Forum posts made by nicola

Topic The Incest Category is going to be removed
Posted 20 Apr 2014 01:35

I couldn't give a monkeys about the site traffic / revenue, if people saw the stats on the costs versus the revenues on a FREE site like this, they would quickly wonder why we keep it going at all.

This decision was based around what I am comfortable with publishing on the site, considering the (moral) cost / benefit analysis of said published content.

I am not discrediting authors of those stories, it is just my choice that I no longer wish to publish them.

It's nothing to do with censorship, it is MY choice.

If YOU choose to leave the site because of it, I wish you well.

Topic A Statement concerning Lushstories.com's Ownership
Posted 19 Apr 2014 22:25

Lush stories would like to make a clarification in regards to some recent posts on the site.

For the last two years, a previous member who breached our membership terms and conditions for being abusive, and harassing other members (all women), has repeatedly had his membership revoked.

From that time, the cyberstalking has got progressively worse. He has literally set up hundreds and hundreds of profiles over the years (all deleted). This ex-member has become increasingly noxious in his attempts to harass both our moderators, and other members (including death threats to myself and others), and has been continuously trying to gain access to this site. Despite putting in place software which blocks IP Proxies and VPN's, he is still managing to occasionally get in and create accounts.

This individual is now posting defamatory comments and posts about a non-related business and individual. Even after being advised that he is incorrect, he continues to maliciously and illegally defame.

This matter has now become a legal defamation, harassment and partly extortionate, criminal matter.

To clarify, Gavin is a part-time coder for this site, and the technical contact, listed with our hosting company. He manages all the software on the site, nothing more.

Neither he, nor his company, have anything else to do with the site.

I am the 100% owner of this website, and have no relation or link to the business or individual, currently being defamed by the previous member mentioned above. This can, and will be proven in court.

In addition, the figures this person is bandying about in private message and our forums, concerning what the website is worth, and the income garnered, are totally out of touch with reality. Those "website worth" sites base their numbers on traffic volume alone, and on being commercial sites. We are a free community, people do not visit expecting to get their credit card out.

If it weren't for the Premium Membership contributions, this site wouldn't even be in existence today.

This is now a very serious legal matter, and will be dealt with accordingly.

Thank you for your attention.

Topic The Incest Category is going to be removed
Posted 19 Apr 2014 17:23

I understand and appreciate the upset this has caused to some, particularly those who have published a number of incest stories here. I apologise to you, but can assure you, this decision was not taken lightly.

There are plenty of other sites you can publish those stories on. I choose not to publish them here anymore, and that's my right.

This was meant to be an announcement. The subject has been discussed to death both privately and publicly, and that was not the intention of the post.

There are 2 things which need to be clarified:

1) Should view counts, comments, votes, awards, be carried over, for those stories which have been rewritten and resubmitted?

I believe they shouldn't. The comments, votes etc, relate to the original piece. If it has been reworked, it is essentially a different story. The story should be submitted as new - or we will programmatically wipe all the existing data to make it easier for authors to simply switch categories. This is to be decided.

It would not be fair to authors who have published in other categories, if an adapted incest story, is given an artificial spike in all the top lists etc.

2) What do we consider an incestuous relationship? Where do we draw the line?

This is a difficult subject, and we are working on a definition.

I expect all the finer details to be ironed out over the next 24 hours.

Authors - please do not flood the story queue, with your revised entries. I've given instructions for all the amended stories, to be locked for now, until the final decisions have been made.

Topic The Incest Category is going to be removed
Posted 19 Apr 2014 00:35

We have toyed with the idea of removing the incest category for some time.

There has always been a discrepancy between allowing incest fantasies to be published within that story category, but there's to be no mention elsewhere on site (profiles, chatrooms and forums). We are quite frankly fed up with having to explain our stance on the matter.

It is also the category, which takes up more moderation time, than any other, due to the nature of the stories, and the typical standard of those submitted.

The time has come for us to make a site-wide ruling, that no reference to incest, will be allowed anywhere on site.

For those authors who have incest stories published with us, please note, they will all be removed in the next few days. However, we understand that some authors write their stories on-site, so you will be able to access your stories via your http://www.lushstories.com/membership/my-stories.aspx link. The stories however will remain hidden to the public. If you wish to re-write these stories with a different scenario, and resubmit them as new, under another category, we are fine with that, however all incestuous elements will need to have been removed first.

I trust our members will understand the reasons for this change, and move forward with us.

Thank you.

Topic Announcing our new "Oral Sex" story competition, $600 in prizes.
Posted 17 Apr 2014 00:02

Due to the overwhelming number of entries, and the appointment of a new Editor at LELO, they have requested a 1 week extension to the announcement date.

