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The Perfect Punting Website

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It does seem to me that there's a gap in the market for the "perfect punting website". I've got plenty of ideas of my own but was wondering what your top requirements were? For working girls, I gather it's a nightmare dealing with loads of timewasters. For punters, it seems to take ages to discover and organise a worthwhile visit. The other site seems to be such a mish mash. There must be a better way!

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It does seem to me that there's a gap in the market for the "perfect punting website". I've got plenty of ideas of my own but was wondering what your top requirements were? For working girls, I gather it's a nightmare dealing with loads of timewasters. For punters, it seems to take ages to discover and organise a worthwhile visit. The other site seems to be such a mish mash. There must be a better way!

I usually punt same day and it can take 10 minutes to arrange, other times much longer but punters have bad WGs, scammers and rip-off merchants to try to spot and avoid. Doing research can obviously up the punters odds of a good or better punt. Timewasting punters do genuine punters no favours and are arseholes but sadly will always exist so its how to deal with them that WGs face.

My requirements are the site/profile being an honest representation of the WG from her pictures to services offered and price. Must have a phone number displayed, i have no interest in emails, a quick call can tell a lot about the WG and get an idea about her attitude which is the very most important aspect of any punt and makes or breaks it for me. :)

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It does seem to me that there's a gap in the market for the "perfect punting website". I've got plenty of ideas of my own but was wondering what your top requirements were? For working girls, I gather it's a nightmare dealing with loads of timewasters. For punters, it seems to take ages to discover and organise a worthwhile visit. The other site seems to be such a mish mash. There must be a better way!

Which is why punternet and its independent field reports and discussion boards is so invaluable B) B)

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Experience is really only the way forward. I think Pnet is one of the better sites out there its simple with no nonsence and the field reports give a chance for the agency or escort to reply.

Do punters ever discuss punts with friends or is this a taboo thing?

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Experience is really only the way forward. I think Pnet is one of the better sites out there its simple with no nonsence and the field reports give a chance for the agency or escort to reply.

Do punters ever discuss punts with friends or is this a taboo thing?

I rather doubt that many of us punters reveal to our friends that we, er, um, "partake"! Most "friends", I suspect, would not consider that they were breaching confidentiality by telling their wives, who, bless them, would probably feel under some obligation to tell our wives, at which point shit hits fan...

I think that PNet offers an excellent combination of both the "I want OWO in Surrey - advice please" style and the (slightly) more intellectual discussion of matters ancillary to paid sex. What I'd like to know is why PLink seems to be dieing quietly, with one, or max two posts in a day.

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Experience is really only the way forward. I think Pnet is one of the better sites out there its simple with no nonsence and the field reports give a chance for the agency or escort to reply.

Do punters ever discuss punts with friends or is this a taboo thing?

If I like the look of a girl in an agency I ask the agency to tell me more about the girl and whether she fits what I am looking for. What better place to go to other than the agency who are professional, always tell the truth and are there primarily to ensure the punter gets what he is looking for! Am I not right?

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If I like the look of a girl in an agency I ask the agency to tell me more about the girl and whether she fits what I am looking for. What better place to go to other than the agency who are professional, always tell the truth and are there primarily to ensure the punter gets what he is looking for! Am I not right?

Sarcasm ? Right ??

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I guess it depends what you mean by a perfect punting website. I guess my ideal would include some kind of combination of this site, it's independent FR system and the purple sites range of girls (although better policed for scammers and timewasters) and booking system. That would be very powerful and mega-useful.

I love punternet and think as a message board and an FR database, it's a fantastic resource, by far the best of it's kind. However, it would be a whole lot closer to perfect if it allowed open discussion of the purple site and it's service providers.

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yes in the earlier days it was very useful but with the increase in cheerleading both in the fr system and on the board it is difficult to rely on any information unless it is from source u trust which kind of limits things. i hardly look at the frs these days.

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Sarcasm ? Right ??

absolutely not.

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yes in the earlier days it was very useful but with the increase in cheerleading both in the fr system and on the board it is difficult to rely on any information unless it is from source u trust which kind of limits things. i hardly look at the frs these days.

I agree, though I am not sure how Galahad and the Mods (sounds like a rock group) can do much about this. I do think that the purple site is gradually cleaning up its act and making it easier for the 'researcher' to find whatever he is looking for there, with less wasted time - but they, too, are limited by the honesty and veracity of their contributors and just accept that fact. G tries to purge the offenders, whether agencies or indies, but his filter has often failed him in the past, as well (IMHO). I don't really get that much value from the reviews on either site, frankly, which is one reason that I have pretty well dispensed with writing FRs these days, unless the WG really urges me to (rare) or clearly needs a boost (also rare, but less so since I almost always see indies these days).

