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 AvidArteest
Joined: 2/27/2007
Msg: 876
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I was really close to closing my account here...and this bs is going to push me into it closer.

You get enough money from your ads. It was the only feature that was useful.

This place sucks ass...
 LangleyGuy
Joined: 11/25/2011
Msg: 877
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Posted: 3/14/2012 10:04:10 PM
Apparently POF has no ears. Sad 45 pages and you don't have a response. Clearly your clientele has spoken. You are writing then end to your own site with this. Clearly no longer a free site. False advertising much ????
 evergreensun
Joined: 10/2/2011
Msg: 878
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Posted: 3/14/2012 10:11:25 PM
"The goal is to be able to remove 100% advertising from the site"

Um, that's easy enough to do already. Use firefox browser with ad blocker = NO ADS

Problem solved.....................
 Believe54
Joined: 6/20/2010
Msg: 879
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Posted: 3/14/2012 10:24:28 PM


I am very disappointed by this decision. The "viewed me" feature helped to generate interest in other pof users who I might not normally have seen in my own searches. A free dating site means exactly that, FREE. False advertising........hmmm. I will check out other sites.

I know the site owner will be laughing all the way to the bank.

The exodus has begun
 RunningFool7
Joined: 12/17/2011
Msg: 880
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Posted: 3/14/2012 10:35:24 PM
YES!!! Now I can stalk non-paid members without them knowing.

KIDDING!!!
 Blue-Eyes-Shine
Joined: 11/26/2008
Msg: 881
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Posted: 3/14/2012 10:41:14 PM
Definitely false advertising! This is no longer a free site.
How many pay for has this place added in the last year?????
 dresdenlock101
Joined: 10/7/2009
Msg: 882
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Posted: 3/14/2012 10:51:39 PM
FAIL...BIG TIME FAIL....this was all free now you are charging all of a sudden?...I'd rather you go back to get ads than this..it just makes people not want to deal with another pay dating site.
 Murble
Joined: 3/3/2009
Msg: 883
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Posted: 3/14/2012 11:01:38 PM
Yaaaaaaaargh, methinks this were a poor decision.


I could make a witty point, but we all know that's virtually useless on the internet; so I'll just drop by and show my support for revoking this less-than popular change in service.

Plus, how will I know who's been lookin' at my new, sexy tux otherwise?
 Plenty_of_FreeTime
Joined: 10/26/2011
Msg: 884
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Posted: 3/14/2012 11:27:19 PM
Let's see 46 pages (to this point) IN 3 DAYS!

Haven't read all the responses,but from what I have read,I'd venture to guess you'll find roughly a 90-95% DISAPPROVAL trend of reply's!
That should tell the site owners what they are doing won't fly and keep the masses happy.
What's next,a fee per pic,pay by the word,a charge for Forum usage etc.?

Instead of POF=Plenty Of Fish
It's becoming POF= Pay Over Free
 CharleneAnn
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 885
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Posted: 3/14/2012 11:32:47 PM
I understand wanting to be free of advertisement, but honestly, in this economic environment it is unlikely that the site will be in the clear of it any time soon. Why remove a feature so many use, endangering the stability of the site? Also why is MESSAGE COUNTER broken?
 Lovable52
Joined: 9/17/2010
Msg: 886
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Posted: 3/14/2012 11:55:47 PM
As I can see I am not the only one who doesn't care for this new pay to view feature! If you claim to be a "free" dating/relationship site......then stick to that!! I think I will just keep my profile hidden, since it doesn't do any good! I liked to be able to see who was checking me out......stupid decision on POF's part!
 chocolateyedgirl
Joined: 2/21/2012
Msg: 887
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Posted: 3/15/2012 12:45:49 AM
I am not happy at all with this decision, it defeats the purpose of the feature entirely because fact of the matter is, I'm never going to pay to use this site, why would someone pay to use this when the advertisements are acceptable with the users? Also, with such a popular site like Facebook remaining always fre, why would a much smaller scale site take away the benefits and also the advertising exposure when the fact is most people who create accounts here are never going to pay to use the site? Also, even if someone did upgrade to see who had viewed them, the other person still wouldn't be able to see it unless they too had paid (unlikely) so its still making it much less effective in my opinion. Please change it back, I would be very grateful.
 MVsMars
Joined: 8/25/2011
Msg: 888
 chocolateyedgirl
Joined: 2/21/2012
Msg: 889
 OrGlory
Joined: 7/8/2010
Msg: 890
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Posted: 3/15/2012 12:53:46 AM
Total douchebag move. I'm out. FO&D POF.
 Ozpium
Joined: 11/9/2011
Msg: 891
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Posted: 3/15/2012 1:01:25 AM
I've heard from a reliable source that someone invested a lot of money buying up shares in another very popular pay-to-date website that I wont mention as it will just be removed anyways.

Hmmm. Wouldn't it be smart to invest in other companies with all the money you've made, knowing that their stocks will rise as people leave this site and join theirs.

