Forum posts made by overmykneenow

Topic Issue With Menu Bar
Posted 28 Jul 2014 12:32

Another problem is that when you're zoomed in the overflow (the cog, the magnifying glass and the stupid kennel) end up layered over the screen. Being white on white they're pretty much invisible but it means if you tap the screen while writing a forum post or message you might be taken to the home page.

UX isn't easy and the huge explosion in the use of various mobile devices presents more challenges. It would be great if Lush had an adaptive, fluid design that worked the same across all devices but I can imagine that could be a way off given the time involved.

I think for this time, just switch it back to how it was.

Topic Issue With Menu Bar
Posted 28 Jul 2014 09:38

It's doing the same on Chrome on the iPad.

Topic Why are civilians being killed in Gaza?
Posted 25 Jul 2014 09:04

If OverMyKneeNow is correct that:
The Israeli response has been ridiculously disproportionate and the "what else are we meant to do when they use human shields" argument is disingenuous at best

If that's so, then how has Hamas kept firing rockets into Israel? The bottom line is simple: Hamas started the fighting. Hamas can end the killing by halting its barrage of rockets on civilians in Israel. The real question is why does Hamas choose to continue the suffering of the people of Gaza?


Total number of Israeli deaths from rocket attacks: 3

Number of civilian casualties in Gaza: 746 (and counting) - that seems to cover the "ridiculously disproportionate" bit

As for the other part, well I think the Israeli's answered that just fine themselves when their tanks decided to blow up a UN safe school yesterday killing 15 - most of whom were children. But of course it seems that you would say that's all the fault of Hamas

Topic Why are civilians being killed in Gaza?
Posted 24 Jul 2014 04:25

I shudder to think what the US or a European nation or Russia would do if a country on their border was lobbing rockets into their capitol or sending suicide bombers into their populous.

Could you imagine what their response would be? Here, in the US, a president who didn't respond with deadly force would be heckled out of office. No doubt, the next election would bring a hard core hawk to power.

Israel is certainly not blameless here, but once the Rockets began raining down, a military response was inevitable.

During the 1970s and 80s the UK experienced numerous mainland terrorist attacks on civilian, military and political targets. Never in that time was it considered that air strikes on Dublin would be a good way to stop it.

The Israeli response has been ridiculously disproportionate and the "what else are we meant to do when they use human shields" argument is disingenuous at best. If Hamas were hiding in a school full of Israeli children they wouldn't just bomb the fuck out of it.

Topic When Lush friends just disappear.
Posted 22 Jul 2014 04:15

Is anyone else here enjoying the irony of the number of posts on this thread from "Guest"?

Topic Over 600 paedophiles have been arrested in the UK today.
Posted 21 Jul 2014 05:38

The National Crime Agency today arrested over 600 suspected paedophiles across the UK today. Only 39 were previously unknown to the police. It is thought that it this may just be the tip of the iceberg!
Over the last decade the number of indecent images of child abuse has multiplied at an alarming rate.
Now I will hold my hand up and say I'm not very wise or au fait with the intricasies of the internet, in fact a bit of a technophobe.
I thought that you need an ISP or Server in order to have a webpage. I also know that you use a Search Engine to look for things on the web.
My question is why aren't they responsible in any way. Why do they allow such filth with seeming impugnity? Surely a huge fine, millions if not billions, would eradicate the ease in which pictures are posted or swapped.

ISPs are the first point of contact but unfortunately the servers used for these things aren't always in an area of the globe where police forces have jurisdiction. Even when the offending files are stored somewhere accessible, given the amount of data these organisations store it's nigh on impossible to check where the files are. If a reputable ISP is made aware that files like these are on their servers they will remove them and the accounts. With P2P though going after ISPs has become even more pointless.

