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Thursday, June 1, 2006

 

What a cock-up over email

`A council planning department was hit by chaos — after computers banned “erection” from emails.

The word is one of the most commonly used terms in applications for building works.

But it was also included in a list of obscene expressions to be filtered out by software used by Rochdale Council, Greater Manchester. [..]

A Rochdale Council spokesman said: “The software is not designed by the council and we don’t control which words are blocked. We will be apologising to the resident.”’




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