Granted this sounds like a stretch to me, I wouldn't put such a thing past someone.
Hell if I could make millions of dollars scamming people I'll never meet i'd be tempted to do it too.

rabblerabblerabblerabblerabblerabble
 BobCat67
Joined: 10/24/2008
Msg: 892
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Posted: 3/15/2012 5:31:34 AM
well what seems 99.9% of the comments here POF need to rethink it's choices for site that calls itself free online dating is a joke no offence but if I am going to pay for online dating site it would not be with you guys I use the viewed me feature as a means to see who might be interested and who is not but hey like someone said there are other fish (sites) out there
 CanadianMadeInEurope
Joined: 11/29/2011
Msg: 893
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Posted: 3/15/2012 5:46:18 AM
I was reading my messages this morning and noticed that they put more flash ads beside my messages. It wasn’t there before.
Guys, it is all business now.
There is no a human purpose to help people to meet each other as a community service. Besides, this is how this site gained its popularity. Every establishment is valued and strong by its members. You are the main asset of POF. You came here bringing your presence, your thoughts and ideas, your intelligence in your description, your pictures, your smile, and you came here to see others. POF is popular because of f...g US, MEMBERS! POF
didn’t pay you a cent, but they use you as a free commodity to make money.

They don’t care what we say here, we are a speechless money cow for the site owner.

PS. I didn’t notice any increase in the number of upgraded members.
Kudos for that.
 hdgib
Joined: 6/19/2011
Msg: 894
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Posted: 3/15/2012 6:33:00 AM
I just thought about something. There are many posts here about people who say they never use the "who viewed me" feature. How did they know it was a paid option now? they must have gone there and found out or they would not know. Another thing, This feature is VERY important. There are many people on here who may not want to make the first move but if they view someone showing some interest that person may contact them breaking the ice. If you can't see who viewed your profile you may never know there is a possible interest there. I really think making this a paid option will take away from the effectiveness of this site.
 ontario_woman
Joined: 4/3/2005
Msg: 895
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Posted: 3/15/2012 7:26:03 AM

There are many posts here about people who say they never use the "who viewed me" feature. How did they know it was a paid option now? they must have gone there and found out or they would not know.


It's rather difficult to not realize that it's gone given the number of threads started on the subject...


This feature is VERY important. There are many people on here who may not want to make the first move but if they view someone showing some interest that person may contact them breaking the ice.


Given the length of this thread, this feature is important to many people, but there many people that this feature isn't important to. Just because someone looked at your profile doesn't mean they were interested. Whenever I checked out who viewed me, it was obvious that they just looked at my profile, decided that we weren't a match and moved on.

I changed my settings so that people could not tell that I had looked at their profiles because I grew tired of getting messaged by people who assumed that just because I looked at their profile, we were a potential match when the reality was that upon examination of their profile, it was obvious to me we had nothing in common and I moved on.

I would also like to point out that POF has many more free features available than they did when I first joined. When I returned from my self-imposed sabbatical, I was shocked at how many new things there were.
 bigman39292
Joined: 2/20/2012
Msg: 896
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Posted: 3/15/2012 7:37:46 AM
It is apparent that advertising has not been reduced as proposed by the upgrade rationalzation, and now to add this critical feature which makes or breaks the deal for me...is a slap in the face...restore the feature or I will a need to consider paying POF services or for a more effective dating site. Get smart or get lost!
 Jerrid1980
Joined: 6/22/2011
Msg: 897
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Posted: 3/15/2012 7:55:23 AM
I'm just putting this out there.

"Get a upgraded membership to see who viewed your profile. Our goal at POF is to charge for addon features that allow us to make enough money so that we can eventually remove all advertising from the site." -POF

Pretty crappy grammar from a guy who claims to have won the Canadian Nobel Prize. I've been on this site off and on since 2002. I remember back when this site wasn't offering "Premium memberships" and had a chat room. Markus actually bragged that the reason he was able to keep this site free is because he ran it from a server in his apartment. Now, the site is just going in the wrong direction and Markus is getting greedy. I can understand pursuing success, but you'll never be the next Marc Zuckerberg. And even his business model didn't require his users to pay for site services.



P.S. I'm really just posting this as a blog/rant. Please msg me to reply directly to me because I don't cruise the forums often.
 Outtie61
Joined: 8/1/2006
Msg: 898
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Posted: 3/15/2012 8:05:32 AM
Please bring back the advertising. This site is losing its momentum fast.

Outtie61
 i nedanuthalvr
Joined: 9/16/2006
Msg: 899
 steelhorseman1951
Joined: 6/27/2007
Msg: 900
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Posted: 3/15/2012 8:39:11 AM
Seems all good things either change or come to an end. I enjoyed the ride while it lasted.
When one door closes, another one usually opens. Someone will see an opportunity to fill the void. POF will survive, just won't be known as a totally free site any longer.
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