I’m sure by now most of you will have heard the sad news that beautiful Kitty Catherine died recently on July 2nd. I’m not going to speculate further as to why she passed at just 26 years of age… I just want to share with you the radiant beauty and affection I had for this amazing young woman. It comes as no surprise that even in our niche of spanking, Kitty touched us all, she was an accomplished adult actress. I dare anyone ever lucky enough to have spent time with her to not be affected and that this news has knocked us all for six. I am proud to have called her my friend… and it has taken me until now to write anything about it at all. I wrote to Sarah in tears about the sad news, I haven’t felt this way about the tragic loss of anyone for an age. So… to Kitty, Rest in Power!
It’s nearly here and the Lone Star Spanking Party – held in Houston, TX is the biggest spanking party of its kind! It’s not too late to join up, book your hotel room and join in the fun. Check out the SCHEDULE and see for yourselves.
The largest collections of spanking models will be in attendance, including many producers as well as special guests from both sides of the Atlantic. Not to mention a great Saturday evening ball and LOTS of chances to play with like minded spankos at all the organized events and suite parties. This party is also well known for introducing newbies who are shy etc… come join up this year, prices go up May 1st so take advantage NOW
Happy Holidays to all my North American readership who have been celebrating the births of both your great nations. Hmmm, seems you are also celebrating being free of The UK too (LOL) … but we still love you both. Canada is the baby at 151 years old whilst the USA reaches nation puberty at 242 years!
I hope you all had a great time, ate loads, spent time with family and watched lots of fireworks. here’s a little something from me, 2 of my favorite icons from eacj of your countries. Tricia Helfer (you may remember her from the Battlestar Galactica reboot series – she is “fracking” hot! For the USA, beautiful Beyonce and “dat booty” and voice gets me everytime!
It’s nearly here and the Lone Star Spanking Party – held in Houston, TX is the biggest spanking party of its kind! It’s not too late to join up, book your hotel room and join in the fun. Check out our SCHEDULE and see for yourselves.
Lots of spanking models will be there including many producers as well as special guests from both sides of the Atlantic. Not to mention a great Saturday evening ball and LOTS of chances to play with like minded spankos at organized events and suite parties. We are also well known for introducing newbies wjo are shy etc… come join us this year, prices go up May 1st so take advantage NOW!
So I have noticed that one of the pirate low-lifes sharing content from AAA Spanking is now using animated GIFs from this blog. I’m not going to mention his name or the many forums this POS uses, but this is a direct message to you:
You are seriously a menance to spanking niche websites. You are helping to kill off the membership sites and membership model forcing us all to reconsider clip only alternatives for future content making it just a tad harder for our stuff to be so easily stolen at the expense of providing a cost effective service to the majority! So when you site rip us/them for your own personal gain, consider what you are doing, if you have a heart.
I had to void at least 3 sign ups and have received 2 chargebacks on one site alone this past month thanks to you using STOLEN credit cards. Unbelievable!
So in future I will be watermarking ALL animated GIFs with the blog that uses them as well as the site they are from. It’s that mentality of just love feeding off others hard work which I abhor the most. This person is, in effect, a parasite. In addition, both picstate and file.al are starting to come round to helping us identify many who use their services after some very helpful legal advice we received in the countries where those websites are hosted. As it was explained to us that there ARE actual laws there too regarding wholesale stolen copyright infringement of content with consequences for sites helping to facilitate this. For example, they had already started seriously throttling free downloads on not just our content but many other files too after the threat of a class action… but as we pointed out that is not enough and hardly the point – so I expect those files to come down at some point. Ho hum…
Oh how those who fight us anonymously are so brave, eh? Comments are switched off, I have no stomach to debate this with gloating morons. PS. I would like to also add how sad that he had to use another stolen card on Xmas Day… ah, the life of a lonely pirate on the seas of the Interwebz, eh?
Nominations are now open and you can place them all at the following link. However, before you do that (link is at the bottom) – please do read the following guidelines and helpful advice: Thank you
IMPORTANT: Please, PLEASE include an email address where it says so at the top. This email may be used to verify your nomination and any false or incomplete (or un-entered emails) will not count! The email entry is at the top of the form, don’t miss it! Before you ask: I am not mining your emails, I couldn’t give a rat’s arse about your actual email address – only that is is valid… as it is used for verification only and sends you a useful reminder of what you nominated on to show it has been received and will get counted. You will see when you place your nominations. No email or an incorrect one means it won’t get counted. Later next month… when it comes to the actual voting process, no email adddresses are required or asked for. Anyway… moving swiftly on. I placed the news announcement ahead of the post here on TWITTER – and already I have had lots of questions so I will try to ask any FAQs you may have.
