Sitemodel has a consumer rating of 1.42 stars from 12 reviews indicating that most customers are generally dissatisfied with their purchases. Consumers complaining about Sitemodel most frequently mention role players and real people problems. Sitemodel ranks 208th among Social Network sites.
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Run by a Christian(s) who constantly shove this in your face, regardless of your religious background. They lack a lot of the actual GOOD things that the old Myspace had, such as the ability to comment on bulletins, etc. Now they have a new "premium" account for members if you're willing to fork over cash to not have your inbox messages, comments, and pictures erased behind your back. One of the absolute worst social networking / roleplaying sites I have ever used.
The price are competitive have added interest in shopping at the jt store. You will never get such prices anywhere else.go ahead and shop at the jt store
Jt store and enjoy the experience
I give Sitemodel a rating of "meh" because it's brand new and the owner(s) of the site is clearly an amateur with running a network site.
The pros about Sitemodel run thin at the moment. It was created in hopes that people would join to recreate what Myspace.com had for several years before turning all profiles into 3.0... which is "user creativeness". Sitemodel allows [most] of the same layout coding that was allowed on Myspace. Who wouldn't want that old vibe we got back? I know I want it back, so I signed up to Sitemodel to check it out.
Overall the site began as a good experience. My first week there with two profiles; a role playing profile and a 'real-life' profile. During this first week there was a bulletin/journal posted from someone on my real-life account stating that the role players that kept signing up should leave Sitemodel all together. Since I am a role player, I felt a bit upset by this bulletin. However, the owner of Sitemodel posted a bulletin/journal as well stating that role players were welcomed to their site and that if other users didn't like it to simply not befriend them to their friend list. This was awesome, a social network similar to myspace was welcoming role players with open arms.
This awesomeness was soon ruined though. As more people discovered and signed up for Sitemodel - majority of them being role players - the site itself began to slow down. Obviously this was the server becoming "full" of its bandwidth.
But this wasn't the only problem fellow users noticed, Sitemodel began to censor. Most users who don't being censored as they feel their "freedom of speech" is being taken away from them, though most of us 'bit our tongues' and accepted the censorship. Then the censorship became ridiculous as words like "analyze" and "assumptions" (and etc), and abbreviations like "OMG" and "WTF" were being censored... looking like this "****yze", ***umptions", and "***". Even places like IMDb don't take their censorship that extreme.
The major cons of Sitemodel - at least for me - are the following:
- Extreme censorship; (see above)
- Lack of frequent updates; Don't get me wrong, the person(s) who runs Sitemodel does in fact post updates. However, they are not that often and when a decision has been changed the update for that change comes too late and not very descriptive. This leads to most users becoming confused and wanting quick answers.
There was an incident recently concerning role players becoming very confused about an update Sitemodel posted stating to "click LIKE for updates on Role Player" for their new Role Player facebook page. When I arrived on their Role Player facebook page it was filled with users confused, bitter, upset, concerned, and/or flat out angry because Sitemodel did not explain why this facebook was made. Speculations that the role players were being deleted from Sitemodel rose and this lead to users saying what was on their mind - both harsh comments and genuine concerned comments were posted. It wasn't until many hours later that the owner deleted all the user comments from Sitemodel's Role Player facebook page and posted that the speculations of role players being deleted from Sitemodel were indeed false. This could have been easily avoided if the owner had simply added a couple more sentences explaining what they were doing and why the Role Player facebook page was created in the first place.
- Unprofessional administration and moderators; As I stated in the first sentence of this long review, the person(s) who runs Sitemodel is clearly a beginner in running a social network similar to Myspace. The owner appears to ignore user comments when the user complains about something. This is a rookie mistake as most companies encourage complaints to better their product.
Now with that said, it is unknown to me if the owner just chooses to use a private message to the user who had complained. This is simply how it appears.
There is a minor con about Sitemodel dealing with religion displayed in the user menu bar. If you are highly offended by religion, then I don't suggest going to Sitemodel at all. For those who can turn face to it, then it is alright because it isn't exactly "shoved in your face" and you have the option to click what they have posted about their God.
At the moment, the owner of Sitemodel is creating two more social networks; one designed for role players and the other designed for real people. I have no comment on this at the moment as the sites are not up yet.
I hope this long review is helpful to those who take the time to read it. Thank you.
Run by a Christian(s) who constantly shove this in your face, regardless of your religious background. They lack a lot of the actual GOOD things that the old Myspace had, such as the ability to comment on bulletins, etc.
Now they have a new "premium" account for members if you're willing to fork over cash to not have your inbox messages, comments, and pictures erased behind your back.
One of the absolute worst social networking / roleplaying sites I have ever used.
