Forum posts made by nicola

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 23 Jun 2017 02:27

@ oceanrunner - I think the issue is the way in which the database stores information. It can only be allocated fully to one member, otherwise there are duplication issues.

We'd have to change the site design, to allow the listing of 2 authors on the story page. It's doable.

Having an RR / EP allocated to both authors, makes sense. That would be a minor code change I believe.

We get so few stories co-written, it's a question of allocating resources, to changing things around.

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 23 Jun 2017 02:15

I agree with the comment removal issue. It's only going to cause problems. I have no idea why it was added in the first place!

I've sent a message to Gav, asking if he can fix it up. It's clearly a bug. The setting only have the option of sending a message when someone has actually posted on one of your stories, not when they remove one.

Topic Happy Birthday Oceanrunner!
Posted 22 Jun 2017 09:58

Belated happy birthday wishes Mike.

(I really should check in on these threads more).

Topic Happy birthday to the one and only Liz!!
Posted 22 Jun 2017 09:56

Woo hoo, 21 again!

Happy Birthday Liz love3 occasion1 occasion4 occasion9 occasion7 occasion6 occasion5 3601 3601 3601 3601 3601 3601 puke (opps, too much vino)

Topic Watch This Space for a Stupendous Announcement about the New Direction of LushStories!
Posted 12 Jun 2017 15:25

"If man is 5
then the devil is 6
then god is 7
this monkey's gone to heaven"

I went to a live concert of The Pixies when I was a student at Uni, and they were starting to be famous. It was awesome.

Please, enough with the cliches and derogatory sexist remarks.

Now I'm going to powder my nose, and bake some cookies for the boys ...

Topic The eBook listings are now indexed
Posted 11 Jun 2017 13:51

Librarian ape approves. Now when do we start classifying them using the Dewey Decimal System?

The Dewey what now? scratch

It was bugging me for a while.

Now it's easier to find works from the same author, or even a particular title you're interested in.

If we can help people find your eBooks in an easier way, all the better.

Topic The eBook listings are now indexed
Posted 11 Jun 2017 08:51

They are much easier to navigate now they are indexed, rather than one long page.

You can also sort via author now.

Big thanks to Gav for fixing that up.

Topic Watch This Space for a Stupendous Announcement about the New Direction of LushStories!
Posted 11 Jun 2017 00:21

Can post that have nothing to do w/ mystery announcement be deleted?

Good idea.

Let's keep things on topic please everyone.

Topic Watch This Space for a Stupendous Announcement about the New Direction of LushStories!
Posted 10 Jun 2017 06:28

Google bought Android in 2005 already. That's before its very first release and before smartphones were even a thing yet.

Anyway, forget app stores, with current day technology you can have a website that looks (and for the most part acts) like an app on mobile devices and run it on every platform with the content you want.

I'm getting confused with them changing the "Android Market" to "Google Play". When that happened (2012 / 2013?), and Google's name was actually on the App Store instead, adult apps got dumped en masse. I'd assumed that's when they bought Android. My bad.

Gav has been looking into the latter for a while now. It's a matter of him finding the time to set it all up. It's no small task, but something that we ultimately need to make a priority.

Over 75% of our traffic is on mobile devices now, and the web version really isn't the best, viewed on smaller screens. The mobile site is basically a read only version for our stories, and far from ideal. I'd like it to be fully featured, with voting, comments, a basic chat feature, messaging etc..

Developments happen very slowly, when you only have one part-time programmer. We could do with Gav full-time, but unfortunately, he's highly paid working full-time elsewhere.

This has nothing to do with Sprite's stupendous announcement, which I'm super interested in!

Topic Watch This Space for a Stupendous Announcement about the New Direction of LushStories!
Posted 10 Jun 2017 02:20

Just back from Apple's WWDC and your announcing the Lush App?

We actually spent thousands of $ on getting an Android App coded, and within a few months, Google bought out Android, and they canned adult apps (except the very softcore ones) from their store, across the board.

