We need to be able to report users, even if they block us.
There are so many people who are abusive, catfishing, stealing nudes, and doing other nefarious things and getting away with it because they just block everyone once they get what they want, or once they suspect someone’s onto them. We need to be able to report them even after they block us, so we have a better chance of stopping them! Otherwise, the app is literally permitting illegal conduct to continue and refusing to offer any moderation or protection for its users, which is criminally negligent.
There’s a big blind spot in the reporting system where if a user blocks you, you can no longer report them. People take advantage of this, for example, by saying inflammatory things and then blocking you before you can submit a report for moderation. I think a way this can be addressed is by revamping the block system into a mute and/or hide function so the person that wants to end the interaction can, but the transcript is still accessible so if community guidelines are violated, there’s still the ability to report and address those violations.
Calabasas TwentyOne commented
This is a huge problem.
The spammers and catfishers can use the Block feature to prevent you from reporting them.
Blocking should only prevent messages from being sent back and forth. It shouldn't prevent you from reporting abuse, or being able to identify or screenshot the abuse that took place.
Sapphire Gem commented
Thank you, I've had an issue 3 years ago where I rejected a guy because he wasnt my type and was looking for fun and I wasn't and instead of taking mo for an answer he lectured me that grindr was a hookup app and called me a bunch of insults and then would report me and block me and then unblock me just to insult and report me me again so I would see his messages in my notifications but if I wanted to take action like report or block him so he cant do this to me, I couldn't because theres no way to report and block someone who blocks you first. And he did this over and over until I had a temporary ban put on my account after not having any issues the entire time I had grindr, and then once I was unbanned I didn't even have a chance to talk to anyone because I was immediately banned after. And the worst part was the customer support was of no help. This was shortly after grindr was bought by a chinese company so idk if that played a role with not getting much help from customer support because language barriers or if it was because grindrs userbase is so large that they have to send in bots to review your account and see why you were reported. Either way my account was deleted and the answer that I was given was "grindr has the right to ban your account for any or no reason at all" when I asked for an explanation. I've also had issues in the past where a mod (or hacker) abused their power to harass me after I blocked them and force me off the app. Granted I was underage at the time so I shouldn't have been on grindr anyway but this dude literally was lecturing me and then using my location to find where I live and threatened to tell my parents and took pictures of my neighborhood to show how close he was. It was disturbing and honestly he should have only just reported my account rather than everything else but its another example of not having a good report system or customer support. Only reason I redownloaded grindr was because despite it's many flaws, it's the only dating app with a large userbase that allows you to see who's in your area. Most of the other big apps are strictly swipes but this one allows open communication which has both great and disastrous consequences.
Mario NYC commented
I hppe you would be able to make available the reporting of accounts that have blocked you after sayjng bad words because he did not get what he wants...I thjnk rhat feature is only given to those who can afford Unlimited... Unfair practice... So if you are using Free Grindr, you will not be protected...because they dont earn from you...
Spam Account commented
So recently had a literally 2 minute interaction with a person. Who looking at the place of the picture they sent me seems they were a minor but the age said 27 so I wasn't sure of it was a teacher or not. And I can't report since they blocked me. The stress this cause and still is causing.
I see Broromeo.com profile views and get Taps but no ability to report them
My face pic was reported and taken down for being “sexually suggestive”. The picture is obviously not, but it was removed anyway. Why can people report things like this and their request be honored? I didn’t violate any policy but I’m still being told I have. I think there should be more investigation into these things. It’s frustrating that someone can do that and I have no way to communicate with Grindr to defend myself. And no way to know who did it so that I can block them. Just seems very backwards.
Jesús Iván Roman Aquino commented
A way to report those frauds even if they block you.
Seems like a trend for ppl to say hi with blank profiles and when u ask then for info they block
This should be automatically reported.
Even better if u make sure a minimum number of characters are filled, before a profile is created or kept active so we know abt the profile scammers and tpers can be filtered out easily.
Levi Nord commented
I had this same problem- someone came over, we fooled around, and I noticed my Apple Watch was missing when I woke up the next morning! Grindr needs to address this ASAP! I wonder if enough people have experienced this that a class action lawsuit could be filed.
I agree, someone blocked and possibily deleted their profile so I can't talk to them then took to social media to post my pictures anf slander me
I don't think it's a good idea as some ppl block ppl for a reason so it cud be that someone isn't out but a friend is and they are online
Bexy B Mullen commented
Someone is impersonating me an i cant report it because they are out of range an id have to have grindr pro to report the profile out of my area. My friend told me.
Andras Kiss commented
Lot of profiles are fake, catfish. There are measures that can be taken to figuring out the fake profiles during conversation, but when you're getting close to do so, a lot of times they block you before they can be reported. Same with those who provoke hate with harassing comments and hate speech. After they leave their offensive comments, they quickly block, their profile disappears and then again, they cannot be reported. The profiles should still be visible where all contact functions are disabled, but still be able to report them and attach chat history to the report.
Blocking should only be allowed once a day per grindr profile since the conversation gets erased and the perpetrators could get away with crime.
It also limits troll accounts, which are abundant.
PIet Vanneste commented
No possibility to report abuse once other member blocks you. There should be a possibility to report this person to prevent future abuse
Too often people create fake profiles to bait people into meeting only to block when they arrive at the destination. There is currently no way to report this behaviour, which is extremely frustrating as it puts all the power in the hands of the abuser. There should be a basic expectation of decency on this app and users should lose access if they lure people to places only to block them before even meeting.
I suspect a user who I chatted with is using photos of me that he must have received via a previous chat convo. Prior to being able to report, he blocked me.
I met a man who came over to my place and we chatted but I wasn’t feeling anything and I left the room for second and he happened to went to my wallet and stole $120 then when he took off he blocked me I didn’t realize the money was gone until three hours later when I lost the amount of money there’s no way I can actually reach him because he blocked me immediately which is why it’s important to add who blocked me to find out the person had to report them to the police!!!!!