Forum posts made by nicola

Topic Dog/Cat Diaries
Posted 16 Feb 2018 00:26

When you've finally reached the end of your tether with someone ...

https://www.youtube.com/embed/JGvCVt0cz1M?rel=0&showinfo=0

Topic Online Messaging Offline
Posted 15 Feb 2018 22:18

does anyone else have to spam enter to send a black box?

It sometimes takes a couple of presses to get them to send for me too.

It’s probably related to the sheer volume being processed at a particular time. It’s very resource intensive having thousands of live conversations pinging backwards and forwards all the time. It’s getting to the point we’ll need to add another dedicated server, to keep on top of the instant messaging alone.

Topic Does Anyone Here Use Wordpress?
Posted 14 Feb 2018 12:31

I've set up basic WP sites for some authors here in the past, and some family members.

I have never done it, but you can import from Tumblr this way: https://en.support.wordpress.com/import/import-from-tumblr/

The import and export features, to save your entire WP blog though, has never worked properly for me, so I wouldn't expect it to work flawlessly.

Good luck!

Maybe we need an "Import from LS" WP addon made? evil4

Topic Announcing the Winners of our "Change" Story Competition
Posted 13 Feb 2018 23:28

Congrats to the winners! notworthy

I noticed the winners’ names haven’t been filled in on the Competitions page for either this comp or the prior “Boobies” one.


The follow up usually takes a day or so, including giving EP's and RR's where appropriate.

The boobies competition didn't have any prizes, so the software didn't autogenerate anywhere for me to put the URL's. I've fudged it now icon_smile Thank you for the nudge!

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 13 Feb 2018 13:27

The winners are announced. Check it out, fellow Rumplators.

I loved your story GM, especially as it's such a difficult genre to write in.

Well deserved congratulations for being right up there =d>

Topic Announcing the Winners of our "Change" Story Competition
Posted 13 Feb 2018 13:12

This competition really brought out the best from some of our most esteemed authors, as well as drew some amazing entries, from new members alike.

The Top 3 were separated by a few points, the judging was that close.

Congratulations to our Top 3, and everyone else who entered:

1st Place: - Beneath , by Verbal
2nd Place: - No Mercy , by Delphi
3rd Place: - Black and White , by browncoffee

These were all very close too. All were wonderful stories and well worth a read:

Murder on the River Thames , by Green_Man
Vanilla Scream , by Ping
The First Taste is Always the Sweetest , by DanielleX
Pee Perverts: Filthy Foreign Fantasies , by AbigailThornton
The Monster in the Cave , by NymphWriter
Policed to meet you , by Annamagique
That's What Friends are for , by TxSwinger

An honourable mention goes to a story I found very enjoyable, but didn't really meet the brief, was CoyotlMittens's entertaining " Romance Most Wet ". Welcome to the site CM!

Thank you to everyone who entered this one.

A new competition will be live within a week.

Cheers,

Nicola

Topic Announcing our "Change" Story Competition
Posted 13 Feb 2018 12:52

I keep coming here to see if the winners have been announced, but I find I spend at least 30 seconds mesmerized by the ass of the woman who is in the prompt for the comp. I wish I could write a story as perfect as that.

Apologies for the delay. I think you'll appreciate the final standings all the more for all the deliberation 3601

Topic Announcing our "Change" Story Competition
Posted 12 Feb 2018 12:21

I'll announce the winners tomorrow. I'm still waiting on a couple of judges.

Topic crashes
Posted 10 Feb 2018 13:04

I spoke too soon. Wishful thinking it was fixed totally sad1

Topic crashes
Posted 10 Feb 2018 07:35

We've not had any crashes this week, as far as I'm aware.

Gav really got on the case, and has made some big changes under the hood.

Touch wood, he's got to the root cause of the problems, and we'll have plain sailing for the rest of the year.

There are few things more irritating when visiting one of your favourite websites / trying to catch up with friends, for it to be down / unreliable.

Topic Error message on log in
Posted 06 Feb 2018 23:27

Thanks G.

The trouble with these updates, is they are impossible to push up seamlessly where cookies are concerned. Unless it’s possible to log everyone out, and put a message up saying they need to sign in again.

The number of messages we have received in the help desk, is testimony to the fact that not everyone reads the forums.

The result is it looks a bit bad, and there’s a chance we could lose a few members over it.

I’ll bring this up with Gav.

Topic Wall Street - sad photo of traders reacting to the stock market plunge
Posted 06 Feb 2018 23:04

lol @ PhilU.

True that @ Beffer.

Good to see a bit of a rebound. My ASX shares are up around 5% today. Hopefully over the next wee while, they claw back the rest of the family size saloon I’ve (paper) lossed this week. d'oh!

As they say, only invest what you’re willing to lose.

Topic Wall Street - sad photo of traders reacting to the stock market plunge
Posted 06 Feb 2018 02:48

Having a huge paper loss on my share investments the last few days, is rather disconcerting.

Here's how emotionally shattered Wall Street Traders have reacted (perhaps a bit of an in-joke for those who dabble on the stock market):

https://upload.lushstories.com/1473517631-wallstreet.jpeg

Topic New Story Feature - Alternate Endings
Posted 06 Feb 2018 02:44

Actually, there's a future comp challenge: Write a story with at least two endings using the new feature. Could add some category and length restrictions to make it tougher, too.

