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 laughata
Joined: 6/18/2018
Msg: 1
POF SHUT DOWN THESE BOARDSPage 1 of 5    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Time to admit POF and now MATCH has made a total mess of this board because of admin incompetence, maliciousness and stupidity. By allowing for and contributing to the removal of so many who never should have been removed, there is nothing left here of any value. These political threads should cease to exist. Off topic should cease to exist. The board should go back to its roots and be limited to dating issues only. Close it down.
 MachIMustangII
Joined: 2/16/2018
Msg: 2
POF SHUT DOWN THESE BOARDS
Posted: 6/22/2018 6:07:45 AM
why, b/c you get shut down so often? Look at how many others stick around longer than you....is that a sign?

If you find this forum gets you shut down, then the obvious solution is, post elsewhere but here. If you think it has nothing of value, then why do you find a reason to post here? Post elsewhere, you won't be shut down, and everyone gets to keep what they value.
 from site to sight
Joined: 11/30/2007
Msg: 3
POF SHUT DOWN THESE BOARDS
Posted: 6/22/2018 6:47:18 AM
What POF needs is to sell ball caps with the letters MPOFGA on it (Make POF Great Again).
 laughata
Joined: 6/18/2018
Msg: 4
POF SHUT DOWN THESE BOARDS
Posted: 6/22/2018 6:49:53 AM
Because the board has allowed for the deletion of too many good posters. It is a corrupt board administered by incompetent people. Either everybody should be entitled to express opinions here or nobody should be able to do so. This board's existence violates my sense of justice and integrity.
 laughata
Joined: 6/18/2018
Msg: 5
POF SHUT DOWN THESE BOARDS
Posted: 6/22/2018 6:54:06 AM
The Facebook feature of blocking is much better. You don't see them, they don't see you. Match spent 500,000,000 for this place. It couldn't hire a programmer to make changes here?
 chameleonf
Joined: 12/22/2008
Msg: 6
POF SHUT DOWN THESE BOARDS
Posted: 6/22/2018 7:23:50 AM
They used to have block user here. I could certainly go for that again. You'd eventually have no one to talk to and the results would be the same as if you left of your own accord - without everyone in the meantime being subjected to walls of text in thread after thread of you talking to yourself about YOU being shut down over and over again and admitting to deleting others - which is the very thing you complain about.
 Mr_J_Cash
Joined: 2/22/2018
Msg: 7
POF SHUT DOWN THESE BOARDS
Posted: 6/22/2018 7:36:48 AM
POF will not eliminate the Forums as long as they keep the event forums going. Just in case someone does not realize it, the event forums are still moderated. The last I checked there were still two moderators. One is a staff member/employee of POF and the other is/was an uncompensated POF member who co-moderated the event forums. For years now both continue to monitor the event forums only. They completely and totally ignore the other forums.

It is my guess that with the sloppy and antiquated coding that Markus personally slapped up and constantly tinkered with for more than ten years, severing the two would be practically impossible without a total and complete re-write from the ground up.

Since the event forums do not create direct revenue this would be foolish to spend the time and money re-coding. Match has proven it is not willing to invest in making changes to POF. Why would they want to spend money changing the dating site that clearly generates a ton of revenue the way it is? Let alone spending time rewriting the forums code when the forums create no direct revenue???
 laughata
Joined: 6/18/2018
Msg: 8
POF SHUT DOWN THESE BOARDS
Posted: 6/22/2018 7:59:45 AM
The people I deleted attacked me on a personal level repeatedly. If I could have blocked them instead, would not have been necessary. I never deleted anyone because I did not agree with their opinions.
 laughata
Joined: 6/18/2018
Msg: 9
POF SHUT DOWN THESE BOARDS
Posted: 6/22/2018 8:04:56 AM
Well cash...seems to me that it is not only direct revenue but public relations which is important...because that leads to increases or decreases in revenue. Anyway is Match a public company? How do you know what the financials show?
 Mr_J_Cash
Joined: 2/22/2018
Msg: 10
POF SHUT DOWN THESE BOARDS
Posted: 6/22/2018 9:22:08 AM
I do not have a clue what the financials are for Match. Nor do I give a damn. I am just stating the obvious that any reasonable person would deduce.

