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 Ticketoride
Joined: 6/3/2004
Msg: 83
View Similar UsersPage 4 of 8    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Jeez ... who trashed my "Weak Competitors" Page? ...

Ok Folks, Game over.

Those without at least 5 WildCards, pay the Cashier on the Way out the Door.
 Ticketoride
Joined: 6/3/2004
Msg: 84
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Posted: 10/4/2008 3:07:35 PM
Mine is gone, so I am happy.

See »» The following users are similar to RedCassandra

Only visible when E-Mail Logged in now.
Your own Profile will not show the Link in either Case.
Now you can't see your own Competition to compare yourself to.
I guess the "Final Solution" is to stop the Forum Complaints.
So now we just send Links to each other about our Competition.

Brilliant Scheme, eh?

What now? "Curiosity" tempting the Creation of Multiple Profiles to check out your other Profile's "Competitors"? Enjoy the Workload of yet more Reports or artificially inflate the User Base on Site? New Users coming here into the Forums asking us about the Existence of some "Mystery" Page of "Similar Users" they can't see?

No need to thank anyone, its on the House.
 Wishes Granted
Joined: 3/6/2008
Msg: 85
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Posted: 10/4/2008 3:36:56 PM

Your own Profile will not show the Link in either Case above.
How utterly "Canadian" to hide what the masses dissapprove of so that we won't feel bad. *looks for mountie icon*

(Mandrake: I love your profile bi-line *claps*)
 Ticketoride
Joined: 6/3/2004
Msg: 86
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Posted: 10/4/2008 3:49:34 PM
Breast Enlargement Advertising on "Similar Page to:" to follow shortly ...
 Ticketoride
Joined: 6/3/2004
Msg: 87
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Posted: 10/4/2008 4:11:24 PM
Can I borrow that line and put it on my profile too???

Now I'm interested in what Ticket is going to come up with...

... or ...

^^^ Dating No Shows
^^^ Users still in Rehab
^^^ Recently paroled Users
^^^ Wife Beaters
^^^ Banned Drug Addicts
 VainH
Joined: 3/7/2006
Msg: 88
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Posted: 10/4/2008 4:14:52 PM
To see your own, the url is
http://www.plentyoffish.com/socialgraph.aspx?profile_id=#####

where ##### is the numeric part of your profile address, for example,

My profile:
http://www.plentyoffish.com/member1428598.htm

My similar page:
http://www.plentyoffish.com/socialgraph.aspx?profile_id=1428598

vvvvvv edit: err, hmm, no.
I read, don't delete, but only reply if I'm interested (or feeling charitable).
Got my own money, and from the look of it, so do most of my similars.
Not part of anyone's harem, nor would I be. I tire 'em out as it is.

edit II: I hate editting posts over and over again as the context of messages around me changes.
 acitalriwt sixela
Joined: 5/5/2008
Msg: 89
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Posted: 10/5/2008 4:20:43 AM
The only trend in my similars is: female, non-religious, 100+ favorited them.

Also they live in California, but all hundred of miles away. California is big place, not good to base similar on state.
 WeAre1
Joined: 3/18/2008
Msg: 90
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Posted: 10/5/2008 4:44:00 AM
gee, I wonder how many other things marcus is going to add like this that we can't see on our own profiles but everyone else can....something feels decidedly sneaky and underhanded about this now.

what's going on here? he says the feature is clogging up the site and that is obvious for the forum pages are running much slower now at the busy times, especially on the weekends, I have found, and checked with others and they are having the same problem.

so he agrees this feature is a problem and yet he insists on keeping it and because there have been so many complaints about it now, it seems he thinks we're stupid and by removing it from our own visibility of our own profiles, is he really thinking that has cured the problem?

seriously, marcus, why are you keeping a 'feature' that is making problems for everybody? that is the real question it seems to me....feel like I'm talking to a wall basically.....
 Wishes Granted
Joined: 3/6/2008
Msg: 91
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Posted: 10/5/2008 8:04:57 AM
*thinking about this*.. Has anybody else started to see an increase in traffic to their profile?
 Rainsands
Joined: 1/9/2007
Msg: 92
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Posted: 10/5/2008 8:40:48 AM

gee, I wonder how many other things marcus is going to add like this that we can't see on our own profiles but everyone else can....something feels decidedly sneaky and underhanded about this now.


I know exactly what you mean.... we spend time creating our profiles so as to draw attention to ourselves just as Markus suggests on the "Viewed Me" page.... :


Edit your profile description and include things that make you unique. You will increase the views and emails you get.


.... and then he embeds some covert ops into our profiles to inform viewers that despite our best efforts, we are in fact, NOT UNIQUE, and extends an invitation to view other profiles supposedly similar to our own without giving us neither notice nor approval of said profiles....

