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Joined: 1/20/2010
Msg: 93
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Can anyone tell me why if i follow all the instructions,which i HAVE done maybe 50 times how the picture will not upload,its the same one i had on a few weeks ago so it must be acceptable,says 5.49 mb,what ever that is,goin crazy here

You need to get an image editing program and resize your picture.

If you are using Windows XP, I suggest the Image Resizer powertoy from Microsoft.

It's easy to use and will resize your image perfectly for POF in a couple clicks.

Just do a google search for the resizer.
Joined: 10/23/2009
Msg: 94
PICS: Headshots - Recognition & Reporting
Posted: 2/13/2010 10:47:02 AM
I got reported and the picture was clear showed my face -no nudity and it was me ---and taken recently.

I had gotten a couple of rude e-mails recently so I figure it was one of them -

I can't figure out how to ask Markus to look at the image ---I have it back on my profile but not visible to the public.
Joined: 4/16/2009
Msg: 95
PICS: Headshots - Recognition & Reporting
Posted: 2/13/2010 11:03:15 AM
^^^Could it be because you aren't actually looking into the camera? It's a headshot but you're actually looking kind of downward.

There was reason why it was deleted.
Joined: 10/23/2009
Msg: 96
PICS: Headshots - Recognition & Reporting
Posted: 2/13/2010 4:23:53 PM
that other picture was not the one deleted -this one was .
I put it back up to prove a point -there is nothing obscene about this picture - I would show it to my Mother or my son and have done so .
Apparently someone is filing false accusations against me ---and POF did not bother to check it out --I am glad I am not paying good money to be treated this way.
Joined: 4/16/2009
Msg: 97
PICS: Headshots - Recognition & Reporting
Posted: 2/13/2010 6:48:20 PM
Also, what photos you don't find obscene, doesn't mean they aren't viewed as obscene in admins eyes.
Joined: 10/7/2008
Msg: 98
headshots reporting
Posted: 5/16/2010 9:10:49 AM
please, my full head shot is present, which i checked as main picture and a secondary head shot of the eye area only, i hope that is ok and thank you for your help. tomtpapa
Joined: 2/10/2009
Msg: 99
headshots reporting
Posted: 12/9/2010 9:09:42 PM
My picture was deleted. It was me in a dress to my knees and you could see my face!!!!!......Why was this taken off. Do you people at POF even look at the pictures before you take them off????

lol What "People" at POF are you possibly referring to?

We have the owner/admin/programmer. One guy running a website with 8 million plus profiles. Thousands of reported pics a day probably. Another 1 thousand new pics uploaded a day maybe ? Who knows...

Thats it darlin! That is the staff at POF basically. One guy and a support rep that helps with billing/upgrades.

This site is all automated. Your fellow members approve or reject new photo's. They report photo's on your profile also. When enough people (takes a BUNCH) report you then the pics are removed. NO HUMAN from the POF STAFF is ever involved usually.

Joined: 9/18/2008
Msg: 100
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Headshots - Recognition & Reporting
Posted: 12/23/2010 6:54:50 AM
I just received an automated msg from Markus
saying that my main image had been deleted for breaking one of the rules.

I've been a member on here for long enough now to know what they are!
It was a clear picture of my face and should not have been reported by anyone.

It can be difficult having a disability to take a good pic sometimes but I'm always careful.
It would be very unfair if my uploading priviledges were removed if this happens again!

All I can think of is that because I'm a meet host and recently sent out a mass email
other users may have thought I was sending out spam and as a result my photo was deleted?

I would expect that your profile would of been reported as a spammer not that your pic was illegal due to the mass email. But doing that mass email does get your profile in front of a lot of other people and make you more likely to also have your pic reported for sure. Your MAIN pic is the one they are pickiest about. Your current one is so dark I would not even recognize ya if you were sitting next to me in a bar and I use that as my guide on if the pic is valid. You must be recognizable. So pics to far away, with shades or or for any reason make you unrecognizable to me if you were standing right in front of me are not valid pics. Sorry. Have a friend help you get a decent main pic! Have them take it at your POF event if you have to. Everyone has camera phones these days and often several people at POF events have decent camera's

 That Handy Man
Joined: 11/23/2008
Msg: 101
Headshots - Recognition & Reporting
Posted: 12/26/2010 9:48:05 AM
I've asked this before. Why the ridiculous obsessive rules about pictures? This, when you don't need to post any at all!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. The scene and setting can tell MUCH more about the person then their face! But YES, ONE good facial picture should be provided and this goes for the people who now don't have any.

As far as what matters to people, let's say men in particular. A full body shot, with time and date authentication would be MUCH more valuable then anything else! And, throw out those weird angle shots. Some women think they are being so clever but fortunately, many women's head shots still show their upper arms, which is usually a clue as to what lies below!

I am NOT impressed!

