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anthonyh

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Views : 3512  Nov 2, 2015 10:19am

As the title says....it doesn't seem to be about doing shoots etc....so it must have another function to keep a small (very small) but very 'hard core' following? No puns intended there....

Opinions?

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JayBee

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...To share some excellent images (occasionally !) like those on your portfolio, perhaps ?

...Just a thought !

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anthonyh

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quoting post from JayBee:

...To share some excellent images (occasionally !) like those on your portfolio, perhaps ?

...Just a thought !


I think it was maybe two years back that I last put an image on here. I'm mainly on Purpleport now......I sometimes mention this site to any current models (when talking about the old days lol) and I haven't found one that has heard of N-M for quite a time now.

I too hope things might change....but realistically...it's not going to. I keep thinking that somewhere in the States, forgotten in a basement somewhere, a lonely server keeps on chugging away....and will do so until the HD is full....or it dies of neglect!!

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MattMiller

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I use this site to send coded messages to my operatives ...

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fredericks

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I've heard that changes are in the pipeline.
So hang on in there but don't hold your breath?

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Elitefoto

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Purpleport, N-M and Purestorm...all the same really..same people only the names are different..not one is better than the other for that reason!


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anthonyh

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quoting post from fredericks:

I've heard that changes are in the pipeline.
So hang on in there but don't hold your breath?


I don't think anything has changed in a few years now...but people keep saying there are changes in the pipeline......or words to that effect!

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 NoNoizePhotography



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I still feel it's a good site for it's simplicity alone, I stay because I like the site

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Kenp

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quoting post from MattMiller:

I use this site to send coded messages to my operatives ...

Aphrodite fruit bowl in the morning.

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aoxomedia

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City: Bedford
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I still log on occasionally but the site has nothing to offer any longer. A shame really.
Model Mayhem has little to offer these days as well. That's a shame too because ten years ago it was huge here in the UK. My first casting got three hundred responses.
Purpleport now leads all of the activity in the UK now and I've noticed it's started to get a number of US members.


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InSyncModel

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RE: What is the point of this site? Jan 22, 2016 10:30pm

quoting post from MattMiller:

I use this site to send coded messages to my operatives ...

Lol! Good one

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CGImages

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Perhaps if they offered a maximum number of images for free users - as PurplePort does - rather than the limited storage allocation that would help?

It would encourage more images to be uploaded, and at better quality.

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acepainter

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i said much the same a while ago , i only check in once a month or so now .

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rmsoansphotography

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The point of this site is to gawp at the images, try get a shoot, send a few pms, only for the models not to show any signs of interest after two pms sent, hold your breath to see if they will reply. If they do reply, its either because they are too expensive, or don't like you personally (i.e. think you are ugly)

Send a few pms to fake profiles who's accounts will never get verified on this site

Last model I actually got on this site to have a shoot with, was 3 years ago

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Photodreams

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City: Telford
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Been on this site for some years, and the last time i shot with a model booked through this site must have been a couple of years ago.

Not really sure why i stay on here... probably just can't be bothered to delete my profile.

As others have said... i have responded to Model castings, but just don't get a reply, or a request for payments (usually way over the top) and often from models with Zero experience.


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 Njay

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I recently joined and I have to agree with Photodreams.
Most models do not even have the good manners to reply to the messages sent to them!!
I would ask the models on this site the simple question .. Why join a modelling site if you are not prepared to respond to messages sent to you?

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 NoNoizePhotography



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quoting post from  Njay:

I recently joined and I have to agree with Photodreams.
Most models do not even have the good manners to reply to the messages sent to them!!
I would ask the models on this site the simple question .. Why join a modelling site if you are not prepared to respond to messages sent to you?


Most models on here do reply eventually, I think some people forget that other sites are more up to date with their tech (as in linked to facebook, twitter, instagram etc), saying that it still doesn't mean you'll get an immediate reply or even within a few days - It's just the way it is with some new models. I contacted two recently new models (or girls who'd like to try modelling) and they both responded that day...although one got removed from the site (probably fake) - but my point is - it takes time for some to get back and reply, and if they've been swamped with mail from photographers and they are only free members with ltd mail.........you can guess the rest

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 Njay

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quoting post from  NoNoizePhotography:

Most models on here do reply eventually, I think some people forget that other sites are more up to date with their tech (as in linked to facebook, twitter, instagram etc), saying that it still doesn't mean you'll get an immediate reply or even within a few days - It's just the way it is with some new models. I contacted two recently new models (or girls who'd like to try modelling) and they both responded that day...although one got removed from the site (probably fake) - but my point is - it takes time for some to get back and reply, and if they've been swamped with mail from photographers and they are only free members with ltd mail.........you can guess the rest

I will keep that in mind and I admit that one model did contact me quickly ... I forgot about the limited number of emails. Thanks.

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pep

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RE: What is the point of this site? Jan 28, 2016 11:20am

remember also.. just because you contacted them they don't have to reply to you.. especially as has been pointed out, 4 emails per day for free accounts..

Do with there were more active northern models though.. esp northeast..

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Russb

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RE: What is the point of this site? Jan 28, 2016 12:53pm

quoting post from  NoNoizePhotography:

Most models on here do reply eventually, I think some people forget that other sites are more up to date with their tech (as in linked to facebook, twitter, instagram etc), saying that it still doesn't mean you'll get an immediate reply or even within a few days - It's just the way it is with some new models. I contacted two recently new models (or girls who'd like to try modelling) and they both responded that day...although one got removed from the site (probably fake) - but my point is - it takes time for some to get back and reply, and if they've been swamped with mail from photographers and they are only free members with ltd mail.........you can guess the rest

Happy New Year ! my first visit in 2016. I doubt models would get swamped with mails these days so few people use the site, though those that do keep visiting my portfolio: the view total creeps upwards. Still it takes all sorts !

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 doctorontop
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A slow site is not such a bad thing, castings tend to stay on the front page far longer than on faster sites. We live in a multisite world a listing seen on one site is a crab shoot as to where point of contact is finally made. With the myriad of ways we can digitally interact with each other, individual preferences rule.


John.

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 NoNoizePhotography



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quoting post from  doctorontop:

A slow site is not such a bad thing, castings tend to stay on the front page far longer than on faster sites. We live in a multisite world a listing seen on one site is a crab shoot as to where point of contact is finally made. With the myriad of ways we can digitally interact with each other, individual preferences rule.


John.

A Cynic is what an Idealist calls a Realist.

10% Photographer 90% Digital Bulldozer.


True, very true

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branden_valentino

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lots of fakes on this site, you notify the site of a fake profile or fake email that bounces back from the so called model who may reply once and the site does nothing about them even when you give evidence of it happening.

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johnlp

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I started on this site and it gave me the first 10 or so shoots, so I'm very grateful to it, but I'm only on here today to remove all photos and notes from my profile. I rarely give the site a thought.

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MrWrite

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lots of fakes on this site


So true. That is why so few agencies are listed in California. A real agency must be licensed with the Department of Industrial Relations. When someone comes onto Net-model and claims to be an agency in California, I look them up. If they are not listed, they are fake. I report the fakes and the posting goes off.

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