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 adinmtl
Joined: 3/4/2012
Msg: 669
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Terrible decision. The site is full of ad's - it's making more than enough money and does not need to be charging for specific services.

What happens if I pay? Will MY ads be removed? Would I be paying for someone else to eventually access this feature for free? Doesn't make sense - remove your ad's 1ST and THEN approach your users to see if they will pay for specific features. The users are what make the site happen, the site makes money because people use it, it sells ads because people use it. I sincerely hope this BUSINESS rethinks this decision as I know the impact will DIRECTLY have an impact on site users, hits, and the willingness of potential advertisers to pay the business to advertise on the site.
 MisterWrite2013
Joined: 6/21/2008
Msg: 670
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Posted: 3/13/2012 4:09:09 PM
POF: EVER HEARD OF CUTTING OFF YOUR NOSE TO SPITE YOUR FACE?
 woodwormwand
Joined: 1/2/2012
Msg: 671
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Posted: 3/13/2012 4:10:31 PM
Just come all the way out of the closet and make this a fully paid site. It's clearly heading that way so stop taking the p*ss by pretending anything otherwise.
 Ossiss
Joined: 2/20/2012
Msg: 673
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Posted: 3/13/2012 4:10:55 PM
Deleting my profile as of now. I won't stand by and allow greed like this to consume what was an otherwise pleasant experience.
 Divine_si
Joined: 8/3/2007
Msg: 674
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Posted: 3/13/2012 4:12:57 PM
This site is junk lately anyway and going down hill faster every day. I'm pretty much done with it after this decision.

Money hungry grubs. I didn't mind the ad's because it kept the site free. If I'm going to pay for a site, I'll go to one that starts with an "eharmon" as it is a much better site.
 FloatingOnTheBreeze
Joined: 6/15/2011
Msg: 675
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Posted: 3/13/2012 4:14:55 PM
WOW!!

You want us to pay for a feature that users can choose for us not to see!!

WTF!!
 GuySoo
Joined: 2/29/2012
Msg: 677
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Posted: 3/13/2012 4:19:24 PM
Maybe they will change their mind.
 Divine_si
Joined: 8/3/2007
Msg: 678
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Posted: 3/13/2012 4:24:47 PM
Yup, I'll be deleting my account in a couple of day unless some of the features as returned to the "Free" state.

This site is a joke now. It's no more "Free" then match, lavalife, eharmony, etc.
 fatboyrx104
Joined: 9/1/2007
Msg: 679
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Posted: 3/13/2012 4:25:08 PM
Greed,..gotta be what it is,..i see more and more you must pay for this feature here,..keep the adds,..i have no problem with them,..keep it free,..you are the only one for us less fortunate ones,..ut O,..too late
 DiscreteFun420
Joined: 2/2/2010
Msg: 680
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Posted: 3/13/2012 4:25:22 PM
Free Online Dating.
Is that not your slogan. Well soon no one will be here because it will be like all the pay sites.
I'd rather see a few ads then pay for features you took away.

Bad business move.
 jaymzknight
Joined: 9/19/2009
Msg: 681
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Posted: 3/13/2012 4:26:07 PM
Remember that we are the largest 100% free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate.

lies u see that right 100% free yea right

I've suggested a boycott!!
I will be leaving this site if this service is not restored. I encourage all users to join with me. This isn't the only game in town.
Of course as a user I can have an opinion on this! I am voting with my time and with what pof wants, my money! Lol!

So much for this being a free site. I am so disppointed in POF. We have to PAY to just be able to see if someone has read our email??!! WTF?!

I have always referred people to POF saying its a great site. My opinion has changed.

This really pisses me off!!

Anyone else??
 jaymzknight
Joined: 9/19/2009
Msg: 682
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Posted: 3/13/2012 4:26:58 PM
Remember that we are the largest 100% free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate.

lies u see that right 100% free yea right

I've suggested a boycott!!
I will be leaving this site if this service is not restored. I encourage all users to join with me. This isn't the only game in town.
Of course as a user I can have an opinion on this! I am voting with my time and with what pof wants, my money! Lol!

So much for this being a free site. I am so disppointed in POF. We have to PAY to just be able to see if someone has read our email??!! WTF?!

I have always referred people to POF saying its a great site. My opinion has changed.

This really pisses me off!!

Anyone else??
 JustRightFor1
Joined: 6/11/2011
Msg: 683
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Posted: 3/13/2012 4:37:07 PM
Disgusted.

That's the best way I can describe how I feel right now. Why you feel you need to charge the users - the SAME users that made you the most successful site out there - for every little thing that you already gave them free access for years is beyond me. There are PLENTY of other ways to make money, such as click-through advertising that would net you MUCH more than what you are expecting to gain, and wouldn't upset anyone in the process. Instead you will alienate your users and lose trust in the community.