Fines as you've proposed are completely unworkable

The authorities have been far too focussed in trying to stop people being able to access this stuff with very little success and have now decided to go after the end user instead. The figures behind this operation are impressive: the NCA have removed 10,000 storage devices. The figure of 600 arrests in recent weeks is designed to shock and hopefully it's working to deter others from thinking they're safe to obtain and share these images.

Is the UK teeming with paedophiles? No, it's not. 600 arrests accounts for 1 in 100,000 of the population - hardly one on every street corner. Child Protection in the UK is taken very seriously as anyone who's obtained CRB approval will testify. The fear that paedophiles are everywhere sadly often goes beyond reasonable vigilance and into hysteria. This cloud of largely unfounded suspicion affects everyday life - one in four primary schools in the UK now have no male teachers at all.

Topic Google reverse image search... really effective?
Posted 18 Jul 2014 01:35

And please, refrain from accusing me of 'stating the obvious'. There are actually people here who care about interacting with genuine persons (myself included), even if that's on a purely friendly level. I'm also quite concerned about young girls who could potentially send compromising pictures of themselves to individuals pretending to be someone else.

I bet you also read all the stories here and think to yourself "Bollocks, that never happened, you're just making it all up"

In my experience, it's usually the ones who bang on about being 100% real and hating fakers that are the ones you should be most wary of. They tend to be paranoid ones.

The simple way to avoid being sent a "fake" image is to never ask for one.

Topic Brazil are going to win the World Cup!
Posted 09 Jul 2014 23:31

Well, I hate to say I told you so but this is what I said on 10th Juneā€¦

So yeah - likely semis are Brazil v Germany and Spain v Argentina - don't be surprised if that gives a Germany v Argentina final.

My head says Argentina.

Just ignore the rest of the rubbish I came out with.

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 09 Jul 2014 03:09

When searching for members a function that allows you to see who is online?

In addition to what clum said - there's actually a page to show who's online at any time

Of course, normal game rules apply, it only shows those who aren't set as invisible.

Invisibility is a wonderful thing but yes it can prove frustrating if your friends enjoy the benefits of invisibility too

Topic Brazil are going to win the World Cup!
Posted 10 Jun 2014 03:29

Brazil might find the weight of expectation too much for them. They should have the measure of all the teams in their group, Croatia and Mexico both required play-offs to qualify and Cameroon are still relying on Samuel Eto'o in his fourth world cup for their goals (would have been 5 but they missed out in 2006) though look out for German born Choupo-Moting.

Brazil's path through the knock-out phase could come a cropper depending on what happens in Spain's group: Chile are a strong South American side and could make things very tricky for Spain and the Netherlands (sorry Australia, can't see you doing much more than making up the numbers on this one). Whoever finishes second in this group will almost certainly face Brazil in the first knock out round - if Spain slip up against Chile then it could be them.

England's draw looks tough and it is - it has the highest average ranking of all the groups and a total of seven world cups between them. That said, Uruguay were disappointing in qualification and although they have true world class players up front, they're useless at the back. Italy are out of sorts and out of form but of course, they're Italy. Coming out of this group they will face the teams in Group C - none of whom should give too many nightmares. After that it's the quarter finals and we all know what happens there.

Argentina's draw has been very favourable and they should proceed comfortably to the quarter finals where they're likely to face Belgium. Yes, Belgium - believe it or not they're fifth favourites to win. They're meant to be the tournaments dark horses - this is mainly down to them having a hell of a lot of premier league players in. Realistically though, they have far too many Tottenham players to be taken seriously.

I personally think Belgium are going out in the 2nd round to the runners up from Group G - which after England's group is probably the most interesting - Germany, Portugal, Ghana and USA. This will probably be Ronaldo's last chance to make a real impact on the world cup and I reckon he's going to really turn it on for this one. Germany have a heap of talent but have a problem up front; with Reus missing they might have to fall back on the 2006 partnership of Klose and Podolski to get their goals. Ghana v USA on 16/6 will be well worth a watch - the winners could well sneak though out of this group, a draw suits neither.

