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 Funkenstein
Joined: 8/18/2006
Msg: 16
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I don't know how accurate the test is in terms of percentage, but it told me that I'm high in self-esteem and that I enjoy cooking at home as opposed to going out to restaurants - two of the many findings about me that are NOT true. Looks like your test still has some bugs in it.
 Cartershill
Joined: 1/29/2007
Msg: 17
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Posted: 5/12/2007 1:15:51 AM
I am having the same issue as a number of others. I do not have the option to actually take the test, I just get the splash page with the options either to add the result to my profile or remove it. I did try and access the test during its hiatus (didn't know it was offline) and suspect that the site thinks I actually took the test.
 hardpromises
Joined: 3/25/2007
Msg: 18
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Posted: 5/12/2007 4:38:18 AM
Hit and miss for me. If someone relies on my compatibility test, they'll have a few surprises when we meet for the first time.

I can't say that there is blatant mis-characterization, but I can imagine friends saying, "yeah OK but he's more..." a lot.
 Cartershill
Joined: 1/29/2007
Msg: 21
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Posted: 5/12/2007 9:17:58 AM
Anyone else just seeing that informational splash page explaining the catagories and nothing else? I don't see an option to take the test, just add or remove results from my profile. Lots of traffic here about people who can see someing...not me.
 VainH
Joined: 3/7/2006
Msg: 22
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Posted: 5/12/2007 10:05:16 AM
I'm afraid that 80% is not the litmus test for this. Parts are not so bad, and the parts that are wrong are so far wrong that I find them nearly offensive. As such, this will not appear on my profile. Thankfully that is an option or I would have simply deleted my account.

I tend to agree that retaking the test is a cheat, but I also agree with others that perhaps there should be more questions with a little more meat to make this more accurate.
 woobytoodsday
Joined: 12/13/2006
Msg: 23
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Posted: 5/12/2007 10:07:38 AM
Family Orientation, or the degree to which a person supports and values the family. People that are family oriented tend to want or already have children, are very close to their immediate relatives, and prefer cooking at home to eating at a restaurant. People that are not family oriented tend to be individualistic, unconventional, and very much enjoy attending parties and social functions.

Self-Control, or the extent to which a person exerts control over various aspects of life. People that are high in self-control tend have strong emotional reactions to things and try to regulate those feelings by micromanaging and attending to specific details. People that are low in self-control are usually relaxed, even-tempered, and lenient.



I think the problem is that for these two, the titles are WRONG! Family-Oriented has zip to do with wanting to cook at home, lol! And SELF-Control has zip to do with wanting to control others. . . . .


I'm emotionally close to my brothers and sisters, but live 2,000 miles away(as the eldest of nine, it's the only way I *could* love 'em, lol!). I have a great deal of self-control, and NO desire to control any one else. Think these two could stand a LOT more refining, both as to the questions, and to the conclusions (and write up).


 PurrrrrfectAnna
Joined: 10/22/2006
Msg: 24
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Posted: 5/12/2007 1:03:55 PM
The self-control write up is a bit misleading....at first it seems like low self-control is a bad thing, but really, it think it can be a positive trait -- it is spontaneity. I certainly am not a person one would perceive as having low self-control, but I do enjoy being spontaneous, and not feeling the urge to control everything my surroundings.
 PurrrrrfectAnna
Joined: 10/22/2006
Msg: 25
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Posted: 5/12/2007 1:07:49 PM
woobytoodsday said it perfectly:

I think the problem is that for these two, the titles are WRONG! Family-Oriented has zip to do with wanting to cook at home, lol! And SELF-Control has zip to do with wanting to control others. . . . .
 ladyc4
Joined: 2/14/2006
Msg: 26
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Posted: 5/12/2007 1:34:15 PM
At the moment, I have better things to do with my time than take another test. But at the end of the day, if people REALLY looked DEEPLY into issues of compatibility, the failure rate of marriages would not be at like 50%, right?
Naw, I think people will STILL go with chemistry/physical attraction as priority #1,and priority #1, and priority#1; well you get the idea. I'm not saying that this is right, or that this is wrong, I'm saying that this is what humans do. Knowing a little bit about compatibility might tip the balance one way or another for a relationship that is a calculated venture(aka "settling" LOL), but when it comes to those looking for LOVE, it has about as much impact as a fart in a hurricane. Because we believe (whether we are right or wrong!),that LOVE will cover a MULTITUDE of sins and shortcomings;even "incompatibility"!
Cindy O
 GuitarGuy_
Joined: 3/15/2007
Msg: 27
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Posted: 5/12/2007 6:13:31 PM
How do we get rid of the resutlts. I didn't know they would be posted to my profile.



