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Author Topic: How would you like AdultWork to change for the better?  (Read 2070 times)

So this thread
https://www.ukpunting.com/index.php?topic=89074.0
by The_Don about false verification pics got me thinking about how AW could be improved for the punter (I'm sure it could be for the WGs too).

Off the top of my head these are my ideas.  What would you change?

1. They must display a verification picture
2. They must update the verification picture at least every 2 years
3. They are allowed to look nice in a verification picture!
4. Remove likes / dislikes and replace with included / extra / not offered
5. Update feedback to always ask punter if services were included or extra as the WG has advertised
6. Add an anonymous report button for confirmed bookings (but not linked to feedback) to report B&S or other scams

Offline Midlane

If there was any way to improve comms, I'd be all for it.

Like, a phone number has to be listed, or if they choose not to list one, they can be reported / given feedback for lack of responses to emails.

Offline Jimmyredcab

You clearly don't understand the concept of Adultwork ------------- it is run by businessmen who are only interested in maximum profits, they don't care about punters ------------ and why should they when there is no credible competition.   :hi:

You clearly don't understand the concept of Adultwork -------------

I do

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it is run by businessmen who are only interested in maximum profits, they don't care about punters ------------ and why should they when there is no credible competition.   :hi:

I'm sure this is true but maybe shortsighted on their part.  Business that treat paying customers (both punters & WGs) like shite will often see their profits going in the wrong direction.

My question wasn't "from a punters POV should it change", as the answer is pretty obviously yes.
Nor was it "will it change"

I was asking what punters would like to see change.

Offline Fagin Again

You clearly don't understand the concept of Adultwork ------------- it is run by businessmen who are only interested in maximum profits, they don't care about punters ------------ and why should they when there is no credible competition.   :hi:

Quite so.

If you're in effect a monopoly, as Adult Work is – like Amazon, eBay and Google – there's no necessity to bother with good customer service,  though the other three companies have a brand to protect, so they make a bit of an effort.  If being big in prostitution got you a shirt sponsorship with Manchester Utd, Adult Work might try harder.

If you ever have the misfortune to contact their Customer Services team, you'll encounter just about the worst and most uninterested customer service on the internet.  And that's saying something.  Doubtless they despise us, and laugh all the way to the bank with their shedloads of money.  They have no interest in "putting anything back", as the saying goes.

The Adult Work concept and the site design are, of course, excellent.  Far better than the rival site I will call Peanut (because when I first wrote the full name it was censored out), which was set up several years earlier. 

That's why Adult Work ran away with all the prizes.  It's just a pity they're so s****y.  Which rhymes.
Banning reason: Idiot

One very quick and easy change would be to add fingering to the preferences list.  Given the amount of much less common stuff on there, why is fingering missing?

jcdmj12

One very quick and easy change would be to add fingering to the preferences list.  Given the amount of much less common stuff on there, why is fingering missing?

Adding not looking like the punter is a piece of shit you found on your shoe would be good for Romanian SPs too.

Offline RudiUK

+1 on fingering as a like/dislike

Email response stats

Multiple email templates for those of us trying to make bookings via smartphone (I know you can copy paste but a template would be really handy)

It should be easier to flag/report fake profiles,other than that I like the site

Offline sealion

Let the Punters see the notes (all of them) that the girls have put about him on the site, so he has the opportunity to challenge if required.

Offline Andyply

Any Romanian giving the "death stare" in her profile picture is clearly labelled as "disinterested in sex" and not hot, sexy, your dream girl, a one of experience, someone you'll return to again and again......

