Retrieving chat messages from dating websites

Ok Cupid did not respond to requests for additional information on how it works with its moderators. There are strict guidelines for profile pictures -- no nudity, it must be of you (no "pets, cars, artwork, etc."), no extreme closeups -- and a predictable set of rules governing good behavior -- no spamming, no hate speech, no harassment, no "commercial solicitations," no “crude, overt sexual remarks" and no threatening messages.

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So someone flagged the picture because it doesn’t show her face. For the same reason that they vote for asshole politicians and 'cause all the other problems they cause in the world: because they’re assholes. I look at this stuff, I look at politics and I think people are idiots and there’s just no hope for them.

I haven’t done a lot with it because most of the complaints, like this one, are total crap. What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen during your time as a moderator?

Christopher Cantwell never asked to become a moderator of online dating site Ok Cupid.

The site tapped him, without warning, and now he’s privy to private conversations, lovers’ tiffs, and the sometimes dark, often inane, unseen side of the online dating world.

He responded with a terse “You’re pretty ugly yourself.” One of your fellow moderators weighed in with, “Not ban worthy, but he’s clearly a jerk.” It’s remarkable that people have access to private messages, in some cases, and get to weigh in on them. It is interesting that this person flagged a private message on a dating site and now it’s up for scrutiny by anonymous people who have apparently been chosen as moderators for no reason at all that I can find.

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