Hunter Capone commented
I knew there was some shady sh*t going on at grindr but never imagined the rabbit hole would be so deep. All that never made sense to me now does. Thank you. Oh in my intuitive but never humble opinion grindr appears, to me, to not be so concerned about the minors on the app either. Lastly, these forums would serve good as a place to let cu$tomers feel like they can be heard, a place for others to vent and get mad all the while limiting the amount of phone calls, emails, smail ect which all require manpower ($labor). A forum is self sufficient requiring little maintenance and moderation cuz let’s be honest Grindr won’t be making any Fortune shortlists due to safety, moderation, standing by their ToS/PP and a myriad of other necessary safeguards and guidelines to protect customers. I expect my account to be shut down preemptively and unwarranted with no reason after this post. This is an account open since 2008 with no snitch reports on it.
I TOTALLY AGREE on the comments. I am a full paying customer and will often be on Grindr just to REPORT all fake profileS! There are many and often easily identified.
Did you know that Grindr will stop from reporting after a certain number reported? Yet they encourage you to report violating profiles
Did you know the tricks used to be able to post full nude profile photos? Just draw lines horizontal and vertical on the photo, the system won’t flag it and approve it
So how can one help when the system stops you because you reported too many violations? Makes you wonder if this forum is worth our time.
Thing that make you go hmm
The fact that this is still happening had confirmed that Grindr does, in fact, not listen to their users. I'm convinced the creators of this spam are slipping Grindr cash to push their crap so Grindr allows it.
holly f*ck. everytime I login now, the spam bots message me. Seriously, I'm a web developer. Why can't Grindr put a simple filter on the post function?? eg: contains Broromeio.com
This is beyond out of control and now they are using women names in their profile. Comeon Grindr DO SOMETHING.
Seriously, how difficult can this be? For starters, tighten up your sign-up process. You ask for an email, but never actually follow through to have the user verify it. I know some guys use this trick by using a non-existent email address to create multiple profiles. I imagine the fake profiles and spammers are doing the same.
I am feed up with spam, while you claim you address it. I don't see this at all. I am giving grindr until the end of the month to improve. If not I am out of here.
There are a lot of spam accounts and messages. It would be handy to be able to filter/autoblock messages with certain keywords (e.g., URLs, escort etc.).
We are spammed by profil with url for othervsite. Can you moderate them before spamming pls. We have 40 by day
bideo kun commented
Stop specifically the Onlyguys.org spam
Scamadopolis Jammervington commented
Approve my #1234567 selfie to verify I’m real!
So many bots seem to be created every single day, personally I get at least 3-5 messages daily (depending on when I'm online) with no content other than a link to a site (won't mention the exact names to avoid giving publicity but they are often "_guys.org" or "_avenue.com").
These accounts are probably making Grindr lose out on a lot of ad revenue, since the sites they promote are getting free advertising targeted to Grindr users, so they don't need to pay for advertising from Grindr the way you're supposed to.
Also very often get taps from accounts called "READ BIO NOW" and the bio is some kind of obvious scam claiming to be a sugar daddy offering hundreds of dollars/pounds for nothing.
This kind of behaviour would be so easy to automatically filter out, they often don't even change anything between the accounts. Once one spam message is reported, there could be an automatic system in place to ban accounts who send out this message to many people. This would be quite simple to implement since it is extremely obvious they are not real accounts.
A basic level of automoderation like this would go a long way towards protecting users both from the annoyance of these messages and the potential dangers for unsuspecting users who click these links.
Good Gravy commented
Grindr has long ignored numerous people's pleas to block obvious spam, like first contacts consisting of nothing but a URL. Given that this is easy to do, I'm starting to wonder whether Grindr itself creates those accounts, paid by the owners of those websites, so they're not only advertising to us paid users, but pretending they aren't, letting us THINK it's external spam. This probably isn't true, but then Grindr should consider that their inaction makes it seem possible.
I'm unsure if this is just Grindr premium, but you have a filter to see profiles from users in a certain age range, distance and settings for blank or photo having profiles. I wish my inbox had the same filter options. I want to not accept spam messages from people 900 miles away or ones saying "fuckavenue.com" from blank profiles 4 times a day. The amount of unwanted messages I receive is gross. Thank you!
James White commented
Could you please make it easier to do a reverse image search - I get a sixth sense these days with some pics - you just know someone's using a stock photo of a model they've grabbed online - it's too perfect or something.
I just got a message trying to get me to register on another site for a GB party "Only $5" - second red flat being $ when I'm in the UK. 3rd red flag - a suspiciously good gym pic.
So I've saved the pic, emailed it to myself, converted from PNG to JPG and done a google image search... which is a bit of a faff. Nothing has come up this time, but I'm not falling for it anyway.
It would be useful if you had something like Image search or a "suspicious profile" button which doesn't alert them directly...
And given how hot Grindr is for not allowing a pic of me showing underwear in any form - I tried to use a pic of my chest but because the original pic had underwear in it, your site says piss off! Meanwhile there's bulges and swimwear galore! So clearly someone's rabidly checking pics for the High Crime of Wearing Underwear. How about they use some of that Inquisitorial Power to search for Scammers too? The site is definitely getting overrun with people trying to get cash out of your customers, and it's going to work against Grindr in the long run, a lot more than a picture of me in my tighty whities!
There are a few looser companies out there that constantly spam (fuckavenue.com being one example). I constantly report these spammers, but nothing is being done about it. A black-list filter would help fix it, since there are only a few known offenders.
Grindr should automatically filter any one-line URL type spam that matches a black-listed spam filter.
You have too many spammers on Grindr app which increases frustration with users.
Because those spammers are sending pretty much all the time same texts/URLs. You can simply create a rule and a "spam content database" which can be interrogated automatically when app users are sending messages, and block a user (spammer) when sending messages with such content after 3 times in a row.
You can create an IF, here is an example:
if app user's sending same message 3 times in a row, then interrogates spam content database, if yes, then block.
Here are open source projects which can help you:
Mark Chandler commented
Way too much spam
Stéphane Aragones commented
Il faudrait que vous autorisiez les messages de réseautage et d'escortes pour pouvoir les filtrer pour pouvoir s'en débarrasser le plus vite possible ✌🏻
Je commence à en avoir marre de ce genre de messages, alors que je l'ai justement écarté de ma description de profil 😎
lets people create multiple profiles. so if you block someone , they just create a new profile and or pretend to be someone different, logging out of app and signing into another profile. mostly older pretending to be someone younger to catfish needs verified users alO because amount fake profiles is ridiculous
this app isnt that popular if weed out the fake profiles.
i keep blocking but sooner or later they all keep reappearing on my grindr search to many just close account and open it again or using different mobile numbers i wouldnt waste my money paying for this app no point
We keep on reporting spams. Improving the protection against spams is key. To date up to 10 messages a day..... Please do something