What a good idea icon_smile

Topic EP award - Little Dog and Mrs. Drake - Frank_Lee - 1st February 2018
Posted 06 Feb 2018 02:40



If you're not bored out of your mind with my stuff by now then there could be no higher compliment. Thank you for such gracious remarks. It really means a lot. And yes!!! You should know as well as anyone how much I suck at promoting my own stuff! lol Is this your way of saying you're looking for another project to take on?

Sure, I have plenty of spare hours in the day. I'm sure I don't need to sleep either!

(I was referring to browncoffee's excellent post. She's your PR Professional!).

The day I get bored of reading stories with excellent plots, which are well crafted, and hot as a tin roof in summer, is the day I hand over the keys to LS to someone else. Any suckers out there who want to take it off my hands, erm, I mean ... what? Embarassed

Topic EP award - Little Dog and Mrs. Drake - Frank_Lee - 1st February 2018
Posted 05 Feb 2018 14:09

I was merely doing the rounds in the forums when I saw this was put up for an EP nomination. I had planned on heading out prior to the post, but then when I saw who the author was, I simply had to make myself comfortable, and start reading. When I did, boy was I hooked.

Few authors are able to suck you in to a story from the opening paragraphs. To bring characters to life in such a way that Frank does, takes real talent.

I loved this story, from start to finish. A thoroughly deserved EP.

Excellent write-up too browncoffee. Frank, do you need someone to help with your PR? Hugs

Topic Announcing our "Change" Story Competition
Posted 03 Feb 2018 06:39

Wow, the standard of writing in this competition, has been extraordinary. One of, if not the strongest, to date.

It's going to be a very tough job for the judges next week.

Excellent effort, everyone who entered. =d>

Topic You may need to log in to the forums separately
Posted 01 Feb 2018 09:27

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

Topic crashes
Posted 01 Feb 2018 08:53

lol @ Liz.

Gav sure does sweat rather a lot, when under pressure!

That was such a terribly corny movie. A classic.

Topic crashes
Posted 01 Feb 2018 07:22

Looks like we are still experiencing turbulence sad1

Topic Online Messaging Offline
Posted 01 Feb 2018 00:02

I needed to log back in to the forums, separately from the main login. I think it's probably related to that.

Can you let us know please Verbal?

Topic crashes
Posted 31 Jan 2018 03:31

We're hoping all features will be operational, by the end of the weekend.

Gav will advise when that's the case.

Topic crashes
Posted 30 Jan 2018 06:56

it doesn't seem like any of the chat functions are working. are they going to be back up any time soon?

https://www.lushstories.com/forum/yaf_postst59502_Online-Messaging-Offline.aspx

We're hoping all services will be up and running again, by the weekend.

Topic crashes
Posted 28 Jan 2018 07:29

I think the only thing to do under the circumstances, is, if it's solely the cause of the crashes, to turn off instant messaging, until there is a permanent fix.

It's a nonsense that an issue with one small part of the site, means the web server crashes and everyone suffers.

I've asked Gav to do this, if he can't resolve the issue in the coming days.

I am now starting to understand why there aren't any other sites of our ilk, offering instant messaging services, or indeed close to anything like what we do, in terms of member features like the chat rooms, one-on-one chat etc..

Adult dating sites like AFF, have some of our features, but charge $180 p.a., and the quality of their member submitted stories, is highly questionable. Other than them being a full-on dating site, we offer pretty much everything they do, for a fraction of the cost. Indeed most things they offer, we give to our members, free.

Thank you for your understanding.

https://upload.lushstories.com/2060598555-AFF.png

Topic crashes
Posted 27 Jan 2018 12:27

I rebooted the server a short while ago, as soon as I was aware.

I am very disappointed with the amount of downtime of late. It isn't good enough.

Topic Announcing our "Change" Story Competition
Posted 25 Jan 2018 00:07

We've had a great turn out for this one, and some wonderfully creative entries.

1 week to go. If you're straggling, you need to get a shift on!

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 24 Jan 2018 10:57

I like to start the day with a green smoothie.

Oh, hang on. The barman says it's called a "Mojito."

(tough audience)

Topic crashes
Posted 24 Jan 2018 04:31



1) how would anybody know that was going on?

2) again how does anybody know that considering you've asked to know if something happens?

3) how would we know if its another issue or a reboot by Gav?

Your attitude, quite frankly, is aggressive and unwarranted. This is not the first time it has been noticed.

I was merely informing you what had happened when you reported it.

I can understand it must be frustrating when the site is down, but all sites have periods when there are issues. I've not been able to access my gmail account properly for the last week, for example. And that's google.

As far as I know (other than that reboot), there has been no downtime at all in the last day or so, since switching some of the services over to one of our other servers.

I'm hoping stability is maintained.

We are waiting on our host for hardware upgrade quotes.

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 24 Jan 2018 00:55

After a night at Rumplations, the next day I was asked, "How's the head?"

I replied, "I haven't had any complaints."

Morning folks!

Topic crashes
Posted 23 Jan 2018 06:29

site completely unavailable for at least 8mins at 7:30am CDT

Gav was uploading some fixes, and rebooting the server. It takes about 10 minutes for all services to resume.

He's actively monitoring the server, so there's not much need to report downtime any more, but if there are any other issues, please let us know.