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 luvng1
Joined: 1/24/2012
Msg: 976
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Wrong thing to do! If I have to pay I will resort to the old fashion way. Oh by the way, why isn't advertising gone. That's your reasoning for us to see who viewed.......
 ok_rob
Joined: 2/19/2012
Msg: 977
 Curtiss Ray
Joined: 12/29/2009
Msg: 978
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Posted: 3/15/2012 1:52:44 PM
Hey Marcus - You appear to be hard up for cash - would you like me to borrow you a couple bucks buddy? Not quite sure but looks like you upset ALOT of your users (who ARE your bread and butter) You should apply to be on the board of directers at Bank of America - they are trying to charge for things that have always been free as well - you might fit right in there. ~~~~ MY PREDICTION ~~~~ You will lose ALOT of your users, and NOBODY is going to pay for your "Viewed ME" feature.
 Lookupyonda
Joined: 9/2/2011
Msg: 979
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Posted: 3/15/2012 1:57:32 PM
Does anyone know where I can find a good, preferably free, online site?

I also am thinking about joining another site and won't mind so much if there is a small fee?

Can anyone recommend a good Paid Membership dating site is?
 Jman001
Joined: 1/5/2008
Msg: 980
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Posted: 3/15/2012 2:00:39 PM
Bad idea. I like this site less and less. POF just pounded another nail in it's coffin.
 SierraEcho224
Joined: 2/11/2012
Msg: 981
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Posted: 3/15/2012 2:16:45 PM
My free account with "okay c u p i d" .com is working great, nice selection. I don't mind the ads, I'm switching.

Don't be so greedy POF.com.
 irishbeer
Joined: 2/24/2012
Msg: 982
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Posted: 3/15/2012 2:22:39 PM
ridiculous...keep the advertisements...come on,you want the only free site, wtf? thats the strategy guys...think
 leemon76
Joined: 9/7/2011
Msg: 983
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Posted: 3/15/2012 2:48:38 PM
There is another site called "Oceans of People" i signed up there and .I'm giving POF till tomorrow to change back or i'm going to delete my profile. I thought something was up when my matches werent matching up with anywhrer close to me or anyone who matched my interests at all. I hope alot of other people pick tomorrow as a day to go else where, So that they'll maybe understand the gravity of the choice they made going from free to paysite overnight.
 leemon76
Joined: 9/7/2011
Msg: 984
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Posted: 3/15/2012 2:51:09 PM
lol think they're trying to delete the other names of other free sites it would'nt let me post the word lol
 skjaries
Joined: 2/20/2008
Msg: 985
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Posted: 3/15/2012 2:52:20 PM
I don't have a problem with the builders of this site making money from it.

HOWEVER......making "view me" a pay feature renders this site virtually unusable unless I decide to become a paid member. The problem is, POF doesn't have the same level of functionality of many other dating sites. Result: if I have to pay, then I'll pay at another site that has more features!!
 medievil
Joined: 6/3/2011
Msg: 986
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Posted: 3/15/2012 2:55:22 PM
ehhh... signed up with OKC a couple days ago... already got WAAAY more responses then I have here in over a year...waaaay better sight with waaay better selection of potentials in my area...dunno why anyone would choose to stick around here....since I joined more and more has gone to a pay /upgrade side...never seen a site take away features and put them in a pay side.. usually if they want to charge they develop NEW features that entice people to join.. taking away existing features not only DOESN'T promote or entice..it pisses people off and, as the say, gets their back up to a point they WON'T EVER join...
 Wanderer877
Joined: 5/3/2011
Msg: 987
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Posted: 3/15/2012 3:33:44 PM
The owners/managers should look at all the angry words about the "viewed me" feature and reconsider. This is my first ever post and my the first time I have looked for a place to express my opinion. I will be looking for alternates to POF if this policy does not change and very soon.
 willferrell
Joined: 9/26/2011
Msg: 988
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Posted: 3/15/2012 3:42:17 PM
good point!

free sites come with ads, we still choose to be here :)
 10YearsFan
Joined: 2/18/2012
Msg: 989
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Posted: 3/15/2012 3:44:03 PM
what do they care? if you don't like their decisions, you're free to leave at any time, which is what a lot of people seem to be doing now.

I wish they would have made the meet me thing pay instead. It's so useless!
 pat235456
Joined: 12/7/2007
Msg: 990
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Posted: 3/15/2012 3:53:02 PM
Are you kidding me? Now you're going to charge for this too.??? Who in the hell cares about the advertisement??? Sounds more like 'GREED' to me. So much for being the 'Only free dating site' ah?????
 fun_42
Joined: 10/3/2006
Msg: 991
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Posted: 3/15/2012 3:57:28 PM
omg the whining...! people, this site is still free and has always been , you don't like the pay features..leave!! i see it as a positive..i'm sick of people relying on this feature anyway instead of contacting me, they keep looking and looking at me, hoping i'll message them? waste of time..maybe now people will actually start messaging each other or at least add them to favorites rather than just looking.....yay!!!!
 apollostevens
Joined: 8/22/2011
Msg: 992
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Posted: 3/15/2012 4:03:17 PM
I don't mind the advertisements. I'd rather use the features for free. Besides the veiwed me feature helps me have the confidence to overcome my shyness by letting me know people are at least a little interested.
 ProcolHarem
Joined: 8/29/2008
Msg: 993
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Posted: 3/15/2012 4:14:37 PM
Eh...It's not like anyone who viewed me ever messaged or repied to an email I sent anyway.
Now...
When they start charging for posting messages in the forums I'll be outa here so fast it'll make Marcus' head spin around more than once.

