Mr. Ternovskiy said he had spent the last several months working furiously to clean up the site in an effort to recapture the original wildfire interest in it. He has hired a team of moderators to cycle through users and flag the ones who are disrobing or otherwise misbehaving. Those users find themselves redirected to Hustler’s Web site, which pays Chatroulette for the referrals. And the home page of Chatroulette now bears this request: “Please stay fully clothed.”
Chatroulette has managed to hold on to an audience of 500,000 unique users a day, Mr. Ternovskiy said, though that is far below its peak of two million earlier this year.