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01-19-13  02:02am - 650 days And with a pocketful of money ... (8 Posts) - #8
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Messmer, it seems you did. The films are in slightly higher screen quality now but they are still not the best definition by today's standards. But I can forgive this due to the style of content.

Have a look at Fucking Gamble. I have never joined this site but got a free trial video which was quite fun. There's lot of players in the scenes so if there's someone in it you don't like it could spoil the scene a bit. It also strikes me it could get a bit monotonous after a while but it looks like its worth a month at least and there's enough scenes I imagine that there would be a few keepers in there. They do high definition too. There's a bit of an orgymxxx feel about it and also there's Russian sites of a similar style but since I don't speak Russian this one would be better as its in English lol. I have just had a quick look at the tour and they still do the free trial which lets you download about 3GB but you have to give an email address - not a big deal and I have not seen any spam that seems to have come as a result of it (but that could have changed as I must have signed up well over a year ago). Edited on Jan 19, 2013, 02:06am

01-18-13  02:18pm - 651 days And with a pocketful of money ... (8 Posts) - #5
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Maybe have a look at the guest section at suburban amateurs. This is a uk site with solo girls site where in the majority of the films they talk to the viewer describing this and that. A few of them encourage you to do your thing. If you like this type of thing then is definately a site to look at. If not, you'll want to avoid it lol. There's lots of nice lingerie and photo sets as well. I keep meaning to do a review but can't find the time.

01-14-13  01:25pm - 655 days So what do you think of it so far? (9 Posts) - #5
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I am with Squirrel on a lot of this, although I tend not to over worry about the 3+1 point even if it is a bit of a nuisance. I would add point 6 though :

Nowadays if you get ripped off on a site there is at least some chance you can get your money back off the billing company. I have read posts where that happened. Also, once I thought my subscription ended at 12pm UK time and intended to get some scenes later that night but I got shut out before 12. So I emailed to complain and they gave me 2 extra days. When I thought about it, it may have been 12pm euro time so perhaps I didn't get screwed at all. But they still had given me the extra days. And now we can get the word out on forums and what not if we do get genuinely ripped. In the old days I heard that if you went back to soho to complain that the Private video you paid £50 for (probably about 75USD) was a blank tape you'd probably just get kicked in the side of the head.

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01-14-13  01:11pm - 655 days Value for money on porn sites. Is this the golden age? (28 Posts) - #24
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I agree with rear admiral and luv lickn clit on this one.

I also agree with the posters above who have said that the quality of the albeit cheap to buy material is oftentimes pretty poor. Not in technical super duper hi res quality but that same old do it by numbers stuff performed by people who look disinterested and filmed by people with no technical skills whatsoever with no sets and no build up. A good episode of Fawlty Towers with lots of scenes with Polly in is more erotic than a lot of it. It doesn't matter if its super hi res because if the content is crap you just get to see more clearly how bad it really is !

But there are some good modern type scenes to be had, some sites do at least attempt a build up and at the price there is still a good return on investment to be had. The Squirrel has descried the biggest downside which is the amount of hours you have to spend trawling for the good scenes so nowadays it is time issue versus a money issue. He has said it better in his new thread on the story so far.

But to fill the gap you can also elect to drop some bucks and treat yourself to an alphafrance dvd. So there is the best of both worlds really. And when you buy the alpha france film it will remind you just how expensive it used to be.

Thomas Edited on Jan 14, 2013, 01:16pm

12-09-12  07:27am - 691 days How beautiful can you get/find them.. (19 Posts) - #13
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I'm with the squirrel.

12-03-12  02:30pm - 697 days Idea for a new niche site, would it interest you? (8 Posts) - #7
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Definately loving seeing girls dancing. You can get some scenes like this on Student Sex Parties. Not sure if this is quite what you had in mind but it's got a bit of an amateur feel to it in places.

