‘Rate my shag’ pages deleted within 72 hours
Love them or loathe them, ‘rate my shag’ pages are no more!
Facebook has BANNED all ‘Rate my Shag’ pages after outraged students complained about bullying.
The pages, which lasted just 72 hours, saw students give their conquests marks out of ten.
The earliest appearance of a ‘Rate my Shag’ page came from Newcastle University, with numerous others cropping up at the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent, as well as Warwick, Bournemouth, Loughborough and various others.
On the pages, students were told to comment on their past conquests, and to ‘name them, shame them and if you must, praise them’.
In the 72 hour period, the pages had been liked by almost 20,000 users, with Newcastle topping the leader board with nearly 8,000 likes, according to The Independent.
In a number of cases, Universities have quickly acted to distance themselves from the page.
Henry Waddle, the communications officer at the University of Nottingham warned students that disciplinary action would be considered against those writing defamatory posts.
Facebook removed many of the posts over night, confirming that the pages were in breach of their community. A spokesman said: “We do not tolerate bullying or harassment. We allow users to speak freely on matters and people of public interest, but take action on all reports of abusive behaviour directed at private individuals.”
A current intern at Facebook emoted on her displeasure at the page, urging users to complain about the punitive nature of the pages and their respective posts.
Responses from the University of Nottingham have been somewhat mixed. The general consensus appears to be that the pages were excessively invasive especially because real names were used in the ‘naming and shaming’, although some twitter users have reacted with hilarity to the pages.
I guess we’ll have to figure out that lothario’s bedroom prowess the old fashioned way: the trusty Ocean DF ‘grab then pounce’.