Forum posts made by overmykneenow

Topic Yahoo email - MAJOR PRIVACY RISK
Posted 23 Apr 2018 04:50

Welcome to webmail

If you don't pay for a product, you are the product

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

The URL for redirects on log in is throwing up an error if you have it set up for opening up your profile page as your home page.

It looks for some reason as if it's trying to access https:/www.lushstories... instead of https://www.lushstories... (Chrome/Windows)

It logs in ok and if you navigate to other pages everything is fine but it just looks at first as if the site is down. Some users might be switching off thinking that there's a problem with their account or the site in general

Topic Las Vegas shooting: Dozens killed in Mandalay Bay attack
Posted 12 Oct 2017 08:46

So there was no discrimination against gay men until society recognized it?

I'm sure Alan Turing would be happy to hear that!

There's wasn't that much discrimination of it in early Victorian society. Mostly, homosexuality was treated pretty much the same as masturbation - something boys did at boarding school but were meant to grow out of when they were married off and expected to have children. The discrimination came after some high profile scandals at these boarding schools with the teachers and boys and homosexuality became a label that the moral middle class could use to blame for wider problems in society. That's when it was made illegal, then Oscar Wilde gets sent to prison, fast forward to the next century and Alan Turing.

Topic Catalonia is threatening to make my globe obsolete
Posted 11 Oct 2017 00:01

I guess some of you have been following Catalonia's threat to secede from Spain. Yes, Spain would lose Barcelona, one of Europe's most beautiful and nicest cities. A few days ago only 47% of Catalonians showed up to vote in what Spain considers, an illegal referendum vote. 90% of the 47% voted to make Catalonia an independent nation. Now we are waiting anxiously to see if Catalan President Carles Puigdemont announces that Catalonia will declare independence or stay as part of Spain.

I have a really nice globe in my office. It is large and in a great bronze frame. the print job is excellent and it has almost accurate raised relief. I mean better than most globes. It was an expensive globe and I like it. If Catalonia becomes a separate nation, hmm... maybe I can use a ultra-fine tip Sharpie to draw in the Catalonian border and use transparent Dr. Martin's dyes to alter the color to show a new country. That way I won't have to purchase a new globe.

I can't believe no one has mentioned possible Catalonian independence here yet. So what do y'all think about that? Should Spain let them do it or say no, and do whatever it takes to keep Catalonia. Many banks and other large corporations are abandoning Catalonia and moving to somewhere else in Spain over this.

It's probably out of date already - does it have South Sudan?

Topic new front page banner
Posted 22 Sep 2017 04:38

Have we talked about how awesome the banner looks? It does look really great.

It looks nice and slick, the sort of thing that would encourage someone looking for a bit of classy erotica to sign up.

Sadly, these days, the average passing punter coming to a website is on a mobile phone. Those people are offered a slightly more upfront first impression of Lush...

I know the mobile version provides much needed revenue for the site but can't help feel that it's damaging the brand you seem to want to go for on the "normal" version of the site.

Topic Celebs that are considered HOT to many but not you
Posted 13 Jan 2017 14:25

Tom Cruise
Orlando Bloom
Sarah Jessica Parker
Ben Stiller
Adam Sandler

Glad I didn't make that list

Topic PM Dating Spam Warning - this is NOT sanctioned by LS
Posted 25 Nov 2016 03:43

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.

For each of us, receiving spam like this is at most a mild inconvenience. The most concerning thing about it is that it could potentially cripple the site.

I was watching these accounts on Tuesday: it seemed that at any time a dozen of them were marked as online. Given their behaviour I'd say that these aren't the work of bots but real people sat in a room in some part of the world where the pennies received from affiliate schemes can give some kind of meagre existence. Filters struggle against real people, so you're probably best going with your option of limiting new/non-paying users. Maybe remove the option of adding links to messages - as with new forum users.

Topic stupid I am not a robot
Posted 22 Nov 2016 21:33

Have talked to alot of people on lush and most are having problems with it. Why do they need it does a robot pay ? Really guys get rid of it.I can't send pics or messages to my friends.

You do realise you're not allowed to have two accounts - even if you pay for them.

Topic I'm not a robot dam it
Posted 22 Nov 2016 10:25

using vista , yhe box never is there on my laptop so I can't click on it. but do see it on my phone and tablet,

Vista is no longer supported by modern browsers. Give serious thought to updating your operating system to avoid any security issue.

Topic PM Dating Spam Warning - this is NOT sanctioned by LS
Posted 22 Nov 2016 09:35

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

Topic Is the poppy a political symbol?
Posted 11 Nov 2016 10:22

The poppy isn't banned because it's a political symbol, it's banned because it is a personal statement. FIFA didn't come up with that rule, an organisation called IFAB did. True FIFA make up half of IFAB but the other half is made up of the football associations of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

The game will have a minute's silence, anthems will be sung, members of the armed services will be guests of honour, poppies will be everywhere - except for the shirts.

