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sprite
Posted: Monday, September 19, 2011 5:35:16 PM

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nicola wrote:
We can give them a trial! Send me over the creatives icon_smile


Got the art department working on it now! Just waiting for Alan to send me a better picture and we'll be good to go. drunken
LadyX
Posted: Monday, September 19, 2011 5:35:39 PM

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I'll take a double. I think it's called the "Pink-and-Stink Special" on the menu. No Santorum, please. I'll bring my strap-on.
sprite
Posted: Monday, September 19, 2011 5:37:26 PM

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btw, we're having a special on the Blood & Mud this week. Popping two cherries for the price of one.
Guest
Posted: Monday, September 19, 2011 6:39:26 PM

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nicola wrote:
bigguns wrote:
i would also like to see more relevant ads. this may not be possible but personaly i come here to avoid the disgusting world of free and even paid online porn i know google has a lot of relevancy ad programs they may work very well on this site and even get some more cash for the team !


More relevant? It's an adult sex story site, what could be more relevant than adult ads?

Google do not allow adult sites to show their ads. Nor do the likes of Amazon.

Text ads from the adult equivalent of google ads, did not even cover our operating costs. Our hosting costs are 4 figures per month, it has to be paid for somehow. Unless of course you'd like us to turn into a pay site where you have to pay a monthly fee? dontknow


i didn;t realize that was the case with google although it does make sense. i was just thinking many people on here get so pissy when someone calls the stories on here porn instead of erotica that it seems weird there would be such vulgar ads for porn when it also seems many people on here can't stand pornography i was again just airing my opinion.

honestly a premium version of lush could be really awesome. no ads, unlimited picture storage exclusive chat rooms and riff raff free forums, access to an ad free mobile site/ app, if it takes off LushStudios (R) could be cool where you make tasteful videos of some of the most popular stories in each section. i would definitly pay $8-9.99 a month for that and again even more if their LushStudios (R) came around

just a thought
Dudealicious
Posted: Monday, September 19, 2011 6:46:40 PM

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I can't speak for the rest here, but I don't even see the ads anymore. They have become like the white noise in the background you just tune out. I personally would rather have this site free and allow the ad revenue to support it for me.

The night that changed my life, a four part series of a married man lusting after his co-worker

Dudealicious
Posted: Monday, September 19, 2011 6:48:52 PM

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sprite wrote:
btw, we're having a special on the Blood & Mud this week. Popping two cherries for the price of one.


I didn't know it was possible to laugh and puke at the same time, thanks Rach!!


The night that changed my life, a four part series of a married man lusting after his co-worker

Guest
Posted: Monday, September 19, 2011 6:52:22 PM

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Oh let me clarify i did not mean to make it all pro just if you wanted to add those features to a pro account but let people like dude keep his white noise ads and free account

also becasue i feel i have been rather critical latley i would like to thank the team from the bottom of my heart for all they do and for not putting ads in the forums it is very hard to escape ads anywhere in life and i feel it is a nice benefit to be able to criticize, be criticized and have fun in a place like this without being overwhelmed by ads so for that thank you team!
Mistress_of_words
Posted: Monday, September 19, 2011 6:57:14 PM

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bigguns wrote:

honestly a premium version of lush could be really awesome. no ads, unlimited picture storage exclusive chat rooms and riff raff free forums, access to an ad free mobile site/ app, if it takes off LushStudios (R) could be cool where you make tasteful videos of some of the most popular stories in each section. i would definitly pay $8-9.99 a month for that and again even more if their LushStudios (R) came around

just a thought


While having a premium version of a site might sound good, it often leads to an us vs them split among users. You say you'd like exclusive chat rooms and forums but personally I think Lush has significantly less issues with chat and forum troll than many sites; it's a really friendly place here and troublemakers are usually swiftly dealt with.

It also becomes a lot more difficult to police a paid for site, as the users start to take the attitude that they have paid for the service therefore they should be allowed to do what they like. It is worth remembering that Lush is moderated by volunteers who are also part of the community.

As far as film making goes, it's a very expensive business, especially to pull off effectively. It would require a massive investment which could jeopardise the financial stability of the site as a whole. It's funny that you say you don't like porn and yet you seem to be suggesting that Lush get into the business of making it. Seems a bit of a contradiction to me.

