Uncle Pokey

Planning For It Failure

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A recent IT failure in another place has reinforced my resolve to maintain my own totally separate database of ladies and bookings I have had and have made.

In this most recent case I had made a confirmed booking but only an hour or so before the relative system went tits-up. It was purely by luck that I had, by then, loaded the (new) SP's mobile No. on my punting phone. Had the outage continued for a couple of days longer than it actually did I would not have been able to text or call for details of where to attend, let alone to give or receive last minute apologies for changes of plan or indisposition.

 

I think another punter coined the phrase "Careful planning yields perfect punting" or something very similar. I certainly subscribe to that view for more reasons still than (as it appears) a day or so of IT blips.

 

Uncle Pokey

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A recent IT failure in another place has reinforced my resolve to maintain my own totally separate database of ladies and bookings I have had and have made.

In this most recent case I had made a confirmed booking but only an hour or so before the relative system went tits-up. It was purely by luck that I had, by then, loaded the (new) SP's mobile No. on my punting phone. Had the outage continued for a couple of days longer than it actually did I would not have been able to text or call for details of where to attend, let alone to give or receive last minute apologies for changes of plan or indisposition.

 

I think another punter coined the phrase "Careful planning yields perfect punting" or something very similar. I certainly subscribe to that view for more reasons still than (as it appears) a day or so of IT blips.

 

Uncle Pokey

 

I think a special google account and save your data on google drive is a good plan. 

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Indeed, this hobby depends on careful planning more than most. "Another place" is but the latest casualty of a targeted ( and ironically well - planned) attack. It would appear that nowhere might be safe from these cranks - or do they have a financial motive? Can anyone explain it ( in non -geeky language, please)

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I'm lucky.Being single means i dont have to worry about having the details on my phone.That said,i do use a different sim for when i'm out and about.It's not specifically for punting by for when i'm not working.Only a handful of people have the number for emergencies and no one from work.
If you have a seperate punting sim,you could have the numbers saved on there rather than the handset.
In reference to willbreds post.It can be pretty much any reason.One site i was on got attacked to the point it had to close due to someone they had banned.I doubt any financial motive,more rather than because they could.They could have decided to mess with the "pervs".It could have been led by one of the moral groups that wanted it shut down.Could be one of many disgruntled ex advertisors.
You also dont need to be very tech savvy to do it.There are certain sites you can go on,propose a target.And if any of the members on there are bored enough,they'll do it

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Most escorts I know have websites or at least are advertising elsewhere so could be googled and found while AW is down. Just wondering- do most AW escorts not have their own sites or advertising elsewhere? 

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Most escorts I know have websites or at least are advertising elsewhere so could be googled and found while AW is down. Just wondering- do most AW escorts not have their own sites or advertising elsewhere? 

British do seem to,although i'm only going for people i see on the forums.A lot of the EE you see on AW,especially those that seem to "migrate" a lot don't.Then youve got the short term ladies on there.Others change there profiles so often that a website wouldnt be practical.

 

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Most escorts I know have websites or at least are advertising elsewhere so could be googled and found while AW is down. Just wondering- do most AW escorts not have their own sites or advertising elsewhere?

My regular lady is English through and through but only has an AW presence. I think too many ladies perhaps place their trust in a single purple profile and this is probably a timely lesson learnt when it's relatively inexpensive to create a basic personal web site.

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My regular lady is English through and through but only has an AW presence. I think too many ladies perhaps place their trust in a single purple profile and this is probably a timely lesson learnt when it's relatively inexpensive to create a basic personal web site.

DG

 

It maybe inexpensive, or totally free to create basic website, but it will take a time to link it to various directories, and thats how most of the potencial clients can find you.

 

I am sure I was not the only one, who was rubbing my hands with a glee, when Adultwork went down. I knew it will eventually will be back up, but for me it was: the longer time it takes to  recover the better! During two days or so, the number of the visitors on my website doubled, and amount of email enquirers is almost trebled. (obviously because guys could not access Adultwork, googled out and came across personal websites).

 

I do have profile on Adultwork, but only because I need to, not because I want to.

 

During the DDOS attack on AW for a few days, its become like in a good old "pre-Adultwork" nostalgic days.  Hardly any time wasting enquirers, (apart of one or two) proper written emails, and genuine calls from the guys who actually read your your site. Unfortunately suitable and genuine enquirers from Adultwork more rare then a bite from Cheburashka.

 

I do understand for guys its was a nightmare, because AW was theirs first and main portal to find reasonably priced WGs,  and majority of them did not had personal websites. After all WGs who do have personal websites, tend to be for over £120 per hour, and On AW you could get WG for half of this price.

 

Still, such a great shame that AW was not down for longer. (at least for me). :-(.

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Thanks to Rada's post, I am now watching YouTube footage of Cheburashka.  

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Thanks to Rada's post, I am now watching YouTube footage of Cheburashka.  

So am I! :)

 

"So it means you will not be my friends?"

 

"Why? We certainly will! I'll teach you to knit."

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Fascinating isn't it, Zippy?  A combination of Hector's House and Magic Roundabout, with subtitles.  

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Fascinating isn't it, Zippy?  A combination of Hector's House and Magic Roundabout, with subtitles.  

It's extraordinary. :) I can see many happy hours wasted now.

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I think another punter coined the phrase "Careful planning yields perfect punting" or something very similar.

 

Uncle Pokey

 

IIRC, that would have been Phoenix of PuntingZone about 10 years ago (who was also Punting Pete, was he not?).

