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 SeaxyWaves
Joined: 6/10/2011
Msg: 1031
Seriously!?!Page 42 of 62    (22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62)
How short sighted is this? U have to have ur head in the sand not to know how Facebook became a billion $$$ company- Not from their patrons- too finite! And, most subscribers of other dating sites don't stay for more than one tern. Facebook's advertising revenues are infinite. I'm really quite shocked to see that POF, the industry forerunner, is just too uncreative and lazy to explore the new Internet frontiers.......

As a patron, the way I see it is that POF is charging ME for others to look at MY picture free= an invasion of my privacy. (We all know that 90% of the activity here are just browers) I will be looking at other options for singles....

The bottom line is that I don't know anyone who complains about the advertising on a free site....

This pathway is ur demise!
 Spammedyams
Joined: 11/27/2011
Msg: 1032
VIEWED ME NOW A PAY FEATURE - POST ALL COMMENTS HERE
Posted: 3/16/2012 10:28:15 PM
This decision alone is why I am canceling my account this very second. Idiots.
 seriouslaugher
Joined: 3/12/2012
Msg: 1033
My form of protest...
Posted: 3/16/2012 10:32:10 PM
I think that from here on in I will NOT view anyone's profile if they have paid for the formerly free feature. If we all did that..
 SeaxyWaves
Joined: 6/10/2011
Msg: 1034
VIEWED ME NOW A PAY FEATURE - POST ALL COMMENTS HERE
Posted: 3/16/2012 10:37:26 PM
Ditto Markus!. And I remember when Paypal said it would always be FREE also. Not only did they start fees but then they now actually belong to Ebay- which is a nightmare when u r a seller!

BTW, just wanted u to know i viewed ur file
 seriouslaugher
Joined: 3/12/2012
Msg: 1035
VIEWED ME NOW A PAY FEATURE - POST ALL COMMENTS HERE
Posted: 3/16/2012 10:40:13 PM
I have added this to my profile:
Notice: My form of protest regarding the unannounced charges for use the Viewed Me feature is to NOT view anyone's profile who has upgraded.
 hornncorndog
Joined: 10/22/2011
Msg: 1036
VIEWED ME NOW A PAY FEATURE - POST ALL COMMENTS HERE
Posted: 3/16/2012 11:08:01 PM
Here a thought there ia supposely a lawsuit against POF. What better way to minimize damage than to devalue POF drive it into the ground or should I say pond abiet a bit dry.

Or What ads I dont see no stinking ads.

Oh will off I go to check the other site.
 Its2AM
Joined: 3/16/2011
Msg: 1037
Business 101 for POF Management
Posted: 3/17/2012 12:09:40 AM
Dear POF management:

The way to build a successful business of any kind is to make your service indispensable to those who use it. The question here is not how to force users to pay but rather how to make the site so awesome people line up to pay (think Apple).

People don't want to be corralled like cattle; they want to be enticed with a carrot. In other words, add cool new features that are so good we want to upgrade instead of taking away features we already enjoyed for free.

People who use a free website are not people who are going to pay to use that same site because you have taken features away. Management has failed to understand human nature here. Management has failed to understand how this site actually works.

If you want to own and operate a pay for use website go and build or buy one of those. Don't take a successful free site and completely change everything that once made the site great.

I doubt management has actually read the 50 plus pages of complaints, but if you did you may learn how to give your current customer what they want. Maximize what you have here instead of breaking it and driving users away. At the very least give us more and entice us to pay. Do not take features away and believe anyone will happily pay you to get them back.

It costs 10 times more to acquire a new user than it does to keep one you already have. I'm never going to pay to use this site. There are so many pay sites to choose from that if I have to pay I'm going to explore my options. People are upset with the new directions of this site listen to what you are being told. I’m happy to have advertisers in exchange for a free website. And guess what, so is every other user on here – that’s what brought us here in the first place!

There are so many companies currently making a fortune with completely free services (see Google, Facebook, Groupon, etc). Be like them.
 Its2AM
Joined: 3/16/2011
Msg: 1038
101 Manual for users that think the rules dont apply to them
Posted: 3/17/2012 12:14:08 AM
MODS:

If I wanted my post put specifically connected to the View Me scandal I would have posted it there originally.

My original post does not mention View Me at all. The post is about the ever increasing features being taken away in the hopes of generating revenue.

PLEASE put it back.




Moderators are here to enforce the forum rules. I deemed your thread redundant and it will stay that way. Request denied.



 jackfrost93
Joined: 6/26/2010
Msg: 1039
Viewed Me Now a Paid Feature: Please post comments here
Posted: 3/17/2012 12:35:20 AM
... o k c u p i d .... is far superior in every way.
...never had any luck here - the quality of people are bottom of the barrel ignorant pond scum nazi republican xtians with -zero- IQ .
 SouthMissDJ
Joined: 12/21/2009
Msg: 1040
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Posted: 3/17/2012 12:38:34 AM
Bring it back or loose this member and any chance of me suggesting this site.
You have 30 days.
 kasandroid
Joined: 3/22/2006
Msg: 1041
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Viewed Me Now a Paid Feature: Please post comments here
Posted: 3/17/2012 12:56:59 AM
I think I am paying enough for my internet bill, and whatever new fee they keep adding to that and the cable and the phone, so yeah not shelling out more money for a place that quite frankly is being used as a free brothel so do whatever you want I'm saving my pennies for the grocery store.
 Stevemageddon
Joined: 12/30/2011
Msg: 1042
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Posted: 3/17/2012 1:12:16 AM
I really think it's funny that the banner at the top of this page still claims to be a "100% FREE dating site".
While a totally different type of company, one would think that POF would have learned from the mistakes made by Netflix last year...
And I ask the same question as some others here- is this forum just for appearances? Or is it here to actually guage the responses to this seemingly unannounced and somewhat douche-y business decision.
Enquiring minds want to know...
 buggy-pie
Joined: 2/11/2012
Msg: 1043
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Posted: 3/17/2012 1:54:26 AM
Well, i am recently new to this site and thought it was great. Unfortunately this recent event has made me delve into things and i have found that over the last 12-18 months other features have been a Pay basis too.