I do not want other profiles linked to my username that I cannot edit like we are able to do with the fave lists....
 texasbaby
Joined: 7/21/2005
Msg: 93
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Posted: 10/5/2008 8:55:50 AM
Wait ya'll,,, are you saying the feature is still on our profiles, but invisible to ourselves, when viewing our own profiles??? Ah, come on Joe,, say it ain't so!!!!!
Am I getting more views to my profile now? Yes,, they are, for the most part now either 20 years younger or 10 years older than me and live in places I will never be. Now that's really working for me,,, I gotta tell you!
Sheesh,,,,

tb
 Rainsands
Joined: 1/9/2007
Msg: 94
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Posted: 10/7/2008 4:43:26 AM

My "similars" page has gone from bad to worse.... the age range span has increased from "only" 35 years to 39 years !!!!!!!!!!

Hell, maybe tomorrow I'll be able to boast of an age range span of over 50 years !!! This would enable some dude to view someone my age, my daughter's age AND my mother's age....


Well it took a few days but now I have a 46 year age range span on my "supposedly similars" page. Yup, you read that right folks - I have a 25 year old AND a 71 year old on this "poor excuse for a good idea" page.

After a random sampling of a number of profiles of both sexes, it appears that the guys have a much smaller pool of "similars" from which to draw. I base this conclusion on the disproportionately high number of men who all seem to have at least 2 mods and in many cases, 2 mods, the mod mailbox and admin on their pages.

Women, on the other hand, seem to be lumped into 2 categories - hotties and "it sux to be you".... with apparently no middle ground to speak of....

I also wonder about the ethics of linking my personally created profile with a page of "supposedly similars" that I cannot veto.... and my personal username is at the top of that page without my authorization....
 WeAre1
Joined: 3/18/2008
Msg: 95
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Posted: 10/7/2008 4:59:03 AM
when I could see my similars, I went through to see if I was on any of theirs (and there were 18 there, so, yes, rainsands, it is not the same at all from one to another) and, nope, I was not on any of theirs, but they are all on each other's.....so now I'm really confused.... perhaps I've snuck through the system and am not showing up on anybody's.....that would be wonderful.

and ethics, rainsands? we can probably safely conclude ethics is not part of this at all...for even though they removed that line about how the similarities program has categorized us (i.e. chest size, hippy types, etc.), none of my similars changed, even though that clause was removed....which means we are still being categorized like that. no, ethics is not a high note here now it seems at all. if it were, this feature would not have appeared to begin with, and would not still be here especially now that our own viewing of what everyone else sees is invisible to us.

I understand and appreciate this is a free site, but don't the members have any rights??!!
 acitalriwt sixela
Joined: 5/5/2008
Msg: 96
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Posted: 10/7/2008 5:29:07 AM

when I could see my similars, I went through to see if I was on any of theirs (and there were 18 there, so, yes, rainsands, it is not the same at all from one to another) and, nope, I was not on any of theirs, but they are all on each other's.....so now I'm really confused.... perhaps I've snuck through the system and am not showing up on anybody's.....that would be wonderful.


I just check mine. Seems they are similar to me but I am similar to only one of them. Is confuseing. lol
 WeAre1
Joined: 3/18/2008
Msg: 97
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Posted: 10/7/2008 5:43:44 AM
message 166 - don't know how you checked yours, for the link disappeared from my profile the other day, when they changed it....and I thought it disappeared from everybody's.....

but now I realize I have another issue with this 'feature' that's really annoying....

until this started, I could use my 'viewed me' page to see who viewed my profile and I could check them out and most of them were somewhere in my preferences group or a fellow forum'ite....with the occasional person too young or too old or too far away from me....but mostly they were local and in my age range.

but now, forget it. now there are two pages of viewed me pages and the last two times I checked them, there is no point. they are no where near me anymore and the age range also is ridiciulously huge.

basically, marcus, your new 'feature' is doing the opposite of what you thought it would do - for now the 'viewed me' pages are useless to me completely and I honestly really feel very uncomfortable with even more people viewing my profile that have absolutely nothing in common with my preferences.....just a huge waste of time and space and, as I've been saying from the beginning - you are misrepresenting me by saying I have anything in common with all those ladies you've linked my profile to.

and the forum pages are running consistently slow now and I have a brand new laptop with loads of memory and broadband, so it's not a problem at this end.

I would really appreciate if you'd respond to all the negative reactions you are receiving here now. where are you? probably lost in the maze of problems this latest 'game' of yours has created.

QUESTION: IF I HIDE MY PROFILE...does that mean I am removed from this feature and from everybody else's links to me???

Edit to below - thanks alexy- it sounded so complicated and i doubt anything has changed since the other day, but i appreciate your telling me how to again in case i get curious in the future.
 acitalriwt sixela
Joined: 5/5/2008
Msg: 98
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Posted: 10/7/2008 5:51:28 AM

message 166 - don't know how you checked yours, for the link disappeared from my profile the other day, when they changed it....and I thought it disappeared from everybody's.....


