80,000 titles and counting!

Holy cow! The editorial staff has been working overtime and last night we broke through 80,000 titles (We list 80,017 at the moment…). Huge props to the Gang of 7 — Don, Walter, Bontix, BigBobXXX, Jamie, Morbidthoughts and Bill — for all their hard work. Thanks also go to you guys also for sending in those corrections and keeping us going. For those of you keeping score, we are up to information on 76,898 performers and we carry links to 62,947 reviews.

… and me without a hot spare…

Pitfall #342 of owning your own server: when the disk manager pops up errors on the overnight predicting disk failure on one of your arrays (the one holding the OS); you should keep a hot spare around. Hindsight is 20/20. So we’re waiting for a spare to be overnighted (unless someone has a 36GB 10K drive for a Dell 6400 in the NY/NJ area) and keeping our fingers crossed the db server doesn’t come crashing down… as I sit here quietly building a new temporary db server, just in case…

Pictures and Moving Pictures

We’re beginning to track models’ gallery appearances (both photo and video). The partner sites (Suze, Danni, etc.) that give us the headshots also have galleries of these performers, and that’s what we’re pointing you to. These galleries will be listed in their bio block under their websites. We don’t know how specifically we’re going to track other website appearances or how thoroughly. (That kind of data could warrant a whole seperate site!) It remains to be seen if we’re going to be tracking internet-only appearances this way. Let us know your thoughts on what we should do in this regard. The galleries are also available as an RSS feed if you swing that way. We’re in the process of getting a master RSS feed together, but thought we’d announce the individuals first.

Can you ear me now?

Due to their utter ubiquitousness, we’re no longer listing “ears” as a piercing location on actresses. We never used to — we took pierced ears as a given — but in recent months we’ve been getting submissions about pierced ears and after heated debate among the editors, we gave it a try. After a few months, it doesn’t seem to be worth the trouble. All ear related piercing data has been purged (only 200+ actresses out of 35,000 had the data, so it was statistically insignificant anyway). To reflect this shift, the piercing field is now more explicitly labelled “Non-Ear Piercings.”