Saturday, August 19, 2006

Threats. Extortion. Reprisals.

Over and over again, one board is mentioned, and has been for years.

Oh, and you can add censorship. Not moderation of what appears on their board, mind, but going to other places like Escort Blogs, or private business sites and banning women saying things they don't want to hear, like how many of the reviews are easily faked to gain access to the site by those men who don't want to pay for membership. Read their terms; reviews equal free access.

Gee whiz...see any problems there?

Or about how rude and unpleasant clients who frequent that board act to the ladies? Many of us now have no interest at all in clients from The Erotic Review, as more authentic venues like blogs and websites provide a more respectful reflection of our personalities and much better clients than dinosaurs like The Erotic Review can ever hope to compete with.

Want to know what a particular lady is like? Read her blog or website.

Want to know who hasn't been laid since 1973 and gets off on posting demeaning and juvenile 'reviews' of women they've never seen in order to get access to The Erotic Reviews's fourth-rate Penthouse Letters knockoffs? In that case, The Erotic Review may be just your kind of place. If so, please, don't call any ladies who want nothing to do with that board, because you've shown yourself to be not anyone we'd want as a client.


Here's a recent experience of M's...(reprinted with permission)

TER is Raunchy!

I think I have had enough of TER guys. They think they can do and say whatever they want!

First off, TER is not thruthfull. Half of my reviews are fake. Someone just wanted to get a free membership so they write a fake review.

This one guys is harrassing me now, because he doesn't know if I "spit or swallow" WTF?

I DON'T DO EITHER, my health comes first. And now this guy is harrassing another one of my guys asking why he gave me a 10 since I dont do that.

Fucker!

Here how the email goes.

Stupid fuker- "lovely site and pics!!!

how may i view your TER reviews only?"

Me-"Why would you want to just view the TER reviews? I guess you need to pay for a membership."

Stupid Fucker- "member , but couldn't locate your reviews............at TER"

Me-"I have lot's of reviews under M...."

Stupid Fucker-"as i was saying......your profile says you dont drink protein shakes , but some of your clients say you do............so i'm not sure if i wanna book with you............thanks anyway"

My last email pretty much says, don't email me anymore, TER is not thruthfull and he needs to find someone else. Now usually I don't answer to AOL or people who can't type a complete sentence, but I'm feeling a bit like a bitch today and felt the need to tell a few assholes off....

Now the question is......How do I get my reveiws off? I have tried in the past and got them taken off back in 2002, but really....I don't like TER guys...I REALLY don't! They have no respect for women and are nasty fucking assholes....

Any help?

Thanks, I'm done venting....


Followed by this;

I've been banned from TER!!!

What am I going to do now?

Without the nasty emails and raunchy skanks?

LOL....My reviews have been taken down, which someone told me about. So I went to see for myself, and tried to log on and this is what it says..

"You have been Banned!
It is unfortunate that sometimes in our little community it is necessary to ask certain people not to return. We wish you all the best of luck in whatever you choose to do. If you believe our decision was in error please email us at admin@theeroticreview.com"


This feels good!!! Damn, I feel great now.

Someone from here either said something to them, or they read my blog...

Either way, I'm happy. I don't need rude guys emailing me anymore....

Happy Thursday everyone!!!!

Glad I have my own directory that has class...

xoxoxox

M



Some comments by other women;

K made one on 08/16/2006 @ 06:16 pm

I'm not the least bit impressed with TER. I have one review on there from last year and it is bogus...never met the guy who wrote it. Hope he's enjoying his free membership...


C made one on 08/16/2006 @ 10:58 pm

You truly don't need TER. Now you may have to pay for more advertising but it is worth it. I actually make more now that I am not on TER than if I was. I don't want or need the services because of false info and men who seem to want to be hurtful just because they can.

Here is a good formula:

EpicDreams.Com
ProviderPost.Com
Eros.Com
CityVibe.Com
Punterlink.Com
OpenAdultDirectory.Com
Escorts.com

And post your schedule to BigDoggie.net and CityVibe under erotic services.

And also invest in Google AdWords. It drives crazy traffic and you set your spending limits. I get at least four apts a month out of it and spend $30-60 bucks. That is less than a $1.00 per day and wow, what a return.



J made one on 08/17/2006 @ 08:38 am

we don't call it the SCUM BOARD for nothing ;~~)

you'll be fine sweetie, many of us boycott that slime board, and do very well.