Never mind, sometimes I am too smart for my own good, but other times I'm really duuuumb!


 ck1time
Joined: 9/10/2005
Msg: 28
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Posted: 5/12/2007 7:38:19 PM
Let's hear it for Markus! HIP-HIP-Hurray! HIP-HIP-Hurray!
Not bad at all. I'm no expert, but his labor of love is as good as it gets. POF may be worth billions as a commodity. If he ever sells it, I trust it will be to an entity equally interested in humanity, and it's well-being. Out-friggin' standing. Thanks again, man.
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Posted: 5/12/2007 7:43:51 PM
on the whole, mine's pretty accurate

can't wait to see this in action ~ lord knows, doing it on my own isn't working
 sunshine2900
Joined: 4/30/2007
Msg: 30
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Posted: 5/14/2007 11:38:05 AM
Hi thanks and would like to give your a standing ovation for the job well done. Thanks for constantly upgrading this site. With free personality test this time.

I am new to this site but am enjoying the forum here too.

I got the test. Thanks its pretty accurate. But didnt know it got posted in my profile too. I also told my new friends at this site to take the test too.

Congraluation and Cheerio for the good support at Plentyoffish.

I am having fun here making new friends too.
 hardpromises
Joined: 3/25/2007
Msg: 31
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Posted: 5/14/2007 5:51:59 PM
Suggestion:

When displaying Compatibility Test Results, the header should have e.g. hardpromises rather than Your.

Whichever profile I'm looking at, the Headline is "Your Compatibility Test Results". Yes, I'm bright enough to realize who Your is referring to, but I'd appreciate it if it said DumbAndDumber or FacetiousFella or Waiting ForAMiracle or Whatever, rather than Your.
 horsheoe2
Joined: 4/1/2007
Msg: 32
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Posted: 5/20/2007 11:27:54 PM
I made a mistake and checked the wrong box in the compatability,personality test,please can I redo it
thanks
 yayawhatever
Joined: 10/24/2006
Msg: 33
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Posted: 5/21/2007 3:22:38 AM
I noticed now when you click on The COMPATIBILITY link it gives you matches. It says I shouldn't have many matches but its full and always changing.

One thing that disturbs and surprises me is that so many of them are looking for IE and that makes me glad I have opted out of being displayed as having viewed them, not that they would be able to contact me anyway, but its still a bit disturbing.

I can't see how people we have already filtered would be considered compatible. Perhaps they could be filtered out of the results somehow?
 TensawEagle1
Joined: 1/5/2007
Msg: 34
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Posted: 5/24/2007 6:41:45 AM
Howdy...

To Admin:

I do not know whether you have seen the compatibility test on cybersoulmate.com, but I think it is better. One reason it lets you do a test on the profile you are on...

If POF had that on line I would say you guys would be the hands down best dating site on the net!!!!!


Rick<img src=http://www.plentyoffish.com/smiles/icon_201.gif border=0>
 VainH
Joined: 3/7/2006
Msg: 35
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Posted: 6/3/2007 11:55:34 AM
Proof there is something wrong with the test:
My first 99% match has someone talking about God in the first paragraph. I'm cool with people having faith and all, but someone who would throw that out there within seconds of an introduction is going to hate me.
 lindy_3333
Joined: 3/6/2006
Msg: 36
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Posted: 6/3/2007 3:19:44 PM
I took the test and it was fairly close except in one category. There is was only about 50% accurate.
 woobytoodsday
Joined: 12/13/2006
Msg: 37
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Posted: 6/3/2007 4:13:39 PM
Well, erm. . . . The fella I'm talkin' to took his profile off after we started talkin'. Just got back on today, so that he could post on the forums. Checked his test, laughed, and put mine back up. Identical. Might be a match, maybe. Ya think? 'Course since it only matches you locally, it wouldn't have done us much good, lol, eh? Luckily, peeples is at least as smart as machines. . . .

Markus: if you give us a "Willing to relocate" option, and match all of *those* up, maybe your success rate would rocket?


 Randominternetguy
Joined: 12/25/2006
Msg: 39
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Posted: 6/5/2007 6:07:03 PM
SapphyreSkye,

I noted that also, I don't think you can actually view someone else's report. When you click View on someone's profile, you get your own.

Bob
 MB58SC
Joined: 2/1/2007
Msg: 40
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Posted: 6/10/2007 4:49:13 AM
It was very accurate, the problem is only 1% of the population is like me.
 Cynderella
Joined: 3/8/2007
Msg: 41
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Posted: 6/10/2007 10:30:29 AM
It proved I am nuts!
 1Fish2Fish RedFishNewFish
Joined: 9/8/2006
Msg: 42
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Posted: 7/21/2007 1:53:15 PM
I just got my first 100% match in the compatibility section, so I thought I would share:

She's a heavy smoker, I want nothing to do with smokers.
She wants a long term relationship, I want no commitment while dating.
She wants kids, I do not.
She likes dancing and the bar scene, I don't.

This is fairly common with all of the matches I see under compatibility. The people are about as opposite from me as possible. This one thoroughly "blew my mind", however.
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