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Paul Jones is off-line
05 February 2014 13:25
Paul_Jones
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Paul_Jones
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United Kingdom
Lancashire
Wigan

I've been a member of various photography forums / websites for the last 15 years.

Over the years there are some sites that I've stuck with and there are some that I've left.  If I'm going to leave a site I just stop visiting it.  I don't post a "Goodbye, I'm leaving" thread.

Similarly, if I'm unhappy with a website I wouldn't dream of posting a thread about it on another competing website.  I would just leave.

So far, I think Purestorm is doing a decent job in providing what I need to hire models for shoots.  Could it be improved?  Yes, I'm sure there's always room for improvement, but it's doing OK for me. 

Best regards
Paul






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05 February 2014 14:42
ATVLONDON
Photographer


Yes I love PS. Better than that fricking Purple site anyday. I nearly always get replies from models I contact on here, even if it's a "no" at least they bother to reply. There's a few people who like to turn something into an argument on the forums but on the whole it's no worse than any forum on any other site. The other site I used to be on was Models Club UK, also very good but that died a death unfortunately.
My doctor told me I've only got 6 months to live. Then I told him I couldn't pay him... so he gave me another 6 months.


Oliver Cook is off-line
05 February 2014 14:52
artistoli
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artistoli
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Malta


Maybe the forums just went a bit quiet and down because everybody was a bit pooped by the economic crisis. But hey, its a shiny new year and all is well (apparently), so we should inject a bit of humour back into proceedings on here. Positive thinking is the way forward.


05 February 2014 15:04
PaulManuell
Photographer


As an internet thicko who couldn't even set up my own profile (thanks Linderock) or make myself a Silver member (thanks Suzy Monty), Purestorm's fine for me because I can at least read the Forum and do searches on my own. I tried a search on Purple Port and couldn't find a 'Search' or 'Go' option anywhere to bring up models after filling out the ridiculously long list of criteria.


Bill Haley is off-lineSilver Member
05 February 2014 15:26
pompeytog
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pompeytog
Location
United Kingdom
Hampshire
Portsmouth

When I first joined here a few years ago I would happily spend a good couple of hours enjoying this site. The forums were very entertaining if sometimes a little crazy, but overall a good way to spend a couple of hours. I'm a paid member here because I think it only right to contribute if someone spends what must be an enormous amount of time and money to set up and maintain a site such as this. Ok it may have gone much more quiet than before but I do log in every day and enjoy my time on here, although my time on here is much less now.
I was reluctant to join the purple side when they first started but my curiosity got the better of me and I joined them as a paying member too for the reasons stated above. I have to admit that I spend more time there than here these days but I still enjoy PS and appreciate the hard work that the owner and admin put into it. I do hope that PS can grow back to the entertaining site it once was but I will still be a paying member of both. I believe that a little healthy competition does both sites the world of good, it keeps both site owners and admin on their toes and gives their customers a choice. My thanks go to all those that maintain this site and also to Ollie for starting this thread.
How hard can it be?


RGBphoto is off-lineSilver Member
05 February 2014 15:29
magpie1
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United Kingdom
Tyne and Wear
Newcastle

Quote from Fox2006
In honesty I'm unsure that I like Purestorm, I certainly dont dislike it, however I used to love it. For a long time it was the number one site but during the last year or so the level of professionalism by members has gone right down hill. For me the last straw was the[ 'Who's got the best tits on Purestorm thread' ]I cancelled my subscription that day and seldom logged back in. Now I know that this is down to some users of the forum and not the admins themselves, but it has to be said that the forums turned skanky...or call it what you will. Now, as previously discussed elsewhere, other sites have had their problems and I do think that the skankiness has moved to pastures more purple thus leaving these forums quiet. Is it enough for me to resubscribe?..no I think not, not yet anyway.
I used to love logging on to Purestorm but not now, I hope things improve though.



A certain other site, regularly, has 'who's got the best bum-----' etc threads


OldMaster is off-line
05 February 2014 15:56
OldMaster
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OldMaster
Location
United Kingdom
Hertfordshire
Harpenden

Certainly seen some much more diverse images on the home page recently and pleased to see the glut of glamour has been reduced!!

Although I am pretty sure it was only representing what the majority of members probably shoot and therefore "representative", a refreshing change anyway. The current crop is really rather good!!!

I recently, don't know why, logged back into NM...I can only say that the HP pictures were indescribably awful cheap soft porn badly executed trash..the reason I cancelled my subscription. No objection to "porn" but a real objection to crap! I was often lambasted on the site for daring to suggest there might be some standards and the "market" should decide..well now it has with their images beyond the gutter in terms of quality.

I only mention them because in contrast, although I do have issue with the PS policy regarding erotic images, at least some standards do exist and there seems to be enough interest from management and moderators to stay on top of it all, commendable.

I guess due to the financial situation there seem to be, almost on a daily basis, brand new "models" signing up to PS which has to be a good thing and also an indicator that PS must be attracting them. They also seem to be able to find togs to work with who are safe and can get them into a position of charging for their services relatively quickly. I have certainly worked with some fantastic new ladies recently.

This says as much for the new contenders as it does for the togs on the site? There are also, in my view, some of the most talented, experienced and beautiful models on this site...even if they are on all the others as well!!

So, yes, its a tricky juggling act business I am sure but in general..Well Done PS!!





 jivago Photographic is off-line
05 February 2014 16:45
jivago
Photographer
jivago
Location
United Kingdom
Highland
Highlands & Cheshire

Pure Storm is superb because:-

1. It has a track record of kicking out nefarious types

2. It does not force us to use the square cropper for thumbnails.

3. It does not have 'competitions' for 'yer pals' that use the right number of filters.

4. It has a useful referencing system.

5. It is not like Facebook

Since about 2008 - All my shoots have originated on here.

One Model Place used to be superb also - Not sure what went on there?
http://www.jivagophoto.com/


 jivago Photographic is off-line
05 February 2014 16:47
jivago
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jivago
Location
United Kingdom
Highland
Highlands & Cheshire

Quote from artistoli
Maybe the forums just went a bit quiet and down because everybody was a bit pooped by the economic crisis. But hey, its a shiny new year and all is well (apparently), so we should inject a bit of humour back into proceedings on here. Positive thinking is the way forward.



Bring back Tony?

http://www.jivagophoto.com/


raw and the cooked is off-line
06 February 2014 09:52
Rawandthecooked
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United Kingdom
London


Tony Nutley? By the way, where is Pippins these days?



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