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Not Just Bells And Whistles

Not Just Bells And Whistles
In my conversations with other web designers, we talk a lot about different technologies that can be used on the web, and of course, Flash always comes up. The comments can be anywhere from "I think Flash is good to use if you want a professional look," to "It's great to give your site bells and whi... More »

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 »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General... More »

Preventing Legal Problems Before They Start

Dentists typically recommend that a person’s teeth be cleaned every six months and that oral X-rays be taken at least once every year. Internists recommend that a person receive a physical examination... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »
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