Forum posts made by seeker4

Topic Muirfield Golf Club - Blatant Sexism
Posted 20 May 2016 13:10

The article is quite clear that it failed because they required a 2/3 (66.6%) majority. There could have been a decent majority in favour and still have it fail. At my church, we had a vote on changing the name once. We had 60 or so % in favour but the rules required 2/3 so it failed. IOW, this does not necessarily mean that a majority of the members are sexist, only that a large enough minority are to scuttle the vote.

Posted 20 May 2016 13:00

Due to a recommendation from our corporate parent to avoid 10 for now (there are some issues with running it in a corporate environment, notably some changes designed to force more businesses to spend big bucks for the Enterprise version instead of using the OEM Pro version that comes with computers), I'm running 8.1. So far, so good. I did put Classic Shell on to get a proper Start menu but otherwise it's vanilla 8.1.

I've tried 10 and don't really see that I'm missing anything by not running it. In the end, I just need my computer to work and every version of Windows since about XP has been more about piling on features than just giving me a basic, working system.

Posted 20 May 2016 12:53

Getting literature professors (and, to be honest, I've read stuff recommended by lit profs that was artsy pablum crap) to review Lush material is pointless. We know that this isn't exactly Penguin Books here. It's a fun site for people to put their stories up for others to read. We have mods to try to maintain a minimum level of quality, not to turn this into high art. The RR and EC awards are a way to encourage those writers who rise above the run-of-the-mill crop. They aren't equivalent to a Man Booker or anything, just a way to highlight stories that the team thinks are worthy of the attention of the readers.

As for your questions:

1. When you get an RR, it tells the writer who gave it. Since it is really just a way of highlighting a story that the mod in question thinks others might enjoy, I don't see a point to making it public knowledge. Again, the RR doesn't mean it is great literature, just that the mod thinks it's a story that is better than Lush norm and that others might enjoy.

2. Why? If a writer is putting out consistently good material, why shouldn't they be able to reward them again? You're assuming Mods are simply handing them out to their friends but that's not what I've seen.

3. Not sure how much that accomplishes. I have people on my friends list that are barely casual acquaintances and some who I message/converse with regularly. Just because someone is on someone else's friend list doesn't mean they actually are friends in any real sense so a mod awarding an RR to a friend doesn't automatically mean bias.

4. There are no staff to send to directly. The Mods ARE the staff so bypassing them means the stories go directly to Nic. The whole point of the mods being there is because Nic doesn't have the time to vet and reward stories herself (Lush is a business and she runs it) and created the mod team to do that job.

Short version: The system works just fine for what this board is about. If you think Lush is about "art" or should pass muster with literature professors (who I find are often as full of s**t as anyone else where literature is concerned), then you're on the wrong board. Lush is, IME and IMHO, about well-written, entertaining and, most of all, arousing stories. And we have plenty of those that are the deserved recipients of RRs.

(Bias statement: I was a mod for two years but never handed out an RR that I can recall. Maybe one. I am the recipient of several RRs.)

Topic ... in my pants
Posted 20 May 2016 12:30

Time in a Bottle ... in my pants. Jim Croce.

Topic Have you Ever...
Posted 20 May 2016 12:28

The odd time, but not normally.

HYE gone streaking?

Topic Movies A-Z
Posted 20 May 2016 10:46

Kiss Me Deadly

Topic Have you Ever...
Posted 20 May 2016 10:45

It's happened.

HYE contemplated a major change in your life but held back because of how it would affect others?

Topic Use My Last Word First - in a 5 word sentence..
Posted 20 May 2016 10:42

Appetizers taste so very yummy!

Topic The person below me is...
Posted 20 May 2016 10:40

I hope no one leaves Lush (save the odd troll).

TPBM owns a motorcycle.

Topic This or That
Posted 20 May 2016 10:39

Have them flirt with me. I'm not very good at it.

Take a plane across the country or drive so you can see more?

Topic Would you rather...
Posted 20 May 2016 10:38

Same one, generally. Will change occasionally for special occasions (e.g. using a monkey this year for the Chinese Year of the Monkey).

