|FAQ: Setting Up A Profile - RequirementsPage 1 of 2 (1, 2)|
|2 of my friends to day tried to sign up with Plenty of fish and as soon as they try to get back into their profiles it tells them to check cookies if they try to enter their email address to resend password they get a page that says it is not in the data base. Why does it keep doing this to them|
Posted: 12/18/2007 10:36:17 PM
Registration Problems: Won't let me create a new Account/Profile Deletions
First of all, before doing anything else, delete all Cookies and Temporary Internet Files for all Browsers you have installed on your Computer.
Don't use Internet Explorer, but a more secure and nearly Malware-Proof Browser such as Mozilla Firefox Browser with Instant Messenger.
Enable your Cookies, making sure all Settings are in Order as outlined in the Link below.
Make sure Firefox' Options/Preferences are set correctly, and along with the Firewall are not blocking this Site.
Update your Hosts File as shown here: Resolving "Login" Issues
If you are signed up with MSN, AOL, Compuserve or other Internet Service Provider which issue their own Versions of Internet Explorer or the Netscape Browser, you should read up on their Technical Support WebPages to ensure no other Issues exist.
Security Features with this Site may block Users from creating an Account if Malware, Virus' and Trojans are hijacking your Browser, hence don't use Internet Explorer.
to Plentyoffish.com from Africa or any Russian-Speaking Countries may cause a Profile to be deleted instantly.
she created a few over and over trying to create an account and used the same email address over and over again.
She likely spent too much Time creating her Profile and was logged out after 15 Minutes.
Non-standard or bogus E-Mail Address Suffix' are blocked, such as email@example.com
Stuff such as .info, .care or @plentyoffish.com is no good, as are many Special Characters in E-Mail Addresses, and will be rejected.
Further, you cannot create a new Account with an E-Mail Address already registered under another User Name. Its also recommended you don't use a previous Password either.
Have her try again, using another standard E-Addy and register the new Account quickly, then go back later to Edit Registration and Edit Profile to make any Changes or Edits.
The Second Part of Registration should be completed at the same Time too, otherwise Forum Posting related Problems could show up in the near Future.
Also do not opt to use the same POF User Name as that of your Online E-Mail Address. Use a different Name altogether to prevent Spammers & Scammers from "harvesting" your Personal Infos from the Internet.
|You must have a Minimum of 190 (Spaces are not counted) ASCII (Plain Text) Letters or Characters in the About Me Form Field of your Profile, and no more |
than 6,850 (including Spaces) for your entire Profile.
|It also cannot contain more than ...|
|A maximum of 18 consecutive "Periods"|| »» ||..................|
|A maximum of 5 consecutive "Greater Than Signs"|| »» ||> > > > >|
|A maximum of 12 consecutive "Question Marks"|| »» ||????????????|
|Do not enter any Telephone Numbers, or anything else that the Spam Filter may construe as a Telephone Number. Do not use more than 6 Numbers together such as Dates (1998-2003) even if seperated by Dashes, Periods, Parenthesis, Commas, etc.|
|No User Name may be chosen that is similar to that of any existing Administrator or Moderator. Further, no User Names of any Celebrity, Copyright, Trademark, Weblink, E-Mail Address or Spam Names. That means no "James Bond", "Toyota", "Big Mac", "www.website.com", "firstname.lastname@example.org" or "Geocities Facebook", etc.|
|Do not enter any false, racist, offensive or incomplete Information, nor any illegal Material or Activities into your Profile such as "Drugs", "Rape", "Murder", etc.|
|The System wrongly identified you and deleted your Profile.|
And if you are still not able to create an Account, then any of the above Non-Optimum Conditions exist, regardless what is emphatically ascertained to the Contrary, unless of course that User was previously banned, deleted and blocked from Site for Terms of Service/User Agreement Violations.
|(Rev. January 14, 2009)|
Posted: 12/18/2007 10:44:04 PM
|they actually tried all of these things they are on their own computers and live in different homes no one else in their home uses plenty of fish.|
all of the things you mentioned were tried and none worked.
