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 FantasyArtMan
Joined: 6/23/2011
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"Remember that we are the largest 100% free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate."

Haha! Well, sort of! (I think that's called "puffing" in marketing, and is actually legal!)

Not much reason to come around here much anymore now! Although I met some nice ladies through the past year or so, the matches never seemed to actually match much of anything about my tastes, lifestyle or personality. It was interesting while it lasted.

Funny, I was playing a board game called LOGO the other day, and wondering what ever happened to all these brands and products that were such icons of their era, but younger people have never even heard of - L'eggs, STP, Chiffon, Libby's, PanAm, Gulf Oil, Cracker Jacks, Dippity-Do, Brill Cream, Foster-Grant, English Leather, British Sterling, and further back - Buster Brown, Marx Toys, Duncan Yoyos, Whammo, Matchbox, etc. Sure, times change and brands come and go in our lives, but some brands were so ingrained in our hearts and minds that we might have thought these brands would live forever! The Jolly Green Giant, ferchristsake!

But I wonder how many of the these much-loved iconic faves faded due to a simple misstep or poor decision made in their corporate life? And such is my opinion of the newly added pay-to-play features on this site. Fame and popularity can be so fleeting in branding and pop-culture, just ask internet giant MySpace. (it was the number one social networking site in the mid to late 2000s, if you've never heard of it!)

So, as the dolphins lamented in the Hitchhiker's Guide trilogy, "So long, and thanks for all the fish!"


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 Fate_Finder
Joined: 11/29/2011
Msg: 1182
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Posted: 3/17/2012 7:09:35 PM
It a friggin view me !!!!!!!!!!! how on gods green earth does this make two hoots of a difference?

Wouldn’t adding someone to their favourites be a more overt signal than some silly viewed me?

Someone saw a tiny pixelated thumbnail, was curious, viewed your profile, and it’s an automatic assumed interest? What kind of logic is this?

Half the women have it turned off just because they don’t want guys emailing them because they viewed the profile

The other half don’t even know it exists.

Stop and actually smell the roses on the view me feature!

People are just clicking away on thumbnails cuz maybe the person is so small in the pic they can’t tell – so they click.

Some people see a face and then see a zeppelin or a bag of bones in the other pics or whatever else in the written part and run like hell.

How about stop the games and actually email instead of sittin thee viewing pics and playing mind games – your all gonna sit there and rot.

Email , its free for gods sake

What a bunch of lame arguments to cut of your noses to spite your faces faces

Would you guys all like it to be reversed – have the view me come back, and pay to email? – of course that would be much better wouldn’t it cuz a view me would then gurantee a reply and it would be ok to spend a buck on an email

Unfriggin believable
 tennbrad
Joined: 1/23/2009
Msg: 1183
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Posted: 3/17/2012 7:50:16 PM
If I wanted a pay site, it definately wouldn't be here. The reason'the majority of the people are on here is because it's free. If I wanted a pay site,'I would go to match.
 Twitch369
Joined: 1/17/2012
Msg: 1184
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Posted: 3/17/2012 9:01:25 PM
Alright, gonna add my post to the massive thread here suggesting that viewed me comes back to being free. If you want happy customers don't take things away from them, give them the option to buy new things. Honestly markus, we get that you are too lazy to actually work and create new features for this site... but come on, any effort at all would be appreciated.
 petal115
Joined: 9/27/2009
Msg: 1185
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Posted: 3/17/2012 9:09:33 PM
well said Mo

Over 1400 people say this sucks, most are not commenting.
I would like to delete my profile but I think that if POF wakes up and reads what we all think about this, he might change his mind and bring it back.
I will just hide my profile for the time being, see what happens in a months time.
 Heydoll12
Joined: 5/27/2011
Msg: 1186
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Posted: 3/17/2012 10:10:07 PM
I thought this site was in reaction to all the paid sites out there. That you shouldn't have to pay to find someone. I am saddened to see how a lot of the features on the site are now only be offered to paid subscribers. Frankly the advertisements have never bothered me on the site. I think you should restore the Viewed me section as a unpaid feature it was a great icebreaker for a new connection.
 N8V_Powerhouse
Joined: 7/13/2010
Msg: 1187
 Pattycake1949
Joined: 12/12/2010
Msg: 1188
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Posted: 3/17/2012 10:53:24 PM
If I saw someone that had viewed me , I would check them out , that is how it is done, right? If they didnt view me , I really wasnt interested, hmmmm takes all the desire out of it.
 misterbilll
Joined: 3/12/2011
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 misterbilll
Joined: 3/12/2011
Msg: 1190
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Posted: 3/17/2012 11:58:36 PM
great post, I agree with everything you said and feel the same way
 TallCoolOne29
Joined: 8/24/2008
Msg: 1191
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Posted: 3/17/2012 11:59:36 PM
I remember NetFlix decided to start charging people to do something that once came included in their current plan. I also recall that that didn't work out too well for them.

I'm already on Match.com, and I realized when I signed up there that there were some things free, and some things that were only in the paid area. POF claims to be free, but you have now become the same as the others... you remember, the ones you used to lambaste about NOT being free!?!?

I know what I'm getting for my dollar on Match.com. They don't change things on their free side, and they keep adding new things on their paid side. POF (as far as I've seen) hasn't added anything new, but you have started restricting that which was once free.

