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 Pattycake1949
Joined: 12/12/2010
Msg: 1226
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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: 1228
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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: 1229
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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: 1230
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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
Msg: 1231
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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
Msg: 1232
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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: 1233
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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: 1234
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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: 1235
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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
Msg: 1236
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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: 1237
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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
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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: 1239
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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: 1240
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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: 1241
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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: 1242
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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: 1243
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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
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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: 1245
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Posted: 3/18/2012 9:12:36 AM
booo bring viewed me back...
 aRandomHero
Joined: 10/1/2007
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 stay_in_stitches
Joined: 3/16/2011
Msg: 1247
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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
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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: 1249
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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
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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
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