Please feel free to ask me further questions if you feel something is not clear in the comments section below, keep them constructive and related to this topic and I will try to help you where it is feasable for me to do so.
Spanking Awards Nominations FAQs:
Q. How do I nominate on the form, all I see are blank boxes?A. Click on the box and it will open where (generally) you are asked to give (up to) 3 of your choices. Type these in, this form is mobile friendly and easy to view on ANT device. These nominations will help decide who we vote on next month. You don’t have to close the box afterwards, but just click it again and it will do so. The final Box at the bottom of the form is for additional comments or suggestions on what to vote for. If you do this, please give the people or sites etc. next to your nominations and how we might go about adding this along the other categories already listed above.
Q. Why are there no Clip Stores (eg Clips4sale or manyvids) added to nominate on?A. This was tried this previously and to be honest it was just producers only writing in nominating their own stores and that was it Pointless (maybe a couple of extra “fans” writing in but the response was appalling after I allowed this to be done). For your info, one of the least voted categories is now usually the website section – which is why I pulled the most improved (the least voted on last year) – So imagine how little interest that means to the general public to vote for a clip store! However, please feel free to suggest and offer me your sites… but I think I already know how this will end up!
Q. How long is the nomination process? A. You have until end of November. It is set to automatically close at 11.59pm Nov 30th, any emails also received after this date will not count. Voting will take place approx 5-7 days after or when I can get it all together and make the process more appealing (like last year).
Q. I don’t see a category to vote on.A. Then suggest it and give a reason in the final box – don’t forget who/what to nominate with your suggestion, of course!
Q. Do I have to complete every box?A. No, but please… PLEASE TRY to enter as much information as possible and do keep everything to no more than 3 choices (it can be one or two, of course), but if I see 4 or 5 suggestions then I will ignore those you placed 4th or 5th etc… Nominatiions are really important: By you filling this out as completely as possible, it really helps make the voting process next month so much MORE inclusive. Please try to avoid just nominating one person, site or film in one category and then sending in your one thing. That really isn’t the spirit of nominations. Thanks.
Q. I sent in my vote but I can’t send in something again, I made a mistake.A. For the nominations process, there is a cookies/IP block to stop repeated nominations using different emails and such. Sorry… however, if you made a mistake, just write to the followng email: firstname.lastname@example.org – it will be repeated at the end again. I can cross reference this and check and correct your form. (I can do that at this stage when I collect all the data!) Again, that’s why a working email also helps me to help you if there is a problem and I can write to you if needed or you wish to add something. Also if your roommate/partner is there, then write to me if you use the same Wifi at home – I know some people live together so feel free to email me with your choices. I have listed them at the bottom so you can copy and paste – if that helps?
Q. Are these nominations for the awards necessary?A. No, of course not but it is all fun, right? I took them over from the now defunct “Spanking Spot” blog when they last hosted the awards in 2012. There were no awards in 2013 and it felt like a little void and after I asked around… people thought it would be nice to start them up. So i did, I do this out of my own time and effort, I do not promote my own sites directly or include myself in the awards process for fear of a clash of interests. It is meant to be for fun but I understand some can get really competitive. please keep this in the spirit they are intended originally, I realize they have become bigger over the last few years and now we have 1000’s of voters.
Q. Are you impartial?A. Yes, totally. I know it is difficult for many to believe but I never retweet anyone during the process of nominations or voting, I never actively promote anyone or offer tips and so on. Some may say that because my real life partner is usually nominated and voted – and does win things (see? I didn’t mention her name but most of you will know who I mean) that I have a helping hand… well, “News Alert”, she was winning things well before I took over the Awards in 2013! Please don’t be churlish and suggest otherwise.
Q. the same people win every year, why should I bother?A. Well, generally they don’t but in a few cases recently some people or companies have – When I talked to the winners at the last Awards Ceremony held at the Lone Star Spanking Party – we agreed that those who had won at least twice in a row most recently would not stand in that category for this year. I know who these people or sites are so will act accordingly. Please refer to this when you don’t see your favorite site/person or vegetable (LOL) in the voting process.
