Forum posts made by gav

Topic Problem With Searching Stories
Posted 09 Aug 2016 00:34

My underhanded approach to fund Sprites dress up wardrobe has been foiled, drat!

I shall revert the search to the results page, not the donate d'oh!

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 02 Aug 2016 01:56

I would like to see the same B I U buttons on PM's that are found everywhere else (including right here as I write this!)

Toolbar's are so old school. Most have an icon of a 3.5" floppy disk for a save operation, how many people here remember those!

To bold text, surround the word(s) with a * e.g. *this is bold*
To italicise text, surround the word(s) with a _ e.g. _this is italic_
To strikethrough text, surround the word(s) with a - e.g. -this is striked through-

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 02 Aug 2016 01:15

faster verification

when moderator makes small corrections before posting, I would like to easily correct my master. but not being able to cut and paste off lush renders that all but impossible.

why can you not copy and paste from the edit submission box? would you lose your formatting?

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 02 Aug 2016 01:14

I'd like to second Will's suggestion for comment replies to appear on the timeline if this is possible.

This should be in place now too, great suggestion btw.

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 01 Aug 2016 15:42

Date someone becomes "friend"

Added to your friends list (full).

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 01 Aug 2016 15:41

It would be great if we could hide all of our stories at once instead of doing it manually. flower

Of course it is, try now :)

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: 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.

Topic chat rooms not showing up
Posted 11 Jul 2016 23:37

I have asked our ad agency if we can supply a blacklist of words to be excluded from their scripts. I suggest these are a generic set of phrases they use for all adult publisher sites.

These ad agency (not advertiser) scripts are sandboxed inside their own document. The same origin policy enforced by your browser limits access to other documents not originating from the same domain ( So unless you're running some older versions of IE (if so, there are more pressing concerns to deal with) then your lush session is secure.

Like most ad agencies they will use tracking cookies to display relevant ads when they appear on other partner sites. Something Google and AdWords has perfected.

Topic Downloading ebooks
Posted 05 Jul 2016 14:18

I am a bit lost here...I wanna download the free ebooks provided to the gold members how do I do that?

Hi Simar

If you visit the Premium Membership page you should see details of how you can get to the eBooks download page.
Let me know if you still have difficulty.

Cheers, gav

Topic Membership
Posted 04 Jul 2016 00:51

I have updated the end dates of anyone on this thread where this issue has occurred. If anyone else has experienced this, please PM me.

Topic Happy Birthday Liz!!!
Posted 28 Jun 2016 03:37

Happy birthday my old cobber.

Now that you've left Europe, any chance you will be joining us down under?

Posted 12 Jun 2016 17:12

I love my Lush birthdays. Like me, they always come to soon (my birthday is in the 14th ;) )

Thanks everyone


Topic Avatar with a question mark on it
Posted 08 May 2016 16:20

So this anonymous avatar was historically shown for comments made to stories by non logged in users.

Now its used as a fallback in case an avatar cannot be resolved. So if a member is missing from the avatar collection (which shouldn't normally happen) then this image is shown. This would normally mean we have an orphaned member, a member thats been deleted but its member id has not been cleaned from all the related collections.

Topic replies to comments won't work
Posted 08 May 2016 16:16

Sorry, this was a problem caused when i introduced the new edit feature.

You should be able to reply to comments inline again now.

Topic Blocking options for non paying members
Posted 22 Apr 2016 15:33

I was wondering if the free members of lush can block people as well? Because I tried blocking a person by looking through the Members search option..and it didn't worked rather landed me on page saying this page is restricted to only paying members. I am just curious, is this how it works?
If yes ..I think it should be available to all the members as their basic function on such a social site regardless if they're paying members or not.

Yes I'm afraid these types of user management features are limited to paying subscribers only.

Topic Important Announcement - National Gav Week begins on Sunday, April 17.
Posted 18 Apr 2016 13:09

There's a penis joke in here somewhere...


Somewhere in here there's a penis, joke!

Topic Important Announcement - National Gav Week begins on Sunday, April 17.
Posted 18 Apr 2016 12:54

Thanks folks, love you all Big Hugs

That's enough gratuitous attention for this year. Any more and my helmet might just explode.

Topic Logging in problems?
Posted 21 Mar 2016 19:58

forgotten email

Gav - I have someone who can no longer log into the email address they used to register lush. is there a way you can help them with resetting password or geting back into lush?

Send me a PM to get this reset manually pls.

Topic Logging in problems?
Posted 21 Mar 2016 14:20

What can someone do if their original email address is no longer active?
If it is for them to send a message through "Contact Us", about how long would it take, maybe, to get a response?

Thanks for all your help.
Lush is home.


You can send me a PM direct to get this resolved.

Topic Logging in problems?
Posted 21 Mar 2016 13:56

If we had to reset out password...can we go back and reset our original pass?word

Yes you can use the same password.

Topic Logging in problems?
Posted 21 Mar 2016 13:15

Good stuff.

Seems like Yahoo is changing its mind about us. The more people that add our email address we send from to their address lists, it must give some credence to our domain.