The forum participation, excluding the event forums, is less than 5% of what it was before Markus deleted the top of the page link and abandoned them. The only possible reason for not eliminating them back then would be the difficulty of severing them from the event forums. Removing nearly every link accomplished what was needed, a collapse of participation. There is no reason for Match to delete them since they are not very visible and thus only bad public relations to the extremely few who read them let alone use them.


Let’s do a little simple, crudely rounded, math.
Published numbers are conflicting so for the sake of argument we will just say that there are over 125 million (125,000,000) registered active users. Lest say 40%, or 50 million, are actually old profiles that have never been deleted. Say 50%, or 25 million, of that number have logged in in the last two weeks. From everythin I have read these number I list are low. They are just examples for demonstration.
OK, for the sake of argument, 25,000,000 users on line in the last two weeks. How may unique users have posted to the forums in the last two weeks? 1,000? 1,500? Sounds awfly big but I will go with 1,500. Now assume that the number of readers that did not post in the same two weeks is another 1,000.
That comes out to 0.01% of the members who logged in during these two fictitious weeks who even looked at the forums.

You claim to be a business man so these percentages should be obvious to you.


Two qualifiers for my supposed numbers:
1 These numbers are extremely conservative and rounded suppositions. The numbers I have read indicate that 80% of the profiles are active – I think that is very high. Also published is that “up to” 100 million people log in at least one time every week – Again likely a high number. Although, if they are correct, the percentage of users who even open the forums thus experiencing a negative experience would be 0.0025% That is so infinitesimally small of a number it would be absolutely insignificant to Match. These insignificant percentages’ would be the reason to just let the forums flop and flounder like a fish out of water rather than invest any resources what so ever to change a thing.
2 These numbers do not take into consideration the all of the profiles you have which may skew the results.

When the event forums become useless then the likelihood of their deleting the forums all together would greatly increase.
 Mr_J_Cash
Joined: 2/22/2018
Msg: 11
POF SHUT DOWN THESE BOARDS
Posted: 6/22/2018 9:40:32 AM
Only my third post. Cannot edit.

I noticed that this thread was up for deletion. Who did that? How the hell do you think you are going to vote off one of this guy’s threads if he decides he wants it to stay? How the hell are you going to accomplish that when he has so many profiles? As soon as he sees it is up for vote all he has to do to prevent it from being deleted is log in and vote with enough of those profiles to make four votes not to delete it.
 cindi_rella
Joined: 7/25/2016
Msg: 12
POF SHUT DOWN THESE BOARDS
Posted: 6/22/2018 9:55:04 AM
If you dont like the forums or the posters on them, you dont have to read any of it.
 chameleonf
Joined: 12/22/2008
Msg: 13
POF SHUT DOWN THESE BOARDS
Posted: 6/22/2018 10:03:50 AM

Only my third post. Cannot edit. I noticed that this thread was up for deletion. Who did that? How the hell do you think you are going to vote off one of this guy’s threads if he decides he wants it to stay? How the hell are you going to accomplish that when he has so many profiles? As soon as he sees it is up for vote all he has to do to prevent it from being deleted is log in and vote with enough of those profiles to make four votes not to delete it.

That's funny - cuz either way he stays or comes back under a new name. Everyone knows this. The voting to delete is likely just an in his face form of protesting that he's bellyaching yet again.
 laughata
Joined: 6/18/2018
Msg: 14
POF SHUT DOWN THESE BOARDS
Posted: 6/22/2018 10:03:52 AM

How the hell are you going to accomplish that when he has so many profiles? As soon as he sees it is up for vote all he has to do to prevent it from being deleted is log in and vote with enough of those profiles to make four votes not to delete it.


LOL...I suppose I could but I am not going to bother. I expressed my opinion...whether it stays up here or not is irrelevant.

