Facebook asked to pull Scrabulous

sgtpepperband

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#1
Ooh, not good - my only source of (legal) fun on the t'interweb... :shock: :oops: :cry:

BBC News said:
Facebook asked to pull Scrabulous

Facebook has been asked to remove the Scrabulous game from its website by the makers of Scrabble.

The Facebook add-on has proved hugely popular on the social network site and regularly racks up more than 500,000 daily users.

Lawyers for toy makers Hasbro and Mattel say Scrabulous infringes their copyright on the board-based word game.

The move has sparked protests by regular fans of Scrabulous keen to keep the add-on running.

Fan protests

Scrabulous is currently one of Facebook's ten most popular applications - little programs that Facebook members can add to the profiles they maintain on the site.

The request to remove the add-on came from both Hasbro and Mattel because ownership of the Scrabble trademark is split between the two. Hasbro owns rights to the game in the US and Canada while Mattel has rights everywhere else in the world.

Facebook told the PA newswire that it had no comment to make at this stage.

The Scrabulous add-on was not created by Facebook but was built for the site by Rajat and Jayant Agarwalla - software developers based in Kolkata.

According to the Scrabulous website it has 594,924 daily active users - about a quarter of the total that have signed up to play it.

The game has spawned a host of "scrabble cheat" sites which work out every possible word that can be made from the available letters.

The threat to the game has spawned a new facebook group "Save Scrabulous" that already has more 600 members.

One message read: "I didn't have any Scrabble sets when I started playing Scrabulous a few months ago. Since I got hooked on that I have bought two sets."

Links have also been posted to the customer service areas of the Hasbro and Mattel websites so fans can register their protests with the toy makers.
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#3
Good, now if only they can remove the other 3 million applications that clutter up the page, it may be a useful sight.... :hockey:
 
#5
Surely it's a violation of your human rights Sarge. I mean, clearly Scrabby has become your Act of Daily Worship, and therefore comes under non-discrimination on grounds of religion or similar beliefs. Your beliefs don't have to rational, but with 500K daily worshippers I think this is an outrage! ;)
 

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thingy said:
Surely it's a violation of your human rights Sarge. I mean, clearly Scrabby has become your Act of Daily Worship, and therefore comes under non-discrimination on grounds of religion or similar beliefs. Your beliefs don't have to rational, but with 500K daily worshippers I think this is an outrage! ;)
I ain't got no human rights - I'm a matelot... :wink:
 
#7
sgtpepperband said:
thingy said:
Surely it's a violation of your human rights Sarge. I mean, clearly Scrabby has become your Act of Daily Worship, and therefore comes under non-discrimination on grounds of religion or similar beliefs. Your beliefs don't have to rational, but with 500K daily worshippers I think this is an outrage! ;)
I ain't got no human rights - I'm a matelot... :wink:
Bless! Matelot... :cuddle:
 
#8
sgtpepperband said:
thingy said:
Surely it's a violation of your human rights Sarge. I mean, clearly Scrabby has become your Act of Daily Worship, and therefore comes under non-discrimination on grounds of religion or similar beliefs. Your beliefs don't have to rational, but with 500K daily worshippers I think this is an outrage! ;)
I ain't got no human rights - I'm a matelot... :wink:
and you're not human, you're a snake :thumright:
 

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#9
TwistedFireStarter said:
sgtpepperband said:
thingy said:
Surely it's a violation of your human rights Sarge. I mean, clearly Scrabby has become your Act of Daily Worship, and therefore comes under non-discrimination on grounds of religion or similar beliefs. Your beliefs don't have to rational, but with 500K daily worshippers I think this is an outrage! ;)
I ain't got no human rights - I'm a matelot... :wink:
and you're not human, you're a snake :thumright:
Snakeist!! :lol:
 

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rosinacarley said:
sgtpepperband said:
rosinacarley said:
Bet you are glad, because I thrapped you three games on the trot!
But we weren't playing Scrabuous at the time, darling... :wink:
OMG, the tropical sun has got to your brain, you are delusional again!
Nothing to do with the sun - probably the 8 tins of Miller Genuine Draft I scuppered at the beach volleyball this afternoon... :relax:
 
#12
TwistedFireStarter said:
sgtpepperband said:
thingy said:
Surely it's a violation of your human rights Sarge. I mean, clearly Scrabby has become your Act of Daily Worship, and therefore comes under non-discrimination on grounds of religion or similar beliefs. Your beliefs don't have to rational, but with 500K daily worshippers I think this is an outrage! ;)
I ain't got no human rights - I'm a matelot... :wink:
and you're not human, you're a snake :thumright:
He can't be a snake - Reggies are lower than a snakes belly. ^_^;
 
#13
KLNA-Cessna-Jockey said:
TwistedFireStarter said:
sgtpepperband said:
thingy said:
Surely it's a violation of your human rights Sarge. I mean, clearly Scrabby has become your Act of Daily Worship, and therefore comes under non-discrimination on grounds of religion or similar beliefs. Your beliefs don't have to rational, but with 500K daily worshippers I think this is an outrage! ;)
I ain't got no human rights - I'm a matelot... :wink:
and you're not human, you're a snake :thumright:
He can't be a snake - Reggies are lower than a snakes belly. ^_^;
No, that's Dabbers :lol:
 
#15
rosinacarley said:
Actually T42 I hear that you thrapped SgtPB at Scrabulous several times as well?
Well I think the honours were about even there between me and SgtPB. I can't see the word "thrapped" without smirking like a schoolboy......sorry!
 
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