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 see_me_tri
Joined: 10/28/2006
Msg: 1201
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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
Msg: 1205
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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.
 alixboom
Joined: 3/14/2011
Msg: 1206
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Posted: 3/18/2012 8:51:26 AM
It would have been better to create a feature people cannot live with and charge than to take away a feature just so you can charge.. That would be a fair gesture..
 matk22
Joined: 11/3/2011
Msg: 1207
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Posted: 3/18/2012 9:12:36 AM
booo bring viewed me back...
 aRandomHero
Joined: 10/1/2007
Msg: 1208
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 stay_in_stitches
Joined: 3/16/2011
Msg: 1209
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Posted: 3/18/2012 9:50:56 AM
POF.... plenty of fakes.... or plenty of flakes

You guys have continuously shown your arses to be unworthy of my dollar. PlentyOfFish is the LAST site I would pay to use. You have made poor decisions with this site in the past, and attempted to silence those of us who complain in these forums. Give yourselves a hand, right across the face.

 firestarter1957
Joined: 2/4/2006
Msg: 1210
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Posted: 3/18/2012 10:01:54 AM
Agreed off to another site, this is two things we have had taken away, the ability to see when our messages have been read and now being able to see who has viewed our profile...POF this really stinks...bye bye Losers!
 revcomsla
Joined: 5/13/2008
Msg: 1211
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Posted: 3/18/2012 10:23:57 AM
I logged in tonight to find this and was immediately dismayed. I've been a long time member, have participated in the forums and have been moderately successful in dating, not as much in finding my soulmate.

Lately, though, my experience has been poorer than it has been previously and I can't help but consider whether that's related to the "paid" features PoF has been implementing. I had one of those "gifted gold star" accounts and I can't say as it made a major difference in my success. My success has come from writing a good profile and investing myself into communicating what is important, not because of a "serious member" upgrade.

My understanding is that this site has been extremely lucrative due to the ads. I also understand that business is changing, especially on the internet. But to me, this **** footing around by removing features that we've long enjoyed is going to do nothing but alienate people like myself. If you're gonna go paid, go in all the way and just say "screw you" to all that have enjoyed this free site. If you want to go the route of split paid/free options, invent NEW features that entice users to upgrade....I could think of dozens of features in a very short time. But don't alienate your existing user base by removing features we've long had. At this rate, pretty soon email will be a paid feature.

Figure out your plan and just do it....or risk a slow bleed of users who are no longer interested in being on PoF.
 coolrunnings919
Joined: 12/22/2011
Msg: 1212
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wow their gonna do it to themselves
Posted: 3/18/2012 10:28:36 AM
What a stupid move on POF part. Taking away one of the key functions that has put you guys ahead of the rest. The great site that was once POF is gone. Time to move on
 camera gal
Joined: 3/25/2009
Msg: 1213
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Posted: 3/18/2012 10:29:52 AM
This is a really BAD idea! The reason POF has more members is BECAUSE they do not charge and use advertisers...just like Facebook! There is no reason not to go over to match.com or another higher end site if we are paying anyway. The 'viewed me' feature is a huge tool in helping you know who might be interested...especially for women, because we will look...want the guys to see that we looked...and wait for them to say hi...if they like your profile. PLEASE PUT THE FEATURE BACK. WE DO NOT MIND THE ADS!!!
 dreamfire
Joined: 11/22/2011
Msg: 1214
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Posted: 3/18/2012 10:30:37 AM
OK, maybe I'm stupid or just the odd man out but I have never been able to use this feature without being prompted for an upgrade and I joined about 3 1/2 months ago.

Maybe long time users got 'grandfathered' out of this, who knows.

I guess I can't miss what I never had.
 headedwest
Joined: 8/13/2006
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Posted: 3/18/2012 10:42:26 AM
Dude, I call total bullcrap , we users might not pay , but without us, there's NO money coming in from advertisers, and/or additional income streams for POF. So your whole argument is base-less. You either screw the pooch or you dont, and POF screwed the pooch - I vote we organize a mass exodus from this site at a given time, on a given day.
How about april fools day!!!!!!!!!!! TENS OF THOUSANDS LEAVE FOR GOOD...NOW WHO'S THE JOKE ON?
 felonious__monk
Joined: 9/10/2011
Msg: 1216
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Posted: 3/18/2012 10:44:58 AM
I actually like this move.

I think it's clever because it's a step backwards and is therefore aligned in the same direction the world is taking.