The outrage about the poppies is bullshit cooked up by sections of the political right and the media looking to make people madder about something that is fast losing its meaning. This is not a tradition for football teams to wear poppies on shirts, it's something clubs started doing about FIVE years ago. I repeat - it's bullshit.

To answer your question: yes, I think it is a political symbol now. It must be to get so many people outraged. I haven't worn a poppy this year for the first since I can remember. For me it's becoming a symbol co-opted by the sort of people who support the kind of tyranny those men died trying to defeat

Topic PM Dating Spam Warning - this is NOT sanctioned by LS
Posted 07 Nov 2016 08:38

If you, and others who encounter these spammers, report them, we will snuff them out a lot quicker.

Unfortunately there are a lot of people who try and leech off popular sites like this, and there's little we can do about it, other than react as fast as we can.

EDIT: It would probably be a good idea if we add a "spam" or other appropriate symbol, on the online chat and black box interfaces, with a confirmation pop up (in case you press the button by accident).

In the meantime, is it best to use the "Report profile" button?

Topic Let's stop using this sexist trope of referring to any woman as someone's wife, mother, daug
Posted 01 Nov 2016 09:42

It's a useful mash-up of dog-whistle sexism, logical fallacy and the type of "think of the children" rhetoric designed to whip up moral outrage.

It's right up there with bullshit like "I want my country back" and meninism

Topic If this was Donald Trump...
Posted 31 Oct 2016 09:54

The first arrest for voter fraud. OH WHAT? It was a Republican!!!

Can you imagine the headlines if Hillary groped as many men as Trump did women? How about if she said, "Grab 'em by the dick."?

What if Hillary ripped off a few thousand working class people of their entire savings by running a fake university? Like Trump did!

Did someone mention voter fraud?

Topic If this was Donald Trump...
Posted 31 Oct 2016 09:48

We will never agree. I didn't pick these flawed candidates. They're not the two I would have chosen.

Both have problems and I'm not sure what the answer is. Hillary is as corrupt as the come. We will have to agree to disagree.

I'm not a fan of the Clinton's. I was not a fan of Obama. But, I wasn't a fan of George Bush and his father either.


Firstly, I don't need your agreement to disagree with you.

Secondly, you know exactly what your answer is. You're going to vote for Trump. You would prefer a lying, racist, misogynist over someone who used a wrong email account and chose public defender as a career path.

Topic If this was Donald Trump...
Posted 31 Oct 2016 07:00

I'm just tickled to death that her email situation has been opened again.

This woman is a crook. Let me ask you a question.

If you were to go to your job and say.....Well I have my own computer that I will use. That would never happen ever. She is hiding evidence. If this was any other person....they would be in jail. The Clinton's are TROUBLE.

This woman is hiding secret information that pertains to our country.

How she hasn't been arrested yet is beyond me.


You're right, people who destroy evidence should be locked up…
Newsweek: Donald Trump companies destroyed emails and documentation

Topic Homo sapiens sapiens raptor?
Posted 30 Sep 2016 16:01

Overmykneenow is on some zootopia shit lol

Sorry I haven't got back to you about furry collab. Next week, yeah?

Topic Gifs Are Not Posting on Walls
Posted 30 Sep 2016 03:17

For a brief moment I thought GIFs had finally been disabled. Unfortunately this doesn't seem to be the case.

Sad times.

Topic Homo sapiens sapiens raptor?
Posted 30 Sep 2016 03:01

I was reading an article about research into the degrees of intra-species lethal behavior which indicated that mammals do it more than other branches, primates more than other mammals and humans most of all primates. The authors speculated that the propensity to violence was a genetic adaption to violent environments.

Which got me to thinking.

Among most Homo sapiens sapiens, the impulse to lethality is low to nonexistent.

However, following the idea that environments push genetic adaptions, isn't it logical that there are in fact, two branches of Homo sapiens sapiens, one adapted to dealing with violent environments with violence, and one adapted to peaceful environments?

Those who are commonly referred to as sociopaths and psychopaths account disproportionately for most lethal violence. Wars tend to be started by sociopaths/psychopaths.

If these conditions were truly due disordered minds, then we would expect to see a wide variety of differences in brain structures as brains being randomly miswired. But that isn't the case: they all tend to share the same brain structures which are different from normal in the same way. And evidence both exists and mounts that these are genetic-based traits.

Could not these people be classified as Homo sapiens sapiens raptor, a predator subspecies of Homo sapiens sapiens, the other branch more properly known as Homo sapiens sapiens pacatus (peaceful)?

What do you think?

Do you have a source for this article because it sounds like a pile of crap written by someone with mental issues of their own.

All social mammals display intra-species violence. Male lions in the wild don't die of old age, they're most commonly killed by other male lions. Intra-species violence is an evolutionary advantage but so is cooperation. Humans have thrived from a balance of these two conflicting states.