maybe you can help them out their user names were
she created a few over and over trying to create an account and used the same email address over and over again. Now something has to be screwy because you can't have more than one account with the same email address which means it is your registration that is the problem It says their email addresses are not in the Data base
Posted: 1/10/2008 2:03:35 PM
|You sent me to this thred regarding another post where I mentioned I had made an account for my cousin, and subsequently both our accounts were deleted in a few days. Also, upon trying to recreate the accounts, it appeared as if the email accounts we used were made unusable to create an account.|
The thing is, after reading the above possible causes of account deletion, I believe there might have been an underlying cause to it unrelated to what I thought it was. I really don't remember exactly 'when' I created those accounts, but I had an undeletable malware program on my computer that brought up pop ups, which took forever for me to find something that would delete it. Maybe the site detected this malware and flagged the accounts I logged in with as spam or something and deleted them. I at first thought it was because we used the same password for both accounts so it would be easier for me to remember if I had to check his for him. That's the only possible thing I can think of that would have been the cause, as I always had logged out of mine before we checked his.
Another thing I want to ask about this topic- is an email address ever blocked from creating an account for any of these reasons, and if so, which reasons would cause it to be blocked ?
Posted: 1/10/2008 2:28:38 PM
Maybe the site detected this malware and flagged the accounts I logged in with as spam or something and deleted them.
Yup, Malware & Virus' are just some of the malicious Codes that could cause these Kinds of Problems.
is an email address ever blocked from creating an account for any of these reasons, and if so, which reasons would cause it to be blocked ?
|Because some of these Filters also block Spammers & Scammers, no Info would be available. It is however quite possible that a previously submitted E-Mail Address, although the accompanying Account has been deleted, may be rejected in the Registration Process making Future Profiles. |
Posted: 1/10/2008 3:00:05 PM
|So if I were to create a new email address and used this account to create an account for my cousin, then it would be brand new and wouldn't be in the filters as flagged for malware or anything.|
These filters don't pick up similar user names or passwords that were used in the past with deleted accounts or anything do they ?
I'm just asking all this to make sure because we sat here and made up an account for him the other night using an email address that had been used in the past for him, and made the username the same but with a number at the end, and the same password. We filled out the profile, and the 2 long chemistry tests, then suddenly the account wasn't there. I didn't want to go through that again until we figured out why it was beign deleted. So all I can guess now is it was because of the email account being flagged because of the past malware, and that's why it was deleted. I didn't figure it was because of the accounts being accessed using the same computer, that would be way too problematic because there's probably thousands who do the same thing. And thanks for the help. I'm pretty good at understanding things of this nature, though I might not be able to word my questions to where they make sense.
|[ Because some of these Filters also block Spammers & Scammers, no Info would be made available. / Ticketoride ]|
Posted: 1/14/2008 1:36:20 PM
|Thank you ....i followed your instructions...and it worked...turns out i had cookies and i was taking too long...and i was using the same email and user name...thanks again|
Posted: 1/22/2008 2:30:07 PM
|Is there any way my friend can do this using Internet Explorer. He does not like Mozilla(and neither do I, its not from Microsoft). We both think it is kind of crappy that a web site is almost requiring someone to use a ceratin browser for their site, especially since the requested browser is a peice of crap.|
|[ What you think is irrelevant. If you are going to use IE, just don't come back here whining about your Account Problems again. I don't have Time to troubleshoot Malware infested Browsers / Ticketoride ]|
Posted: 1/22/2008 4:21:16 PM
He does not like Mozilla.
Try the Opera web browser.
Opera, just like Plenty of Fish, is 100% free.
Posted: 1/22/2008 7:37:01 PM
|Is this Opera browser an officially liscenced Microsoft product? We only use products from Microsoft for obvious safety and quality reasons.|
Posted: 1/22/2008 7:58:25 PM
We only use products from Microsoft for obvious safety and quality reasons.
I don't see the Safety nor Quality in Malwares which IE has been coded to support.
Is this Opera browser an officially liscenced Microsoft product?
No. Do not use any Browser that runs on the IE Engine.
You have obviously gotten lost on the Internet.
Click here to go to: MSN Dating & Personals
Posted: 1/22/2008 9:01:53 PM
|My friend did everything(including giving firefox a try) and it still did the same thing. Is there any other possible issue?|
Posted: 1/22/2008 11:57:07 PM
Is there any other possible issue?