But it does show what has always been a problem with these boards ever since moderation ended....allowing people to independently decide whether posts get to stay, whether people get to stay.....that shows the complete incompetence of management here when they gave the animals the keys to delete people. I've complained about that before of course...... but given how intolerant our society....they had to have known what would happen.

I think this board was, in the beginning a very good way for people to get to know other people here.... a way for people to break the ice and then to meet. Friends were made between many because of these boards. To have allowed it to degrade as it has imho opinion has in fact cost POF and than Match lots of good will and lots of revenue, so I am going to disagree with your opinion about the board.

Now of course the board is nothing but a shell...which is why since they so mismanaged it, they may as well close it down.

And all because they were too cheap to keep a moderator on board who could have reasonably and efficiently given time outs to those who deserved it, as was once done...for what 25,000 per year of compensation.

Cheap and stupid. They killed a goose laying golden eggs here....I suppose Marcus sold and got his money out of it though.
 laughata
Joined: 6/18/2018
Msg: 15
POF SHUT DOWN THESE BOARDS
Posted: 6/22/2018 10:07:47 AM

That's funny - cuz either way he stays or comes back under a new name. Everyone knows this. The voting to delete is likely just an in his face form of protesting that he's bellyaching yet again.


See what I mean... I have always seen you as the typical older, angry female, not nearly as smart as you think you are, who constantly insults others. You are no means as bad as Whisky...but you have little class...like say the older woman who posts here. She doesn't like me so just ignores me...but you can never do that. You always have to voice your negative opinions about other people.

The point is this...you are still here because you never attacked me personally and repeatedly per say...like say 47...you simply generically attack anybody you don't like. I would take one Kj521 types over 100 you any day. I may not agree with her politics...but I think she is a much better person than you. Just saying.

Yea, you voice your opinions about Trump..but NEVER ONCE have you ever complained about the shabby way some people are treated around here.....so the way I see it...you are really a hypocrite. You are against "injustice" but never take stand against injustice...ever. and I am not talking about me of course.... I am talking about the unfair way other people have been treated.

One other thing, I remember reading long ago how you are not interested in a relationship with a guy. I'm not surprised about that... I think that is not only to your benefit, but to the guy's benefit who is avoiding a relationship with you. Fwiw.

Oh yea.... when vile people like Jovan attack the religious...you join right along as does 47. In my mind that makes a terrible person, just like he is. You live in your own little world with little concern about other people or what is important to them. In your little world, like in Jovan's little world...you think you have all of the answers. Being involved with a woman like you for any reasonable guy would be a disaster, just like being involved with Jovan would be a disaster for any decent and reasonable woman...just saying :-)
 Mr_J_Cash
Joined: 2/22/2018
Msg: 16
POF SHUT DOWN THESE BOARDS
Posted: 6/22/2018 10:22:32 AM

If you dont like the forums or the posters on them, you dont have to read any of it.


DING DING DING
We have a winer!
Yes, exactly, if you do not like it you can just ignore it! I have been saying that for years. Have posted the same numerous times.

I don’t read here much anymore. I get bored quickly. I post even less. Typically I only come in to antagonize and kick Frank’s ass. I have not seen any evidence of him since the last time I helped him into a time out.

I’m home sick with a summer cold while my wife is at the casino with “the girls”. Nothing better to do this morning.


I think this board was, in the beginning a very good way for people to get to know other people here.... a way for people to break the ice and then to meet.


I really liked it when your last few posts were at the bottom of your profile with a link to each of them. That got a LOT of people on the forums. It also kept some people more civil if they were here for dating purposes. Potential dates could get a little more insight to a user by reading their posts.
That I miss.
 laughata
Joined: 6/18/2018
Msg: 17
POF SHUT DOWN THESE BOARDS
Posted: 6/22/2018 10:28:44 AM
So who is really left on this board...

You have narrow minded, intolerant leftists who think they can decide for everybody else what is right or wrong, what is good or what is bad.

You have very few on the right left...the leftists made sure to get rid of them so they could not voice their opinions.

You have maybe ten active posters who say the same thing over and over and over again. How many times can you say the same thing about Trump...alright the guy is a monster...most of us acknowledge that.

