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AngelHeart01
Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 1:10:28 PM

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I haven't published anything (yet). I am however someone who reads/votes and comments (most of the time).
I am sooooo guilty of giving a "5", when I really wanted to give a 3 or 4.
I have never wanted to give a "story" a 3 ... but some poems yes. I have wanted to give a 2 before to a poem, but didn't. I just didn't score it. I would think that 2 would have better then 0 though, yeah?
I have noticed some writtings that get way higher scores due to someone like me. Friends vote hight regardless it seems. If you look at the comments left, it's usually a friend .. not necessary a follower. I'm not generalizing, I just saying on some. *I STAND GUILTY AS CHARGED.*
I will tell you this .. I will not leave a comment or score anymore unless I think it is of 5 quality.
The reason for this, is because of all I have read about "3" scores.
It is so out of my character *to not* give an honest vote.
I am known for being brutely honest, and giving constructive critisim, even when not asked.
Why wouldn't the authors of both poems and stories want an honest vote?
Oh .. and I think it's a good idea to separate the two. (see how I ramble on .. geeeezus)
Fugly
Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 1:10:40 PM

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Magical_felix wrote:
And if you're wondering I'm not fucking around. I really did write fugs some poetry...


and I went through a 10 pack of double a's batteries that day. Big Hugs
Buddybear
Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 1:11:05 PM

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Jillicious wrote:
Is there anyone who would like to go out to lunch? I'm hungry.

Me too. Is Chinese okay with you?

You've been a bad girl! Now take your pajamas off and go to my room!
nicola
Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 1:11:43 PM

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LadyX wrote:
I think a separate, equal list is better than doctoring the main list to automatically quota and limit a certain number of poems.


We are primarily an erotic story site. Love poems make up around 900 submissions, out of our total 11500 or so to date. That's less than 10%. Giving them their own Top 10 seems like overkill to me.
Jillicious
Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 1:11:53 PM

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Separate but equal, hello Jim Crowe.

Thousands of user submitted stories removed from the site. You are nothing without your users or their freely submitted stories.
LadyX
Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 1:13:52 PM

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nicola wrote:

We are primarily an erotic story site. Love poems make up around 900 submissions, out of our total 11500 or so to date. That's less than 10%. Giving them their own Top 10 seems like overkill to me.


As do the conditions now, which caused this whole conversation to happen.


and.....I'm done.

Fugly
Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 1:14:10 PM

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nicola wrote:
SweetPenny wrote:
A separate top 5 list for poems sounds fine. Alternatively, we can keep the current top 10 list, but program it so that poems only take up X amount of the slots.


I thought about that too, but if we limited it to say 2 poems, then what happens when 5 milf stories are in the top 10, will the poets start complaining it's unfair?


I'm putting my My 2 cents in here. I WANT 2 or 3 slots just for bag stories!!!! Whistle
Magical_felix
Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 1:15:43 PM

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Fugly wrote:
nicola wrote:
SweetPenny wrote:
A separate top 5 list for poems sounds fine. Alternatively, we can keep the current top 10 list, but program it so that poems only take up X amount of the slots.


I thought about that too, but if we limited it to say 2 poems, then what happens when 5 milf stories are in the top 10, will the poets start complaining it's unfair?


I'm putting my My 2 cents in here. I WANT 2 or 3 slots just for bag stories!!!! Whistle


Next time I make a pretty bag mask for you I'm going to make sure I don't cut a mouth hole...



Buddybear
Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 1:17:21 PM

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Wow. Never saw 13 people browsing a topic at the same time before. And yes, I counted. Twice. Got my facts straight. I probably said all I wanted to say.


You've been a bad girl! Now take your pajamas off and go to my room!
Fugly
Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 1:19:38 PM

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Magical_felix wrote:
Fugly wrote:
nicola wrote:
SweetPenny wrote:
A separate top 5 list for poems sounds fine. Alternatively, we can keep the current top 10 list, but program it so that poems only take up X amount of the slots.


I thought about that too, but if we limited it to say 2 poems, then what happens when 5 milf stories are in the top 10, will the poets start complaining it's unfair?


I'm putting my My 2 cents in here. I WANT 2 or 3 slots just for bag stories!!!! Whistle


Next time I make a pretty bag mask for you I'm going to make sure I don't cut a mouth hole...


Then where are you going to put your 16.5 incher??????? bootyshake
DirtyMartini
Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 1:21:52 PM

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Fugly wrote:


I don't know about anyone else, but me if a guy opened his heart and soul and wrote a romantic poem for me, I would be pinning him down and riding him high and dry.




Here Fugs...Accept my poetic offering...I tried to make it as romantic as possible...