This page is HORRIBLE. It's run by immature girls who put themselves on the same level as a God, smiting down any and everyone who has a suggestion or disagrees with them. "Need help? Got a suggestion?" on the front page is a LIE and BULL. I've never seen such immaturity. I feel disgusted with myself for daring to stick up for them whenever the mass of angry roleplayers attacked them, telling everyone to calm down and that kind words would get us further. APPARENTLY NOT.
Website speed: Slow
Moderator quality: Low. Moderators are rude, preach their Christian religion and hack their own users and insult them if they are seen promoting other social networking websites. VERY UNPROFESSIONAL
Quality: Low. Words are heavily censored, some website errors to be encountered, again -- very slow.
I initially joined sitemodel because it's similar to how Myspace was before 3.0. I was turned off as soon as words began to be censored, and the site owner herself said that "it's not about freedom of speech, it's about what's appropriate." It's a good website to meet young teenage girls who devote themselves to God and don't like "swears." This website is a joke.
Sitemodel.net was awesome in the beginning, but now they've gone down the drain. They are a monarchy (possibly even communistic), despite being a democracy where they claim they would love suggestions, and input. It's a bunch of lies, and they're on a hungry power trip. They make you believe that they're looking out the best for its users, but then never follow through. Its run by a bunch of hypocritical teenagers who need to have their website taken from them. This is a free country, and the internet is free user surface. If you want to host a website, you do not censor your users words, nor do you shove your own religious beliefs down other peoples throats. You wouldn't like that if someone did it to you? So this site is terrible, keep away (especially if you're roleplayers those poor souls are being torn to shreds and left for dead after being welcomed with open arms then shoved out when they in fact help made the site popular). Steer clear they are not worth the trouble especially when they give their own website a virus to try and flush out unwanted users
The point of Sitemodel.net and before joining is to be full aware it is ran by teenagers.
Not just teenagers you should say, but teenagers with an ego problem that love to make us full aware that no matter how terrible their grammer is, or how they never listen to their customers, it's OK for them to do it because they "believe in God" and make us very aware of that.
Roleplayers built the site into a social network after Myspace began rolling out 3.0. In late October through early December, the owners of Sitemodel welcomed ACCEPTED role players onto their site, and told them how truly "welcome" they were. Up to December, they finally had enough we guess, and started to show their true colors. First thing painting the picture they rolled out censorship. For teenagers running a website, this was the last thing I expected. Not just bad words are censored, but they also censor words out of the bible such as "devil" "demon" and "hell" at one point. Later on down the road they began censoring "OMG" and "WTF" along with censoring words with 'ass' in them such as 'assort' becoming '***ort'. If you thought that was bad, wait until they censored the word 'facebook' yet they use facebook as hypocrites to send out updates on their site. It become clear that they obviously didn't care for roleplayers building their site up after time.
The owner of the site has said before "Complaining never resolves anything" yet they were "making a second site" because teenagers complained about roleplayers!
In the end the teens don't know how to manage or run a site. Their solution now for making it faster (have to understand, they went from 500 members to 8,000 profiles after roleplayers built it up) is just to split the site into 3 sections, so the teenagers can't complain about roleplayers, and so it will be "faster"
If you're a free thinker and value freedom of speech without religious teenagers with a Holier Than Thou attitude trying to spit on you, avoid this place at all cost.
The owners of Sitemodel have public ridiculed the majority of their user for their chosen expression. They chose to sensor very common words for the simple fact they have a few letters that are 'dirty words'.
The entire objective for Sitemodel is to bring users an experience that is similar to Myspace back in 2006. Their site using a very similar coding that is much alike the original MySpace, before Tom sold it to Mediacom in late 2007. That was the original subject conclusion members were given if joining the site near the end of last year.
Overtime, after I became a member I expected this site to improve. Poor loading is often disputed, but this poor loading is also poor management. Overtime Roleplayers went from Myspace to Sitemodel, just to have a place to write stories and do their hobbies, these roleplayers built the website into a large networking base. Now keep in mind, that before roleplayers joined the site, their owner
One must know, that Sitemodel had little to no members before Myspace was introducing 3.0 and forcing people to leave. They had less than a thousand members. After the roleplayers came, their owner welcomed them with open arms, and gave us the attention to know they were "HAPPY" that Roleplayers were there. Slowly over time, they took this away. Before going into 2011, they rolled out censorship. Most users, including the very small amount of real people (mostly teenagers) even complained about this. Words with "curse words" in them also get censored (Analysis, Assort, Analogy - which is funny since Anal is not even a curse word). Words from the bible also are censored (Hell, Devil, Demon) and to top off the censorship they enforce; they have censored Facebook (when they use the website to update their site, instead of sending real updates on their own site!)
