Forum posts made by overmykneenow

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. https://www.lushstories.com/laurawantsome

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, daughter
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!!!

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2016/10/28/voter-fraud-suspect-arrested-des-moines/92892042/

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?

https://www.thenation.com/article/north-carolina-republicans-tried-to-disenfranchise-a-100-year-old-african-american-woman/

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.

Hugs,
Mysteria
xo



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.

Hugs,
Mysteria
xo

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:

https://upload.lushstories.com/517603229-1.png https://upload.lushstories.com/1890207398-2.png

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?

Think

https://upload.lushstories.com/1948879807-4-male-swinging.png

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?

Topic how would you react?
Posted 03 Jun 2016 08:30

Content you want? Here you go! And you are totally correct on the three sides to every story.... There's your side, my side and the TRUTH!!!

Here is but just one of the threads.... Go have a gander yourself


CONTEXT, sweetie, not content.

All you've shown is a pile of internet sniping. This is obviously MASSIVELY IMPORTANT to you but, seriously, no one gives a rat's crap. What you call "DEFENDING" is most likely "COUNTER-ATTACKING" or even better "ESCALATING". There is a difference, drama queens don't tend to care about that though - they have their agenda and they stick to it.

You've been bursting to get this stuff out there, "LOOK EVERYONE, NEW DRAMA!!!!!!". Seriously, no one fucking cares.

Topic how would you react?
Posted 03 Jun 2016 07:01

I am sooo very curious as to when DEFENDING yourself has turned into bullying? I know the REAL victim in this situation because I bought her a gold to help her hide from the harassment she was getting!!! Those of you who know me, know I don't sugar coat anything and I usually keep to myself and avoid all the drama creating individuals here on lush. When I saw this thread my jaw dropped and I went to the TRUE victim to get permission to post my thoughts here .... She finally granted it. There are two sides to every story.... And in my experience usually the one crying wolf has something to hide... Just sayin! I have decided to take Mr. Felix's advice. Below you will find a few snippets here from lush from the one "claiming" victim! I have left out the bloody knifes and truly violent posts out of respect for the victim....

Finally! What's the point of pathetic web feuds if we can't all watch you behaving like kids? I'm glad your side is finally being represented in this, up to now one-sided version of literally-no-one-gives-a-fuck-about events.

Your dossier of screen-grabs is eye-opening and I'm glad you weren't tempted to spoil the narrative with the unnecessary inclusion of context.

Everyone knows that people who have trouble with drama queens ARE drama queens. Everyone also knows the fact there are THREE sides to any story.

Topic how would you react?
Posted 31 May 2016 07:09

Lately I have discovered more that the forum seems to be a place to harass and troll and sadly 'bully'
Lush in general is supposed to be a fun place and a safe one but its not for some people
Maybe I'll sound like I am whining but this actually isn't I think people need to speak up and I think people need to realize that they
actually do not know the person in real life or what they are going through..We all need to be responsible for our actions
People can say over and over again '' This is a sex site'' but what difference does that actually make?


What you would call a "concerned friend" I would call a shit stirrer. She's just giving whoever's attacking you a platform. Be very wary of people like this, while they may even believe they're acting in your best interest, they're really acting for their own interest. I bet any money they're the sort of people who say they don't come on here for drama but somehow, miraculously, seem to attract it anyway.

These people also have a habit of trying to get friends involved in whatever shitty little pointless dispute they have on the forums. They talk about a culture of bullying. A lot. The terms troll and bully and freely thrown around in every online community or social network, the truth is anyone who tries to take advantage of a weakness for their own gain is a bully, be it an angry enemy or a so-called concerned friend.

You're here for no one's amusement but your own. The beauty of this place is the only baggage you have to carry is the stuff you bring with you. Travel light.

Topic GENERAL THOUGHTS ON READER RECOMMENDED STORIES...
Posted 25 May 2016 04:51

It's really quite simple, if you work and improve your writing ability and put together high-quality stories , you will start getting RRs. Whining, crying, and complaining in The Forum is just wasting time you could spend working toward making yourself a better writer.

