Everything worked smoothly and nothing was corrupted. As members know, they did some server changes yesterday. Still I'll keep my fingers crossed as I've experienced problem free days in the past only to have everything fail the next time.
I recently went on holiday to Budapest, Hungary for a week. One night in my hotel armed with my laptop, speedy interent access and a horny GF, decided to try and log into my 21sextury account only to be told that access was blocked from my IP. I didnt even get as far as the login page the whole site was blocked. Fair enough I thought, a lot of the models are Hungarian so they want to stop family / friends from recognizing them. So I emailed their support asking for my IP address to be allowed access or at least to only block sites that feature primarily Hungarian models. I didnt even get a reply to my email, thanks "support" for doing your job. So thats 1/4 of my months membership in the toilet, had to resort to tube sites because my legally purchased membership was useless :(
There is a poster at EBI's forum that claims there are some major changes coming at 21sextury in November. There will no longer be any waiting time to get acces to all the sites on the network like it is right now. Instead you will have different packages to choose from and these might be something like glamour where you would get a certain number of sites that fall under that heading. I asked him if he new what would happen to existing cutomer like me who already have a membership. The details are too new so he didn't know. If anyone is thinking of joining them then it might be good to wait and see what that will mean.
So, I've fallen once again into 21st Sextury (I think of myself as a ping-pong ball that goes from DDF to 21st Sextury and back) and this time I think I've discovered what it is that, as I've commented before, makes this site not as enjoyable as it could be (and it IS quite enjoyable, one of my favorites sites indeed).
Too many close-ups. When I am watching a porn scene, I like to see the whole think: the girl's face (specially when you have such beautiful models as Sophie Moone, Eve Angel and Blue Angel, for instance), her body, her feet (that's a fetish of mine), the way she moves... and with some close-ups mixed in there. 21st Sextury tends to focus more on the genitals of the girls (and boys): I just downloaded and watched a video that was, basically, 15 minutes of a pussy close-up. And while I enjoy an image of a nice pussy as much as any other guy, in itself it doesn't work for me. I need to see more.
I am sure this is something that is not going to change and I will have to live with it, but I just wanted to share it, to see if others agree...
Overall the 21Sextury network has great content, but you'll occasionally run across broken links (videos not found) or links that point to the wrong videos. Also recently with one of the subsites, Sweet Sophie Moone, they been posting pages for new content, but no actual links to videos or photos, in other words vapor content.
This leads me to their non-existent customer support. Don't bother submitting any problems through their web interface, you'll get a canned, automated email and never hear anything more. If you reply to the automated email you'll never hear anything. Also they never fix the problems you report, even easy ones like broken links. There is no other way to attempt to contact them either. No forums where customers can post, no ability to comment, nothing.
This is really a shame. They've got great content and tons of it, but these problems with occasional broken, wrong and missing links are simply inexcusable for a site of this caliber, especially if someone reports them. It's also inexcusable for a site of this caliber to have no customer support. This is the only thing holding them back and its something that should be easily corrected.
The complete absence of customer support would not keep me from (re)joining, but it's very frustrating if there's something you want only to find the links are broken or missing and no one that works there cares.
PSN Made Fraudulent Charges to My Credit Card Under Bogus Names
After joining PORNSTARNETWORK.COM back in June they signed me up for two additional sites I didn't want tripling my bill, charging my credit card under different names not present on the list of billing processors in their Terms & Conditions, continued charging me after I cancelled my account in August, and are now hiding behind a 90 day policy to justify not refunding my money for services unused as well as unwanted from June through September for a total of $245.50.
How did this happen?
PORNSTARNETWORK.COM sneaks a little pre-checked checkbox with a trial promotion for EXTRAMOVIEZ.COM onto the billing form right before you finish your order. According to them that is how I got signed up for that one, but it doesn't account for the second site AMATEURNETWORK.CA that I couldn't find a single checkbox promotion about on any of the PORNSTARNETWORK.COM partner site sign up forms.
Why Didn't I Notice?
Like most people with a steady income I didn't think anything was wrong until the fraudulent charges took their toll and I thought something was not right with my account last week. I also didn't notice because when I signed up their Terms and Conditions said "All charges will discreetly appear as PSNSupport, PSNBilling.com, EPOCH or CCBILL on your credit card statement depending on the processor" and they charged me for the other sites by opening up different accounts that billed my credit card separately as SUPPORTMEMBERS.COM and HELPONLINESUPPORT.COM without my knowledge or permission.
