NeedFlashlight

May 6, 2008

So, why don't they?  It says in the ToS when you're creating an account that no minors are allowed.  And yet, I see profiles like this one:

http://www.okcupid.com/profile?u=LADiROS3

... wherein the user's age is listed as 15, though she claims that she's "FiTHTEEN YEARS YOUNG."  What I wanna know is why age<18 isn't a filter someone in programming runs 3 or 4 times a day and boots their teenybopper butts off of the site with prejudice. 

Yeah, I know... flag 'em when you see 'em and shut the hell up.  I'd probably be ok with that if some of the accounts weren't over a year old and had multipile profile and picture flags.  So, I ask you to click on the Contact Us button, and then Feedback and tell them to boot the jailbait off.  (And the multiple penis posters too, while you're at it, kthx?). 

I think I'd be happy if there were automatic staff review of a profile upon certain milestones.  More than 5 justified flags (photo or profile) for instance.  Flags for copyrighted photos - any at all.  Flags for free ad profiles (cam girls or advertizing that you can message them at www.anyotherdatingsite.com) - any at all. 

And.. ummm... new users?  The Votes & Notes is where you keep track of interesting people - flags are only for rules violations. 

TeraBrat

May 6, 2008

What's Votes & Notes?

sing_le

May 6, 2008

TeraBrat ...see under the Matches menu.

NeedFlashlight

May 6, 2008

Ooh... here's a fresh one!

http://www.okcupid.com/profile?u=rawrrdinox

This one, I'll forgive OKC for - she put 23 in the age box, but the first line of her profile says that she's 13.

And another:

http://www.okcupid.com/profile?u=Kieran-

TeraBrat

May 6, 2008

She also says she graduated from college. So she's either a REALLY smart 13 y/o or a REALLY dumb 23 y/o. I can't make up my mind :-s

Sun-ah

May 6, 2008

She does NOT look 23.  She does look 13.  Kieran is now gone.  But I can't figure out how to flag profiles.

friendpolarbear

May 6, 2008

To flag a profile, scroll down to the bottom and click the link that says "Flag this profile".

BMWHRD2

May 6, 2008

Maybe it's a cop?

TinderHeartedMan

May 6, 2008

GAWD!!  These stupid kids are SCARY: they have no brains and have less idea how dangerous playing internet games like this can be.   Just checked them, one had been deleted (thanks okc and  all who flagged), the other (the 13 yr old - AT MOST!) I flagged. <p>

I had no idea!  Maybe I'm just too naive.  Though since I never really look at (or search for) young women, I guess there's no reasopn I would have run across any on here...

TeraBrat

May 6, 2008

I don't look for them but sometimes they are stupid enough to post a journal saying

Hi I'm_____ and I'm 15....

flag!

sing_le

May 6, 2008

I assume they all put in birthdates at least 18 years ago.

I wonder how hard it would be to program in a feature that if one gives a birthday less than 18 years ago announces at the end of signup,"thank you,this account is frozen until [18 years after DOB]." But that would only encourage kids to lie.

NeedFlashlight

May 6, 2008

No, sing_le they don't because there are several whose age is listed at the top as 15... . I just think there would be a way for OKC to boot them.  A quick search in View Matches with criteria only age 12-17 pulls up over a hundred profiles.

DiscoJer

May 6, 2008

What I don't understand is why OKCupid even has an option to list your age as under 18. 

Anyway, I've written to them about it a couple times via feedback (the first couple times I saw minors on here), but apparently don't care or can't fix it.

heydiduknoman

May 7, 2008

They couldn't careless it seems. Just look at Jilla_killa clearly underage.  http://www.okcupid.com/journal?pid=2130017028910420&tuid=334478304766227014 for proof.

Even sent a mod a message about it, no response, no action etc.

SnMDizzy

May 7, 2008

Taking back the internets one underage twit at a time.

Nice.  ;)

sing_le

May 7, 2008

Isn't Jilla_Killa an infamous troll anyway?

frizzy_twizzler

May 7, 2008

it's just weird because when i was 17 i took the dating persona quiz and it wouldnt let me sign up. it reserved my username and told me to wait til i was 18. Once legal they let me sign up. i guess times have changed.

heydiduknoman

May 7, 2008

I don't care if their the number one spam sender in the world. That isnt da point, keeping a underaged user on an adult is wrong. Sadly OKCupid Staff seem to not see this though.

 yeah frizzy they stopped caring about kids but who knows sorry about having to post all tere informations but okcupid staff didnt seem to help me any..sorry bout dat all ever1

Now new fake account I imagine by who els but jilla_killa acting like a friend made a account instead of dim, eiter way using a underaged girls picture is wrong

 

http://www.okcupid.com/profile?u=hydrometeor says there so called made the account now..

 

 see http://www.okcupid.com/profile?u=jilla_killa for proof of tru age ever1

oughtnaught

May 7, 2008

the age of consent in many states is 16 years old. in hawaii, it's 14. that's just in the usa. in mexico it's 12. i suppose okcupid can block anyone they want (they own the site, it's their call) but it may or may not be illegal for a 19 yo to date a 17 yo, depending on the state.

 

UHStuff

May 7, 2008

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