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make_me_up

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Hello Everyone!

I use to practically live on Net-Model many years back, getting plenty of work (Paid and TF), critiques and making good contacts so thought I'd re-visit many years later as I'm wanting to get back into doing makeup again.

The site seems to be a LOT quieter than it use to be! What happened? I notice even the forum topics on the front page are days old, that use to update every few minutes.

I'm assuming everyone gone over to purple port now!

Keep well Danielle

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Chris_Photography

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RE: Net-Model...What happened?! Sep 27, 2017 6:14am

I only recently joined but immediately became aware that this is a site barely ticking along. Now on Madcow and Purpleport where it seems everyone now is.

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 Diceman199

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RE: Net-Model...What happened?! Sep 28, 2017 5:07am

No support from owner in terms of updates to site etc has lead to a long slow die off. Still a few die hards on here.....no flame wars anymore though

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make_me_up

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RE: Net-Model...What happened?! Oct 12, 2017 2:20pm

It's such a shame! It use to be thriving on here...it had such a community x

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 Ace



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RE: Net-Model...What happened?! Oct 12, 2017 3:25pm

quoting post from make_me_up:

It's such a shame! It use to be thriving on here...it had such a community x

In some ways there is still a sense of community in that those who remain are much more friendly than those on bigger sites.

If you post on the brand leading site right now you are likely to be torn to shreds by egotists and axe grinders! There seems to be so much bad temper on their forums.

People still do make bookings from here and there is the advantage that any thread you post will be up for days and not gone in 20 mins.

I think it's good to have a foot in both camps.



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 Peter_Birch



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RE: Net-Model...What happened?! Oct 13, 2017 4:07am

quoting post from  Ace:

In some ways there is still a sense of community in that those who remain are much more friendly than those on bigger sites.

If you post on the brand leading site right now you are likely to be torn to shreds by egotists and axe grinders! There seems to be so much bad temper on their forums.

People still do make bookings from here and there is the advantage that any thread you post will be up for days and not gone in 20 mins.

I think it's good to have a foot in both camps.



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I agree with Ace. It's quiet here, but civilised. I haven't tried a casting recently, but I visit regularly for the photo competition. Why not join in?

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DonM

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RE: Net-Model...What happened?! Oct 13, 2017 5:54am

Good point! - I have never entered. What's the process for posting photos?

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 Peter_Birch



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RE: Net-Model...What happened?! Oct 13, 2017 9:25am

quoting post from DonM:

Good point! - I have never entered. What's the process for posting photos?

There's a long post at the beginning of the thread, but these days we take things rather more casually.

You can enter any picture you please as long as you took it or are in it. Recently whoever posts first is considered to have set a rough theme, but there's no obligation to follow it.

Once there are three or more pictures it's game on, but the competition stays open until 9pm that evening. After that you can await the outcome or vote for whichever picture you like, except your own entry.

Votes should be sent to Ace, who is Grand High Panjandrum and arbiter of the competition.



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rmsoansphotography

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RE: Net-Model...What happened?! Oct 13, 2017 5:58pm

It looks the same as the day I joined

Aesthetics aside, they seemed to have run to another site which I am part of (but still getting no models to photograph)

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DonM

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RE: Net-Model...What happened?! Oct 14, 2017 8:01am

quoting post from  Peter_Birch:

There's a long post at the beginning of the thread, but these days we take things rather more casually.

You can enter any picture you please as long as you took it or are in it. Recently whoever posts first is considered to have set a rough theme, but there's no obligation to follow it.

Once there are three or more pictures it's game on, but the competition stays open until 9pm that evening. After that you can await the outcome or vote for whichever picture you like, except your own entry.

Votes should be sent to Ace, who is Grand High Panjandrum and arbiter of the competition.



Thanks for the info - will look out the info about posting images - I noticed that slight change in format for the entries - it seems to work well.

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 Peter_Birch



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RE: Net-Model...What happened?! Oct 14, 2017 1:05pm

quoting post from DonM:

Thanks for the info - will look out the info about posting images - I noticed that slight change in format for the entries - it seems to work well.

