Topic This or That
23 May 2013 17:59
Coffee or tea (in the morning)?
Topic Fuck off ~
23 May 2013 13:53
Mange la merde. (Quebecois)
Topic Lush V2 Bug List
22 May 2013 14:34
I have gotten a "forum error" message in blue twice now while trying to post in the story mod forum. The posts do end up there.
Topic what is your favorite movie quote
19 May 2013 15:41
There are two here. "Fasten your seatbelts" from Bette Davis and ingenue Marilyn Monroe being introduced as a graduate of the Copacabana.
Topic Prostate Cancer chances high - I guess I should get mine removed now?
16 May 2013 10:30
I am not one of Angelina Jolie's fans, but I do admire her for making her decision public. Part of it may have been motivated to stop tabloid speculation, but it was brave of her to do. It will give courage to other women in this situation and help them to understand that they are no less women after these procedures.
Every person makes the decisions that are best for them, based on the information that they have. I don't think we should second guess such a personal decision, even if our choice would have been different. No one knows all of the information that Jolie has been given or what else impacted on how she decided and frankly, that is none of our business. We should all just wish her well in her recovery.
Topic What new story categories would you like added to Lush?
15 May 2013 14:19
There are aspects of true stories that would not be permitted under the site's guidelines e.g. underage sex and incest. This would have to be kept in mind should true stories become a category.
Topic New recommendation symbol
14 May 2013 14:16
I agree with CD about the importance of graphic communication (which is her expertise) and branding and in no way meant to make small of that. Input from members is always welcome to my knowledge. My point was that the symbol itself had taken over the discussion rather than positive remarks about what it represents. This is a way for those who have not reached the level of recognition that some writers here have to become better known. That is a really good thing.
Topic New recommendation symbol
14 May 2013 13:46
I think that people have lost what should be the focus here. That should be on being pleased that writers will now be getting recognition in a new way rather than complaining about the colour and shape of the symbol.
This is not a cooperative where every member has a say in every decision made. It is Nicola's site and the decision is ultimately hers. It seems to me that it is really ungracious to carp about this. All of the suggestions are acceptable.
Topic Journalists protecting each other
13 May 2013 17:02
I don't know what to say about the child molester, but the story about the kidnapped journalist was likely kept quiet because of negotiations that were going on to get him released. Most governments say that they will not negotiate with terrorists, but do when they have to, only under the radar or through intermediaries. This is why nothing appears in the media.
The story about the molestation would likely have become public in most countries with a free press. I wonder why it did not happen there. Even if his colleagues did not report it, one would imagine competitors would.
Topic IRS admits they deliberately harrassed Conservative groups
13 May 2013 15:38
If these allegations are true, of course the IRS has been inappropriate. They are supposed to be scrupulously impartial.
The irony is that these tea party groups were not charitable, but indeed were political, and therefore should not have had tax exempt status as I understand it. And yes, this applies to liberal groups as well.
Topic Book recommendations
12 May 2013 14:36
For those who might have read Alan Furst on my recommendation, try David Downing. The main character is a journalist who ends up a spy in wartime Berlin where most of the stories take place. As this is a series, the books should probably be read in order.
Topic Does 'No-Fault Divorce' cheapen the 'institution of marriage'
09 May 2013 14:36
People who want a divorce will get one no matter what the system. It still has the potential to become acrimonious without having to prove fault. Surely, we do not want to go back to a time where fault had to be proved, and was staged with people allowing themselves to get "caught" in motel rooms with someone other than their spouse. There were photographers and others who made a business of this.
It makes no sense for people to have to stay together who cannot stand each other. Women had no choice decades ago when they were financially dependent on men. They had to tolerate their situations as they had no other options. Nowadays, the responsibility for making things work depends on both spouses and both have choices. That is a good thing.
Topic Pet Peeves
07 May 2013 14:50
Textspeak/"Like" as every third word
Topic Rita Hayworth is "Staying Alive"
30 Apr 2013 14:14
I loved that. She was so beautiful. Here is another iconic performance from her.
Topic The typo bogey man
27 Apr 2013 12:07
The lesson is absolutely not to rely on spell check as it allows all of your mistakes that are words. A careful read and edit is always necessary.
Topic What are your Lush "Pet Peeves"?
17 Apr 2013 14:30
number three; not being able to; recover, remove,or correct ones comments after they have been posted.. ( should take my own advice, PROOF READ IT First ) (-;
You cannot remove your posts but you can go back and edit. The button is on the upper right of your post.
Topic Advice before submitting a story
16 Apr 2013 07:05
For the sake of clarity, everyone should know that the first line you see in the message rejecting your story, "Too many grammatical and spelling errors" is pre-programmed into the system. If the moderator does not mention your spelling, it is likely that there were no spelling errors.
I have found that many people think we do not allow for the differences in US/UK spelling and, as Lisa said, that is not the case. Too many people rely on spell check alone, thinking that is a guarantee of no errors. Their story will contain spelling mistakes that are words such as the there, their, they're confusion. Other frequent mistakes are words that are made plural with apostrophes and possessives that lack them. Spell check does not catch errors that are words.
Please check the spelling of words you are unsure of. I had someone insist that per se (from Latin) should be per say because that is how it sounded to her.
Bottom line, the story moderators want to help make your story better and bring your writing to a publishable level. They spend hours of volunteered time reading and editing stories but are not an editing service. Some writers have noticed that the bar has been raised over the past few months and they are correct. There is no reason that erotica published here should be any less literate than anything else published out there.