EDIT: You know, I just was in the forums. There are people with pictures no better (main) pictures then mine! Even just above this post a few up!!! Oh yeah, those poor quality cell phone pics shouldn't be allowed either.
 That Handy Man
Joined: 11/23/2008
Msg: 102
Headshots - Recognition & Reporting
Posted: 12/26/2010 9:10:35 PM
^^^That's ABSOLUTELY NOT TRUE! My main picture was of me, clearly recognisable! In fact, after someone fuked with my profile pics, the main picture was left in fact much worse then the one I had up.

just one more thing that makes me shake my head in disbelief about the goings on here!

Yes, I had animal picture on my profile (Not my main picture, unless someone fuked with that, without me knowing) . But I did have a picture (or two) which CLEARLY showed what I looked like. Beyond THAT, I believe that my additional (illegal) pictures were a far better representation of who I am and where my passions lie. This concept appears lost to some apparently rather dim witted sorts.

And while I am on the point of being dim witted. Is it just me, that questions the success of a site, where it seems the Ads are all about escorts or mail order brides. Sorry, I haven't quite figured out what they are about, and haven't explored it, but I just today saw an Ad with a Young Smoken Hot Filipino girl that is apparently "LONELY". At the VERY least, these highly provocative Ads, displayed along side of (female) members profiles certainly don't help their cause any!

As far as reporting someone. I don't need to derive any sense of power by lowering myself to such behavior.

Just shakes head!
Joined: 1/20/2011
Msg: 103
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headshots reporting
Posted: 2/3/2011 10:22:36 PM
I have been trying to load my picture onto this website ever since I signed up and its just not working at all. The photos are fine--everything is visible--both eyes, etc., I took the photos about 6 months ago and the photos are absolutely within the guidelines. What shall I do? There's no way to contact anyone, no phone number. Is anybody out there who can help? I'm following all the steps.
Maybe this means plentyoffish isn't for me. I don't know. Please help. I've been wanting to join for ages.
Joined: 2/4/2011
Msg: 104
Headshots - Recognition & Reporting
Posted: 4/13/2011 7:59:56 PM

Now someone has reported THAT one, apparently, it's gone today.

It takes a whole bunch of people reporting you to have your pics (and profile) deleted. One person cannot keep reporting, its a result of many and eventually deleted by the system. The Mods have nothing to do with it.

If you post a picture here it is supposed to be a clear recognizable picture of YOU. Not a dog, cat, flower etc.... People are not considering a date with the dog, cat, flower etc.

In your case your main pic was of a BADGER.

I am NOT impressed!

That is OK we are even we were not at all impressed with the pic of the Badger you tried to pawn off on us here either

Omg! This is hilarious!
Joined: 8/12/2011
Msg: 105
Headshots - Recognition & Reporting
Posted: 8/12/2011 9:22:39 PM
why cant i uploud my pictures from facebook or zoosk or use my web cam ive tried to use my camera KODAK it wont process either
Joined: 8/30/2011
Msg: 106
Headshots - Recognition & Reporting
Posted: 9/2/2011 8:53:43 AM
I keep trying to upload my photo but for some strange reason it will not take. I took a picture from my phone, save it to traveldrive and no luck.

You'll want this thread for your issues:

Click Here FAQ Picture Uploading How to and Issues

Thank You

Joined: 9/14/2011
Msg: 107
headshots reporting
Posted: 9/14/2011 6:02:15 PM
NOW...the system booted me inexplicably......i possess a 186 iq, phd from Harvard, more credentials than your entire administrative office combined.....but this archaic, convoluted, antiquated, obstreperous, idiotic system of yours ......simply not worth the effort to join this damn site
Joined: 8/21/2010
Msg: 108
headshots reporting
Posted: 9/14/2011 6:08:25 PM
...and yet you joined. I'd rethink your credentials, age and the definition of obstreperous.
Joined: 1/18/2010
Msg: 109
headshots reporting
Posted: 9/14/2011 7:42:03 PM

NOW...the system booted me inexplicably......i possess a 186 iq, phd from Harvard, more credentials than your entire administrative office combined.....but this archaic, convoluted, antiquated, obstreperous, idiotic system of yours ......simply not worth the effort to join this damn site

Do you own any wrestling figurines?
Joined: 6/29/2011
Msg: 110
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Headshots - Recognition & Reporting
Posted: 12/2/2011 5:17:49 PM
I had one picture on here...That was all. I just had some new photos taken and I was allowed to upload one, then I got all of these error messages and a bunch of jargon about what's required to post a photo on, "Plenty of Fish." One thing I didn't think would be required was, "Plenty of Headache." What gives? Is it my fault? Am I doing something wrong? Please help someone, and not in Greek this time.:)
Joined: 10/20/2011
Msg: 111
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Posted: 12/17/2011 9:02:22 PM
I am sorry to ask this question
what kind of picture can i put on my profile?

It would be beneficial if you read the very first post / message in this thread on page 1. However seeing you already have a private Image posted, it would also be of interest if you read the details on the Image Upload page. Either case, your question should be answered.

Joined: 2/15/2011
Msg: 112
Headshots - Recognition & Reporting
Posted: 1/13/2012 4:45:24 AM
What an absolute crock.

