When I started I never took to NM for the very reason you describe - the forum there seemed disgustingly seedy to me. And I've no idea who the photographer you refer to is but I can think of one in particular who taints PP in a similar way and which causes me to wonder if it's the same person.
Irrelevant. Just looked at stats. This site, active users 105. Purpleport, 1048. As a business (and let's face it, these are businesses we're talking about), that's shocking statistics.RedCheckerBut at least Matt's not a though
I'm sorry but all this back-slapping and saying 'PS is better than PP' and all that is just burying your head in the sand and ignoring the simple fact that this site is very much dying and the other site is performing way better. It has to be, that's where the vast majority of UK based models and photographers are now. For all its faults, PP still has a much better image management system, far less restrictions to how many images you can have on your port, a better portfolio layout and most importantly, it's considerably cheaper for a paid subscription. Bitch about it all you like but until the site owners here start to pay attention to this simple fact and do something to revamp this place (and crucially make it desirable to pay for this site), more and more members will eventually fully migrate to there and this site will be even more a 'has been'.
@thestarglider, It's relevant if he simply doesn't like you, regardless of whether or not you've broken any site rules.
Again, one of the good things about this site is that Matt is independent of the service it supplies and so there's far lower (if any) risk of him having an agenda or forming his own cliques/inner circles within the site.
I agree the the other site is better in terms of functionality & look, but it's run by an arsehole who can't distance himself from it enough to run it professionally.
For all its faults, PP still has a ...better portfolio layout and most importantly, it's considerably cheaper for a paid subscription.
+1 I left NM years ago because PS looked fresh and lively in comparison. Now things have changed and the new kid on the block is getting all the traffic. Not saying PS is better or worse. Let say If PP started out first all those years ago and PS arrive recently it is just as likely it would be PS getting all the traffic today. Myspace, Friend Reunited, etc despite attempt to resurrect it have all but died. Internet forums and blogging sites are like fashion, when it is dying it is best to let it die quickly and start a new one with new name.thestargliderAgain, all irrelevant. His site, his rules. It doesn't matter one jot how much of an arse Russ might be, or how nice Matt is here, these are businesses, and again you're just sticking your head in the sand and ignoring the simple issue that Purpleport is winning - by a considerable (if not soo far ahead that it's already too late) margin, and Purestorm management must do something about it now - the rot has started and now it's time for something newer.
Thats because its a new site... Give it a few weeks and google shoulnt have any problems picking it up at all.... Any new site is going to have teathing issues. I think tne creator has done a good job. It certainly looks like he or she knows what they are doing.SuzyMontyThere is at least one vital flaw with modelmaxim....Google it...and the famous MAGAZINE ....'MAXIM' will show...NOT the new
PS beats PP portfolio layout 6-0.
In PP you basicly pay for stats, so I'm happy to pay for PS and keep the free PP bc for non UK members PP has nothing compared that PS has.