MeghanBeres

Feb 4, 2009

Have questions? New to OkCupid?

Before you list your question, make sure it's not already answered in our HELP! section (that's the little pink Help button up yonder near your mailbox).

These forums are unmoderated, so you probably won't get an answer directly from staff if you post here... but if you're nice, your fellow users might help you out. Enjoy the site!

MB
melanarchy

Apr 16, 2008

  • How do I get more personailty badges?
    • All badges are based on your answers to match questions, answer more questions, get more badges.
  • I have answered lots of questiosn but I only have a few badges, why don't I have more?
    • Badges are given on axes where your score significantly differs from the score of your peers based on age, gender, and orientation, chances are, you are average.
  • Where do my favorites go?
    • When they're currently logged in and have IM on they appear under the word "Favorites" on your left sidebar.  If you want to see all of your favorites regardless of their current status click "show offline"
  • All the matches you sent me are too young/old/ugly FIX IT!
    • Not a question, but remember our weekly email is just a small sampling of users who happened to join the site near your location in the last week.  For matches based just on your Match % please go to View Matches .
DenaliDad

Apr 16, 2008

Will you add an FAQ or a link to add a new Forum topic?

melanarchy

Apr 16, 2008

We'll link these two FAQ's from the current completely outdated FAQ to this Section of the Forum.

joe_danger

Apr 16, 2008

I picked male when I signed up, but realized it has me down as female... how do I fix this?

sportsdork

Apr 16, 2008

To fix your selected gender go to "Edit Settings" under the My Account tab. Scroll down to "Gender and Sex" and change it.

LunaSea101

Apr 16, 2008

Whenever I try to access someone's journal, I get the message saying they haven't made one, but I know in several cases that they have. Why can't I see other's journals and how can I fix it?

 

SilverWings

Apr 16, 2008

^ that's happened to me as well

melanarchy

Apr 16, 2008

  • Whenever I try to access someone's journal, I get the message saying they haven't made one, but I know in several cases that they have. Why can't I see other's journals and how can I fix it?
    • That call is a javascript ajax call, make sure you don't have a personal firewall or anything like that that might restrict javascript or ajax.
newlydivorced4u

Apr 16, 2008

how can i change my screen name

melanarchy

Apr 16, 2008

You can't. See old user faq.

juices_n_me

Apr 16, 2008

In the stats, where it says 'stalks per week' is that the number of stalks the user has made or the number of times users have stalked you?

JustJPK

Apr 16, 2008

How does OKCupid establish the Match %? I've noticed several instances where my match % with another member is rather low but when I look to compare our profiles, the differnces are extremely minimal. BTW -OKCupid Staff- Since you so often receive so much sh@* from other members, I want you to know that I think your site is amazingly entertaining while providing the avenue to meet all sorts of wonderful (and sometimes, not so wonderful) people all over the world. I have chatted/emailed/commented countless times but have only actually ventured out to meet in person two other members - one active member and one no longer active - but I simply adore them both! Thank you so much. I appreciate all that you do!
WyldeRoze

Apr 16, 2008

I just have to agree with jennephik, this site has captivated me!  Sure, occasionally  something isn't exactly my cup of tea, however, with all of the various types of people represented here, I think you do a damn good job!

zombie_princess

Apr 16, 2008

What is a woo and what does it do?

killerchicken86

Apr 16, 2008

How do I change my DEFAULT picture??

sfguyyy

Apr 17, 2008

Melanarchy, I don't think the "empty journal" issue is a personal firewall issue - I think it's a javascript compatibility issue.  Using Opera, I have not been able to get that link to work for months now, ever since some site changes went into place.  Many others (ie using Firefox) have noticed the same problem, there are journal posts all over the place on it.

Right now, the only browser I can get to show the problem is Opera, but I've seen it with others.  When the problem manifests, another characteristic when this is happening is that the "Read Journal" tab on a profile is not highlighted pink, as it usually is when there are posts.

BTW - for those who have this issue, a workaround is using the following URL and replacing [USERNAME] with the name of the profile whose journal you want to read: http://www.okcupid.com/journal?u=[USERNAME]

 

noangel77

Apr 17, 2008

Or visit their profile and replace the 'profile' part of the URL with 'journal'.

sing_le

Apr 17, 2008

I note that I can post to the Forum with Seamonkey and Netscape 9 but not with Netscape 8...or at least no cursor appears in the Add Comment field with Netscape 8 as of last night.

melanarchy

Apr 17, 2008

  • In the stats, where it says 'stalks per week' is that the number of stalks the user has made or the number of times users have stalked you?
    • It's the number of people who have stalked you, but it is more of an estimate than an actual number.
  • How does OKCupid establish the Match %?
    • http://www.okcupid.com/faaaq.html
  • What is a woo and what does it do?
    • It sends a short note to the other user informing them that you have "woo'd" them.
  •  How do I change my DEFAULT picture??
    • We don't currently have a concept of a "default" picture, your pictures will reorder themselves based on how good other uers think they look.

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