28-Oct-2015 02:56

Dating system slammed

Dating website Ok Cupid has drawn outrage for using an “inappropriate, offensive and discriminatory” question to help it decide which of its users would make a good match. ” Try Newsweek: Subscription offers “I hate that anyone with a learning disability could be made to feel the world would be better if they didn’t have children,” wrote Ciara Lawrence, Campaigns Support Officer at Mencap, when she started the petition aimed at Ok Cupid CEO Mike Maxim. charity representing those with learning disabilities, launched a petition on Thursday demanding the site take down one of the questions users are asked when they first sign up: “Would the world be a better place if people with low IQs were not allowed to reproduce?

“Our question system is designed to help potential matches understand the interests and values of other us…We also have to respect and dignify older people who want to talk to somebody and there are also people who speak different languages.” She said she expects there to be an increase in complaints as a result of the move.In a statement, Herefordshire Council said it was considering the way it delivered and commissioned services across the county due to continuing funding reductions."The council is moving towards a system which enables residents and communities to access services either online or independently; providing them with more choice and control over the services they need and use," it said.PLANS to introduce a self-service system at Hereford Town Hall have been slammed as ‘outrageous’.The Hereford Times reported last week how the reception element at the Town Hall – which is the home of Hereford City Council, the Mayor's Parlour, the city's register offices and where the county coroner holds inquests – is to be redesigned.

It will include signposting visitors directly to services within the building, along with a telephone option to call services and is expected to take place over the coming months.

But Councillor Marcelle Lloyd-Hayes, who serves the Aylestone Hill ward, said the reception element of the town hall is an ‘essential service’.

She said: “We are asking the public to pay more in council tax and then reducing the services. Visitors, tourists and local people regard this as the seat of the county where 67,000 people are represented.

“It is the face of the council, which is already under great criticism.

"They have excellent officers in place dealing with queries but communication always deteriorates when it’s by telephone.

“There are also issues about security – the security not only of the building but of staff.

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  1. Dating website Ok Cupid has drawn outrage for using an “inappropriate, offensive and discriminatory” question to help it decide which of its users would make a good match. ” Try Newsweek: Subscription offers “I hate that anyone with a learning disability could be made to feel the world would be better if they didn’t have children,” wrote Ciara Lawrence, Campaigns Support Officer at Mencap, when she started the petition aimed at Ok Cupid CEO Mike Maxim.