Forum posts made by nicola

Topic Sound track in profile
Posted 29 Mar 2015 03:10

It doesn't work like that.

We have to use a 3rd party player / program (grooveshark), so that licencing laws etc are adhered to.

Head here and you'll see how it all works: https://www.lushstories.com/membership/update-details.aspx?s=playlist

Topic Share your TWITTER ACCOUNT name here
Posted 26 Mar 2015 00:42

Followed you guys!

Topic Lush Photographers, Post "Your" Photos Here
Posted 25 Mar 2015 02:58

The Spring Daffodils didn't come out as well as I'd hoped, on an overcast day:

https://upload.lushstories.com/154347692-daffodils.jpg

The bulrushes worked better:

https://upload.lushstories.com/163287868-rushes.jpg

The UK countryside is such a contrast to Australia. It's nice experiencing true seasons again (weather wise).

Topic Announcing our "This is Hardcore" Story Competition, $200 First Prize!
Posted 23 Mar 2015 09:07

We've had a couple of hot entries already. thatshot

This one is going to be fun to judge.

Topic HAPPY BIRTHDAY POSSIBLY
Posted 21 Mar 2015 23:50

Happy birthday!

occasion9 occasion7 occasion6 occasion5 read2 occasion4 occasion1

Topic lush android app
Posted 19 Mar 2015 08:24

Concerning the visual and interaction design Lush looks quite outdated already.

Lush needs to keep up-to-date with its looks and usability, otherwise its strengths will become its weaknesses. That's what I believe.

The forums are very outdated, we know. Unfortunately, there aren't many better alternatives, which is why forums the world over, have hardly changed design, in the last 20 years.

One thing we will be moving to, going forward, is a "Groups" feature. That will take more emphasis away from the forums, and create little pockets of activity, amongst like minded individuals. It's a massive project though, and requires a lot of coding hours, so for now, we wait...

The core of the site, I believe, is second to none. No other erotic story site comes anywhere near what we have to offer here, and I'm very proud of that.

I'd be interested in hearing your suggestions as to how we could update the site. I'm always looking for ways to improve it, across the board. Please send me a pm.

Topic lush android app
Posted 18 Mar 2015 11:43

Excellent BiMale73. Have it all on my desk by Friday COB. Danke! evil4

Agreed, it would be nice to have a one size fits all site. With all the features (and benefits) we have running on here, I'm not sure how possible and practical that ideal scenario is.

Topic lush android app
Posted 18 Mar 2015 08:55

Hi Simran,

I don't think you're quite understanding how it all works.

The App we have is read only. If there's no chance of attracting vast numbers of people outside of our existing community, to use it (which is the case since Google Play and Amazon shut their doors to Adult Apps), what would be the point of developing it further? There are a few thousand installs of it out there, that's all.

Compare that to 20 million monthly pageviews served on the mobile version of the site m.lushstories.com, with 1.5 million monthly users, and you can see where, if any development time and resources were available, we would be focusing on.

I would love to have the mobile version of the site updated, so it would include your login, message access, a stripped down version of people's profiles, chat, and all the rest of it (as per FB). However that would be about 6-12 months of someone's coding time.

We have a part-time coder, who's very busy with his own life / full-time job, and it's just not going to happen any time soon.

The other consideration is any person who would be working on either the App, or more likely, the mobile upgrades, would need access to our source code and files. That's not something we'd be prepared to give out.

Thank you for your kind offer to help, but I think it's a non-starter.

Cheers,

Nicola

Topic What setting allows others to post pictures etc on my wall?
Posted 18 Mar 2015 08:44

I think what you're looking for will be in the profile section here: https://www.lushstories.com/membership/update-details.aspx?s=privacy

Topic lush android app
Posted 18 Mar 2015 07:08

Thanks Liz.



well if u guys allow and we are able to make one app..would u guys allow it
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As Liz pointed out, we have an APP already. Click the link on lushpublishing.com above.

Google Play and Amazon, no longer list Sex Stories Apps, so there is little point us actively promoting or developing it further. They corner perhaps 99% of the market for apps, and without their distribution network, there's little point writing adult apps these days.

Unless you know a way of distributing them successfully elsewhere Simran?

