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Topic: Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted: 25 Jul 2016 04:06


I've corresponded with Gav about this, so am testing this in several places.

The following filename (image) doesn't upload to a forum, or to a member's page, but does to an email (quotes not part of the name, of course):
"Screenshot from 2016-07-25 04:51:14.png"

Here is such an attempt:

https://upload.lushstories.com/415638363-Screenshot from 2016-07-25 04:51:14.png

As you can see, the result it the 'broken image' icon. My initial thought was that the spaces were causing it, but it may be colons or dashes instead.

Just providing information - Thanks, Lynn

A potentially dangerous Request.Path value was detected from the client (:).

I guess our overly protective web server was causing the issue. I've relaxed the rules slightly, you can colon like crazy now ;)

Topic: Not recieving online messages (black boxes) or notifications of any type
Posted: 14 Jul 2016 15:59

ok this issue was effecting Chrome on Android. i've just uploaded a patch, let me know how it goes.

2 > 1 > 0 right Buz?

Topic: Not recieving online messages (black boxes) or notifications of any type
Posted: 14 Jul 2016 13:29

I have talked to a couple people this is happening to and none of my black boxes are showing or email notifications. I must have two Windows open in order to talk to anyone to see the online history and then their page to respond. This is happening on both my phone and kindle which is what I access the site with the most.

i haven't heard of any other people not receiving online messages. what phone are you using?

Topic: List of names in chat rooms on the chat front page
Posted: 14 Jul 2016 13:28

This feature has been rolled back. We will now show all names for members of a room regardless if they are invisible or not.

Topic: Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted: 14 Jul 2016 13:27

I see from several posts and a new thread that a lot of people would prefer the old system of everyone being visible in chat rooms return. I have no idea if this would be an option, but if you return to the old system could there be an option to remain invisible in the chat rooms. The default would be you are visible in the rooms but could choose not to be seen at times. I just prefer the ability not to be seen. I understand many people like to be able to see who is in the rooms to find their friends and chat with them. I don't mind that, it is just when stalkers or people I have no desire to interact with enter when they see my name. I hate to keep having to block people. I would completely understand if the old system is returned. I just would like the option of being invisible if I so choose. When I choose to be invisible I'd like it to be for everywhere. Thanks ahead of time for trying to address my and everyone elses concerns. I know not everyone will be happy with every decision that is made. I will make whatever is done work for me. Thanks again.

I have reverted this back to how this was originally, listing the names of people on the room even if they are set to invisible.

Topic: Experimenting with the Notifications API
Posted: 14 Jul 2016 13:26

Good to see some of you find this a useful feature. I understand concerns over unwanted notifications appearing on your desktop.

I was toying with the idea of showing the persons avatar that is associated with the message. But then the thought of a masturbating daffy duck being presented to the other patrons of my local coffee shop has me doubting this feature.


Topic: Experimenting with the Notifications API
Posted: 13 Jul 2016 04:02

I’ve been playing with the Notifcation API available with most modern web browsers. It enables us to publish a notification to your browser that appears as a native notification (like you might see with other applications on your device).

When you see a prompt to accept notifications from Lush Stories, if you choose Yes then you should see an echo of the black box message you receive from the Lush website.

Let me know what you think.

Topic: scoring curiosity
Posted: 12 Jul 2016 05:45


I can answer your questions.

1. We use a Truncated Mean to calculate the story average score. This discards votes from the high and low ends aiming to reduce the impact a troll could have on your score.

2. In respect to your phantom 3, I'm not sure. Members are able to change their scores now at anytime. You should see the score and modifications appear in your timeline. If you were concerned there was something malicious going on, I'm happy to dig a bit deeper.

Cheers, gav

Topic: Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted: 12 Jul 2016 05:40

Chuckepoo has said it often, with me as an echo. I'm asking again.

It would be wonderful to delete things from one's timeline, because they are not of any interest, or even perhaps because they are offensive. Or simply just because I don't want to see them there.

Recently a friend posted a series of nice pictures on my profile. I really didn't like one of them for a fairly specific reason. There was nothing generally wrong with the picture, but I had a specific, personal reason for not liking it. So I deleted the post from my profile. However, the picture stayed on my timeline until it got bumped by other things, which took a while, since I didn't have a story out to be generating votes and comments.

Some timeline items are useful once, like when you're quoted in a forum. Once I'm aware of that, it would be nice to delete it, to declutter my timeline.

Or when someone accidentally quintuple comments on a story, each comment generating an entry on my timeline.

It seems to me that if I can delete things from my profile, which is the public face of my lush identity, I should be able to delete them from my timeline, which is the private, user-end side of my lush identity.

Thank you for considering it.

Considered and actioned. Let me know if you have any issues with it.

Topic: Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted: 12 Jul 2016 05:39

Thank you for responding and I have tried both. I don't spend much time anymore in chat rooms for various reasons. Although if I set myself as away and unavailable to chat it it seems to cancel out my invisibility or perhaps I am mistaken? I do appreciate your thoughts on the matter. I'll just keep using the tools that are available to me and stop complaining or worrying too much about things.

I'll stick to what I enjoy, trying to be witty in the forums. Not always successful at it but I try. Reading and finding new authors to enjoy will always be my favorite thing. Eventually I may even get back to being able to write a proper story, if I can cure my writer's block or get over my envy at the so many talented authors on here. Sorry, I digressed, but thank you again for listening and giving my problem some thought.

I think I understand the issue here. Even though you are invisible, you appear in the list of participants that's displayed on the chat home page. I've since fixed this. If you are invisible, then you wont be shown here either.

Hope this helps.

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