NiteFlirt Policy Changes (Or, Where Is My Favorite Phone Sex Operator At NiteFlirt?)

On the morning of 08-14-2013, NiteFlirt‘s Erin” posted the following in the NF Forum:

We regret that we will no longer support StatCounter on Flirt Profiles, listings, and NF Mail, and it will now be a violation of our policies to use StatCounters.

On several occasions, Flirts have obtained information about their customers from StatCounter and have used this information to threaten and scare these customers. Protecting the privacy of all of our members is a top priority and we can not permit this activity to continue. Therefore, StatCounter and similar services are no longer allowed on Flirt Profiles, listings, or within NF Mail.

As stated in Play Fair Baiscis, “Flirts are not permitted to gain access to or use other people’s sensitive personal information, even if the member requests it.” If you engage in this type of activity you risk the termination of your NiteFlirt account.

If you have StatCounter or the like on your Flirt Profile and/or listing(s), please remove it immediately. If you do not remove StatCounter by Monday, August 19, your listings will be marked as Not Accepted/Needs Editing until it is removed. If you have StateCounter or the like in a mail button, it must also be removed by Monday, August 19 or we will be forced to delete the button.

Unfortunately, this important announcement about a policy change was not sent to Flirts directly (which is ridiculous because you have to enter an email address to join the site), nor was it listed in the new “yellow announcement” area at the site when you logged in. This resulted in hundreds, if not thousands, of Flirts not being aware of the policy change and thus having their listings (lines) pulled from the site.

In this case, “pulled from the site” means all such listings formerly accepted and now considered in violation of the new policy were given the “red thumbs down” and labeled “need editing”.

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Customers who came in via a direct link to a specific listing could still find and call that specific listing; but otherwise, the listings were hidden from the site. This included listings not being shown on the Flirt’s profile page, not being found in website categories, search, etc. This also meant that Flirts were not available in the phone directory; so, unless the caller had the listing’s direct extension number saved somewhere, no calls could be placed. As a result, it was a blackout for many callers.

For many Flirts, it was a bunch of work to edit their profile as well as each individual listing (or work with whoever designed their listings) to remove the non-compliant code. Once edited, the listings were placed in queue for NF staff to review, which means waiting for re-acceptance of each listing in order to have them made available (and visible) to callers again. As a result, PSOs saw a loss of earnings and, if they had to pay designers for help, they had out of pocket costs as well.

Again, because this announcement was not really announced, many Flirts are still in the process of discovering their listings are in violation of a new policy.

All of this results in frustration for callers and phone sex operators alike. (After all of this, how much fun do you think frustrated callers and frustrated Flirts had when they actually connected?) And the worst part is, it could have been avoided. Or at least most of it could have been avoided. All NF had to do was email the announcement regarding the policy change to Flirts.

Not directly communicating with Flirts is one of the many problems NF has yet to get right. Disregard for just who makes them money sets NF further back monetarily — which keeps the site, presumably, from being able to fix all the other glitches and issues. That, in turn, negatively impacts both the reputation of the phone sex platform site and loyalty to it.

No one is debating whether or not NF has the right to make such changes; whether the claims of privacy violations are true or not, NF has the right to make changes on its platform and policies at anytime. What the issue here is that Flirts — a vital part of the business — were, yet again, not communicated with about the policy.

I doubt NF will take heed, however, so here’s the bottom line for PSOs and callers alike:

PSOs, check the forums as often as you can for whatever info NF does decide to share.

Callers, keep track of your favorite phone sex operators. Make notes on their extensions, take screenshots of their listings, and, whenever possible, get their email addresses (yes, even if you have to pay for them) so that you can have direct contact in troubled times.

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