The ability to disable the tap feature from your profile. This way if you do not wish to recieve taps, other users have no way of tapping you.
Filipe de Lima Santos commented
Just dont ******* look at them if its an issue for you. I dont respond to taps, it doesnt bother me if people tap me though. Why are gay people so ******* precious these days
Brian Bruce commented
I support this 100% just message me. What really drives me up the f'n wall is when I get a tap then a "?" from the same guy and he doesn't say anything else and you "see" it and ignore it then moments later he's ******** you out
It's super juvenile, send me a ******** message if you interested, not play a ******* game of peekaboo
Definitely have the tap as an option. Unless you can stop the Bots, you are going Toulouse members. Unwanted tops are annoying and using up a lot of space
The reason is because they are getting abused. Spam bots are using them. If I respond to them I get a message for a website. Should get rid of it alltogether but blocking taps would be fine
Just get rid of the bloody function - it is f*cking annoying
My answer to taps is simple. In my prepared messages section I have the following;
'Thanks for the tap threre Buddy. Basically telling me I'm not worth talking to. Is there any reason then why I should believe you are?'
It usually earns me a 'block'. I'm ok with that.
This is a wonderful idea. I feel the taps feature is too abused. Lots of times people will tap AND message me. It's very annoying and makes the person come off as needy and demanding. Especially when the same person does it more than once a day...
The bar example is a rather poor comparison, though I'd rather focus on the fact the guy below is telling other people not to ignore others that "tap" them, yet he goes on to say he ignores people that request you don't "tap" them. That's some interesting derp there.
My opinion on this feature request: YES. Allow people the option to toggle it on or off. It doesn't hurt anyone and offers some user-friendliness.
****, and people should be given the option but dont force your specific views on each other.
Some people don't like taps, myself included, because they're impersonal, annoying and lazy, it's like the person can't make the 3 second effort to say hello, relying on a tap so that you will message them instead, it's very annoying to only ever get taps and never a proper greeting, I've responded to some taps only to find the guys be boring and reply with one worded answers. Also, people who ask to not be tapped and get tapped know who don't actually take the time to read your profile. Taps should be optional to turn on or off.
Good Gravy commented
I have yet to figure out what it is that bothers people about taps. If you're in a bar and a guy smiles and nods at you, and he's a guy you'd normally be into and be happy to strike up a conversation with, are you now going to ignore him because he didn't walk right up to you and start making conversation out of the blue? You're going to spite him, PUNISH him, AND yourself because he didn't approach you in exactly the right way?
I wonder whether it's the word "tap" that's really the source of the revulsion some people have, because on Scruff I have *never* seen a profile that says "No woofs, please".
Anyway, I ignore people with "No Tapping" rules in their profiles because they've marked themselves as control freaks who likely have all sorts of other peeves, exhausting everyone with whom they come into contact with endless petty expectations regarding the other person's behavior in dealing with them. In other words, I figure I'd get tired of them REALLY fast.
Carter Breen commented
This would be great. Allow users the ability to enable/disable the "tap" feature, based on their personal preference. Adam4Adam offers this ability to its users for their "smile" feature - those who prefer a written message over a one-button grope can opt out of receiving "smiles."
@ Michael: I totally agree. This feature is completely useless
I find them to be a waste of time. If you can't start a real conversation find something else to do