Closed sites and discontinued listings
'closed sites and discontinued listings'
One of the things about the internet and the porn industry is that things come and go. Amateur girls in particular are fast to disappear, girls often shoot a year's worth of galleries and updates before they open their sites, and they decide not to do any more updates in the future. Their sites become stale, or go into recycling mode, which isn't very good for potential new members, as the site lacks the personal updates and connection that might otherwise be there.
Membership sites also often shut down. The current recession / economic slowdown / whatever is the first time that Internet porn sites have taken a hit, and as a result, some sites and even entire programs (owners of groups of sites) have shut down. It isn't to anyone benefit to show you galleries for sites that don't exist any more, or send you to dead links.
Another sad trend are the credit card banging sites. A couple of smaller program owners have discovered ways that they can link together sites with pre-checked cross sales in a manner that allows them to charge new members an incredible amount of money by signing them up for other sites at the same time, often without very clear disclosure. These people have purchased many other programs and sites, and are using them to bounce credit card charges around. When we find a site doing that sort of thing, we will pull the links and let you know that the site is no longer recommended.
The warnings look like this:
You may also see other red warning bars. While Porniki doesn't have a huge editorial policy on this sort of thing, please understand that we do want to keep you from falling victim of dead sites or credit card abuse! If you spot anything, send and email to rawalex at hotmail and I will look into it.