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Grade Criteria How we determine the grades used in our review 2.0 format.

Last Updated: Aug 20th, 2009

Total Score

Although this technically isn't a grade, it's important we explain how the total score is computed. The simple answer is it's not computed. Our former system used a series of sub-scores (each representing a specific site criteria) that would add up to a total score for the site. We felt this didn't give us the freedom to score a site exactly where we thought it should rank.

The new score now gives each reviewer the complete freedom to decide how the site should rank overall and within it's niche. How does the reviewer figure out this score? Let's just say they have a feel for this stuff by now. :)

The "grades" are not factored into the final score.  The editor takes a lot more than the grade items into consideration when deciding on the final score.


D/L Speed

This represents the speed of the downloads (jpg zips or videos). We usually test with a large video download. The download speeds depend on the individual reviewers internet speed, so a site that reaches the editors max speed should get an A+.

The download manager compatibility also is taken into consideration. If a site allows multiple streams which enable faster downloads, that's definitely a plus. A download manager that only limits to one channel stream will not gain a higher grade.

The download speed and download manager stats are also located in the "Site Details" of the review. So be sure to check that as well.


Downloads

This covers a large range of download related features:

-We judge the variety of popular file formats offered on the site.
-We also look to see if there are different file size options for each format.
-We consider if full movies and scenes are downloadable (for videos).
-We may look at how easy it is to preview the content prior to downloading.
-Non-compatibility with download managers and download limits will hurt this grade.
-Extra features (like custom cropping of the vids) are also pluses.

This applies to the primary content of the site (images, videos, or both).


Streaming

As any man knows, waiting for a download can kill the mood. Users don't necessarily have to download anymore to enjoy high quality porn. This grade will help users get an idea of how well the site delivers streaming video.

Here are a few things we consider:

-How good is the video quality.
-How smooth does the video playback.
-How fast does it load and buffer when browsing through the video.
-Extra features that make it easy to browse the video, like film strip navigation.
-Do they offer quality options for various internet connection speeds.

BTW, we do not count files that open in Windows Media Player and start playing right away. The video must play within a browser.


Interface

Site interface can make or break a web-site, regardless of it's content. Here are a few of the things we look at when judging this grade:

-The overall appeal and design of the site.
-The variety of browsing features, filtering options, search tools, etc.
-Good use and quality selection of thumbnails.
-Detailed information about the content/models when browsing.
-Interactive community features that attract user participation.
-Overall content organization.
-Outside advertisements can be a negative if it clutters.

There's probably more not listed above. You get the idea. :)


Pic Count

This grade judges the overall number of useful image galleries available at this site. Exclusive images definitely have more weight than say a grab bag of low quality images that users of today wouldn't find much value in.  Screen captures don't carry any value here. Bonus content or sites are not taken into consideration.


Pic Quality

This grade judges the overall quality of the images (size, sharpness, compression). In addition, we may also take other aspects like lighting and post-processing into consideration. In other words, don't abuse the airbrushing!  Screen captures from videos are not taking into consideration here.


Vid Count

This grade judges the overall number of useful video galleries (episodes, dvds, etc)  available at this site. Exclusive full length videos definitely have more weight than non-exclusive videos or shorter length clips.  Videos can be streaming or downloads, either will count. Bonus content or sites are not taken into consideration.


Vid Quality

This grade judges the overall quality of the videos (size, sharpness, compression). In addition, we may also take other aspects like lighting, encoding, and smooth playback.



Cam Site Grades:

Performers

This grades the online models available for cam shows.

-The number performers are online at a given time.
-The variety of performers (gay, straight, couples, etc).
-The quality of performers (good looking, english speaking, etc).
-Whether the performers are available or always busy.


Cam Quality

The quality of the cam looks more at the quality of the picture, rather than the smoothness of the video (see Frame Rate below). So we look at resolution, lighting, compression, etc.


Cam Features

This relates to the features while in a cam show.

-Does the cam output an audio feed?
-Do you get a live preview of the model prior to paying for a show?
-Does the site allow a 2-way cam, so the girl can view your cam feed?
-Can you size the camera window?
-Other bonus features like mutiple angles, remote camera control?
-Does the show give you a real-time balance of the minutes used?
-Is there an option for private 1-on-1 show, to avoid intruders?

Plus other new features we haven't thought of.


Frame Rate

This relates to cam quality, but more specifically just focuses on the actual frame rate of the video. This could vary between performers bandwidth, but overall we judge how smooth the video is on average.


Interface

We judge this much like a normal pay-site:

-The overall appeal and design of the site.
-The variety of browsing features, filtering options, search tools, etc.
-Detailed information about the performers when browsing.
-Interactive community features that attract user participation.
-Overall content organization.
-Outside advertisements can be a negative if it clutters.




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