Merged : Old Profiles

Merged : Old Profiles

48 posts
2 Nov 2011
donmack
Photographer
donmack
[ Formerly : Cleaning up the database ]

Wondered if the mods can get round to removing all the old profiles for models and photographers that have not logged in for, say the last 12 months.  Looks great when you do a search, and helps stats for the site, but is really unhelpful and indeed makes the site look tired.  Possibly have a tab for active models and historic ones?  Thoughts?
Posted 2 Nov 2011
Edited by ForumModerator 10 Nov 2011
jpv
Photographer
jpv
The line is "It's a portfolio hosting site" once set up there is no need to ever log on again. I don't moan it's still a great place to be.
Posted 2 Nov 2011
Gerry99111
Photographer
Gerry99111
Subject done to death and one of my most worked with models was innactive for a long time to do her studies and is now back.

Purestorm has said in the past that its primary function is a portfolio hosting site and therefore it does not matter. how frequently people log on.

Posted 2 Nov 2011
Andy_B
Photographer
Andy_B
That's why there are search criteria to organise by login date, update date etc.

Posted 2 Nov 2011
TeddyB
Photographer
TeddyB
Yes, subject done to death already. The Mods arn't gonna clean up the unused, unlogged onto profile's. They've stated this quite a few times, but hey, let's start a new thread on the subject, maybe they'll change their minds?. And of course, 11k of profiles looks great on the stats and search engines........even though only about 3k are even active/still around/would reply back/even give a damn! Ted
Posted 2 Nov 2011
Yes, we've all asked for this before but for reasons unexplained all we are told is "It's a portfolio holding site". The fact that the profiles ask for types of work you are looking for seems to then be pointless. I think the fact that we have a 11K profiles is the kudos for the site owners. If we cleared out all the dead profiles of folk even not logged in for a year, we would lose a large percentage. If we got it down to 3 months then it may be just a couple of thousand. I have suggested a "green button" saying available for work at the top of profiles which has to be re-activated each month. it works on other sites.
Posted 2 Nov 2011
could the mods send out an email with a 'validate' link wait a month and then remove people who have selected to confirm they still want there profile
ratisha

Posted 2 Nov 2011
At least a date is given when the profile holder last logged in...so one doesn't waste one's time...if it says for example last logged in 2009...I personally wouldn't contact that particular person.

People do take vacations from modelling..having a baby time, or whatever,,,I took 3 months off convalescing from major surgery...but glad I kept my profile going...

Some profiles don't even have a photograph on, which I do find a bit strange.
Posted 2 Nov 2011
Edited by SuzyMonty 2 Nov 2011
donmack
Photographer
donmack
The lack of photos is one of the bug bears and as some competitor sites won't allow a listing until a batch of photos are uploaded - surely not too much to deal with that.  I like the idea of the extra button - the programming is fairly easy to do and wouldn't involve great cost without diluting the number of portfolios on the site. 
The fact this thread is back means there may actually be a need for it.
Posted 2 Nov 2011

Matt has intimated several times that on space grounds there is no need to "clean up" the database.

All members are able to view Date Joined / Last Updated / Last Login dates on every profile.
All members can Search using chronological  Joined / Updated / Login statistics (ranked by Upgrade).
Gold and Platinum members can also view intitial contact message Reply Rates.
From this it should be possible to see if the member is active or just using the site for portfolio hosting.



 
Posted 2 Nov 2011
Edited by ForumModerator 19 Dec 2011
donmack
Photographer
donmack
Hit a raw nerve? No need to shout!  When viewing a search stream I don't want to see suppressed items coming up.

Posted 4 Nov 2011
Keith1
Photographer
Keith1
[ Merged ]

Profiles should be removed from Purestorm if they haven't been visited by the model for several months. It usually means they are no longer working as models.
Posted 10 Nov 2011
Edited by ForumModerator 10 Nov 2011
stolenfaces
Photographer
stolenfaces
Why ?
You can see this infomation clearly and avoid or at least approach the model knowing that you are unlikely to get an answer.

It is not uncommon for models to disappear for several months for personal reasons (such as pregnancy)
Posted 10 Nov 2011
Edited by stolenfaces 10 Nov 2011
Alister
Photographer
Alister
This is a portfolio hosting site, blah, blah. Very easy to avoid non-working people with the search function. See the many previous discussions on this subject for the pro's and con's.

Posted 10 Nov 2011
kenp
Photographer
kenp
Keith1

Profiles should be removed from Purestorm if they haven't been visited by the model for several months. It usually means they are no longer working as models.


Should the same apply to photographers or just the little women?
Posted 10 Nov 2011
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