Saturday, April 13, 2019

Help with Avatars

Over the last few days i’ve notice people having trouble with their av codes in the Deviant Lives rooms, so i thought i’d write a few tips.


  • Scripts are not allowed in avs codes, so if you’re trying to use a font that has the word script in it then it won’t work.
  • Avs with links hidden in them are not allowed. Some chatters visit the site on their phones/tablets and if they tap your av while scrolling it takes them to the link and/or out of the room.
  • Keep it simple. You don’t need a long complicated code.

Examples of av codes (Replace the bold underline parts):

The simplest AV code is:

<IMG SRC="YOUR AV URL"/>YOUR NAME

Seriously!!  Anyone can get this right.

Centered with name under av:

<CENTER><IMG SRC="YOUR AV URL"><BR><FONT FACE="FONT NAME"><FONT COLOR="HEX CODE ">YOUR NAME</FONT></FONT></CENTER>

Left aligned with name on the right side of the av:

<IMG SRC="YOUR AV URL"><FONT FACE="FONT NAME"><FONT COLOR="HEX CODE ">YOUR NAME</FONT></FONT>

Left aligned with name under av:

<IMG SRC="YOUR AV URL"><BR><FONT FACE="FONT NAME"><FONT COLOR="HEX CODE ">YOUR NAME</FONT></FONT>

Right aligned with name on the left side of the av:

<IMG SRC="YOUR AV URL" align="right"><div align="right"><FONT FACE="FONT NAME"><FONT COLOR="HEX CODE">YOUR NAME</FONT></FONT></div>

If you want to customize your font and colour of your posts you add the html tags at the end of your av code (these tags don’t need to be closed):

<font color='HEX CODE'><font='FONT NAME'>

Resizing your AV:

<IMG SRC="YOUR AV URL" style="width:500px;height:350px"/>YOUR NAME


If you want to preview your av and see if there are any errors in the code you can use this online html editor.


Saturday, October 22, 2016

Thinking about user accounts

So far we just walk in and chat.  While this is ok it would be better if we all could have an account.  Why?  Because having an account opens the door to having features that only account holders have.  Do we have any such features as yet?  No, but then again, step one is to have accounts.  Everything else will follow.

Using 3rd Party Authentication

My current thought is to use a third party service that will authenticate users.  What does this mean?  Have you ever been to a site to buy something and they say create an account or login using your google account or login using your Facebook account?  When a site uses google or Facebook to authenticate they are effectively using third parties.

Let's look at some terminology here:
Authentication: The act of verifying you are who you say you are.
Authorization:  What are you allowed to do on this site.  Chat, be a mod, be a room owner etc.

Authentication handled by a third party is safer for us all.  I never get to see your passwords or your information,  For example if you authenticate against Facebook all I get is a yes or no from Facebook on whether your username and password you provided to Facebook are valid or not.  This way none of your passwords are ever stored on Deviantlives servers.  No one can hack in and peek and steal what is your private information.  Once a third party service returns a successful authentication by you, I can then say aha!!!  These are the chat names registered to you, these are the rooms you can chat in, you are a mod in the following rooms, and you own the following rooms.  See where I am going with this? :-)

This is also good for the site.  If any user indulges in illegal activities, its now easier (not easy) to track them.  I really hope this situation never arises.

More on this later.......

Sunday, June 19, 2016

My Choice....

An interesting video, a remake of another but this time from a woman's perspective.  Yes, we all have a choice.  Use it.  Don't live in fear and and don't let another take this choice away from you.  Even the D/s lifestyle is about choices.  If not, its abuse not a lifestyle.  Think about it.  Make your choice. It's your choice.


Monday, June 6, 2016

her demons

Let us wrap our arms around you
Little girl
We know you're feeling alone again
Little girl
It feels like no one loves you
Little girl
But we do

We're the demons in your head
Little girl
We're the monsters under your bed
Little girl
We love you when no one else is around
Little girl
Let us hold you.

- Lithium Doll

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A dog's life...

Always something different and interesting out there.  I have heard of furries before.  Seen many adopt that lifestyle or fantasy on Second Life.  This is something way more real.  Have a read: http://www.newsweek.com/secret-life-human-pups-meet-britains-hidden-community-men-who-roleplay-dogs-463033