About nicola

Founder of Lushstories.com. Mi casa, su casa.

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Reading, writing, films, travel, scuba diving, sailing.
Favorite Books:
Kafka on the Shore, Henry and June, The Catcher in the Rye, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, A Confederacy of Dunces, On the Road.
Favorite Authors:
Haruki Murakami, Anais Nin, JD Salinger, Hunter S Thompson, Henry Miller.
Favorite Movies:
Delicatessen, Trois couleurs, Amelie, City of the Lost Children, Lost Highway, Pulp Fiction, The Piano, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The cook The Thief His Wife & Her Lover.
Favorite Music:
Radiohead, Faithless, Grandaddy, Interpol, Blur, New Order, Leftfield, Iron and Wine, Portishead, Stone Roses, John Butler Trio.
Date Joined:
06 Dec 2006
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Topic: Happy Birthday SydneySider!
Posted: 29 Nov 2016 11:24

No candles?

Happy Birthday D!

Wishing you a wonderful birthday in the sun (*so jealous*).

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Topic: Announcing our Holiday Hijinks Story Competition - $300 in Prizes
Posted: 29 Nov 2016 09:20

Holiday Hijinks Competition

To welcome in the holiday season, we are running a competition themed with light-hearted fun in mind.

Hijinks are examples of mischief or merrymaking that are often disruptive or rowdy. They are activities that are fun: getting into trouble, but not serious trouble.

Phrases often associated with hijinks, are: high energy, wildness, carefree antics, uninhibited mischief, unrestrained fun.

Competition Theme

Stories should contain some element relating to the Xmas / New Year holidays.

Perhaps an Office Xmas party gets a bit out of hand for several (or more) of the staff? A booked last minute ski resort wasn't exactly what a straight-laced couple had envisaged, when they discover it's a resort for swingers... A husband gets a few wishes on his Xmas sexual wishlist fulfilled? 2 strangers wake up naked and worse for wear on New Year's Day, wondering how they ended up in a locked Department store...

We are looking for short, punchy, entertaining stories. As such, the word limit is a scroogelike 2000 words for this competition.

Winner: $150
Second Place: $100
Third Place: $50

Full details can be found here.


Topic: PM Dating Spam Warning - this is NOT sanctioned by LS
Posted: 25 Nov 2016 06:12

Thanks Oceanrunner.

There are no pop up ads on the www version of LS, other than one asking if you'd like to join. Unless someone clicks on ads, that's it. The mobile site is a little "different", as we have less control on that platform.

I'm hesitant to restrict the Bronze Trial Memberships, for reasons you mention.

I've reported the person to half a dozen site / program owners today. They are spamming an ad network, trying to get the odd cent here and there, for a few clicks. Pretty sad / pathetic state of affairs really.

Topic: PM Dating Spam Warning - this is NOT sanctioned by LS
Posted: 25 Nov 2016 02:17

Thank you for the suggestions.

We don't use the forum software for our signup process, it's custom.

Gav has a long to-do list. It all helps to make the site more spam proof at the end of the day.

We'll probably do away with the trial bronze memberships. That will stop spammers in their tracks if they can't use any of the site features.

Topic: Copyright Law and protecting your work
Posted: 23 Nov 2016 11:40

Interesting question Erin.

The vast majority of people here, use a pen name, so your case will be no different I'd guess. The fact that you are using your real name elsewhere, has no bearing.

You can copyright protect your own name, and any number of unique others.



I hope that helps.

Topic: PM Dating Spam Warning - this is NOT sanctioned by LS
Posted: 23 Nov 2016 11:14

Might want to add a captcha to the sign up page.

By my reckoning you've had over 3000 new fake accounts set up today alone - if they all start spamming at once the server's going to grind to a halt

It's been there for a few weeks. Unfortunately, the captcha only halted the spammer briefly. Surprising, considering google designed it.

We will be implementing further measures in the coming weeks.

This type of thing happens on all large, successful sites, particularly "adult" ones. One I know, with 5 million + members, no longer accepts new members, unless they confirm who they are, via mobile phone verification, or are referred by a friend.

Spammers don't care about the inconvenience caused to members of a helpful community like this, set up with the best intentions. They are happy for a few dollars here and there from the sponsors they promote (it's a good idea to report the spammers directly to the sponsor as they are often unaware, allegedly).

Like most parasites, they are but a minor irritation. It's just annoying you guys have to endure their spam too. We're always working on ways to eradicate it.

Topic: Outside The Bookloft
Posted: 23 Nov 2016 06:18


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Topic: Did Ping leave?
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 22:54

i wish that, when people left, they'd leave their stories. i think it's a shame that he took them all with him.

I wonder if it would be an idea, to add a feature, so that when someone leaves, they have the option to leave their stories on the site if they wish, and just their profile gets deleted. Good idea?

Those stories would be paired to the email address of the person who submitted them, so should they ever want them removed, we'd have an easy way to verify the person.

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Topic: I'm not a robot dam it
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 22:48

A few people are having technical issues with our anti spam captcha (designed by google).

Please let us know which operating system you are using. It is probably JavaScript related, but it will help Gav narrow it down if he knows more details.

If you tick the box saying you're not a robot and press ok, what happens?

Topic: "Featured Members"? Who and why?
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 05:11

Magic sauce.

(thanks again ss!)

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In the meantime, While!!!

Enjoy this time of the year...Have much fun and always Be Safe...Have a lovely day...

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eroticism comes in so many forms not all of them need nudity but sometimes it helps

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Have a good weekend.

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thanks for the mail Nicola lovely to hear from you

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