Registration Problems: Won't let me create a new Account/Profile Deletions
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to Plentyoffish.com from Africa or any Russian-Speaking Countries may cause a Profile to be deleted instantly.
she created a few over and over trying to create an account and used the same email address over and over again.
She likely spent too much Time creating her Profile and was logged out after 15 Minutes.
Non-standard or bogus E-Mail Address Suffix' are blocked, such as firstname.lastname@example.org
Stuff such as .info, .care or @plentyoffish.com is no good, as are many Special Characters in E-Mail Addresses, and will be rejected.
Further, you cannot create a new Account with an E-Mail Address already registered under another User Name. Its also recommended you don't use a previous Password either.
Have her try again, using another standard E-Addy and register the new Account quickly, then go back later to Edit Registration and Edit Profile to make any Changes or Edits.
The Second Part of Registration should be completed at the same Time too, otherwise Forum Posting related Problems could show up in the near Future.
Also do not opt to use the same POF User Name as that of your Online E-Mail Address. Use a different Name altogether to prevent Spammers & Scammers from "harvesting" your Personal Infos from the Internet.
|You must have a Minimum of 190 (Spaces are not counted) ASCII (Plain Text) Letters or Characters in the About Me Form Field of your Profile, and no more |
than 6,850 (including Spaces) for your entire Profile.
|It also cannot contain more than ...|
|A maximum of 18 consecutive "Periods"|| »» ||..................|
|A maximum of 5 consecutive "Greater Than Signs"|| »» ||> > > > >|
|A maximum of 12 consecutive "Question Marks"|| »» ||????????????|
|Do not enter any Telephone Numbers, or anything else that the Spam Filter may construe as a Telephone Number. Do not use more than 6 Numbers together such as Dates (1998-2003) even if seperated by Dashes, Periods, Parenthesis, Commas, etc.|
|No User Name may be chosen that is similar to that of any existing Administrator or Moderator. Further, no User Names of any Celebrity, Copyright, Trademark, Weblink, E-Mail Address or Spam Names. That means no "James Bond", "Toyota", "Big Mac", "www.website.com", "email@example.com" or "Geocities Facebook", etc.|
|Do not enter any false, racist, offensive or incomplete Information, nor any illegal Material or Activities into your Profile such as "Drugs", "Rape", "Murder", etc.|
|The System wrongly identified you and deleted your Profile.|
And if you are still not able to create an Account, then any of the above Non-Optimum Conditions exist, regardless what is emphatically ascertained to the Contrary, unless of course that User was previously banned, deleted and blocked from Site for Terms of Service/User Agreement Violations.
|(Rev. January 14, 2009)|