Oh well, off to LOS in three weeks, where the smorgasbord is evergreen and ever tempting. :P

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I agree, though I am not sure how Galahad and the Mods (sounds like a rock group) can do much about this. I do think that the purple site is gradually cleaning up its act and making it easier for the 'researcher' to find whatever he is looking for there, with less wasted time - but they, too, are limited by the honesty and veracity of their contributors and just accept that fact. G tries to purge the offenders, whether agencies or indies, but his filter has often failed him in the past, as well (IMHO). I don't really get that much value from the reviews on either site, frankly, which is one reason that I have pretty well dispensed with writing FRs these days, unless the WG really urges me to (rare) or clearly needs a boost (also rare, but less so since I almost always see indies these days).

Oh well, off to LOS in three weeks, where the smorgasbord is evergreen and ever tempting. :P

The Purple site requires five more key strokes to get into now.....

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The Purple site requires five more key strokes to get into now.....

Not what I was referring to but you are very observant - go to the head of the class. :rolleyes:

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I agree, though I am not sure how Galahad and the Mods (sounds like a rock group) can do much about this. I do think that the purple site is gradually cleaning up its act and making it easier for the 'researcher' to find whatever he is looking for there, with less wasted time - but they, too, are limited by the honesty and veracity of their contributors and just accept that fact. G tries to purge the offenders, whether agencies or indies, but his filter has often failed him in the past, as well (IMHO). I don't really get that much value from the reviews on either site, frankly, which is one reason that I have pretty well dispensed with writing FRs these days, unless the WG really urges me to (rare) or clearly needs a boost (also rare, but less so since I almost always see indies these days).

Oh well, off to LOS in three weeks, where the smorgasbord is evergreen and ever tempting. :P

It is inevitable for a site of this nature and I think it is as good as it is going to get. There is fun element to punting and that is taking risks sometimes. With some experience what can limit the risks too. It is just amazing how many dishonest people are around. Evil rules :)

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. Evil rules :)

Amen, brother! :D

I see I used 'these days' several time in this post. This man desperately need a holiday!

Edited by Tiggy 7

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The other-site is purely a commercial venture for advertising/marketing, it is just a modern fancy version of newspaper classified ads.

Punternet serves a very different purpose and has never been just about punters, it is community website, a social network and occasional campaign hub. The opening sentence on the home page which has been there for years unchanged states: "This site was created to facilitate the exchange of information on prostitution in the UK." and later "This web site aims to promote better understanding between customers and ladies in hopes that everyone may benefit." I think it serves those purpose very effectively.

I really don't see why some punter have such a big issue because working girls are part of this community. That is what makes it interesting, useful and is all the richer for involving all parties.

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The other-site is purely a commercial venture for advertising/marketing, it is just a modern fancy version of newspaper classified ads.

Punternet serves a very different purpose and has never been just about punters, it is community website, a social network and occasional campaign hub. The opening sentence on the home page which has been there for years unchanged states: "This site was created to facilitate the exchange of information on prostitution in the UK." and later "This web site aims to promote better understanding between customers and ladies in hopes that everyone may benefit." I think it serves those purpose very effectively.

I really don't see why some punter have such a big issue because working girls are part of this community. That is what makes it interesting, useful and is all the richer for involving all parties.

I can't remember how long after Punternet was launched it took before G added the forum but it clearly was an afterthought, and a good one at that, but it did NOT begin life as a 'social network'. In fact, the original forum was terminated because, if anything, it had became 'anti-social'. But the current forum(s) obviously have become very 'social' indeed and some the newer members seem happy to use them for 'teething' purposes.

Harriet has never realised what a recruiting agent for Punsternet and punting that she has become! :rolleyes:

Edited by Tiggy 7

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The Purple site requires five more key strokes to get into now.....

Being new to the industry, which site are you referring to? PM me (as I assume you're unable to mention it on here)

Thanks

Dexi

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The purple site is about as close as you can get to perfect for the purpose it serves..to gain bookings for wg,s and to find wg.s for punters. It has a basic function which is "buy and sell". It is the people who use it that cause its bad side, not the actual site. Unfortunatley there is only so far that you can vet people who sign up for a free website. My only issue with them is that they rely to heavily on an automated help system. When you have a problem that is not already listed in their database then you REALLY DO HAVE A PROBLEM..mostly getting it sorted.

Punternet is also about as close to perfect as you can get for its purpose which is the exchange of information for punters and wgs, reviews and now this forum. It is obviously better manned re the mods because on here people as I said, exchange information, so the pnet police can see straight away who is a problem possiblility...and the mods are real people which helps a lot. You can form online freindships here which is great as far as it goes, live chat in the chat room etc.

In my opnion anyway.

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I think punternet is a great site. No disrespect to it. It's just that the web and interactivity has moved on quite a bit.

