Forum posts made by nicola

Topic "Cyclone cuts off electricity to Lush's coding genius"
Posted 22 Apr 2015 03:21

I've just received an email from Gav, saying he'll be without electricity until at least the weekend. He was in his car using his mobile to message me.

I had no idea, but apparently where he is, a few hours north of Sydney, they've been hit by a Category 2 Cyclone. 70,000 people are without power. He's trying to get hold of a portable generator.

All his family are fine, but there's a lot of tree and building damage in his area, roads closed etc.

Please bear this in mind when messaging about site related tech issues!

Topic Announcing our "This is Hardcore" Story Competition, $200 First Prize!
Posted 22 Apr 2015 03:13

Apologies for any confusion. I said "a few days" on the 21st, which included the 21st and 22nd (a few means 2 icon_smile). I'm pretty sure the 22nd was the deadline date.

People leaving it to the last minute, are very unlikely to garner enough votes to qualify for the competition anyway. I really wouldn't advise leaving it right to the death.

Topic NEW questions concerning the Membership options
Posted 22 Apr 2015 03:03

Hello. I haven't purchased anything online from another country; lush membership might just be the first. I'm concerned about international tax rates. Before the purchase becomes final, are we are given a detailed breakdown of what we're about to buy, and will there be a cancel button or such device? It would be easier to ask tax rates for a specific country but I'm not comfortable asking here. Thanks.

We use the second largest payment processor in the world. You do not get a detailed breakdown as there are no taxes passed on. All that appears on your credit card bill is a one off amount, billed discreetly via our site admin's software company.

Topic NEW questions concerning the Membership options
Posted 22 Apr 2015 02:55

I wish it wasn't where we'd have to pay. I won't be able to. That sucks but I'm glad lush has grown so much. I do love lush.

So we won't be able to send any messeges to people whatsoever, am I correct?

Correct. After your 3 month trial is up (or if you were a member before the start of 2015, after 1 July 2015), you will no longer be able to use the messaging system. It's one of the most resource intensive applications on here.

Paying the $10 yearly Bronze Membership fee (less than $1 per month), unlocks the messaging system.

Topic HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAZZA LUSH!
Posted 21 Apr 2015 06:47

Happy Birthday Mazza.

I hope you have a wonderful day being spoiled rotten.

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Topic Announcing our "This is Hardcore" Story Competition, $200 First Prize!
Posted 21 Apr 2015 05:05

Only 2 more days until the deadline.

People, you'd best get your entries in today, if you want them to qualify with a large enough # votes.

Good luck stragglers!

All stories have now been tweeted to our 3000+ followers.

Topic Love Lost Lives Found
Posted 20 Apr 2015 06:12

Good luck with your book Rebecca.

Here is the direct link for people to follow: http://www.amazon.com/Love-Lost-Lives-Found-Romance-ebook/dp/B00VZ7736Q

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 20 Apr 2015 02:14

I know you know that if its Aussie Council Workers it's going to take them 5 years. For one hole. Gav really should have reached out internationally for that job.

I moved back to England late last year, for a variety of reasons.

Council workers here come in a 3 pack. 1 to do the work, 2 to look on. It's always been that way the world over hasn't it? dontknow

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 20 Apr 2015 02:12

It might be nice to have some sort of "Affinity Group" feature, where members who wanted to have something like a private forum would have the opportunity to form subgroups. This might work like Google Circles or Yahoo Groups, one or more moderators and a private forum that those moderators/members could control access to.

This has been in the works a long long time. sad1

It is an enormous coding job to create a "Groups" feature, but it is being worked on as a priority.

There are a lot of people here with similar interests, but without a method for them to connect easily, it doesn't happen. It should, and will.

Topic People being in multiple chatrooms
Posted 20 Apr 2015 02:02

On other chat sites, users are booted if they don't interact for a certain period (10 minutes or so) maybe that would be an alternative, or maybe set up a queueing system so you just have to wait until someone drops out.

Good ideas.