Well done.

 recordoftheblues
Joined: 1/17/2012
Msg: 1217
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Posted: 3/18/2012 11:00:06 AM
Perhaps users of other pay sites can comment-are there NO ads on those sites?
 cjt579
Joined: 12/22/2009
Msg: 1218
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Posted: 3/18/2012 12:10:33 PM
I for one liked the viewed me feature. Even though it was skewed, it gave me an idea of whether or not people were looking at my profile. It is not an integral part of the sight, but it does show that the site is going in the direction of a full pay site. With this being said, it doesn't look like taking this option away will be the straw that broke the camel's back. I have not seen a decrease in activity for the area that i live in, have not seen people deleting their profiles. For those of you who keep threatening to delete your profiles, then go ahead and delete them, things aren't going to change the way you want them to. I turned off the ability for others to see if I viewed their profiles.

60 pages, 98% of the posts complaining about the change, if there hasn't been a response yet, don't expect one. 60 more pages won't make a difference.
 cynful46
Joined: 2/5/2011
Msg: 1219
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Posted: 3/18/2012 12:13:58 PM
Im NOT happy with it.

I used the "viewed me" option all the time.

Instead of being a PAID member to do anything anymore WHY not make it pay so much, a reduced rate from the current, to have only CERTAIN features, like the "viewed me" one and to see when the person was last online. I use that one alot too and NOW it's a PAID feature.

IF Im going to pay those kind of prices, I may as well join Match or one of the other paid sites.

POF gets plenty of people that pay for the preferred features, before.
As well, they get alot of advertising.

Why this ???
 ~breathlesshush~
Joined: 4/25/2006
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Posted: 3/18/2012 12:16:50 PM
An observation:

If I walked into a store which offered goods/services for a -fee- and witnessed an
employee (volunteer or not, they are representing the management/owner of said store) telling -multiple- potential customers "Please find somewhere else to shop if you don't like our prices/policies/(lack-of) customer service"...well, I damn well wouldn't spend a dime in that store, and would be certain to tell everyone I
knew not to as well.

I may have a "free" membership on this site, but I am still a potential customer, as are ALL the other members currently active on here. Word of mouth can and has sunk businesses in the past, and will continue to do so in the
future.

Food for thought.




You seem to have a false impression of what moderators have been posting.
We have been asking everyone to comply to the rules of the forum and follow the code of conduct you agreed to when you joined the site - nothing more - nothing less.

We have also repeatedly provided contact information so you can contact admin.



 jollyrancher152222
Joined: 3/29/2009
Msg: 1221
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Posted: 3/18/2012 12:24:21 PM
To the wonderful owners of POF I have been an on and off user of this site for a long time, if you take your user feedback seriously the fee here fee there should stop, your starting to ruin what once was a good thing here, the advertisements are not that big of a deal add more just stop adding fees for the smallest functions of the site , unless your goal is to make the site more like somespamsite in which case brace for impact you will lose members, if your strapped for cash and the advertisements are bothering you that much try for another approach to make money, say like charge for use of the messanger and then an additional fee to add video mesaging things like that, when you take the smallest of the sites features and start charging its telling us members that, you pay or go away and i beleive the majority will (go away) hope you listen to your users feedback and get together with marketing and develpment team and either reorganize or come up with a better sollution to the fee the members the away.

NO FEES FOR ME (and you should all feel the same way, once it starts it never stops only gets worse)
 ssmilez
Joined: 5/18/2010
Msg: 1222
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Posted: 3/18/2012 1:07:46 PM
I liked the viewed me option. I will not pay for it. I find it disturbing that advertisements for POF are still out there claiming that it is a free site. BOLOGNA!!! My profile will be deleted on this site in a couple of days. I use o.k. cupid now and am enjoying it's different features and the fact that it is totally free!
 Azuris
Joined: 2/3/2010
Msg: 1223
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Posted: 3/18/2012 1:13:41 PM
I dont like the change.
I'm done with POF unless this view me fee crap is changed back.
 HerWickedWays
Joined: 7/12/2011
Msg: 1224
 lilyellowbus
Joined: 3/3/2012
Msg: 1225
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Posted: 3/18/2012 2:37:59 PM
I am with ACW74 I come on here as well becasue its free. I was not happy at all to see you took the Viewed Me and made it where we have to pay to see it. I would rather you keep the paying ads. Some of us can not afford to pay for a site...that is why we come on POF. And I agree with ACW74 with everything he said
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