The thought that psychopaths are a different species is both ludicrous and dangerous. Dehumanising a section of society allows us to revert them to the status of animals - and we all know how well we treat animals on this planet. The discovery of the so-called "warrior gene" led to similar misunderstanding much like the discovery that European DNA is "tainted" with Neanderthal.

Topic What Pets Do You Have?
Posted 28 Sep 2016 14:16

A very naughty pooch.

I read that as gooch

Topic Orgasm Control
Posted 27 Sep 2016 02:46

My trick is thinking about work, personally.

Sounds sexy

Topic $100 Prize - Design Competition for our Default Avatars
Posted 27 Sep 2016 01:54

If we go this way, it would be a small selection of avatars offered at signup, otherwise it may add a hurdle we don't want. The easier it is to sign up on a site, with the fewest steps, the better.

Or we could go the default route, and pick 2 of the most attractive models, like these:

Any hurdle will see a drop off in new sign-ups. Choosing a username and password puts enough people off, then asking them to choose an avatar ("Will I be able to change it afterwards?") will have them hovering over the close window button.

Defaults should be simple and unobtrusive (think of the twitter "egg") you have to able to see that image on the same page a dozen or more times without it looking weird.

Social networks often use prompts to encourage users to improve their profiles - LinkedIn is probably the most pushy as far this is concerned. Friendly advice about the benefits of improving ones profile - especially to new authors - could appear whenever new users log in.

Whatever way you want to go, I think you still need a third non-selectable one for orphaned forum posts

Topic $100 Prize - Design Competition for our Default Avatars
Posted 13 Sep 2016 02:54

Thanks for your input, OMKN. In retrospect, I agree with most of what you are saying. Anyone who does any design work knows that it often takes several revisions of the same design to come up with something that works. Preliminary conceptions can vary from 'almost there' to 'what the fuck was I thinking?'. You very rarely hit it out of the park on the first try.

I think a more simplistic design would work best. I also love the idea of a neutral avatar to be used for the 'guest' account which posts of deleted members are assigned to. Good thinkin'.

What area of the male anatomy would you choose for design number four?


To be honest, I don't think I would.

I think i'd go for something like a pair of y-fronts and a pair of knickers. Clear and simple but also open for ambiguity (which we have in spades on here). I think it would also encourage new users to "get their kecks off" and replace it with a more interesting and personalised avatar

Topic $100 Prize - Design Competition for our Default Avatars
Posted 13 Sep 2016 00:14

This is quite a tricky concept to create original designs for which avoid the old clichés.
Here are a few sets I've been playing with but am not 100% settled on. I like the hearts. Embarassed

Criticism welcome.

A good start and a decent indicator of what does and doesn't work

1. Don Draper and Charlie's Angel - bit dull (not necessarily a bad thing) but logo behind seems lost and unnecessary. Looks a bit like a re-brand for Islamic State

2. I don't like the watermark - the imagery is ok. I like the colour coding

3. Too busy, pointless branding, colour coding doesn't work any more.

4. Best of the lot. The female is better as it's representative of eroticism - the male is just a male though

We're going to see these a lot so simpler works better. Don't bother branding them - they're not going to be pinched and seeing the url 20 times on a page just looks weird.

On the broader scope - two avatars is certainly enough, unless of course you have plans to expand the options available for gender. Though I would suggest making a non-selectable gender neutral avatar used only for deleted accounts on the forum.

Topic How many Lush users have you revealed your real identity to? How did it go?
Posted 08 Aug 2016 21:01

The article mentioned in that post is down.

Hardly surprising, in fact it's probably for the best.

Topic How many Lush users have you revealed your real identity to? How did it go?
Posted 08 Aug 2016 13:52

Just re-read what I posted on this thread four years ago. I've been here too long.

Best advice: the only people you should ever tell stuff to are people who don't want to know

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 05 Aug 2016 14:05

I think this is funny, but I am not quite sure I get it . . .

That pretty much encapsulates why I'm so amazing.

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 05 Aug 2016 08:43

Did you mean 'How about a couple's profile setting?'

Can you give an example of how a 'couple' profile would be different to a regular profile? What additional functionality would be required?

Couples accounts: for guys who would rather pretend they have a bisexual partner rather than pretend to be a bisexual bikini model

Topic If there's any story mods
Posted 19 Jun 2016 10:03

Why say "mentally state" when you could say "think". That way, no one has to work out what you mean.

Personally, internal dialogue is lazy writing. Show readers what your characters are thinking, don't tell them. There are some great articles online that can give you some great examples of how to write in a more "show, don't tell" style.

Topic Why are attractive guys so boring?
Posted 12 Jun 2016 14:16

It usually feels like the guys who look the best don't know how to keep a conversation going
Yeah, but like… you know… that. Know what I mean?