Kinky Gerlinky

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Forums back online

OK. I've bought some space with another web host, moved everything over, upgraded to the latest version of the forum software and re-pointed the domain to the new site. Hopefully everything is now back up and running for you all and you can kick the tires and have a play.

Please be aware that there are some issues with the new site:
  • YouTube links from before the migration are not embedded correctly. This means that the video does not play within the post itself and you'll just see the link. I'm working through these manually (to fix, you just edit the post, then save it without making any changes!), but there are so many of them! If you've posted any YouTube links before, it would be wonderful if you could help me by going through your posts and doing the same. I'll get there in the end, it just may take a few days.

  • Some people's avatar graphics (profile pictures) are stretched. This is due to the upgrade setting everyone's pre-existing avatar size to 100x100 pixels. Ostensibly this is to prevent people linking to massive graphics and mucking up the forum look, but it wasn't necessary for us, and I'm having to - once again - manually go through editing people's profiles when I spot one. To do this yourself, go to the User Control Panel (top-left), click the Profile Tab, then Edit Avatar; then enter the actual size of your avatar image in the boxes provided.

  • The Thanks feature is not present. The mod was only compatible with older versions of the forum software. I still have the data in a backup of the database, and I'll actively investigate whether a compatible alternative exists for the new version. Until then, I'm sorry that this has gone, but it was necessary to perform the migration.

I hope that if you encounter any more issues, you'll raise them with me and also be patient as we all test out the new features and get used to the changes. I also hope that the move to a different hosting company will see the end of the problems that have plagued the forums for the last few weeks and months.

Can I also take this opportunity to thank all the forum contributors for their fantastic posts and to all those who wrote and offered help or words of support. It's been a very trying time, and I would have probably jacked it all in if it weren't for you lot.


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Forums Down...again

The company which hosts my forums is having yet more difficulties keeping the site up for more than five minutes at a time. I'd like to apologise for the interruption, especially as I imagine many of you are looking for an alternative to the endless World Cup coverage on your tellyboxes. I've raised yet another support ticket, had a response (although I imagine 'a technician is investigating' could mean anything - is he/she actually qualified, or just pressing random buttons hoping for the best?), and I'm actively investigating ponying up for another host ahead of my subscription renewal date. No, I don't want to be paying out twice just because my original choice went from great and uber-reliable to near-useless in a matter of days, but I really don't want any more downtime.

Anyway, stay tuned. I'll tweet any progress. You are following me right?


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Kinky tweets

As you've probably gathered from the lack of updates recently, the blog has been on the back burner while I sort some things out and try to get back into a situation where I actually have some free time. In the interim, I thought I'd give twitter a go. It should allow me to respond more quickly to news and update you on forum and blog stuff, too. Don't worry, the forums and blog aren't going anywhere!

I'm @therealkinkyg by the way. (Some ne'er-do-wells had already nicked KG, kinkyg and kinkygerlinky. Tch.)

Anyone got any recommendations of decent twitterers to follow?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Christina Aguilera - messy in latex

Like Madonna before her, Christina Aguilera seems to be all about reinvention; from the sweet Mouseketeer of Genie Like a Bottle to the racy, sexed-up image of Dirrty or the wonderful 50s stylings of Candyman, she has kept her fans guessing about the next transformation.

It's no surprise that Christina's latest video pushes the boundaries, but no one was expecting a full-out fetish short, replete with bondage, latex and ballet boots. And who are we to complain? To download the video and join the discussion, see the forum topic here:

To accompany her new album, Christina was photographed by elite photographer Ellen Von Unwerth, and the result also has a fetish bent. Many thanks to Edgecrusher for tracking down these as yet unreleased images.

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Forums Down

As you may already know, the forums have been down for a few days. I'm very sorry about this, but the web hosting company that I'm with has seriously let me down. Basically they migrated the forums to a new server and neglected to copy the database. I'm currently scrambling to get the database transferred myself after their support team proved to be less than helpful. Hopefully I should have things back up and running soon.

By the way, can anyone recommend a decent hosting company that doesn't cost the earth? :D

Friday, December 18, 2009

Zooey Deschanel in corset dress

Zooey is younger sister of fellow actress Emily Deschanel. Emily is the female lead in lighthearted drama Bones, a show on which Zooey has also cameoed. Zooey (pronounced Zöe) has carved out her own niche, however, in a variety of film roles. Although initially somewhat stereotyped as the kooky friend thanks to her natural comedic ability and deadpan delivery, her versatility has been on show increasingly in recent years, culminating in a sterling performance in one of my favourite movies of the year - the superb (500) Days of Summer - alongside another accomplished young performer, Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Zooey also sings and plays several instruments, releasing a highly regarded CD last year with her band She and Him.

I just love this image of Zooey in a corset dress. And, yes, if you need to ask how much it is, you can't afford it ;)


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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Leighton Meester - leather dress and platform high heels

Gossip Girl starlet Leighton shows her glamorous side at a recent promotional event. A few shots below show her with her costar Michelle Trachtenberg, who has featured on this blog previously.


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