Forum posts made by gav

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 10 Jul 2014 07:18



I suggested this 4 days ago .. no response as yet.

Would it be possible to introduce two controls relating to the private chat request? .. one to block them completely and the other to non-friends.

Yes one can decline to open the request but I know from the chat rooms that some members just get bombarded with them which is most irritating (I do get complaints) and they need action to close the boxes down .. no boxes would be a better solution.

After 5 days your feature is baked and ready for production.


Many thanks Gav .. certainly lots of the chat room members will be very pleased about this as I am sure you can imagine. I however will not be using it since I never get any!!

crybaby crybaby crybaby crybaby


So for anyone interested in these two new options .. go to 'Settings/Privacy' on your profile and under 'Interactions With You' you will see:

Private Chat's

Block all private chat requests
Allow only my friends to send private chat requests

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 09 Jul 2014 14:05



*sighing* now *I* have to do an audio story...I like shiny things...

If your feeling keen, there's a famous vocalist badge up for grabs, only 50k views, bargain!

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 09 Jul 2014 13:40



Hey gav,

This was getting buried in the assorted stuff that's been posted here, so I was hoping I could direct this your way, by repeating it.

I noticed yesterday that the audio section doesn't have the tabs at the top like the others do. No popular, viewed, or suggested little tabs nor a trending authors list. would it be possible to add these? As a reader I use them to find things to read/listen to and as an author it is incentive to try harder.


You know how men work, more specifically my attention span past the last page of this thread Embarassed

I have added those tabs for the audio stories now, any good?

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 09 Jul 2014 13:39

Oooh, a shiny new badge for audio stories!!!

http://upload.lushstories.com/1164916435-image.jpg

Thank you Gav!!

xxxxx



The badge suggestion cam from Liz, I did the easy bit, mashed the keyboard to produce some code to determine the winners :)

I need to work out why you're not a famous vocalist Embarassed

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 09 Jul 2014 13:36

Is their a way with these new likes on stories to have the system remember which ones you have liked.

I'm noticing I get so many of the same ones. I also forget the ones that I have liked.

This would be great if it could be done.



Have you taken a look at your activity before?

Topic Question about the submission window.
Posted 04 Jul 2014 12:48

I can't seem to find an answer in the existing guides. Forgive me if I've just missed it.

When I copy text into the window on the submission page, it takes my double-spaced paragraph breaks and triple-spaces them. I end up going through paragraph by paragraph deleting lines. Is it something I'm doing? Is there a button I can press in that top line to make it leave the spacing alone?

I'm sure there's an easy answer and I've just spent half an hour needlessly backspacing, but I can't figger it out. Can somebody with a few more functioning brain cells than me help?

Are you copying your story from MS Word? If so, I would copy into a plain text editor such as Notepad to lose the formatting that comes with a copy from Word. Then copy the text from Notepad into the submission box.

Hope this helps.

Topic Uploading a video from an iphone to my gallery???
Posted 04 Jul 2014 00:14

Bump again!

Can anyone help me and John?

I uploaded a patch to fix the issue with the empty file error. This was an error with iOS7 which Apple doesnt seem that keen to fix.

I did try this from my iPad, it now gives me a conversion error. Want to try from your side?

Topic Bug?
Posted 30 Jun 2014 03:15



Ditto.

Am I the only one who can read Base64 encoded strings? All right you, I'll convert back UTF-8.

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 27 Jun 2014 14:56

http://upload.lushstories.com/714210080-image.jpg

Ugh, as much as I love the new feature, it's rendered my newsfeed useless :(

Please can we hide liked comments on it?

(Possibly, it was just yours that were showing this time, no offense intended) :)

Big Hugs

I've added a new section to your activity settings page that should help you filter out these events from your profile.

Let me know if you see any problems with it.

btw this will only stop new ones, not ones that have been posted already.

Topic Bug?
Posted 26 Jun 2014 13:52



I LOVE the "LIKE" option on comments, and THIS may be totally unrelated BUT...

I find I can't PARA my comments on stories, that is, if I go to 'ENTER' to PARA, my unfinished comment goes to post... (Which isn't what I need...)

Everyone here KNOWS I love Gavin like a brother... I love him so dearly...

(But it's obvious he fucked this up and so I think we should fire him and get someone good...)

xx Steph


For us grammatically challenged people, we do not require paragraphs and formatting. However, I do see a need to satisfy those such as yourself. Therefore holding down the shift key and enter shall give you a new line.

Keep it real brother Steph.

Topic Bug?
Posted 26 Jun 2014 13:49

You could try doing a SHIFT+return

Let me try and see if it works...

EDIT: no, it does not...

For shits'n'giggles, can you try that again for me :)

Topic Lush V2 Bug List
Posted 26 Jun 2014 04:10



Clever you! It now says '0'.

Pint Drunk

Close your eyes, tap your heels together.....poof.....you have your badge.

Topic Lush V2 Bug List
Posted 26 Jun 2014 04:04

Ive just noticed a '-5' entry in the stories field within the new Statistics information and the member is not an author. I dont think I should post the members account name but can email that if someone wants to look into this.

Gimme gimme the buggy badge lol!

