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21 January 2006 @ 03:10 am
The dumbest thing evar  
So when sending a message to someone on Nerve, it says right below the box where you type in the message:

"Please do not solicit people to email you directly to your personal email account as doing so will flag your profile for additional review and possible deletion."

What the hell kind of rule is that? Why do they even give a damn? Once one person has paid the credits to send a message the other person can respond to it freely, and you can keep the conversation going as long as you want i believe. They get their buck with the first message so why do they care how people communicate after that?
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Kirinkirinn on January 21st, 2006 04:27 pm (UTC)
Wow, yeah... that sentence alone would probably turn me off to the service, since it shows they're more concerned about (someone's flawed perception of) squeezing the last penny than they are about having a good user experience and decent service. Generally not a good sign for any internet business, perhaps even more so for a social networking one.
Ambermaggiedacatt on January 21st, 2006 05:10 pm (UTC)
I imagine it's actually a safety / Big Brother thing, so that if you turn out to be a creep, someone can't sue them for having your profile there.

It seems like with the "additional review" of your profile thrown in there, its more of a ass-covering thing than a penny-pinching thing.
Kirin: tonberrykirinn on January 21st, 2006 05:46 pm (UTC)
It hurts my brain trying to figure out exactly who would sue whom for what if party A volunteers their email address and then party B then voluntarily choses to contact them. Who in the what now?
Ambermaggiedacatt on January 21st, 2006 06:25 pm (UTC)
I've seen a lot of advertisement about "safe" personals lately, so what I was thinking is that no one can guarantee their site is "safe" if people are taking their communications off-site where they can't be monitored. If something scary does happen, they have the evidence to prove that s/he gave no indication of creepiness while on the site -- they're not listing someone who goes around saying scary shit to people.

Sorry for hurting your brain, but lots of people sue over lots of stupid things. Ya know, hot coffee and/or fatness from McD's, all that. Netflix got sued because you can't actually get unlimited DVDs per month. Yeah, duh. Is it so unthinkable that someone would sue a listing service after getting raped by the person they found there?

Kirin: Pokeykirinn on January 21st, 2006 08:25 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm well aware that people will sue for idiotic reasons, but that doesn't keep it from hurting my brain. Personally, I'd be more creeped out by the idea of someone "monitoring" my communications (romantic ones, even!) in order to keep me "safe". And I wouldn't believe it's really possible anyway.

And yes, that is the "Doink!" tonberry GF from VIII, in particular. Good eye. ;)
Geoff: Crazy Harrythegreatgonz on January 22nd, 2006 02:59 am (UTC)
Don't they all doink?
Kirin: tonberrykirinn on January 22nd, 2006 05:52 am (UTC)
Some moreso than others. AFAIRemember, only the summon from VIII actually has a big cartoony sound-effect bubble that says "DOINK!"
Ambermaggiedacatt on January 21st, 2006 06:38 pm (UTC)
Every time I see your icon, I think it should say "Doink!"
DonAithnendonaithnen on January 21st, 2006 09:09 pm (UTC)
Well that would make me feel a little better about it, but i'm still reluctant to hand out my email address with that big warning staring at me =P