Also Drunk Sex Orgy had lots of nice ones on the old orgymaxx site. Not sure I'd go back there myself since it got taken over by that other outfit and they wrecked it but it may still be worth a look if you have not seen it before. Edited on Dec 03, 2012, 02:36pm

09-27-12  12:37pm - 764 days The porn nostalgia thread! (14 Posts) - #3
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Thanks GPL for your thread idea and your story. Also Cybertoads story. They make brilliant reading. I especially relate to the general order of things in GPL's story as I am in the UK and not a lot older. Obviously for me at least though GPL there were girls in the magazines ! Sadly my first magazine I bought was loaned out never to be seen again, although we did a swap so I have still got his one but its not quite the same as still having the very original one I bought. Edited on Sep 27, 2012, 01:57pm

09-21-12  02:12pm - 770 days 'Real' reality sites (7 Posts) - #6
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I don't think your going to have a lot of luck in finding sites with genuinely random girls being filmed who decided to get shagged for the internet instead of going to the shops after all. Red Light Sex Trips however is a prostitute themed site (although they don't get picked up off the street) but they might be real working girls and, if they are, I suppose that's a close match to reality of girls being paid to have sex with random people that might fit the bill.

09-20-12  12:23pm - 771 days Old VHS porn - do you still have it? (22 Posts) - #4
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If they are old favourites that you can't get on a dvd to buy then I think it is worth making a modern copy. If you can get a dvd recorder/vhs unit in one use that, it will be less hassle than getting the kit to plug the vcr into the computer (albeit more expensive at about £250 for a new one when I looked last about a year ago although you might be able to get a secondhand one for less from someone who has already done their conversions). Whichever way you do it all depends how much time you want to devote to it compared to the outlay. Having said that, I have not used the pc convertor kit so it may be that it is not that much trouble after all. With a pc kit you may also find you can edit the videos better with hand chosen chapter stops, edit out the crap bits and what not. Personally, unless you've got loads of free time on your hands I don't think its worth the extra time to mess about with editing even a favorite old adult flick; a dvd recorder will do auto chapter stops every 8 mins or whatever which is a fair compromise and the way I see it, that it 100 times better than what you had with the VHS ! Most people probably wouldn't care less, but personally I would then chuck out the tapes - ethically I think if you have made a copy for yourself then the original shouldn't be recycled to a new viewer. Just cut the tape in half, and if you don't want to put them in the household waste then just drop them in at the council tip. Edited on Sep 20, 2012, 12:31pm

09-01-12  08:58am - 790 days Absolutely no anal-sites? (26 Posts) - #2
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I don't like it.

08-30-12  11:40am - 792 days Dudes, where the scoring guide ? (4 Posts) - Original Post - #1
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Dudes, where the scoring guide ?

I found this before but not now. It's the official guide to how the site review scores are meant to be done. Thanks.

08-30-12  11:32am - 792 days Anyone like to see this for streaming-only sites? (12 Posts) - #3
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Originally Posted by gaypornolover:



...would anyone agree with me that they'd like to see TBP and PU use a similar warning badge in the listing for streaming-only sites?

Anyone agree?


Yes !

08-18-12  01:49pm - 804 days Have you ever been contacted by a webmaster after a review? (21 Posts) - #7
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If the limitation wasn't clear to you, even on a second look, maybe that's because it's not very clear ! It's totally bogus to threaten a lawsuit - as has been said, it's the limitation that will cost business not your opinion of the way the terms are written !

07-21-12  06:53am - 832 days Any advice please re adding a hard drive to motherboard. (15 Posts) - #16
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Solved. Edited on Jul 22, 2012, 04:02am

07-06-12  02:13pm - 847 days Why My Free Cams is preoccupying my time and money (24 Posts) - #2
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Dude 400 bucks !! That's a salutary lesson for us all lol !

I also read your comments on the comments board about the site on the site which appear to give the lie to the notion that producers have to make more and more extreme stuff to sell lots of it. You don't. What you have to do is engage with the consumer better.

