Grindr finds my profile text too offensive?

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    Dec 17, 2013 5:45 AM GMT
    My profile says "prefers masc btms plus/minus 5 years and plus/minus 3 inches (height lolol)", but Grindr keeps telling me to re-word it! WTF? Is it even possible to convey such a relatively reasonable criteria in a "nicer" way?

    Meanwhile I see "no blacks/Asians" at least once every dozen or so profiles.
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    Dec 17, 2013 5:46 AM GMT
    hentailover saidMy profile says "prefers masc btms 5 years and 3 inches (height lolol)", but Grindr keeps telling me to re-word it! WTF?

    Meanwhile I see "no blacks/Asians" at least once every dozen or so profiles


    Hi. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 17, 2013 6:09 AM GMT
    When I tried it, a few years ago, my (vanilla) pics kept getting rejected. I know, too old. icon_rolleyes.gif But I think they use random micro-task people working for 1/10 of a cent per profile (e.g. old ladies and little kids in china) on "mechanical turk" and the like to screen profiles. It's completely random.
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    Dec 17, 2013 6:13 AM GMT
    My profile text said: "No smokers or drug users. Fitness-oriented people only. Let's talk weightlifting. Save your nudes for some other guy." and they gave me a warning because it was "too offensive". Whom did I offend? The meth heads of Oklahoma? People who don't work out?

    Grindr has no logic to its reasoning.
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    Dec 17, 2013 9:05 AM GMT
    Isn't Grindr a free app? If yes, then quit your bitching! It's not like you're paying top dollar for it!
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    Dec 17, 2013 9:31 AM GMT
    Erik101 saidIsn't Grindr a free app? If yes, then quit your bitching! It's not like you're paying top dollar for it!


    Very totalitarian viewpoint you have there. I guess if RJ started randomly deleting accounts for no reason, your response would be "quit your bitching!" Or if Facebook randomly started banning people for no reason. Or if Google started randomly deleting your e-mail address accounts. After all, all the aforementioned services are free, aren't they? Companies depend on user feedback to improve.
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    Dec 17, 2013 9:49 AM GMT
    Grindr's losing its fanbase due to its lack of support and poor policing... and it's very common.

    Surprised it doesn't auto correct what "tribe" you're associated with.
  • Nayro

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    Dec 17, 2013 9:57 AM GMT
    I think its about the Plus minus 5 years. If you wanna read it in the wrong way you could think you would be talking about a 5 year old. Maybe you should put that in other words.
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    Dec 17, 2013 1:10 PM GMT
    You are not allowed to mention if you are top or bottom, or that sort of thing. That is the reason.
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    Dec 17, 2013 4:14 PM GMT
    I want to add
    NO BLACKS
    NO HISPANICS
    NO ASIANS
    NO WHITES
    to my profile but I can see myself getting into trouble one way or another.
  • christastic

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    Dec 17, 2013 4:28 PM GMT
    My frds profile said "20-25 only" and he was forced to remove it lol
  • kuroshiro

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    Dec 18, 2013 12:48 AM GMT
    I still find their pic upload system to be a bit wonky. Joe Blow (no put intended) with his ripped eight pack body and a skimpy underwear shot can go up in all its fully glory but a pic of me shirtless and basketball shorts gets told "it's too suggestive"
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    Dec 18, 2013 12:52 AM GMT
    JohnSpotter saidI want to add
    NO BLACKS
    NO HISPANICS
    NO ASIANS
    NO WHITES
    to my profile but I can see myself getting into trouble one way or another.


    The only time "no whites" is ever uttered in the context of dating, is on RJ, sarcastically, by old white men trying to imply something along the lines of "everyone gets discriminated against, get over it"
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    Dec 18, 2013 4:08 AM GMT
    Avsigkommen said
    Erik101 saidIsn't Grindr a free app? If yes, then quit your bitching! It's not like you're paying top dollar for it!


    Very totalitarian viewpoint you have there. I guess if RJ started randomly deleting accounts for no reason, your response would be "quit your bitching!" Or if Facebook randomly started banning people for no reason. Or if Google started randomly deleting your e-mail address accounts. After all, all the aforementioned services are free, aren't they? Companies depend on user feedback to improve.


    Seriously?? Companies depend on advertising money to keep their business going. If my Facebook page or my email account were to disappear, it would be no loss to me because I'll find another email server to use AND I'll use the previous way of connecting with my friends....call them!
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    Dec 18, 2013 4:56 AM GMT
    JohnSpotter saidI want to add
    NO BLACKS
    NO HISPANICS
    NO ASIANS
    NO WHITES
    to my profile but I can see myself getting into trouble one way or another.


    At least you can have Indians.
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    Dec 18, 2013 4:57 AM GMT
    hentailover saidMy profile says "prefers masc btms plus/minus 5 years and plus/minus 3 inches (height lolol)", but Grindr keeps telling me to re-word it! WTF? Is it even possible to convey such a relatively reasonable criteria in a "nicer" way?

    Meanwhile I see "no blacks/Asians" at least once every dozen or so profiles.


    Grindr doesn't allow 'masc btms'.
    It's discrimination against other bottoms
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    Dec 18, 2013 5:14 AM GMT
    Erik101 said
    Avsigkommen said
    Erik101 saidIsn't Grindr a free app? If yes, then quit your bitching! It's not like you're paying top dollar for it!


    Very totalitarian viewpoint you have there. I guess if RJ started randomly deleting accounts for no reason, your response would be "quit your bitching!" Or if Facebook randomly started banning people for no reason. Or if Google started randomly deleting your e-mail address accounts. After all, all the aforementioned services are free, aren't they? Companies depend on user feedback to improve.


    Seriously?? Companies depend on advertising money to keep their business going. If my Facebook page or my email account were to disappear, it would be no loss to me because I'll find another email server to use AND I'll use the previous way of connecting with my friends....call them!


    Except you would lose any data you had on your old accounts.
  • christastic

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    Dec 18, 2013 11:52 PM GMT
    Maybe it's based on complaints? Because I see some pretty offensive stuff on there lol. Maybe people excluded by certain kinds of criteria complain more?