My bank ended up being useless because they refused to look at the evidence I prepared for them electing instead to have someone from the fraud department interview each of us over the phone. The bank said that I needed confirmation that I cancelled the additional accounts individually, but of course I couldn't provide that because it is impossible to cancel accounts that you don't know about to begin with. Then things just went downhill from there because I got a bit confrontational with the bank staff, so I stormed out of there because it looked like they were going to call the police as an alternative to reversing the charges as demanded. I might try the bank again once I calm down a bit, but PORNSTARNETWORK.COM is responsible for this ripoff not the bank.
One comment I would add, in addition to my review:
I noticfed Sunday evening that when I did download a video, HD is NOT available in the download section. I believe you need to subscribe to Score HD and this is where the HD video downloads are housed. You can stream the videos in HD but cannot download them. I checked a number of recent video updates to make sure this was the case.
As I am not a big Video guy, this is not an issue for me(mostly). However, I believe this might some people might be rubbed the wrong way, especially if you are used to HD quality downloads. I also think that if this is true, the site owners might make this more clear on the members signup screen and advertising. The HD label appears on the videos, but it does not say you cannot download HD video but only stream them.
I would advise those interested in HD video to subscribe to Score HD if HD video is your primary interest.
Given the cost of subscriptions, HD should be available. IMO, this is a bit misleading but I will always give someone the benefit of the doubt. My opinion is that this is a cross-sell marketing strategy but that is just my opinion. I won't knock them for doing this as it is a good way to cross-sell their sites. I just wish they would be upfront in the member area at Scoreland that HD is NOT available for download there.
If you join you will be joined to other sites without your consent and billed $37 per month and when you demand a refund they refund and recharge you the next day month after month until you cancel your card.
Quick (I hope) technical question about the 21 Sextury network
I finally joined this network a week or so ago and love it. My only regret is that I didnít join earlier.
When I went on the site earlier this evening something was different though and I donít know if Iíve changed a setting or if the site has been changed. Iím hoping a member might have the answer (and even better, a fix).
Up until today when I went to a site page there was a grid of 36 thumbnails, one for each scene on that page. Hovering the mouse pointer over a thumbnail would bring up information on the scene name, upload date, site, and model name Ė all useful information. All of that is still the same today but now when I hover over a thumbnail I get an additional pop-up that shows a few screencaps from the scene. I donít object to seeing the screencaps but that pop-up is large enough that you have to be careful to move your pointer to an area of the main thumbnail so you can still read the information. There is a fine line between seeing the scene information and moving your pointer off the thumbnail, thereby losing both the pop-up and the scene information.
So can anyone tell me if Iíve accidentally turned some setting on or is this a new feature on the network as of today?
Just logged in tonight and found the search filters that were down the left hand side of the screen have disappeared making the site virtually impossible to navigate for me.
Normally I just tick the "solo-masturbation" box which filters out virtually everything else that I'm not interested in so I don't have to wade through a sea of anal sex and gaping ass holes to find the nice solo sets.
I must admit I've found the navigation of this network one of the most difficult I've come across and without this filter it's virtually impossible for me to find what I want. The filters didn't work in Internet Explorer anyway so I've been using Chrome. Let's just hope it's only a temporary issue and they are fixing the bugs that caused it not to work in IE otherwise I'm going to be calling it a day on this site.
I've been planning on joining this network for quite a while and will most likely do so next week. My research into the site, and also looking at the webmasters comments has gleaned some useful information I wanted to make available.
Preview each site they have to offer (there are 49 of them now) - on each preview page, the site will list what other sites in the network you will get with membership to this site. Most of the sites give you access to a total of 33 sites immediately (for the monthly memberships). These 33 sites vary though (and sometimes you get less than 33), so be careful to make sure the site you are signing up with has all the sites you are interested in included, or you might be waiting a month or two to get access.
The most important difference I've found is that the monthly price can vary quite a bit depending on what site you sign up with. Most start with $29.99 and then recur at $24.99 - a few start at $24.99 and stay that way. But be careful, Pee and Blow for example, starts at a whopping $38.85 and recurs at $38.85!
Long story short, check each site, make sure the included sites are what you want, and make sure the price is agreeable.
I have only been a member of this site for a few days, but I am totally surprised to see the official TBP rating is as "low" as 83.1
Expect a fair review from me in a few weeks, because the thruth has to come out! Killergram is simply amazing, and it is certainly already on my top 5 paysites list, and my admiration for this site just grows and grows everyday.