06-16-12  02:13pm - 867 days Industry Profit Decline and the Danger of Porn Tube Sites (34 Posts) - #16
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Louis Theroux was following up on a BBC documentary he made 15 years ago.

I said in the 'sameness' discussion that since I'm not in the business I couldn't say with any authority that tubes are killing the business.

But my instinct is that it isn't, any more than 'home taping' in the 80s didn't kill music. It's all relative and it required no more technical skill to queue up a record player or double tape deck back then than it does to download a pirate vid does now. In both cases you end up with a poor copy of the original. In fact, copied tapes were probably a better replicant than sub standard grainy vids are today but they still didn't kill the music biz despite the skulls and crossbones on the paper sleeves that you slide the record into. Developing a theme already mentioned above, for every copy of a 1980s record that got circulated that was an advert that probably caused people that heard it to go out a follow those bands buying records, then cds then dvds and concert tickets for the next 30 years.

Also as observed above people that want grainy vids probably weren't ever going to pay to get decent ones anyway.

The trend for declining sales is more likely surely to be increased competition which, over a prolonged period, is going to face most professions sooner or later.

The thing to do is stop moaning and producing lousy output, re-invent what you are doing and the business model if need be, and produce decent product that people want to buy. Edited on Jun 16, 2012, 02:19pm

06-12-12  02:01pm - 871 days Too much sameness! (58 Posts) - #6
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This complaint that you have messmer is quite a fair criticism.

The theory at the moment is that free download pirate sites are killing the biz. Since I'm not in the biz I can't comment on how true that is. However, I do think the producers could do their bit and at least try to make a product people will want to buy.

I have joined several sites recently, all that would be described as niche, so its not as if they don't have some idea of the concept that if you make the right product it will sell. But even then they seem almost invariably incapable of understanding what people want and what they need to do to set themselves apart.

On the subject of sameness, surely they could afford to buy more than a dozen nice lingerie outfits to use. You can buy these lingerie sets, good ones, in the sales for 15 uk pounds if you time it right. And if you are in business there is no reason you couldn't time it right.

Yet, literally 18 months after joining a certain site, they are still putting up new sets in the same gear they have when the site started 3 years ago. Then they wonder why maybe a person wouldn't be rushing to re-join. Er, maybe because all the lingerie sets we'd like to see the girls in that have been in the shops of the last year that you could've bought never appear on the site. (This view is based on UK sites with material that can be dated as being shot fairly recently). What better way to keep the content up to date and relevant to the people that want to subscribe ? Edited on Jun 12, 2012, 02:17pm

06-09-12  04:14am - 874 days Regional Pricing Boycott! (65 Posts) - #38
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Claypaws’ comments on the applicable of tax are incontrovertible. Equally Reveen’s research is illuminating. The truth probably lies somewhere in between.

For a third thing to throw in the mix – some countries have lower net incomes which will alter the affordability of the product being sold. It is not unreasonable in my view to offer to sell your product to those people for a lower price even if the cost of the supply is the same. Which is not to say I think that precision could be achieved or that this could ever justify a difference between UK and US or across the Eurozone (although Greece may soon be an exception). I am not sure between which two countries it would be justifiable as I have not researched it, but I think the principle is sound.

On the tv we are faced with continual adverts from ASDA (part of Walmart), Tescos and all the big supermarkets about how they are ‘rolling back’ their prices and are cheaper than everyone else. The price in ASDA for 7 pack club biscuits this week was £1.79 and for fairy liquid washing up was about £1.50. In the pound shop I could buy each of the items for….£1. We are being ripped off left, right and centre. Keeping up with it all is exhausting. I don’t think subscribers to adult films are being singled out for special treatment.

I like that after lost of posts expressing different views no-one has found it necessary to start slagging anyone else off. There aren't many forums where that could be said.

