Forum posts made by gav

Topic Easier way of purging dead profiles off friend's list?
Posted 09 Apr 2018 12:39



Awesome! I know he's bored and twiddling his thumbs like the Maytag guy. :D



Your ghostly friend challenge made me not sleep.

So I'm keen to understand what you are seeing. Your friends list in your settings page will not show a user who no longer has a profile on here (been deleted). So perhaps you are seeing friends who have deactivated their accounts? Are these what you classify as dormant?

Topic Forum / Chat / IM Down for an hour
Posted 31 Mar 2018 15:19

I need to migrate databases and IP's onto a new server so these services will be down for an hour.

The rest of the site should operate normally.

Topic Site Down 14:00 22nd March for about 12 hours
Posted 23 Mar 2018 13:13



Thank you Gav for your hard work.

As a 30 year veteran of the IT world and a system admin for several data-centers, I understand how things can go beyond our estimated time frame. Hope it wasn't too bad on you. Hopefully you kept all your hair unlike me. I pulled all mine out back in the days of floppy disk backups. LOL.

http://imgur.com/gRyWQqH.jpg

Those were the days!

Topic Site Down 14:00 22nd March for about 12 hours
Posted 23 Mar 2018 12:24

We did run overtime a little, but I'm sure no one noticed.

Let me know if you see anything out of the ordinary. I'm looking at you Sprite :p

Topic Site Down 14:00 22nd March for about 12 hours
Posted 21 Mar 2018 13:51

Ok its this time tomorrow. Sorry if I confused anyone, dam you timezones!

Topic Site Down 14:00 22nd March for about 12 hours
Posted 21 Mar 2018 13:41



Someone asked me so I thought I would check into it here. Does this affect the blue side as well?

Yes all sites including mobile.

Topic Site Down 14:00 22nd March for about 12 hours
Posted 21 Mar 2018 01:50



Gav what time zone is that please?

That's Pacific Time

https://time.is/PT

Topic Site Down 14:00 22nd March for about 12 hours
Posted 21 Mar 2018 01:35

We need to upgrade the storage engines in the database and media store. We have ~1tb of data to backup and restore so its expected to take up to 12 hours.

I suggest you all start downloading the site for offline use :p


wget --recursive www.lushstories.com

This is scheduled for 14:00 Pacific Time.

Topic Hidden categories: bug + feature request
Posted 18 Mar 2018 23:56

Today I noticed that this bug still exists. Not only that, but if the author wrote a note a note to the moderators it will actually be shown here as well. That clearly isn't right, as the note is only meant for the moderators, not for the general public.

https://upload.lushstories.com/1751561908-hidden-category-story-note-mods-blurred.png

Thanks Noll. I shall get a patch for this as soon as possible.

Topic New Story Feature - Alternate Endings
Posted 04 Feb 2018 12:13


you have a nice ass, Gav. Embarassed happy8


It is as white and hard as it looks bootyshake

Topic New Story Feature - Alternate Endings
Posted 04 Feb 2018 11:47

we have just added a new extension to the story authoring process (suggested by DarkSide) where you can add alternate endings to your story. this allows the reader to choose their own ending, helping to make the stories that much more immersive.

you might have noticed a new toolbar icon on the story submission box. this blue forking arrow will insert a new section to edit area where you can define a heading and body to the ending.

https://upload.lushstories.com/594381637-alt1.png

then the reader can click on the heading to reveal the ending.

https://upload.lushstories.com/1095454111-alt2.png

let me know if you have any comments.

cheers

Topic posting as Guest while logged in to lush
Posted 04 Feb 2018 02:47

I just posted in the happy birthday thread for Moon03 and discovered to my astonishment that I posted as guest, in spite of being logged in to lush. It seems that is happening to more people. I solved it, by logging on to the forum separately, but it it is a very odd experience.

Please log off and log back in again. The cookies have changed since the forum's relocation.

Topic Online Messaging Offline
Posted 02 Feb 2018 21:54

Thanks Gav! Way to go. All well so far , but just noticed that sometimes lush freezes for 2 to 5 mins and then unfreezes back again, checked with frends , they have the same problem. Happy lushing!

It's a work in progress man! Found another issue today with the possibility of causing stability issues.

Topic Online Messaging Offline
Posted 02 Feb 2018 21:53



Found two more bugs.

1 - The number of PM's showing on the top red bar does not update. Mine currently shows '2' but if I click to the front page it shows the correct stat of '0'.

2 - The forum stats are not showing any active users.

https://upload.lushstories.com/1766927088-Screen Shot 2018-02-02 at 10.11.21.png

Yeah these are two non trivial issues to fix. I have the online count working now, but as someone else pointed out it shows when you are set to invisible. So in the short term i could just show the counts and no names if its a big concern.

Same thing two with the PM count. This isnt up to date, so may just remove the count?

Topic You may need to log in to the forums separately
Posted 01 Feb 2018 10:57

A few people have noticed that buttons are missing / they don't have access to certain areas they used to.

It's because you need a new forum cookie.

So, if you do encounter issues, please log out of the forums (if you are actually logged in), then log back in again: https://www.lushstories.com/login.aspx?return=forum

A successful quote?