Q. Why do you want only 5 or 6 to face the vote for each category?A. Last year I really wanted to include as many spanking models as possible as the nominations for about 15-19 of them were really tight. As you know… there are so many fantastic girls out there and I think it ended up with a silly amount like about 15 or so to vote for: This diluted the vote and in some cases those at the bottom of the vote were largely forgotten so I will keep this to a maximum of SIX girls. Likewise, this will be done for sites for sure. This is tough but all votes for whatever awards only have 3 or 4 generally. I am being nice… as previously I put up to 10 choices, this is way too many! This is why nominations process is important. If whoever fails at this stage, they are cut for the actual vote. When you will all be voting, this will be for everyone to vote on the top nominated people or sites in that particular category. Make these nominations count and don’t complain later!
Q. How can I help make this a great Spanking Awards?A. The awards are primarily about Spanking Videos and those involved in the online Spanking Industry, not about those fab people who attend parties, host parties or blog and such. many of these people do it and want to remain anonymous to the outside world beyond our kink. We all get there are great people behind the scenes, but this is really to do with/about the online Spanking video production and models/spankers who put themselves out there. Hope you get that. Please retweet, write on Fetlife and any other social media within reason that you think would help, tell people at your local munches, or parties… that’s all I can suggest.
If you have any other questions please do email me or leave comments here in this post:
My email for this event: email@example.com
P.S. – Don’t forget to add the security word/or numbers shown at the end before you send off your nominations, thank you!
It’s that time of year again. The Spanking Awards 2017 will be coming soon but will also be leaner this year. It aims to be more relevant, a few categories will be removed as they were not that popular. I also aim to have fewer final nominees which I think makes sense. I have attended several awards cermonies, seen them on TV and there are never more than around 4 or 5 chosen that were voted on. Last year we had a real issue with a few categories where I felt more deserved to go to the vote, like the spankee category and I think that was a mistake.
So therefore, the nominations process is really important and it will remain open for 4 weeks when I make the announcement soon.
So I intend to keep it to a maximum of 6 nominations per category and if there are not enough nominations in a various category I will let you all know and failing further interest may pull that category when it comes to voting! All our time is precious and the awards are stressful to run – trust me!
The nominations process will be all in one go and then the voting and results will be released in segments (like before) to keep everyone interested in the ongoing process!
So start thinking who deserves to be nominated and then we can all get down to the votiong process soon after!
MORE TO FOLLOW… stay tuned! I’ll get you the categories. I have blocked comments on this post, they are not needed right now, thank you.
Ooh… that rhymes! It’s that time again – I go off on a rant because some people are impatient, careless or just don’t seem to be able to get onto a website membership area without causing issues for themselves which can be easily avoided. I have covered this before HERE but I will also cover another issue I have seen recently and had to deal with multiple times these past few weeks and so I am offering this following tutorial and advice plus why some things are done the way they are.
Here are some of the most avoidable things that some people who still don’t know computer basics or etiquette – such as “how to copy and paste” words or paragraphs (if needed). They bring trouble on themselves when signing up to many adult membership websites nowadays. Copy and paste functions are really simple once you know how – and it is a basic and necessary skill that everyone using any device should know.
I am also annoyed that people seem unable to use one of the most effective tools out there. The Internet! I use Google or in this case, Youtube – to discover “how do I copy and paste tutorial?” So I am going to show you… why? Well, because I am fed up seeing people unable to get into a website due to the fact they are typing in wrong codes, trying to copy them incorrectly or ignoring emails or sign up pages that clearly shows the codes they are given but instead they want to input their own codes… a lot of sites will randomize codes nowadays. “Why is that?” you ask…
Having a known username like luca200 or steve365uk is easier to get shared rather than ng8eTY3fw – obviously! (by the way, if you do use these, whoever you are, please don’t – these are known to password traders 1000 times over!)
That’s because most people just can not be trusted to set up usercodes that are hard enough (see above). This also means that in some cases, they get shared as they are already known on various password sites, or they get shared illegally by the owner. Having difficult random codes means this does not happen. If I see randomized codes like this being shared with multiple IP addresses then I know the customer is probably sharing them or using a VPN which we currently do NOT support, it’s obvious. There is no other excuse, it is nothing to do with your laptop or device being hacked, that is preposterous, you shared them. Without aiding those that do share, we just know… okay? In cases like that the codes are quickly stopped and CCBill is informed and instructed not to refund the transaction as you would be considered a password trader. It affects future sign ups for anyone doing this elsewhere, so please don’t do it. Getting caught this way is just foolish. The harm created and ill-feeling is immense giving these codes to the wrong people who just want to purely profit from private membership sites.