Can you check this mystery profile page again pls. If you report back with good news, you shall have yoiur badge :)

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 19 Jun 2014 00:08

Could there be a way to turn off the music that some people have on their profiles? It is sometimes inconvenient or inappropriate for that to be heard when on the site.

In Chrome when audio is playing, you will see a speaker icon appear on the tab. Clicking this will mute all sound on that tab.

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 19 Jun 2014 00:07

¿Es esto Gav lo mismo que está en la historiaslush.com?

No hay más espacio para la otra gav. jaja

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 17 Jun 2014 13:54

After the stats section was made hideable so quickly, I thought of one more silly little thing I'd like to see. I'm not sure how easy it would be to do from a programming standpoint, but I would love to be able to exclude certain members from a blanket message. This would be useful in a number of scenarios, I think, and I've heard the same from others. Thanks for looking into it!

So you want to send a PM to all friends, excluding a few (annoying ones) ?

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 14 Jun 2014 14:09



Well stated. I'm not trying to be "Sad Sally the Stat Police" either, but I must agree. I now feel like a piece of meat, numbers, statistics...



This was really a rushed feature added just so that a member could see the number of consecutive days they had been in the chat rooms. Should have thought it through a bit more.

I've added a setting to hide (from all except the owner) these new statistics from your profile page now.

dog

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 30 May 2014 14:32



I so agree with this!

I've increased this to 100. No one should ever need more than that, right dog

Topic Weird Login problem
Posted 29 May 2014 13:03

This should be fixed now. If there are any more issues please continue to post in this thread, I will monitor.

Topic How to get out of invisible or "ghost" mode
Posted 29 May 2014 12:46

I think I solved the issue of the reluctant ghosts. Any better now when you login?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/ee/Ghostbusters_logo.svg/300px-Ghostbusters_logo.svg.png

Topic Story not showing up when logged off
Posted 12 May 2014 14:13

It sounds like a cache invalidation issue to me. When you were logged on, you have set yourself category restrictions. With these enabled you see the raw view direct from the database (as we cant cache different permutations for each user). However when you’re not logged on there are no restrictions so you get served up a cached result. This cached view is invalidated under certain conditions, such as a story being verified.

The site could not survive on a single web server servicing thousands of requests per second without some form of cache.
I’ll investigate further later on.

The two hardest things in computer programming, cache invalidation and naming things dog

Topic Popular stories
Posted 09 May 2014 14:55

It has been deemed fairer if the top authors, stories and poems were taken over a rolling 31 days rather than a calendar month. It is quite easy to gain these lists during the first few days of the month.

Hope this helps


Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 08 May 2014 18:32

The ability to mute individuals on Friends Activity - those addicted to posting on every word game forum mainly

This is one of the side effects of a soft block of a friend. I had someone else ask me something similar, I think they were scared off the block as it sounded a little harsh. Maybe it needs a new name and better implementation?

Mute
Hide
Ghost

Essentially, they cannot see you online and their activity is blocked from your feed. I'm thinking to these muted friends would also lose their poking powers.

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 08 May 2014 18:25

Can we change the order of the listing that pops up when you click on a tag go from newest to oldest instead of the way it is now. I was looking for a recent story that had a certain tag and something from 2009 popped first. Please?

Totally agree, I'll change it.

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 08 May 2014 17:08



I can edit Mignonette now which was the one that wasn't quite at 12 months after posting but Kingdom Come and Let Her Eat Cake still go straight to the page with the red box telling me I have to wait 12 months to edit them. The latter two are the ones older than 12 months if that info helps.



What about now dog

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 07 May 2014 19:15



No I haven't edited them. I figure Gav will see this eventually and look into it.

Any better?

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 07 May 2014 02:31

I like that you can add a picture or a "cover" image to stories now and I usually throw together something with the title on it for my gallery but I have refrained from loading them into the stories because there is that semi-transparent black box with the white text that states the title and author of the story over your image. I have always thought that that transparent box is redundant (and ugly) because You can already see the title and author you don't need another box saying so over your image. A cover image should look like an actual cover and the ones I put together for my stories do actually look like a book cover so the transparent box over them would make it look stupid so I just don't add images. What I am proposing is that there be an option to display that black box or not. I understand it's good for people that don't know how to add their own type to a picture but to the other people that can, that box is just annoying.


MF, this should be in now. Let me know if you have issues wit it.

Topic Site maintenance
Posted 16 Apr 2014 00:21

The site will be going down at 1:00am PST (about 45 mins time) for maintenance. It shouldn’t be down for more than 30-60 mins.

dog

Topic Permanent-links for co-written stories
Posted 04 Apr 2014 14:44

This feature is now up.

Let me know if you have any feedback or want anything changed (especially if you spot any of my spooling mistakes).

Topic Permanent-links for co-written stories
Posted 24 Mar 2014 12:26

Let's keep it simple. The submitter of the story gets credits for views, comments any derived badges and competition prizes. The submitter can add one or more contributors to their story, these are simply links to their respective profile pages. They are free to add or remove contributing authors at anytime without moderation. The co-writer will receive an automatic PM when they are added to a story.

Later on we can add a section to profiles showing which other stories they have co-written.

I dont see any value for the reader to have a separate category for co-written stories, sorry MR!