Banner Archive

The My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic community has churned out some incredible artwork from enormously talented artists. The banner selection on Fimfiction is just a small selection of what I consider to be some of the defining examples of artistic quality its members can produce. If you'd like to suggest a piece of artwork for a banner, send me a pm and if I think it's high enough quality I might use it, but I'm pretty picky and need artwork that works on the site so please don't be offended if I'm not interested in what you send!

If you see a banner you'd like you use permanently on the site, just click it below!

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#183 · 3w, 1d ago · · ·

I love this fandom so damn much

#182 · 5w, 6d ago · 2 · ·

Looking at these let's me forget whatever went down here this week. And allows me to open my mind to be creative. They're such amazing works.

#181 · 6w, 3d ago · · ·

That feel when you look at these banners and you realize you remember all of them.

Brings back memories.

#180 · 9w, 4d ago · · ·

I come here to reminisce.

#179 · 16w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1133 the links work but is there anyway you can do the same thing on a mac to change the picture?? I tried right clicking and you can't access the source code anywhere? Do you know how?

#178 · 19w, 6d ago · · ·

>>1715 i would be interrested ^^

#177 · 19w, 6d ago · · ·

>>1714 There is a way to keep using them, in fact, but it involves mucking around with the site code. Just to let you know, if you can be bothered.

#176 · 19w, 6d ago · · ·

>>1713 how sad... i really liked the zecora one at the top

#175 · 19w, 6d ago · · ·

>>1712 They removed banners; Sad, I know.

But there were lots of reasons for it, just have a look at Knightly's blog posts.

#174 · 19w, 6d ago · · ·

uhm i checked one of the banners boxes but it dosn't show up at the top .-. what did i do wrong?

#173 · 20w, 1h ago · · ·

>>1709 It wont leave your feed because your feed is trying to tell you: "Follow TheDarkenedDawn"

Ha ha, just kidding.

#172 · 20w, 14h ago · · ·

>>1701 Glad you think so.

That's weird.... for some reason your comment won't get itself off my notifications. Come on, I clicked 'mark all read'!!!

#171 · 20w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1694 That sounds like a great idea!

#170 · 20w, 5d ago · · ·

I've been thinking, what with all the debating going on about this (I'm rather late though), that perhaps banners could be re-implemented in a different way.

What I'm thinking of is how steam does backgrounds on your user profile. Right now on the site, there is creme colored background, what if, at the top of the page, that could be replaced with a picture/banner (in the background, behind everything else), and then similar to how user profiles are done, the rest of the page below that is colored in style with how the image looks.

...If that makes any sense.

If that' possible to be done, I'd love to see it here.

#169 · 20w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1078 Some high class sarcasm from the Lord Al-nighty!

So, are banners not a thing anymore? If not, then why is this page still here?

#168 · 29w, 22h ago · · ·


Thank you.

#167 · 29w, 22h ago · · ·


I'm sure there is a way to do that, but I can't offer one unfortunately. I'm no programmer and this userstyle I made for the banners with the logo is only based on a userstyle by someone else, that I just had to modify by replacing a few lines. That's unfortunately where my programmer skills end.

Try asking in the Userscripts group:

Maybe you can find someone who would make such a userscript for you.

#166 · 29w, 2d ago · · ·


Is there a way to have alternating banners?

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#164 · 31w, 3d ago · · ·


Yes I still miss them and I will never stop...

#163 · 31w, 4d ago · · ·

And we all thought the banners were dead.

#162 · 32w, 1d ago · · ·

Am I just crazy/blind or did there used to be another banner with a zebra in it? Does anyone remember and if you do, can I have a link to it?

#161 · 35w, 3d ago · · ·

>>852 Bandwidth and ping are actually semi-independent. Ping is determined mostly by the response time of your network hardware and service provider, as well as the distance to the server. That probably isn't what's going on here though, I think your router is probably just tagging your COD stuff as low priority and taking it's sweet time with it. Look up your router's manual, messing with the settings is different for every model.

#160 · 36w, 4h ago · 1 · 1 ·



I can assure you that that imgur album won't be going anywhere. I have no plans to take it down, ever.


#159 · 36w, 6h ago · · ·


Wow, thanks! They should be at as many places as possible.

The banners shall never die!!!!!!!!! :flutterrage:

#158 · 36w, 7h ago · 1 · ·

>>1133 >>1139 >>1167

Here is an alternate source on imgur: imgur


#157 · 39w, 4d ago · · ·


You're welcome! :twilightsmile:


You can bring them back, though. Just look at my comment here further down for the instructions.

#156 · 40w, 2d ago · 10 · ·

It's been 17 weeks without banners and I've gotten used to it and learned to live without it. I still hate the green though.

#155 · 40w, 3d ago · · ·


Woho! Thanks, I'm tying this out now :pinkiehappy:

#154 · 40w, 3d ago · 5 · 1 ·

>>379 >>380 >>381 >>382 >>384 >>385 >>386 >>388 >>391 >>394 >>490 >>491 >>499 >>512 >>714 >>756 >>849 >>958

Just coming here to inform all of you that the banner URLs were changed for unknown reasons. They are also harder to retrieve now, as you have to open the source code of the site now to be able to copy/paste them, but I've written a guide here to fix the userstyle and get the banners back.

