Originates from the request "shut my Facebook"; however, it is now more commonly used as a generic term for successfully having your profile barred from any social network.
Must only be used about people who are trying to get barred using good humour or by pushing the social network rulebook to see how far the administators will let them go.
Not to be used for general social misfits, that's why we have words like "sicko" and "yob".
DAVE: "Hi, John. I haven't seen you on-line for a while and I can't find your profile. What's occuring?"
JOHN: "You remember that group I set up for a laugh?"
DAVE: "Oh yeah, I enjoyed that"
JOHN: "Well apparently it went against the small print so I got smyffed. Don't worry though, the ban lifts in 6 days"
A place where all banned (or smyffed
) profiles go to die. On a similar level to Heaven, Hell, Mecca or Valhalla.
Do not worry though, the spirit of the profile will be reincarated in another form.
Remember that famous scene from The Lion King:
Scar: You have NO idea....So, your father showed you the whole network, did he?
Scar: He didn't show you what's beyond that rise at the RSS Feed...?
Simba: Well, no... he said I can't go there.
Scar: And he's absolutely right. It's far too dangerous. Only the bravest profiles go there.
Simba: Well, I'm brave! What's out there?
Scar: No, I'm sorry, Simba, I just can't tell you.
Simba: Why not?
Scar: Simba, Simba, I'm only looking out for the well- being of my favorite profile.
Simba: Yeah, right, I'm your only profile.
Scar: All the more reason for me to be protective. A social graveyard is no place for a young prince...Oops!
Simba: A social what? Whoa.
Scar: Oh dear, I've said too much... Well, I suppose you'd have smyffed
it sooner or later, you being so clever and all, just do me one favor - promise me you'll never visit that dreadful place.
Simba: No problem.
Scar: There's a good lad. You run along now and have fun. And remember... it's our little secret.
To have your social networking profile banned (or smyffed
) for no apparent reason other than living life.
Usually occurs when the network administrators take their rules too literally i.e.
1. Having too many friends
2. Being a member of a banned group
3. Sending too many messages
4. Not using your profile much
Can also occur when a third party asks you to shut your profile down, such as your employer when they think you are networking in work time.
DAVE: Well done John for getting smyffed
JOHN: Thanks Dave, but that wasn't my intention. I was catching up with friends on Facebook during my lunch break, and before you know it, I'm dragged into the office and given a bollocking!
DAVE: Sorry to here that John. What occured?
JOHN: Well they forced me to close my account or lose my job.....I had to close my account of course 'cos I have a family to feed. I have a lawyer on the case though......we're taking them to court on the grounds of unfair dismyffal.
DAVE: Good luck with that....gotta go.....tell me all about it on Twitter later on!!
Derived from the latin 'smyftus interuptus'. To have your profile banned (or smyffed
) from social networks earlier than planned. Usually caused as a result of the profile owner not using enough patience or discretion when pushing the social network rulebook.
When a profile owner suffers premature smiffulation, they do not gain automatic entry into the social graveyard
. They must first get their profile reactivated in order to complete their work. Only then can they pass through the pearly gates.
JOHN: What's up Dave, you're looking out of sorts?
DAVE: Sorry John, I was miles away. I was just about to reach my peak last night when I err......prematurely smiffulated.....no don't laugh....it's not funny!
JOHN: I know Dave, sorry. If it's any consolation, premature smiffulation is quite normal and it happens to a lot of profiles. Try taking one of these about 30 minutes before you next log-on and you'll have that profile up in no time.
DAVE: Thanks John, you're a true friend......just please don't tell Jenny!
JOHN: Too late Dave, I Tweeted her whilst you were whining....wus!!