Offline Sonny Crockett

All AW profiles must have a phone number displayed. :yahoo:
Banning reason: Troll

Offline Andyply

By  suggesting other escorts similar to your previous conquests - like shopping on Amazon - If I punted an Asian lady in Paddington, they show me others working in the area....maybe with similar likes lists..... others who bought this also viewed.... kind of thing.
« Last Edit: March 12, 2016, 11:34:49 PM by Andyply »

Offline SaneOnes

1. Set the highest per hour rate to no more than £150 if A-level is not on offer.
2. Get rid of the, utterly pointless, Q&A section and have a dislikes' list instead.
3. Disallow prossies to use the term PSE if A-level is not on offer.

Offline maxxblue

It should be easier to flag/report fake profiles,other than that I like the site

I think it is remarkably easy to report fake profiles - and they usually take such profiles down within a matter of hours, in my experience. I wonder how you are reporting fake profiles, C&B?

Offline Nagilum

They need to allow negatives to be left for girls who do not confirm bookings. It's entirely one sided as they can negative you but not vice versa.

Offline Marmalade

Actually shit though it is, AW does implement very frequent improvements.

When I look at this thread title, I think, either a) treat it as a fucking joke and suggest things like unlimited free sex for every thousand logons or b) make suggestions that could work within their business model.

It is useless in my opinion to say what we would 'like' as if it were a service run for punters out of goodwill. It's a business, quite a successful one and more useful than its competitors, and it is not exactly being run by beginners or at a level that can be done on zero income. The search facility is one of the most sophisticated of any website I can think of. They read UKP. Rather than us (as non-technical experts) telling them what to do, it is probably more effective just to carry on doing what we do, kicking up at stuff that annoys us, writing factual reviews and that sort of thing. Like 'suggestions' made on how to 'improve' UKP, someone (ie admin, who is probably thinking about them full time) will have thought of most of them already and the most useful thing is often feedback on that person's ideas.

Take Romanians, which we have bellyached about for fuck knows how long. It was not obvious how to bloody get rid of them in searches (although it is more 'obvious' now someone has done it). A business has to observe some level of fairness and legality, even if it is through hoops and mirrors. So they eventually brought in a list of all nationalities with the user-option to include or exclude any single one. Nothing racist, nothing anti-gypo (and not even perfect, but a damn sight closer than before if you want to avoid the RoRos.)

The main thing I'd like them to do is pay some attention to stuff that was useful but no longer works (at least on some platforms). They used to be open to requests, criticisms and suggestions: nowadays you're likely to get a stroppy answer. For instance, notifications. I used to get notification emails when a new girl meeting my criteria started work in my area. Now its gone -- or rather it's not gone, it's still on offer, my notification request preferences are still there, they just no longer work.

There's other features I'd like but then working out how they could implement them without biting the hand and fanny that feeds them is too much like hard work -- their work, not mine!
« Last Edit: March 13, 2016, 08:45:44 AM by Marmalade »

Offline Golovkin

For me when a member is verified it should display their actual age and sex at birth! It seems ridiculous that some service providers are men posing as women. The age thing is easy to do I can't believe you can change or stay the same age for 10 years.
« Last Edit: March 13, 2016, 08:55:54 AM by Golovkin »

Offline george r

phone number shown and option to stay logged in would be handy ?

Offline Marmalade

for instance...

1. They must display a verification picture
Or what? delete all the girls that don't? Some of the students we've had in Edinburgh have been among the best indie shags I've had in the UK and none of them showed a clear face picture much less paraded a public v-picture. Like most suggestions, with respect, following them would cut down the market merely to get rid of bad apples, which the punter can usually do himself with a bit of work. (see the UKP wiki help guide on analysing a profile)
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2. They must update the verification picture at least every 2 years
ditto. Some of them have to borrow a fucking camera even to get a picture up.
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3. They are allowed to look nice in a verification picture!
Nice. But the main reason AW probably do it is to make it easier to trace Romanian criminals, in which case, closer to passport photo the better.
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6. Add an anonymous report button for confirmed bookings (but not linked to feedback) to report B&S or other scams
Mmmm I can see competing pimps and crackheads loving that one - just anonymously report every decent girl that they lose bookings too.
You do realise how criminal gangs work on AW do you? Or not?

a phone number has to be listed, or if they choose not to list one, they can be reported / given feedback for lack of responses to emails.
ditto my previous comment about phones. I can sympathise with Londoners who want these things just to filter down the mass of less-usable profiles, but less populated areas just want prossies, even ones that don't have phone numbers up.

