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So whats happened to purestorm? seems very quiet nowerdays

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ICONIC :P is off-line
01 November 2013 07:31
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used to be full of raging discussions and a bussling atmosphere - now it seems dead like an abandonned ghost town , what happened?
pissing purestorm off since 2009


Iain Thomson is off-linePlatinum Member
01 November 2013 07:43
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Quote from Iconic
used to be full of raging discussions and a bussling atmosphere - now it seems dead like an abandonned ghost town , what happened?



I kind of like it...people seem to be concentrating on using PS as a work site, rather than as a vehicle to get involved in the usual childish nonsense..
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01 November 2013 08:17
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It's a shame really, feels like an old folks home here now. Mind you, I prefer the moderators style; whereas I once thought it a bit draconian, it turns out they're more decent folk than some I've encountered.


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01 November 2013 08:38
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its good to focus on work but good to have a bit of fun aswell - i agree old folks home or ghost town it feels lonely haha
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Charlie Z  is off-lineSilver Member
01 November 2013 08:46
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Quote from IainT


I kind of like it...people seem to be concentrating on using PS as a work site, rather than as a vehicle to get involved in the usual childish nonsense..




Love this!!!!!
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01 November 2013 09:20
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I would say it is oddly quiet too.... I have 7 unread messages from the last week (over 48 hours old) all offering a shoot over the next month and they have not been read....in the past I would have only expect 2 or maybe 3 to not respond with 48 hours.

I suspect the answer is a lot of models are relying on FB et el...
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01 November 2013 10:48
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It's a shame really, feels like an old folks home here now. Mind you, I prefer the moderators style; whereas I once thought it a bit draconian, it turns out they're more decent folk than some I've encountered.



Can't think who you mean!  laugh
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redbaron is off-lineSilver Member
01 November 2013 11:30
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I'm with Ian on this one. The only danger can be because the forum is quiet people may assume to whole site is and move onto other pastures. Really though the forums are barely relevant to the function of the site, which is to allow models and photographers to network.

I think like a lot of photographers I keep an eye on most of the sites, quiet or not but I tend not to post much these days simply because the forums get so predictable. If I need a model for a session fine, I either approach direct or place a casting call. If I see a model posting that fits in with a need of mine at the time I may follow it up. Neither needs use of forums.

Indeed there is an arguement that forums simply attract too many fantasists. Photographers and models who shoot endless sessions with no real purpose other than to provide an excuse to preen each other on how good they are. Convincing themselves they are experts in every aspect of photography or modelling despite barely having earned a bean from the 'career' in their lives.

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Paul J is off-line
01 November 2013 12:23
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Quote from Iconic
used to be full of raging discussions and a bussling atmosphere - now it seems dead like an abandonned ghost town , what happened?



surely with regard to the fourms a lot of the threads have all been said & done before anyway. no real point to a discussion if it's only banging the same old drum.

with regard to the purestorm community, did anyone notice a few days ago when a certain other portfolio hosting site was down, purestorm had nearly 500 users logged in (similar to the old days) rather than the 200/300 it now normally gets?
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01 November 2013 12:38
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Quote from redbaron
I'm with Ian on this one. The only danger can be because the forum is quiet people may assume to whole site is and move onto other pastures. Really though the forums are barely relevant to the function of the site, which is to allow models and photographers to network.

I think like a lot of photographers I keep an eye on most of the sites, quiet or not but I tend not to post much these days simply because the forums get so predictable. If I need a model for a session fine, I either approach direct or place a casting call. If I see a model posting that fits in with a need of mine at the time I may follow it up. Neither needs use of forums.

Indeed there is an arguement that forums simply attract too many fantasists. Photographers and models who shoot endless sessions with no real purpose other than to provide an excuse to preen each other on how good they are. Convincing themselves they are experts in every aspect of photography or modelling despite barely having earned a bean from the 'career' in their lives.





Those are called hobbyists or enthusiasts very often. You should check out their work, you might well benefit from it. Maybe get in the papers again even huh?




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