Please don't consider me to be shooting you down here, in an ideal world your suggestions might work. I am merely pointing out that sometimes it is better to do one thing well than try to do too much and fail and any system which splits the community into two levels or classes inevitably leads to tension.

Regarding the adds, personally I think if you really don't like the ads then just install an ad blocker. No one is forcing you to look at them.


sprite
Posted: Monday, September 19, 2011 6:57:52 PM

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Dudealicious wrote:
Mmmmm spell check?

Read it


*gigglefit*
Guest
Posted: Monday, September 19, 2011 7:15:08 PM

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OMG .... busting out laughing here ....

good thing I had not yet sipped my scotch!!

buggers ..... lol
Mistress_of_words
Posted: Monday, September 19, 2011 7:25:06 PM

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Oh, and btw I'm mostly objecting because it was my idea first ;)
My story Unprofessional is based on my film making group and I have vague plans to take on something based on a Lush story at some point... maybe... If I can convince my group.

Guest
Posted: Monday, September 19, 2011 7:26:47 PM

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you really think of 100,000 members only 100 could spring the 10 bucks a month?

maybe your right but if you refer back to my previous post i did say if takes off if being key i wouldn't suggest as a thing to start doing right away if at all. but come on one LushStudios major production sold for 24.99 for non members on DVD at the LushStore and streaming for pro members for 4.99 per 10 day viewing period? no that would be awesome with spectacularly lengthy clips and extended trailers free for pro users.

what story would make the best feature length movie?




(PS) a lush store with smart ass t-shirts lush approved toys and lingerie could be awesome too right?
Mistress_of_words
Posted: Monday, September 19, 2011 7:33:17 PM

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bigguns wrote:
you really think of 100,000 members only 100 could spring the 10 bucks a month?

(PS) a lush store with smart ass t-shirts lush approved toys and lingerie could be awesome too right?


100,000 registered users, not all of those are actively visiting the site. Maybe you're right though and more would be interested.

Now the merch idea, that I could imagine taking off :P We have some very creative artists here.


bigguns wrote:
what story would make the best feature length movie?


That deserves a thread all of it's own. I'm gonna go start one :)

sprite
Posted: Monday, September 19, 2011 7:38:04 PM

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once upon a time, i made a comment about the ads too. I've been Nicola's bitch ever since. the things she makes me do... *shudders* i'd suggest letting it go, relaxing, having fun, not making waves, being cool, all of that. :) also, the thing is, you start making it a pay service? all those guys who don't want their wives to know about them being a member, don't want those questions... 'honey, why are we giving $5 a month to Lush?" say bye bye, you know? i mean, seriously, it's more than just the money.
Fugly
Posted: Monday, September 19, 2011 7:39:30 PM

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bigguns wrote:
exclusive chat rooms


You may be unaware, but we do offer private chat rooms now - for free. Anyone can open a private chat room, invite only who they want to invite and have minor moderator privileges i.e Kick out a disruptive member or gag.
Fugly
Posted: Monday, September 19, 2011 7:43:31 PM

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bigguns wrote:
you really think of 100,000 members only 100 could spring the 10 bucks a month?

maybe your right but if you refer back to my previous post i did say if takes off if being key i wouldn't suggest as a thing to start doing right away if at all. but come on one LushStudios major production sold for 24.99 for non members on DVD at the LushStore and streaming for pro members for 4.99 per 10 day viewing period? no that would be awesome with spectacularly lengthy clips and extended trailers free for pro users.

what story would make the best feature length movie?




(PS) a lush store with smart ass t-shirts lush approved toys and lingerie could be awesome too right?