Topic Do people navigate using pages?
Posted 18 Mar 2015 01:18

It sounds like people would still like to have this feature in place, in some guise.

So it's not a system drain as Gav mentions, I wonder if it's possible to add the option for people to "jump to page XYZ" of each category? I'll ask the powers that be. All it would be is creating a query string like Liz mentioned, and going to it at the touch of a button.

Topic Musician Jokes
Posted 17 Mar 2015 05:48

A couple was having marital difficulties and consulted a marriage counselor.

After meeting with them, the counselor told them that their problems could all be traced to a lack of communication.

"You two need to talk," he said. "So, I recommend that you go to a jazz club. Just wait until it's time for the bass player to solo.

"Why is that?" asked the wife.

"Because then you'll be talking just like everyone else."

Topic Twitter Writing Challenge: 140 characters of sexyness
Posted 17 Mar 2015 04:40



Are you saying mine isn't?

Yes, sentences finish with a full-stop. book

Those that made the grade, have all been tweetered.

Topic Musician Jokes
Posted 16 Mar 2015 12:47

laughing3

An orchestra begins a two-week tour. One hour before the first concert, the conductor becomes sick and cannot conduct. The orchestra has to find a substitute. The orchestra manager asks all the members of the orchestra if they can take over. The only one willing is one of the violists. He conducts the entire tour to rave reviews and standing ovations in every city.

At the first rehearsal after the tour, the conductor is recovered so the violist takes his old seat in the viola section. His stand partner looks at him and says, “Where have you been for the last two weeks?”

Topic Musician Jokes
Posted 16 Mar 2015 10:47

Did you hear about the drummer who was so depressed about his bad timing that he threw himself behind a train?

Topic Please do not contact us regarding site hosting costs / deals
Posted 16 Mar 2015 06:33

A member recently wrote me a rather rude email, saying that our hosting should cost no more than $9.99 per month with the likes of Godaddy, and accused me of all sorts of things in relation to this thread .

That would be all very well, if we had a wordpress blog and a few thousand visitors per day (the example he gave of his site).

We serve 50 million pageviews per month, and host the interactions of 3 million people. To do this, we run 4 dedicated servers, have additional storage and backups, memory upgrades, and unmetered bandwidth. You then have to pay the licence fees for all the software that runs on the servers too.

To give you an idea of costs, multiply these by 4 for the basic servers alone: http://www.quadranet.com/dedicated-servers/high-bandwidth/

Gav is at the top of his profession, and really knows what he is doing, so please do not contact either him or I with any server related messages.

A huge thank you to all those members who have upgraded their membership, and shown support for the site.

Nicola

Topic The Split of Our Front Page - Stories/Poems
Posted 16 Mar 2015 06:16

Thank you for the feedback Van.

It made sense to make the change. We are primarily a story site (hence the domain name!), and focus was being taken away from that fact.

I like that the poems are all together now too, on their own tab. It makes accessing them a lot easier, in the one place.

Topic Happy Mother's Day (UK)
Posted 15 Mar 2015 12:50

Apart from being loaded with the cold, I've had a good one!

Hope all the UK mums have too!

I don't find Frankie Boyle funny, big, or clever. Except for the funny and clever bit f-hihi

My mother was delighted with the roast pork offering, with braised red cabbage (cider reduction with caraway seeds), potatoes, and all the usual trimmings.

It's nice being back in the UK for some things 3601. Oh, I did have a fire going in the kitchen, a must when it's 4°c outside.

Topic Happy Mother's Day (UK)
Posted 15 Mar 2015 02:06

https://upload.lushstories.com/1319675342-mothers-day.jpg

Topic Frank Lee, Editor In Chief
Posted 11 Mar 2015 12:33

Hello everyone,

I am delighted to announce, that the world renowned Frank Lee, has agreed to be our Editor In Chief for Lush Publishing.

These are exciting times as we kick off our ebook publishing arm again.

Frank has many years experience as a professional Editor, and has published a fair number of titles of his own. He has worked at several online publishing houses, and has helped launch the writing careers of a good number of people.

He will be putting out calls for submissions over the coming months.