Thankfully there are plenty of other sites (like , DateHookup) that watch and learn from your mistakes, then offer TRULY 100% free access ...

Good going.
 zookie57
Joined: 1/27/2012
Msg: 684
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Posted: 3/13/2012 4:43:58 PM

Anyone else??


& no offense To all the Dudes & Dudettes out there looking to be whole, if your here other then complaining,then, U are already toast till U move on! jmo

The phoney,mental,etc, & , all the rest just need time to recoup if possible to get back to the other side of tranquility ............jmo


so in the mean time time,don't get your shorts in a blank cuz it willif U don't take it personal.

Now on occasion, I will call a spade a spade & the fora Gustopo will ban me for a week cuz I
spoke other then the truth to them!
 GarnetGem
Joined: 1/10/2011
Msg: 685
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Posted: 3/13/2012 4:44:12 PM

I've seen a few girls profiles in my area raging over this removal and came here to look. LoL it isn't that bad; take it as a signal to use your reliance on the viewedme section and turn it into a more extroverted/risk taking approach to online dating. No matter what this site has the largest user base so anywhere else you go you'll be disappointed. Send more messages out; and ones that have actual content to them.


Agree wholeheartedly with the above. You want to establish a connection with someone? Message them.

To me, the "Viewed Me" feature was all style, with no substance. If you looked at my profile and didn't take the time to drop me a line...you're just not that into me.
 justwants1forever
Joined: 1/11/2012
Msg: 687
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Posted: 3/13/2012 4:46:53 PM




Someone got drunk and greedy it seems guess on payday I'll be jumping to match If i'm gonna pay at least i will know what im getting for it
 manonfyre
Joined: 6/24/2005
Msg: 688
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Posted: 3/13/2012 4:46:56 PM
**Paid Viewed Me DECREASES your profile views if you are a paid user**

Point #1) Everyone can tell when you are a paying member because you will have a gold dot under your image in the horizontal bars, and you will have a gold background in search results.

Point #2) Non-paying users know that if they click you as a paid user, you will be able to see that they viewed you. And they know that they will not be able to tell if you viewed them or not, which makes them feel vulnerable.

Conclusion) This will REDUCE the amount of non-paying users who view paid user profiles because they will feel more comfortable viewing those who cannot tell, because they themselves cannot tell if they received a return view.

**DO NOT UPGRADE FOR THIS**

I have already experienced a drastic reduction in emails due to the gold dot/background stigma created by this new charge for Viewed Me.
 tyrelsackett
Joined: 1/29/2008
Msg: 689
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 Simply-B
Joined: 7/23/2011
Msg: 690
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Posted: 3/13/2012 4:50:28 PM
Really? You lure us here and then start charging! Well I"m NOT paying for any services. I loved the View Me service, it was very helpful. But I am not paying for it
 mmmoose
Joined: 2/18/2007
Msg: 691
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Posted: 3/13/2012 4:51:24 PM


I normally don't post on these forums, but wow... majorly disappointed to see this happen after being a long-time member (unfortunately). I've met quite a few good people through this feature who were simply too shy to make first contact. And now it's gone to non-paying members. Oh well, thankfully there's also.

 mmmoose
Joined: 2/18/2007
Msg: 692
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Posted: 3/13/2012 4:55:41 PM
EDIT: Ahh I see that this forum filters the name of competition websites too (the last word missing in my last post). Seems like they don't have much confidence in themselves when they have to resort to that. The funny thing is I'd totally be willing to be a paying member if they could offer me something good. This sorta stuff makes me less inclined to pay though. There's my feedback... even though it'll probably be deleted.
 Raw419
Joined: 3/2/2012
Msg: 693
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Posted: 3/13/2012 4:58:59 PM
I wouldnt pay for that shit! What a waste of time. Everyone knows what the feature is now, so why would they pay for it. Anyone who is worth it will contact you. Is POF planning on becoming a complete paid site?
 NewToSA2011
Joined: 12/9/2011
Msg: 694
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Posted: 3/13/2012 4:59:19 PM
Crappy move. Like someone else said, I'd rather use match if this is the direction pof is going. Better layout and being more interactive are just some of the positives. So there is advertising, who cares? I don't know of a single website that doesn't have it. Getting rid of it is a lame excuse for charging for Viewed Me.

I'll wait and see what happens for a bit, but if this is how it's going to be, I'm outta here.
 MoveOverEinstein
Joined: 12/5/2010
Msg: 695
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Posted: 3/13/2012 5:07:56 PM
PLENTY OF FAIL.



Way to send all your users to better free sites like

O - K - C - u - p - i - d

 RCFRCF
Joined: 9/16/2010
Msg: 696
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Posted: 3/13/2012 5:11:41 PM
Markus is just a greedy nazi!
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