Spam bots have stared sending you private pics with no other messages and then block you before you can report them.
2 features requested.
1) add a delay so that when a bot blocks you you still have an opportunity to report them. Or add the ability to report private pics as spam
2) Prevent users from sending private pics until the user has sent at least one message and received at least one message.
These two features will help stop slow bots from spamming and annoying users and prevent bots from preventing themselves from being reported by blocking legitimate users.
Report all prostitution to the police
Loran Spurling commented
Having SO MANY robots so frequently, it makes you guys look like you don't have a clue what you're doing...... And then when you charge such HIGH PRICES for your premium membership, it makes me think, why?? All the bots make it seem like a rinky dink app, but you want to charge premium pricing, what gives peeps?
Ernest L Roux commented
Find a way to stop the fakes and the whores who want to be paid. It’s gotten pretty bad and it’s changing the feel of your app
Gabe Beach commented
if a message starts off with a link, it should be blocked. same goes to the “i’m looking for a loyal sugar baby”. keywords like loyal, .com, and more should be automatically filtered.
Christopher Lock commented
The site naacocks.com has many people/bots that send you a picture message then block you or deactivate the account. This is one of many spammers that is overtaking your app. I would suggest running a whois on the site and filing a lawsuit against the owner. This would be the most effective way to combat the spammers the websites all have to be registered to someone and finding out who that is and suing them is an effective solution. It doesn't matter if they're out of country you can still sue them. You can go for harassment of users and violation of policies. You may also be able to get them for decline in user base if you could prove it. The current message of coming up with new ways to combat spammers is not helping you or being effective. Instead of dumping all your money into that. Stop it from happening in the first place it will send a clear message to other spammers. They better not mess with you unless they want to pay. The thing about spamming is that you always have to put a site or contact method. That gives you a clear avenue for legal recourse. It may take a little bit of research or work to get them into court but you can certainly do it.
Dc Gardawg commented
Grinder is very good at being able to ban users very quickly I'm puzzled why they can't figure out how to stop that Spam bots sending us images. Other apps don't let you send an image to until they've Exchange chat messages
Makes you wonder who really sends those Spam messages
Moe Alma commented
Your app in the oman, uae, qatar, saudi, Kuwait, and bahrain only contains escorts, fake profiles, ads, and lower society rejects!
Why would anyone use your app if it looks like a prostitute market place!
The app used to be decent, no advertisements, and quality people who you would meet on a beat.
I suggest you link the profiles to mobile phone varification and have a profile photo varified.
The governments in the region do not have an issue with being gay, they have an issue with prostitution and shady characters who fly in with a tourist visa, and start working / stealing from hotel rooms! Now that is illegal not you being a homosexual.
Every time i open this app, i find it loosing respect, meeting people on grinder was okay to say, now its like meeting someone who is fresh out of jail!
i keep getting spam messages which expiring pics enclosed - the image is just their advert. but once opened i am instanly blocked and the chat text is removed. this means that i cannot report them as spam as i am already blocked. if you can change the block feature to stop the instant removal of the chat text and window this would make it easier to report someone who is using the block feature even beforei have read the message.
J Knowles commented
Grindr is ridiculous I got canceled my profile for the first time on any site in 25 years because some selfish bottom boy couldn't take criticism about compromise and being selfish and I hate Grindr so much anyways cuz when I go on there where I live I get people calling me AIDS baguette and meth whore and these people don't even know me but they get to keep their profiles what's up with that grinder I notice and nothing but business and every time I knew gay at pops up what do you think the gay guys go to I think I'm upset at the fact that I've never been canceled for being a disrespectful human being because that's all I am but whatever software they have running their jobs it's their loss for me especially asking us to pay for more of look at St Petersburg Florida and tell me you would pay for more pages of that that's my hometown but it's not my people anymore and they want to charge extra and then they started putting the hotter guys in the Blurred pictures like I didn't notice that oh and I did when prep first came out my profile picture stated one of the advertisements for prep that it was only being given out and tested in San Francisco and London for free yet if you looked at every gay guy's profile from St Petersburg in Tampa they were all on prep they were homeless and living on people's couches but they were all on at 3,700 a month drug and grinder took it down didn't shut my profile down just took away the picture
Privacy privacy privacy if you don't like, you don't have to look.
Juan Perez commented
I believe it's Grindr itself who is making money with the insertion of these ads, that's why they don't disappear, they just get rearranged whenever users get used to fast deleting the current format. They charge you for suscription, they bombard you with ads they also make money with, now that is business!
Chas Wint commented
Police your users better to stop all the fake profiles and spam. Dozens of fakes added daily near me. Scruff doesn't have this problem.
George Chekan commented
The title pretty much says it all.
Bots send exact same phrase. Block and report should be easy, otherwise I'm not going to report anything and you'll have harder time blocking the new wave. That is assumed you even care about bots
Marcos Rocha commented
Caros, estou recebendo mensagens que expirar. Spam ou trojan. Verifiquem por favor. Nao executo o anexo. Foto que expira. E as mensagens apagam automaticamente.
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Craig Bruckman commented
The distance displayed essentially advertises your EXACT location to every Grindr user that is logged into the app. This distance is updated every time you send a message or refresh the app. Anyone can then EASILY calculate the location of your home, work, church, bar, trick’s house (and who you probably fucked last night). This is called trilateration and it can be calculated by spreadsheet or other computer promgram that utilizes complex geodesic equations…..or very simply using FreeMapTools/Radius Around a Point and drawing circles using the distance as the radius with respect to each “center point”. The target is simply at the intercection.
Most people would actually be very uncomfortable after reading this and will likely disable their distance as well.
Grindr User commented
I will not subscribe until all the drugs and soliciting for prostitution has been controlled.
Eliminate fake pages, don't allow totally blank profiles, device ban trolls. Why do y'all act like a single ounce of any of this is difficult to enforce? 75% profiles are blank and picture less, tf is appealing about that, a sea of nothing when scrolling and have to block all the blanks just to see some damn faces. Grindr has become a flaming dumpster.