Forum posts made by overmykneenow

Topic Started to exercise but gained weight.
Posted 01 Dec 2015 00:02

It's very unlikely to be extra muscle, it's far more likely to be fluid retention

When you exercise (especially if you haven't for a while) the muscles get damaged - that's the soreness you feel. Muscles absorb a lot of fluid when they're repairing themselves causing them to get bigger. (It's also why guys think they can see results after one workout)

This fluid retention is very common among people starting new workouts. It should only be temporary though, so don't lose heart

Topic Possible to block an author's stories on the home page?
Posted 30 Nov 2015 03:37

If you can block story categories I don't see why you shouldn't be able to block authors too.

You could even stretch the block down as far as specific Tags.

Topic Are *YOU* a PSYCHOPATH???
Posted 29 Nov 2015 23:30

The ones you should be concerned about are the ones who take the test and say they definitely AREN'T psychopaths

Topic Editor needed
Posted 28 Nov 2015 13:21

Editing, punctuation and grammar? Are you sure you're not looking for someone to write your story?

Topic Online trolls are literally losers according to study
Posted 26 Nov 2015 04:56

I find it sad that the art of trolling has been reduced to encompass all forms of internet abuse.

The term trolling is borrowed from fishing, where it refers to a form of luring fish. On the internet, few people can do it well and if you can't do it well, you're just an arsehole.

This image sums it up pretty well, there's a blog post to go with it.

blog link:

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 26 Nov 2015 04:19

EB: Doesn't this prove my poient? Could it possiiiiibly be thate I did this for assclenching nit-pickars to finde? Releive them of their anguishe and give us spelle chicker.

This is a job for your web browser, not Lush.

Look at your browser settings and adjust them accordingly - you might need to install a plug-in, which will take a couple of clicks to achieve

You'll have spell-check on every site you visit not just Lush

Topic Do you think Ahmed Mohamed deserves $15m compensation?
Posted 25 Nov 2015 00:49

The figure of $15 million has been put there by the lawyers to grab attention - and it's worked. In most cases like this, the family are in the centre of a bidding war from large law firms looking to make a substantial amount of cash.

This firm has clearly won and managed to get the case back in the headlines (and no, the timing of this and the increase in anti-islamic tension is no coincidence). The parties involved, eager to get themselves out of the headlines, will want to settle as quickly as possible and they will - it won't be $15 million but it will be disproportionate to the act itself.

Topic Your blocks now extend to forum posts
Posted 04 Nov 2015 12:56

The block feature doesn't extend to moderators.

If someone has me blocked, they'll still see my posts. Try it out for yourself.

By the time I see your posts a thread's usually closed anyway

Topic Your blocks now extend to forum posts
Posted 04 Nov 2015 12:46

Can we please stop with the posturing about who's gonna get their comeuppance or not in regards to the block?

Doesn't it negate the entire purpose of the block if you're just gonna keep making suggestive posts that are obviously directed towards the recipient(s) of your block?

Just enjoy the feature if you so desire and keep it moving.

Going forward, please only post if you have any further issues or suggestions about the new block feature.

No need to turn this thread into yet another train wreck.


What happens if someone has you blocked and can't read your warning?

Topic Your blocks now extend to forum posts
Posted 03 Nov 2015 04:48

This could lead to some hilarity in those "avatar above you" word game threads

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 29 Oct 2015 16:55

After reading this forum I wouldn't as anything new, after finding out there is only programmer that is a volunteer. Big kudos to Gav.

While developers are amazing they should never, ever be left to their own devices.

They need to be proded, poked, nagged and generally harangued to produce what people actually want.

And they love it too so don't feel bad about it.

Topic Getting laid...
Posted 20 Oct 2015 09:07

Exactly - lay is used of a person or persons in the past tense and of objects in the present tense,

The future tense is more problematical
Psalm 48, verse 8 — I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety (King James Bible)
Psalm 48, verse 8 — In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety. (English Standard Version)

For me, both of those are correct, in the first example "me" becomes the object, although I and me are the same thing. In the second the superfluous object ("me") has been removed so the verb reverts to "lie". Would anyone correct "Now I lay me down to sleep"?

Topic Getting laid...
Posted 20 Oct 2015 05:56

It's an interesting point, especially in first person narrative, as to whether or not colloquialisms should be used as a tool for story-telling at the expense of what should be"correct".

Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London series are told by the main character, Peter. He almost always uses personal pronouns incorrectly: "Me and Lesley jumped in the jag and sped to the Folly".

The verbal mistake rounds Peter as a character, even if it makes your inner pedant shudder. The way people say things can tell you as much about them as what they actually say. Peter's not well educated, he's not even a very good cop - so he would make grammatical errors like that when telling a story.

By the time the third book comes along Aaronovitch is using this to poke fun at people who think he does it because he can't write: "The school was where countless generations of the Peckwater Estate had been educated, including me and Abigail. Or, as Nightingale insists it should be, Abigail and I." Yes, that's a joke at grammarians and it's hilarious, trust me.

Topic Getting laid...
Posted 15 Oct 2015 10:57

Hmm, not sure about that. It doesn't matter that your head is part of you, it becomes the object. In "I lie on the pillow" - "I" is the thing being lain. In "I lay my head on the pillow" the verb belongs to "my head" or my pants or my soul etc

"Now, I lay my hand on her thigh" works for me.

