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With over 10 years of experience and having seen the members's area of over 1000 paysites, we know all the tricks in the book and what to pay attention to. Our reviews are independent and honest. They can't be totally unbiased though, as porn surfers ourselves, we have our preferences too. :) But we try to be as objective as possible—even if a genre is not the most interesting to us, sites in it won't get less points.
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Our review process & types
- Site listing: Not a review yet, just a site that's listed with only basic information.
- Quick review: These reviews have all stats & information about sites, but the review article is short. This enables us to quickly review new sites. A quick review is often followed by a full review later on.
- Full review: All stats & information, plus an in-depth article about the reviewed site.
Our rating criteria
There are 10 factors we take into account when we rate a website. A website will get a 1-10 rating in each of these aspects. The final score will be calculated from all these using a special formula. For instance Quality
scores will have a bigger impact on the final score than the Value score. Here are the criteria.
Quality: How good the content looks compared to today's standards. We look at the quality of different types of content separately, hence Quality is made up of 4 factors.
- Streaming Videos: The quality of videos that you play directly on the websites (like a YouTube video).
- Downloadable Videos: The quality of downloaded videos.
- Photos: Quality of pictures.
- Webcams: Quality of live cam shows.
In the final score's calculation, we'll only take the highest score of the 4 above. The reason is that we want to judge all sites based on their main content. For instance, we don't want to punish a primarily video site or webcam site for adding a medium quality pictures section.
- Size: How much photo, video, webcam content the site has.
- Updates: How often the site is updated.
- Originality: How exclusive, original, and unique the primary content of the site is.
- Value: At the current price, how good a deal it is.
- Usability: How easy it is to browse the site, the number of errors we encounter, page speed, download speed, navigation, search & navigation functions.
- Reviewer's Opinion: The reviewer's personal opinion! Any extra factors can be taken into account here. Reading the related textual review will reveal these factors.
We do consider the site's genre when giving scores. For instance in a rare fetish genre the same video quality & quantity may score more than in a popular genre such as hardcore, which has a lot bigger selection & competition.
When reviewing networks, in the individual sites' reviews we only rate their own content and updates. In the network review, we'll rate the whole network's number of updates and content. We use this system so that you can see how good the sites are in a network individually.
Our rating formula for the final score:
2.0 * (Highest Quality + Size)
+ 1.5 * (Updates + Originality)
+ 1.0 * (Usability + Value + Reviewer's Opinion)
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We link to such reviews in the Review History & Outside Reviews
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