Not that he'll care mind you, but there won't be any reason for me to stay.

-Procol
 KreamoftheKrop
Joined: 10/2/2011
Msg: 994
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Posted: 3/15/2012 4:46:06 PM
How can POF think it's right or fair to do this? When we all joined you claimed to be
100% free
, that obviously included all of POF's features, but now you take one of them away and ask to be paid for it? That's false advertising and plain deceitful! It would make sense if it was a NEW feature, but TAKING BACK an old one?? Pfff... you suck.
 Tuari
Joined: 7/22/2010
Msg: 995
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Posted: 3/15/2012 4:46:35 PM
I don't like the viewed me as a paid feature. You advertise you are a 100% free dating site. Leave the adds, make the viewed me free again. I find lots of times there are folks closer to me who've viewed me than ever show up in "my city", or within my marked distance. And if I've viewed someone, I like to see if they have at least viewed my profile. I just dropped another site because of the fees.
 OhSix
Joined: 7/4/2007
Msg: 996
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Posted: 3/15/2012 4:50:22 PM
3 things I suspect are at play here

1 Lawsuit. POF got nailed in a lawsuit due to one of it's advertisers. Ads where the only form of revenue so by adding pay features they now have a new position to display to the courts.

2 POF managed to shoot themselves in the foot with the mobile app as it has overtaken the actual web usage by leaps and bounds. They don't push ads to the mobile market and as such it is a cost and not a revenue generator.

3 greed and envy. Match bought OKC last year and they are flat out kickin booty in terms of revenue per hit. zzz.inc.com/inc5000/profile/com if you want some details. what it amounts to is they have a way better technical design that spins more ads more effectively and gets them paid more.

Want to monetize the site fine. Pay an actual programmer or two, update the sites overall layout. FIX IT... Half the filtering criteria don't work correctly, Add some simple features to search... say stuff like include "looking for all except intimate encouters" or group the smokers under an "all but non smoker". In my matches or viewed profiles, give me a check box to select read and filtered. wasn't interested the first time i read it or the 100th time you suggested they are a match. nope instead you keep giving me the same 30 people i don't want to talk to. Chat stinks. Well... It is your site, You know what is Chitty about it. Have there been any actual updates that didn't involve "we now take credit cards" ? When I know the free stuff is buggy why would i confidently put down my money to see the "really doesn't work worth a fruck" pay side now with 3 cheesy "FEATURES"

To be honest i can't really figure the angle. Best guess is that they will make this the paysite and restructure with some of the smaller free sites they bought to funnel traffic.

I am curious. Has anybody actually put down the money? is your view of the site ad free?
 Rokei57
Joined: 7/15/2011
Msg: 997
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Posted: 3/15/2012 4:51:12 PM
Now they've even changed the forums. You have to scroll down to read them. I used to like it here, but I have joined other sites and will most likely leave this one.
 manimal27
Joined: 3/12/2012
Msg: 998
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Posted: 3/15/2012 4:52:34 PM
Its all part of the master plan to make this site fully paid eventually.

They will reomve more and more free features.

What needs answering is how much money they make from the advertising? I can bet it is a vast amount, well inot the hundreds of thousands as this a hugely popular site. With immense traffic and revisits, an advertisers dream.

And if the adverts werent so awful and shoddy maybe a few more peopel might clock on them, I simply ignore them as they are not relevant to me in any way.

You can still message for free and do a few things, more than most sites. But it's a poor decision borne of greed.
 Duality1128
Joined: 7/7/2007
Msg: 999
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Posted: 3/15/2012 4:54:06 PM
The mere fact there's nearly 50!!!! pages ... is exactly why I did not post here and created my own thread.. it's kind of insane to expect people to wade through, or add to 50 pages of a thread..

There mere fact there's 50 pages of this should say something.. but I'll add anyway since my thread is no doubt due for deletion.. I know as a moderator of my own forum site how to ignore annoying threads.. you push them all into one ..

Neverthreless..

I'll repeat what I said in my original thread:

This place is OK ..some things are quirky.. but it's always been the best free place out there.. and being a free place gained a HUGE membership..

Then they started offering some premium stuff which was fine, I signed on .. no problem.. but now they started taking away features you always had for free previously.. I've been a member here for years.. doesn't seem to matter.

If I'm going to have to pay for stuff I used to always have, it doesn't make much sense to stick around.. I payed for premium just for the bonus things.. a top place in results, a badge.. I was happy to support the place for offering a great free service.. but now when you take away stuff that I always had.. ? no thanks.. my loyalty just ended..

Good luck POF .. I do wish you the best.. just wish you could have been equally loyal to long time members as they've been to you.

IN SHORT .. this place has been decent, even for a free site it wasn't perfect but it had a huge membership ( both a good thing and a bad thing .. I've gotten propositioned by prostitutes and drug dealers in my time here ) .. but when premium options were offered I bought in just to support the place.. all I got for it was a shiny badge and a claimed top space in search results.. I didn't really care for either.. but I gladly supported.. when my membership ran out I got welcomed by loss of features I had all along..

Not cool folks..
 wildwezul
Joined: 2/1/2008
Msg: 1000
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Posted: 3/15/2012 4:56:42 PM
Nice new 100% free site is "oceans of people." he also says it will always be 100% free and to do this he needs people to spread the word because he is not going to advertise. I noticed POF has a TV commercial now, wonder if they are charging for more to afford another one.
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