I worte this to OKCUPID as a concerned citizen, but yet as my own opinion.
Subject: [Opinion] America = English (HYSTERICAT)?
If this site was generated in America for Americans, then why do you have spanish on there? I live in Arizona and im fed up on how everything has beening turning into hablo espanol. Why does it have to be spanish? I don't understand it, especially when they didn't want to have to anything with us when wars happen, but yet we immigrated other cultures we have fought wars against, and yet we still spoke English. Now that we have a problem with our borders with illegal immigration, we are making it VERY EASY for them to cross the border illegally and be able to communicate so they do jobs w/o supporting our own country. So why are we allowing this? This is the last thing i hate, i came to site because of the genuine portrayl of actually meeting someone or establishing a relationship. Why do i want to deal with someone speaking spanish if i don't speak it. That is why i live in America, not Spain or Mexico. See my point? I hope you do, because this is a problem not just from your site, but in our society/economy in OUR OWN COUNTRY! I hope you realize you are contributing to the help of illegal immigration and terrorism. Keep in mind a terrorist comes in different colors/cultures, but when they are in our country illegally, the worst thing that is done to them is being deported back to their country just so they can try it again. So thank you for NOT supporting AMERICA!
These are the response i got from okcupid.com:
-From: John Marc Imbrescia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
El lenguaje del amor es universal. -jm
-From: Vinay Pai (email@example.com)
It's actually worse than that... the pixels our pages are made from are made in China, putting millions of hard working American pixels out of work. It's unfortunate, but it's really hard to stay competitive with all the increase in cost. We considered switching to black and white because they're so much cheaper than colored pixels, but that upset a lot of people. It's a tough choice... I hope you can be more understanding :(
From: Eli Gwynn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I've been considering taking it on as my next project to overhaul the whole nationality/ethnicity restrictions of the site. Hopefully we can get to the point where only people of native continental ancestry have active accounts and all communication happens in Navajo, Hopi, or Algonquin. The last thing we want is outsiders undermining our proud continental heritage. I'll also be changing my username to RepliesWithSwiftSarcasm.
Eli - Soon to be known as "Coyote Compiler Whisperer"
*Imagine this was you voicing an opinion about something you strongly feel that is a problem with our country that needs to be corrected as far as how our economy/society is doing. Nothing. Well how am i suppose to react to this? Well i responded to ELI, because not only is sarcastic, but insults and patronizes me and i told him i felt about it. Well he then goes and deletes my account! I been on there for about a year and made a lot of progress to build my profile and etc. Now it is taken away because i am exercising my rights and then they violate it and say that its my fault.
Well here is the email i sent to ELI and here is the response i got from him. Keep in mind its suppose to protray as me being the bad seed about this, turning it around to make me look like the crazy person that had nothing better to do than to threaten people and lose an account information.
On Aug 28, 2008, at 2:48 PM, Paul U wrote:
PAUL-How about "d**k with teeth full of fists"? Or maybe "little p***s big incompetence"?
ELI-You're not the first person to insult us. It happens *every day* and we don't care.
PAUL-Yeah that really mature of you to respond like that, you this is a joke?ELI-You're not the first person to contact us complaining about allowing non-english speakers on the site and then proceed to butcher the english language.
PAUL-I don't care what race you are
ELI-These are hardly the words of someone who writes to his internet dating site complaining about all of the spanish-speakers.
PAUL-if i saw you in person i would litterally beat your face in until you are gargling your own blood.
ELI-You're definitely not the first person to threaten us.
*Keep in mind what you read about me stating the bits and peices of what my whole e-mail is about. First problem, taking this out of context and now criticizing me. Not to mention how much he respects his profession and the company he works for, none-the-less respect for our country! It was funny how he didn't show what i wrote proving his imcopetence of the subject and being a child about it. Here is the last e-mail he sent me, after getting that i responded to him from finding out my account was deleted.
On Aug 28, 2008, at 3:27 PM, Paul U wrote: > More broken english.>> -PAUL->
I deleted your account because I don't want you on our site. Do you recall how our exchange went?
1. You launched a complaint.
2. I responded sarcastically.
3. You threatened me with violence.
4. I deleted your account.
Take it to a judge. Go ahead and convince yourself that you'll be able to give us the kind of "bad publicity" where OkCupid doesn't benefit. Eli
Hmm, thats funny, because i thought it was an opinion, not a complaint. Theres a tab to press when to submit a feedback and there is a complaint tab, an opinion tab, and there is also a tab that says, "IM REALLY ANGRY!" Just like that. Go check it out, before you (the reader) prejudges me on being the bad person.
Oh and ELI, i don't have to try to do bad publicty, you are just doing it fine for me! Keep it up you dumbass!
cave creek, Arizona