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Chat Room Bots: Part 2

Chat Room Bots: Part 2
The broadcaster strategy of bot implementation requires that the bot sound like a person talking to the chat room as a whole and having conversations with the other chatters. I'm now going to login to AOL to find a broadcaster bot: Bluej1mmy: 18/f/hot pics ... come to my homepage: Pics.here.ws... More »

Chat Room Bots: Part 1

Chat Room Bots: Part 1
Having regularly roamed the chat rooms of Yahoo and AOL, what has always fascinated me most is the phenomena of chat room bots. Chat room bots appear as women in heterosexual chat rooms and appear as men in gay chat rooms. Unlike you or me, when we wander into a chat room, these identities are not r... More »

SMS Billing Basics

SMS Billing Basics
Editor's Note: SMS billing is gaining in popularity throughout the world, and while largely seen as an "alternative" billing method by US-based webmasters, for consumers – particularly in Europe – it has become one of the most popular options for paying for online content. Here's a brief introdu... More »

Bush's Second Term

Bush's Second Term
President Bush's tight victory on Nov. 2 is likely a harbinger of some very tough times ahead for the adult entertainment industry, and in particular adult companies. That's because, many legal experts say, the Bush administration has been waiting until its second term to commence a widespread ideol... More »

Getting Galleries For TGPs

Getting Galleries For TGPs
A couple of months ago I wrote an article about Chameleon Submitter, an automated tool for quickly and easily submitting galleries to multiple thumbnail and movie gallery posts. This original piece focused on the needs of the gallery maker, but as I'm moving into the ranks of post site owner, I thou... More »

A Debate Over Barebacking

A Debate Over Barebacking
Mentioning the term "barebacking" at any gay webmaster gathering is sure to spark a heated debate, but despite the controversy the niche continues to thrive within the gay market. At the heart of the bareback — or sex without condoms — issue is the spread of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transm... More »

Working The Boards

Working The Boards
Do you have a unique product or service that you need to expose adult Webmasters to? Posting to Message Boards is a free, easy, and effective means of doing just that, and they can deliver impressive results – if you play by the rules... They spring up almost daily (or so it seems): Message Boa... More »

Games: Not Just For Kids

Games: Not Just For Kids
The merger of video games and porn is an exciting and ongoing process which is coming into fruition, and a trend that bears watching: With award categories such as "Cyber Vixen of the Year," Spike TV's recently held second annual Video Game Awards (VGA) show perfectly illustrated the evolution of... More »

Online Dating Site Laws: 2

Online Dating Site Laws: 2
Editor's note: In Part 1, noted First Amendment attorney Larry Walters began the following checklist as a starting point for legal compliance pertaining to the operation of an online dating site, which we now finish in this series' conclusion... Promotional Liability The Federal Trade Commission... More »

Online Dating Site Laws: 1

Online Dating Site Laws: 1
The following checklist is intended as a starting point for legal compliance pertaining to the operation of an online dating site. This checklist is not intended to substitute for competent legal advice, and the operator is strongly encouraged to consult with the site's business attorney when utiliz... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Adult Industry Keeps Fighting On

On Nov. 8, we had one of the most momentous — and to political observers, improbable — victories in the history of our industry. We defeated, by popular vote, a purportedly progressive measure... More »

Finding the Right Payment Business Model

One consistency among nearly all paysite owners is that they are creatures of habit. After all, how else could someone tirelessly produce or procure similar content steadily in order to update their commercial... More »

What Payment Plan Suits Your Bottom Line

The most disappointing aspect of merchant processing is having to tell a merchant that all domestic options have been exhausted and that there isn’t a bank in the U.S. willing to open a merchant... More »
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