L made one on 08/13/2006 @ 08:30 pm

I refuse to allow reviews on TER. I find it demeaning, degrading and disgusting. The men who are review obsessed are generally misogynistic pigs. I haven't had reviews there in YEARS and I do just fine. Don't allow anyone to tell you that you NEED reviews in order to be a successful sexworker. And truth be known, if a potential client is so obsessed that he won't see me without them, he's probably not my type of client anyway.


K made one on 08/14/2006 @ 03:10 am

Hey M!

I totally agree with ya about TER being nasty.

I had all my reviews removed a long while ago and it didn't hurt me one bit!

All you should have to do is email their support and ask them to delist you - this may take a couple trys. If they fail to do so just have your attorney contact them for you and that should take care of it.

However, be aware that if you ask them to take down your reviews you will not be allowed to post or advertise on TER afterward. If you do not allow reviews on their site they will ban you. So if it is a site that you wish to maintain access to you may not want to remove your reviews.

I do know that myself and several other ladies removed our reviews and it has not had any ill effects on our client base. Best decision I ever made!

Best decision more and more of us are making every day.

Do yourselves a favour, boys; dump The Erotic Review. Find a board that respects both yourself and the ladies. Otherwise, we'll have to assume you're in it for the circle-jerks with the good 'ol boys rather than as a real man looking for his perfect lady to give him some fabulous lovin'! You're better than that aren't you?

Thursday, June 15, 2006

D's Rant, Reposted With Permission From Escort Blogs

My Rant About TER

I know this blog is going to make me extremely UNPOPULAR with the folks at TER, but...

Oh well!!!

Here I am, doing all the bumping and grinding, yet I can't go on for free and find out what guys I've seen are writing about me. That sucks!

So I guess I need to start shelling out $20 per month just to read what my clients are saying about my service.

Just goes to show whose side TER is really on...and that side doesn't have two tits, wider hips, and a cookie!

Boo Hoo....

What happened to freedom of speech? Oh well...CRAP OCCURS!!!

What are your feelings on this? Providers? Clients? Reviewers?

Let me know...I'm home tonight studying for my Algebra test...and wondering what the hell my June 10 review says! LOL

P.S. Thanks to Algebra class,I can now figure out the circumference of a man's penis! LMAO

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Waaay Too Many Irons

...the fire these days, so I won't be doing too much here until Fall. But if you've got something sizzling, shoot me an email :)

Rumour Has It...

A lot of the boys are jumping the TER and Big Doggie ships in favour of smaller boards with less bullshit...of the TER and Big Doggie variety. Problem is, little boards get cliquey and can be used as a hidey hole to snipe at the ladies from. So not sure if this is the best use of your energy, gents. How about supporting smaller boards that are fair to you, and us ladies? Win/win, don't you think?

Here's an example;

http://www.backchannel.proboards67.com/

They've yanked the ladder back up in the all-boy treehouse so nobody else can signup and get a look at the joint...

But a little birdie flew all the way across the border to tell me a something about it.

Apparently, its administrators are:

Ricky Desi
capeone1

The heavy-posting core are:

ponzone
ryche99
Lex Luethor
lnqrbigdaddy
not4lng
al900
aries0324
bbrain
balto
cowboytoo
corzine
cynic
energizerbunny
trustno20

Other TER/BD names you may recognize are;

lawyer12053
freedomrider
keystonekid
laxman
exlurker
jeopcon1
dataman

And this is an amazing bit of information; a 'gentleman' by the name of Smelly Smegma (ok...ewwwwww!) got hacked and all his many, many handles are seeing the light of day in an erzatz blog...all 802 of them!. Yeah, you read that right. Eight Hundred and two.

http://www.smellysmegma.blogspot.com/

I'm really starting to wonder if there's only 100 pooners in North America with five hundred handles each. Sure explains why the same damn topics keep coming up ad nauseum;

Anyone here ever gone out with an SP?
BBBJ; pros and cons.
Will DATY kill me?
Rates are too high!
What's with this giving up info shit?
What's GFE supposed to be?
Donation before or after?
Blah, blah, blah...

