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 aussiemate12
Joined: 1/22/2012
Msg: 102
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Bad move! i would rather look at your advertising any day than have a service that was once provided for free taken away from us with the excuse you want to have a site that didnt rely on advertising. Hey without us you wouldnt have a site period.
 stevee2021
Joined: 3/23/2011
Msg: 103
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Viewed Me Now a Paid Feature: Please post comments here
Posted: 3/12/2012 7:05:15 PM
there be a new site to take POF spot hold tight !!

i can see 3 dollars a mouth but 15 NO !
 dgei
Joined: 11/7/2006
Msg: 104
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>>>>>>>>>>>>> Viewed Me Now a Paid Feature: Please post comments here
Posted: 3/12/2012 7:06:48 PM
come on POF,so not cool~
 uplatenerd
Joined: 2/27/2012
Msg: 105
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Viewed Me Now a Paid Feature: Please post comments here
Posted: 3/12/2012 7:08:31 PM
YEP! here too, this is a crazy and drastic change IMO - at LEAST make your payments on a monthly, screw 30+ upfront, 11-12 is reasonable, but ADD more features, let me see where my money went. I have tried the paid program and it is not much better. But obviously you just barely figured that out. I've also figured out O..K...C.U.P.I.D dot see oh emm so yeah..kiss your long time user good bye, and good luck with getting your ads down. I for one use ad-blocker and dont see any of the ad's..thanks again POF
 boston_girl_83
Joined: 1/25/2012
Msg: 106
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Viewed Me Now a Paid Feature: Please post comments here
Posted: 3/12/2012 7:10:24 PM
worst idea this site made, within a month we'll need to pay to be able to read/send messages

watch
 dshook
Joined: 2/23/2012
Msg: 107
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Viewed Me Now a Paid Feature: Please post comments here
Posted: 3/12/2012 7:11:16 PM
pof needs to take a cue from netflix and bank of america. start charging extra for things that should be included/free and people will get f'n mad
 southbayguy90732
Joined: 6/19/2011
Msg: 108
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Viewed Me Now a Paid Feature: Please post comments here
Posted: 3/12/2012 7:11:30 PM
You have 30 days to restore that feature. Otherwise, I will delete my account. Paid sites are not better than free.
 frued1961
Joined: 5/13/2007
Msg: 109
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Viewed Me Now a Paid Feature: Please post comments here
Posted: 3/12/2012 7:11:37 PM
The one tool that helped me find someone that might be interested in aperson is taken away from the free site. It is probably the most used item here and really just feels like once you like something the company wants you to pay for it. reminds me of the Ole Bait and Switch
 Seekingmate4life
Joined: 1/1/2012
Msg: 110
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Viewed Me Now a Paid Feature: Please post comments here
Posted: 3/12/2012 7:12:27 PM
"Our goal at POF is to charge for addon features that allow us to make enough money so that we can eventually remove all advertising from the site."

The viewed me feature is NOT an addon, it was part of the original site. If you add new stuff and want to charge then by all means do. But don't start piecing out existing features and start charging it as an "addon". Thats total BS. This site needs a helluva lot of upgrading if you think its paysite worthy.
 VideoDirector2012
Joined: 11/11/2011
Msg: 111
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Viewed Me Now a Paid Feature: Please post comments here
Posted: 3/12/2012 7:13:13 PM
I believe CBS 60 Minutes reports plentyoffish.com makes 10 Million per year.

If it does make $10Million per year... even 2 million per year.
Why is everything being changed to paid features.
 VideoDirector2012
Joined: 11/11/2011
Msg: 112
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Viewed Me Now a Paid Feature: Please post comments here
Posted: 3/12/2012 7:14:01 PM
if this were another site where you can click like on comments... I definitely agree with the above. This wasn't an "Addon"
 dshook
Joined: 2/23/2012
Msg: 113
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Viewed Me Now a Paid Feature: Please post comments here
Posted: 3/12/2012 7:14:06 PM
even if it went to a total pay site I really dought they would get rid of all the advertisements.
 bowfisherdxt
Joined: 11/8/2011
Msg: 114
Viewed Me Now a Paid Feature: Please post comments here
Posted: 3/12/2012 7:14:44 PM
Bad idea. I will be gone.
 Dan0777
Joined: 11/19/2011
Msg: 115
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Viewed Me Now a Paid Feature: Please post comments here
Posted: 3/12/2012 7:15:43 PM
Check the top of the page: !!!!!!


Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc. Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing... Remember that we are the largest 100% free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate.


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what bs
 Davidmcl
Joined: 6/21/2008
Msg: 116
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Viewed Me Now a Paid Feature: Please post comments here
Posted: 3/12/2012 7:16:36 PM
Serious thumbs down. If this doesn't get reversed i'll definitely stop coming to pof.com
 infp_in_ottawa
Joined: 12/28/2010
Msg: 117
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Viewed Me Now a Paid Feature: Please post comments here
Posted: 3/12/2012 7:16:43 PM
Not cool.

You're taking away one of the best and most used features. Rather than getting some people to pay, you'll just drive away a lot more who decide to take their love lives elsewhere.

You should have made some other peripheral features pay only, so that the bulk of the users could still enjoy the site.
 Right_Bayou
Joined: 11/8/2011
Msg: 118
Viewed Me Now a Paid Feature: Please post comments here
Posted: 3/12/2012 7:17:17 PM
Everything I had to say was said within the first half dozen posts.

Keep up this pace and I'll join the members leaving.
 lakeguy12
Joined: 2/4/2010
Msg: 119
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Viewed Me Now a Paid Feature: Please post comments here
Posted: 3/12/2012 7:17:27 PM
I think it's crap, you're already making money off advertising, Why make the site members suffer? After all, this site used to post that it was a totally free site and seemed to be proud of it. The advertising doesnt bother most members least of all me. I think this one is going to bite you in the ass and you're gonna lose alot of members.
 LittleBitNerdyGuy
Joined: 1/5/2012
Msg: 120
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Viewed Me Now a Paid Feature: Please post comments here
Posted: 3/12/2012 7:17:37 PM
Thanks for the advice people on using . Signing up now!
 NS_88_22
Joined: 3/2/2010
Msg: 121
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Viewed Me Now a Paid Feature: Please post comments here
Posted: 3/12/2012 7:17:55 PM
"Our goal at POF is to charge for addon features that allow us to make enough money so that we can eventually remove all advertising from the site."

Pretty sure that "Viewed Me" was a standard feature for the last several years...

I could understand charging for features that are added moving forward, BUT NOT features we had access to previously!
 freethink77
Joined: 12/27/2009
Msg: 122
Viewed Me Now a Paid Feature: Please post comments here
Posted: 3/12/2012 7:19:36 PM
really? ...'viewed me' is now 'pay-only' as well ?!?!

i agree with many of the sentiments expressed so far on this issue...

-" I have visited some profiles more then once because the thumbnail pics were just very small and you didn't realize who it was until you clicked "
----->yes ive clicked out of curiosity to see a pic better... or trying to read something in one of the profile pics... and I've clicked on a pic just to report the image for 'not being a current headshot' on several occasions.

-"this site seems to be headed in the direction of a paid site, so many other free features are now only available if you pay for them. I understand running a site costs money, but seriously, just use advertisements. If this keeps up, I'm going elsewhere, and I am sure I am not alone."
-----> yeah, i personally will not paying for any dating service
(and, if i was willing to pay, there are other sites i would give my money to more willingly to than pof!) ... eventually if it is transformed into mostly 'pay-only' features, i'll def be coming to the site less.

-"The viewed me feature is what drives communication."
-------->to some degree yes, i looked at everyones profile that has viewed mine(or i used to anyway!) ...but i also have used the interest search occasionally.

"Annoying your users so much is the best thing the competition could ask for..."
------> yes... i definitely see much annoyance/irritation/anger from many people in the comments on this post...

"Certain specialty features went behind a paid wall (such as seeing whether your mail was read or deleted, etc.)..... Truthfully - with the ability to set your profile up so that others don't see that you viewed them, "Viewed Me" is not a huge loss to me either. But, what I see here is an eventual precedent ...., and you'll not be able to use the site at all without paying for it....I choose to not throw money at a dating site .... If this site becomes a predominantly paid site, I will be gone."
--------> yes, i will be here less and less as more stuff goes behind the 'paid wall'

"And if you're gonna make it a "pay option" then put in code that makes it such that if you're not paying for it, it's not even there! Ugh! Nothing more annoying than seeing it there on the top right corner of my screen mocking me. "
--------> agreed, highly annoying !!!