I figure there's a lot that could be adapted from social networking websites like facebook but I'm not sure how ready the community would be.

For example, what if WG's could have "fans" or punters could somehow vouch for a WG on their profile? On punternet, you're generally looking for a trusted recommendation or a "heads up". If I know PunterX is a good bloke, it would be great to see all the WG's or establishments he vouches for. I would be more confident looking at a profile that has lots of "fans" if we can make fan identity carry more weight and avoid feedback stuffing.

Should it be like ebay where each person in a transaction rates the other? This is central to why ebay works - ebayers defend their rep because of it. Maybe punters should be rated by WG's so other girls know they're not likely to be timewasters and are more safe? Maybe punters should have a profile?

Would a WG like to keep a some part of a profile more discrete?..for fans/regulars only? Maybe fans should be by invite only? There's the whole issue of WG's that tour vs those that cultivate a loyal clientele. Would be fab to easily discover a new girl in town that is highly vouched for.

Or wouldn't it be good to discover other punters with similiar tastes in the same geographic area and "follow" them, twitter like, after an request/accept invitation? Who knows, this could lead to "star" punters. :-)

Wondering where the balance is between confidentiality and sharing of information as the web culture evolves.

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Being new to the industry, which site are you referring to? PM me (as I assume you're unable to mention it on here)

Thanks

Dexi

xx

Polyp23 is not too deft with complicated questions like this so I will answer on his behalf. The 'purple site', the site that dare not speak its name, is Adultw0rk.co.uk and detailed discussion of it here is frowned on by senior Punternet management. It is an alternative, but not directly-competing, website for WGs (service providers) to market their wares and for punters (service consumers) to fill their market basket and check out. Edited by Tiggy 7

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PN and PNMB are near to perfect.

I'd have to dig deep to find my own mild criticism, and I remember it was trivial.

Cheerleading and touting: sure, but that happens in any industry.

Keep up the board G

(hear me Chrlding)

btw: There are similar sites in Germany and in the far east (sammy), but I'm dearly missing a site like this in France, btw.

any tips welcome.

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I can't remember how long after Punternet was launched it took before G added the forum but it clearly was an afterthought, and a good one at that, but it did NOT begin life as a 'social network'. In fact, the original forum was terminated because, if anything, it had became 'anti-social'. But the current forum(s) obviously have become very 'social' indeed and some the newer members seem happy to use them for 'teething' purposes.

Harriet has never realised what a recruiting agent for Punsternet and punting that she has become! :rolleyes:

Actually, in the very early days punternet used a very simple comment posting feature that G. wrote himself. He discontinued that because it was using up all his bandwidth. The forum software that discontinued because of what you call 'anti-social' behaviour, was actually a vendetta against punternet by a lunatic for some perceived slight.

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It does seem to me that there's a gap in the market for the "perfect punting website". I've got plenty of ideas of my own but was wondering what your top requirements were? For working girls, I gather it's a nightmare dealing with loads of timewasters. For punters, it seems to take ages to discover and organise a worthwhile visit. The other site seems to be such a mish mash. There must be a better way!

I agree there is a need for a better punting website. Seems to me give the generally high standards of respect and behaviour exhibited by members if this forum that something affiliated to punternet would be a good place to start.

Personally I don't use the FRs as a reference preferring to ask for suggestions on the forum. Or I search the other site and agencies then ask for opinions on any I find. Apart from being rather an ugly site and in need of a revamp I don't think FRs are generally that useful as so many are incredibly old and irrelevant, it gives you no idea if the lady is still working. Better is a system like the other site where you can search for what you want and return a list of matching escorts, and many have reviews.

I agree the other site is messy and not great to use plus it does not address the problem of missed bookings, nor does it prevent you having to search for what you want, so maybe a reverse booking system like the one discussed in my other post on "E-bidding future if punting" is the solution?

The basic concept would be that punters would advertise their booking requirements, date and time, location, budget etc as a new bid. Then the girls would respond to bids that match their services and location etc. the punter would be able to check the wgs profile for pics, further details and her reviews linked to her profile. Now the key difference from the other site would be that the punter MUST accept one of the bids by a predefined time before the punt or the bid closes automatically and all the girls ate informed so they don't waste their time.

Surely there is a web developer punter out there who can sort this out for us? :-)

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Actually, in the very early days punternet used a very simple comment posting feature that G. wrote himself. He discontinued that because it was using up all his bandwidth. The forum software that discontinued because of what you call 'anti-social' behaviour, was actually a vendetta against punternet by a lunatic for some perceived slight.

The anti-social behavior, as I called it, extended well beyond the lunatic you refer to. Perhaps you have nostagic memories of Cactus Jack and his ilk. Although I was in at the beginning, I rarely felt moved to post in those days. I obviously have made up for that on the new board. :D

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