I’m excited to announce that the new website is FINALLY here! We’re still busy making some adjustments and adding a couple more features, and some of you might occasionally still see the old site and/or experience issues logging in (please contact me if you do), but most of you should at least now be able to check out the newly redesigned site.
I know you’ll probably have a lot of questions, so I wanted to take this opportunity to point out some of the website’s new features, explain the new and expanded membership options, and answer any questions or concerns you might have in the comments.
In addition to a more modern look and user-friendly design that I hope you will like, there are now updated model profiles for EVERY model, including a helpful list of every scene in which that model has appeared. You can now search the site based on your favorite models and categories, “like” your favorite models and scenes, leave comments on the individual scenes, and even create a personalized list of your favorite models and scenes for quick and convenient viewing.
You’ll also notice that there are some new options for enjoying BBA’s content:
A membership gives you UNLIMITED ACCESS to watch/stream our entire collection of over 250 original, high-quality scenes in multiple video speeds up to 720p HD quality – including all of our older, pre-HD scenes (well over 100)! It’s recommended for viewers who enjoy a variety of models and scenes and prefer to browse and consume liberally, any time and on any PC, MAC, or mobile device. Memberships also include access to exclusive new content added on a regular basis, as well as a 20% discount on downloads and cloud stash.
Buying credits is a new option that allows you to download your favorite BBA scenes or “stash” them to our cloud and come back to enjoy them any time you’d like. Credits are recommended for viewers interested in keeping scenes FOREVER, even when you don’t have a membership. They are also ideal for those who only want to see a specific model or scene. You can buy as many credits as you want and then spend them whenever you’d like. Your credits never expire and your credit card is never re-billed.
I realize that the biggest change for some of you will be this removal of the download option from the monthly membership. Please understand that times change, technology evolves, and like any other business, I have had to adapt. In this day and age of such rampant porn piracy, giving away an entire library of over 250 lengthy scenes for as little as $15 just wasn’t a very smart or sustainable business model!
I’m basically switching to a business model that more closely resembles mainstream entertainment websites like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, where consumers can enjoy unlimited, high-quality streaming for a modest monthly fee, and/or pay a little extra if they want to keep a TV show or movie forever.
Depending on your personal viewing preferences, you can choose between a membership only (unlimited streaming), credits only (download and/or stash), or a combination of both. For example, if you strongly prefer downloading the scenes, then you might want to consider buying credits in addition to or even in place of the traditional membership. Your credits will never expire, and you can spend them only on the models and scenes that really interest you.
I know this is a lot to absorb, and like any major change, it will take some time to get used to. The best way to do that will be to experience the new site for yourself, read through the updated site FAQ’s, watch some of your favorite scenes and maybe even discover new ones you haven’t been able to watch until now, and try to get a feel for the new look and design overall.
As you can imagine, this has been a MAJOR undertaking and it’s still underway. Some people are still seeing the old site and experiencing log-in issues while the domain switches over to the new server and syncs up with CCBill’s records (all a normal part of the process but still a huge pain in the ass). I’ve been working around the clock all week and weekend to get everything fully up and running, answer your many questions, assist with log-in issues, and make this transition as quick and painless as possible. Since I obviously want to make sure that EVERYONE is able to access the site and that everything is running smoothly before posting any new scenes, I won’t be officially “cutting the ribbon” on the new site and kicking off the Fall season until some time next weekend.
I apologize for the understandable disappointment that I know this will cause, and TRUST ME, nobody wants to get back to filming hot boys and a more normal schedule than me! For what it’s worth, I’ll be kicking off BBA’s Fall season with a shockingly hot scene that I promise most of you won’t want to miss (more previews coming soon)!
Like I suggested in a comment last week, think of this like your favorite restaurant shutting down to remodel and install new furniture, carpeting, equipment, decor, etc. Sometimes “business as usual” has to be put on hold for major changes like these that are obviously annoying and inconvenient in the short-term, but thankfully only happen every few years and have ALWAYS been worth it in the long run!
Your new display is boffo! Especially like the expanded directory of dudes, bio sketches and listing of their works. And it looks beautiful.
The redesign is so much more than a new look. It expands the whole experience. It will take time for people to get their arms around it. Meanwhile I have discovered way more dick than I was aware of. wink 😉
Most important it illuminates models and scenes we had forgotten. In my case I have discovered beauties like Noah.