05-30-12  11:42am - 884 days Sites come and go. (26 Posts) - #6
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Originally Posted by Cybertoad:


I remember back in the 70;s many rock bands tried to convert their 70's rock to 80's pop and it was horrible crash and burn...


lol now that's what I call progressive rock. They crashed and burned cos they were 10 years too soon

04-29-12  04:01am - 915 days An Erotic Story (14 Posts) - #9
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It's a nice scenario but I think there's maybe not enough detail in it and it gets to the end too quick. I'd like to know what's the shop like, if I was there what would I see if I looked about; what does her outfit actually look like and what's under it; what's on the rails you mention that are near where he's standing; what do they go past on the way to the changing cubicle; could they see anything to distract them on the way there and what might it be etc. ? I obviously know what a dept store looks like lol and maybe I want to do a bit of thinking but only around the scene that you create. At the moment it is necessary to have to fill in too many of the blanks. Even for a short story I would aim to make it x3 the length. If you were prepared to alter slightly the time imperative then there's more scope to do all sorts of things on the way to the changing cubicle ! Edited on Apr 29, 2012, 04:09am

04-22-12  12:07pm - 922 days Opinions wanted ! (22 Posts) - #7
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I like reading them but mostly its a girl thing. So if you want to sell lots you have to have that in mind.

04-16-12  02:31pm - 928 days Any advice please re adding a hard drive to motherboard. (15 Posts) - #15
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Thanks everyone - I don't fully understand all the technical bits, but the good news is that I can now see my drive and get access to the data

04-14-12  01:42pm - 930 days Any advice please re adding a hard drive to motherboard. (15 Posts) - #12
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I can't see any yellow triangles but when I go to the screen you mention and click on 'disk drives' a list drops down and the new drive is on the list. That's good news isn't it ? It does'nt show up in 'my computer' though so I can't see how to actually get at the data

Update : There it is ! I can access it as a stand alone drive and the data is all there

Thanks all for your ideas Edited on Apr 14, 2012, 02:59pm

04-14-12  05:33am - 930 days Any advice please re adding a hard drive to motherboard. (15 Posts) - #10
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I have gone into the bios thingy and told it that there is not a drive on that sata port but when I come out of bios and the computer starts to wind itself up ready to go it tells me that it cannot detect the drive on the port . The disc has definately got power on it.

04-11-12  12:43pm - 933 days Any advice please re adding a hard drive to motherboard. (15 Posts) - #5
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Hi Wittyguy/Micha - you make fair points but I wanted to try and use those spare sata ports at some stage anyway so now is a good a time as any to sort the technical bit.

RagingBhuddist - thanks - the drive doesn't show up there - just the C drive.... Edited on Apr 12, 2012, 10:15am

04-11-12  11:31am - 933 days Any advice please re adding a hard drive to motherboard. (15 Posts) - Original Post - #1
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Any advice please re adding a hard drive to motherboard.

Can anyone advise please :

I have an external drive that I want to add to the inside of my pc. It is a 1.5TB external drive that has failed. I am suspicious it is just the pcb that controls the power to the drive and that the drive is ok.

I could simply buy a standalone kit that you can use to convert a naked drive to usb and if my suspicion that the drive is still good is right then I am back to where I started. However, my main aim is not really to salvage the data on the drive (everything is duplicated onto TWO externals ).

Instead, if the drive is still good, I want to reuse it in the neatest way, hence my question below.

My PC has 4 sata ports on the motherboard. The two hard drives it was shipped with occupy two of ports such that there are two physical hard drives but they both make up the c drive that is visible in the list of drives. So far so normal.

I thought you could add an extra drive, either (1) so that it appears as part of the overall c drive or (2) so that the third drive is a stand alone drive simply plugged into one of the spare ports on the motherboard so it shows up as it's own drive letter in the menu (so that if the whole machine fails I can just lift the drive out and plug it in somewhere else).

I have taken the hard drive out the external case and connected it to a spare power cable in the pc. The good news is that the subject drive is spinning which it did not do before so my feeling is that the drive is still good. However, I have connected it via the sata cable to one of the spare ports but when I look in the windows start 'explore' button to see what drives there are it does not appear.

