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messmer (137) 11-06-10  10:33am
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Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: Large and exclusive amount of content.

Mostly attractive models.

Good picture quality ... however ...
Cons: ... let me start with the biggest con. Pictures should be their strength. That's what the magazine is all about however they manage to ruin every single set (latest ones zipped and around 1600px) with an oversized, intrusive, aggravating watermark that's been placed in the wrong spot. So for many collectors pictures are out.

As to the videos, they are woeful, with the newest ones in 640x360 wmv format with a total bitrate between 1500 and 2500. Older ones are even tinier in 320x240 mpg format. I had to get my info re. the latter by taking a peak at TBPs review because, as the previous reviewer stated, my browser crashed every time I attempted to download an older video.

Homepage is hopelessly cluttered with sales offers and other extraneous material. Preview pictures of recent updates are ridiculously tiny.

Way too much hardcore material. This might be a plus for some but with the material coming from a magazine this disappointed me, personally.
Bottom Line: I didn't check my personal statistics but this must be the lowest rating I've ever given anyone.

I see no redeeming value in this site because between picture sets that are being ruined by the watermark, and videos that are only available in yesterday's outdated quality, plus the browser crashes, as well as the crass and obvious attempts to make some extra sales to their members there's absolutely nothing for me here.

I had always had my quarrels with these folks about the watermarks (see my previous comments) but was tempted to subscribe because sister sites 50plus MILF and 60plus MILF finally gave me some lingerie I liked and I was hoping for the same here, at least in the videos.

A bitter disappointment and waste of my money.

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RagingBuddhist (65) Thanks for saving me some money. I'd thought about joining this site more than once, now I know better. I (reluctantly) understand the desire for a site to brand their product, but huge watermarks - especially those that block the "fun parts" - are annoying as hell. Not something I can see paying for.
11-06-10  06:12pm

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messmer (137) REPLY TO #1 - RagingBuddhist :

You're welcome,RB. Actually the watermarks don't exactly cover the fun parts, in reluctant defense of this site, but quite often intrude in the hair and foreheads of the models.
11-06-10  06:52pm

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malikstarks (8) REPLY TO #2 - messmer :

First off sorry you were disappointed Messmer. I think the score is a bit low, but can understand your point of view on it.

IMO 40somethingmag has value, but only in the right context. As a standalone sight it is hard to justify the purchase even at $19.99, which is why I'm a member only as a result of the Score Rewards plan that is offered on most of the major Score sites.

Basically if you purchase one site for $19.99 you get to add on a new site each month for the same cost. I have memberships to most of the major Score Group sites using this. And I think they definetely have some pretty good sites on the whole. Sometimes you have to wait to add the site you really want but I won't bore you with the details.

I look at 40something mag kinda like this, they are a hybrid jack of all trades type of site. They do pictures better than a site like Naughty America, in which pics are just an add-on, however they get smoked in the vids department by a site like that.

On the other hand imo they do vids slightly better (primarily due to the lack of HD downloads) than a site like Allover30. At least from the standpoint of hardcore-if that's what your looking for. (While obviously getting smoked in the pics department)

My only issue with your review is that your motivation for joining came from 50plusmilfs which is essentially hardcore only. Yet when judging this site, you didn't like the hardcore focus.

Really, one could argue that based off that you should have given 40somethingmag an even higher score than 50plusmilfs. Since 40somethingmag has both hardcore vids and pictures, while 50 plus milfs is primarily pics.

The one area that the Score Group has made a miserly and imo short-sited decision is to house most of it's HD vids on ScoreHD. HD vids of 40somethingmag exist, but they are all available on ScoreHD along with the HD vids to most all of the ScoreGroup sites. (with exceptions for explicit standalone sites like 50plusmilfs, and ChristyMarks).

I cannot speak to the watermarks. I respect and understand your dislike of them, but I'm sure that for many (like myself) it is a non-issue and mostly a matter of preference/tolerance level.

Anyway sorry for the lengthy comment, and thanks for staying so active on the boards providing users with as much advice as you do!

11-08-10  11:45pm

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messmer (137) REPLY TO #3 - malikstarks :

malikstarks wrote: "My only issue with your review is that your motivation for joining came from 50plusmilfs which is essentially hardcore only. Yet when judging this site, you didn't like the hardcore focus.

Really, one could argue that based off that you should have given 40somethingmag an even higher score than 50plusmilfs. Since 40somethingmag has both hardcore vids and pictures, while 50 plus milfs is primarily pics."

Hi malikstarks, there's a complicated and confusing explanation for that revealing my ambiguity when it comes to hardcore vs. softcore. :-)

First though, let me say again that I found the videos in 40somethingmag so bad that I couldn't give it a higher score (640x380 for a new update is pathetic). And videos were the only reason I subscribed to this site, hoping to get some more classy ladies in lingerie, the vintage type so many of the models in 50plus MILFS are wearing. So that was my biggest disappointment.

I had no intention of even looking at 40somethingmag's pictures,(except for a sample set for the review) as good as they may be technically, because the yellow watermark really does drive me nuts. If only they made it a bit smaller and placed it at the bottom right!

Now, as to complicated and confusing re. hardcore material. This may sound strange but I am not terribly keen on hardcore in my niche (older women in sexy lingerie) so I didn't embrace it in 50plus MILFS either, I put up with it. :-)

This is one of the reasons why I like the interviews where the models are stripping better than the follow-up action clips. Even though I subscribe to video sites quite frequently (go figure why I can tolerate, even like hardcore there) my ideal site would be a softcore, solo, picture site containing .. you know who wearing you know what. That's why I didn't download a single picture set from 50/60plus MILFS either, the men "coming between me and my girlfriends" bother me. (Someone had that as a signature in the forum) :-)

Leaving you hopelessly confused,

messmer

11-09-10  10:27am

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malikstarks (8) REPLY TO #4 - messmer :

I understand Mesmer, I'm not too far away from you in that I actually prefer softcore (although I actually dislike lingerie sets and have a fairly strong foot fetish), especiall when it comes to mature sites. This is why Ive been known to frequent sites like Allover30 and southern charms.

I need to correct my original statement regarding 50plusmilfs as I meant to say it is mostly vids (not pics).

I must say that you must really be desperate for the type of niche you mentioned if subscribed to 50plusmilfs for the interviews,lol! You've expressed this before and I feel kind of bad you've not found that ideal site. (Neither have I in some ways) Although don't sites like Allover30 and Anilos fit the bill to an extent, they are constantly updating?

Anyhow, carry on.

11-09-10  02:55pm

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messmer (137) REPLY TO #5 - malikstarks :

LOL. I am always amazed when it comes to the diversity in tastes, malikstarks. I did not think anyone would dislike lingerie because in my eyes it enhances women so much.

You mention AllOver30 and Anilos. I subscribed to AO30 many, many times in the past. Just got finished with a three months subscription and was bitterly disappointed this time around because sets containing lingerie were so rare.

I just re-joined Anilos but will probably unsubscribe once I'm caught up on the updates since June when I was there last. Won't take me long, because once again .. sets with erotic lingerie are the only ones that stir my blood and there aren't all that many. I have seen too much plain nudity over a life time and it now pretty well leaves me cold.

Good luck with your foot fetish and may you find many sites that cater to your taste!

messmer still looking for his!

11-09-10  03:07pm

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