I’m digging the new website design. It’s real CONTEMPORARY PORN… hahahaha
When is Apollo cumming back. I got off to his toes this morning with he and Saint.
Mike, just wanted to let you know that I’m pleased with the site overall. The update to BBA is awesome, very user friendly and easy to find what I need to get off to.
Looking forward to the updates, hopefully someone will finally fuck Staxx!!
Keep up the good work!
The new website design is great. I can view every scenes in any gadgets.
I hope the rest of your faithfuls have patience for the coming “hot scenes!”
Is there any “trailer” on a scene featuring STAXX?
My favorite model is the most likeable among the BBA models. What more can I say.
More power and keep it up!
Murda getting fucked was the highlight of my day. Where have you been hiding that! How this scene just appeared it’s a mystery. Watched some DL Chill Spot vids, some seriously freaky shit there! No need to update Michael. This site is awesome.
LOL…That scene with Murda getting fucked was available on the old site for over two years! But I’m thrilled to hear that you just now discovered it because one of my goals with the new site redesign was to make it easier for members to revisit and in some cases even discover for the very first time some of those BBA classics that many haven’t been able to enjoy until now.
I’ve even been appreciating some of these changes myself – just last night before bed I “enjoyed” an older BBA scene on my phone that I hadn’t watched in years 😉 !
I noticed some DL Chill SPOT videos are missing, Mike can you put it back?
I only wanted to include the best DL Chill Spot scenes on the new site. A couple others didn’t really fit with the overall DL Chill Spot brand so I decided not to include them as well. Let me know which ones you’re missing the most and I’ll consider re-adding them.
I am new member after website update, i never seen them before, so i don’t know are them good or not, i will really appreciate if you give me(or us) the last chance to reach the last DL Chill Spot scenes.
Nice update. I only view the site from mobile devices for multiple security reasons. So, as you are aware, some of your older footage wouldn’t stream. I didn’t care that I missed a weekly update this week, because I had new content by accessing your old content. ?
I’ll tell you… You MUST keep working on Trae! He’s flawless. It’d be more than interesting to watch him ‘develop’ and progress. You know he will.
Anyway… Are you going to add back the scene descriptions? When you look at ‘The Boys’, you describe them, but then their videos are just links to videos. No preview? I like you can see all the scenes they were in, but there’s no scene descriptions from this page. Just wondering.
Brian, the mobile version of the site is specifically designed for quick and easy viewing of your favorite scenes. If you would like to read the scene summaries, scroll down to the bottom of the home page and choose the desktop version and then back to mobile when you’re ready to watch. Hope that helps.
I’m glad you’re liking the new site and discovering a treasure trove of past scenes that you haven’t been able to enjoy before now!
Montez is right, the Mobile version is a more simplified version with a focus on making it quick and easy to watch the videos on your phone. It doesn’t have all of the features that you’ll find on the Desktop and Tablet versions, such as the ability to search the site by model and category, leave comments, read the scene summaries, etc. Although you’ll be happy to know that we’re currently working on adding scene summaries to the mobile version soon. Thanks for the feedback!
first off mike updated model profiles!!! ive so been looking forward to that!!!!!!! couple things love the redesign its like you took a basic tv and made it a smart HD tv!!! i had to ask felt weird lookin at models i know isnt coming back but seeing them on a quality video i now see i cant download anymore so it will be an adjustment on the credit and membership option but i do like the size option i can go from small to 720 anytime I like — true true upgraded site and congrats to all the hard work put in by you Mike and anyone u had helping u in the background that we wouldn’t know or think was a big help assisting u with the upgrade!!!!!!
Thanks for the enthusiastic feedback! I’m happy to hear that you’re loving the new website so far and I hope it will make your experience as a long-time BBA member even more convenient and enjoyable for many more years to come.
I’ve been a loyal member for awhile and like the new site but I am disappointed that my membership will not allow me to download the scenes. I now have to buy credits to download comes as a big surprize and seems a bit unfair 🙁
I’m a bit disappointed that you have to buy credits just to download a scene versus being a member to download without having to buy credits and I see where you’re coming from but I’m a bit disappointed…I guess I have to be a credits member versus being a member just to get the scenes to watch all I want on my computer, should I have no access to internet in the future or whatever.
I am not a fan of the new “pay per download” model however given that the way the site operates in the past you either give us FIRE HOT sexy scenes or luke warm filler content. It seems like I can save money by just buying credits and downloading the fire hot scene as opposed to paying for the monthly membership for two-three months.