Anyway, I am digressing… so you see a code like ng8eTY3fw and are wondering if that last letter is w or 2 letter v’s, your eyesight might not be as good, is that 4th letter e or c? Is it a Y or y? Copy and pasting codes eliminates this problem. I also recommend that you open a text file, say, on your desktop screen, and save the codes there. (You can Google this, it’s so simple) – or at least save the email from CCBill (very important) as a reference. Imagine if the browser you are using removes the saved cache at any time… (that would be annoying, right?)
Okay, so my Youtube search found these! & in case you are Windows or Mac I just scrolled through and found the one I wanted, I have embedded them both here for you as an example. there are many more but these seemed simple enough.
Mac Users – Copy and paste
Windows – Copy & paste using the mouse (simple)
Anyway, next thing is when you do write to our support:
Remember, in Sarah & my case, we are just two people running the sites… and quite often Sarah will forward any mails she gets and so will CCBill. So in effect it’s me you will be dealing with! Usually if you use the CCBill support I will need to run it through them and replies can be longer (we had one recently which went on and on… ) I won’t say what it was as the guy wouldn’t confirm something simple against his multiple IP addresses unfortunately (we could see them so all I wanted was a confirmation to cross reference). Anyway… next example!
This was earlier today – which prompted me to write about it all as this isn’t the first time people seem to have issues with typing in codes etc…
So I had one individual today who cancelled his membership after 30 minutes, writing into Sarah saying that he couldn’t get in with his codes. Not only had he cancelled the membership, but all he wrote was “can’t login” – on a DIFFERENT email address to the one he signed up with. We use Strongbox so once we establish the username, then we can see what is going on with the site logins (I checked his codes and he didn’t get in and repeated so many wrong logins his IP address got locked out). Strongbox will tell us everything we need to know to assist you all. Whether you are typing in a wrong password or username, tried too many times and now locked out, lots of IP addresses on it etc etc… we can see it all and advise accordingly… In many cases CCBill can not help as they don’t have access to our Strongbox Security (meaning if your Ip is locked out they can not reset it by re adding your codes). Therefore, I strongly suggest on all sites that Sarah & I operate, please use OUR SUPPORT. These are listed on the pages of the websites alongside CCBill (as this is a legal requirement). CCBill support is really useful for cancelling rebills etc. but if you have access issues then always contact us directly as we can assist you far quicker and easier. Also please do have PATIENCE! We will get back to you, often within a few hours, maybe much quicker if we are online, I usually respond to issues as early as I can but to help me help YOU… please do try to give me as much information as possible – I know I ranted about this before – “can’t login” and nothing else is a pain in the ass (grrr!). Sarah and I have at least 4 site membership options, when you don’t write in with even the same email address you used signing up, then that is annoying and means it takes longer to locate you. Simple things, people. Help us to help you.
Provide the following: The website – your usercodes and email address used for sign up.
Okay, I have waffled on long enough… if you want more info on what to do regarding membership sites here is the previous post I made about site sign ups (nearly 5 years ago!)
Oh and here’s another about the use of emails to Customer Support HERE (2 years ago)
When I say that this year’s party is filling up fast, this isn’t a lame marketing ploy, it is FACT – and I don’t want to hear anyone bleating that they couldn’t get the room they wanted at the hotel etc. due to any long lasting procrastination! After all, I am the Master of Procrastination and am well aware of how annoying this awful habit is!
This year’s SCHEDULE is also up!
See you all there on May 18th in Houston!
This year’s Party Theme is “Spanking in the 1920’s”
Until I find out more, it would appear that Mac OS users surfing the AAA Spanking site with Safari (I really hate that browser) have been unable, it seems (on at least the newer versions of Mac Book pros etc.) to download the MP4 files unless they play them directly by just clicking play. Obviously this is not ideal.
I always ask for feedback or expect issues to come through Customer Support but not one person has mentioned this problem – EVER! It really worried me to know that there could have been a problem for some members. At AAA, we strive to make the browsing experience as easy and effortlessly as possible for all users/browser preferences and have tested the site in the past. Without feedback then how can we know if there is anything wrong? I’m not sure if it is a Server setting but through extensive Googling I have found a very easy solution if you want to view the site still with Safari that bypasses any issues for downloading and saving to your device.