All good advice but along with your previous post on this thread you've happily ignored the fact that people who are more socially active on this site get more views. Nothing you've said changes my opinion that the more moderators you can get to look at your stuff, the more likely you are to receive an RR.

You said yourself - the verifiers are pushed hard, so if they're reading something on Lush it's either something in the queue or something they already have an interest in reading. If they're reading something randomly on the home page they may as well be reading something in the queue. For the majority of quality authors, whose material will be passed without much problem, the only mod that will ever see a piece of work is the mod who verified it. Unless you can get the interest of other mods, your story will soon be lost amongst all the others.

I've not written in two years for this site, my last story got an RR months after it was published. If you're relying on the approving mod to recommend it, you're relying on the luck of the draw. The verifier for that last story actually scored it a 4 (which she was, of course, perfectly entitled to do).

Topic GENERAL THOUGHTS ON READER RECOMMENDED STORIES...
Posted 25 May 2016 04:16



May I ask where you got that number? I'm curious what the numbers are for the different sections of the site.



The figure is based on the information published on the site home page and on the forum homepage

Taking the figures right now from the forum it tells me that 3289 people are on the site, 149 of which are members, 3140 guests. That actually makes 95.5% non-interactive visitors.

The homepage tells me 51 people are in the chat room - so about a third of the members currently here. While totting up the number of people viewing forum posts adds up to 23 so about 1 in 6. Guests of course can view the forum so that number may include non-interactive users.

74 people in chat rooms and forums, 3215 doing something else.

Topic GENERAL THOUGHTS ON READER RECOMMENDED STORIES...
Posted 24 May 2016 02:31

I have been watching this and just had to add my My 2 cents

Whether you agree or disagree with the topic, EVERY member, especially a paying member, should have the right to post a topic of their choice. Posting off handed comments and pics just to get the thread closed because you do not agree is a pretty low act and shows more about you than the OP.

To the OP, the system will never change but thank you for the discussion. In my opinion, the only fair system would be that when someone submits their story, their name is not displayed to the mod.

BTW, I am surprised that you have not received any going by you average scores dontknow And I am surprised that after 4 years of absence, that mods are still using the term 'butthurt' and calling out members on the forum. See, nothing ever changes lol

Well said. I think it's an excellent idea not to show the author's name when approving a story. The name of the author shouldn't have any bearing on whether a story gets approved or not (or Recommended, for that matter). The best writers surely wouldn't have a problem with that - their quality will shine through whatever, right? It would also help stop a lot of the unnecessary grumbling when it comes to competitions too.

Every member should have the right to question the system without being told by those who are meant to be here to help that it's...

frankly... insulting
frankly insulting
offensive and an insult

Of course member suggestions can also be shrugged off and treated with derision...

lol.

is that really how you see the mods? some sort of power hungry entity that's out to make lush a poorer experience for members? btw, that's a very real question - i'd appreciate an honest answer.
I wouldn't mind answering this. I hope your appreciation of honesty extends to me too.

Do I see them as a power hungry entity? No, but I certainly understand why many people do. I can also understand why people are too frightened to admit to that. Mods become mods for their own reasons - some good some bad. Some people join this site and the only thing they want to be is a mod. There are those as well who would struggle to survive on here if they didn't have the security of being part of the mod team. It explains why some people would want to bother still being a mod, when all we ever hear is how arduous and thankless it is (I love that one by the way).

Usually the bad mods are got rid of without much fuss - if you know gossipy mods you can usually find out what happened in PM. When mods get consumed by power they don't usually do it in full public gaze - MrNudiePants going postal in the forum being a notable exception. Power trips aren't the problem though. What is the problem is the slow creep towards institutional thinking. "I deserve this because I make sacrifices for this website", "us mods are so unappreciated by THEM - let's have a group hug".

The RR system was added as a perk for mods. Whenever you add a perk for the mods, by definition you make things relatively worse for those who aren't mods. We all need to remember who the most important people are on this: the Authors. All of them, good or bad. 97% of the traffic on this site is not concerned with this forum or the chat rooms or private messages - it's here to read stories supplied by dozens of authors every single day