I figure in this 100 are;

20 dumbasses
20 newbies
20 actual potential clients
10 white knights
20 woman-hating assholes
10 permanent lurkers

Ahhh...review boards. More funner than a stick in the eye. Sometimes :)

Saturday, May 20, 2006

A Wildcat Pussy Strike!

The national boards don't give a flying fuck about you...and yet without you, they don't get reviews and without content, they can't sell memberships. We *are* their business.

I'm already banned on TER for "gettin' uppity". And it's an honour. We aren't slaves.

I swear to God, if there was a way to really rally the troops we could find a board run by decent people and give them the chance of a lifetime; getting *all* the women onboard who have been treated so poorly by TER. We'll drop TER on its ass.

It would be profoundly great if we could all post the blurb below, on the same day and get banninated like crazy.

"Due to the questionable business ethics of TER, we have joined the other (bazillion) women who will no longer contribute to a board that bullies, censors, and patronizes hard-working women who deserve better.

Can you just imagine TER mods going batshit?

Our sites could redirect them to the new board. We could have a brief blurb as to why we are re-posting TER reviews. We deserve more than the back of the bus and if we stick together on an issue like this, we have *enormous* power.

TER is very invested in us staying quiet, and so they target us one girl at a time. But if there are thousands of us, he *cannot* do it; that's why birds fly in flocks...safety in numbers really does work.

I suspect TER knows that if we did this, they'd take a huge hit to the wallet, and that's why they have that vile TER Mailbag. There doing what ranchers do; hanging a dead coyote on a fence "to scare off the others".

I'm sure that's the true purpose of the TER Mailbag; posting emails of women begging to be unbanned to knock that foolishness right out of our pretty little heads. I call bullshit on that. If clients know where our reposted reviews are - and believe me they will because this is going to cause an almighty uproar! - the type of clients we want will gladly jump ship.

The ones that stay? We don't want them. I'd rather have the guys who understand RESPECT, because they'll respect us. The guys who understand SMART is attractive in a woman, and STRENGTH is sexy.

We'll be getting tons of promotion from guys pissing and moaning, not understanding that we'll be getting tons of hits from the curious, wondering what the idiots are so worked up about.

It's always a lot harder to attack a movement, instead of screwing us over one at a time...which, incidently, works very well, so they have no reason to stop doing it.

Think about some guy frothing about about our mass dumping of TER;

"Hey everybody, stay away from;

Ann
Beth
Carrie
Donna
Edith
Fiona
Gina
Kate
Lena
Marie
Nina
Opal
Penny
Queenie
Rita
Sue
Tina
Uma
Vera
Wendy
Xena
Yvette
Zoe etc. etc. etc., times thousands.

How can anybody take the guy seriously. We can't all be old, fat, crazy, on drugs, thieves, ugly, smelly, or any of the usual crap they throw at us. They have power because they already are a big group. Well, so are we! There are thousands of us.

They will be pricks about it, but will be blowing their credibility, and letting the ugly that was always there get a big old light shone on it. The more they wig out, the stronger they make our case. Basically, "See? That's exactly what I was talking about? These really are nasty people"

They cannot win this one if we act as a group. It's a numbers game, pure and simple. TER apparently forgot rules number #1 and #2 in intimidation tactics; never back somebody into a corner and never push too far, because you'll be fighting someone with nothing to lose.



We are not amused.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

SWAG; Sex Work Assistance Guide

Discovered a great site yesterday called SWAG; Sex Work Assistance Guide at http://www.sex-work.org/

This is their terrific mission statement;

This site is a work in progress. We welcome input and resources. If you have resources / writing to pass on please do! If you see a section you could add to please feel free to contact us as well ;)

You may add links to sex work resources in our links section. Find the category that best suits your link area and submit it. For a limited time it will be loaded automatically. Thank you for helping us fill our resources.

We are a collective of Sex Workers - researching information for ourselves and for women, men and transgendered persons involved in or considering entering sex work. We will use a popular education, non-judgmental framework. Basically - we are positive about sex work. We do it and we like it.. but this isn't a faerie tale, and we acknowledge that there are ups and downs. But we feel that we might as well tell it like it is - or as it could be.

We acknowledge that there are those who enslave and force persons to perform sex work and are adamant about seeing an end to this practice. More coming soon..

This site is dedicated to sharing information on playing as safe as we can, and on keeping ourselves healthy and sane. By exchanging information and educating each other on what the risks are we will learn to make choices that we as individuals are most comfortable with.