I have tried the system properties 'find hardware' etc. and buttons on windows control panel but suspect something more technical is needed and that, whilst I cannot see any obvious way of doing it, it can be done.

Can anyone help please ?

04-02-12  12:05pm - 942 days That 70's Porn (37 Posts) - #28
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Hello everyone,

I love 70s era ones :

1. Mostly they are feature films with plots. I skip a lot of the plot part but with plots you get to see the girls in different outfits in everyday settings. I like seeing them in those settings in the shops or the street and in everyday outfits knowing that more likely than not later on you'll get to see more. It builds up lots of anticipation.

2. The story does always require you see all the girls do all the sex positions and routines. I like that it's not so predictable and routine.

3. The girls seem to be more into the scenes; there is more chemistry between the models. The scenes almost invariably are very sexy. There seems to be an element of fun and lightness about it all.

4. The stories often do not require that the girls get push round like bits of meat. Some films involve a story where that happens a bit, like if it's a hostage scenario, but then it's more part of the story rather than some bloke treating them shit for the hell of it. Personally I'm not that keen on them hostage type ones.

5. The lingerie is generally really really nice. And often they don't take it all off in 30 seconds flat.

6. I found that I actually really like all the pubic hair.

7. They seem to find proper sexy women and don't feel the need to pretend that they are all 'teens'.

8. When it comes to filming the sex bits somehow they just do it better. I think the photographers were technically more proficient.

9. I find it fascinating to see the older cars, street scenes and inside the house the bookcases and furnishings.

The quality of the picture tends to be a bit variable. With modern stuff I expect and demand the best resolution but I am quite forgiving with the older films. If I had to choose one or the other I would take the older films with less than stunning picture over the newer stuff.

I like the French ones best especially Alpha France. The US ones I'm not too keen on and they don't so much fit the description I have given above. I'd sooner watch the French ones where I don't understand much of the words than the US ones. You can find summaries of lots of the popular films anyway. So if you read that you can get the gist of what the story is and what they are going on about.

Thomas.

12-21-11  11:38am - 1045 days A dilemma in hard drive space, when is too much (28 Posts) - #10
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4 reasons not to delete stuff :

1. It’s fun to go back over older stuff and re-discover old scenes you forgot about and ones you weren’t that keen on then, you might like better now because tastes change.

2. You’ll find another model you really like and one day, in amongst the junk, you’ll find some scenes of her you never realised you had and be very pleased and which otherwise you might have deleted.

3. There are plenty of external drives 1 to 1.5 TB on Currys digital right now for about £80 which is hardly more than they normally are.

4. Just accept you’ll end up with lots of drives under the desk. It's not worth worrying about. Unless you run your own business just remember to unplug them and throw them in a cupboard when people come round cos no-one has half a dozen drives under the desk unless its for a business or smut.

10-19-11  02:03pm - 1108 days Best site for Curvy Girls with HD content? (16 Posts) - #9
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The video quality on Reality Kings falls into 3 groups.

- 1 Really old stuff which is not worth bothering with;

- 2 The bulk of the stuff up to about 2 years ago when they started on what they call HD, which is not bad. Pretty standard - not the best and not the wost but very watchable;
I was a member a couple of years ago and all the scenes of Cassandra and Sierra that I got are in this category.

- 3 The newer HD stuff.

I have just had a look at my videobox scenes and they are slightly better video quality than the RK ones but there's not a lot in it. I have also just had a look at the new videobox site and unless I searched it wrong the new version of the site suggests there's only 2 Cassandra scenes but I got 10 scenes of her off videobox about 18 months ago. My recollection is that the VB search is not very reliable.

I'd forgotten how gorgeous Sierra Skye is till your post. Thanks for reminding me : )

10-18-11  01:13pm - 1109 days Best site for Curvy Girls with HD content? (16 Posts) - #4
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Reality Kings has a range of sites and models.

The ones that will cover what you are looking for best would be the ones you said and Big Naturals, Milf Hunter and Milf Next Door.

