Agree, and the reason/s for non recommendation could be quite varied, from dubious or offensive behaviour, from either party or just a TF shoot where the model didn't think much of the pics. There are mechanisms, as said ,for appeal and moderation, regarding feedback comments but if the matter meant legal issues were involved, then allowing comments beyond 'not recommend ' could be considered as prejudicial.Gerry99111[I think you will find the site wants to avoid getting drawn into potentially litigious disputes. They are relying a little on people sorting their own crap out and I have heard of cases where someone does strike first to cover up their own fault and that has gone to be moderated and the reference removed. If it was my site, I would probably do the same as I wouldn't want to risk a defamation case which is always possible when one person makes a negative comment that spells out something quite damaging about the other persons character]
So how would you have felt if she had left you negative feedback first, thereby preventing you from leaving negative feedback for her?HowardJI've only ever left one piece of negative feedback and that was due to the model's attitude (this is how I pose and if you don't like it tough and how she couldn't do basic maths and decided to make my 6 hr shoot a 4 hr one for the same fee so she could fit in a shoot with another photographer. I chose to abandon the shoot and leave as she told me I could if I didn't like it).
Really? You wouldn't care if someone left you unfounded negative feedback?twentytwentyI wouldn't take a blind bit of notice of the Feedback system. its so damn false
Why then do you write positive feedback for anyone as one assumes you would recommend readers to disregard your feedback as you disregard that of others? The reason I think the issue matters is that anyone can become a victim of what I see as a danger in the system. Though I have not been involved in either side of this issue I flag it for the same reason as I might report an accident hazard on the road. One day any of us might be the one to come a cropper on it.Chrissie_RedI rarely take in or value any written text on any references - Even if the photographer has glowing references, I will still ask some of those models what he/she was like to work with. If you haven't left negative/haven't been given a negative then why does it matter? Follow most others leads and contact some of the previous people that person has worked with if you want a better idea of what they were like to work with.
Why then do you write positive feedback for anyone as one assumes you would recommend readers to disregard your feedback as you disregard that of others? The reason I think the issue matters is that anyone can become a victim of what I see as a danger in the system. Though I have not been involved in either side of this issue I flag it for the same reason as I might report an accident hazard on the road. One day any of us might be the one to come a cropper on it.
I would of complained to PS and had it removed. People have privately contacted me since about it and I have explained the situation to them including when she said "if you don't like the way I pose you can leave" which is exactly what I did after getting her to sign the release form, pose for ID pics and then I paid her for the time we had shot. She slammed the door behind me like a spoilt child, which is why I left the feedback as I could not recommend her based on her behaviour or her ability to take simple direction like avoid poses which create pointy sticking out elbows to which her response this is how I pose and other people are ok with it.ClaypawsSo how would you have felt if she had left you negative feedback first, thereby preventing you from leaving negative feedback for her?
I agree with that. I too am appalled by the experiences some models have described to me. Thank you, and indeed everyone who has commented, for constructive and courteous discussion. I was aware of the site's notes on how the feedback system works but wanted to see if my view was generally shared. At least amongst those who have commented, it seems that the consensus is with the status quo, despite the burden it places on moderators to investigate individual cases.Chrissie_Redand if decent reference checks are done it minimises the liklihood one of them will end up being raped. I say the seeking references in private does a crap load more than this or any other site does to help protect models.