So yeah - likely semis are Brazil v Germany and Spain v Argentina - don't be surprised if that gives a Germany v Argentina final.

My head says Argentina.


Topic Avator
Posted 10 Jun 2014 02:33

Do you mean this...? or this...

Topic Elliot Rodger kills 6, injures 13 others. Is it rape culture, guns or something else?
Posted 30 May 2014 07:02

You can't point to his powerpoint chart and say "look - those are facts - they are correct"... show me your sources, show me the studies that are backed up by real statistical significance.

Are you sure you can handle the truth?

Topic Elliot Rodger kills 6, injures 13 others. Is it rape culture, guns or something else?
Posted 30 May 2014 02:24

Reporting rape isn't like reporting a burglary. It's not part of any healing process - if anything it's a step backwards. The often life-long psychological damage of rape means that any form of full or partial recovery from it is a process like any other major traumatic event. Sadly, many victims will only report it when they get through the so-called Denial stage and into the Anger stage of recovery, which could be weeks after the event - something that makes a conviction very difficult to achieve with current processes.

All that said, men don't rape women (or men for that matter) because the stats say they'll get away with it - they do it because they want to rape someone. The question for me, is whether or not this desire to rape is nature or nurture. In most discussions regarding sexuality, nature is often the preferred answer: nurture being dismissed with its connotation that whatever your preference, it can be "cured".

Is it the lack of nurturing that leaves men willing to give in to their most base desires and blame culture and society? If the hideous truth is that the desire to rape is in some way natural, what hope is there?

Topic Elliot Rodger kills 6, injures 13 others. Is it rape culture, guns or something else?
Posted 29 May 2014 03:55

Topic Why are some men such fucking girls?
Posted 28 May 2014 14:13

They tend to have that effect on people.

And unfortunately, I am less than lacking in the graphic skills department. It's quite sad, really. With that being said, I can't take credit for the infamous flashy panties that have made me who I am today. That goes to someone on here that I don't even have the decency to remember. Embarassed

She may have deleted her account, now that I think about it.

Looks like crazydiamond's handiwork

Topic Why are some men such fucking girls?
Posted 28 May 2014 11:06

Show me your tits ;)

My moobs are on permanent display

Topic Why are some men such fucking girls?
Posted 28 May 2014 10:52

I couldn't possibly advocate violence!!

@Sara, in fairness, the OP didn't say "men on Lush", they just said "men"...

It is a very generalising statement but having only been here a few days she probably hasn't meet the other types of men here yet:

"I won't talk to you until you prove you're a woman on cam - then you can show me your tits"


"If I send you 10 pics of my cock will you show me your tits"


"I'm a writer too and I find your work has a refreshing edge to it. I've written you a poem - now show me your tits"


"I'm a 40-something married man, show me your tits."

Topic Jumping pages
Posted 14 May 2014 13:56

This has happened before on profiles - I think that time it was down to rogue hot linked gifs from some dodgy website.

Switch to chrome and see if that helps

Topic Meditation
Posted 13 May 2014 11:26

I don't know if Youtube's compression has messed with the sound but I find the music in those videos actually grates rather than relaxes. Though i'm not listening on headphones so that might have something to do with the overall effect

Not sure how you could meditate to it

Topic Level of Detail?
Posted 13 May 2014 04:34

Not describing the size of a girl's tits will not make your story more vague nor, for that matter, will describing them make your story any more real.

In my most recent story I spend two paragraphs describing the main character's tits - there's only about a dozen paragraphs in the whole story! I go into a lot of detail because that's what the story is about: the narrator fixates on the woman's tits - so we need a lot of detail. It needs to be that way so the reader is in no doubt that the narrator knows more about her tits than anything else about her.

Put detail where you need it but don't rely on your reader's imagination to do your story-telling for you.

