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 daadio
Joined: 8/3/2010
Msg: 1024
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well i am done here. i am not really surprised that when you delete your account here, and you fill out why you are deleting, they do not have the option of saying, not happy having to pay for all this stuff on a free site.
good luck to everyone. i am going to try to do this the old fashioned way and try the grocery store. at least if i have to spend money, i know i will be getting something worth while there. :\
cheer
 jksileins
Joined: 11/25/2005
Msg: 1025
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Posted: 3/15/2012 10:22:14 AM
Suppose you chose to try the upgrade then later decided against it. There is no where on this site to cancel the automatic billing. I assume you can call POF but do you really think anyone will answer the phone?
 amipastit
Joined: 8/18/2008
Msg: 1026
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Posted: 3/15/2012 10:22:18 AM
Nice to see the greed of a few ruining the pleasure for many
 mason57
Joined: 10/22/2008
Msg: 1027
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Posted: 3/15/2012 10:42:58 AM
Oh, hell, don't give them THAT idea....
 slimjim386
Joined: 12/17/2010
Msg: 1029
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Posted: 3/15/2012 11:08:08 AM
I seriously think the paid viewed me feature will be the downfall of this site. The only reason it has millions of users is because it has always been advertises as being completely "free". That is why I joined, I'm not gonna pay a dime to use this site.

But as long as you can still send or receive messages i'll stay. Viewed me being gone isn't that big of a deal to me anyway. As long as the core features stay. But i'm getting the sense the site will soon move to a paid model.

The only way the owner will listen is by you showing your outrage with your business not your whining. leave the site, don't come on as much money speaks louder then words on these sites.

I'm already a member of ok cupid, and date hookup, superb alternatives.
 Outtie61
Joined: 8/1/2006
Msg: 1030
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Posted: 3/15/2012 12:06:47 PM


Bring back the advertising. You are sinking fast.
 Jeraldo71
Joined: 8/13/2010
Msg: 1031
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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
Msg: 1032
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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
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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: 1034
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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: 1035
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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
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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
Msg: 1039
 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
Msg: 1041
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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
Msg: 1043
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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: 1044
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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: 1045
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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.
 BrightonBN2
Joined: 6/11/2009
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Posted: 3/15/2012 2:50:39 PM
Being able to find out who has viewed your profile does at least give some indication of who might be interested in receiving a message from you, so the loss of this feature is a great loss to the functionality of the site.

At a time when many may be struggling financially, I would have thought most members would prefer advertising than having to start paying a subscription.
 leemon76
Joined: 9/7/2011
Msg: 1047
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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: 1048
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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: 1049
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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...
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