MySpace clanger causes comment chaos

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MySpace clanger causes comment chaos

Incorrect image and profile has users up in arms.

A bug on social networking site MySpace has caused comments posted by users to show the incorrect image and profile.

The error occurred at 5:30am (9:30pm PST) on 14 September and resulted in the user's name and picture appearing on the comment, rather than the poster of the comment.

A message on the site read: "Hey folks - we goofed tonight. If you were approving comments for the last hour or so, then the comment will show up with your pic and name and not the pic and name of the person who sent it to you."

While the error has been fixed for future comments, MySpace has not managed to rectify any messages posted during the period of the glitch.

"It is fixed for future comment approvals, but we can't fix the old ones, so delete the comments if you want, or you can leave them on your profile so you can have a memento of our bug," the site said.

Despite its position as the number one social network, MySpace is prone to errors. The site disappeared entirely from the internet at the end of July, preventing members from logging in and checking their messages.

A user claimed at the time that the site being down was the "worst day" of their life.

"If Tom [Anderson, founder of MySpace] was here, I'd deck him in the face. This has turned out to be one of the worst days of my life," the user wrote on their blog.

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