Exactly. There are now more membership options to choose from and it’s all a matter of figuring out the one best suited for you. The recurring monthly membership has never been a good fit for viewers like you who only seem to like every few models and scenes, and feel frustrated and cheated when I post models or scenes they don’t like. The new credits option will allow you to consume BBA’s content more selectively, smartly, and in the long-run end up saving you money.
I bought my first-ever subscription to the site and was up for renewal this week. Your new site format makes the decision to cancel an easy one since I don’t like/use streaming videos… I get that you’re probably tired of (or trying to prevent) people from buying a membership, downloading all the videos and then walking away, but I don’t think you’re going about this in the right direction.
Rather than a (minor) 20% discount on credit use, I think it would be a lot smarter to throw in 25-30 credits with a monthly membership, thus encouraging members to renew, by giving them the option to choose between streaming, OR downloading a limited number of scenes without incurring additional expense. As it stands now, sure I may buy a few credits now and then to get specific scenes, but you’re losing out on the customer loyalty maintaining a monthly membership can have…
I hear what you’re saying, but customer loyalty can take many different shapes and forms, and my hope is that the new membership options will cater to that.
For example, many viewers routinely purchased the $15 trial membership every two or three weeks, ultimately spending MORE than they would have as a recurring subscriber. I consider those members to be just as “loyal” as the monthly subscribers, they simply chose to show that loyalty in a different way.
I trust the same thing will remain true for these changes. Some will stay on as monthly subscribers, others will switch to a credits system (there is a credits package for only $14.95), and some might try a combination of both. I’m offering the same hot models and exclusive content that I’m assuming you and most of this blog’s readers love, just more and different options for how to enjoy it.
I checked it out and it’s actually an outstanding improvement to the old site. Clean, simple, and still sexually appealing. I noticed that the embedding is adaptive to any device which is a feature most sites fail to consider. The mobile version nails it. Links are direct and navigation couldn’t get any better. And I’m glad you kept the options for low and hi res viewing. Low resolution videos play a lot smoother on the older mobile devices. And utilizing cloud space is an innovative addition as well. Great job Mike!!!!
Mike, after being a paying member for the last 3 or 4 months the new site with impovements is awsome. Not sure I’m going to like buying credits to download my favorite scenes though.
Your new site is GREAT. Respect!
The 10 day membership has gone so that’s it for me. I joined every few months to catch up on the good new scenes. It was already expensive but none of the new options make it economically worthwhile for me so I’m out. The design is good but like all pay porn sites it’s simply not worth the price.
I would just like to point out that your post describes exactly why Michael had to change the payment options. If a majority of BBA’s subscribers did just that, how is that at all fruitful?
I am surprised it took as long as it did for Michael to eliminate that option. It was not smart in the long run. Especially when you consider that the major conquests like Isaiah and Knockout that most BBA members enjoy so much are NOT cheap to accomplish. And with popular porn piracy sites allowing these videos to be uploaded for everyone to view for free, giving those scenes away along with an entire library of scenes for as low as he was to non-consistent subscribers was just not good business.
If you are someone, as you just said you were, who comes back every few months to download the scenes you find appealing, the pay per download option is designed for subscribers exactly like you.
I don’t download/save anything. I only stream videos.
I too am very concerned with the new pricing format. Is it an updated and more modern site….absolutely. But the question to ask is, does it provide more content than it did before. And the answer to that question is absolutely not. The fact of the matter is your loyal members are losing a great deal with the new download policy. I suggest you rethink this option before you lose a substantial piece of your base……including me.
I can definitely understand the concerns expressed by you and several others on this thread, and I fully expected this to be a difficult adjustment for some.
In reply to your concern that members are “losing a great deal,” I just want to point out that the site is now optimized for use on any computer or mobile device. The rapidly growing majority of BBA’s members who frequently access the site on their tablets and phones now have INSTANT streaming access to OVER 100 additional scenes they couldn’t enjoy before, including the early, pre-HD scenes frequently ranging from 90 to 120 minutes long! The speed, quality, and reliability of the streaming is vastly improved, and even the longest scenes are no longer divided into those annoying multiple files. The new site design now makes it MUCH easier to find models and scenes tailored to your specific tastes. Plus other great features that hopefully make a membership more interactive and fun such as the ability to leave comments on the scenes, “like” your favorite models and scenes, and save your “favorites” for quick, easy access when you just want that quick “nutt” on the run or before bed 😉 .
