So it’s not just Palestine… while you can happily share a Coke with USA, you cannot with Russia.

Oddly, you CAN with the USSR (looks like they missed a trick there).

But what if you really want to share a Coke with Palestine?

Well, you can… just add an exclamation mark to the end ;)

Coca-Cola doesn’t think you should share a Coke with Palestine but they’re OK with you sharing a Coke with Nazis, racists & bigots.

(Among other things, this is because they’re not very good at basic string validation.)

@aral apparently also no Iran.

I guess everything that has US sanctions on it?

marketing 

@aral
And that was how the greatest marketing team the world has ever known got Aral Balkan talking about their product. 😉

@aral "Communism" didn't make the cut, but it's not all bad. I'm disturbed by "Russia" being out, though

@derwinmcgeary @aral

Not allowed: Lesbian, LGBT(Q), Straight, Bi(sexual), Queer, Bestiality

Allowed: Gay, Homosexual, Heterosexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Sodomy

@aral looks like they're throwing everything into an "in review" bin now instead

@xmakina Hmm, odd, just tried and got the old behaviour…

@aral Just out of curiosity, what happens with /North/ Korea? Did they think to block that?

@tam Haha, yeah, just did the same thing (also adding a dash or a single quote or any of the other accepted characters works – you get the list if you enter an unacceptable character like a dollar sign.) Was originally trying for a zero-width space but this is equally good, me thinks ;)

@aral

Just found out you can't do Coke with Scarface or Tony Montana either. :)

...or share one with cocaine.

@aral

Some more poking...

Not allowed: Crack, weed, ganja, heroin, DMT, bath salts, alcohol, meth, Baphomet, death, many gods, POTUSes

Allowed: Methadone, opium, PCP, viagra, psilocybin, muscimol, Baal, Taiwan, cyanide

@aral

Not allowed: Ahura Mazda, Zeus, Beelzebub, Krishna, Chaos, Illuminati, BLM, Big Brother, Neo, HAL 9000, Corona (etc.), Freddy Krueger, Bill Gates, Jack the Ripper, Microsoft, Pablo Escobar, CIA (etc.) and... Apple; yes it's forbidden.

Allowed: Moloch, Quetzalcoatl, 1312, ACAB, Morpheus, Skynet, Anthony Fauci, Moderna, Pfizer, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Melinda Gates, George Soros, Linux, Linus Torvalds, Richard Stallman, Orange

@aral

Not allowed: Hiroshima, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Sudan, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Libya, Niger, Morocco, Syria, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Jean-Luc Picard, Klingons, Romulans, Vulcans, Frodo Baggins, Sauron, Balrog, Gollum

Allowed: Nagasaki, Yemen, Algeria, Sahrawi/Western Sahara, Kuwait, Kenya, Ferengi, Borg, Gandalf, Saruman, Sting, Shelob, Sméagol

@aral

NA: Black, White, Pink

A: Yellow, Brown, Zebra

@aral

NA: Fraud, Corruption, Rat, Cockroach, Scorpion, Vermin, Venom, Naga, INRI, Doom, Slayer, Slayer!

A: Ichthys, Spider, Viper, Adder, Snake, Cobra, Slayer!!, Fuck!

@aral

Not allowed: All, Nobody

Allowed: None, Everybody

@aral

Not allowed: September 11, Pentagon, (Jeffrey) Epstein, Apollo (11-17), NASA, Godzilla, Wizard, Wizkid, Dork, Witchcraft, Hacker, Thief, Trash, Black Magic, Ghosts, Specter, Insane, Sanity, Mad, Rage, Rude, Malarkey

Allowed: 911, 9 11, September 11th, Polygon, Pentagram, Lee Harvey Oswald, Cthulhu, Witch, Sorcerer, Sorcery, Curse, Zombie, Voodoo, Nerd, Geek, H4X0R, Pirate, Scoundrel, Magic, Halloween, Skeleton(s), Spirit(s), Shade, Crazy, Angry, Anger

@aral

Not allowed: Leopard, Sabra, Reaper, Predator, (Wizard of) Oz, Rabbit, High, Drugs

Allowed: White rabbit, Low, Drugged

@schratze Haha, yeah, I just tried a zero-width space and that didn’t work (not an accepted character) but adding an exclamation mark did (as does surrounding it with dashes or single typewrite quotes… they’re not too smart).

@mrsaturday That’s (sadly) not it. Some country names are blacklisted. See the other posts in the thread for more examples.

@aral Possibly because "Israel" can be a first name, but not "Palestine"?

@dheadshot Sadly, not the reason. Unless there are folks walking around called USA or South Korea, that is (see the rest of the thread). Palestine was specifically blacklisted.

@DanielUsesArchLinux Looks like they’ve removed all country names now except for USA / America.

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