You have the myopic like 47 who still doesn't understand and never will as offensive she is/was.

And then you have some very good posters... Hawk, Vlad, sometimes Bonds wander into here..offer some good advice...sometimes Mustang offers good words of advice.

But you leftist women...wow...did I dodge a bullet years ago by avoiding your type. If I had not, rather than having had a successful marriage going on for three decades now, and well adjusted, college educated children, who the hell knows where I would be. A decent woman is worth her weight in gold.........(and if 47 comes in and accuses my wife of being a Stepford wife again, I'm taking her out again...if she is still here...just sayin).
 laughata
Joined: 6/18/2018
Msg: 18
POF SHUT DOWN THESE BOARDS
Posted: 6/22/2018 10:38:24 AM
Its really hard to just ignore posts though Cash...especially when other people are responding to them. I have ignored 47's last posts to me. Read the first sentence that was enough...but if people get into a give and take...to follow along, you need to read what the people are saying.

I will admit, as women went, I could not stand Motown..what an obnoxious creature...but when they are constantly attacking you...how do you ignore them?

Besides...most people who posted here were not directly offensive.

As much as I disliked Jovan....as offensive as his opinions....I don't recall him ever directly attacking me....I mean sure he called me Marilyn, lied about some of my positions, etc.. all part of the give and take......but he didn't call me a jew **stard or anything like that. Actually, I was much worse to him in that regard than he was to me.....So whoever terminated his profile, that was something I never considered...not once. Same with Cotter... I never moved to terminate her.....I despised her attacks on Israel and on Zionists (code word for jews) but never considered trying to have her removed.

Anyway... a simple blocking feature would have solved all of the problems on the board. I would have blocked people like Whisky and Chamelion long ago...motown, valkano, etc. would have been blocked. 47 would have been blocked recently. probably not Jovan or Cotter though...because much as I didn't like their opinions, I liked to know what they had to say (until Jovan started sounding like a broken record that is)

The boards are boring because since all of the interesting posters have been banned... there is little rational give and take anymore. What good is a political board if you can't argue politics?

And I will never understand why people like Pig were banned. He didn't even get into politics here...okay so he and a few women had some disputes...so what? That justified him being repeatedly banned?. He brought a lot of humor to the board. Who is left to bring humor here? I can't think of one person. And humor in the end is very important in a person's life.
 Kokomo60
Joined: 6/12/2018
Msg: 19
POF SHUT DOWN THESE BOARDS
Posted: 6/22/2018 10:56:27 AM
And on it goes. This fixation with the forums. You, a so-called professional with a wife and kids...a legend in your own mind. What would your family think of your ranting and raving on here?

You have become a laughing stock. You are the wackadoodle of the forum. Who in their right fvking mind creates 10 or more profiles a day just to rant. You are certifiable and maybe even reportable to your profession.
 laughata
Joined: 6/18/2018
Msg: 20
POF SHUT DOWN THESE BOARDS
Posted: 6/22/2018 11:01:24 AM
^^^from the woman who is so incredibly offensive that even with a paid profile she could not keep a profile here, and was banned from facebook. Who gets banned from facebook? What do you have to say to somebody to be banned from facebook? Far as I understand it, you have to be vulgar or threatening. I've never been banned from facebook. I've never been warned. I've never had a complaint about me there. So maybe people who live in glass houses.

And you create 10 or more profiles remember? You were constantly creating profiles. You created them so you could report people here. Remember your constantly seeking my aid in doing so? I never helped you...not once. Because I couldn't be bothered. You couldn't understand why some people you reported were not removed...remember that? Maybe because you were the only one reporting them. Do you really think I would have made an effort to terminate people you didn't like just because you asked me to? Besides, when you started complaining about KJ521 being my friend, I started questioning your judgment.