No problem. I look forward to your entries.

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 Ace



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RE: Net-Model...What happened?! Oct 14, 2017 6:31pm

Thanks Peter Birch for flying the comp flag. DonM if you have any problems please drop me a message and I'll help you through it. The most important thing is not to take it seriously.

I would like to amend the initial post and update but Circles the original post no longer frequents the site so I can ask him to post the edit for me.



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DonM

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RE: Net-Model...What happened?! Oct 15, 2017 7:44am

quoting post from  Ace:

Thanks Peter Birch for flying the comp flag. DonM if you have any problems please drop me a message and I'll help you through it. The most important thing is not to take it seriously.

I would like to amend the initial post and update but Circles the original post no longer frequents the site so I can ask him to post the edit for me.



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Hi

Thanks for the offer of help and the good advice <smile>

I know Ken quite well and visited his old studio in Llanelli a few times

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 pep

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RE: Net-Model...What happened?! Oct 16, 2017 7:03am

I find NM is a little more like the quiet warm cafe hidden away off the beaten track... compared to the impersonal corporate city centre coffee 'shoppe'

bookings few & far between - especially being in the frozen North - though chatty, informative & busy enough to keep it interesting....

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 Myk



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RE: Net-Model...What happened?! Oct 18, 2017 3:59am

Ace

there are 4 mods on the forum I think doctorontop is around - ask him to modify the post

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IanG

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RE: Net-Model...What happened?! Oct 19, 2017 2:48pm

I joined this Forum many years ago, I worked with 3 or 4 models multiple times, and a few just once - actually the ones I worked with multiple time were members of The Models Club as well.

The Models Club went downhill when the harder core photographers became dominant in postingparticularly images etc and models moved to using this website in preference.

Something has gone very wrong here, it largely happened while I was living outside the UK and not booking models, The serious issue now is models who are members of a few forums tend to log in here very rarely these days, don't update their images etc.

The Moderators and Owner(s) need to address the downhill slide.

Ian

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 persistentvision
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RE: Net-Model...What happened?! Nov 5, 2017 1:47pm

quoting post from IanG:

I joined this Forum many years ago, I worked with 3 or 4 models multiple times, and a few just once - actually the ones I worked with multiple time were members of The Models Club as well.

The Models Club went downhill when the harder core photographers became dominant in postingparticularly images etc and models moved to using this website in preference.

Something has gone very wrong here, it largely happened while I was living outside the UK and not booking models, The serious issue now is models who are members of a few forums tend to log in here very rarely these days, don't update their images etc.

The Moderators and Owner(s) need to address the downhill slide.

Ian


Totally outside the moderators powers to do anything much about that I'm afraid. We've got access to moderate posts, that's it.



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TSS

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RE: Net-Model...What happened?! Nov 13, 2017 6:27am

Just logged in for the first time in ages to see if it was still going. I stopped using the site as I was told you could not cast for video work, has that changed?

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 Diceman199

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RE: Net-Model...What happened?! Nov 13, 2017 6:32am

quoting post from TSS:

Just logged in for the first time in ages to see if it was still going. I stopped using the site as I was told you could not cast for video work, has that changed?

I would guess what sort of video work would be the issue rather than video itself. I think the restriction is more on casting for full on adult work.

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 Myk



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RE: Net-Model...What happened?! Nov 13, 2017 8:19am

Escape has posted on more than one occasion that the main part of a casting should be stills work

We turn a blind eye to video recording of a stills shoot

The new site appears to follow this mantra

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HelenDiaz

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RE: Net-Model...What happened?! Nov 15, 2017 6:01am

I'm still here! :P

Yes I very rarely use Net Model but I do log in after all of these years out of loyalty, as this is where I started!

Helen Diaz x

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 Razoir



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RE: Net-Model...What happened?! Nov 15, 2017 8:36am

I do not know or understand why Escape (the owner) is so quiet about what is going on behind the scenes and it is none of my business if he does not want to tell me/us.
I am happy to say, that there IS alot of work going on and I am actively involved in Beta Testing the new look NM.
I do not have any idea of time-scales, though.

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