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 Outtie61
Joined: 8/1/2006
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Bring back the advertising. You are sinking fast.
 Jeraldo71
Joined: 8/13/2010
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Posted: 3/15/2012 12:31:33 PM
"You've got to spend money to make money", said the prostitute that just upgraded her membership .....

this post might get deleted, but at least maybe a few people will see it, and their frowns will be turned upside down for a minute.
 mason57
Joined: 10/22/2008
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Posted: 3/15/2012 12:44:46 PM
I never post in the forums, but avarice requires a response, and promptly.

Having read a few pages of responses to this new feature, (or lack thereof), I imagine I'm just reiterating the sentiment of a majority of POF users: This move smacks of greed, and the justification for it reeks of bullsh*t. I can't understand how a business having only 8-10 employees and grossing over $10,000,000 in 2008 should EVER need to become a pay-site. But, then again, I'll never understand avarice. If a privately-owned company is netting $8,000,000 annually, (assuming an overhead of around 2 Million per annum), then why change anything and risk losing they very "customer" base which has made such profits (from ad traffic) possible in the first place?

I'll finish my diatribe by saying that taking what was once always free and making it pay feature is a bit like stealing my car and then trying to sell it back to me. If the the prior 40-somthing pages of comments and discourse haven't driven the point home, then nothing probably will. It's a slap on the face of all the POF users whom signed up for a FREE site.
 archer3567
Joined: 10/29/2007
Msg: 1004
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Posted: 3/15/2012 12:47:13 PM
I thought it was free too. That's why I joined. Now every feature will be charged for just like the other sites. At least they don't claim to be free
 SierraEcho224
Joined: 2/11/2012
Msg: 1005
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Posted: 3/15/2012 1:02:21 PM
POF will never remove advertising because it's addicted to the ad revenue.

Removing Viewed Me kills the interactive functionality. Why spend my time with POF.com, when it doesn't work? POF should stay with its original business model and not get greedy.

I have a Match.com account, but I'm not interested in another pay account.

Your decision to remove View Me is great for Match.com, because now I have to keep the Match.com account active.

I have no intention to upgrade my POF.com account; no confidence, you consistently over-promise and under-deliver.
 Kindacute420
Joined: 2/12/2012
Msg: 1006
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Posted: 3/15/2012 1:04:32 PM
If this site isn't making enough off the ad's instead of taking away a feature to try to lure us into paying for this site, maybe you should take a look at the ad's being posted. I mean seriously who is going to believe an ad that says "Hot Asian women love fat men". Seriously who is going to fall for that?
 pgdv
Joined: 7/7/2010
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 pgdv
Joined: 7/7/2010
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Posted: 3/15/2012 1:32:19 PM
Next feature that will no longer be free is actually viewing the users profile.
 luvng1
Joined: 1/24/2012
Msg: 1009
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Posted: 3/15/2012 1:33:48 PM
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
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 Curtiss Ray
Joined: 12/29/2009
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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
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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
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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
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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: 1015
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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: 1016
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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: 1017
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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: 1018
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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
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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: 1020
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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: 1021
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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: 1022
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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