If after you have thoroughly and painstakingly followed through on all the Points, then that's the End of the Rainbow. Beyond that, that User's IP/Host has been blocked by the Admin for previous Terms of Service/User Agreement Violations.
|No other Infos are known, and likely do not exist. In most Cases, Users did not read nor precisely apply the Points in the above Link, and of Course there is no other Remedy but to do them by the Numbers.|
I assume your Friend is trying to register on your Computer.
You now have Firefox installed, which wasn't there Hours ago.
|PROFILE: Registration Problems me|
Posted: 2/15/2008 2:54:39 AM
|Hi im trying to get help here but cant fine it. so im going to ask for your help. How can i change my age in my profile? |
|PROFILE: Registration Problems|
Posted: 5/6/2008 12:27:54 PM
|I can't seem to view my profile and others since today...what's going on??|
I can get inn...but it sends me to register on page 2..once I want to view my mail/profile...
|PROFILE: Registration Problems|
Posted: 5/6/2008 1:48:35 PM
|tickettoride i dunno what kind of moderator you are here, but you have got a serious issue in the registration page of this website. i know how to register on websites, i have done so numerous times with out an error in the slightest. i could understand if you had just a few people saying this is happening but it's not, it's a ton of people all having the exact same issue and i know we're not all stupid. |
1. i use firefox exclusively
2. cookies are set to be deleted every time i close the browser, as well as history
3. i created a totally new email address on my own .com website so i know it's never been used
4. i used a totally new screen name and password
5. the firewall is running to wear just about everything is allowed threw
6. the security setting are set very low
7. all the registration was filled out correctly, even tried using other cities and states and changing what was written in the about me section just to make sure it wasn't the auto delete kicking me out
8. i tried every possible combo of solutions i could think of before coming on here and asking for help with the problem in the first place
now this has happened to me in the past week on 18 different profiles using 10 different screen names, 10 passwords, 5 email addresses and hell from 3 different computers from different locations on different servers and different isp's. so what now? telling us it's our problem and your computers work perfectly is obviously not the answer and talking down to people making it sound like it's their stupidity isn't fixing whats really going on.
|PROFILE: Registration Problems|
Posted: 5/13/2008 11:00:23 AM
|I also have the same problem, started happening this weekend, 2008-5-10.|
I also have taken all the above steps and the systems keeps deleting any profile I try to create. now I don't know for how long it's going to let me us this one. I have run Spy Bot search and destroy and AD-ware plus run a complete system scan with Symantec A/V. My profiles still get deleted.
Here is my suggestion when you delete a profile if you could send an email indicating the reason of the deletion it might help people resolve their problems they have with this site.
|PROFILE: Registration Problems|
Posted: 5/13/2008 11:40:41 AM
tickettoride i dunno what kind of moderator you are here, but you have got a serious issue in the registration page of this website.
Lets tone down on the Trolling Job. Not a good Way to start out getting Help around here.
Posted: 6/28/2008 10:56:05 PM
|I registered some time ago. Today I went into check my profile and note my age and hair colour are wrong. I could change the haircolour to blonde, which is correct, but could not change to proper age, which is 51. Please help. Do I have to delete and start over?|
Posted: 6/28/2008 11:19:09 PM
You can change your birthday and gender within 2 weeks of signing up. After that it is assumed to be correct and can't be changed.
Posted: 7/2/2008 9:25:04 AM
|If I hide my profile, will users who have already contacted me and/or those in my favourites still be able to see and/or contact me?|
Posted: 7/2/2008 9:28:22 AM
If I hide my profile, will users who have already contacted me and/or those in my favourites still be able to see and/or contact me?
Posted: 8/18/2008 5:32:30 PM
|Hey Ticketoride, this has little to do with the thread topic, but I didn't want to start a whole new thread just to ask.|
I cancelled my account in early July. Then I missed the forums so much I couldn't function properly. So I'm back. But I can't post! Why, why, why? I wasn't trying to start a new thread--that's what the rule says I can't do.
I just want to post. That's all. Is that so much to ask?
Posted: 8/18/2008 5:44:45 PM
|Holy crap. Forget it . . . this is a really old thread. It came up as new. Something funky is going on. I'll ask my question elsewhere. But at least I got to post!|