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Website: http://www.makefriendsonline.com

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Make Friends Online - How to Ruin a Good Site
17 July 2010
Reviewer: Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells from London, UK

213 of 387 people found this review helpful

The Make Friends Online of old was a friendly, well run site, fairly moderated by its own members. It had lively and varied message boards, lots of meets (again, organised by the members), and was a real online community where members could find friendship, advice, support, lots of laughs, lively debates and, last but not least, the opportunity to meet like-minded people if you so wished.

Sadly, none of that holds true under its new ownership. The promises made to keep loyal members on their old payment packages were broken. Strikes and bans are administered in the most bizarre fashion (though people who have been banned have subsequently been invited to rejoin, providing they pay the, in some cases, 500% increase in membership fees). The online accounts facility was removed without notice. It's almost impossible to contact the administrators if you have a query or complaint, and it appears that the only way to get your profile deleted is to threaten legal action. Of course it pays them to keep dead profiles on the site to inflate the membership figures.

Non-paying members can no longer view the message boards (though they've all but died so there's nothing to see anyway) but they... (Read the full review)

In summary, I would not recommend Make Friends Online to a friend.

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Don't bother
12 July 2010
Reviewer: Disappointed from UK

202 of 400 people found this review helpful

Makefriendsonline (MFO) was established over 10 years ago and grew to be a fantastic place to make and meet new friends. I joined over 8 years ago and was priviledged to watch the site grow, see friendships blossom and watch relationships develop, sometimes into marriage! MFO was a regulated fee-paying site with an administration and volunteer hosts from its membership. This ensured that the site ran smoothly and the occasional disagreements were quickly and fairly resolved. Rule breaking was handled and there was communication between admin/the hosts and the members should rule-breaking occur.

However, the site was taken over by new owners last year and it was changed into a hardcore dating site. A new adminstration was brought in and the hosts removed. The new administration is draconian and heavy-handed. Posts are removed without justification and bans and suspensions are imposed without any notification or reason. Communication between members and the administration is frustrating and most of their responses are pre-set.

I have seen its membership dwindle over the past few months and the once thriving message boards and chat communities are all but gone.

The reasonable subscription fee prevented non-paying members from contacting paying members unless they used a pre-generated email message.... (Read the full review)

In summary, I would not recommend Make Friends Online to a friend.

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