We are primarily looking for new, unpublished pieces of work, of novel length. We will only be publishing stories which meet our requirements for an RR or EP here on lushstories.com.

Authors who wish to publish with us, can contact Frank directly, and he can discuss the possibilities. The best contact method is email: lushpublishing@gmail.com

In terms of the legals and commission split, authors will be paid 50% of all net profits, and lush publishing will be paid the other 50%, in lieu of administration costs, cover design, editing, producing and marketing the ebooks.

Further details will be announced in due course.

I wish all authors good luck and good fortune!

Regards,

Nicola

Topic Announcing our "This is Hardcore" Story Competition, $200 First Prize!
Posted 11 Mar 2015 03:36

A fantastic $200 First Prize awaits the winner of this competition.

We wish to push writers and their characters, to their limits with this one.

Competition Theme

Think of your favourite Triple-X tryst that would scorch most vanilla sensibilities. Stories like these are intense and raw and may fill a sexual niche that’s not to everyone’s taste.

This may include rough sex, gagging, gangbangs, double-penetration, choking play, ass-to-mouth, watersports, messy cum-play, snowballing, anal play, enemas, cbt, face-sitting, fisting or similar practices.

Stories for this competition should be under 10K words and contain one or more edgy sexual elements that puts the focus on the Hardcore and successfully melds the ‘deep and dirty’ with ‘the erotic’.

Please note, stories must abide by our acceptable content policy here . In a nutshell, anything legal, between consenting adults, should be fine, but please check the rules before putting fingers to keyboard.

Full competition details can be found, by clicking the image below:

https://upload.lushstories.com/1294931994-hardcore-sex-stories.jpg

Good luck, and have fun!

Nicola

Topic Twitter Writing Challenge: 140 characters of sexyness
Posted 11 Mar 2015 02:45

Slowly I pulled my skirt up, revealing that I wasn't wearing panties. Across the carriage, he smiled, and I saw his trousers start to bulge.

Twozzled.

Good to see you Annie.

Perfect timing for the new competition, which I think will be right up your street.

Topic Twitter Writing Challenge: 140 characters of sexyness
Posted 11 Mar 2015 02:43



Reading on this site? Too much work! :P

Apologies - redone:

I thrust deep inside you, using my hard shaft like an orchestra conductor bringing your screaming orgasm to a passionate, powerful crescendo

They have to be grammatically correct too book

Topic Site-wide email announcement of competitions
Posted 10 Mar 2015 01:05

A new competition will be running in a few days.

I could use the newsletter feature to send a broadcast message. It would mean sending 270,000 messages though, which clutter up the mail server.

At the moment we advertise new competitions on the front of the site, with the "ad" being in rotation with the featured members box. Competitions are announced in the site announcement forums too. We generally try to have one on the go at all times, or that's the intention.

You'll just need to visit the site more often Verbal f-hihi

p.s. the collar idea also works. Good thinking Sprite!

Topic Twitter Writing Challenge: 140 characters of sexyness
Posted 10 Mar 2015 00:59



His fingertips trailed softly along her silky smooth thighs, his delicate touch like cat prints in fresh snow. She trembled in anticipation.

Added an 's' to thigh

At least you resisted the urge to say short of character....Embarassed

laughing9

Twottled.

Topic Twitter Writing Challenge: 140 characters of sexyness
Posted 10 Mar 2015 00:58

I thrust inside you using my shaft like an orchestra conductor bringing your screams and orgasm to a passionate, powerful crescendo (131)

EXACTLY 140 CHARACTERS IS THE CHALLENGE FOLKS.

1st rule in any writing challenge / call for submissions = READ THE INSTRUCTIONS.

Topic Twitter Writing Challenge: 140 characters of sexyness
Posted 10 Mar 2015 00:57

I was in quest of erotic oxygen generated by lust and my thirst for the words of my nearly completed...Ole Buttons 'n' Bones. It was my cursing quill slowing me down, as the well of my mind hung ten.

61 characters too long.

Topic Twitter Writing Challenge: 140 characters of sexyness
Posted 10 Mar 2015 00:56

My body writhed as forces beyond my control carried me to new heights of pleasure.
"Oh God!" I panted, "yes, YES!"



26 characters too short.