Go to Reality Kings and search Cassandra Calogera, Sierra Skye and Victoria Cross. You can do it without being a member. Putting the boobs aside and looking at their tummies I would say that you would find quite a lot on those sub-sites in the Cassandra Calogera range. Sierra Skye and Victoria Cross is about where it tops out but the bias of curves and tummies is more Cassandra than Sierra and Victoria. What they are is fantastic shape. Reality Kings is not in the area of plump let alone or obese.

Quite a few of the other sub-sites on Reality Kings have also got proper girls rather than stick insects, even if they are not overly curvy.

I have not joined DDF but I had identified it as a site I would go to for curvy girls like on Reality Kings.

Avoid the Russian sites lol. Even if they get a girl with curves in a group scene they wont let her take much of her clothes off or promote her in the scene.

08-18-11  01:43pm - 1170 days Anyone know if it's possible to edit avi videos (10 Posts) - #11
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Dude, the download speeds off that site are totally bogus. You can get good speeds for just a fraction of the day (and in the UK it aint the bit that right thinking folks are up and about in lol). Rest of the time 275kps tops is the norm. What's more, if you try to download photo zips its usual for it to drop to 30 to 50 kps even though you were just getting 250 on vids.

Good luck with the editing though but, for me, anyonebutme has the scoop on this - it ain't worth it. I'd only do it if there was a scene I was desperate to get onto a dvd.

06-21-11  10:38am - 1228 days A few observations (3 Posts) - #2
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Indeed. Plus like rear admiral said tother day, the threads don't descend into abuse like everywhere else.

T.

04-18-11  03:04pm - 1292 days I thought that getting a new fetish might push an old one out… but nope… (11 Posts) - #4
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It didn't appeal to me but I think I recall that AllWAM had a few scenes of this although like most of the Orgymax sites they tend to kick the arse out of the theme. I wouldn't like to vouch for the content delivery now that Tainster have got hold of it. Edited on Apr 18, 2011, 03:11pm

02-15-11  10:37am - 1354 days Is the price of porn going up? (20 Posts) - #16
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I think prices are static.

Ed, large or small content depends on the type of site. This is my impressions. It's not meant to be scientific.

I think we have become conditioned to thinking that a site is not good value unless there are 100s ands 100s of scenes, without giving a lot of thought to whether the scenes are really any good. So I look at it from two points of view - relative and absolute.

On a Mega site (Reality Kings etc.) and DVD site for 20 to 30 USD most people will probably download 250 or so scenes that they consider based on their tastes to be of very good, or better, quality (quality means the girls and filming etc. not the resolution /bit rate etc. of the image). There will be more scenes on offer but I'm supposing you download the best you like and ignore the rest. If you join again a year later then I suppose you would download another 50 or so scenes. Site size alone does not justify a lot more than this price because Videobox etc can easy put up 20 dvds in a week but a lot of it will not be appealing. Not may companies can compete with this ratio of good scenes per USD paid. There is no need to. There are only a few of these sites and most buyers will want to look elsewhere in between visits.

General sites. That is, not niche sites. Some smaller sites offer passes (join one get membership to 7 independent other site etc.) Either a stand alone site, or small group pass, seem to offer anything from 100 to 900 scenes of about 15 to 25 mins each. Using this info to start to answer Ed's question, I think 100 scenes of 15 to 25 mins is on the small side. 900 scenes is obviously a lot. So I'd guess that 'a lot' in relative terms probably starts at about 300 scenes.

Size is only one factor though. Quality of content is paramount. It is because every buyer is different when they assess quality of the scene, and there are so many variables, that you just cannot get 100% strike rate across the site. I think 35 excellent to good scenes from a site is an excellent return for a price of 20 to 30 USD based on experience of what is out there. I usually download a lot more than the excellent scenes, as a good or average scene can be ok sometimes and you might be in the mood for it, but most of us know when we see it what category a scene will fall into in our collection. I have not done any maths but my instinct is that most sites turn around about a maximum 20% of excellent to really good scenes compared to total scenes on the site.