"All those saying it was a useless feature, I COMPLETELY AGREE!! but that is not the point. The point is it was free and seeing if people read your messages was free and now its not."
----------> yup!

"....3 letters for ya... okc....seen the exact same users over there and many are migrating daily. ... my matches are the exact same 15 chicks every single day... I've been a user of this site on and off for years now and i've never seen any improvements to the layout or functionality... just more and more features being taken away."
-----------> mmhmm

"I just think it's wrong to charge for a feature that was part of the free membership. Give new features to paying members, that's fine, but the old features should not be changed."
------------> agreed

"By the amount of threads, views and posts I'd say there's a lot that will be leaving, me included. May want to rethink your decision Marcus!"
AND
"The real reason they are trying to get rid of paid advertising is that it does not pay very much. Most of the time it only pays if someone actually clicks on the actual advertisement!"
---------> yes marcus/admin ...feeling lotsa irritation!! ... i hope you do a cost benefit analysis on this situation and are able to find a way to meet your needs (as well as the needs of your customers and members.)

"from a user who has had some successses on this site i am calling major foul, number 1, you, the owner, moderator, whatever, cant afford your server cost because you didnt have the hindsite that so many users would join this site and that since you, the owner, cant afford the cost of your server that means we, the users, have to pay you to pay for your server? ...you took away the feature where you can see whether or not some read/didnt read your messages.....Viewed me allows users to see what kind of people are attracted or possibly attracted to that and so many dates can happen that way. I am not going to pay you a single cent sir......realize that you are making users more pissed off and that people will eventually run to other sites ..."
-------------> yes, frustration and anger, i hear ya

"Take away the video chat option...I'm sure that's expensive to run. "
------------> totally! i always take it to skype or g+ hangout ...the IM on pof is really wonky and i don't mess with it.

"The site is getting more and more bogged down with "PAID" features...sincerely makes me lose interest in the site all together."

'viewed me' was the last thing to be taken... not 'the last straw' though... it is a free site afterall...

... i have been on here for a couple years. I've noticed that pof has moved several things that used to be free to the 'paid features' ...you used to be able to see who had read/deleted your emails too...

i am irritated by this and find myself wondering what will be the next thing that becomes pay only...

...........wow.... as i typed this post, the page count went from 3 to 6!!! lotsa pissed off people... hope it gets figured out soon...
 Right_Bayou
Joined: 11/8/2011
Msg: 123
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Viewed Me Now a Paid Feature: Please post comments here
Posted: 3/12/2012 7:20:07 PM
Remember that we are the largest 100% free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate.


So much for truth in advertising....
 wilmaciii
Joined: 12/26/2010
Msg: 124
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Viewed Me Now a Paid Feature: Please post comments here
Posted: 3/12/2012 7:21:48 PM
sorry but thats going too far. that was really the only decent feature left, if I know someone was curious enough to check my profile, I am able to decide how to react and discover more about them, given the poor quality of your search engine (my matches that is) this tab should have been left alone. but if you insist, may I suggest you do something more with the matches section. (example) I don't drink but I'm matched with people who do. I'm extreamly religious but I get matched with people who aren't at all. while I'm not judging, these kind of things are deal closers for ALOT of people yet it's really something that requires an advanced search why? it's a waste. I would hope that your company reconsiders or makes things at least appealing to free members cause right now ya really got nothing.
 forrestcarter
Joined: 10/23/2011
Msg: 125
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Viewed Me Now a Paid Feature: Please post comments here
Posted: 3/12/2012 7:23:15 PM
I wonder how long they'll be the largest, as it looks like many of the users here have started moving over to instead. Wish a much better site and matching system, I don't see why not. Plus you can still see who viewed you for free over there... BAM!

(I am now leaving this site for OKC)
 spnfl
Joined: 2/16/2008
Msg: 126
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Viewed Me Now a Paid Feature: Please post comments here
Posted: 3/12/2012 7:23:58 PM
I understand why you are doing it - but I don't understand why you think it is ok to take away something you advertised as free from us that have been on here - make it a paid feature for everyone that signs up from here on out and leave it as it was for those of us that signed up with that as a free feature.
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