Topic wat do u think ladies
Posted 12 May 2014 00:05

My guess: 5'8" 155lbs

Topic Have you fallen for a Geordie Lad?
Posted 09 May 2014 03:35

And some look like this.

While it's true that he played for Newcastle, Yohan Cabaye is very much French

Topic Have you fallen for a Geordie Lad?
Posted 09 May 2014 03:10

Very stereotypical.


Topic Have you fallen for a Geordie Lad?
Posted 09 May 2014 02:59

What is a Geordie lad?

A guy from Newcastle - here's a typical example...

Topic Frustrated over Editors.
Posted 09 May 2014 02:32

I really don't mind punctuation being corrected as well as typos etc, but I had a Moderator change "take away" to "take out". It must have been an American Moderator who changed it. I was really annoyed. They both mean the same thing, so I thought it was a pretty petty change. I have nothing against the American usage of English and the terms that are common there, but I'm British and that's how we say it. I felt that one change, in a way, spoilt the whole story.

A mod changed "travelling" to "traveling" in one of my stories. It bugs me still.

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 09 May 2014 00:12

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?


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.

Soft blocks are notoriously tricky to implement without the blockee being able to work out they're being individually shut out... the Follow List drop on block bug/feature is a good example.

I wonder if a more contextualised timeline might be more helpful. Instead of being a strict timeline it could be a more joined up view of the activity of your friends. eg "User1, User2 and User3 have commented on StoryX", "User4 and User5 contributed to ForumY", "User6 and User7 have published new stories in the last week". Not a simple implementation by any means but maybe something to work towards.

Topic What's the first thing that comes into your mind when you see my tits
Posted 08 May 2014 02:28

First thing to enter my head?

Bizarrely, it was the George Orwell quote "At 50, everyone has the face he deserves" and I wondered if the same would be true for women's tits.

Topic why send a friend request if you don't know me
Posted 06 May 2014 06:04

Try 9 Days!!Maybe it just seems longer!

9 days is an age on lush. I think it's the average lifespan of the "married to..." option on a user's relationship status

Topic "Recommended Read" Requirements
Posted 06 May 2014 05:52

The only problem with RRs is that while the decision to award one is from an individual mod, the accountability is brought on to the mods as a collective. Any criticism for the actions of individuals just gets pointed at the system as a whole.

When the system was introduced I suggested that the RR should publicly show who it was recommended by. I know this would never be acceptable because it would cause even more problems and accusations than the present system, but any reward system that is, on the outside at least, opaque and unaccountable will tend towards creating accusations (rightly or wrongly) of favouritism and corruption.

I can fully understand how the admins and verifiers here find the "system's bent" narrative tiresome, insulting and just downright ungrateful but that doesn't mean that those on the outside of the system should take their eyes off the ball at any time or stop questioning why things happen in a certain way.

What's seen as "subjective" to one person can be "arbitrary" to another. Basing the award of an RR by the number of straight 5s it get is just daft, especially for poems. A lot of them are just sob stories about being jilted by some internet lover. Of course they attract 5s, what else are they going to get? "Hmmm, I think I'll give you 3/5 - could grieve harder"

I know many of the mods will disagree but it is my opinion that "putting yourself out there" will attract more awards. For the majority of writers the only mod who will ever see their story will be the verifier - if they don't wow her it's unlikely anyone else will read it and give the award. The more aware mods are aware of your work - be it through being on your friends list or by your presence on the site in general - the more of them are likely to read it. Each time one reads it you get another chance that someone will like it enough to click the button.

Topic Are there any American actors who can do a convincing English accent?
Posted 06 May 2014 02:07

My mom is British and she says that Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow and Claire Danes have the best English accents

Paltrow's accent in Sliding Doors grates. Not because it's awful, it's not, it's just she must have chosen some awful sloaney girl to mimic for it.

Here's a good list of examples of where it goes horribly wrong...

... though I'm sure there's a similar list of Brits doing appalling American accents