I find it difficult to concentrate on the goings on in one chat room, let alone multiple rooms. With that in mind, should we restrict it so members can only be in one room at a time?

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 16 Apr 2015 12:56

A teleportation button would be nice.

We're working on the destination set as I type. Where would you like to go? It can be interstellar apparently, although I wouldn't recommend the black holes. Gav has a few council workers trying to fill in those.

Topic Twitter Writing Challenge: 140 characters of sexyness
Posted 16 Apr 2015 07:42



It says 140 according to the counter here.

Big Hugs

https://www.lushstories.com/resources/count-characters.aspx

Sorry, you can't pad it out on Twitter with extra blank spaces, it doesn't work like that!

https://upload.lushstories.com/370846886-chars.png

Topic Twitter Writing Challenge: 140 characters of sexyness
Posted 16 Apr 2015 03:55

4 of the above didn't make it. 3 not exactly 140 chars , 1 had no full-stop.

Topic Your Weather
Posted 15 Apr 2015 05:16

I don't need Sydney, there's blue skies in England (first I've seen since November)!

This ISN'T a photoshop https://upload.lushstories.com/1783375520-English-Weather.JPG

Now show me yours.

Topic Announcing our "This is Hardcore" Story Competition, $200 First Prize!
Posted 15 Apr 2015 00:00



It's a hardcore competition. Not hardass.

Where's your entry smarty pants cat?

Topic Announcing our "This is Hardcore" Story Competition, $200 First Prize!
Posted 14 Apr 2015 01:58

A little over a week left before the deadline. Get moving folks!

https://upload.lushstories.com/216556348-Become-a-writer.jpg

Topic How come I can't Buy a gold membership for a certain person on my friends list?
Posted 13 Apr 2015 22:23

There's a small issue with the upgrade path, which will be fixed shortly.

Topic How come I can't Buy a gold membership for a certain person on my friends list?
Posted 13 Apr 2015 06:44

We'll look into this for you.

Thank you for your generosity Hugs

Topic The Devil's Undertones - The Novel - is on sale this week!
Posted 11 Apr 2015 01:12

Good luck with the book Metilda.

Great title and cover design.

I'll add it to my "to read" list.

Topic Announcing our "This is Hardcore" Story Competition, $200 First Prize!
Posted 08 Apr 2015 01:31

laughing9

Some great entries coming in thick and fast now. =d>

Topic Members posting underage images or discussing underage activities, are REPORTED to the POLICE
Posted 08 Apr 2015 01:10

A reminder to our community that we take these matters very seriously.

Offenders who think they might be protected by using a VPN service, are sadly mistaken .

We have close contacts with authorities in the US, Canada, UK and Australia, and WILL REPORT all individuals who post underage images.

Be warned.

Topic The Split of Our Front Page - Stories/Poems
Posted 07 Apr 2015 01:02

The division of the poetry and stories was the most clever way to deal with this problem. When I heard that was the way they were going to do it I was pretty impressed at whoever came up with that. Well done.

Thank you.

What are you after?

Topic lush android app
Posted 03 Apr 2015 03:30

http://www.lushstories.com/controlpanel
login: lushstories
password: "password"

Eh?

I don't think we need to spend an entire year's ad revenue on making the site "mobile friendly" seeing we created a stripped down site for mobile devices already.

The full site looks great on my iPad. I am not sure who would expect a website with everything we have going on, to be "friendly" to a device with a screen 2" x 4"!

I am sure google (who recently advised mobile friendliness will be a ranking factor) won't expect the owners of privately run SME websites, to go through all the expense of this exercise. Fair enough if you are talking about large enterprises, but that's not the case here.

Topic lush android app
Posted 02 Apr 2015 01:17

You just need to find some CSS experts with time on their hands. People who actually know stuff though rather than enthusiastic volunteers willing to learn or people who have managed to change the background on their wordpress site. People who know why using the universal selector for a CSS reset is a bad idea.

That's great. Is a Tuesday start good for you?

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!

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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.