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Offline brooksey

AW has been down for a few hours with a catastrophic hardware failure.  Already twitter is full of frustrated WGs and punters.
Is the industry too reliant on just one website ?

Offline Matium

Unfortunately, there isn't a serious alternative.

It's Adultwork or nothing.

Offline Jimmyredcab

Unfortunately, there isn't a serious alternative.

It's Adultwork or nothing.

I agree, Adultwork is far from perfect but it is all we have.   :(

Offline Dani

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This is where websites and newspaper advertising has it benefits.  Lots of girls on saafe are moaning they will have no work when all they have to do is take an hour or two and get a website.  Its a few hundred quid but well worth it



Here's hoping its not the same failure that ePassporte suffered ???  :scare:

Offline Jimmyredcab

This is where websites and newspaper advertising has it benefits.  Lots of girls on saafe are moaning they will have no work when all they have to do is take an hour or two and get a website.  Its a few hundred quid but well worth it

Many of the women on Saafe are old and grossly overpriced, little wonder they are quiet.  :rolleyes:

Offline jackdaw

Good timing. I was about to come out of punting semi-retirement... since I packed in a few months ago my cash reserves have got dangerously high, and need to be reduced.... so was about to do some "research" this morning. Maybe fate is telling me I should retire permanently.

But I am baffled about this "no alternative line". There's... for example.... a few half decent agencies, google searches for indies, and... of course... loads of old contact numbers on my ancient "punter mobile".

Offline Matium

This is where websites and newspaper advertising has it benefits.  Lots of girls on saafe are moaning they will have no work when all they have to do is take an hour or two and get a website.  Its a few hundred quid but well worth it

Not even a few hundred quid.

A girl can get a website from Moonfruit, or Wordpress, for free.

Offline Matium

I prefer Cherry Girls but its influence and reach is far smaller than Adultwork's.

And what's worse, Millie is not working at HOD South Ken today as advertised :( so I might be forced to try out a Soho walk up when I come out of my client meeting later..

Any recommendations ?

Offline Jimmyredcab

It seems to be back online but quite slow.  :(

Offline brooksey

I think if it suddenly disappeared we would survive, but the business would take a huge hit in the short term.
One website, with unknown ownership, hosted in a third-world country (I think?)  ....

Offline Jimmyredcab

I think if it suddenly disappeared we would survive.

Us older punters managed without the internet OR mobile phones ----------- maybe before your time.    :P

Offline Jimmyredcab

Us older punters managed without the internet OR mobile phones ----------- maybe before your time.    :P

This brings back memories, a call used to cost 4 old pence ---- when there were 240 pence to the £


Offline Matium

I think if it suddenly disappeared we would survive, but the business would take a huge hit in the short term.
One website, with unknown ownership, hosted in a third-world country (I think?)  ....

Belize

Tony Montana

The company is registered in Belize, but the servers are hosted by We Dare B.V. in The Netherlands.

Tony Montana

Unfortunately, there isn't a serious alternative.

It's Adultwork or nothing.

I wonder how much adultwork makes.  Considering it costs £1 a day for a girl to put her number on the site, and that is just one area of income and there are thousands of girls on there, escorting, webcamming, phonechatting etc.

AW also take a cut of private galleries, website links, "Available Today" messages, home page features.

They must be making an absolute fucking fortune.  It's a bit like ebay I guess, both the buyers and sellers create the content, they just provide the infrastructure.


Offline Jimmyredcab



They must be making an absolute fucking fortune. 

Yes, I am sure you are right, maybe that is why Galahad wants nothing to do with them, they have stolen his crown and he will never get it back.    ;)

Offline Steve2

I wonder how much adultwork makes.  Considering it costs £1 a day for a girl to put her number on the site, and that is just one area of income and there are thousands of girls on there, escorting, webcamming, phonechatting etc.

AW also take a cut of private galleries, website links, "Available Today" messages, home page features.

They must be making an absolute fucking fortune.  It's a bit like ebay I guess, both the buyers and sellers create the content, they just provide the infrastructure.

I'd guess they make MUCH more on the webcam side but the private galleries, available today and featured are also on a huge scale

Offline Steve2

Yes, I am sure you are right, maybe that is why Galahad wants nothing to do with them, they have stolen his crown and he will never get it back.    ;)

They were/are in the right place at the right time with a product that works :)

The company is registered in Belize, but the servers are hosted by We Dare B.V. in The Netherlands.

aw systems in cumbernauld scotland that built the site, so server goes down in other places it will come back to scotland

Offline haystacks79

I'd guess, as with many systems, it's become more successful and far bigger than initially considered and planned for. As such, it's not as resilient as it should be, and some of the decisions made in the past (like it's total reliance on javascript) aren't now the way things would be done if starting from scratch. Doesn't help those that rely on it though. No knowing how the site is actually powered, but for something of it's apparent size it shouldbe hosted in multiple locations, with strategies in place to cover outages. That does depend on those behind it caring enough about the people using the site to actually spend the money required to do it.

As has been said, setting up a website needn't be difficult of expensive for an individual - I'm running half a dozen or so for various local groups (and myself - none are escort related I'll add) and all in, including registration, hosting fees etc. it's they're costing me about £10 per month in total. You don't need to know anything at all about web design now, wordpress for example is very easy to use and provides a reasonable site without much knowledge - in fact I'm gradually moving the sites I maintain over to wordpress hosted within my account, to make life easier for me and those using them. I'd not consider creating a site without some sort of cms (content management system, e.g. wordpress, drupal, joomla etc.) in place now, as they make everything so much simpler.

Offline Jimmyredcab

They were/are in the right place at the right time with a product that works :)

Yes, it works as well as it can, you will never be able to totally eliminate the scam merchants.

Offline brooksey

Us older punters managed without the internet OR mobile phones ----------- maybe before your time.    :P

Yep you are of course right ! Though having said that I didn't have a mobile when I started off, mainly visiting walk ups from auto-censored reports. the wife finally got one for me for her to keep tabs. I put it to good use  immediately by making appointments at Giggles.

But you can't imagine punting without the net nowadays. The world has moved on.

Offline Jimmyredcab


Yep you are of course right ! Though having said that I didn't have a mobile when I started off, mainly visiting walk ups from auto-censored reports. the wife finally got one for me for her to keep tabs. I put it to good use  immediately by making appointments at Giggles.

But you can't imagine punting without the net nowadays. The world has moved on.

Giggles -------now that brings back some good memories, a well run brothel with quality girls and 20 minutes from my house, nothing has ever replaced it.  :(


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