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 lablue1959
Joined: 12/23/2011
Msg: 1255
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61 pages of complaints in less than a week ... sort of says it all ...

I imagine your bean-counters have already predicted that you'll survive by doing this ... otherwise you wouldn't chance it ...
 Brittany9891
Joined: 8/29/2011
Msg: 1256
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Posted: 3/19/2012 2:49:17 AM
Doesn't charging money to be able to make enough to removed advertisements (especially other dating sites) kind of defeat the purpose?

if im having to pay, im going to go look for other sites on my own anyways.
 s1lverkx
Joined: 1/4/2012
Msg: 1257
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Posted: 3/19/2012 2:49:43 AM
So, you want me to pay 81 dollars a year for a "viewed me feature"?
I can pay 41 and upload up to 4 hours of material on soundcloud, AND I get a spotlight feature.
This way a bad idea and your site traffic will suffer.
I work in IT and I can already tell you this was a bad idea.
times 1000
 darby1957
Joined: 11/13/2010
Msg: 1258
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Posted: 3/19/2012 3:03:18 AM
This is just plain old greed ,we all know the advertizing isn't going away just the free site!!!!!!!!!!
 Rani_Z
Joined: 1/10/2011
Msg: 1259
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Posted: 3/19/2012 3:04:31 AM
I believe I'll be using that POF customer service email today... and letting them know just how long it took me to decide to create another profile somewhere else. Oh, and how many of my 953 Facebook friends shared my post about this site still claiming to be a 100% Free Site, while charging for the only feature that will show who has shown an interest in someone's profile. Networking in action...

Oh, and btw... that email is: csr@pof.com


Not that I believe they will reply... or even care.
 djm1962
Joined: 11/16/2011
Msg: 1260
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Posted: 3/19/2012 3:06:18 AM
For me the ads that are on here are fine. I have a friend that has a site that has this sort of advertising on it for singles groups and he is doing ok.
Ih ave noticed that these ads are still here so really it is a double dipping exercise.
The only thing is that if everybody looks carefully there is a way around this issue , but you have to think about the process of doing this.
I have met some really nice people through this site and I would still like to, so if it was me I would still run with the ads to keep new people coming onto the site for free and meeting others, lets face t that is why this site was started for people to meet each other for free
 tydidragon
Joined: 1/16/2009
Msg: 1261
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Posted: 3/19/2012 6:40:16 AM
i am giving POF two weeks to change "viewed me" back to free before i permanatly hide and or delete my profile

absolutely no way im recommending this site to anyone!
not even if you change it back!
 ZettaRose
Joined: 3/15/2012
Msg: 1262
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Posted: 3/19/2012 7:38:02 AM
There are other ways to "make money." Why not make getting email notifications a membership benefit for example. NOT getting email. JUST email notifications sent to your private inbox. Make it so people have to come to the site and participate. Make it so "paying" becomes ***motivated.*** Make "taking tests," like the "relationship needs" and whatnot, a membership benefit. Make everything a membership benefit ***BUT*** free email (while notifications sent to personal email are a benefit), free "viewed me," and free search. Make "membership benefits" ***logical***. It's illogical to make the "viewed me" feature a paid benefit. But it's MUCH more logical to make the "meet me" feature a paid benefit. Better yet... just keep the ads. PoF is going to keep those ads anyway. The "explanation" that eventually it is hoped ads will be eliminated borders slightly on deceitful. Sure, people get temporarily side-tracked and go off-site when they click on the ads... but they get permanently disgusted and go to another dating site when PoF starts messing with things illogically. When paying becomes an intentional motivation, then maybe people in PoF will actually start taking action on what they say in their profiles.
 Jerrid1980
Joined: 6/22/2011
Msg: 1263
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Posted: 3/19/2012 7:48:55 AM
OK, I'm back, but only to help out the cause.

OK, someone about 20 pages back mentioned a mass exodus on March 20th (tomorrow). So, if we are serious about this, here is the link to cancel your profile:

http://www.pof.com/deleteaccount.aspx

Tomorrow, go to this page and send a msg to Markus that we don't agree with his ideas anymore.
 idaho_chuck
Joined: 6/27/2006
Msg: 1264
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Posted: 3/19/2012 8:58:21 AM
Most of the paid sites do not charge to see who viewed your profile. If you want to initiate contact that is sometimes different. I think this particular feature should remain free. Just my opinion.
 Arata_na_Yoake
Joined: 1/25/2012
Msg: 1265
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Posted: 3/19/2012 9:21:27 AM
People are never happy when they have to pay for something that used to be free. That part's obvious. I'm a bit disappointed that the "Viewed Me" feature was changed, but honestly I saw it as more of an ego stroker than anything.