Topic You may need to log in to the forums separately
Posted 01 Feb 2018 10:55

A few people have noticed that buttons are missing / they don't have access to certain areas they used to.

It's because you need a new forum cookie.

So, if you do encounter issues, please log out of the forums (if you are actually logged in), then log back in again: https://www.lushstories.com/login.aspx?return=forum

Testing a quote

Topic Online Messaging Offline
Posted 31 Jan 2018 11:57

...testing....crash

Topic Online Messaging Offline
Posted 31 Jan 2018 11:56



Logged out and back in again - can only spot one minor bug.

The ‘number of friends online’ stat on the right side of the top red bar shows zero, but shows the correct figure outside of the forum.

Good point. I've removed the count from the forums.

Short-term this is how it will be, until we can have some shared storage between the sites.

Topic Online Messaging Offline
Posted 31 Jan 2018 11:29

...and we're back.

You will have to logoff and log back in again before the forum recognizes you again.

There will be issues, so please let me know anything you find wrong with the forums and story sites.

Bring back the BB's :)

Topic Online Messaging Offline
Posted 29 Jan 2018 00:57

While I investigate solutions around the recent stability issues, I will be shutting down the online messaging service.

This will effect the following:

* No Black Box message alerts
* No private chat
* No online label against users indicating whether they are logged in or not

Services shall resume shortly.

Topic Send to Kindle?
Posted 17 Nov 2017 12:29

We use a widget provided by Amazon to delivery the story content to your device. There should be no reason this doesn't work for you.

I've read the specs again for this and based upon their advice, I've added some more tags to help the reader pick out the relevant meta data of the story.

Let me know if things improve for you.

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 04 Oct 2017 12:57


and maybe a Gav-anator Award for those special individuals who keep the site running smoothly on the technical side...I know we have Bug Slayer but I'd guess there are some unsung heroes/heroines that deserve some recognition


Some would question smoothly evil4

We do have a number of badges to recognize the achievements from our members and moderators in their efforts on running and improving the site.

Awesome

Moderator Of The Month

Volunteer

Let me mull over your other suggestions.

Topic The Groups discussion thread
Posted 19 Sep 2017 01:49

On the Groups landing page all descriptions are shortened. All have the last word replaced with "...more", where "more" is a link. It would make more sense if only long descriptions would be shortened, but OK, at least the ellipsis makes it clear that something is left off.
On the My Groups page though the last word of the description is also left off, but there's no "...more" added, which is obviously a bug.

BTW, I believe I saw one of the new banners on the homepage about Groups, but I get the feeling that this part of the site is not/hardly maintained anymore. There's no follow up on bug reports, no fix or response, and the search option has been saying "coming soon" since Groups went live almost two years ago.

You have a keen eye, I'll give you that =d>

The more link should now be reinstated on the My Groups page.

Topic new front page banner
Posted 18 Sep 2017 00:57

I think the new scrolling banner on the front page is really well designed, and a nice bit of advertising.

However, we need to have the option to turn it off! My kids sometimes bounce into the room with no warning, and while I realize there are sexy pix all over the front page, with a no-ads gold membership they are all thumbnails. The new banner pix are pretty big and instantly recognizable. I like them, you shouldn't get rid of them, but there should be a way to turn it off or opt out. After all, we are already members, you don't need to seel us on the site.

Good point. I've added an option to hide (just above the slider) as well as an associated setting in your settings page.

Topic Chat Room Wish List
Posted 18 Jul 2017 02:29



I see this is an ancient thread that just got resurrected, so I'm going to make use of it being here.

Some of the rooms tend to fill up and stay full, and if you want in you have to keep trying. No problem; I see the purpose and point of having limited numbers of people in a room. But...

Sometimes I'll see someone who's in two or three rooms. Again, not a problem except if the same person is in two rooms that are already full and a third that's just kind of semi-full. What about a feature that notifies such people that they must log out of the rooms that are at 24 or more, or out of the other room. If they do not, they will be ejected from full rooms in the order in which they entered them, starting in 60 seconds (or some other arbitrary time) until the conflict no longer exists.

I don't necessarily have a problem with people being in more than one room, but when they contribute to filling a room to capacity, they should either be engaging in that room or get out and let others in.

Does that make sense? Am I just being a cranky old youkidsgetouttamychatroom! guy?

Let me mull this over for a bit. If someone isn't contributing to a popular room, then their seat shouldn't be guaranteed.

Topic Chat Room Wish List
Posted 18 Jul 2017 02:23



clicks doc marten boots and says, I wish I wish upon a star to have my own chatroom

And no I don't mean having to create my own chatroom.




laughs--just having fun posting and reading threads before I even knew of lush.

There aint enough pixels in the world to host that room!

Topic Audio stories on an iphone
Posted 07 Jul 2017 14:12

iOS has always been a tricky beast to stream files to. i have spent countless hours with my iPad connected to my proxy and sniffing the requests its making to diagnose the issue.

i have uploaded a new patch today, are things better in iPhone land?

btw can you also watch the movies we host here too?

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 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?

thanks,

OR

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