Of course, none of this would be necessary if people didn't insist on writing in the frankly awful first-person present tense

Topic Getting laid...
Posted 15 Oct 2015 08:59

What about "I lay my head on the pillow"?

Topic Hot babes on Viagra Ads
Posted 15 Oct 2015 08:09

My point is they don't sell it for ED anymore, or promote it that way. They sell it the same way they sell Budweiser. It's a recreational drug.

As much as anything they're probably marketing to guys who don't think they have a problem getting it up. Middle-aged, beer-swilling, armchair sports fans - of course they don't have any problems in that department - look many kids they've had!

But maybe - just maybe - they might like a boner that lasts for hours? You never know when an impossibly hot girl is going to drag you into a hotel room and demand sex all night.

Viagra was never developed as an ED drug - there are other drugs out there that have been and they do the job better. Let them go for the medical condition market - the recreational market is much bigger and much more lucrative.

Topic Nit-picking: spelling error on Forum page
Posted 15 Oct 2015 07:03

For the latter, it was decided the non-gender related winner, would be:

"Why not say thanks and post something on *membername*’s wall?"

That's what I get paid the big bucks for. sign6

What if that person has disabled profile comments?

Topic Centering Avatars
Posted 14 Oct 2015 01:10

The stretching doesn't look very good but then neither does the stacking of irregular shapes.

Cropping and centring the image might be better - there are plenty of jquery plugins that can do this for you. Another alternative might be to use empty 100v100 div tags with the image as a tiled background rather than using an img tag.

Topic Nit-picking: spelling error on Forum page
Posted 10 Oct 2015 14:29

Not trying to defend OMKN as he is plenty capable of that himself.


Topic Nit-picking: spelling error on Forum page
Posted 10 Oct 2015 02:07

You are correct, the apostrophe after in "friend's" is incorrect. It should just say, "... has accepted your friend request." (a minor and easily fixed error.)

As to why the message about "LushMember" accepting your friend request says, "... post something on their wall." is because the computer (and correct me Gav & Nicola if I'm wrong about this) doesn't know if the Member in question is male or female so the correct (or should I say politically correct) neutral pronoun is "their." Now... if it said "there" or "they're" I'd be having my own issues, but that's just the English teacher in me.

Perhaps (and if it's not possible, I'll totally fucking live) there might be a way for the system to know if the registered member has identified as male or female so when these messages say, "Why not say thanks and post something on his wall." or "Why not say thanks an post something on her wall."

Using "their" as a singular pronoun is not correct (politically or otherwise). Common usage allows them to be used where the gender isn't determined - though most style guides will tell you to avoid this where at all possible - but in this case the gender is known. It should be easy enough to check the sex but the code should also check whether you can actually write something on the person's wall.

Topic Reactions to IS (Islamic State)
Posted 08 Oct 2015 01:10

xx SF

(Follow the MONEY!!!!!!)

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Topic Nit-picking: spelling error on Forum page
Posted 08 Oct 2015 00:28

I get an attack of pedantry every time I get a notification about a friends request being accepted; the two errors in the very short message always stand out.

"Just to let you know LushMember has just accepted your friend's request." - (What did my friend request her to do?)

"Why not say thanks and post something on their wall." - (THEIR wall? Just how many people have accepted?)

Topic C'mon guys, are you telling me THIS isn't funny?
Posted 06 Oct 2015 07:49

Excellent - so this has actually been moved to "Funny/Cool videos"

I'll have to assume that despite what was said in this closed thread, this subject is funny after all.

Topic C'mon guys, are you telling me THIS isn't funny?
Posted 06 Oct 2015 01:43

(Dani, feel free to delete this post if you're concerned about those of a nervous disposition)

Topic Why it’s never ‘the right time’ to discuss gun control
Posted 02 Oct 2015 08:23

Topic Poll - Add a header link to go directly to your profile?
Posted 29 Sep 2015 00:16

And change the existing smaller head and shoulders, to several behind each other, indicating friends?

You're still using pretty much the same motif for two different things. I think you'd be better off ditching the kennel and using something else as a drop down to stories, profile and whatever home page the user has defined - a link that says "Your Lush" maybe. IF you must have a cog there, make sure it's only for changing user settings. Here's an interesting piece on how icons aren't always the right answer - there's loads of other interesting UXD stuff on there that's well worth at least a scan through.

I'd also ditch the first magnifying glass and re-build the search stories box to allow search for members and authors

I'm pretty sure I know the answer already but have you done any studies of user habits*?

*(no, not those habits)

Topic 10 Popular Grammar Myths debunked
Posted 02 Sep 2015 01:35

Fowler's is an excellent read (if very dated). I had a copy on my bookshelf at one of my old jobs; if ever I was to look something up in it I'd probably still be reading it half an hour later.

Topic Google's new logo - love it? hate it? not fussed?
Posted 02 Sep 2015 01:25

I can't see what was wrong with the original one

Topic Beta Blockers and Exercise
Posted 02 Sep 2015 01:20

The beta blockers shouldn't stop you from enjoying a good long walk. Even on the drugs, your body will tell you if you're pushing it too far; listen to it and either slow down or stop.

Unless you're really trying to maintain a high heart rate the blockers shouldn't interfere with your exercise. Walking has so many benefits for mind as well as body, maintaining a good walking schedule should help you come off the beta blockers when you're ready.

Topic HAPPY BIRTHDAY VelvetDesire 💋
Posted 15 Aug 2015 13:03

Happy birthday, Essex girl. Hope you get spoilt rotten xxx