Msg 151

To see your own, the url is
http://www.plentyoffish.com/socialgraph.aspx?profile_id=#####

where ##### is the numeric part of your profile address, for example,

My profile:
http://www.plentyoffish.com/member1428598.htm

My similar page:
http://www.plentyoffish.com/socialgraph.aspx?profile_id=1428598
 WeAre1
Joined: 3/18/2008
Msg: 99
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Posted: 10/7/2008 6:17:24 AM
Gosh - seem to be stuck on this issue for now...one more question - I've noticed some profiles don't have this evil 'feature' and say, instead of the similars link in large red print, have this in smaller bright pink letters...

*** NEW Click to Match xxxxx with one of your friends***

so why do these users have this instead of the similars link that says this:

*** NEW VIEW SIMILAR USERS TO xxxxx.
...never mind notice the capital letters used in the link....something we're not allowed to do on the forums for it implies we're shouting....hmm
 Rainsands
Joined: 1/9/2007
Msg: 100
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Posted: 10/7/2008 6:47:06 AM

Ok this is what I think...

The Similar View is based of how many hits we get. It has nothing to do with physical similarities. This is why it will not work for Forum regulars because we get a higher amount of hits then others.


I don't think it is based on number of hits.... I have a male friend on here who is a prolific poster - hundreds (probably thousands) of posts and on his similars page there is only one entry....


when I could see my similars, I went through to see if I was on any of theirs (and there were 18 there, so, yes, rainsands, it is not the same at all from one to another) and, nope, I was not on any of theirs, but they are all on each other's.....so now I'm really confused.... perhaps I've snuck through the system and am not showing up on anybody's.....that would be wonderful.


I believe the code prevents us from seeing ourselves on our "similars" profiles' similars. As you have noticed, they are all on each other's so that leads me to believe that we have to unfortunately assume that we are on theirs as well....

I have changed my tag line (beside my username) to read "^^^^No they're not ~ trust me..." so that this will appear directly below the hidden red line that invites people to view users "supposedly similar" to me.

I am also working on some ASCII art but for now I have posted this at the bottom of the "About Me"

For All The Female POF Fishies ~ Please Feel Free To Put This On Your Profile If This Illustrates What The Hell, If Anything, You Have In Common With Your "Supposedly Similars"

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ME~~~~~~~~~~~~~~( XX CHROMOSOMES )~~~~~~~~~~~~~~THEM~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Rainsands
Joined: 1/9/2007
Msg: 101
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Posted: 10/7/2008 7:39:10 AM

I can live with "Naked Teddy Bear Girl"... The bear is kinda cute...


Hey I want a teddy bear too; you're right, it's adorable !

I'll trade ya ~ "Naked Teddy Bear Girl" for "Mrs. Santa Claus Wearing a Gymnastics Leotard That Shows Low Hangin' Cleavage and Open Legs"....

Please say yes....
 WeAre1
Joined: 3/18/2008
Msg: 102
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Posted: 10/7/2008 8:55:00 AM
^^^thank you two so much!! laughing.....just what the doctor ordered to break up taking this all way too seriously.
actually, have hidden my profile now and will unhide it perhaps another day....this way the ones who find me are coming from you know where and not some distant profile in some distant galaxy somewhere...
 silibus
Joined: 4/8/2008
Msg: 103
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Posted: 10/30/2008 8:31:34 PM
I looked all over my profile page and can not find this 'View Similar Users' anywhere. Do I actually have a profile on POF still? Have I been banned yet? Am I on one of the modersator's "ignore" list. Hello? Do I still exist even? I just pinched myself and I felt it so I Must be alive.
 Ticketoride
Joined: 6/3/2004
Msg: 104
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Posted: 10/30/2008 9:30:49 PM
I looked all over my profile page and can not find this 'View Similar Users' anywhere.

Still there ...

Related Links:Can't view your own "Similar Users to" Page
 BigFish
Joined: 3/27/2001
Msg: 105
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Posted: 12/3/2008 9:30:54 PM
For users with over 300 favorites the similar feature works a lot different now. For users with that many favorites I append &refine=1 to the end of the socialgraph URL.
 Wishes Granted
Joined: 3/6/2008
Msg: 106
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Posted: 12/3/2008 10:11:24 PM
^^^^ well, that makes it much more awesome
saaaaay waaahhhht? *looks for IT guy's phone number*
 JonInTampa
Joined: 3/2/2007
Msg: 107
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Posted: 11/10/2009 7:35:11 PM
URL seems to be located on the bottom of a viewed profile. Wow, that is actually treating people almost like customers rather than google adwords meat. Did Marcus actually grow a conscious?

Nah, more likely the metrics indicated that user discontent was worthy of trying a less offensive approach.
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