To My Lovely Fugly

Oh Fugly my dear with your bag and gavel,
To meet with you I would gladly travel,
Awaiting the day when I get you in bed,
And finally remove the bag from your head.

Though I've been spying you in the Lush forum,
And been trying to exercise some decorum,
I can no longer keep my feelings discreet,
You are the Fugly I’ve been dying to meet.

Fugly my dear accept this little ditty,
And invite me over to meet your kitty,
And when you finally remove the bag,
I’ll do my best to try not to gag.




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Magical_felix
Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 1:21:56 PM

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Fugly wrote:
Magical_felix wrote:
Fugly wrote:
nicola wrote:
SweetPenny wrote:
A separate top 5 list for poems sounds fine. Alternatively, we can keep the current top 10 list, but program it so that poems only take up X amount of the slots.


I thought about that too, but if we limited it to say 2 poems, then what happens when 5 milf stories are in the top 10, will the poets start complaining it's unfair?


I'm putting my My 2 cents in here. I WANT 2 or 3 slots just for bag stories!!!! Whistle


Next time I make a pretty bag mask for you I'm going to make sure I don't cut a mouth hole...


Then where are you going to put your 16.5 incher??????? bootyshake


I'll leave that one up to everyone's imagination.

...but it's a very uncomfortable place.



Buddybear
Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 1:27:58 PM

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LadyX wrote:
nicola wrote:

We are primarily an erotic story site. Love poems make up around 900 submissions, out of our total 11500 or so to date. That's less than 10%. Giving them their own Top 10 seems like overkill to me.


As do the conditions now, which caused this whole conversation to happen.
Amen!

You've been a bad girl! Now take your pajamas off and go to my room!
Fugly
Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 1:29:38 PM

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DirtyMartini wrote:
Fugly wrote:


I don't know about anyone else, but me if a guy opened his heart and soul and wrote a romantic poem for me, I would be pinning him down and riding him high and dry.




Here Fugs...Accept my poetic offering...I tried to make it as romantic as possible...

To My Lovely Fugly

Oh Fugly my dear with your bag and gavel,
To meet with you I would gladly travel,
Awaiting the day when I get you in bed,
And finally remove the bag from your head.

Though I've been spying you in the Lush forum,
And been trying to exercise some decorum,
I can no longer keep my feelings discreet,
You are the Fugly I’ve been dying to meet.

Fugly my dear accept this little ditty,
And invite me over to meet your kitty,
And when you finally remove the bag,
I’ll do my best to try not to gag.




YEE HAW get ready for the ride of your life bates (oh that could be used for felix's uncomfortable place as well lol)

see, doesn't that deserve to be in the top list?

Actually I would like to know if there is a way we could see how often the top list gets used. Do readers use this or most popular etc or categories more?
Magical_felix
Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 1:34:03 PM

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Fugly wrote:
DirtyMartini wrote:
Fugly wrote:


I don't know about anyone else, but me if a guy opened his heart and soul and wrote a romantic poem for me, I would be pinning him down and riding him high and dry.




Here Fugs...Accept my poetic offering...I tried to make it as romantic as possible...

To My Lovely Fugly

Oh Fugly my dear with your bag and gavel,
To meet with you I would gladly travel,
Awaiting the day when I get you in bed,
And finally remove the bag from your head.

Though I've been spying you in the Lush forum,
And been trying to exercise some decorum,
I can no longer keep my feelings discreet,
You are the Fugly I’ve been dying to meet.

Fugly my dear accept this little ditty,
And invite me over to meet your kitty,
And when you finally remove the bag,
I’ll do my best to try not to gag.




YEE HAW get ready for the ride of your life bates (oh that could be used for felix's uncomfortable place as well lol)

see, doesn't that deserve to be in the top list?

Actually I would like to know if there is a way we could see how often the top list gets used. Do readers use this or most popular etc or categories more?


I'm so fucking jealous right now martini... That poem kicked my poem to fugs in the balls...

5!

And fugly I made the list once and it made the views to my story triple after it had slowed to a trickle. So yeah people do click on that list. In my experience anyway.



nicola
Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 1:35:43 PM

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LadyX wrote:
nicola wrote:

We are primarily an erotic story site. Love poems make up around 900 submissions, out of our total 11500 or so to date. That's less than 10%. Giving them their own Top 10 seems like overkill to me.


As do the conditions now, which caused this whole conversation to happen.


and.....I'm done.



I am trying to give more weighting to the stories, which having a Top 10 for stories only will achieve.

So our poets do not cry foul, they will have their own list too.

I can't see a fairer way to do it.

We are all working together to achieve the best solution, there's no need for anyone to get worked up and defensive about it, we're all on the same team, or at least I'd like to think so.
Guest
Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 4:58:12 PM

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nicola wrote:
LadyX wrote:
I think a separate, equal list is better than doctoring the main list to automatically quota and limit a certain number of poems.


