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 KZRIDER1
Joined: 4/10/2016
Msg: 1
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This is one more step in limiting the user to easily navigate the website have been taken away or restricted. The site is becoming less user friendly for some reason.
Can someone enlighten me on why this change was made? When I get a notification that "somebody" is interested, I can't type their username in anymore. :(
 Mz_Dressup
Joined: 11/15/2014
Msg: 2
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Posted: 7/6/2016 6:14:53 AM
This forum is for Profile Review, hence the name.

Scroll down a bit further on and list and check out the PoF Site/Suggestions/Help forum. There are a couple of threads there that you might be interested in; one even has a work around suggested.
 call_me_tater
Joined: 12/30/2014
Msg: 3
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Posted: 7/6/2016 6:15:14 AM
Yup, looks like they took away the username search.
Who knows why? Features taken away and coming back is common here.
The Site Suggestions/Help forum is where you need to post--not Profile Reviews.

Do you want a review, since you're here?
You could use some help.
 DavidB417
Joined: 9/12/2012
Msg: 4
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Posted: 7/6/2016 8:42:28 PM
I know it's the wrong forum, but I am glad it's not me having problems using the search by user name feature.
 DavidB417
Joined: 9/12/2012
Msg: 5
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Posted: 7/6/2016 8:50:52 PM
looks like it working again.
 Jim196154
Joined: 5/20/2016
Msg: 6
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Posted: 7/18/2016 7:00:28 PM
Still not working.
 BHinFL
Joined: 4/26/2016
Msg: 7
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Posted: 7/19/2016 1:17:49 PM

Yup, looks like they took away the username search. Who knows why?


When I received a message telling me someone was interested in me, I would check my email for the person's user name and search for her on POF. Since POF removed the user name search feature, there is more of a challenge to finding a person, but it isn't impossible as long as the person has been on POF longer than a few days. I will not disclose how to do that on the forums, but it isn't hard to figure out.

To me it seems that POF wants to increase their revenue by convincing non-paying customers to sign up for their service so they can find out who is interested in him/her.
 dalsegno
Joined: 1/2/2012
Msg: 8
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Posted: 8/22/2016 1:43:24 PM
Apparently put the name in Google followed by POF and you should find them!
 ScooterSB
Joined: 8/25/2011
Msg: 9
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Posted: 8/22/2016 2:16:12 PM
Also if you don't like how the site works you can always ask for your money back.....oh wait it's a free service!


STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT SOMETHING YOU GET FOR FREE!
 Scaretale
Joined: 1/9/2016
Msg: 10
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Posted: 8/22/2016 2:19:35 PM
I think it's a brower thing.

Username search works fine on Safari and Explorer, but not on firefox for me.
 SouthShoreBlonde
Joined: 9/15/2014
Msg: 11
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Posted: 8/31/2016 7:38:48 PM
Why won't you post on here how to do find the person? It sure would be helpful!
 Mz_Dressup
Joined: 11/15/2014
Msg: 12
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Posted: 8/31/2016 8:32:20 PM
Log out of the dating side and presto! username search function appears.

edit to add: click search, click username search.
 twmtwm
Joined: 6/15/2015
Msg: 13
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Posted: 9/2/2016 3:58:04 PM
Probably need to upgrade to get the user name search now.
 Ouija2025
Joined: 6/11/2014
Msg: 14
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Posted: 9/2/2016 5:27:52 PM
works for me, no need to upgrade
Use a book mark you wanna keep checking out a profile
 call_me_tater
Joined: 12/30/2014
Msg: 15
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Posted: 9/3/2016 4:40:26 AM
Username search is on the tabs up top.
 Knotsalot
Joined: 2/10/2014
Msg: 16
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Posted: 9/8/2016 9:30:51 AM
I believe they took away the " User search to entice users to upgrade. I also noticed that these messages that so and so want to meet you are falce and just trying agai to get you to upgrade. If you noticed, these that want to meet you have not Viewed you. So how is it that someone wants to meet me has not viewed me?? Hmmmmm
 Knotsalot
Joined: 2/10/2014
Msg: 17
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Posted: 9/8/2016 9:33:18 AM
well I havnt figured out how to search for a specific user that suposedly wants to meet me and believe its absoluitly a scam to get the user to upgrade. No doubt
 4ever4ever4ever
Joined: 8/28/2016
Msg: 18
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Posted: 9/8/2016 9:35:38 AM
Yep, my sister says it works for her. They are taking it from non subscribe guys. It's kind of unfair that POF will pray on desperate man that just have to know.
 call_me_tater
Joined: 12/30/2014
Msg: 19
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Posted: 9/8/2016 10:59:43 AM
Hmmm good to know 4ever.
Didn't even consider that.
Online dating seems to target men as far as trying to get money.
From my experience here in profile reviews, it appears that more men than women pay to upgrade.
 LondonBarcelonaMiamiBeach
Joined: 8/21/2016
Msg: 20
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Posted: 9/10/2016 7:47:35 PM
IT IS WORKING, after a bit of trouble shooting I figured it out..

JUST LOG OUT!

or if you use chrome browser or chrome book (like me)

hit control N, which opens an 'incognito' web tab, meaning there is NO NEED to log out, which makes it easier to do the username search (DO NOT LOG IN, haha) and once you get the (real and imagined user that wants to meet you but rarely answers), you can go back to you open logged in browser, and past the person's URL and respond to them.

a) log out
b) do a user name search, it works
c) copy their POF web page
d) paste it, and log in, and send them a message, with prob 8% chance or 1% chance they will respond, as probably a marketing scam to get people to upgrade.

still it is easy and works... just log out..

it does not work logged in!

cheers
shawn
 JeeperJrod
Joined: 12/7/2014
Msg: 21
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Posted: 9/23/2016 5:44:36 PM
I thought your suggestion worked until I hit "Find User" and it does nothing. The screen blinks and brings you back to the same empty page.
 happybutterfly77
Joined: 12/1/2015
Msg: 22
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Posted: 9/26/2016 10:58:21 AM
all u gotta do is LOG OUT & then scroll down to SEARCH & then find SEARCH BY USERNAME

a bit lame but u can still search it my way 😂👍🏻
 georgi5
Joined: 2/18/2016
Msg: 23
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Posted: 9/29/2016 7:10:28 PM
Thank you for the tip!
It is working for me!
yee-haa
 staygroovy11
Joined: 6/11/2013
Msg: 25
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Posted: 11/18/2016 7:48:59 PM
You're a genius--thank you!
 SWEETANDSASSYLASS
Joined: 12/23/2012
Msg: 26
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Posted: 12/18/2016 5:42:55 AM
It's not rocket science: OBVIOUSLY, they took away the username search in order to FORCE US to upgrade (pay money to them) if we wish to know who wants to meet us?
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