April 23rd, 2008


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jimbojones
01:05 am - OKCupid - even edgier than I remembered!
So, OKCupid has this new(ish) feature called QuickMatch, where you get bombarded with a random selection of (reasonably) local people of the appropriate gender, and you rate each of them from 1 to 5 stars on looks, and 1 to 5 stars on personality. This is anonymous - unless that person should also at some point rate you a 4 or 5 in that same category, in which case you both get notified that you each rated the other highly.

What I didn't know - until tonight - was that if you rate someone a one - the lowest possible rating - in either category and they also rate you a one, you both get notified of that, with the snide comment "mutual burn!" Wow. I wonder how many angry, venom-and-flame-spitting emails have come about as a result of THAT shit?

My initial reaction was to feel bad - oh shit I didn't want that poor girl to get it flung in her FACE that I found her unattractive - but then I thought "hey, fuck that barn troll, she rated ME a one! What the fuck?!"

Ah, OKCupid, you are truly the Al Qaeda of social networking sites.

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[User Picture] From: jette
Date: April 23rd, 2008 - 05:46 am
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This is hilarious. Also now that I have actually clicked the "sparky" notification from facebook, I realize that having had three people say anomalously that they want to date me means that hundreds have anonymously said that they didn't!


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: April 23rd, 2008 - 12:32 pm
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Actually not really - the "would you date this person" thing is completely optional as a part of the "Compare People" bit where you're supposed to say which of these two people are more [x]. So it really just means hundreds of people ignored that bit altogether, and a few blithering idiots might possibly have clicked "no". ;)


 
[User Picture] From: jette
Date: April 23rd, 2008 - 01:16 pm
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Oh, I mean, I know, I ignored that part all together up till now. But I noticed when I finally clicked on it that it gives you thousands of people because it's not just your friends but theirs, and it can be done regionally as well for even more people, so I figure it's hundreds.

But hey, one person thinks I'm cute - good enough for me. :-D


 
[User Picture] From: lindapendant
Date: April 23rd, 2008 - 11:32 am
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'How dare you rate me butt ugly and a shmuck when I have just rated you ... butt ugly and a shmuck !'


 
[User Picture] From: perich
Date: April 23rd, 2008 - 11:50 am
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It's a more sophisticated version of various "crush match" webpages I've seen over the years.

I get an e-mail saying someone rated me 4 or 5 stars. "Rate this handful of random people," OKCupid tells me. So I slog through them, being fairly conservative. But the occasional clever one gets 4+ stars, or the pretty ones that haven't clearly fuzzed out the camera lens.

So these people then get an e-mail saying, "Someone rated you 4 or 5 stars." And they log on. It's an endless cycle!

I'm not sure what OKCupid gets out of it, except increased activity on their site.


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: April 23rd, 2008 - 12:37 pm
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I think it's actually kind of an interesting and useful way to arrange blind introductions to people who are potentially open to them - nobody has to know you like [x] unless [x] likes you back, etc. Good for wallflowers too shy to make the first move. Also good for shutting the type up who eagerly seeks attention and then whines about getting it. "Oh won't these boys ever leave me alone!" said GothicBigTitsChick69xxx, whose interests are "oral sex" and "boys". You know the type I'm talking about.

The addition of the "mutual burn" notification, though, is just plain evil. Though hilarious. =)


 
[User Picture] From: perich
Date: April 23rd, 2008 - 12:42 pm
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I did not know about the "mutual burn" aspect. You have definitely turned me on to a new world of evil.


 
[User Picture] From: perich
Date: April 23rd, 2008 - 12:43 pm
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Delightful evil, I should stress.


 
[User Picture] From: zeldappa
Date: April 23rd, 2008 - 03:02 pm
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OMG, I might have to get in on that. 'Sounds fab.


 
[User Picture] From: lisa_e_is_me
Date: April 23rd, 2008 - 04:47 pm
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Obviously that hideous skag is blind, too, if she rated you a "1". You, on the other hand, were just trying to be honest.

Don't worry, in my world, you are a 5+. What does she know, anyway? Skeezy ho can't even GET a man! BITCH! :D


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: April 23rd, 2008 - 06:38 pm
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I gotta admit, it did make me stop and ::blink:: for a minute. I'm not everybody's 5+, but a one? Goddamn! =)


 
[User Picture] From: lauracroft
Date: April 23rd, 2008 - 04:49 pm
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It's interesting to see individual tastes b/c I know w/my looks, I'm totally not on some people's scales if you like a certain type but yet some guys who are pretty darn FYNE find me HOT! *shrugs* For most people's looks it's just preference...

Never met you but I think your pics are cute so *ego stroke* thereyago and I mean it too! :-)



 
[User Picture] From: surrealestate22
Date: April 25th, 2008 - 12:58 am
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i don't know where you came from, but you seem pretty awesome. :)


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: April 25th, 2008 - 01:37 am
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Thanks. You know, I'm trying to figure out where the hell I came from (vis-a-vis you) and it's harder than I thought - I know I clicked a link from SOMEBODY's post, but now I'm having trouble finding it - and we don't have any friends in common!

Mysterious...


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: April 25th, 2008 - 02:20 am
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WAIT, I think I've got it - are you the other end of the "AlphabeticSalmon" conversation I had the other night?


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: April 25th, 2008 - 02:21 am
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Damn. No, that was bbsync. I give up, I've shortened the life of the LJ Degrees of Separation server and I got nothin'. =)


 
[User Picture] From: surrealestate22
Date: April 26th, 2008 - 04:25 am
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oh well. maybe it was the cat icon- i noticed you had the same one. :)


 
[User Picture] From: surrealestate22
Date: April 26th, 2008 - 04:23 am
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alphabetic salmon?


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