The winners will be announced on the 24th April.

Topic Announcing our new "Oral Sex" story competition, $600 in prizes.
Posted 16 Apr 2014 14:35

The 17th remains the announcement date, barring incident.

Topic Advice to Competition Entering Authors
Posted 11 Apr 2014 02:31

Bump.

Topic Announcing our new "Oral Sex" story competition, $600 in prizes.
Posted 11 Apr 2014 02:24



I think this may be due to a 2 day extension of the competition. As a rule, moderators do not apply any awards whilst a competition is active.

Bit of a timing balls up, me thinks :)

Liz x

Due to a timezone issue, one person who tried to submit their story at the 11th hour (literally), was unable to. The only way that person was able to submit it as a comp entry, was for us to temporarily change the deadline, so it could be uploaded. Then we closed the competition off.

The RR was given to a story, which at first, wasn't entered into the competition. The author changed their mind, and entered it. No competition stories can be given an RR, if they are initially entered as such. I have asked Gav to remove the RR as it's unfair on other authors.

Topic Sig Image Size
Posted 11 Apr 2014 02:19

Big sig images are returning - does this need to be bumped?

Ta!

Topic Permanent-links for co-written stories
Posted 08 Apr 2014 04:17

Thinking about this some more, the answer is simple.

This site is not set up for co-authored stories. I don't know any that are. Without a great deal of coding (unavailable), it will never be.

We set it up this way, as the vast majority of people, will write their own stories / poems. Writing is a personal thing, I'd not even envisaged people would wish to co-write short erotic stories when I started it (not that it's a bad thing).

Co-authored stories need to be allocated to one person's account here, that's the long and the short of it. Credit will be given to the "other" author (s) by way of a link (the current wording needs changing).

That's all we can do given the setup and resources available, and I think it's fair enough.

Topic Permanent-links for co-written stories
Posted 07 Apr 2014 19:16



I've always thought this is how it should be. Both Ava pics and a link from both writers profile pages. If it is genuinely a 2 person effort shouldn't both get equal recognition? I would draw the line at 2 writers though.


Same.

I agree with Magnificent1 too. They are 2 different things.

I don't think we need both a "Co-author" and "Contributor" link do we? The latter could be anything - proofing, editing etc.

The wording should be changed to "Co-author" and the co-author given more credit. They should get equal weighting ideally. Putting another avatar up there might be problematic from a formatting point of view.

Also, what happens when 3 or more co-authors are involved, it could get ludicrous with half a dozen avatars at the top of the stories! Maybe if it is written by 2 authors, both avatars appear at the top. Any more, they are given links as it stands currently?

Topic Announcing our new "Oral Sex" story competition, $600 in prizes.
Posted 07 Apr 2014 17:43

We're blown away by the number of entries, it seems more than a few people like these short story challenges, as well as LELO products icon_smile

3 more days until the deadline. If you want to make the min # scores requirement, you'd better get your entry in fast, if you haven't already.

Good luck everyone.

Topic Microsoft launches updated FREE version of Office online to take on Google Documents...
Posted 06 Apr 2014 01:38

I think they've managed to flog that dead horse, longer than any company I've ever seen flog anything beat_deadhorse

They milked that cash cow for longer than I've ever seen.... Ok, enough with the animal analogies! sheepholy

Topic Permanent-links for co-written stories
Posted 05 Apr 2014 22:05

Got it, link only to co-author.

If a story is written 50/50, it doesn't help all that much. If it is awarded an RR or EP for example, everything related to those, will only show up on the account of the person who wrote it.

I guess those things are shared if the authors write another story together, and the other writing partner submits it under their account instead?

Trying to figure out the easiest way to do this, with the least amount of coding time required.

Topic Permanent-links for co-written stories
Posted 05 Apr 2014 00:56

Can someone post a link to a co-written story please, I'd like to see how it all fits together.

Topic Book ideas based on popularity.
Posted 04 Apr 2014 17:47

An interesting mix!

http://upload.lushstories.com/1724177399-Top10.jpg

Topic Popular Dating Site OkCupid Takes a Stance Against Mozilla Firefox
Posted 01 Apr 2014 18:37

Good on them.

Topic Australia has bid $50bn to buy New Zealand
Posted 01 Apr 2014 11:01

Does that price include the snow?

laughing9

Topic Australia has bid $50bn to buy New Zealand
Posted 31 Mar 2014 22:35

It's a beautiful country, and the people are lovely, but are there lots of resources there or something?

Queenstown is amazing for skiing.

Do we have any Kiwis here who know more about this story?

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 30 Mar 2014 13:28

I like the idea of the versatile author badge.

