What, exactly, is Facebook trying to tell me?



  • I just recieved a multilingual e-mail from Facebook.

     

    I think I see four distinct languages, non of which I actually speak.



  • I see at least:

    -Buddhistisch: German or Yiddisch

    -Paramètres de la campagne: French 

     -Debes escoger... : Spanish

    -Du er blevet... : Dutch? Afrikaans?

    -Hodnocení: Turkish?

    Going for broke, were they?



  • @Adriano said:

    -Du er blevet... : Dutch? Afrikaans?

    From a quick Google search, that appears to be Danish.

    -Hodnocení: Turkish?

    Given all the .cz domains that come up in a search for that, I'd guess it's Czech.

    And "hallitus/armeija" appears to be Finnish.

    ...Seriously, how in the world did that happen?



  • Thousands of years from now, archeologists will use this WTF as the new Rosetta Stone. 



  • In answer to the topic question: It is tellling you that Daniel Jackson wants to be your friend. 



  • Oh, and even more bizarre... to actually translate what the lines mean, as far as I can figure out with various dictionaries scattered about the web:

    Buddhist - Mahayana

    Campaign Parameters

    You must choose a star rating
    http://www.facebook.com/n/?reqs.php

    Rating
    Government/Military

    ___
    You have been poked by:
    http://www.facebook.com/...

    Seems like Facebook really got their strings tangled up!



  • Reminds me of YouTube: They send comment notifications in the language of the commentator. From my inbox:     
    New comment on ...,   Nieuwe reactie bij ..,    Nuovo commento su ..., ... 已訂閱了您的影片, ...さんがあなたの動画をチャンネル登録しました etcetera.



  • @codeman38 said:

    Oh, and even more bizarre... to actually translate what the lines mean, as far as I can figure out with various dictionaries scattered about the web:

    Buddhist - Mahayana

    Campaign Parameters

    You must choose a star rating
    http://www.facebook.com/n/?reqs.php

    Rating
    Government/Military

    ___
    You have been poked by:
    http://www.facebook.com/...

     

    Seems like Facebook really got their strings tangled up!

     

    Secret cryptic military email? :P



  • Its probably also worth asking... do those login links actually go to facebook?  Phishers aren't really known for their linguistic skills. 



  • You might want to check the mail headers for any suspicious fields. "From:" field forgery is as simple as a quadratic equation. With integer coefficients.



  • Maybe it is to rank the introduction of a new version of Esperanto, but then Scandipean? (Scandinavian-European)



  • @archivator said:

    You might want to check the mail headers for any suspicious fields. "From:" field forgery is as simple as a quadratic equation. With integer coefficients.
     

    You know, that was my first thought, but as both of those links actually do point to facebook, and as there's nothing else in there, it would be rather pointless... plus, some spammer would have his languages mixed up.



  • (Argh, edit timeout expired, sorry for the double post) In any case, it came from "facebookmail.com", which seems to be where all of facebooks mail comes from, so I suppose it's legit.

    I'd love to know what exatly went wrong there to jumble text up like that... 



  • You have been poked by:

    http://www.facebook.com/...

    There's something almost pornographic about that ...

     


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