Amazon did the same thing in their App store, and have now seemingly done the same thing to their eBook offerings, dumping anything vaguely hardcore, out or down in the rankings.

Apple have always taken a zero tolerance on anything even vaguely adult, so it's pointless writing an App for that platform.

All in all, Apps are rather pointless for anything adult any more. It ended up being a total waste of money and time for us.

Topic Announcing our "Pure Filth" Story Competition - $150 1st Prize
Posted 09 Jun 2017 01:49

I had to goggle six of those words.

We pride ourselves on being an educational site f-hihi

Topic Watch This Space for a Stupendous Announcement about the New Direction of LushStories!
Posted 09 Jun 2017 01:48

Topic Announcing our "Pure Filth" Story Competition - $150 1st Prize
Posted 07 Jun 2017 01:46

writing romantic vanilla straight people married sex is outside of my comfort zone. would that qualify? Regaeman Man

Topic Moderator of the Month, for May
Posted 07 Jun 2017 01:29

For putting in a solid shift in May, on the story queue, I am pleased to announce that Robertl takes out the Moderator of the Month Award, for May.

Thank you for giving up your time to help the cause Robert Hugs

I'll be in touch regarding your $100 prize.



Topic Tracey Emin Interview
Posted 06 Jun 2017 08:56

She's refreshingly honest and open in this enjoyable interview:

I'm not sure her "bed" installation, would fit everyone's definition of what "art" is - it certainly got people talking all the same:

"Art: the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power."

She talks about it here:

Topic Announcing our "Pure Filth" Story Competition - $150 1st Prize
Posted 06 Jun 2017 05:22

Pure Filth Competition

We are getting back to our roots with this competition, and are looking for the filthiest, sexiest, hottest sex stories imaginable.

Competition Theme

Stories should be raw, explicit, nasty, extreme. The characters should be getting out of their comfort zones, and pushing their bodies and minds, to the limits.

They should be giving themselves up to wanton abandon, in pursuit of the ultimate hedonistic orgasmic experience.

Think along the lines of orgies, dogging, sex clubs, swinger parties, gloryholes, hardcore sex.

As an added challenge, stories should be no longer than 6,000 words.

Full details here >>

Topic EP award - Subliminal Boobage - Liz - 15th Nov 2016
Posted 03 Jun 2017 10:12

Woo hoo. A great way to kick off the new forum Jen.

Good work!

Topic Awesome Award 6/2/17: BrownCoffee
Posted 03 Jun 2017 10:11

What another wonderful choice Rach.

One of our top authors, and an altogether fantastic member.

Congrats BrownCoffee, thoroughly deserved award for one of my favourite authors - not only of stories, but also of poetry I've recently discovered icon_smile

Topic Dancing Doll's 'Hard Candy' has reached 500,000 views! Half-Million!
Posted 01 Jun 2017 03:58

Woo hoo! cheerleader

One of our hottest, dirtiest ever stories, and one of my favourites, from one of my favourite authors. thatshot

Well done Ash! Big Hugs

Topic Moderator of the Month, for April
Posted 26 May 2017 11:20

For the last couple of months, this person has absolutely smashed the story queue.

She's one of the most entertaining people you're ever likely to meet, and has a fierce sense of humour. She's also very helpful to authors in getting their stories published.

I am delighted to give the Moderator of the Month Award for April, to Ruthie cheerleader

Thanks for all you do around here. Please check your inbox for your $100 prize! Hugs

Topic The 'No New Contest' Blues
Posted 25 May 2017 07:33

Thanks for the subtle hint Mr. Rumple!

I'll get on it next week. These last few weeks have been rather fraught, and my time online has been very limited.

Topic Seeing Double
Posted 20 May 2017 03:50

I don't know what's going on with that, but whatever you do, ALWAYS write a story on your own machine, in case of technical difficulties here / anywhere on the interwebs.

Notepad / TextEdit or another very basic text editor, is the safest strategy.

Topic Live cams?
Posted 16 May 2017 12:44

Our advertising partner asked us to put in a link to see how well it did.

