Plenty of Fish is an online dating service with more than 88 million users. To earn people’s trust, it must protect its members from any inappropriate content and punish unacceptable behavior.
In this article, we’ll dig deeper into how and why POF blocks/bans IPs and what kind of content you need to stay away from to keep your account active.
Can POF Block Your IP?
They do so to protect their users from false profiles a variety of scams.
POF has made it one of its top priorities to make all users are safe. To ensure this happens, they use secure encrypted connections for all users and keep an eye on what’s happening.
This profiling system evaluates members’ behavior on the network through the automated processing of personal data. These processes are used primarily for connecting the members and creating a match. Also, they can keep track of people, and whether they follow the community’s guidelines.
Why Are Your Messaging Services Blocked?
Members of POF often realize that something is wrong when their messages stop going through. Often, it can be a glitch in the system, but in most cases, the contain problematic content.
We’ll name some of the recurring issues that ban messages and lead to profile deletion on POF.
Same Messages Sent to Multiple Profiles
Sending messages that have identical content to multiple profiles on POF is detected as spam. First messages tend to be short and introductory since it’s a way for members to get to know each other. When the system detects identical content repeatedly send as a first message, it disables the profile.
Messages That Promote Other Websites
If members start using POF as a promoting platform, they’ll be promptly removed. POF isn’t a place where they can sell their products, promote their online stores and websites. If they attempt to do so, the site will automatically shut down their profiles.
How to Report Someone’s Profile?
Members of the POF community have an option to restrict certain users from contacting them. Even if you try to get in touch with another user, they’ll never receive your messages.
Bear in mind that POF offers plenty of new people to connect with, and that if someone rejected you, it’s better to refrain from any contact.
What Else Can Be Potentially Problematic on POF?
- Married members
POF is a platform for people who want to find a relationship or a date. That’s why if the content policy team detects that someone who claims to be single is married, their profile gets removed.
All members of POF have to be at least 18 years old. If others flag any of the members as underage, that account will be also removed.
POF has an AI tool that can detect most spammers even before they sign in. However, the POF team previously had problems locating profiles that rigged the system and got onto the platform. Most of the scams involve video chats (that are still unavailable on POF) and emails, as users get links that take them out of the platform. Scammers often ask people to send them money or buy plane tickets.
- Fake Profiles
With a few stolen photos, scammers can successfully get your attention. Also, they can add a lot of details and descriptions to convince you of their identity. When the time comes to meet, that’s when you’ll realize that something is amiss.
- Rude content
Being rude to other users can have serious consequences. If too many users block your messages, there will be zero tolerance for discrimination, offensive, and foul language. Of course, as soon as problematic content gets reported, the account is no longer available.
- Posting inappropriate photos and content
Posting photos that include nudity are forbidden on POF. If a software flags inappropriate images on your profile, your profile with pictures and messages will be deleted.
- Logging in From an Another Country
Plenty of Fish is available in more than 80 countries worldwide. However, users and accounts from countries where POF isn’t available are detected as spam and promptly deleted.
People make online dating profiles in the hope of finding true love quickly and effortlessly. When you’re vulnerable and naïve, scammers can find an easy way to make you believe anything they tell you. If you know the potential problems and challenges of online dating, you can navigate your online love-life more successfully. Have you ever had any experiences of a block or ban on Plenty of Fish? Let us know in the comments section below.