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2012-12-22 06:45:18 PM

casual disregard: traylor: OLRTXT EZ ECB EUROP EZC EU LU MCE PLCY DBT GVD DE FR WEU AT

/whar [FOLLOWUP] tag whar?

What the heck? Almost the same thing happened with slightly different text on a different website? WTF is this? Is a hacker afoot?


You can find dozens of similar headlines if you Google some of those words. Looks like a systematic human error, like copy-pasting the tag field instead the title field when editing the article.
 
2012-12-22 06:45:59 PM
a4.ec-images.myspacecdn.com

Everybody to the limit!
 
2012-12-22 06:46:22 PM
I love how easily the comments on the article went derp.
 
2012-12-22 06:48:24 PM

JonnyBGoode: [a4.ec-images.myspacecdn.com image 536x382]

Everybody to the limit!


DOUGLAS!
 
2012-12-22 06:48:30 PM

Joelogon: casual disregard: traylor: OLRTXT EZ ECB EUROP EZC EU LU MCE PLCY DBT GVD DE FR WEU AT

/whar [FOLLOWUP] tag whar?

What the heck? Almost the same thing happened with slightly different text on a different website? WTF is this? Is a hacker afoot?

Just the codes Reuters uses to keyword/categorize the articles, showing up in the headline field instead of a hidden field. Probably have some folks here with newsroom experience who can explain more.


traylor: casual disregard: traylor: OLRTXT EZ ECB EUROP EZC EU LU MCE PLCY DBT GVD DE FR WEU AT

/whar [FOLLOWUP] tag whar?

What the heck? Almost the same thing happened with slightly different text on a different website? WTF is this? Is a hacker afoot?

You can find dozens of similar headlines if you Google some of those words. Looks like a systematic human error, like copy-pasting the tag field instead the title field when editing the article.


Aw. That certainly makes sense, but it's a lot less fun. Figures that it's just a failure in human-database relations.
 
2012-12-22 06:50:29 PM
Totally expected an article on dyslexia.
 
2012-12-22 06:50:30 PM
img2-3.timeinc.net
 
2012-12-22 06:52:27 PM
static.guim.co.uk

everythingfunny.org

www.wweek.com

And that's all pricip caught sayof about that

/hanging chad
 
2012-12-22 06:53:01 PM
www.brutalundeath.com
 
2012-12-22 06:55:05 PM

BronyMedic: [www.edenmedicalcenter.org image 576x329]


had you favourited: gallows humour, for ages. Glad to see you still got it! ;-)
 
2012-12-22 06:56:05 PM

Bennie Crabtree: A "patrician Yankee?" Is this some sort of ethnic slur to stir up controversy from the Mason-Dixon line?


Since when have they needed ethnic slurs for that?
 
2012-12-22 06:57:05 PM
LOLTXT  REPEAT.
 
2012-12-22 06:57:34 PM
The google of this is just as confusing.
 
2012-12-22 06:59:40 PM

anfrind: wat


i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-22 07:01:06 PM

uttertosh: BronyMedic: [www.edenmedicalcenter.org image 576x329]

had you favourited: gallows humour, for ages. Glad to see you still got it! ;-)


:)

www.aao.org

I'm aphasic, Sir. Simply Aphasic.

/and going to hell for that. Window seat.
 
2012-12-22 07:03:15 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-22 07:07:39 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

Israel Beer Josafat frowns on your shenanigans.
 
2012-12-22 07:15:11 PM

Ivo Shandor: anfrind: wat

deal with it


i1.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-12-22 07:15:18 PM

JonnyBGoode: Everybody to the limit!


On a scale from one to awesome, you're super great.
 
2012-12-22 07:28:22 PM

Satanic_Hamster: If I was ever stuck in an elevator with Meow Says the Dog, Mitch McConnell, Charles Manson, the guy who made comic sans, a rabid wolverine, a tiger, a lion, an angry dog, Donald Trump and a revolver with four rounds in it, I'd shoot myself in the head four times.


Why wait?
 
2012-12-22 07:38:55 PM

Ivo Shandor: Would someone please give the teleprompter a swift kick?


mikesivier.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-22 07:40:40 PM
It could be this the time that they're starting to tell the truth?