I guess the question is how I was so blind about you? How you can be so incredibly offensive to people and not see it? Are you totally removed from reality? And I have to ask myself how I didn't see it? Why did I not see it until you went out of your way to attack and offend Jewish mothers and fathers? What the fuk was wrong with me?
 laughata
Joined: 6/18/2018
Msg: 21
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Posted: 6/22/2018 11:54:19 AM
By the way 47...i missed your reporting me to my profession part of your post...i'm sure the complaints of a mentally ill stalker who would not leave me alone will go a long way. As the saying goes, take your best shot.
 MachIMustangII
Joined: 2/16/2018
Msg: 22
Mr Gorbachev, Tear down these broads
Posted: 6/22/2018 12:00:51 PM
"You have narrow minded, intolerant leftists who think they can decide for everybody else what is right or wrong, what is good or what is bad."

>>>luckily, our track record for getting it right is so damn good :) Twenty years ago we told you want was wrong with the Establishment GOP, and now finally two decades later the Tea Baggers are ripping off our material like it their's. The real prob with Chumpster fires is that you convince yourself it really can't be this bad, and when he gaslights you like a narcissistic spouse, you start to question the propaganda....so its nice to get a reality check. But I also approve of having the Trumpanzees voice an opinion, its also good to remember there really are Flat Earthers out there. I mean, you hear about them, but you think they hide in little corners somewhere. you forget how many there are, b/c they were always afraid to reveal their thoughts until Chump said it was OK, that Nazis can be good people, too.
 laughata
Joined: 6/18/2018
Msg: 23
Mr Gorbachev, Tear down these broads
Posted: 6/22/2018 12:26:31 PM
^^^^ I must admit that I had no true idea just how bad Trump could be. I have done a lot of anti-Trump ranting on facebook these last few days. This thing going on at the Border.....really, really angers me.

I have lost several former Trump supporting friends and I can't say that I am sorry about any of them. I still have Trump supporting friends....people can disagree about Trump and still like and respect one another...but those who are intolerant of my opinions...no loss as far as I am concerned.

But the systematic removal of those on the right from this board is really atrocious....what is the point of having a message board if people are so concerned about what their saying having them bounced off the board. How do you have any kind of debate when opinions are quashed...and note... I am distinguishing between offensive opinions and insulting conduct directed to particular posters. For example...47...when she went on her tirade against circumcision and ignored my suggestions about how offensive.... I wrote her off as a person I wanted to be friends with.... no loss there after seeing what she was truly made of....but when she started personally attacking me, calling me Gollum, calling my wife a Stepford wife, now actually threatening me by thinking she can damage me in my profession...obviously those people really should not be posting here. In her case she has now convinced me she is truly mentally ill...in most cases though, people simply are unreasonably offensive.

There is a balancing act...and best I can tell, virtually nobody who has been booted from this board deserved it...except again, when they personally attacked other people. So with all of the people booted here....what is the point of this board?
 Kokomo60
Joined: 6/12/2018
Msg: 24
POF SHUT DOWN THESE BOARDS
Posted: 6/22/2018 12:59:58 PM
It’s easy to get a 7 day ban on FB... just call a right wing Jesus freak bigot a right wing Jesus freak bigot. I got a “holiday” for 7 days, So?

You can’t see that your calling out every poster on her as somehow deficient makes you, YOU, look like the psychotic one. And yes, I created profiles and then walked away from it because I realized how stupid it all was and how I was sucked down the rabbit hole. You just kept right on going until you reached full bat shyt crazy. Again, what would your wife and kids think of you ranting on here, or your professional friends. I’ve seen licences pulled for lessor offwnses...mind you, there is a difference between malpractice and being psychotic. You have a fixation. And you have some sort of “god” complex or more like an OMFG complex.
 Kokomo60
Joined: 6/12/2018
Msg: 25
Mr Gorbachev, Tear down these broads
Posted: 6/22/2018 1:11:28 PM
Look in the mirror at what you have become. YOU became TallIQ, CuriousBD and Allison all in one. Fixated. Crazed, like I said - just like Gollum. No one gives a shyt about your opinion or your ranting or 10 posts a row about being deleted and beating the system. If you’re so fvking smart, why are you here? The answer to that is - fixated and psychotic.
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