All of the above is actually an ADDED value, and WITHOUT increasing the price! Now of course if being able to download the videos was hugely important to you, then I can see how these improvements might not mean much to you. And that’s exactly why UNLIKE just about every other major black gay site that stopped letting members download their scenes a long time ago, I am STILL offering consumers an option to download. If downloading is your top priority as a member, then the credits option allows you to do that in a way that in many cases will end up costing LESS when you take into account that credits never expire and you can save them to download and/or stash only the scenes that truly interest you.
Ultimately, I think the value of a BBA membership has CHANGED but certainly not lessened. Those who enjoy BBA’s content now have a greater variety of choices for how they wish to consume it, and I’d encourage you and other skeptics to give it some time and I’m confident that you will eventually find a membership option that suits your personal preferences as well as your budget.
I’m onboard with everything except the fact that your monthly subscribers will also be required to spend additional $$ to download content. Sites like Netflix and Hulu actually keep their prices to the low price point because they realize viewers are not paying to keep movies forever. You got it backwards. I think in the end, you’ll end up making some adjustments. There’s no way I’d go for that. Buy hey, it’s supply and demand…if the demand is high at your current price model, then don’t change a thing. Anyway, nice site.
Lost a fan, and a subscriber with your new membership and credits change.
I’m sorry to hear that you’ve decided to leave before even giving the new membership options a chance. Thank you for being a long-time member and fan, and I hope you will change your mind and return in the future.
Okay Okay, I was waiting to see how this new site went over! Now I got to dive in, Michael you did a far better job than I expected and I absolutely have enjoyed every aspect especially how awesome the credits/stash feature is for a member like me. I have a one year subscription, but I already purchased 400 credits and plan on 400 more. I think that feature is my favorite about the site because of the cloud option rather than download. I also don’t like seeing what I pay for on a free site that has stolen the scenes and appreciate the fact that would be a hard thing to do now. Makes my purchase seem like a better deal knowing everybody else won’t be seeing the scenes for free. Plus, I get it that this type of porn isn’t cheap to produce and needs to be protected and I look at it like this, developing the new site was difficult but well worth it and if I am driving a Bentley, I don’t mind paying for a Bentley. If you want the best in life, plan on paying a little more but in this case I actually don’t think it is any more expensive, just better all around! If you want to leave then leave, but I will be watching the BEST GAY PORN in the world! THANK YOU MICHAEL!
Just ran some numbers. Ha! What I used to do for $15 would now cost me at least $50. I’m certain that’s great for you; but no bueno for me. The day I EVER drop down 50 on some porn is the day I take my ass straight to therapy or some exorcist to rid me of my sinful ways!!! LMAO!!! Nah dude, unless I figure something else out, you’ve FINALLY seen the last of me. Of course I have a feeling you’d welcome that.
I hear people talk about your shit being on free sites…I hardly EVER see your material out there. I always thought it was because it was easy to come by the legit way. But now??? Hmmmm, I’m afraid you given a HUGE reason for people to pirate your videos. Not saying you should feel threatened by that…just saying.
The content is still at C grade to me, and that still does not merit my monthly commitment. I rethought my original assessment of monthly subscribers having to buy credits. The more I thought about it the less negative the concept became. If I valued the content enough to subscribe monthly, then I would never need to download.
You’ve done much better with the update schedule and I’d put that at B grade. But for me, the consistency of what I consider hott content is just not at a level for a monthly subscription. So without the option to wait around for enough hott content to post, there’s no need for me to be here. I’ll make a final call when you upload the Staxx video soon.
Your comment only confirms why it was smart and necessary for me to change the membership options. Under the old options, customers could purchase a $15 trial membership every December and download EVERY SINGLE SCENE from the past year. Then in some cases, turn right around and share those same scenes on piracy sites the very next day. To continue offering that option just made no business sense whatsoever.
Viewers like you and “Meh” who still don’t think the content is consistently hot enough to earn your monthly support and prefer to “wait around for enough hot content to post,” or even those who genuinely and understandably can’t afford a monthly subscription, can STILL enjoy BBA’s content in much the same way by purchasing the monthly membership every few months, catching up on the scenes that interest you, and then canceling before your membership renews.