Topic Is LUSH your secret or everyone knows about you being on lush?
Posted 28 Mar 2014 14:08

I think a lot of you might be surprised to learn that your secret life here isn't so secret. I found out tonight that someone is copying hundreds of Lush stories and posting them to their Twitter account, without the permission of the authors and with the quiet assent of Lush administrators. I find this to be outrageous and, when I wrote the administrators, I was told that it is OK with them, that it is a way to "get the word out" about Lush and that it is a good thing.

Do you have no idea whatsoever about how Twitter works?

What does people posting links to stories on here (the whole point of Twitter), have to do with someone's privacy? I took a look at the twitter account mentioned, and it's a cam girl from the looks of things, linking to stories on here - maybe to give her account a little credibility.

So what? Anyone can tweet anything they like from ANY site they choose. The internet is primarily about information sharing.

It impossible to stop people posting links to stories here, and why would we want to? It's free promotion.

If you don't like someone posting 100 odd characters of your stories on twitter, and linking to them, then ask the owner of the account to take the posts down.

Topic Kim and Kanye on the cover of Vogue
Posted 28 Mar 2014 02:01

I did laugh...Embarassed

http://upload.lushstories.com/528696381-vogue.jpg


http://upload.lushstories.com/1187618624-vogue2.jpg

Topic what are you drinking?
Posted 27 Mar 2014 01:08

2011 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon.

I love wines from that region.

Topic Time on Scoring & Flash Erotica Category
Posted 25 Mar 2014 20:41

No, sorry.

Open 2 tabs in your browser and read another icon_smile

Topic Timeline Information. Is it too much information?
Posted 25 Mar 2014 01:45

I had a 2 voted the other day on a story that just received an EP and had otherwise had 45 4 & 5's.

I wouldn't take it personally, someone in Salt Lake City didn't like your story.

Maybe too long for them, or too many words with more than 2 syllables?

There are many reasons I vote a story a 1 or 2, sometimes it's because of the letter their name starts with.

Topic Permanent-links for co-written stories
Posted 24 Mar 2014 17:06

for a small fee, anyone who PMs me in the next 24 hours can be the co-author of a story i've written of their choice. drunken (yes, i really AM trying to get fired. this is a crap job, anyways. my boss is mean, my co-workers call me 'fairy bitch' behind my back, and the pay SUCKS. plus, people are mean to me! now, where the hell did that case of tequila go...?).

A man wanted to become a monk so he went to the monastery and talked to the head monk.

The head monk said, "You must take a vow of silence and can only say two words every three years."

The man agreed and after the first 3 years, the head monk came to him and said, "What are your two words?"

"Food cold!" the man replied.

Three more years went by and the head monk came to him and said "What are your two words?"

"Robe dirty!" the man exclaimed.

Three more years went by and the head monk came to him and said, "What are your two words?"

"I quit!" said the man.

"Well," the head monk replied, "I am not surprised. You have done nothing but complain ever since you got here!"

Topic Permanent-links for co-written stories
Posted 24 Mar 2014 12:47



At present, co-authored stories are not eligible for competitions.

That will remain the case, it could give someone an unfair advantage.

Topic Permanent-links for co-written stories
Posted 24 Mar 2014 03:17

I would be very interested in this as well as I have co-written a few stories with other authors and always wanted to be able to put their name in the title along with Mine. If there is a way to do this so that both authors get named in the title that would be cool - as far as "credit" for the story (who gets the story count, votes, etc.) that is of little matter to Me. I just want it to say

Story Title
by
Master Jonathan and Other Author

That *should* be easy enough.

What's stopping someone from pretending they wrote a story with someone else though? I guess you'd need to have some kind of verification in place, whereby the linked to person, accepts their inclusion.

That also doesn't solve the issue of people receiving an RR or EP. Only one person would get the award.

Topic Permanent-links for co-written stories
Posted 23 Mar 2014 15:36

If someone can think of a way to do this, I'd be fine with it.

The trouble we have though, is that a story is allocated to one person's account. All the comments, votes, views and all the other data, are stored in that account.

The data needs to be stored somewhere.

I don't know what's possible, I guess something could be coded where co-written stories aren't allocated to one person's particular account, but a new "shared" account is created (on the back end, no profile created), and all the story data is stored in there.

Both authors would have the one shared story, the story snippet would go on both their profiles. Perhaps having their 2 avatars side by side at the top of the story page.

I fail to see the need to create a new category for them, there really aren't that many.

Someone should ask Gav nicely, to pop his head in here and tell us all the reasons it's not going to be possible! sign11

Topic Clock---GMT?????
Posted 21 Mar 2014 17:31

Every forum needs eye candy. Don't disrespect yourself!