Old profiles that no one has used in years are they ever deleted?

Old profiles that no one has used in years are they ever deleted?

12 posts
30 Oct 2016
Davenwuk
Photographer
Davenwuk
HI all I have been looking through some of the profiles and have noticed there are loads that have not logged in for in a lot of cases 5yrs or more is there a time limit for the site to have a clear out of old profiles etc so as to free up the site and keep profiles fresh.

thanks

Dave

Posted 30 Oct 2016
wiltshiretog
Photographer
wiltshiretog
Even worse when you do a model search and all you get is old profiles

Posted 30 Oct 2016
JohnEnger
Photographer
JohnEnger
I think it's quite common among these sites to NOT delete members, as that leaves them with more members to brag about. Giving new members a feeling that the site is bigger than it actually is.

I used to be a paying member here, but since the newest, most recent profile logged in in my area is like 4 years old, it's no good for me.
And most of my abroad shoots are in the US, where this site is rather poorly represented.

I stayed a member mostly because if the forums which are pretty good.


J.

Posted 30 Oct 2016
MG
Photographer
MG
Personally I think this model shows real potential... Who would like to arrange a shoot with her? Last logged in 9 years and 7 months ago The only problem is her photo's might be a bit out of date by now! Why did I single her out? She is the profile that last logged in the longest time ago! http://www.purestorm.com/profile.aspx?id=vickyob There are roughly 20 million females living in the UK between 18 and 65. There are roughly 22,000 female models with active profiles on this site... That seems like an awful lot of those females that decide to model as a career! I think it might be time for a clear out on the grand launch of the new site that we are all waiting very patiently for.
Posted 5 Nov 2016
dhuntuk
Photographer
dhuntuk
Old profiles make good, cheap advertising for the site.

A few people think that old profiles should be removed from any model directory to show good house keeping.

A few people think that any search that brings up a Purestorm profile (Dead or alive!) would be good advertising.

The majority do not post on the forums and do not give a fig.

Posted 23 Nov 2016
Kiboko
Photographer
Kiboko
It's one of the fundamental failings of this, and no doubt other such sites. I raised this on a forum some years ago, back in the days before PP and when forums could be really nasty, - needless to say I was castigated for voicing my thoughts and nothing's since changed. The official line was that this is a portfolio hosting site. I still maintain that most photographers want to see profiles of models who are active and contactable, - perhaps that should be something the re-organisation of the site addresses for once and for all. Members to log in at least once every month (or some such acceptable period), otherwise their profile is temporarily removed until re-activated. Yes it would decimate numbers initially, but ultimately photographers would know that any model on here is both of the above and models would perhaps find their workload he increase owing to removal of dead profiles which saps the moral of photographers who finally look elsewhere.

Posted 24 Nov 2016
VicPics
Photographer
VicPics
TIME FOR A CLEAR OUT - and a bit of promotion to get 'fresh Models etc ! Waste of time doing a 'search', most of the subjects are out of date !
Posted 24 Nov 2016
wiltshiretog
Photographer
wiltshiretog
VicPics
TIME FOR A CLEAR OUT - and a bit of promotion to get 'fresh Models etc ! Way,way,way out of date!! Waste of time doing a 'search', most of the subjects are out of date !
Posted 25 Nov 2016
Bob
Photographer
Bob
VicPics

TIME FOR A CLEAR OUT - and a bit of promotion to get 'fresh Models etc !

Why bother looking for 'fresh' models unless, of course, one is a 'fresh meat' raptor looking to pounce on newbies. There are still plenty of good and reliable models on here, whereas those sites attracting more newcomers over the last few years seem to be plagued with the No-Show problems this site used to suffer from.

VicPics

Waste of time doing a 'search', most of the subjects are out of date !

Searching isn't a waste of time if one simply selects the [Show most recently logged on profiles first] and only looks at the top of the list, rather trawling through every return. However the system could be improved by allowing multiple ajoining counties/regions to be easily selected like one do can when setting casting calls.

Bob

Posted 25 Nov 2016
VicPics
Photographer
VicPics
Bob

Why bother looking for 'fresh' models unless, of course, one is a 'fresh meat' raptor looking to pounce on newbies. There are still plenty of good and reliable models on here, whereas those sites attracting more newcomers over the last few years seem to be plagued with the No-Show problems this site used to suffer from.
Bob


It's a shame you wish to infer that I'm "a fresh meat raptor looking to pounce on newbies" ! If that's the way your mind works, then so be it ! The fact is that when doing a Model Search, however you try to filter it, a very high number of Models are now inactive ! ! This is not the case on an other thriving hosting site. I don't have a problem with 'no shows' (despite the vast choice of Models, both new and highly experienced - It's just a case of using common sense and experience gained from literally hundreds of casings - from which I can only recall about 3 'no shows'

There are,of course many excellent models on PS, both new and experienced - to whom my thanks are due

The problem is: too many 'dormant' accounts here on PS. A policy of freezing a non active member following a few months of non use, would improve the sites efficiency and popularity.

Posted 25 Nov 2016
Edited by Love 25 Nov 2016
Bob
Photographer
Bob
VicPics

It's a shame you wish to infer that I'm "a fresh meat raptor looking to pounce on newbies"

It's a shame you wish to presume inferenence when I clearly said one, rather than you, when querying why some seem so intent on chasing 'fresh' models rather than focussing on those active models at the top of the listings.

If down to me, new models' portfolios would not appear on search listings for the first few months of their presence, to allow them to better understand both this site and t'internet modelling scene, but as so many shooters appear to be pretty much only interested in pouncing on newbies (to stake their claim?) it would probably be commercial suicide for site owners to implement such a policy.

As for dormant portfolios, I suspect that dhuntuk has probably hit the nail on the head when he says "profiles make good, cheap advertising for the site" and I suspect also that having such a large archive of model portfolios, even though most may have only dabbled for the usual few weeks or few months, helps attract more models to the site.

VicPics

A policy of freezing a non active member following a few months of non use, would improve the sites efficiency and popularity.

As innactive portfolios are effectively already 'frozen', through the simple fact that the user has not logged in for a period of time, the only further course of action would be to deactivate them. I fail to see how that could possibly "improve the sites efficiency and popularity" when 'frozen' portfolios are already very efficiently dealt with by the Search options. 

Bob
Posted 26 Nov 2016
AndyGStudios
Photographer
AndyGStudios
Distance im prepared to drive -vs- Looks, price, and availability.
"How much do I want this person in my port, can I justify it?"

I continue to sit quietly... and wait....

Too many dead but interesting profiles, and nowhere near enough quality, live, active ones.


Maybe its time for folks to let go... the glory days of enjoyable 1-2-1 shoots feel pretty much over.
Sign of the times *shruggs* - I only shoot studio model events now, and only then when time affords it; site's good to watch, kinda, now n again, but that's about it.

Posted 4 Dec 2016
Edited by AndyGStudios 4 Dec 2016
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