01 July 19
Hey everyone. Hope your week is doing great so far. I wanted to drop a blog today to let everyone know what has been going on since it has been a bit confusing.
First, as most of you know, I had planned to close STM as of June 30th. But a few issues came up and so I will leave it open until the 4th.
So what happened? My credit gateway planned a major security upgrade which we knew was coming for some time. And I was ready for it. I thought. For some reason it didn’t work out. On the evening of the 27th, our cc system went bonkers. For the store, it would process your charge but send you a DECLINED message. Also those who purchased sets did not get their download links. That was fixed as of this morning and all seems to be back to normal. Or at least what passes as normal for us. But the one that upset the apple cart was the issues with STM. Several of you wanted to join to get a last glance at the latest sets before closing. When you tried to join your card was declined. That was fixed this afternoon.
So, here’s the fix. All for a single line of code. Southernteenmodels.com will accept new members for 3 more days, I will remove the JOIN option on the evening of the 4th of July. As for the store, I think I fixed all the issues and got links to everyone, but in the chaos if I missed you just drop me an email. I don’t want anyone to go away angry. I’ll check it out and get you your links so you can get your downloads. But as of now, we are back up and running, accepting memberships, updating the store and selling downloads. And hopefully coming up with my next scheme. Sorry for the inconvenience, but in my world this is the way it goes.
31 May 19
Hello everyone! Thanks for dropping by. I actually have something to say for a change. And it’s one of those good news/bad news things.
First, lets start with what some would say is the bad news. I have decided that it’s time to stop beating a dead horse and close Southern Teen Models. The reasons are many. I am tired of fighting those who like to steal my content. It cost a lot of money to create content just to have some lowlife slime steal it and sell it on one of those slime sites. And I feel it is not fair to the models who have trusted me to see jerks repost my photos. STM is yet another casualty of the pirate sites. But that is not the only reason. Spending money to schedule shoots, just to have the models change their minds after all the money is spent. And honestly, I’m getting older and really don’t enjoy it anymore. So, with all this in mind, I have decided to close STM at the end of June. I do have a few more updates to post, and this will give me time to do that. At the end of June I will remove the JOIN button, and that will be it. The store will remain open for the foreseeable future and I will continue to add sets to the store as long as I have sets to add.
For me, I hope, if I can get a good group of talented people together, to do a few short films. It’s something I have wanted to do for a long time. I will also work with 18+ models I can trust to create some other unrelated projects, such as books and photo essays.
There is a possibility that I may create a solo site for a single model in the next few weeks. That is, if we can do something creative. And if I can put it together before the end of June. A lot of ifs, so we’ll see. Meanwhile, those who wish may either join STM for the new ISAR sets or purchase expanded individual sets here at the store. She started a couple of years ago at age 14. She is now 16, and much more comfortable.
STM had a great run that lasted about 9 years. Pretty good for a site that was originally expected to last about a year. But the last phase has not been something I am proud of. It’s kind of sad that it goes out like this, but models are hard to find and like I said, I am not having fun any more. But thanks all for the good years. Hopefully someone, maybe some of you, can create a site and carry this forward. If so, let me know and I will be a member.