You clearly don't understand the concept of Adultwork ------------- it is run by businessmen who are only interested in maximum profits, they don't care about punters ------------ and why should they when there is no credible competition.   :hi:
A man who has been around long enough to notice. In fact if AW didn't run some sort of business model it could be a lot worse. Like the old peanut site. They make profits from prossies -- they are not run by prossies.

If you ever have the misfortune to contact their Customer Services team, you'll encounter just about the worst and most uninterested customer service on the internet.  And that's saying something.  Doubtless they despise us, and laugh all the way to the bank with their shedloads of money.  They have no interest in "putting anything back", as the saying goes.
Someone with common sense. I don't know that they laugh at us though. I know they've made demands to UKP Admin and he's told them to fuck off, as he knows the legal and technical side as well they do, or, in most cases, better.

One very quick and easy change would be to add fingering to the preferences list.  Given the amount of much less common stuff on there, why is fingering missing?
I'd like that too, but it would be 'at discretion.' Have you ever noticed how women case your fingernails the way we case their tits? They're thinking (consciously or subconsciously) would I let that sharp, badly trimmed, grubby nail, that he has probably forgotten to wash after wiping his arse just now, inside my 'princess' fannyhole?

Adding not looking like the punter is a piece of shit you found on your shoe would be good for Romanian SPs too.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Multiple email templates for those of us trying to make bookings via smartphone (I know you can copy paste but a template would be really handy)
Nice, but you can get that as a separate app of course.

All AW profiles must have a phone number displayed. :yahoo:
Even for prostitutes who are so fucking clueless as to lose their phone regularly, run out of money (after boozing all night) so can't top the thing up, or else just can't figure how to have a prossie phone that their pimp or bf won't find and monitor ... As I've said to London punters, in some areas we just want a reasonable number of prossies: phone numbers are an added extra when we can get them, or when you have so many to choose from.

By  suggesting other escorts similar to your previous conquests - like shopping on Amazon - If I punted an Asian lady in Paddington, they show me others working in the area....maybe with similar likes lists..... others who bought this also viewed.... kind of thing.
Easy for HP who has 'specialist' taste but I think the rest of us, at least me, have well-defined tastes that AW is not likely to guess with any precision. But who knows. Maybe they could. "Customers who like tight 18-21yr old fannies, well-oiled bumholes, with freshly listerined gobs and no teeth when she deep-throats also liked...must do Japanese rope bondage and ballerina role-play" hmmmm, yeah....  :sarcastic:

Hey just my thoughts. Excuse multiple replies.  :hi:

I think it is remarkably easy to report fake profiles - and they usually take such profiles down within a matter of hours, in my experience. I wonder how you are reporting fake profiles, C&B?
I must be blind then!let me know how you do it  :hi:

Offline Jimmyredcab

It should be easier to flag/report fake profiles,other than that I like the site

Some parts of Adultwork are excellent ------------ like the search facility ----------especially now that you can filter out scumbag Romanians.     :thumbsup:

In general it is a minefield, I am sick of "headless" photos ----------- especially when I have paid to view a private gallery.  :bomb:


Offline Jimmyredcab

Close it down. :rolleyes:

That will not happen, they are earning £thousands week after week -------------- of course one day a better option may come along, some on here may remember "Friends Reunited" which was popular in it's day.   

Offline Mr Garmin

Perhaps a price high/low filter like eBay. While we all know that price has no relationship with quality it may focus the mind of providers if they know that they will end up at the top or bottom of a list. It certainly works in other industries with companies competing to be at the top of a search. 


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