I would like to thank, of all people, Sarah’s daddy (Tubaman), who wrote to me to point out this issue. I must stress this affects only surfing via Safari browsers… all other browsers, as far as I am aware, do not and never have had the “Right Click” issue to save files to whatever device/folder you are choosing to do so.
Now I try to make sure the site is working on all systems and browsers and can not easy replicate any errors on Macs as I use Windows but have normally asked Sarah to check on her Apple Mac and such in the past.
Anyway, it would seem that the “Right Click as…” function on Safari or Apple devices is a pain as not all people know how this works. Now this function is not even working as it once did, apparently (on newer Apple devices such as a Mac Book Pro). In the past, to get the right click function like you do on Windows devices, hold the <CONTROL> and mouse click at the same time (there are even mouse controllers now with a RIGHT CLICK function). So this right click function leads to a menu and you choose the option to “Save file as” and you save the file to the download folder (blah blah blah). Well, it appears this is now not working as it save a file but the MP4 file is saved as a .html file which is useless. WMV files don’t have these issues it is just MP4 files, so if anyone who is a technie out there knows my problem, please write to me.
However, from my Googling here is a fix which isn’t too difficult and I will be placing this on the site for those insisting on using Safari browsers.
Safari Browsers only:
You can make Safari on the Mac download ANY files, not just MP4 (mp3, jpg, pdf and more) by doing the following.
Open the file (movie, music, etc) in Safari as you would. That normally comprises of just clicking the link to play directly like you might do which is just playing a file.
Then Click on the URL in the browser at the top. IMPORTANTyou MUST highlight the URL … there will be a light blue background on the browser… if you fail to highlight just click twice with the mouse and it will choose the URL in full. The file name should end in something like”…/moviefilename.mp4″.
Hold option down – this is <CONTROL> button and press Return (or Enter).
The file you are viewing downloads to the Downloads folder on the Mac you are using, or wherever you have chosen your files to download. Hopefully you are aware of this and that is not my issue then you can move it where you want on your device, right? I’ve tested this on Sarah’s Macbook Pro and it’s a very useful little feature that unfortunately too few people know about!
Anyone who does not understand this do please let me know via customer support (with your username you are using) as I am trying to make this as clear as possible for Mac users out there!
I should be getting the first things to vote on before the end of this week. Please be patient, I have Sarah Gregory with me here in the UK and we have been travelling, vacationing and working together – so in one word. Busy! I’ll let you know more when the time is ready, thanks.
Just a brief announcement to say after the fucker who hacked the blog has now showed up a few security issues, it’s all tightened up. The upshot is I have lost all data since August (when I changed hosting company) thanks to this absolute c*nt who used a Brazilian IP address. Piracy I can put up with, it’s what we deal with daily and so be it… and unless there’s a site rip (which really does harm any website – don’t let them say otherwise) then.. meh! Let them jerk off their tiny appendages with their small victories… But those individuals, those vandals that just go round and kill people’s work, their livelihoods… fuck them! I’d like to think that this was probably some obese teenage kid from Ohio, in his basement who got bored of jerking off to some gimp porn or Star Wars forum and decided to pick on some random sites instead to feel good about the fact he can’t get out of that comfy armchair! This blog and another I run from the same server were targeted. We are still checking stuff in case he has hidden something else which will kill the sites again.
Well, this has only made me look at things differently. I had a shit Xmas and New Year thanks to this c*nt… thinking 10 years had been wiped just like that. This was a nasty hack and a nasty shock and wake up call, anyway, all is sorted, it took a while and I thank you for your patience.
Oh, and to the British authorities who think keeping data on some third party company’s server to verify that you are over 18 with all your details, ID and browsing habits… that is going to go so well, isn’t it? Wake the fuck up… I hear of people getting server hacks all the time and had only ever experienced it once before (about 10 years ago whilst working for someone else at the time). Nothing is ever truly secure but for your information, companies that use credit card billing like CCBill for our sites, they have multiple layer security and it’s pretty well darned good… something I am sure some depeatment/Quango in the UK have not even dreamed exists yet! (sighs)
OK, soapbox rant over. I will get back to you and somehow try to get these awards going as well at some point though it may take me a week, please bear (bare?) with me, okay?
PS. It’s great to be back! Go check out the archives of the blog and give it some love… there’s been some great content and updates I’ve covered over the many years. Use that search box in the right column and have some fun!