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Joined: 3/15/2006
Msg: 26
New........Last online feature.........!!Page 4 of 4    (1, 2, 3, 4)
I was soooooooooooo happy the little green dots in the in-box disappeared. But the "last logged on" thingie next to the mail totally blew my elation.

I like many of the new changes and will be one of the old-timers here more than willing to pay to stay here ~ but there needs to be an ounce/element of common sense as to what's good for the members. If Markus wants transparency for the users, he should at least give us the option to choose whether or not we WANT to show as logged-in. Even the little tiny cheapy free sites give the option to remain invisible upon log-in. JMO
Joined: 12/6/2009
Msg: 27
New........Last online feature.........!!
Posted: 12/10/2010 2:24:22 PM
Besides saving a step this is no different than just adding someone to your Favorites list.. and the Favorites feature is actually better (if you're wanting to track time) because it goes by exact time they last changed pages down to the second. The crappy thing about the Inbox Time feature is that it instantly goes to 1 hour, instead of starting in the seconds/minutes.
Joined: 2/1/2009
Msg: 28
New........Last online feature.........!!
Posted: 12/11/2010 10:42:11 AM

trapped she asked if blocking him would remove it from his SENT messages not his inbox. When she blocks him it leaves her own inbox as well as his sent messages.

And it won't be in his inbox at all unless she replies.

That's what I meant. If I sent him a message, I am interested in communicating with him, therefore I wouldn't block him.
Joined: 4/16/2007
Msg: 29
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New........Last online feature.........!!
Posted: 3/1/2011 5:51:15 AM
Although I can understand the concerns about this relatively new feature, I feel as if I should point out that pretty much every other dating site (and a whole lot of non-dating sites like Myspace) already had a "last online/login" feature (though usually just a date or "within 24 hours," not down to the minute), so the fact that POF didn't have one was rather puzzling to begin with. However, the main point of those other dating sites having a "last online/login" feature was so that you would know how recently profiles were active and could avoid wasted emails to someone who hadn't logged in for days or weeks. Unlike essentially all of those other sites, POF doesn't put the last online function directly on the profile, so it's not particularly helpful in that fashion -- you don't learn how recently someone has been active on the site until after you've already sent the email. I suspect there would be less objections if the info was listed directly on the profile and not in the inbox, as that's what people are most used to.

Of course, most POF searches tell you how recently someone has logged on anyway, so I'm not sure how necessary that is, but POF searches have a very strong bias toward extremely active members -- you can only sort by activity date and newest users, so the most recent log-ins almost always appear at the top anyway. If you live in a major market with tens of thousands of daily users and you're one of those persons who only logs in about once a day, it's going to be random luck that someone comes across your profile, rather than because you two are a strong match or something more logical/helpful. I'd rather be able to sort by matching (with a minimum of at least logged in during the past 3 days or whatever so I wouldn't end up with some essentially inactive profiles on the list).

Most of the women currently in my unusually active inbox only log-in about once a day, though there are a couple who are on ALL THE TIME, which combined with what I know about their personalities from their emails kinda tells me something. No doubt me being active ALL THE TIME (during weekdays anyway) says something to the women I email, too. I suppose it's possible that ultimately, the feature could ruin something for me, but I'll worry about how to get across that bridge if I come to it.
Joined: 9/16/2008
Msg: 30
New........Last online feature.........!!
Posted: 4/20/2011 9:58:49 PM
I hope it doesn't lead to a lot of unnecessary blocking. Anyone who sends that whiny "why haven't you replied yet?" message after first contact, though, certainly deserves a block. I've received a couple of those from women, and, believe me, it does not enhance your attractiveness in the slightest.

If someone is determined, he can use the search function on a broad-enough scope to find the approximate last sign-in for any unhidden profile.

On the other hand, anyone who blocks based solely on one pleasant message (and no whiny follow-ups) herself probably deserves to be removed from the site.

I think I've only been blocked once. Had some nice email back-and-forth, but when we moved to the phone call, wow, total crazy woman. After patiently listening to her talk for what seemed like hours, I finally told her I wasn't interested when she expressed deep admiration for Mel Gibson (you can only take so much in life). The next morning, I saw all her email was removed from my sent folder - so she must have blocked me. I wasn't going to contact her again, though. I value my sanity too much.

I don't see the point of the new feature. I preferred the read-deleted - at least you knew she had no interest. Why do something that lessens the value of your site? Especially when it's an ad-driven site.
Joined: 8/21/2010
Msg: 31
Posted: 5/9/2011 1:52:45 PM
Then you should probably block the ones that are giving you a hard time about being online. Obviously you wouldn't want to go out with men who have such "jealousy and stalking" going on. Therefore they wouldn't be missed.

If you don't add/be added to favourites or don't respond to messages, they will not be able to pinpoint your time on PoF. Of course, the searches will still show if you were on PoF during "last hour/last day/last week/last month".

But it's another option.
Joined: 5/12/2006
Msg: 32
Posted: 5/9/2011 3:10:22 PM
Sometimes I mail a woman just to turn her green dot on.
It actually works.
Joined: 5/12/2006
Msg: 33
Posted: 5/14/2011 6:59:51 AM
That's how it looks to me on the 24hr thing.

The second query: yeah, just block 'em if you don't wanna look like you're
snubbin 'em. Only way I've seen to get past that one. I actually get grad degree women who mail me "Hi". What the hell am I s'posed to do with that? Yanno?
I ain't gonna work that hard to get to know 'em.. so, why look at 'em?
Joined: 5/12/2006
Msg: 34
Posted: 5/14/2011 9:04:01 AM
You're putting way too much into this.
Would you stand around walmart talking to someone that you didn't want to?
Joined: 8/21/2010
Msg: 35
last online / sent messages
Posted: 5/19/2011 4:22:36 AM
"Last online" associated with your inbox/sent messages will show a blank if they've been offline (on PoF) for more than 24 hours, not 3o days.
Joined: 4/23/2011
Msg: 36
last online / sent messages
Posted: 10/27/2011 10:46:39 AM
I will agree with message 71, about how someone said that this feature has the potential to destroy relationships that are just starting. Someone I met off this website a couple of times before he had to leave for surgery on the East Coast (he will be gone for a couple of weeks, close to a month). .well, we clicked, and he said he is looking for a relationship. I was cleaning out my inbox, and checked the sent messages also, and found that he had logged in not that long ago after he said he just wanted to date me. I guess he isn't just looking to date me, as he seems to still be looking. :(
Joined: 5/31/2012
Msg: 37
Posted: 11/8/2012 10:31:43 PM
They can, there was a POF app that you use on your BB/iPhone/Android, it would keep you logged in constantly and/or only disconnect on a phone's reboot with the app having shutdown.

Also, I want to note that the Online Today is a bit wonky. It appears to be doing 48 hours instead of 24 hours before it goes to Online This Week. Not a big deal, just sayin'.
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