Whats Happening Purestorm

Whats Happening Purestorm

153 posts
2 Nov 2014
mattharper
Photographer
mattharper
swalsh58

What rubbish. In the very early days on PP you daren't even mention Purestorm in the forums in case the thread was sin binned. It was always referred to as 'the other site'. Anything that the admin took a dislike to was removed, warranted or not. I have no idea what its like these days, as I am no longer a member. On another note, Model Maxim seems to be a decent site, and gathering pace too. I don't know if I will bother with the forums however.I will remain a member here though, as I still feel the site has something to offer.


What absoolute rubbish.  There was no binning of threads because someone dared to mention other sites.  This is what set PP apart, there was  no fear of mentioning other sites, it was very open.   Yers, some threads get binned, I don't blame them either, why allow a thread to run where nothing constructive is being discussed or the thread is just a heated debate getting nowhere.  Rather than spend ages removing posts and quoted posts, just bin it.  Members know this so it makes for a better site.  The forum got a bit heated a year ago, it was sorted out and now, well, it's pretty bloody good.  

Yes, I see ModelMaxim is doing well, I did a search yesterday, 200 miles, I think it was about 25 models came up.  I think they might have missed the boat, two or three years ago, they might have done well, but I hear another ite came along and got members from the three main sites and is now booming. 

I don't get this anti Russ thing, he created a fantastic site, a very successful site, a site that everyone wants to be on, a site that has exceeded what any UL centric site has achieved so far.  It is odd that when one hears these anti Russ comments, or read them, it is so often the people who fell foul of PP rules that are behind them.  What a surprise that is.   I had a good friend who kept on slagging him off and as a result, lost a good friendship as I just got sick of hearing it.   The bitterness about PP comes from those who are pissed off that their chosen site isn't doing so well now.  Again, no surprise there. 

If I was kicked off PP today, I would still say what a good site it is and has been, I might be pissed off, but  I am not suddenly going to think it is a crap site.  
Posted 15 Nov 2014
cgwebster
Photographer
cgwebster
swalsh58
What rubbish. In the very early days on PP you daren't even mention Purestorm in the forums in case the thread was sin binned. It was always referred to as 'the other site'. Anything that the admin took a dislike to was removed, warranted or not. I have no idea what its like these days, as I am no longer a member.
Its funny how folk have a different perspective on recent history. I recall the opposite. In fact a search for "purestorm" in the general chat forum there returns hundreds of hits going all the way back - if they did intend to get rid of any posts referencing purestorm they weren't very good at it.
Posted 15 Nov 2014
flashysnapper
Photographer
flashysnapper
Chrissie_Red

Ach who cares really.. If we don't like a site/the way its run then no point in being on it - of course if we all did that then we wouldn't have as many shit stirrers hanging about doing what they do best It must be a pretty sad existence if your apparent main form of entertainment is to bait people on a modelling/photographer forum. If you love PP then piss off to PP, if you love PS your in the right place and if you don't give that much of a shit either way then just be on them both.


Chrissie, perfectly said, all this one sites better than the other is purely a matter of personal opinion, and personally I couldn't give a rats arse about who did or said what or who didn't.
If crap happened elsewhere leave there don't bring It here.
Posted 16 Nov 2014
Edited by flashysnapper 15 Nov 2014
Brian_Brown
Photographer
Brian_Brown
I am on several sites but PP appears to make specifics to get Front Page images for photographers, which do not appear to happen for the models - for me I feel this is wrong - whoever the people are - if you like it you should show it - forget about the 'loves', contribution to forums etc.

Most days I rush to sort out the shoot, collect the model, work all day, she leaves, then I have to write the details to BlueRay and relax for the evening. But normally I shoot 4 models every week - then I have to do creating the images.

I dont have much spare time to look, view all the images, and I tend to avoid forums because people seem to get so intense.

So although I work - I cannot spend hours to see and view everything as I am so busy.

