For now, POF cant block or ban your IP, but it can delete profiles that violated their Community Rules. Also, they can deny your email address from registering on the platform ever again. They do so to protect their users from false profiles a variety of scams.
Can POF block you?
Common reasons for blocking a member on POF are offensive language, spam messages, inappropriate images, or any content that violates POF Community Guidelines. The Plenty of Fish community gives utmost importance to four rules of conduct: Kindness. Respectfulness.
How do you know if your banned from Plenty of Fish?
Plenty of Fish has a zero-tolerance policy for any abuse whether its in your profile or a message reported by another member. If youre found to be harassing, or disrespectful to other users, or you have content on your profile that is racist, violent, rude, or abusive, you will be deleted and banned.
Why are IP addresses banned?
IP ban is implemented to protect the server from abuse such as brute force attacks, block emails from known spammers and limit usage by users. IP Ban allows a server to ban an IP address from accessing a website, forum, email or game server.
Are IP bans good?
In the short term (less than one day), they can be very effective. When you need to deal with traffic-level issues then a short-term IP address ban works very well. Yes, the attacker could change their IP address easily, but an automated IP address banning system works well (and is commonly utilized).
Can you turn off your online status on POF?
If you want to hide your profile using the app, follow these steps: Go to your POF profile and then click “Edit.” Scroll down and find the “Profile Visibility” option. Tap the toggle beside “Hide my Profile.”