WHY ISN'T IT/DOESN'T IT...
We work hard to make the site as easy to use, complete and accurate as possible but it's never going to be 100% perfect. If you see something wrong - typos, inaccuracies, missing images/links - let us know and we'll do our best to put it right. (:R
HOW DO THE MODEL RATINGS WORK?
First of all keep in mind that rankings are just a fun element of the site. You really shouldn't treat them too seriously - we certainly don't! While we do ban spammers, bots and we try to prevent other abuses we simply can't spend that much time on making sure that the rankings are absolutely fair.
We won't get into too much detail because it will inevitably lead to abuse of the system. We take several factors into consideration: number of votes model receives, number of visits to model profile, the average rating of sets the model is in, number of members that have the model in favourites and more.
HOW DO THE COVER RATINGS WORK?
expresstour-tlt.ru is at it's core a cover collection. What makes a good cover is the topic of endless debate - the model, the photographer, the location, the lighting, the mood, the composition - we can probably all agree that it's a combination of many different elements combined to create the perfect cover shot.
We introduced the ability for members to rate all covers on the site, on a 10-star system - 1 being the lowest rating, 10 the highest. You can change your rating as often as you'd like, but are limited to one vote per cover, per month. The top ten rated covers on a monthly basis are displayed in the right hand column.
There are two ways to define the top ten covers - either by the total ratings received, or by the average rating received. Both have their drawbacks - the total ratings received method might seem fairer initially, but the problem is that even if a cover gets a lot of low votes (meaning people don't like it) its score still increases, meaning it tends to stay in the top ten when it perhaps doesn't deserve to, whereas lower rated covers outside the top ten don't even get seen and never get a chance to gain additional votes. The average rating solves this problem, as when a high-rated cover gets a lot of lower votes, it falls out of the top ten, allowing space for new more highly rated covers. The drawback here of course is that a single 10-star rated cover will be ranked higher than a cover with multiple 10-star votes and a single 9-star vote.
We thought long and hard about how best to rank the covers, and have decided that the fairest system long term is without a doubt the average rating system. This is balanced with a "minimum number of ratings required" variable, which prevents a cover with just a couple of high votes from out-ranking a highly rated cover with a lot of votes but a slightly lower average.
We welcome feedback on the system, and are open to all suggestions and ideas on how to improve it - ultimately all we want to do is best reflect what YOU think!
THE VOTES ARE FAKE
One of the most contentious issue of the site!
We now have members only voting. 1 day, 1 vote, 1 IP. Cheaters, manipulators, spammers and trolls get deleted.
Bottom line? It's just a bit of fun, a way for you to say "thanks" to the model and promote the model to others.
HOW DO I POST A THIRD PARTY GALLERY?
I welcome gallery postings from webmasters or fans but reserve the right to delete/remove them. No copyrighted content, etc, etc - it will be checked.
Go to the "galleries" tab scroll down to find the "ADD WEB LINK" Button and follow the directions.
Webmasters - mention expresstour-tlt.ru for preferential treatment! :) (:R
WHY DOESN'T MY SEARCH FIND
The search box - top left - returns results for the name inserted.
If the results aren't showing the model you want click the "include AKA's" box and try again. (:R
WHY DON'T MY COMMENTS GET PUBLISHED
All comments get read before acceptance - I'm a bit picky!
What is ICGID?
ICGID = Internet Cover Girl ID
It's a quick reference to the model pages.
Put "IB-868L" in the search...
WHY DON'T YOU START A FORUM
Tried that - bloody nightmare! Trolls, spam, crashes and copyright!! (:R
HOW DO I CONTACT YOU
eMail me? - address bottom left column
eMail me? - address bottom left column
I HAVE AN IDEA TO IMPROVE THE SITE
Great! eMail me - address bottom left column
How do you name the models?
By the first cover. If a cover model cannot be identified, she's entered into the index by whatever name she's called on the cover.
We've learnt the hard way that we must worry about names. If we create a google hit on somebody's real name, chances are we'll get a complaint, often resulting in the loss of the model page.
Some models' real names are so widely known that there's no point in hiding them, but at the other end of the scale, if a model has a reasonable expectation not be associated with nude/erotic modeling, then we don't want to be the first site that makes such an association.