Lets face it: Some of those sites do not live op to the standard of "fine costumer" service!
After problems with new passwords and continously mails to both Epoch and the site, things are not right. Amour Babes -site got me into the mainsite, but the (importend) bonus-sites do not work in any way. Just mailed Epoch again - and they say mail the webmaster and the webmaster do NOT feed back..
SO to PU's generally about this site/network: I cannot recommend it - so take care, folks...
I joined this site when they sent out the mailers to former ATK members offering $9.99/mo membership - and at that price, this site is very much worth it.
ATK's editorial position seems to be that virtually every woman alive that is willing to pose nude should be used as a model - so I find that I have to do a LOT of clicking in order to find models that I am interested in seeing much of - and I frequently click away quickly wishing that I hadn't seen what I just did. I'm not a fan of their Natural & Hairy site - not my thing at all - and there's a lot of that material here.
But there's a large number of sets of Sarah Blake. There are a lot of sets of Sandra Shine. And there are a lot of real "finds" if you are willing to click until you find babes that are hot.
The presentation of new material doesn't give you much of a clue as to what you'll find when you click - and the presentation of the vids is so - well, crappy - and there are so many unattractive models on this site (for my tastes) that I'm not even bothering to look at vids.
But I like finding new babes and hidden jewels so I plan on sticking around - they are currently posting material with a copyright date of 2004 so I'm sure that there will be lots of good stuff to come - and members of this site certainly don't need to worry about a dearth of updates, which come at a rate of 75 or so per week.
Well, what seemed impossible a couple of months ago has happened: even if I had a really cheap membership to 21Sextury.com (just 9.95$ a month), I've decided to cancel it. I just got fed up with the low rate of interesting updates: Sweet Sophie Moone and Blue Angel Live (which have the potential to be worth the money on their own) are barely updating, and filled with backstage and bonus scenes; Club Sandy has lost most of its originality and personal touch; Footsie Babes has lost its appeal too...
So I just end up with a handful of scenes by unknown performers or in weird niches that I find disturbing or uninteresting. That's it for me, folks: I may come back in the future to collect all the new Sophie Moone and Blue Angel sets, but I am saving those 9.95$ a month for something else...
What a shame. So many very attractive models and you hardly get to see them in the videos. It wasnít always like this at 21Sextury, they use to do a better job at getting the camera back so you could see the overall model, but that has mostly slipped away. Now they have fallen back into the old-time porn paradigm of showing ONLY face and ass.
Honestly, you can randomly skip through most of their videos and notice.. ultra close-up of faceÖ. (skip again_ Ö. its and ultra-close-up of her ass, (skip again), Ö still ultra close-up of her ass (skip again), close-up of her faceÖ and so on.
Itís really difficult to find a segment of the video where they get it right and get the proper distance so you can see the girl. I donít know why porn producers are so very fascinated with ultra-close-up shots, every girl looks the same from only ten inches away. What is the point in having a variety of models? You can't tell any difference between them when you keep the camera so very close.
Porn is all visual and you need some perspective for it to be erotic, the ultra-close camera defeats that purpose.
Hey, if you like close-ups so much, why not trade in your cameras for electron-microscopesÖ then we can see the girlís cellular structure. Wow, wonít that be erotic !!!!
Come on guy, we want to see the entire girl, not just parts of her. And not just a microsecond glimpse of the overall girl either, the camera should be at a distant to see the overall girl most of the time with only an occasional close-up, you do it backwards.
To their credit, I will say that their lighting is always good and they do a good job of keeping the camera steady. But DUDE, you got to move that camera back sometimes !!
If you go to see the Great Wall of China but only get to see it while standing ten inches from it, did you really see the Great Wall of China?
The official announcement is that "we have made some major changes to our database," one minor change being that one now signs in with one's email address. I can't see where that is of benefit to users or to the site itself because any hacker who knows a Porn User's email address would only have to "guess" the password now rather than both user name and password?
I also have yet to notice any other changes that would be of benefit to the user. Have they been made and, if so, what are they?
this is my first post here, so go easy on me, please. I thought I'd ask here because you seem like friendly, helpful people. My question is about the support at 21st Sextury. I have asked them a few questions in the last year or so, but whenever I try to access the 'ticket' to view the solution or make a supplementary comment the link they provide (via email) sends me to the Network homepage. How do I see these tickets? Sorry if it's a dumb question. Many thanks.
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