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Santa Bot Naughty Not Nice, Microsoft Shuts Him Down

An automated Claus on a Microsoft Corp. site was being rather naughty when someone got on to get their wish lists off. The site northpolelive.com was started last year for Windows Live Messenger.

The Santa program was reactivated earlier this month but an elf started in about Santa and his underage nieces having pizza and umm, more.

A replication of the chat…..

After declining the writer’s repeated invitations to eat pizza, a frustrated Santa burst out with, “You want me to eat what?!? It’s fun to talk about oral sex, but I want to chat about something else.”

The exchange ended with the writer and Santa calling each other “dirty bastard.”

Microsoft spokesman Adam Sohl said that even with the company’s engineer’s cleaning up Santa’s words the company didn’t want to risk him being online.

“It’s not like if you say, ‘Hello Santa,’ he’s going to throw inappropriate stuff at you,” said Sohn

Microsoft has several automated IM programs that are very useful including their customer service agents but they also have some that are frivolous like an alien who makes extraterrestrial like noises. Some of the bots are designed to fend off messages that could push their animated buttons.

If they’re meant to be cheeky and have fun with you, they may repeat certain things back,” he said, or respond to certain words with “that’s naughty.”

Microsoft was unaware that their Santa bot knew those “dirty” words. They don’t suspect that it was an office prank either.

Santa was disabled on Tuesday. So for now that jolly old elf is off the web. Who knew that Santa had a naughty streak in him.