Have used this as an opportunity to search for other free dating sites and so have been signing up elsewhere and actually found some real nice alternatives.

I dont know if i hadnt had the POF encouragement to look elsewhere if i would have bothered but hey, am glad i did.
 savoirfaire711
Joined: 1/19/2012
Msg: 1044
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Posted: 3/17/2012 1:58:47 AM
I don't like how they changed this, they had an item for free that seperated them from the rest. It was a very helpful tool to help members see what other members might have found intrest in them. Which kind of gave you an ideal of who you might be attracting. This feature also promoted more conversations between members that might not have crossed paths otherwise. POF switching this service to a pay feature makes me leary of sites real intent.
 petal115
Joined: 9/27/2009
Msg: 1045
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Posted: 3/17/2012 2:27:54 AM
Oh my, I finaly get a reason to send out a few msg's.....after a few days.. no responce from anyone.
ok. so i have a look to see if they have read my msg. ...ahhhh no can do.
ok, i see if they even been online lately.... no can do.
ok, i see if they have veiwed me.... still, no can do.
whats the point!
Im not paying when there were only 4 pages of profiles in my age group (35-55) in a town of 60 thousand ppl (and a radius of 100km) in which 5 that had a nice profile dont reply to msg's.
Not a good dating site POF.
 GotReal
Joined: 11/23/2007
Msg: 1046
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Posted: 3/17/2012 2:34:20 AM
I AM an upgraded member and STILL can't use this feature. I have emailed support several times now but am getting no response. This is exceptionally poor service. Please rectify it immediately.

Thanks
 Rhett81
Joined: 3/21/2010
Msg: 1047
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Viewed Me Now a Paid Feature: Please post comments here
Posted: 3/17/2012 2:39:25 AM
Yep. Back to OKC for me!
 johno100
Joined: 3/12/2012
Msg: 1048
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Posted: 3/17/2012 3:03:46 AM
this will probably make me eventually leave pof
 BecausePOFneeds1
Joined: 10/5/2008
Msg: 1049
Viewed Me Now a Paid Feature: Please post comments here
Posted: 3/17/2012 3:16:25 AM
I checked in today to see if anyone viewed me. You know to see if anyone gives a crap about my profile and surprise surprise. I can find free dating elsewhere, silly people.

Facebook, Myyearbook and many others I can find singles with FREE social networking sites. If you keep charging for stuff, then eventually this site's membership will plummet.

I guess you need repayment for promoting your site on Gaga's video... huh??

 sybro
Joined: 6/24/2010
Msg: 1050
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Posted: 3/17/2012 5:23:18 AM
As it has been said by many ! just becoming like the rest when it was so special , no financial constraints to romance was so cool , the only true free site SO IT WAS VERY SPECIAL and I have met many from here
Put it back the way it was and let all the members be proud and happy to be on here .
Wo will fbook follow suit ????
 chris_0101
Joined: 1/1/2012
Msg: 1051
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Posted: 3/17/2012 5:44:17 AM
This was the dumbest idea yet. How dare you take AWAY features that free users already had and try to con them into paying for them. I will NOT be using POF anymore after this. You have lied to your customers, and gotten just plain greedy.
 Ashuk
Joined: 10/30/2006
Msg: 1052
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Posted: 3/17/2012 6:10:33 AM


Everything i loved about this site, is now been turned into payed features, ads glore every where once were you said you would never use them, graphic and degrading adverts about other dating sites, if i wanted them i would have joined them, i dont want Fck buddy, i hope you listen to your customers while you still have then as i know some of my friends have left this site

am just waiting for you to make sending messages and reading them a pay feature & when you do i will kiss good bye to my account
 Ms Cheevious
Joined: 12/8/2008
Msg: 1053
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Posted: 3/17/2012 7:45:20 AM

I've just noticed the addition

"his feature is available for FREE if you get 2 women to signup, all you have to do is send them your special link below and if 2 women signup you get access to this feature."


I just noticed this too.

Doesn't this sort of ENCOURAGE people to create fake profiles in order to meet the requirements? And why does it have to be WOMEN??


edit - less than 5 minutes after I posted, I see the new addition is now gone. It appears this thread is being closely monitored.

Markus, please DO reconsider your decision making "viewed me" a pay feature. I like your site, and I don't mind paying 22 cents a day for upgrade, but the "viewed me" feature is a huge draw for your fan base, paying and nonpayers.
 ItalianGemini
Joined: 12/29/2006
Msg: 1054
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Posted: 3/17/2012 7:48:37 AM
"This feature is available for FREE if you get 2 women to signup, all you have to do is send them your special link below and if 2 women signup you get access to this feature."

Looks like members are beginning to drop and they're looking for referrals.....doubt that will happen after this latest decision.
 CoMoJohn
Joined: 8/4/2009
Msg: 1055
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Posted: 3/17/2012 7:52:59 AM
OKC is where I spend most of my time these days. Any recommendations on other free sites?
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