These new membership options don’t really change much for you except that you won’t be able to keep the scenes forever unless you buy credits. And if downloading the scenes is a top priority, you can always choose to purchase credits INSTEAD of a membership (there’s a credits package starting at only $14.95) and then download and/or stash only the scenes you most want to see.
It doesn’t matter whether I’m selling BBA memberships at $1 or $100, people who steal the hard work of others and share it for free will always find a way to rationalize it in their minds. Stealing is stealing regardless of the cost of the product, and I honestly don’t give a fuck about the thieves who pirate my content other than to make it harder for them to do it, easier for me to track and take legal action against it, and not stupidly hand over my entire library of over 250 scenes on a silver platter.
Just to keep things in perspective, most other black gay porn sites charge either the same and in most cases MORE for their monthly subscriptions, and they stopped allowing downloads a long time ago. In most cases, they also update less frequently and offer far less in terms of both quantity AND quality than I do.
I know these changes will take some getting used to for some, but at the end of the day I’m confident that MOST of BBA’s viewers will understand and respect my reasoning behind these changes, and realize that I’m still offering the same hot models and great content they love, with the ADDED value of a vastly improved website, at a very modest cost of admission compared to the alternatives.
All this talk of being worried about ppl joining for 10 days to download everything and share it is bull. It’s just an excuse to put up prices. Netflix is about the same price and that’s Hollywood big budget movies, not some guy in a hotel room and a video recorder. I’m out.
You obviously have a very low estimation of my movies and what goes into making them possible, so good luck finding another website better suited to your budget and tastes.
love murda.will you be adding any new scenes with him?any thing else in the archives,or is he still active.treat us.
Murda was locked up at the time of the DL Chill Spot CEO’s death and I have not heard anything about him since then. Sorry to disappoint you.
As usual I have to give Mike credit. He takes a lot of criticism head on with his blog. He post and accepts comments that are not favorable and he responds when appropriate. Love the new site or hate it, love the new pricing or hate it Mike gives the best customer service of ANY site like this HANDS DOWN. And this is coming from someone not happy with the change, lol.
Great job with the new site! I love the new payment plan, very smart. I saw another site with the same credits system, I think it’s smart and different.
I enjoyed a membership to your site , downloaded some content and was looking forward to signing up again ( all within a few months). However, the purchasing credits option just doesn’t add up for me. Yes, the content is awesome but for instance if I wanted the scene with Staxx and Knockout…thats 20 credits . The package that would cover it is $24.95 for 30 credits. So, if I understand that right ,it would be 25 bucks for 3 scenes ( 20 credits for one plus 10 left over for maybe an additional 2 scenes) ? …It’s either that or purchase a monthly membership ( which I admit, is pretty reasonably priced) but not be able to download anything. Hmm….I completely understand the cost of inflation ( for lack of better term), but that seems a bit skewed. I enjoy being able to have the scenes to watch even without a wifi connection. I agree with one of the posters above, a certain number of credits should come with a monthly membership. It would entice people like myself to continue a monthly membership while still being able to download something at least. As it is now, members are being charged twice. Once for a membership and again to download scenes. And even the few times I did see your scenes show up on other sites, I didn’t watch because the quality would suck. I would think, ” I’ll just wait until my next membership to watch it. “I was willing to wait because I knew I was always going to sign up again. It was worth the membership to watch and download scenes just for the quality alone, however under this new price plan….it just doesn’t work out for me. So, sadly …I have to chuck the deuces. But, continue the great work and the new look of the site is pretty dope.
For what it’s worth, the scenes starring Knockout and Staxx are considered “premium” scenes due to their unique content and above-average costs to produce, so their credits value is at least TWICE as much as everything else on the site. Please don’t judge the new membership options based on those two scenes, LOL. Very few scenes will ever cost that much to stash and download, and even the credits values for those two scenes will no doubt come down in the future when they’re no longer considered hot new releases.
With this in mind, I hope you’ll re-consider your membership options and decide to stick around. If you have any questions or need help figuring out the best membership option for you, please feel free to email me any time at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Thanks for the reply. Yep, I’m sure I will venture back at some point. I did browse thru and see most scenes are 7-10 credits so that makes it more reasonable. Why do you have to have such good content!!?? And, that “teaser” with Staxx and Knockout …Damn it man , lol .
I’ve been a fan for many years and have taken a break since you left Badpuppy. I’m happy for the new credit options and will be utilizing the ‘stash’ feature.