
Professor James Murrow, an anthropologist with expertise in group behaviour, believes that Coppers currently offers the best compromise for people seeking a good night out in Dublin.
“Sure there are clubs with loads of pretty people and other clubs where the women are bit more free and loose. But Coppers provides the greatest mix. It may not be as easy for the men as once was but the changing demographics of the past few years mean men are still drawn by the attractiveness of many of the women in attendance. We call this social-compromise equilibrium and Coppers satisfies it like no other”.
Regardless of what theory Coppers purports to satisfy, the changing demography has caused many former regulars to stay away, including a large number of young women.

Amongst those choosing to abandon the old favourite include 29-year-old psychiatric nurse, Sinead Murphy.
“I used to go all the time you know. Sure it was a great place to get chatted up by the fellas. They were no Tom Sellecks like but they were on your wavelength. They were after the ride, we were after the ride and that was all there was too it.” Explained the former Garda from Wexford.
“But I wouldn’t go there now, all the fellas are slobbering after these D4 girls with their high heels and their Chanel No.5. I know they might look great but there’s no craic in them, I’d show these lads something those skinny bitches couldn’t.
The frustration of old patrons like Murphy and O’Toole are not theirs alone and there is strong evidence to suggest that an increasing number of former Coppers patrons of both sexes, particularly members of the Gardai and HSE, are going elsewhere for purposes of socializing, with some reported to be travelling as far as Galway in the hope of meeting partners of a more frivolous nature.


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