That said, the main selling point of this site is that it's free. If you start taking that away, it's only obvious people will migrate to the next free option. I personally don't think management cares that people are raging about the "Viewed Me" feature, anyone could see the fury coming a mile away. As long as the raging is concentrated in one thread that they can ignore though, why would they care?
 badhal
Joined: 7/20/2007
Msg: 1266
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Posted: 3/19/2012 9:23:09 AM
The vast majority of messages are ignored. The 'viewed me' facility gives me a hint that the person at least looked and decided there was not a match.

I generally send only one message at a time, and that tells me it's ok to try again with someone else. Otherwise I have no idea how long to wait.
 jackfrost93
Joined: 6/26/2010
Msg: 1267
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Posted: 3/19/2012 9:49:58 AM
oh the admin knows what's going on and can reverse everything very quickly if he wanted.

how do i know this?

you cannot delete your account now.

this was implemented very quickly.

either way - i'm done here.

delete or no delete - coupled with the low quality of the website & women alike, it's a no-brainer to just go ahead and walk away and not look back.
 MissLynn1
Joined: 3/9/2012
Msg: 1268
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Posted: 3/19/2012 10:20:28 AM
I just joined match last night and what a difference 24 hours makes. Thanks POF for teaching me the basics! I will be deleting my free account out.
 jovial139
Joined: 5/27/2009
Msg: 1269
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Posted: 3/19/2012 10:31:55 AM
I agree with you 100 percent.
Viewed Me Now a Paid Feature: Please post comments here
Posted: 3/19/2012 11:03:27 AM
It's back!
 Friend_s
Joined: 4/13/2011
Msg: 1271
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Posted: 3/19/2012 11:04:31 AM
yipppppy it's back
 Justaboutready
Joined: 6/24/2010
Msg: 1272
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Posted: 3/19/2012 11:29:19 AM
THANK YOU FOR LISTENING!!!!! yes I was yelling!!!!
 Sowelo
Joined: 4/5/2010
Msg: 1273
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Posted: 3/19/2012 11:47:36 AM
Hooray! The "Viwed Me" feature has been restored! Thank you for listening and acknowledging that this feature was an important key component for so many of us on this site. Having it makes a difference in my useage and I am delighted to have it back!
 70 Mach1
Joined: 9/23/2007
Msg: 1274
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Posted: 3/19/2012 11:47:40 AM
Thank you for listening to every one who has commented here!!!
We can get back to fishing!!
 LieutenantCrunch
Joined: 3/19/2010
Msg: 1275
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Posted: 3/19/2012 12:00:51 PM
Thank you POF. :-)
 Casper66
Joined: 3/2/2007
Msg: 1276
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Posted: 3/19/2012 12:07:48 PM
Just wanted to say think you POF for listening and restoring the Viewed me option, it is most appreciated.
 nmdiogenes
Joined: 10/6/2010
Msg: 1277
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Posted: 3/19/2012 12:37:55 PM
Thank you for restoring the Viewed Me feature to your loyal clients. I hope you get just as many posts exonerating you of commercial usury as those who stood as your accusers. I myself was disappointed at the decision to make that feature a pay-for-play item. It is reassuring to see that you listened to the outcry of your users and took action to keep this site free and accessible to those who could not otherwise afford online dating. I've been a user of this site for over 3 years now and plan on continuing to be here until it's no longer necessary. Again, my thanks listening and doing what is good and right by your community.
 JB Surf
Joined: 5/11/2008
Msg: 1278
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Posted: 3/19/2012 12:48:25 PM
I mentioned that it would probably be a temp thing when it first happened, nice to be right every once and a while....

Thanx to all how helped make it happen!!
 forum_moderator
Joined: 1/24/2003
Msg: 1279
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Posted: 3/19/2012 12:51:59 PM


Since this is no longer considered a paid feature this thread is closed.

Feel free to post your thank yous here:

VIEW ME NO LONGER A PAID FEATURE





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