But even with a tour you don't know it is actually going to be 35 excellent scenes before you join and that's the problem. A general site with 50 scenes is almost guaranteed to return only a strike rate of around a dozen good scenes. It is because most people know this is likely to be the case that it is hard to get someone to try a site with under 100 scenes if the price is as high as 20 to 30USD. For 20 to 30 USD, on a general site, I want to see at least 100 scenes, ideally 200, on offer to stand any chance of getting 35 scenes of good or better quality. If that is not on offer I will probably see what else is out there before thinking about the site further. I would think about it, and I have joined several sites of under 100 to 200 scenes and will join more, but they are further down the shopping list. Of course, the better the scenes look from the tour the more flexible I am on this. If most of the scenes looked really good then I would definitely sign up for a site with under 100 scenes for 20 to 30 USD.

You also have to take into account also that size of site can mean lots of old material that does not cut it today. A lot of Reality Kings material is fuzzy, stutters and is unwatchable by today's standards. So a 100 scene site going since January 2010 is going to be a better bet than a 100 scene site that stopped updating 4 years ago. A small resolution / fuzzy scene cannot by my definition ever be an excellent scene and so it can never get into my target of 35.

My target of 35 scenes is based on and conditioned by what the market seems to offer when comparing the competition and 'relative' value for money. It has nothing to do with whether the actual cost per scene is high or low.

Why should 35 excellent scenes be good value, and 20 not good value ? Of course, it is arbitrary. So what I have just said is just a starting point when weighing up a site before joining it. Indeed a nice amount of good to average scenes gets weighed into it as well.

I do not think 20 to 30 USD is actually a lot to pay for even 15 excellent scenes which is well under 50% of my target of 35. You are going to watch them loads of times and keep them years and get a lot of enjoyment out of them. More enjoyment long term I think than one blockbuster Hollywood feature film for 15 USD. So, compared to what else you might buy for the money even 15 excellent scenes for 20 to 30 USD is good value.

But going back to 'relative' values from one site to another, I doubt it is easy to sell a lot of subscriptions to a general site that looks like it is offering under 100 scenes of 15 to 20 mins length because there are much bigger sites out there.

There has got to be a special reason to go for a small site. It may be that it the buyer is really into a girl who appears on the site. You can't plan that of course. You just get lucky to pick up some extra sales. I would pay 15 to 20 USD to join a site that offered a few scenes of someone I really wanted to see because I still think it is good value for the enjoyment. But that high ratio of USD per scene is very much an exception.

The exception aside, in my opinion to sell the smaller sites you have got to be either better quality content across the board (which if its general adult stuff is statistically unlikely) or you have got to offer niche content. With a niche scene you are going to be more likely to get the video into the good to excellent category for the buyer, as you have got head start. The scene has already got something extra about it the buyer wants. Also, I would be prepared to pay a bit more USD per good or better scene for niche scenes.

Looking at niches site the figures I have joined then I have seen from 100 to 350 scenes. So 100 is on the small side even for niche content. As before, the better the general quality of the scenes the better the ratio of good scenes per USD so 100 scenes could still potentially convert into excellent value. The chances of it doing so are better on a niche site than a general site, but a site of 100 niche scenes is still a bit of a risk on the value of money stakes. It also faces a lot of competition to get people through the door from other niche sites with more content. In my experience, many niche sites are not very well executed so I have to say what you get in theory with the upside of nice niche content (for whatever your particular niche is), is often lost in the quality of the filming etc..

Ed, I have looked at your Strip Game Central site. Your numbers of video scenes are low in my experience (81 I think) even for a niche site but if there's to 20 to 30 scenes that are excellent to good then it is still potentially a good deal. The question is will it be a good deal ? That depends on the buyer. For me, I am not sure yet although it does have some good things going for it - the fun scenarios and choice of models for a start, including a couple of the best girls from the UK scene at the moment. I intend to email you a couple of questions about the content if that's ok to help make my mind up about whether the site is for me or not, might be a bit too much on the soft side. In the meantime, what I do think is that with other niche sites offering more scenes all fighting for the same money (albeit different niches) 20 USD is as much as I would rush to pay for 81 scenes plus photos, subject of course to finding out a bit more about your site content. If I am typical, then putting the price up might not make you any more money due to fewer buyers. I know some people put a lot of weight on photos, including some forum members here, but I honestly don't think the majority buyers out there decide to join sites based on amount of photo sets.

