2021-04-09

Bandcampers Beware!

Watch out if you use Bandcamp and have a location listed as if you live somewhere that shares a name with some johnny-come-lately settlement in the colonies it defaults to the US.

It looks like it’s only fan accounts that have been screwed up may have been like this for a while of course, it’s not something I look at everyday, but I shouldn’t have to find out by accident.

Particularly impressed by it’s choice for Brighton.

Screen capture of the Bandcamp default for Brighton being Rogers, Arkansas

Wait! There’s more!

Screen capture of the Bandcamp choice for Birmingham - in the USA of course.

Screen capture of the Bandcamp choice for Horsham - in the USA of course.

Screen capture of the Bandcamp choice for Plymouth - in the USA of course.

I could have Orsham UK but sod that for a game of soldiers. If you can have Pennsylvania then can Sussex shouldn’t be too much effort.

And now I note Bandcamp is branding my taste as alternative’.

I’m going to have to listen to my Bing Crosby collection to calm down.


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