Quick heads up CAVR is having server trouble, so Den’s reviews will be unavailable for the next few hours as it is worked on.
Our submissions queue has two components; one for incoming stuff, and one for stuff that needs to be discussed or researched. The incoming queue is in a managable state, but the research queue isn’t; so we’re in the process of clearing it out. Something things we did were never marked as “completed” – so if you an e-mail that’s closing a topic from a year ago, that’s why. :-) Thanks, all.
I don’t think I properly raved about Videobox. We have been using their service for quite some time here at IAFD HQ and were very exicted when they approached us about coming on-board to provide downloadable movies (in WMV) for both straight and gay (via VideoboxMen) men. They add 5 DVDs worth of stuff per day, and their interface is perhaps the nicest one I’ve ever seen — you can download scenes or parts of scenes at a variety of bitrates, up to DVD quality. I’ve personally been a member before they came onboard in the price search and it’s just been terrific.
Our mailbag has overflowed this week with comments about the new “credited” name display in the scene breakdowns. (See our previous post for more details.) So, in response to various concerns, it’s up to you on what name you see. On the PREFERENCES page you can now indicate how you would like your names displayed — either the performer’s “credited” name or their “usual” one. We hope you enjoy this new feature.
There’s been some discussion about using the “credited” name in scene breakdowns vs. using the performers “more well known” name. In the past, we used the credited name in the breakdowns, but we’ve been getting the sense that this is creating more confusion, especially as we add more European titles, so we’ve gone the other way, and now you’ll see the “better known” name instead of the credit name in the scene breakdowns. Let us know if you agree or disagree.