Frequently Asked Questions
- What does "Modelrific" mean?
- How long has Modelrific been around?
- Do I really need to join another modeling network?
- Who created Modelrific?
- So what's the story behind Modelrific?
- Can I be a Modelrific staff member or moderator?
We thought the modeling industry was so terrific that we incorporated the word into the industry and came up with Model-rific. Besides, modeling.com was already taken :( We think it's pretty catchy anyway... it will grow on you!
In the scheme of things, Modelrific is a baby! Modelrific.com beta launched on July 4th, 2011 and went alpha (aka. out of testing) on September 29th, 2011. Modelrific.com was in development, design, editing, and testing, for a year prior to that. We may be young, but don't be shocked to find out that Modelrific far exceeds any of our competition and hardly compares.
Did you start a Facebook account even though you already had your MySpace account up and running? Sometimes change is okay, and this is definitely one of those times. While other modeling networks hardly ever update their services, look like they're 10 years old, and make you pay for meager features, Modelrific is changing the game with not just a website, but a whole array of features both on and off line. Compare our services to sites like Model Mayhem ® or One Model Place ™ and see for yourself!
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When we are seeking new Modelrific team members like site moderators or administrators we will make an announcement. In the mean time, you can create and manage your own group including membership, promotion and demotion, group information, and more!
- How do I become a member?
- Does it cost money to become a member?
- What qualifications do I need to join?
- What membership types do you accept?
- Someone is impersonating me or using my photos, what do I do?
- Can I deactivate my account?
- Can I prevent certain members or people from viewing my profile?
- Why was my account suspended?
- Does Modelrific share my contact information with other websites or advertisers?
- How do I become a featured member?
Click the "Sign Up" button in the top-left corner of the page and fill out the sign-up form. After completing sign-up you will be able to login for the first time and begin filling out your profile information and adding photos to your portfolio. Once you have added at least 3 images, an Modelrific team member will look at your profile and decide if you qualify for membership. You will be notified via email if your account has been activated, however we don't send out decline emails.
Absolutely not! While we will be providing upgrades at a later date for a tiny fee, the base Modelrific profile and account will always be free for modeling industry professionals. Don't forget, our "base" profile offers way more than any of the other modeling networks out there, in fact, it doesn't even compare. See for yourself how Modelrific compares with websites like Model Mayhem® and One Model Place™.
We welcome professionals in the modeling industry ranging from beginners to seasoned professionals. When a Modelrific team member reviews your profile for activation they will be looking to make sure your portfolio images are taken by professional photographers, that your content follows the Modelrific rules, and that you are a legitimate member within the modeling community.
We have a variety of membership types for all of the professionals within the modeling industry. Currently, we're offering memberships to all of the creative talent including models, photographers, makeup artists, hair stylists, clothing stylists, clothing designers, and digital retouchers. We'll be allowing companies and commercial organizations next such as casting directors, modeling agencies, publications, production companies, model managers, etc.
To report fake profiles or any violation of the Modelrific site rules please send a message to a Modelrific team member using the contact page form. A team member will reply to you as soon as possible to address the issue and resolve the matter!
Yes! Click on the "Settings" tab inside your account center and simply click the "Deactivate Your Account" button. While your account is deactivated you will no longer be able to use Modelrific, however your profile will now be invisible to all members and will not show in any member lists. You can reverse this at any time by clicking the "Activate Your Account" button inside the "Settings" page in your account center.
You sure can. We give you a couple of different options to control who can see your page on Modelrific. Inside your account center you will see a tab titled "Block List." Inside this page you can add member usernames to block or IP addresses to ban. You can block a member by clicking the "Block Member" button under their avatar on their profile. You can also unblock a member or IP address by clicking the "x" next to the blocked information.
Your account can be suspended for a variety of reasons such as breaking one or more of the Modelrific site rules like posting illegal, obscene, copyrighted, or innapropriate photos or images. Other reasons might include inappropriate language, spamming, faking another member, etc. If you believe your account should not have been suspended you may contact a Modelrific team member using the Contact page.
No we don't, not even a little.
To be considered as a featured member you must have a completed profile with at least 16 photos and in good standing. Our Modelrific team has nothing better to do than roam around Modelrific looking for members to feature. If you're chosen you will be sent an email congratulating you. Best of luck!
- How do I mention another member in a post?
- How do I view a different folder inside my inbox?
- How do I move a message from my inbox to another folder?
- How do I create folders in my inbox?
- How do I follow a forum topic that I don't want to reply in?
- How do I stop receiving forum topic reply notifications?
- How do I send a private message to multiple members?
- How do I disable Twitter/Modelrific synchronization after I've enabled it?
- How do I synchronize my Modelrific account with my Twitter account?
- How do I make and manage my own group?
- How do I insert an image into a forum post?
- How do I use forum code (also known as BBCODE)?
- How do I edit my account or manage my profile?
- How do I change my avatar?
Mentioning a member will get their attention by sending that member a notice that you mentioned them. Unlike private messages, you do not have to be friends with a member to mention them in an update. Just like Twitter, you need to @-mention their username in order for it to work. Their username may be different than their display name. You can get their username by looking at the URL of their profile. For example, a member named John Doe may have his profile at www.modelrific.com/johndoe. The username referes to "johndoe" in the URL.
There are inbox sorting options located above the first inbox thread. On the right side you will see 2 drop-down menus that will allow you to select the amount of messages you would like displayed followed by the folder you want displayed. Selecting the options you would like will automatically refresh the page with your new sorting options.
