I'm not sure why the original discussion by Eikin (http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=265960) was closed (in my view, prematurely), seeing that views were being exchanged. I am therefore starting a new thred since eikin has invited people who wish to see the discussion continue to do so.
It will also give Streetshooter a chance to clarify his panties statement. However, I do understand it was said as a figure of speech to mean "dont get all worked up over it"; is similar to "dont get your panties in a bunch". It has nothing to do with real panties or choice of underwear, just like how "once in a blue moon" has nothing to do with colour or a celestial body.
From my understanding, if I distill the essence, I think what eikin is trying to institute a way whereby requests for services, free or otherwise. Basic informatin such as name of compnay, details of event etc (to be determined) is mandatory.
However the counterview is then, how much information is needed to be verified? An analogy was made to the workshops section, but notice that even the workshops section does not demand that all organisers provide verification of identities. Someone can post a workshop thread to advertise for paid shoots, and in the end, tell the model its a TFCD, or practice, or worse, charge the model for portfolio. This is not unheard of and has in fact happened before. Are we now going to institute new guidelines for workshop organisers? Is CS now a grounds for exploitation of models and photographers alike?
Feel free to continue the discussion!