We are primarily an erotic story site. Love poems make up around 900 submissions, out of our total 11500 or so to date. That's less than 10%. Giving them their own Top 10 seems like overkill to me.


I agree or you could just stop the voting altogether and then all the whining would cease. Just have a Most viewed as of today. Then most viewed as of the next date. I would assume that "authors" friends would find something more constructive to do with their time then to keep clicking on such and such's new story/poem all day everyday.
Guest
Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 6:51:26 PM

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Oh my goodness!
She
Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011 12:44:47 AM

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Magical_felix wrote:
She wrote:
All should be good old competition and it should bring best in writers. But some just cannot handle it?


I'm starting to think you are just not understanding she..

Poems=apples

Stories=oranges

Top ten oranges of the month list

Top ten apples of the month list

The story writers want this why don't the poetry writers want it? Why!?




hahahahah magical, so what you are saying is that when I or somebody else disagree with group of people, we are etiquetted as someone who is missunderstanding the point, not understanding or even worse as dumb? LOL seriouusly
sprite
Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011 12:53:56 AM

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ok, sorry about the drunk rant, but really, those opinions hold true even in a lucid state - i like the idea of having a top 5 for poems seprate from the story top 10 - and Fugly? yeah, bag-head stories deserve a list of their own! flower

http://www.lushstories.com/stories/hardcore/west-coast-games-part-one-the-beach.aspx
Magical_felix
Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011 7:25:07 AM

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She wrote:
Magical_felix wrote:
She wrote:
All should be good old competition and it should bring best in writers. But some just cannot handle it?


I'm starting to think you are just not understanding she..

Poems=apples

Stories=oranges

Top ten oranges of the month list

Top ten apples of the month list

The story writers want this why don't the poetry writers want it? Why!?




hahahahah magical, so what you are saying is that when I or somebody else disagree with group of people, we are etiquetted as someone who is missunderstanding the point, not understanding or even worse as dumb? LOL seriouusly


No, not in general.

It doesn't matter now anyway because you have your own list. Yay!



SweetPenny
Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011 8:36:04 AM

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chefkathleen wrote:

I agree or you could just stop the voting altogether and then all the whining would cease.


The whining will never cease. binky
She
Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011 8:54:04 AM

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SweetPenny wrote:
chefkathleen wrote:

I agree or you could just stop the voting altogether and then all the whining would cease.


The whining will never cease. binky


.........


* never mind, I take it back, it was not relevant
Buddybear
Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011 11:55:28 AM

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nicola wrote:
I am trying to give more weighting to the stories, which having a Top 10 for stories only will achieve.
So our poets do not cry foul, they will have their own list too.
I can't see a fairer way to do it....

Nicola,
thank you most sincerely.
And I thank all who contributed in any way.

Buddy

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nicola
Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011 12:59:53 PM

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My pleasure Buddy. I'm always open to ways in which the setup can be improved or made fairer.

Gav has put the poem list up already. I've asked him to trim it down to the Top 5 picks.
DirtyMartini
Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011 1:55:05 PM

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nicola wrote:


Gav has put the poem list up already. I've asked him to trim it down to the Top 5 picks.


Great addition...now we have two lists we can get knocked off of...icon_smile


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Buddybear
Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011 2:28:49 PM

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Yay, Martini! I should tell you that I am working on a poem. I expect to publish it in a few days. Prepare to be 3-bombed without mercy! (rofl)

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Fugly
Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011 3:14:46 PM

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Sorry to drag this up but I noticed that all the Top Authors are all stories. Are poets now excluded from that list?
nicola
Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011 3:18:48 PM

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Fugly wrote:
Sorry to drag this up but I noticed that all the Top Authors are all stories. Are poets now excluded from that list?


I don't know how Gav is going to fix that particular conundrum, or even concern himself with it.

We are primarily a story site. There are places for 5 poets on the front of site to be listed in the top lists already.

I really don't want to keep pestering Gav to make minor tweeks here there and everywhere, he's several months behind on the mobile version of lush as it is, and I gave him something else which needs dealing with urgently yesterday.
Fugly
Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011 4:24:37 PM

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nicola wrote:
Fugly wrote:
Sorry to drag this up but I noticed that all the Top Authors are all stories. Are poets now excluded from that list?


I don't know how Gav is going to fix that particular conundrum, or even concern himself with it.

We are primarily a story site. There are places for 5 poets on the front of site to be listed in the top lists already.

I really don't want to keep pestering Gav to make minor tweeks here there and everywhere, he's several months behind on the mobile version of lush as it is, and I gave him something else which needs dealing with urgently yesterday.


Completely understand. I just thought it would be good to ask just in case we get asked. icon_smile
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