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harminia



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:31 pm Reply with quote
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and claimed that users were actually creating the profiles in their attempts to search for them on the system

I don't believe this for a second but let's say I did; what sort of shitty system do you have where it creates accounts just from someone searching for them? Accounts complete with email addresses and credit card info? That's dodgy enough in itself.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:40 pm Reply with quote
Ohh look, more sketchy shit from Kopf. Color me surprised.

harminia wrote:
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and claimed that users were actually creating the profiles in their attempts to search for them on the system

I don't believe this for a second but let's say I did; what sort of shitty system do you have where it creates accounts just from someone searching for them? Accounts complete with email addresses and credit card info? That's dodgy enough in itself.


I agree entirely. I doubt most people signing up had even heard of or knew about MaiOtaku. Even if they did, and even if they actually WERE creating a profile on it, having it create an account complete with financial information in this manner is beyond dodgy by itself.
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Aresef



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:48 pm Reply with quote
Ryan Kopf being a creep. Color me shocked.
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Tanteikingdomkey



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:03 am Reply with quote
To quote the reviews from Ryan kopfs Nerd bar which is in no way shady

Starts the Grinch song
You're a SUS one, Mister Kopf . You really are a Heel. You're as shady as a Kyubey. you're as predatory as a zerg. You're a James Charles with a geek clientele.
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Picky33



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:29 am Reply with quote
I Find it Disturbing and not all that suprising at the same time. I have heard of MaiOtaku because they were advertising at some convention i went to, but that was many years ago.

It's well known that many dating site providers will combine the users from other sites to increase the pool of available candidates. Users of a specialty dating website like a JDate may show up in a match.com website if they indicate they are Jewish, Same if a person on Grindr may find a user on Plenty of Fish if they indicate they are a man looking for another man. These are just random websites i picked to illustrate but a lot of sites are owned by conglomerates or corporations.
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Beatdigga



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:49 am Reply with quote
Picky33 wrote:
I Find it Disturbing and not all that suprising at the same time. I have heard of MaiOtaku because they were advertising at some convention i went to, but that was many years ago.

It's well known that many dating site providers will combine the users from other sites to increase the pool of available candidates. Users of a specialty dating website like a JDate may show up in a match.com website if they indicate they are Jewish, Same if a person on Grindr may find a user on Plenty of Fish if they indicate they are a man looking for another man. These are just random websites i picked to illustrate but a lot of sites are owned by conglomerates or corporations.


So the whole industry is rotten in a way. That's disturbing to see people's personal information spread so freely without any input from them.
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