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Gary Newton is off-line
26 November 2013 17:33
oceanova
Photographer
oceanova
Location
United Kingdom
Essex


Hi to all the models on Purestorm,

I have just recieved yet another Blanket email from a model who has neither read my profile or taken the time to comprehend what it states. I know this is a small minority of models who do this, people will jump on the band wagon that this is just networking however I find it just as annoying as Anglia Windows ringing me. The next thing, this particular model who cold called me I discover is awaiting approval, strange I know as she has been on here a while, she cold called me a last month as well.




Steven Jardine is off-linePlatinum Member
26 November 2013 18:13
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
Location
United Kingdom
Buckinghamshire
Stoke Mandeville

The 'awaiting approval' can occur to someone who is given a temporary ban (perhaps for those blanket emails).
When you are dead, you do not know that you are dead. All of your pain is felt by others. The same thing happens when you are stupid.


Chrissie Red is off-line
27 November 2013 02:49
Chrissie_Red
Model
Chrissie_Red
Location
United Kingdom
Tayside
Perthshire

I don't do it but i know some models who do although they generally look at the persons portfolio/notes before contacting people, it can be quite handy for models who are travelling and have extra spaces to fill - I'm guilty of not actually checking casting calls myself so if somebody sends me a PM asking for a shoot there is a much better chance they will be able to arrange something quickly should I be interested if they PM me directly and offer a shoot to me. Granted its not everybodies cup of tea but it does work - if you aren't interested then ignoring/responding saying no thanks works. If you need to say no thanks more than once in a short space of time several times then respond saying "thanks again for the offer but still not interested" then block them if it really annoys you.

Taking a look at my e-mail inbox this morning (and every morning) - I get offers from websites I've put my details into, do I want to buy a plastic light up christmas tree or a dogs bed? nope, but one day something interesting might pop up in my inbox so its nice getting these updates even though they they do fill up my inbox.

Awaiting approval could mean many things, if you were genuinely interested in working with her then I'm sure you can find her elsewhere on the t'internet!


Purestorm is off-line
27 November 2013 03:03
Purestorm
Photographer

Location
United Kingdom
East Sussex


Yesterday Administrators were made aware that a member had spammed several hundred others,
and not for the first time, with a blanket email requesting paid work instead of using
Castings.

To stop this ongoing abuse of the Personal Messaging system her account was taken offline.

The complaints (not from anyone on this thread) were because she had clearly not read the profiles
of those she was messaging and because she was repeatedly spamming with the same work request.

The model's response was that she believed she was allowed to send 1000 mails a day
and as she seldom sent more than a couple of hundred she did not see a problem.

Evidently some of those she was sending her batch messages to disagreed with her.


Gary Newton is off-line
27 November 2013 14:17
oceanova
Photographer
oceanova
Location
United Kingdom
Essex


Well I just had an interesting email from ###@ ######, actually 2 emails, he sent it twice he was so incensed. It amazes me how some idiots work things out or read a few lines then make a lot of assumptions, yes I know on my profile it says I only work TFP/CD. I do pay models when I choose to, if I see a model I would like to work with then I offer her a rate, or if I put up a casting then generally that's paid as well.
Bob thinks that I expect all models to strip off for free, what a strange child he is!
And as for his last line "Go and oceanova is a naughty person die you knobhead" I think that is a little harsh, shame the troll hides behind the internet for his comments

Moderator Edit
Email removed - the US Realtor quoted was not responsible for the trolling email



Steven Jardine is off-linePlatinum Member
27 November 2013 14:23
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
Location
United Kingdom
Buckinghamshire
Stoke Mandeville

Quote from oceanova
Well I just had an interesting email from ###@######, actually 2 emails, he sent it twice he was so incensed.



Looks like stocknickg's taking on a new persona, LOL

When you are dead, you do not know that you are dead. All of your pain is felt by others. The same thing happens when you are stupid.


seanb is off-lineGold Member
27 November 2013 15:22
seanb
Photographer
seanb
Location
United Kingdom
Essex
Leigh on Sea

I had the same email.

I don't actually object that strongly if it's done once, but my lack of reply last time should have got me off of her mailing list.
http://www.seanbphotography.co.uk


Tempus Fugit is off-lineSilver Member
27 November 2013 15:37
pinkbuildingphotography
Photographer
pinkbuildingphotography
Location
United Kingdom
Tayside


I did not know that you could spam on here.

I do not mind people emailing me.

As long as if I say no they take that immediately.

But when people do not take no then they are blocked.

David
Riding on the Gotterdammerung. Down and down she goes. Where she stops no one knows.


gerryquiff is off-lineSilver Member
27 November 2013 18:00
gerryquiff
Photographer
gerryquiff
Location
United Kingdom
Lanarkshire
Bonnie Scotland

Well I'm furious, I never get these mails. Isn't my work good enough (please dont answer that )

Is there someone I should contact to be spammed on a daily basis
CAT WANTED. Must be large enough to make Davy Crockett hat. (6 7/8) Prefer ginger


Millzy82 is off-line
27 November 2013 18:53
Millzy82
Photographer
Millzy82
Location
United Kingdom
Hertfordshire


Assuming it's the same model who sent me a blanket email, her levels have miraculously changed from what she advertised in her message.

Blanket emails are one thing but taking the bait & switch approach when requesting paid work is downright dishonest.



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