 

Unlike the cabbage eater, I don't think that AW being down had much of an impact on business in terms of website traffic. Maybe it is different for independent escorts, where a daily change in traffic of two or three dozen hits is a significant movement.

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Every time this thread goes "bold", I think it means one of two things:

 

'Planning For It' Failure: bad punt logistics

Planning For 'It Failure': back-up plan involving Viagra

 

That is all.  Carry on...

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Unlike the cabbage eater, I don't think that AW being down had much of an impact on business in terms of website traffic. Maybe it is different for independent escorts, where a daily change in traffic of two or three dozen hits is a significant movement.

Well, opportunity arises to respond, even if with the delay, as I it was to late to prove it last time back in April.

 

If you look on the screen shot for my website tracker which I took yesterday, you will see that number of visitors on my website on Sunday the 16th is 68, which is still quite high, as Adultwork went down at around 8.30pm so this number was already affected. Usually its between 40-50 visitors a day during last couple of years. Yesterday the numbers of the visitors increased to 171. I make it between 300%-400% rise in average, which I am sure you agree it is a significant movement. (at least for an independent escorts websites).

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A recent IT failure in another place has reinforced my resolve to maintain my own totally separate database of ladies and bookings I have had and have made.

In this most recent case I had made a confirmed booking but only an hour or so before the relative system went tits-up. It was purely by luck that I had, by then, loaded the (new) SP's mobile No. on my punting phone. Had the outage continued for a couple of days longer than it actually did I would not have been able to text or call for details of where to attend, let alone to give or receive last minute apologies for changes of plan or indisposition.

 

I think another punter coined the phrase "Careful planning yields perfect punting" or something very similar. I certainly subscribe to that view for more reasons still than (as it appears) a day or so of IT blips.

 

Uncle Pokey

 

I save phone numbers in my mobile 'address book', along with name, nationality/ethnic group, area of London and prices for 60 and 90 minutes.  Comes in handy for both current 'regulars' and as a future 'to do' list.  In the event of a B&S disappointment on an initial meet, a last minute cancellation, or any other unforeseen problem, a quick search can usually turn up a decent alternative in the same area.  Obviously, guys who generally use agencies don't have these problems but it has become almost a necessity for a guy who mostly sees 'indies'.

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A recent IT failure in another place has reinforced my resolve to maintain my own totally separate database of ladies and bookings I have had and have made.

In this most recent case I had made a confirmed booking but only an hour or so before the relative system went tits-up. It was purely by luck that I had, by then, loaded the (new) SP's mobile No. on my punting phone. Had the outage continued for a couple of days longer than it actually did I would not have been able to text or call for details of where to attend, let alone to give or receive last minute apologies for changes of plan or indisposition.

 

I think another punter coined the phrase "Careful planning yields perfect punting" or something very similar. I certainly subscribe to that view for more reasons still than (as it appears) a day or so of IT blips.

 

Uncle Pokey

All very simple for me, i write down WGs numbers i am interested in so if a site goes down i have the number still. Just like with numbers stored in my phone, i also write them down, i only have basic mobiles.

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So am I! :)

 

"So it means you will not be my friends?"

 

"Why? We certainly will! I'll teach you to knit."

 

LOL. I am glad it amused you. In Japan this carton become like a cult, when they bought it from Russia about 20 years ago. Hence there are so many Yourtube videos dubbed in Japanese.

 

My favourite:

 

Crtocidile Gena carry big suitcases when they were kicked out from the train.

 

Cheburashka: "Gena, this suitcases must be really heavy?"

 

Crocodile Gena: "They are Cheburashka. Extremely heavy!"

 

Cheburashka. "I have a solution! I will cary suitcases!"

 

Crocodile Gena: "That is very kind of you Cheburaska, but you are so small to do it"

 

Cheburashka: "Gena I will cary suitcases, and you will cary me!"

 

LOL.

 

And the classic phrase: (from the police/militia) "Tovarish Crocodile Gena! Why did you stole this compressor?" PMSL. You no need to be "on the mushrooms"  just be brought up in the Russia in the 60ies/70ies, to see the hilariousness of meaning of this phrase.

 

Sorry. Mods, gone a bit of topic here.

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A recent IT failure in another place has reinforced my resolve to maintain my own totally separate database of ladies and bookings I have had and have made.

In this most recent case I had made a confirmed booking but only an hour or so before the relative system went tits-up. It was purely by luck that I had, by then, loaded the (new) SP's mobile No. on my punting phone. Had the outage continued for a couple of days longer than it actually did I would not have been able to text or call for details of where to attend, let alone to give or receive last minute apologies for changes of plan or indisposition.

 

I think another punter coined the phrase "Careful planning yields perfect punting" or something very similar. I certainly subscribe to that view for more reasons still than (as it appears) a day or so of IT blips.

 

Uncle Pokey

On days when I don't have any free time remaining, or am only seeing regulars I often remove my telephone number from my profile. This has caught a few advance bookers out, even though they'd booked weeks ahead they'd not made a note thinking they'd log on in the morning and get my number then. There's also been times when guys have themselves had an IT failure at their end, can't access wifi or get 3G signal. Even if phone signal goes you can always revert to phone box so long as the number is stored somewhere and if you'd already made contact with your own phone prior to the day, many ladies would be fine with confirming this way (I myself sometimes have accepted confirmation calls from remote hotels in the area for lack of mobile signal, followed by a call from mobile once they are back in the land of the civil and on the way).

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