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Topic: Want Lush To Keep Running? Wish Gav A Happy Birthday!
Posted: 14 Jun 2017 19:47

Thanks everyone for your birthday wishes.

Another year goes by, another notch on the belt. The white exterior maybe worn and fading, but the man inside is still a kid at heart.

Cheers <img src="/forum/images/emoticons/pintdrunk.gif" alt="Pint Drunk">

Topic: hiding stories
Posted: 26 May 2017 00:48

Does choosing the hide story option for one of your own stories only hide it from the list of your stories, or can it also disable the link?

I'd have assumed and expected the latter, but I was experimenting with hiding a few of mine that I'm not as happy with.

I hid them, logged off, cleared the cache, shut down my browser, and then went back to lush.

When I went to my profile (logged out, so not as "me"), the stories were not visible from my profile, as I'd expect them not to be. However, they were still accessible from pre-existing links / bookmarks.

Do I have to wait longer for them to be truly hidden? Or is there not a way of truly hiding them short of deleting them?



If you hide a story then its effectively removed from the site. All links to the story are gone and if you did bookmark it, this should still return a 404 page. However Story Mods will still get to view hidden stories.

Hope this helps.

Topic: Daily message limit
Posted: 25 May 2017 11:39

Is this a new thing for non paying Lushies? I just got stopped
From sending a DM as "reached my daily limit". Boo.

This is nothing new. We have imposed a daily limit of 10 messages a day for non paying members.
Hope this helps, gav

Topic: Not Getting Watched Topic Thread New Message Email Notifications Quickly Or Not At All
Posted: 07 Apr 2017 14:14

Just in the last month or so I've noticed that I'm either not getting email notifications at all or getting them very slowly for threads I've chosen to watch.

It seems to be getting worse too...

I love to participate in the Matching Photo and Hardcore Matching Photo threads and have now had to resign myself to checking manually because I am not getting timely emails or not getting them at all.

Any ideas? I haven't tried unwatching then watching them again because I still get sporadic notifications but can try that if needed.


Hi Patrick
Everything seem's normal from our end. The last email that was sent to you from this topic was 2017-04-07 12:17:13.620 (UTC). Are they appearing in your promotions tab (gmail)?

Topic: Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted: 27 Jan 2017 14:41

Wow thanks! It looks like my request has been implemented.

Does it take a while to compile? Right now my profile badges are showing the number 1 instead of the correct one. E.g. The author badge shows "1," but I've written more stories than that.

You are quite correct. These numbers are just placeholders until the badge process runs. This is normally around 4am UTC for the keen viewers at home.

Topic: Site down for maintenance - from 4pm PST Friday 13th
Posted: 12 Jan 2017 00:13

In light of today's outage, we need to install some new hard drives on our database server.

This maintenance will start around 4pm PST and could take upto 3 hours. It can take that long to clone 300gigs.

Maybe if Sprite deleted one of her photo albums we could halve that time 😁

Topic: just wondering
Posted: 11 Jan 2017 15:06

I know t hat now lush must charge to be member because you have so many members and although i uerstand the need to charge
why do you keep all those who haven't even posted here in years? i have seen people on friends lists that not seen here for years

We have to enforce paid membership on things that costs money. So think image uploads, PM's etc these all incur a cost be it storage or backup space.

In fact the server went down today for ~4 hours because we ran out of disk space on the database server. We are having to double our disk space on that server now to accommodate future growth.

Topic: Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted: 08 Jan 2017 12:21


Wow, I have never been so close to a Magical_felix outburst before. All of the positiveness of these posts have been brought down in one fell swoop by your petty grammatical pickup. This remark was uncalled for.

Might I suggest you reboot your 2017 and show us the new Magical_felix. Grow some empathy, love & feeling, ditch the hate and sarcasm.


Topic: Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted: 07 Jan 2017 15:43

Are both sides of the collaboration eligible for the badge, or only stories for which the collaborator is not the "author of record," so to speak?

The way is is today, a story has a single author but can have multiple co-authors. Its these co-authors who are credited with the Collaborator badge.

Does it make sense for the author to also receive this? I guess?

Topic: Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted: 07 Jan 2017 15:40

Is there a way that the blue site can have some of these new features too?


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