I just had a main headshot deleted, which had been onsite for approximately 2 years, without incident because a couple disgruntled women wanted to complain about a photo in which I was bare chested, would click on my main pic as they couldn't click on my bare chested pic, and as a result it was deleted with my bare chested shot. But if this was the beach, it's okay, okay for women in bikinis on deck chairs also, with bare midriffs, also. I don't know about you, but where I live it's cold and there are no real beaches. I digress.

The main pic was a half full front facial pic, common to movie posters, album covers and other such material. If David Bowie is recognizable this way as well as Tom Cruise and Sly Stallone among others, I don't think there's a problem with me being reconized via the same technique as I have been. I highly doubt the persons responsible for marketing CDs, movies and promo material would put something out there that wasn't going to represent the artists in a manner the public couldn't identify.

I also want to mention that in the case of these 'disgruntled' users, the victim of their malice is not provided any form of redress to their mischief, which is ridiculous and dictatorial. More that one woman has commented to me about the above mentioned issues with comments such as 'Do they(the site) think we're all children?', ' That's absurdity' and 'The picture policy on this site sucks the most'.

I have over 100 women that have indicated they would like to meet me via your 'meet me' function, I have responded to three. If there is something offensive on my profile, I highly doubt (AND would place any wager on) that there would be over 100 women wanting to meet me. I take great pride in my appearance, I'm in great shape and when I say I'm looking for the same in a woman I will not be representing myself as a hypocrite, which, I've been told by many woman is a very desirable trait as they complain the men here are not in shape but expect them to be.

Which, brings me back to redress for those of us that fall into the position of being targets for the users with a perception that they're been ignored or as I've had it put to myself, 'dissed' because you won't respond to their message(s) and don't have any interest in them or having a relationship with them..yes, even after you've told them so.

It's a very real problem that I know I speak for a lot of users of this site about and it's time some maturity was exercised by the powers that be regarding the above mentioned as it's truly a pathetic monitoring and deletion method.
Joined: 12/30/2010
Msg: 113
Headshots - Recognition & Reporting
Posted: 1/31/2012 10:51:37 PM
My pic conforms to all requirements - why doesn't it allow it?
Joined: 2/15/2011
Msg: 114
Headshots - Recognition & Reporting
Posted: 6/5/2012 1:16:13 PM
GROW UP 'markus' et al. The MALCONTENTS are USING this site to abuse and bend rules in ludicrous ways and YOU'RE enabling them!
Joined: 12/8/2011
Msg: 115
Headshots - Recognition & Reporting
Posted: 6/5/2012 1:44:59 PM

My pic conforms to all requirements - why doesn't it allow it?

That is a nice sunset, but I am have trouble picking you out in it.

I am thinking that may be your issue.
Joined: 9/6/2012
Msg: 116
headshots reporting
Posted: 9/28/2012 12:59:11 PM
My profile picture was deleted ( I got a message from Markus) because it said it did not show my face and it clearly did-does! It may be small but it does show my eyes-both of them and my face so it does NOT violate the terms. I e-mailed about it and only got a from type response telling me the same thing that a picture has to show your face and mine clearly did/does. My profile pic had been up for a month or more and nobody had a problem with it-so I figure someone with "sour grapes" recently because I did not respond to a message from them reported it which it says that persons account can be deleted if they report someones picture/profile for no reason,spite or petty stuff but how would I know who that is and how would it get deleted?
Shoot I have seen all kinds of profiles on here that do not show someones face at all and they seem to stay up..and mine shows my whole face and body and gets deleted..???
It took a lot for me to even put a picture up where everyone would recognize me-I did not even want to put a picture up but I know nobody gets really qualified responses if they do not-though I still get more people responding who are not even remotely what I am looking for anyway so they either do not bother to read my profile or they just think I am going to change my mind or settle..which I will not do. I just want to mind my own business and not be bothered by people who have a problem with me not answering them if I feel they are not even close to my type which I clearly state in my profile what my type is and what I am looking for. Geez.

Anyway-any help here?
Thanks! Have a great day!
Joined: 2/15/2011
Msg: 117
Headshots - Recognition & Reporting
Posted: 4/7/2013 8:17:42 AM
It's interesting that so many of these policies are only in place when it benefits the financial considerations of the website, yet when individuals try to do something in the same vein it's a basis to be terminated from using the site.

For example, I see lots of links to youtube videos etc on users profiles, yet a mention to something such as wikileaks gets a hammer down effect on the user. Not too many years ago, users were asked to link to a music supply site for profile theme songs(which, I thought was great and thoroughly enjoyed), though I suspect there was commerce involved favouring both sites, and then these linkings were fine with the POF site.

The policies relating to the profile pics run the gamut of the commonsense such as those related to full nudity of genitals to the inane of artistic photo compositions of just a face or partial face (that is easily recognized by those that know the subject) being complained about by those with axes to grind or the disgruntled.
This could be proven quite easily by the half face artistic renderings used on movie posters of actors such as Travolta, Cruise, DeNiro and others and singers such as David Bowie. Yet, even these ACCEPTED representations of the face by organizations with MILLIONS of dollars at stake in promotion are considered void's about time some maturity entered into the operations of this website and it's picture policies.
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