eagleupabove

Sep 20, 2013

I've been flagmodding OKCupid for quite some time now and I've recently spotted a change to the moderation guidelines:

Things that are okay

Local broadcasts

Images without the user (e.g., images of food, places, etc. are perfectly fine!)

However, there is another guideline which appears to directly contradict "Local Broadcasts":

Things to delete

Profile images

Not a photo of the user (e.g. pets, cars, artwork, etc.)

So, as things stand, images of food and places without the user included are perfectly acceptable, however if there's a pet, car or piece of art included, the photo is now deemed against the rules?

It seems as though these two rules are contradicting one another and it would be beneficial to either rework the guidelines or remove "Local Broadcasts" or "Not a photo of the user" altogether.

Informavore

Sep 20, 2013

Local broadcasts are something attached to the mobile app, where someone could say "hey, I'm doing something, anybody else want to tag along?"  I haven't used the mobile app in a while so I don't know if they're still a thing or not.  They're distinct from normal profile photos.

They're clearly marked the few times they come up, but they come up so rarely it's quite possible to never see them.

The guidelines do need to be overhauled, since it's been ages since we've handled anything other than photos.  Admin seems to be ignoring it, so that's not likely to happen.

DiscoJer

Sep 20, 2013

^^ Dude, you live in one of the greatest cities in the world. Surely you have better things to do than moderate a website owned by a billion dollar corporation for free.

GrayPaladin

Sep 21, 2013

IMO the guideline that needs the most clarification is (aside from the Local Broadcast one) what constitutes an Extreme Closeup. If someone has a small tat, for example, and focuses in on it, it is clearly ECU. But what if they have a tat covering the whole back, and focus the picture on that? It is still a photo focused purely on a tat, but now it includes the user's whole torso. Is it no longer an ECU? Perhaps the name should be changed from Extreme Closeup to Partial Body Focus or something.

eagleupabove

Sep 22, 2013

^^ Dude, you live in one of the greatest cities in the world. Surely you have better things to do than moderate a website owned by a billion dollar corporation for free.

Whilst you live on planet earth, with its wonders and beauty found in every corner. Surely you have better things to do than reply to a thread re: Tweaking the existing moderation guidelines? :)

I probably look through flagmod once a week for a couple of minutes and every time there is confusion about what should be a fairly simple guideline.

To me it's not "helping a billion dollar company", my motivation is mostly to help limit the amount of dodgy profiles on here so less people are duped by fakery.

;)

5FM_

Sep 23, 2013

The idea is each user just votes however they feel and the system works that way.

This.  Vote  in  a  fashion  consistent  with  what  you'd  like  to  see  on  the  site.  If  that close  up  of  a tattoo  is  just  close enough  that  it's  ruining  your  user  experience,  vote  to  delete.  If  not,  vote  LA.

If  you're not  learning  anything  from  the  pics  people  choose  to  put  up,  and additionally  you  want  to delete  them  so  that  others  will  lose  the  option  to  learn  something  from  those  choices  of  their  own  volition,  then  fire  away  I  guess.

We  get  the  democracy  we  deserve  or  something  like  that.

sfguyyy

Sep 24, 2013

 

To me it's not "helping a billion dollar company", my motivation is mostly to help limit the amount of dodgy profiles on here so less people are duped by fakery.

;)

 

 

+1

DiscoJerky loves to ridicule people for doing this because he needs to find a way to rationalize his own disinterest in anything outside of contemplating his own navel.

This is a guy who has spent probably 5+ years here, primarily complaining about all and sundry on a daily basis, and who has admitted that on the extremely few occasions a woman may have actually shown interest in him, he was too intimidated to do anything about it.

A real shining example to emulate, that one.

 

 

PikerSkiff

Sep 26, 2013

Maybe it's just me, but I'd like to actually know what kind of photo is allowed and what is against the guidelines on a site, before I go through the trouble of shooting and uploading a picture. F... me, right?

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