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Revamp!!!???##@@???
Old 09-29-2009, 10:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hurry Up! Im curious to see the new look!!!!
Anyone else??
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Old 09-29-2009, 10:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 09-29-2009, 10:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Revamp!!!???##@@???
Old 09-29-2009, 02:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hate to throw water on the fire, but it's my opinion that no matter what the software is like, the Garage Glamour of old is dead and gone. Maybe that's good, maybe it's bad, but the heyday when you could hardly keep up with the new content may never be achieved again. Too many other forums that offer similar membership and the exit of many of the frequent contributors has lead to the demise of the self proclaimed "powerhouse of glamour".

I hope that the owner(s) will come back and make this forum great again, but I think that a simple change in software and features will not do the job alone. Only time will tell...

And of course as always, YMMV.
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Always interested in something new, well almost always. At least frequently interested, or maybe sometimes. Well maybe not to often interested in change unless it is my idea. But looking forward to seeing the redo of the site anyway.
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Old 09-30-2009, 02:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
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It's great to see everyone interested, even Scott. I might add to his comments, we grow at the rate of about ten new members per day, most don't post because how intimidating forums can be.

As far as the "Powerhouse of Glamour," there are no real "glamour" genre specific forums and websites, most are into everything today. We strive to cater to photographers who work full time to pay their bills while pursing their passions in glamour photography. We're over ten years old now, yes, we made some mistakes, the major one was when we changed the name to Glamour1. That's been corrected and we've shifted our focus on what everyone wants, an easier way to navigate on this site, more user friendly.

If you want to get an idea, think of it as a hybrid between http://www.tfcdphoto.com and http://www.photomeetups.com Both are running the same software and I suggest you try them out. PhotoMeetUps.com has a different album/portfolio system that the new GG will probably have too, still working on that. Of course, GG will be tailored for glamour photographers, models and will have some differences than the other two sites.

While the new look will obviously upset some folks, mainly because we can't move the images over and we'll have to start reloading again--which is good, some folks need to update with more current images, including me. While there are many more "popular" model and photography sites out there, that's not our goal, our goal is quality, not quantity.

Ever ask yourself how many on those other sites you talk about Scott even have a clue? I've been on some of those sites where their normal "cliques" just want to slam you because they think they know it all but yet they don't know the difference between a booker and a book in industry terms much less and F/stop from a bus stop.

Stay-tuned, it might be a little painful at first, but we promise you it'll be friendlier than ever and more Web 2.0, whatever that is...rg sends!

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Re: Revamp!!!???##@@???
Old 09-30-2009, 06:12 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Don't get me wrong Rolando, I would LOVE to see GG back at where it was when I joined in 2005. I learned a ton from some great photographers and models. Remember when we had models contributing? Aside from the passing pornstars hyping their paysites (no offense meant...), how many models have made a post here in the last year? Bet you can count them on one hand. And speaking of posts, you always refer to the sites success by the number of members. That's a great measure for YOU, because it's views that can make you ad money. It's a terrible measure for us members. A more realistic measure would be new content (posts, image uploads, etc.).

I used to visit at least daily. Sometimes many times during a day so I didn't get too far behind reading. Lately, I can visit once a week and spend maybe 10 minutes catching up with new content. If I go back and check the traffic on the last few new threads I created, there are very few comments. Why should I waste my time posting, if I get no feedback from the membership?

In my opinion, you need to round up the troops to make this site great again. How about investing the time in posting some of your new work here? Maybe talk some of your buddies into doing the same. Remember when Jerry Avanaim would occasionally post his work? I'd come running to get the chance to interact with him. I'm sure you have some other great shooters in your circle. Recruit away! What about adding some visible moderators to the site that will make sure that all posts get some meaningful traffic and not just drop-in views from the porn surfers around the world? It's going to take some effort from YOU beyond a swap in software to make the site great IMHO.

Again, don't think I'm hating on you or GG. There's still a core group here that makes my visits worthwhile. Just not anywhere near the interest there was back in 05 to 07.

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Old 09-30-2009, 06:32 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Scott,

I hear your thoughts. For most of what you said, that's why we're revamping this so it's an "easier" site to use, better functionality. If fact, you can just upload images right in your posts from your desktop, no need to hunt around photo albums to get the URL's. Stay-tuned, thanks, rg sends!
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Re: Revamp!!!???##@@???
Old 09-30-2009, 08:43 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Don't get me wrong Rolando, I would LOVE to see GG back at where it was when I joined in 2005. I learned a ton from some great photographers and models. Remember when we had models contributing? Aside from the passing pornstars hyping their paysites (no offense meant...), how many models have made a post here in the last year? Bet you can count them on one hand. And speaking of posts, you always refer to the sites success by the number of members. That's a great measure for YOU, because it's views that can make you ad money. It's a terrible measure for us members. A more realistic measure would be new content (posts, image uploads, etc.).

I used to visit at least daily. Sometimes many times during a day so I didn't get too far behind reading. Lately, I can visit once a week and spend maybe 10 minutes catching up with new content. If I go back and check the traffic on the last few new threads I created, there are very few comments. Why should I waste my time posting, if I get no feedback from the membership?

In my opinion, you need to round up the troops to make this site great again. How about investing the time in posting some of your new work here? Maybe talk some of your buddies into doing the same. Remember when Jerry Avanaim would occasionally post his work? I'd come running to get the chance to interact with him. I'm sure you have some other great shooters in your circle. Recruit away! What about adding some visible moderators to the site that will make sure that all posts get some meaningful traffic and not just drop-in views from the porn surfers around the world? It's going to take some effort from YOU beyond a swap in software to make the site great IMHO.

Again, don't think I'm hating on you or GG. There's still a core group here that makes my visits worthwhile. Just not anywhere near the interest there was back in 05 to 07.

Respectfully...

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Re: Revamp!!!???##@@???
Old 09-30-2009, 12:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Finnally (I Hope) a no non sence site. It needed to be revamp BIG time! Good luck and I hope it turns out real user friendly!

I hear your thoughts. For most of what you said, that's why we're revamping this so it's an "easier" site to use, better functionality. If fact, you can just upload images right in your posts from your desktop, no need to hunt around photo albums to get the URL's. Stay-tuned, thanks, rg sends![/quote]
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