So long!
 thatgirl_next_door
Joined: 10/22/2005
Msg: 1192
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Posted: 3/18/2012 12:47:41 AM
Add my displeasure to the chorus. What a JOKE! WHY??? What is the point? I'd rather tolerate the ads and have a 100% free site. There is NO logic behind this move at all. You make more $ from Google Ad placements than you will ever get from users!
 IBStillLookin41
Joined: 1/14/2006
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Posted: 3/18/2012 4:28:44 AM
I've been here a while and would also rather have the old way and the advertising....in case you're counting votes.
 ~-=*BaXTeR*=-~
Joined: 7/13/2008
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Posted: 3/18/2012 4:32:27 AM
Quick, somebody Boo these ppl. The ads didn't bother me, infact that's how you made your money to start....think there's more money in charging ppl ehh? Most people will probably go somewhere else, even if you guys cost less. This is what drew us in to start, and you're changing into Zoosk. No bueno mon ami @_@
 helpyourself
Joined: 7/25/2011
Msg: 1195
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Posted: 3/18/2012 6:12:50 AM
Markus bro ... Its your site... But can you explain or have one of your Moderators explain why are you chargein for stuff now after all these years ? Iam sorry to say but it seem to me your being a bit Greedy ! Iam dissappointed that the View me button isnt free anymore..




Moderators know nothing more than you do. Only admin can explain the changes.



 steelhorseman1951
Joined: 6/27/2007
Msg: 1196
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Posted: 3/18/2012 6:15:19 AM
Maybe send a message that just says Viewed Ya , probably would break the Ice even better. I will try that and see what happens.
 newneed
Joined: 1/17/2012
Msg: 1197
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Posted: 3/18/2012 6:47:17 AM
Makes the website so much more boring. And restrictive.
 DeborahC56
Joined: 10/20/2010
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Posted: 3/18/2012 6:52:34 AM
I agree with the last post. I no longer linger on POF anymore. If I receive a message I check it than get off. I am now on Match and OK Cupid. No more POF.. Not paying one dime for any feature on this site. With the state of the economy as it is now, I value every penny I spend. Shame of POF for taking advantage of us especially when times are tough.
 icallbs
Joined: 2/13/2012
Msg: 1199
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Posted: 3/18/2012 7:01:35 AM
Yep, agree with a lot of the posts before me here. Of course I haven't read 50+pages of them, but overall I could have written any of the ones I've seen. I no longer linger here either, and I made a profile on OKC and answered a bunch of questions there. I see some users from my area who also have POF profiles, so I'm hoping there's a general migration in my area. The site (OKC) is easy to use, has lots of bells and whistles that this one does not have, and actually has visually pleasing ads, too (for things other than other dating cites).

POF, you're looking more and more like the greasy-haired, mentally unstable, and completely unattractive partner we'd all reject, even if we did it with compassion.

 newneed
Joined: 1/17/2012
Msg: 1200
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Posted: 3/18/2012 7:08:36 AM
Used the viewed me feature all the time. As this website gets more restrictive I think it will be used less.
 see_me_tri
Joined: 10/28/2006
Msg: 1201
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Posted: 3/18/2012 7:12:13 AM
sucks, how about a quality site. This site is not worth paying for as it stands.

Here is a hint: to sell advertisements you need subscribers, you seem to be losing more and more.

get rid of the fakes and flakes. when someone is reported for a fake or inappropriate profile ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

Example get all of the transvestites and cross dressers out of the women section, If they have "Tab A" and not "Slot B" they do not belong in the women section put them in the men looking for men, not the women looking for men section
 DrummingNut
Joined: 4/26/2010
Msg: 1202
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Posted: 3/18/2012 7:26:42 AM
If I had started this site and now was sittin' somewhere with millions of dollars.. all this stink in this thread would really not bother me one bit!

I'd set the site up to keep bringing in money for as long as it could, and that would be that.

Now if I had started a business where people had paid, (put their money.. invested.. into my business)...
or if it was a business that involved paying customers...
THEN I would be concerned about not shiesting the investors.. or messing over my paid customers.

But if none of that were in the equation... heck, go back to my first 2 sentences!

The more this owner starts 'charging' for things.. the more the owner is getting involved with having paying customers and for that reason I think it's a bad move.
Because now he'll have to deal with that issue.. which wasn't an issue at all before.
 PoetryByAvisPope
Joined: 3/6/2012
Msg: 1203
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Posted: 3/18/2012 8:11:57 AM
The “viewed me” and “meet me” features aren’t necessary to me. If a man views me and is interested, he will email me. What matters to me on this site is a man who will send me a respectable email to let me know he is interested and that he has common sense, smile. If I’m interested in learning more about him, I will reply. At some point I hope POF will create better search options.
 eaglelooking4swan
Joined: 5/31/2008
Msg: 1204
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Posted: 3/18/2012 8:13:50 AM
I agree with most here. Everytimes I visit POF , they have lost anothere feather. I used to be the best site to meet someone, but now are moving towards the worst. Sorry Mods and who ever makes those decisions, but I AINT visiting this site much no more. I suspect I'm not alone.



Moderators have ZERO input in this type of decision.
Moderators are volunteer members that help moderate the forums only.


 shmevan
Joined: 1/5/2009
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Posted: 3/18/2012 8:41:46 AM
...yet the title on most of the pages here is still "Free online dating site." Removing my profile as soon as I finish this post...
If we wanted to pay for online dating, we'd go to a real site like Match. The whole reason I came here was because it was free--I refuse to pay to talk to people.
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