Go for what you want and just enjoy the site for whatever it may give you

Posted 16 Dec 2014
marlhamphoto
Photographer
marlhamphoto
To get an FPI on PP you need to shoot one of the 'house styles'. They'll deny it, of course, but the evidence is there for all to see. And since a model's look dictates her suitability for certain styles it follows that some models stand comparatively little chance of achieving an FPI there.

And whilst forum activity might be an influencing factor in someone getting their first few FPIs I suspect once they're on everybody's 'watch list' further FPIs will follow without too much effort.

Posted 16 Dec 2014
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
marlhamphoto

To get an FPI on PP you need to shoot one of the 'house styles'.


That's the best description of it I've heard yet cheeky
Posted 16 Dec 2014
marlhamphoto
Photographer
marlhamphoto
RedChecker

That's the best description of it I've heard yet cheeky

Ah Red, I hear on the grapevine that you're often mentioned as being amongst the most admired photographers over there. Perhaps you should reinstate your account and revel in the things such fame will bring you.

cheekycheekycheeky
Posted 16 Dec 2014
Edited by marlhamphoto 16 Dec 2014
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
marlhamphoto

Ah Red, I hear on the grapevine that you're often mentioned as being amongst the most admired photographers over there. Perhaps you should reinstate your account and revel in the things such fame will bring you.

cheekycheekycheeky


Even if Russ did let me back on there, I wouldn't want to join that shithole of a site.  My ego isn't inflated enough to fit in on there anyway.
Posted 16 Dec 2014
Plymjack
Photographer
Plymjack
RedChecker

Even if Russ did let me back on there, I wouldn't want to join that shithole of a site.  My ego isn't inflated enough to fit in on there anyway.


Has to be the funniest forum reply of the year....rofl......  lol.....smiley
Posted 16 Dec 2014
Edited by Plymjack 16 Dec 2014
marlhamphoto
Photographer
marlhamphoto
Plymjack

Has to be the funniest forum reply of the year....rofl......  lol.....smiley

If he hadn't exercised such restraint in his reply it would have been even better...wink
Posted 16 Dec 2014
Edited by marlhamphoto 16 Dec 2014
Kizer
Photographer
Kizer
Purple port was great when it first started and then the Net model clan moved on to it.

Posted 18 Dec 2014
Jackass
Photographer
Jackass
And have since moved on to pp

Posted 18 Dec 2014
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
Kizer

Purple port was great when it first started and then the Net model clan moved on to it.


That's one of the reasons I was getting fed up with the place, especially the daily floods on the image feeds by a handful of GWCs (which sadly drowned out the good stuff).  Upon suggesting one or two options to counteract this (like blocking people's images from the feeds that you see once logged in) I was subject to quite a lot of abuse so it seems they quite like that crap on there and wish to shove it down your throat.
Posted 18 Dec 2014
Rawandthecooked
Photographer
Rawandthecooked
I am glad Mr Harper is here to stop the thread descending into a train wreck! I was one of those removed during the night of the long knives, though I was not involved in Harpergate or any of the Facebook thing. Didn't stop Freeman closing me down without warning or reason because he decided he didn't like the cut of my jib! What happened to the proud boast that the punishment fits the crime, you will be warned ,etc The only warning I ever got was a private pm from his Russness telling me to lay off Charlotte, until everyone tired of her feminist drivel!
Piss of Russ by pointing out the inconsistency in moderation. and you are out on your ear quicker than any notorious model molester! Unfortunately, a 'removed from purple port' makes you look like one!


Posted 18 Dec 2014
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
Rawandthecooked

The only warning I ever got was a private pm from his Russness telling me to lay off Charlotte, until everyone tired of her feminist drivel!


I often wondered whether she had 'protection' or was part of the inner circle on there as I often had posts that went against what she said removed (and they were not always with my usual wit).
Posted 18 Dec 2014
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