When reading the message that you would like to move, select the folder you would like to add the message to next to "Move to" located on the right-side of the message above the first post. The message will automatically be changed to the folder you selected.
After logging in and clicking on the Inbox tab inside your account center, click the Folders button located in the horizontal navigation menu. Choose a title for your new folder and click the Add Folder button.
Select On inside the "Topic Notifications" widget located on the right side of the forum topic page.
Go to the forum topic that you no longer would like to receive email notifications from and select Off inside the "Topic Notifications" widget located on the side of the page.
After logging in to your account center, click on the Inbox tab and click the Compose button located in the top row of navigation. Under "Recipients" will be a drop-down list containing all of your current friends. Click Add another recipient located below the drop-down list to add another member to this message. You may send the message to 5 members at a time.
Login to your Twitter account and go to your account settings page. Click on the Applications tab and click the Revoke Access button next to the Modelrific application. This will stop all synching between Modelrific and your Twitter account.
After you are logged in to your account center, click the Twitter synchronize link located above the update box. The link will forward you to your Twitter account where you need to click the Allow button in order to allow Modelrific to communicate with your profile. Once you have done this, you will be forwarded back to Modelrific and your Modelrific updates will now show in your Twitter account and any tweets you've made on Twitter will appear in your Modelrific activity feed. To disable this, login to your Twitter account and go to your settings, click on the Applications tab, and click the Revoke Access button next to the Modelrific application.
Easy! Just fill out the form on the right side of the groups page. You can choose whether you want your new group to be public, private, or hidden. After you submit the form, click the red Admin tab to manage your group members, invite new members, update your group's description, change your avatar, and more.
Use "forum code" to insert images, links, and to style text. If you want to insert an image from Modelrific, you will find the forum code displayed for your convenience underneath the photo.
If you are posting a photo or image from an outside website you will use the [img] forum code. Example: [img]http://www.mywebsite.com/image/myPicture.jpg[/img] - When inserting an image like this, put the link to the image in between the [img] and [/img] tag.
To turn the image into a clickable link simply add the [a][/a] tags around the [img] tag we just created. This is just like a normal link in forum code, however you will replace the text with the image tag to your photo. Example: [url=http://www.google.com][img]http://www.mywebsite.com/image/myPicture.jpg[/img][/url] - Keep in mid the URL to your link is placed inside the starting bracket and not in between.
Forum code allows you to style your text and insert items like images and links. All forum code follows a specific pattern and you will find examples of this pattern next to any text box that allows forum or BBCode. Each code will consist of two parts such as [b] and [/b]. You will place each code around the text or image you are applying that style to. For example, if you wanted to make the word "impressed" bold, you would type [b]impressed[/b] and your word will display as impressed. The trailing code will always start with [/.
First, make sure you're logged in. Once you have logged in, click the "Account" button located to the right of the Modelrific logo on the top-left of the page. You will use the account center to handle all administrative issues with your membership on Modelrific.
When looking at your portfolio inside your account center, click the middle button below the photo to select that photo as your avatar. You should notice that your current avatar will always be marked with a green checkmark.
- I signed up and I haven't received any notification about my membership status. What's the deal?
- I just registered and a bunch of the navigation buttons in my account don't work!
- I found a bug or error on Modelrific.com - what do I do?
- I accidentally blocked myself from my account, what do I do?
- How do I delete an activity post or update?
- Why can't I upload a portfolio image? I keep getting errors!
Our team tries to review pending profiles as soon as possible to review them for activation. While this normally takes less than 24 hours, occasionally we will be backed up with work and it may take 2 or 3 days. If it has been less than 3 days since you signed up, please refrain from contacting us regarding your account for at least those 3 days. If your profile is activated by a Modelrific team member, you will be sent an activation notification in your email.
If the links on the tabs in your account center are grey your account must still be waiting activation from a site administrator. Inactive members do not have permission to use any of the features other than updating their profile information and adding new portfolio images. Since these are the two things that a Modelrific team member will review to consider activation of your account, its pretty important you pay attention only to these anyway.
Please let us know if you find any errors, bugs, or other issues on Modelrific.com such as the page not displaying correctly, weird text or code showing up, or the site just not doing something your expecting. You can post a thread in the Technical Issues forum or contact us using the form on the Contact page. We appreciate the help and notice!
Oops! Contact the Modelrific team using the contact page and let us know what your problem is and we'll be glad to fix it for you ASAP.
All activity posts that you have permission to delete (ie. you made the update) will have an X located in the top right corner of each individual post. Simply click this X and that individual post will be removed.
The most common reasons photos or images are not accepted are because the image is either in the wrong format or is too large in size. Modelrific only accepts JPG or JPEG images under 500 KB in size. A JPG/JPEG image will have the ".jpg" or ".jpeg" file extension, for instance myFavoriteImage.jpg. If the file ends in .gif, .png, .tif, .psd, or any other extension besides .jpg or .jpeg the image will not be accepted.
Usually photos are too large because the image is still the original high-resolution size of the photo. A lot of programs scale the size of the photo to your monitor so you may not realize that you're trying to upload the very large image. To check the size of your file, right click on the image file and select Get Info on a Mac or Preferences on a PC. Make sure the image is not above 500 KB (or 0.5 MB). If it is, use an image processing program to reduce the size and dimensions of the the photo to a smaller size. We recommend that the image be no greater than 800px in height and 1000px in width.