as a former employee (and very happy to be) I just wanna say that it's important to post correct info here.
there's a lot of dumb stuff the company does and we all need to post that, but people are making up stuff here that's not true and it hurts the credibility of those of us who want to see this place change or close.
so, first, understand it's not an agency- they are a searchable database- the end. nothing more, nothing less. too many of you think or write as if they're an agency. learn the difference if you don't understand before you post.
second, make sure to use fake names and never use your main email address to send stuff. their attorneys are asses and have sued at least 2 former scouts and 1 former employee for speaking to the press or stealing secrets (the ex-employee was dumb and opened up a place just like tc talent right down the road near disney world- stupid!)
just be careful and assume whatever you write they can subpoena your IP addresses and stuff to prove who wrote it- your computer has a unique address attached to it.
I used to write from the office when I worked there.
also, a lot of the stuff on here about some people isn't true. if somebody fires you from a good paying job (and yeah, we made good money), the easiest way to get back at them is to post some total B.S> posting about the person who canned you. this happens a lot. if your boss says you don't get a bonus b/c you were 10 minutes late to work, we all go to our computers and post negative crap about him, some of it total B.S.
the best way to deal with it is to either send your pics to the modeling agencies (you can buy books that have their addresses for like, $30) or, what the person before me wrote here...create your own website and send all the agencies out there a link to it.
most of them have email addresses now so you can just send 1 huge one out...