Maybe just out of practice?
 
2012-12-22 07:54:50 PM

fusillade762: [a57.foxnews.com image 660x371]


damn you!!!
 
2012-12-22 08:06:36 PM
 
2012-12-22 08:11:14 PM
farm5.staticflickr.com
 
2012-12-22 08:24:08 PM
farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2012-12-22 08:25:23 PM

James F. Campbell: Satanic_Hamster: If I was ever stuck in an elevator with Meow Says the Dog, Mitch McConnell, Charles Manson, the guy who made comic sans, a rabid wolverine, a tiger, a lion, an angry dog, Donald Trump and a revolver with four rounds in it, I'd shoot myself in the head four times.

Why wait?


You first.
 
2012-12-22 08:31:28 PM
 
2012-12-22 08:32:01 PM
i6.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-22 08:33:29 PM

Clockwork Kumquat: [farm9.staticflickr.com image 180x240]


And I thought i was the only person who remembered Pogo!
 
2012-12-22 08:39:27 PM
 
2012-12-22 08:48:04 PM
Bah weep grah nah weep ninny bong?
 
2012-12-22 08:53:19 PM
And yet the headline is still more intelligent than most of the comments. I think Yahoo comments may actually be worse than youtube comments now.
 
2012-12-22 08:58:23 PM

BronyMedic: [www.edenmedicalcenter.org image 576x329]


One of my father's cousins had a stroke during the night and the family waited 'til morning to get medical help. God's will and all that had something to do with it.
 
2012-12-22 09:00:15 PM
I want to know how Yahoo learned about my safe word!
 
2012-12-22 09:01:36 PM
Olrtxt-wash-meast-af-pol-gen-dip-sy-list1-pk-usama-us-ctxt-ir

Oh, L. Are text wash me as 'Tafpolgen' dipsy list 1p kusu Maus see text I are
 
2012-12-22 09:06:22 PM
images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-12-22 09:15:49 PM
I... I don't know if I'm offended or not.
 
2012-12-22 09:16:02 PM
Looks like shorthand that someone accidentally typed in.
/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9FBXb4G4GI
//O shizl gzngahr
 
2012-12-22 09:28:23 PM
Narm.
 
2012-12-22 09:29:13 PM
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-22 09:46:10 PM

I'm an Egyptian!: Bah weep grah nah weep ninny bong?


And that means "I love you"
 
2012-12-22 09:51:10 PM
sticks nix hick pix
 
2012-12-22 10:24:35 PM
Darmok, and Jalad... at Tanagra.
 
2012-12-22 11:08:25 PM
This is a hiccup in Reuters' delivery of the story to online clients, whether due to system glitch or human error. Most of these are Reuters category or topic codes: WASH -- US Government news, MEAST -- Middle East, AF -- Afghanistan, POL -- domestic politics, DIP -- diplomacy, SY -- Syria, PK -- Pakistan, US -- United States of America, IR -- Iran.

OLRTXT? Some kind of coding or tag. Could be as simple as "online regular text." GEN I haven't seen on a list, but probably stands for "general," as opposed to some story that goes to narrower categories of clientele or some such. Dunno on LIST1 and CTXT, but similar stuff. And I'm betting USAMA is the code for "Massachusetts."

Welcome to the world of confusing wire service metadata that often ends up in the wrong field. Or a message from Cthulhu.
 
2012-12-22 11:15:14 PM
I even ran it through a Dvorak-to-QWERTY translator.

still got nothin'.
 
Oak
2012-12-22 11:35:11 PM
Just dropped in to make sure everybody was to the limit. I see I'm not needed here.
 
2012-12-22 11:53:51 PM
Wow, I just stopped breathing for a few seconds after reading that headline. Can I have sleep apnea while awake?!
 
2012-12-22 11:56:28 PM

thisisyourbrainonFark: Canapan to the semichai, with a side of panny tine on my damie kings.


Gots ta say daynayno.
 
2012-12-22 11:57:46 PM
t.qkme.me


Sorry, but it has to be said, this comment section just went full retard.
 
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