I mentioned a long time ago that #31 allows me to log onto his OKCupid account and moderate for them. I am actually quite offended that my personal OKC page has not been invited to do so, as Velvet has already been asked to join the ranks.. but whatever.
It’s not as glamorous as one would think – most of the reports in question are photos, or scam-ful profiles… every now and again there is a diamond in the rough – which usually finds a way onto my blog in some way, shape or form.
I decided to write about this because someone reported a message they received that said:
“Hello. How are you?”
Now – I hate this message more than anyone, and you all probably know that by now. I can’t respond to that. People who send these messages are wasting my time. BUT – the person reporting the message commented something along the lines of “Google search this paragraph and you will see that it’s a common online dating scam.” ….
OKCupid has guidelines for Moderators to follow.. Messages in question are to be deleted if:
- • Threats or harassment
- • Hate speech
- • Crude, overt sexual remarks
- • Commercial solicitations
Sorry, whistle blower… I am not voting to delete someone because they asked how you are. Don’t respond – that’s what I do.
Moderators should vote a picture be deleted if:
- • Not a photo of the user (e.g. pets, cars, artwork, etc.)
- • Full nudity
- • Extreme close ups (e.g. tattoos, eyes, etc.)
- • Childhood photos
(They also list that pretty much anything goes in the picture category (sans nudity) for a local broadcast.. Most moderators don’t realize that the top of the report will say “LOCAL BROADCAST” if that’s what it is – so a lot of mods keep the “pussy” pics around, because they think it’s a local broadcast..)
What kills me though is this: Someone reports a photo because it’s strictly of a man’s torso.. (And the only photo featuring any part of said person..) And moderators are voting it “No Violation.” To me, if I couldn’t hold the pic up next to you and know for sure it was you – it’s an extreme closeup. – Am I wrong? ..Or could you pick out a girl based on her OKC profile pic of her feet in sand? …You know I have a point.
Anyway- just thought I would share.. Since I am still going back and forth with someone that could very easily be tomorrow’s post. Heeheehee!