Should We Scrap The Verification Process?

  • Eden Ford

    Actor

    Dear Subscribers and would-be Subscribers,

    Further to the post entitled Verified Credits I have proposed to Mandy that they allow our input on this part of their otherwise very friendly and intuitive interface.

    As this post has appeared Mandy are already showing their truth when they say, the website is built for its members and while no guarantees are given it could be that our decision here will be then implemented by the very people who we pay our subscriptions to, which surely affirms our decision to pay Mandy rather than their competitors.

    My feelings on this: The system is not fit for purpose. Therefore serves only to frustrate members that are honest and uses a compliance procedure so porous that it is no way a deterrence to those that wish to deceive.

    A furtherment of this is available on the Verified Credits string but what do you think?

    Have you found an employer that has referenced your completely verified credits and chosen you over the actor they first chose? Conversely, have you after successfully completing a job, been told they are reshooting as they have found you to have been lying about the details of a student film you said you once did?

    Nobody here is getting jobs based on their CV's, perhaps an audition, so you could waste someones five minutes or, and more importantly steal an audition from a better-qualified candidate but then when didn't that happen through nepotism, the friends' ring or the Me2 couch?

    End the verification madness now.

    Eden

    • 1st Jun 2021
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  • Mark Lisseman

    Actor

    Oliver - *any* rating system would embrace many (if not all) the problems that have been flagged up in this thread.

    • 18th Apr 2019
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  • User Deleted

    This profile has been archived

    Yes, some of my credits are from Russia and 10 years ago.

    • 20th Apr 2019
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  • Oliver Hewett

    Actor

    Mark, I don't see how but perhaps you can explain?

    The advantage of a simple rating system is that it is useful for both parties and in everyone's interest to participate. Nightmare employers and performers can be easily identified as can all

    • 20th Apr 2019
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  • Peter McCrohon

    Actor

    Yes! Please scrap this Mandy. I'm not just seconding this, I'm 43rd-ing it!

    • 23rd Apr 2019
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  • Renford Warmington

    Actor

    All my verifications have been led by me, and is there anyone who feels that they lost out on a role because of the lack of verification on their profile?

    I personally do not see the point of it.

    • 24th Apr 2019
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  • Andrew Lawden

    Actor

    Yes verification , time wadting and unecessary

    • 26th Apr 2019
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  • Tracy Bargate

    Actor

    Yes verification unecessary. Unfortunately I dont think Mandy include it for our benefit but to grow their contact list, so I question whether they'll remove it at our request.

    • 27th Apr 2019
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  • Andrew Lawden

    Actor

    Well , we are paying for our professional image to be on their site , we manage our image , with our agent

    • 27th Apr 2019
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  • Martin South

    Actor

    Yes - scrap verification. It's unhelpful and unnecessary.

    • 28th Apr 2019
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  • Vivienne Soan

    Actor

    If this forum is not vetted by Mandy staff what is the point of is all agreeing here to scrap the verification ... Let's all write directly to Mandy !! (But how?)

    • 28th Apr 2019
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  • Ben Andrew

    Actor

    Maybe a link to a review or some photos or vids at the end of each credit so people can click on it to get a bit more info.

    • 28th Apr 2019
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  • Andy Chaplin

    Actor

    Yes. Scrap it

    • 29th Apr 2019
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  • Don Mcgilvray

    Actor

    Yes! Scrap it, i been asked to verify a my only credit on TV and I have given up on my attempt as you only have to download the programme and see i have a credit on it, I have also been asked to verify a music Video i did before Christmas when i got the role thru Mandy along with several other actors< again you only have to download the Video to see its genuine and im sure any production company that wanted to do so would but as so many of you have allready said all they are interested in is you audition for the role they require you for and whether you have had sufficient training.

    • 29th Apr 2019
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  • David Vale

    Actor

    Vivienne. Mandy quite often comment on threads about the service, so I am sure they keep an eye on them.

    A response to this one is long overdue.

    Mandy?

    • 29th Apr 2019
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  • Rebecca Ashley

    Actor

    Yes please scrap verification- it's confusing and pointless.

    I'd just sent a query to Mandy asking why Employers weren't asked to enter their own details when they posted jobs - then I noticed this thread.

    It's been helpful in highlighting what Mandy is really trying to achieve with this weird system.

    • 29th Apr 2019
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  • Rebecca Ashley

    Actor

    Yes please scrap verification- it's confusing and pointless.

    I'd just sent a query to Mandy asking why Employers weren't asked to enter their own details when they posted jobs - I had to complete a form about the Employer (in this case a University) or it would not be "fully integrated into their data base" then I noticed this thread.

    It's been helpful in highlighting what Mandy is really trying to achieve with this weird system and how unprofessional it can make us look - I won't be verifying again.

    • 29th Apr 2019
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  • Michael Eaves

    Actor

    Yes. Scrap it. I keep getting asked to verify a TV job I did for four series. Anyone can check it on Imdb along with all the rest of my TV and Film credits.

    • 1st May 2019
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  • Terry Pearson

    Actor

    Yes - the verification system seems pointless - an unnecessary procedure which wouldn't be missed if removed.

    • 2nd May 2019
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  • Chris Porro

    Producer

    just a thought....but this might not be about verifying your work. it might be about mandy collecting data. it might be useful for all kinds of things. marketing to those employers for one.

    • 20th May 2021
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  • Gráinne Kelly

    Actor

    Yes I agree, scrap it! It’s such a bother contacting previous jobs..

    • 27th May 2021
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