I must say that some of your ideas are interesting. But, and it is a big BUT, would we still have the number of members or quality of members that we have now, if we go from an Erotic STORY site to a PORN site?
Guest
Posted: Monday, September 19, 2011 7:48:40 PM

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i was not aware of these private chats i do not chat very often. and you are right that going from "erotic" to porn may take a hit the integrity of the site i had not though of that before but you should at least entertain the idea of asking one author to sell the rights to their stories to a artsy director with a large budget to create a tasteful adult flick there is a whole forum about it see the lounge!
sprite
Posted: Monday, September 19, 2011 7:52:04 PM

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bigguns wrote:
i was not aware of these private chats i do not chat very often. and you are right that going from "erotic" to porn may take a hit the integrity of the site i had not though of that before but you should at least entertain the idea of asking one author to sell the rights to their stories to a artsy director with a large budget to create a tasteful adult flick there is a whole forum about it see the lounge!


does that mean someone's going to play us? ok, i want Zoe Saldana to play me! YES! :D
Mistress_of_words
Posted: Monday, September 19, 2011 7:55:27 PM

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Screw picking someone's story, how about we just make Lush: The Movie.

Anyone want to take a stab at writing the script? I'd try, but most of the major characters would be people I haven't talked to much. Someone with their finger on the pulse of the site should take it on :)

Guest
Posted: Monday, September 19, 2011 11:51:59 PM

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Mistress_of_words wrote:
bigguns wrote:

honestly a premium version of lush could be really awesome. no ads, unlimited picture storage exclusive chat rooms and riff raff free forums, access to an ad free mobile site/ app, if it takes off LushStudios (R) could be cool where you make tasteful videos of some of the most popular stories in each section. i would definitly pay $8-9.99 a month for that and again even more if their LushStudios (R) came around

just a thought


While having a premium version of a site might sound good, it often leads to an us vs them split among users. You say you'd like exclusive chat rooms and forums but personally I think Lush has significantly less issues with chat and forum troll than many sites; it's a really friendly place here and troublemakers are usually swiftly dealt with.

It also becomes a lot more difficult to police a paid for site, as the users start to take the attitude that they have paid for the service therefore they should be allowed to do what they like. It is worth remembering that Lush is moderated by volunteers who are also part of the community.

As far as film making goes, it's a very expensive business, especially to pull off effectively. It would require a massive investment which could jeopardise the financial stability of the site as a whole. It's funny that you say you don't like porn and yet you seem to be suggesting that Lush get into the business of making it. Seems a bit of a contradiction to me.

Please don't consider me to be shooting you down here, in an ideal world your suggestions might work. I am merely pointing out that sometimes it is better to do one thing well than try to do too much and fail and any system which splits the community into two levels or classes inevitably leads to tension.

Regarding the adds, personally I think if you really don't like the ads then just install an ad blocker. No one is forcing you to look at them.


Well said MoW. Couldn't agree with you more. Lush is the best site online, and the most fun too!Big Hugs If someone wants to post a video of a story, act it out yourself - put it on youtube and post it to your profile. That is what the added features are there for. Ans as for the chat rooms, the ones here at Lush are the best. You can have your own private room. Can't do that for free anywhere else I know of... I vote to keep the ads. They are a necessary evil and serve their purpose.
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 10:19:54 AM

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actually you can't post it to youtube they don;t allow adult content

just saying
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 10:24:31 AM

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Lushs studios presents: a preview: http://vimeo.com/29297847
sprite
Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 11:41:36 AM

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bigguns wrote:
Lushs studios presents: a preview: http://vimeo.com/29297847


oh! that was kind of fun! how do you do it, i want to make one too! :D
Dudealicious
Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 11:54:43 AM

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bigguns wrote:
Lushs studios presents: a preview: http://vimeo.com/29297847


clapping That was the best movie preview I have ever seen!!! I want more more more!

The night that changed my life, a four part series of a married man lusting after his co-worker

Guest
Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 12:10:18 PM

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i did it in iMovie 11 cam with my computer i don't know about your's

real easy all you have to do is provide the text it does the rest :)

i'm glad it was well received i will plan on making more

http://vimeo.com/29297847
magnificent1rascal
Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 12:14:03 PM

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OK, BigG, that made me smile. Well done. icon_smile

Maggie Rascal
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 1:01:22 PM

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Glad it made you smile i really wanted you to see it as kind of an apology for criticizing you for doing your job and blowing the edits in the forum thread up i will make more soon :)
sprite
Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 4:08:08 PM

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umm... my name should be bigger than everyone elses... *giggles and moves to a place far far away where no one can find me and kill me*
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Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 5:19:19 PM

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come here miss Batgirl hehe good thing you are tied up you already got a special title :p
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mkae it so that u can comment on people updates. like on facebook
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