Thomas Edited on Feb 15, 2011, 03:23pm

03-12-10  11:29am - 1694 days Would you vote for a pro-porn MP ? (8 Posts) - Original Post - #1
Thomas20 (2)
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Location: England
Would you vote for a pro-porn MP ?

Well here's a spin on the recent poll about anti-porn candidates lol.

http://www.anorak.co.uk/242044/politicia...ndiate-for-kent.html

Haven't seen any of the films though. From the website they look just like everyone elses.

T20.

02-03-10  01:48pm - 1731 days Picture Viewing Question (14 Posts) - #10
Thomas20 (2)
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Posts: 38
Registered: Dec 27, '09
Location: England
Thanks guys. I'll have a look at some of those ideas.

T.

02-01-10  02:53pm - 1733 days Picture Viewing Question (14 Posts) - #3
Thomas20 (2)
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Posts: 38
Registered: Dec 27, '09
Location: England
Hello wittyguy, thank you for your reply. I have just run media centre again and my experience with the smaller RK pictures is not too bad from a strictly viewing point of view. They fill up most of the screen and although they are not pin sharp I have to say they aren't bad at all. Plus I like the girls they got lol.

Also those RK sets are way way too big with 700 or 1000 photos. It's absurd and media centre can't navigate round them well at all and its impossble to enjoy looking through them. I don't see why they can't edit it down to a sensible number. I'd do it myself but I just don't have the time. Anyway, that's a different gripe lol.

T.

02-01-10  12:03pm - 1733 days Picture Viewing Question (14 Posts) - Original Post - #1
Thomas20 (2)
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Posts: 38
Registered: Dec 27, '09
Location: England
Picture Viewing Question

Hello everyone, I wonder if some one can give me some advice on this picture viewing question. Sorry the explanation is a bit long. Trimmed it as much as I could.

My preferred picture viewer is the slide show you get if you pick "my documents" off the windows start menu. This brings up a blue bar on the left side of the screen. If I then pick my pictures it brings up an option of slide show in the blue bar. I like this viewer because when I pick a picture directory it brings up thumbnails almost immediately so I can see what's on offer and it is very easy to navigate. The problem is that when I pick the slide show it only displays the pictures in one fixed size. So, if the pictures are big they fill the screen :). If they are small (say 800 x 533 like Reality Kings) all I get is a box in the middle of the screen with a big black border. This is a waste on a 24" wide screen monitor. I cannot find any way whatsoever to boost the size to fill the screen.

So I tried Media Centre. In media centre the pictures are all brought up to full screen size. So far so good. The problem with media centre is that I use two monitors (videos on one, pictures on the other etc.) but when media centre is maximized to one screen it won't let the mouse curser move on to the second screen. This is a pain because I can't navigate around my pictures or other videos on the second monitor ! Media centre is also very clumsy to use because, if there's lots of pictures, it takes forever to scroll down them to see what's on offer.

In Windows Media and Fax viewer the pictures can be zoomed but it is not possible to cycle through the photos in slideshow mode so that software is not any good on any front.

Can anyone help me solve the problems with these viewers I mentioned or suggest a different viewer that would give me everything I want ? Full screen pictures and let me use the second screen too.

Also can I say that its good to read the contributions on the site generally and credit to all contributors for what looks most of the time looks like sane and sensible posts not abusive intemperate rubbish that litters lots of sites.

Thanks for reading :).

T Edited on Feb 02, 2010, 10:57am Edited by Staff on Feb 01, 2010, 12:22pm

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