Bush electronic leaving card flooded with abuse

A UK George Bush "leaving card" website has been flooded with abuse, mainly from the Middle East.

The website was launched last Tuesday (6 January)...

A UK George Bush "leaving card" website has been flooded with abuse, mainly from the Middle East.

The website was launched last Tuesday (6 January) by Glasgow games development company T-Enterprise.

Anyone can leave a message or draw a picture for free at ByeDubya.com.

All non-offensive messages will be compiled into a giant mosaic picture of Bush, printed off and sent to the White House when he leaves office on Tuesday 20 January.

In six days, 145,000 messages have been received - and with an average of 100 new messages arriving every hour, T-Enterprise has taken on two temps to moderate them. Many of the messages need to be translated.

Managing director Sadia Chishti said, "There is some very creative swearing happening in these messages. People are taking a lot of time to put together elaborate messages, but many are totally obscene and cannot be printed.

"When we spotted the trend of so much abuse, we used our own geographical analysis tools to see where the messages were coming from. It was unbelievable to see how much abuse was coming from the Middle East."

Chishti said, "Most of the remaining messages are from the UK, US, Australia and Japan. There are a lot of negative messages in those, but at least the majority are clean."

All approved messages left on ByeDubya.com will be used to create a mosaic picture of George Bush. T-Enterprise will get the card printed on a giant digital printer before posting it from Glasgow to the US.

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