Other guides will let us explore how to protect ourselves from unsafe and undesirable clients, and minimizing risks from law enforcement. the list goes on..

We will also be exploring the Worlds of Sex Work - from street work, brothels, incall's, outcall's, bars, truck stops, phone work, stripping, fetish - there are many areas to explore.

We'll also be exploring the way we run our businesses - from agencies, collectives and independents to pimping, there are things which work and others that just don't.

Great stuff, especially if you have no mentor, or don't know a soul in the business; it's awfully nice to be safer and smarter without having to reinvent the wheel :)

Friday, May 12, 2006

Want To See Arrogance In Action?

The Review Board Mailbag

Nobody should have the kind of perceived power that brings groveling. It's grotesque. One by one people will drop The Erotic Review, and one by one, new boards will form that treat people fairly and well.

The Erotic Review, thy name is hubris. You know what they say...you can't fool all of the people all of the time.

If You Have Info You Think Should Be Here...

let me know. I'll work on this site as I find material of interest.

Email me at mackmama@gmail.com, and I'll post it.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

The Off Hours is a New Review Board That Sounds Great...

Hello there,

I am writing to tell you of another way to get your services out. A new review board has started and could use your help. The address is www.theoffhours.com. Stop by and support your hobbyist or providers. If you are interested as well, there will be cards available to pass out to your clients and/or peers. Just drop me an email with how many you would like. Thanks.

Warmest Regards,
Admin The Off Hours

Hello Admin :)

I have a few questions, most importantly being; do you provide a way
for providers to respond to false reviews? This is a major issue these
days, especially to a board just starting out and looking for support
from the community.

As a board starting out, that's going to be very important if you want
providers to participate in any way, particularily if you want them to
pay to advertise. More and more of us have had it with how easy it is
for review boards to be used by malicious clients to smear a
provider's reputation with false reviews of sessions that didn't even
happen, or those who threaten us with a bad review if they don't get a reduced rate, or services we do not provide because of safety concerns.

I myself have a no review policy with all board save ones that give me a way to protect my livelihood from these unscrupulous people, and more ladies are changing to a NRP daily. I will support your board if I feel it'll support me by operating in an ethical matter.

I run a fledgling board called "I'm With The Banned" at;

http://imwiththebanned.blogspot.com/

whose mission is to become a clearing house of information, both
negative and positive, about the practices of review boards. If you're
going to run a fair board with an opportunity for the providers who
make your business possible to respond to untrue reviews, I would be
happy to promote your site as ethical; if not, I'll wait for feedback,
and if it's consistently negative, will deal with that on my board as
I see fit.

Basically, running an ethical board is a win/win situation, because it
keeps the troublemakers and multiple handle cowboys off your board,
and will save your mod's sanity, as well as positioning your new board
as being a positive part of the industry. Should you be wondering, I have no affiliation with TnA or any other review board because I want to be impartial and fair to all boards that I may review.

Thank you for your time, and best of luck

Jane Doe :)

Admin The Off Hours
to me

First let me say thank you for taking the time to even ask. Most people would not go to the trouble you did and take the time to write as much as you did. For that, thank you. That said, I am not new to running boards and/or the hobbying/provider world. I used to drive for a few girls, have made website for them and consider myself their friends and vice versa. The point you brought up is PRECISELY why this board was started. I had heard complaints from both
providers and hobbyists that other boards were getting flooded with bs. I will not name names as I feel it inappropriate but you seem pretty savvy on which ones they are.

I absolutely give every one the benefit of the doubt when accused. If you want to check out another site I run www.intense-training.com, you will see the nature of the discussions lends itself to a delicate nature just like ours. You will also see I have held 15000+ unique members.

Respect is all we have with our word sweet. You girls are first and
foremost in my book. To be honest the site is more for you girls then hobbyists although with one comes the other. Please give it a chance and make yourself at home. If you want to talk in person we can arrange that as well.

I forgot to add that I value ANY input you or your peers have to offer. How can it be a great board if I think I know everything?

Admin :)

Hello Admin :)

That is great! It's so good to see folks trying to do the right thing
with a new review board, and I'll do all I can to get the word out. I
was thinking that I would love to post our emails here on I'm With The Banned", rather than just summing it up. Your own words speak best, I think :)

Would that be ok?

It was, and so here it is :)