Problems being approved on Model Mayhem

GreyWolf2017

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Have any of you experienced difficulties getting approved on Model Mayhem? They seem to be exceedingly nitpicky and uppity.
 

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Really? Not heard of that. I've been in for years, and from what I can tell, a half-dozen decently framed &exoosd images get you in. Can you share
some of the rejected images? Perhaps we could offer some help.
 

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I haven't tried to get on there, but I can see why they have to be that way. I have heard lots of stories of creeps saying they are photographers getting on there just so they can get near models.
 
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I am a digital artist and designer, but because my degree is in Graphic Design, they're using it as an excuse to not approve my profile.
 

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It used to be that you could easily get in. But they're worried about liability b/c of a couple of publicized cases of rapes of models who had responded to a photographer on MM. Plus, most people have stage names on there so identity is "iffy" anyway.

Last time I checked (from a model who tried to get on a year ago), there were some verification issues. You had to respond to prove you weren't a robot. Then they sent a request to you saying "taking a selfie with this message on it facing the camera." So for people who don't do selfies or have trouble uploading photos and sizing them appropriately for MM, those become hassles. I don't know if they've added other verification issues (like you need to copy your DL or passport or whatever).
 

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I am a digital artist and designer, but because my degree is in Graphic Design, they're using it as an excuse to not approve my profile.
Wow... that sounds awfully weird. I wonder if that explains why there are so few new people on it in my area. When I signed up it was, "5 pictures, name.... done".
 

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When I signed up I referred them to my then 10-years old pBase site with 10,000 or so photos, which was under my actual, real first name. Took about 2 days to get approved. That was a few years ago. In the interim, I have heard of some absolutely awful fake photographer incidents in the news so...Maybe they vet new accounts very diligently these days?
 

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