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Old 04-13-2006, 04:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all,

It seems to me that for those photographers (like me) who don't have the time or money to travel, one of the most important things about a model is that she is (somewhat) local. Is there any way to find the models in my area? I seem to remember that being a feature of GG, but it's been a while, so maybe I was wrong?

Anyhow, I can't seem to do that right now. Any ideas? Am I missing a setting or an option somewhere?

Thanks for any help,
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Old 04-13-2006, 08:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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David,

In the Glamour1 Header (black bar top), there is a drop down under portfolios called Portfolio Search. You can search by any number of different parameters including State or Zip.

NOTE: For whatever reason, it is not complete in returning results. There are several local models and photographers that don't appear in a search. I'm not sure if this has to do with 1)a glitch in the S/W, 2)the lack of requirement in profiles to list a location, 3)incomplete programming due to site conversion.

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Old 04-13-2006, 10:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The search feature does work if the information in your profile is filled out completely.
I have updated many profiles that people have asked why they were not listed. On every one it was because they failed to fill their information out.
Simple things like:
Model/Photographer
Male/Female
zip code
State
They need to fill out and do a check. If they are not listed then they forgot to fill in a blank.
Many feel they do not want to give up information. To do a search the information needs to be there. If you fill every field out but leave the Photographer / Model unchecked then it will not list you.
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Old 04-13-2006, 04:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies, guys. Search by zip code... yikes! I don't know how many zip codes there are within a 100 mile radius of here, but it's got to be at least 100. That's not really feasable.

OK, search by state, that's a good idea. But I get all of 8 matches for the entire state of California. Hmmm... that seems a little on the low side. And one of them is Eve Ellis. She'd be great to work with, but I think her rate would be a bit high for me.

Does anyone know if there are any plans to "fix" this? That was one of the coolest features on GG. Maybe to help protect privacy, people could list the nearest metropolis in which they live/work. For instance, Los Angeles, San Francisco, etc. Just an idea.

Thanks again for sharing in the confusion!
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Old 04-14-2006, 10:13 AM   #5 (permalink)
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David,

RG has posted amy threads saying that they are working on the search function and it's coming. Now, I'm not sure if it's all here yet but what Michael says in his post is really the bottom line, the information has to be here before the search function can work to return accurate results. With the change from GG to G1, many, many people haven't fully completed their profile and that is going to skew the results lower until that data is put into the system or a programming change is made. BTW, zip code searches could be more effective if you happen to be in very high populated areas like NYC or LA.

One programming suggestion for the G1 admins is the ability for a model to hide sensitive info, example "city", from view but still allow the search function to access it for much better results. I think you would see member satisfaction take a big upward spike with that feature. I think part of the reason profiles are not filled out completely is the hesitance to give too much information that could be used for the wrong reasons.

But, short answer is your searches will begin to retun more hits every month because people will be complteing their profiles as time goes on.

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Old 04-14-2006, 05:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hey LSC,

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short answer is your searches will begin to retun more hits every month because people will be complteing their profiles as time goes on.
Thank you. With all the attention given to this topic, I think I understand what's going on now. I thought that this info would have been carried over from the old site automatically. Now I see that is not the case. The situation will, over time, take care of itself.

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