A tip o’ the hat goes out to intrepid porn-hound Andrew who wrote in to tell us our “Sex Notes By Movie” advanced search wasn’t returning all the titles it should have.
We looked and, sure enough, Andrew was right. I rewrote the query so it was right this time, and now there’s over 3300 titles listed that feature squirting, as opposed to the 2100+ we listed earlier.
So, we’ve been threatening to track webscenes for a while now, so we’re getting ready to share the fruits of our labors, but there has been some discussion among the editors about how to best present this information, so we decided to ask you for your thoughts.
So, a one-question SurveyMonkey pop up will randomly show up when you’re looking at a performer’s page, and we ask that you take half a second to answer the question as it would help us out quite a bit.
[UPDATE: The survey is closed. Thanks to the 1500 folks who took the time to respond. Here’s how it worked out…]
So, be on the lookout for some differently colored entries in your favorite performer’s filmographies in the weeks and months ahead!
Our banner server failed yesterday. I was out of town and when I checked on the box earlier this morning, I was hoping a reboot would take care of it, but it seems that there’s a hardware failure and I’m waiting on a part that should be delivered tomorrow.
In addition to running the banner software, the server also:
- runs a whole bunch of scheduled tasks (new movies, updated movies, those born today, etc.)
- runs the chat software
- serves our banners
So, no banners for a day or so. Ditto, if you use the AdultDVDTalk chat room, it’s going to be out of commission for a bit. The scheduled tasks have been ported over to another machine, so they should be updating as expected.
We regret any inconvenience.
A bunch of us editors get together in January to walk around the Adult Entertainment Expo, and this year is no different.
As in year’s past, we’re taking the corrections queue off line until we get back, so we’re not inundated when we get back, and to allow the editors who can’t join us to take a little break and do a little catch up.
Today is also the Internet Blackout to Protest SOPA/PIPA. We’re big supporters of this protest, but sadly, not as big as we’d like. We’ve blacked out the blog for the day, but, like Facebook and Twitter, we can’t take the main site off-line, but we have added a badge to the site to show our solidarity.
If you’re at AEE and see us walking around in our shirts (the only way to recognize us), please stop us and say hello. Also, I’ll be on Playboy Radio, Thursday at 12:40ish (not sure what booth they’re going to be set up in yet) with Christy Canyon and Ginger Lynn playing “Legends of Porn Trivia” (submit your questions on twitter: @iafdcom
We got a tweet last night that asked:
@BlackSexxxology: @iafdcom Can you let me know who retired or was no longer active in 2011? Thanks!
To paraphrase critic Bill Caits, “the only porn stars who officially have retired are dead.”
That said, we can look at the last year of someone’s “years active” field and make a semi-educated guess as to who is no longer active, but it is an inexact science since the years active field is not always a reliable indicator.
(Currently, we track the year that a movie is released, not the year it is produced. There may be a large gap between the two. Some studios (cough, Vivid, cough) will sit on titles for a year or more in order to keep new product in the pipeline long after a popular performer has left the set, as it were.)
The problem with @BlackSexxxology‘s request is the info is too soon… 2011 was two weeks ago. We have no idea who decided to quit porn and move home on New Year’s Eve… the only thing we can ask the database is “who didn’t release any movies after 2011?” and we don’t know that yet. Won’t know it for 6 months or so. The answers it will spit back are far too numerous to draw any conclusions from.
But, we do know it (or can guesstimate it) for years prior to 2011, so we added a new section to our advanced search page which will allow you to look up the performers who have stopped releasing movies in any given year.
IAFD’s Performer Retirement Page
Photo by Monceau via Flickr