It's shown to surfers only (people not logged in), so we thought the impact would be minimal.

I hate blind links as much as anyone, but we need to pay the bills 588-rolleyes

Topic Announcing the Winners of our "Passion" Poetry Competition
Posted 12 May 2017 13:28

"Computer says no." 😂


One of my favourite characters, and a fabulous poke at "jobsworths".

Thank you for being so understanding!

Topic Announcing the Winners of our "Passion" Poetry Competition
Posted 11 May 2017 23:25

It's nice that the main Competition page now lists the runners-up as well as the winners. But why does it only show seven of them, rather than all of the twelve listed in the original post? Are the other five not actually runners-up at all?

And yes, I do declare a personal interest, since is mine is one of those that seems to have dropped off the bottom!

I don't mind being a runner-up. But a runner-up to the runners-up? Not so good 😔

Gav coded a "Top 10" so I couldn't add any more! To have a Top 15, is very unusual. You are listed at the top of this thread as a runner-up!

If he codes an extra 5 spaces, for each new competition with only a Top 10, there will be empty spaces for those extra 5. Unless he does some complicated jiggery pokery. I can ask if it's possible if you wish?

The Woodbridge Animal Shelter have our donation:

Topic Announcing the Winners of our "Passion" Poetry Competition
Posted 09 May 2017 03:12

I've mentioned this elsewhere, but would like to repeat, that I was blown away by the quality of the entries to this competition, and got rather emotional reading some.

Others were outright filthy, which we also love 1st Place - When Passion Calls , by avrgblkgrl
2nd Place - First Light , by Liz
3rd Place - Let me be your Juliet , by sprite

Congratulations to avrgblkgrl, Liz and Sprite!

It was a pleasure reading through all the entries. I urge our membership to read all of the following. There is some outstanding poetry here. All our worthy of our "Recommended Read" award:

In Love We True Completion Find , by KindOfHeart
Paperclip , by browncoffee
It's Never Just a Fuck , by Burquette
When Shall We Wake? , by Milik_the_Red
Consumed by Passion , by Lilly
Walls That Have Eyes , by Sara
Tempestuous , by honeydipped
Piccadilly Line Passion , by naughtyannie
Oblivion , by littleduchess
Passion Evolves , by NymphWriter
Retrouvailles , by moon03
The Burning Flesh Of Angels , by gilrenard

The $250 prize money for this competition, will go to one of Alan's favourite charities, The Woodbridge Animal Group .

Thank you to everyone who took their time to craft poems for this competition. You have done Alan proud.


Topic Announcing our "Passion" Poetry Competition
Posted 03 May 2017 06:14

I've read all the poems entered into this competition, and the shortlist is now in the hands of our judging panel.

The winners are scheduled to be announced on 8 May.

Topic Happy 4/20!
Posted 20 Apr 2017 10:15

I think the world would be a far better place, if the "world leaders", were all stoners.

Happy 4 / 20 Regaeman Man

Posted 19 Apr 2017 12:14

Happy Birthday Banes1!

I hope you have a chilled fun day.

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Topic does lush have some kind of relationship with
Posted 18 Apr 2017 03:14

We are wholly independent, and have no relationship with any other erotica site.

If you see your work on any other site, which you have not published at yourself, it has been copied without your permission (and definitely without ours).

As HeraTeleia correctly says, we've done everything in our powers over the years, to make it as difficult as possible for this to happen. However, it's impossible to stamp out totally. Even if we did something a little crazy, like turn each story / poem, into an image, someone could sit there and type the piece out manually.

We get the same thing with people stealing stories and making them into Apps, or re-publishing them as eBooks, without the authors' permissions.

Content thieves are like weeds. You can get rid of a few, but thousands more spring up, and you are wasting your time trying.

At the end of the day, those type of sites will get very little traffic. Google realises they are stolen content junk sites, particularly if they are laden with viruses. So I consider them an irritation, and nothing much more these days.