Jan 3, 2012 10:24am

There's mention of something new in the guidelines, "Local broadcasts," but no explanation of what it means and nothing comes up under a search or through introductory information for new users.  If it's an A-list user thing, we should still be able to find reference to it in a search.

Photo rules were changed thusly:

Local broadcasts

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

But, how does that differ from profile images?  I know mods have different opinions & some variance is intentional, but this is ridiculous.  It's impossible to make decisions about photos when a term is added with no definition or description included.  Please explain.


Jan 3, 2012 10:28am

All the people in THIS thread are just DYING to tell you what to do!!


Jan 3, 2012 1:13pm

Everyone welcome our new poster, slackful.

sackful, Thank you so much for sharing your insights with us.

We all look forward to hearing more from you in the future.



Jan 3, 2012 5:17pm

slackful is flawless..o my god...

*combs her hair anxiously*


Jan 3, 2012 5:47pm


Jan 3, 2012 5:51pm

OP must be a detective IRL

Aug 14, 2012 9:11am

the thread you guys are linking to does not explain what a local broadcast is. but google tells me it's some random feature of the app.

thanks for your help to an honest question, guys


Aug 14, 2012 9:25am



Aug 14, 2012 9:49am

Yo mama's so dumb that she tried to rent a car from The Enterprise


Sep 2, 2012 3:03pm

Google brought me here with the same question. I haven't learned the answer, but I haven't learned the "locals" on this forum are a bunch of good hearted, sympathetic people.


Sep 2, 2012 3:50pm

I wish that dudes who found the OkC forums would bring along some girls with them


Dec 8, 2012 7:07am

OK, Snarky Jerks - I'm a frigging PhD candidate and I don't know the definition of "local broadcast," nor have I found it posted anywhere. I'll tell you what - don't treat me like a dumbass for not being able to parse out some arbitrary distinction between a local broadcast and profile picture, and I won't treat you like a loser because your lack of a sex life with actual human beings has left you with enough face time on the internet that such information is a given for you. 


1) OKC needs to post an operational definition for their usage of the term 'local broadcast'

2) There needs to be a clearly defined set of criteria to distinguish between local broadcasts and profile pictures

3) There should be a term of distinction between the primary avatar that serves as the user's thumbnail image, and other pictures that users may have in their albums

Until these or similar measures are taken, there will continue to be confusion about how to evaluate NTU photos.

Additionally, why should anyone take exception to additional images in photo albums? These images are often important clues about worldview, values, and personality. Moreover, why is a drawing or closeup image of a tattoo something to delete, while it's perfectly OK for users to include photos of their children ON A DATING SITE with no way to verify that sharing these images is done with the consent of the minors' legal guardian(s)? It is at the fore of prevention advice from the National Clearinghouse of Missing and Exploited Children that child predators often target their victims by way of taking an interest in their single, dating parents. 

Before users/flaggers/moderators and/or administration staff of OKC cast judgment on the intelligence of others, they would do well to assess the purpose and clarity of rules governing the posting of content.



Dec 8, 2012 7:30am

If you think you have pics that could be flagged, don't post in the forums




Dec 8, 2012 7:42am

Anyone is entitled to flag what they wish, though spurious flagging may undermine one's credibility. 


Jan 13, 2013 7:40pm

I think "local broadcast" refers to uploading a picture on the OKCupid mobile app, so it is not the same thing as a profile picture. I had to Google a bit to figure this out. The moderation guidelines are confusing.


Jan 13, 2013 9:07pm

Jeez. Local Broadcast is a feature of the mobile app where people can use their phone GPS location to meet other people also on the locals broadcast in their area. 


Feb 24, 2013 3:29pm

Thank you very much.  Had the same question.  Very confusing when you smartphone has been dumb for a while.


Feb 24, 2013 6:43pm

I'm a frigging PhD candidate

As a former one of these, I know how little this means.


Feb 24, 2013 9:35pm

^i actually just skipped through her response after reading that.

plenty of PhD candidates that don't know what the fuck they're doing.  i've read an IamA from a professional writer who helped many candidates pass by writing their dissertation.  some of them didn't know the difference between they're/their/there.

you know someone is a pompous jackass when you read 'moreover.'


Mar 28, 2013 1:21am

So, how to tell if it's a local broadcast or profile pic?  Looking at a pic right now that says "


Uploaded with the NEW OkCupid Android app!"


From above I think this should be local broadcast but it says Profile Pic.

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