WYR take a cruise or stay at a resort?

Topic Guilty or Innocent.
Posted 20 May 2016 10:37

Innocent. Probably staying where I am until retirement at this point.

You wish you had the means to just quit working and live it up.

Topic Ask Me A Sex Question!
Posted 20 May 2016 10:35

Sometimes. A finger in the right place at the right time can be very enjoyable.

Have you ever fooled around with a same sex partner (or opposite sex partner if you are gay) just to see what it is like?

Topic Forum Game: Sexual Choices
Posted 20 May 2016 10:34

During or before for me.

Use a toy or just enjoy your own hand?

Topic Arm Hair
Posted 20 May 2016 10:30

Arm hair is neither a turn-on nor turn-off for me (though I do, as stated in past threads, love a full bush). If I can look like a freaking gorilla, why can't she?6 Not that I've ever met a woman as hairy as meEmbarassed .

Topic Use My Last Word First - in a 5 word sentence..
Posted 16 May 2016 05:55

Thanks for the lovely night.

Topic This or That
Posted 16 May 2016 05:54

Fall. There's something about the colours and the atmosphere that gets to me.

Continuing the theme, winter or summer?

Topic Use My Last Word First - in a 5 word sentence..
Posted 15 May 2016 19:07

Expected event did not happen.

Topic The person below me is...
Posted 15 May 2016 19:05

Not really but I have a day off tomorrow so ask again tomorrow night.

TPBM needs a week off. Badly.

Topic This or That
Posted 15 May 2016 19:04

Laughter, though sometimes a smile is enough.

Dinner and dancing or dinner and a movie?

Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 15 May 2016 19:02

Wow. Finally made it in. I was one of the ones shut out by the outage.

I know I'm in the minority but I have never found the fascination with football. I'm a rugby and ice hockey girl. Although my hockey team is out of the playoffs. I may need to do some more drinking to take my mind off of it and the fact that we have had rain every day for at least 13 days.

My hockey team is in the Memorial Cup. I follow Ontario Hockey League and our beloved London Knights swept all but one of their playoff series, winning the Ontario championships on Friday night. Given the way they are playing right now, I'm thinking they could win the Memorial, too, but we shall see.

Some Beaver's Breath Brandy, barkeep. Need something to wind down at the end of the day.

Topic What was the question?
Posted 14 May 2016 13:43

Why would I care if I'm not going?

Topic This or That
Posted 14 May 2016 13:42

Cuddled up in for the night. Not much of an "out on the town" sort.

Cuddle on the couch with a movie or just enjoy each other in bed?

Topic Use My Last Word First - in a 5 word sentence..
Posted 14 May 2016 13:20

Lust frequently takes over me.

Topic Forum Game: Sexy Chain
Posted 14 May 2016 13:18


Topic RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted 14 May 2016 13:15

A Bloody Mary would be nice over here, Rump. More Mary, less bloody.

I'm actually working on a non-erotic story right now (will go to the blue site if it actually comes to fruition). It's s-f and does have a relationship, but that's not the focus and I'm not actually sure how intimate the relationship will actually get.

For the first time ever, I met up with someone I knew through online forums. Alas, not a Lush person but someone I met on a now-defunct board many years ago. Had lunch with her as she was passing through town on a trip across Canada in a beat-up old Pontiac. The kind of thing I'd love to do and probably should have done pre-child (she's divorced and her ex has custody during the school year).

Topic Use My Last Word First - in a 5 word sentence..
Posted 14 May 2016 13:05

Go for a trip we shall.

Topic This or That
Posted 14 May 2016 13:01

Sunrise. Over a lake. Sitting quietly on the dock with a tea in hand. Damn, it's been too long since I've been to the cottage.

Morning person or night person?

Topic Would you like a 3some with the 2 members Above You.....Yes or No?
Posted 14 May 2016 12:59

Shotgun11 and I can probably manage it.

Topic I AM
Posted 14 May 2016 12:58

I am hanging out on Lush instead of doing things I should be doing.