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Verify users

This would be to verify a user by one of a few means either they have to send their photo to you with their name on it or instead of utilizing emails as a verification use their mobile numbers similar to whatsap this will stop or minimize the amount of fake profiles as lately grindr has a huge number of pfs that are fake and guys just open a new one with another fake email address

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  • W commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I like the idea of earning a little “verified” badge on my profile and also being able to filter to only see guys that have verified.

    Photo verified badge = follow instructions and make hand gesture, take live picture, wait while staff verifies, staff add “verified” badge to profile, verification photo is deleted permanently (to avoid any negative repercussions of a future potential data breach, and to put the discreet guys minds at ease).

  • mikeyisatarheel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Love the idea. There are a lot of Bot accounts, and it gets annoying get hit with spam, especially when you pay for Grindr Xtra.

  • Jesse commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have actually been considering calling child services about a boy in my area. A couple years ago. He admitted to being 13. He creates a new profile every few months ever since. Just request a picture of them holding a photo ID to prove age. That's the only verification we need.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Some suggestions go to far. This is one. Like other apps, do a email verfication code and have to enter the code to be verified. Many sites use this method, they halve very few bots. Another thing could be done is simple picture verfication system. What I mean is many sites, have a pop up, you have to pick all the pictures that have fire hydrants, or pictures with mountains, or stoplights, cross walks. My suggestions would be way less intrusive on people that are trying to be discreet and yet belong. Also, one should not forget what happened on Ashley Madison site, they were hacked and they took all the folks personal information. My suggestion would verify and yet protect users.

  • n commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The people reviewing photos in my town are straight up harassing people. It's really annoying, they share information with a bunch of trolls that photoshop photos of people, steal their photos and hack peoples devices. HR needs to get on top of this ASAP. They're approving profiles of people putting up photos making passive aggressive threats on people and making references of things that people are doing in private. Use a different app, its not safe on grindr,

  • Austin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I like the idea of charging for an identity verification, then allowing a user to filter for verified profiles only.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If Grindr suddenly disabled all fake accounts, their user count would be cut in half easily — so I don’t hold out much hope they’ll make any real verification retroactive. What the could do, though, is two things: offer a separate one time identity verification service for a few bucks, then allow users to filter so they only see verified profiles. Making the verification robust, cheap, and effective to use would be a way for legit users to see only each other and push the junk/spam/whatever out of the way as if they weren’t even there.

  • Thomas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Make everyone verify by credit card and cell phone text message. This shouldn't be so difficult. Make EVERYONE pay a $1 verification fee. If they don't have a credit card, good bye. Most people on here don't want losers that don't even have a credit card. This will get rid of the Spam that is getting worse every day. I'm about to cancel because it's getting annoying. And now that you took away zooming in on photos.. W t f is that all about?

  • Fernando commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I feel this is imperative to safety. First thing should be done is to verify the email address suplied and make sure it is avtually valid, then send a code to the email address, the person writes the code on a paper holding it up in the mirror taking a selfie. Dudes nudes has been doing this for years now, and even piggy backing and taking their idea, if you want options... Just leave it options to verify and have a icon that appears on the profile, saying that they are verified.

  • Pedro commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Using email-addresses and complicated phone number workarounds is just so last season. Using snapchat style instant photo would require no third-party apps or anything.

  • Pedro commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The most easy and effective way to verify someone is to have an "instant photo snap" feature on Grindr itself, similar to that of Snapchat. The selfie is taken at that very instant with the user's camera, so the user cannot send a photo from library, thus making it very difficult to appear as someone else.

  • Lucianoger commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The verification with phone number is more than enough. WhatsApp has been doing that for years and it works.

    To have a new phone number in most countries you need to buy a new chip and activate it with your respective documents. That would be enough to find anyone AND to stop the spread of fake profiles.

  • Brandon Aldridge commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Passport Identification number perhaps? Because fakes can just bypass it with numbers.city < virtual phone agency website

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    One profile per phone number? Fine in theory but ,ost people have multiple phones and phone numbers now.

    Regarding escorts the tide is to strong to turn back so go with the flow and make it ok provided they identify themselves as such on their profiles.... why?

    Because I for one am fed up with people messaging me, chatting me up for ages then out opf the blue asking for money at the point of arranging a meet.

  • Bradley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Good day

    I have found that someone on this site is impersonating me and sending my pictures to others. I'd like to report this and have this person exposed as I'm not gay neither do I have a account with yourl.

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