back to article Reg reader's XXXbox oddity: The BBC4 topless thumbnail trauma whodunnit

The mystery began when a Reg reader wrote in to say their Xbox Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) was displaying an image of a suggestively posed semi-nude person alongside BBC4 while the channel was off air. "For a few days now I've noticed the Xbox built-in TV guide has been showing a picture of a posing naked woman as a …

  1. Aristotles slow and dimwitted horse Silver badge

    More importantly...

    Did aforementioned semi-nude person get any image rights or royalties?

  2. Stumpy
    Paris Hilton

    Pics, or it didn't happen...

    1. Sam Therapy

      Came here to post that. :D

      1. KittenHuffer Silver badge
        Paris Hilton

        I'm sure she'd be happy that you came second!

        1. quxinot

          This article is worthless without pics!

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "... was caused by a third-party supplier"

    ...was a leaving present from a contractor we had to let go because of IR35"

    FIFY

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: "... was caused by a third-party supplier"

      Haha, careful, you've triggered Jake!

  4. Dr. G. Freeman

    "displaying an image of a suggestively posed semi-nude person alongside BBC4"

    Please be Hannah Fry, or Lucy Worsely. I know standards have dropped on there (the usual "Dumbing down" arguments), but a man can dream.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Hannah Fry?

      Maggie Aderin Pocock for me

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Maggie Aderin Pocock

        I'm fine with that as long as she doesn't try to explain anything 'sciency'.

    2. IGotOut Silver badge

      Unless Lucy gets to dress up in a posh historical frock after the photo shoot, she'll say no.

    3. Robert Carnegie Silver badge

      Apparently you've forgotten about "Mary Beard's Shock of the Nude". And, yes, she posed.

      Now, remember you are a gentleman.

  5. Kubla Cant Silver badge

    We take this extremely seriously

    Whatever the cockup, you can rely on a company trotting out this tired piece of boilerplate. (Can you trot out boilerplate?)

    I'd give credit to one that says "We don't take this very seriously - We actually think it's a bit of a laugh. We'll try to fix it when we have some spare time."

  6. LenG

    Well,

    If they left it alone it might have become a selling point ..

  7. Mr Dogshit

    We take this extremely seriously

  8. Howard Sway Silver badge

    What a rotten swizz!

    I tuned in expecting something exciting to warm the old winter cockles, and all I got was some bloke riding round on a steam engine and another painting crappy pictures of trees.

    1. Kane Silver badge
      Thumb Up

      Re: What a rotten swizz!

      "...and another painting crappy pictures of trees."

      I hope you're not maligning the favoured dulcet tones of the great Bob Ross?

  9. Phil O'Sophical Silver badge

    Do Microsoft never learn?

    Another case of someone taking un-vetted info from a third-party supplier, and just displaying it. Might be funny in this case, but what if that image contained something to exploit a vulnerability in the Xbox?

    1. Antron Argaiv Silver badge
      Happy

      Re: Do Microsoft never learn?

      "...a vulnerability in the Xbox?"

      A vulnerability? In a Microsoft product? That's unpossible!

  10. Dabooka

    How is this NSFW?

    Is it that bad that you can't even report on these stories now without flagging it up as dodgy for work?

    What a time to be alive...

    1. Robert Carnegie Silver badge
      Big Brother

      "Sweaty masses"

      Depending on which browser you're using, words like "naked", "nude", and "xxx" may trigger your corporate extension.

      1. heyrick Silver badge

        Re: "Sweaty masses"

        Scunthorpe.

        1. yoganmahew

          Re: "Sweaty masses"

          Middlesex, Sussex, and Essex.

          Naked mole rat.

          Nude make-up.

        2. Robert Carnegie Silver badge

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fugging

      2. RuffianXion

        Re: "Sweaty masses"

        Sadly, it's been many years since mere words alone could trigger my extension.

      3. William Towle
        Paris Hilton

        Re: "Sweaty masses"

        > Depending on which browser you're using, words like "naked", "nude", and "xxx" may trigger your corporate extension.

        We had this at $PREVIOUS_EMPLOYER after one unthinking romantic wanted to send three kisses (kiss-times-ten if you're inclined to translate it that way) to his fiancee [or possibly vice versa] *chuckle*

        // Paris: sees quote, thinks "is that what we're calling them now?" -->

  11. Andrew Barr

    1990's Channel 4

    Maybe there was a date issue, as surely this was how Channel4 was in the 90s - Eurotrash as my example!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: 1990's Channel 4

      Eurotrash was just factual reporting about....

      .....Eurotrash.

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Does NSFW now mean "Not Safe For Wanking" because there sure ain't anything worth wanking over in this article!!!!

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