In final conclusion, avoid this site if you don't want kids telling you how to live your life. If you are a roleplayer check out One World RolePlay or invest in having a site built with the original MySpace codecs and work. Sitemodel is not the place to roleplay, since they will like you one day, and turn their backs on you tomorrow. Hypocrites at their finest.
This website is a problematic joke. Its basically run by immature teenagers "devoted" to God. The website is slow, the updates are insufficient, the service is horrible & the censorship is stupid. I view this website as a dictatorship because if you disagree, your insulted & deleted without warning. I like roleplayers & am one myself but the website owners have viewed us as criminals whom ruined their website. I don't mind grammatical errors but everything else does for it affects the users in horrific manners. I recommend OneWorldRolePlay.com to roleplayers & Facebook although I despise the roleplayers in Facebook because they are pathetic & rude. I strongly advise the people not to join sitemodel!
I joined Sitemodel.net just after Halloween. I am a roleplayer, and have been one for over 5 years. Upon first joining their site, it felt as if someone hugged me. Someone really cared enough to make a new site that was similar to Myspace before it was sold out.
Roleplayers joined this website due to the fact we had no where else to go. MySpace slowly destroyed all of our creativity with their constant new useless features. The site was featured through bulletins on Myspace, where they tried to get new members to join, advertising it as a version of the "old myspace". Safe and sound everyone jumped aboard and found a place to go.
There were many great things about Sitemodel when first joining, but all of these great things slowly faded away. One must know before Myspace lost many of it's members to 3.0, this site had been around before. Mostly occupying is kids by the age of 12-18. I also include the owners and administrations as teenagers. From most of the dates I have read, the site had been in existence through out the summer of 2010. It didn't hit a massive popularity burst until the winter of 2010, which made the site "slower" since so many people were joining. The problem their owners have with a large majority of people is 80% of them is roleplayers. They told us we could join their site (even had a blog on the owner's page, wanting us to register as rpers) and I guess after the thousands of profiles were made, they grew tired of us.
About 2 months after joining Sitemodel, the changes I waited for to improve the site went into the opposite direction. The use of censoring words was introduced before Christmas, making it a struggle to write stories in fear that if you say words they dislike (Not just cuss words, they also censor words they don't like) you will be deleted. What I can't understand is why wait until 5 or 6 months of having a website to finally do something like this. A real organized website that wants to take away freedom of speech would have done this their first week of running.
As customer service follows, the owners of the site show no respect what so ever to complaints. Many people I know, including myself tried to message them and get a word about the censorship, and we didn't get anything. There was never an update or post that said "Hey, we're censoring you now" they just did it without saying anything. There is a blog on the owners page for suggestions. Even in their blog, they never respond to anything.
I can't understand how they wanted us here in the start, and then after we do so much for them, it's as if we are hurting them. They claim their site was never for roleplayers to begin with, then why did they tell us to join and get others to join? I came to their site with a group of roleplayers. All twelve of us felt welcomed in the start, and now we feel as if we're the bad guys. I can't take it anymore. In February they declared on their facebook account (Since they cannot post updates on their official site) that they were indeed creating a new website for "real people". This was scraped going into March and now they are making "two sites" one for roleplayers, and the other for real people, while Sitemodel is going to be used for "sitemodels". This is how their management of teenagers treat the customers that build their website into a success. As a roleplayer, I blame some of it on myself for not finding a better place for my ground, but I expected more from this site. Instead of not listening to us, and running off to the site they censor to complain and talk about us before deleting the posts (Numerous people screenshot their statements on facebook for proof, since Sitemodel also deletes their own rants about us). I believe at the end of the day, we deserved to have some kind of respect besides them letting us join, then turning around and denying it.
When I first went to sitemodel I was excited because they allowed users to use profiles that are very much like Myspaces 1.0 profile pages. But then I began to realize sitemodel was not at all like myspace. First sitemodel censored words and not just curse words but things like demon, lucifer. And if you were trying to write a word that had part of a swearword like assisting... forget it, it even got censored. Still I said nothing, made no complaints. Next the owner began to post bulletins from the sites official page about her own spiritual beliefs. Again I thought this was unprofessional but I said nothing. The site has three facebooks and is always telling members they want their input on things. So today when I saw they have plans to make two new sites I commented with my input. I told them that I thought it would be best to focus on the site they had now before starting others.The things that make them behind are that they lack multiple picture uploading, a users top friends only displays correctly on their profile but not their homepage, the ability to multiple select used when deleteing them of your list and picture and blog comment notification just to name a few. The site is also slow but we've been told that is being worked on. The owners not only insulted me for my suggestion but then the deleted it and blocked me from being able to post any. I find this to be very hypocritical and frankly the last straw. I do NOT suggest it. At least Tom on myspace was never rude to users.
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