I've also gotten a message from someone who has problems with this, so I write a new comment here and delete the old one to get out the word to everyone here who misses the banners and to link to it if I get more messages with questions regarding the banners.

If you have additional questions, feel free to ask me here or shoot me a message!

Here are the steps to fix the userstyle, as well as the general steps to install the style and make it work:

Install the browser addon Stylish from here:

Then install my style that brings the banners back:

The Cutie Mark Crusaders Banner is set on default, because it's my favourite one that I use all the time, but you can just replace the link to the banner, as the banners are all still stored there (for now):

Unfortunately, there is no working link to the individual images to paste it into the code for the userstyle, but if you make a right-click on anywhere on the site you should find an option to display the source code of the site. Click on it and scroll down in the window that opens until you find the several banners listed together with their addresses.

Just in case you can't find them for some reason, I list them here too:

Copy the address of the banner of your choice either from this comment or from the code of the site, open the style in the Stylish addon in your browser, click on "Edit" and replace the second URL behind "[url=https://"]https://"[/url] in the code here, which is the URL of the banner I use, with the URL of your banner:

background-image: url(""), url("");

Then just click on "Save", reactivate the style if necessary and you have the banner of your choice back on the top of the site! :pinkiehappy:

The style also includes the old logo of, for more aesthetic pleasure than knighty's new one.

It is also recommended that you download the banners for yourself, as knighty will probably take down the banners one day completely and it's best to have them around for yourself, just in case.

Have Fun with the style that restores at least partially back to it's former glory! :twilightsmile:

If you're interested in userstyles in general or if knighty should make another change to that you don't like, check out the Userscripts group to find lots and lots of userstyles to make look like the way YOU want:

#153 · 41w, 3d ago · · 1 ·


Not at all. Sorry for the inconvenience and if you felt insulted or offended. :pinkiesad2:

It's just a bad day with lots of bad news.....

Lord Al-knighty
#152 · 41w, 3d ago · 1 · 18 ·

>>1076 you sound a little upset, friend. Is there anything I can do to help? Maybe you should take a leave from the site? Perhaps involuntarily?

#151 · 41w, 3d ago · 1 · 1 ·


But yeah, I'm not expecting that this is leading anywhere with you here.

I'm glad we both agree.

#150 · 41w, 3d ago · 6 · 3 ·


>>> Design choices

>>> Understanding

Baffles me how you can claim that robbing off the site of every visual appeal and everything that makes it a dedicated MLP: FiM site (not to mention doing that by turning it into a general fiction site to lure over all other fandoms because knighty wants to get more famous with his little personal playground here) means "understanding".

But yeah, I'm not expecting that this is leading anywhere with you here.

Because knighty and his whole team have proven countless times that they don't give one single shit about what the fandom and the users here want and need and that they have no respect for the fandom as a whole and the users here (and especially no respect for what they have built up here over the years with the first dedicated fiction site centered around one fandom and one franchise, which is something no fandom before achieved).

Seriously, knighty can go fuck himself with his "necessary" design changes, but he should stop fucking with the fandom and the identity of

That is all.

#149 · 41w, 3d ago · · ·


Considering I'm also a designer (it's what I studied in college), I understand his choices and the reasoning behind his decisions. So yes, you're going to get the same opinion from me.

#148 · 41w, 3d ago · · ·


"Terrible scripts"

Way to go. These "terrible scripts" save us from knighty's terrible design choices and changes and we owe the creators something for that.

I would have hoped for it that you have a stance on userscripts that differs from knighty's, who probably hates userscripts because people creating and using them means we don't agree on his changes, but I guess with being a part of his team this is not to expect?

#147 · 41w, 3d ago · 1 · 1 ·



Okay, there's no official way that banners are coming back, terrible scripts aside.

As for why they're gone, knighty has outlined his reasons in this post.

#146 · 41w, 4d ago · · ·



#145 · 41w, 4d ago · · ·

>>1022 I know you're getting this a week late, but you know you can reply to multiple people, right?

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#141 · 44w, 10h ago · 6 · ·

I miss banners:fluttershysad:

#140 · 45w, 6d ago · · ·

>>513 Even if there was a way to switch it off?

#139 · 46w, 4d ago · · ·

>>854 I've done pc gaming since like I was 3.

#138 · 46w, 4d ago · · ·


I wish I knew. I'm new to PC games.

#137 · 46w, 4d ago · · ·

>>849 Sadly the only way we could get it back would be if everyone had high speed internet and unlimited data. Until that happens never we probably will just have to come to this page.

But speaking of internet.. Could you possibly know why I have such high ping in call of duty world at war pc? I have 50 megabytes a second download, 26 upload. Yet I get a ping of 150-200 while playing when in every other game I get ping of 20-50. It is wireless connection but that doesn't affect the other games.

#136 · 46w, 4d ago · · ·


Sadly, we will miss them. I had a pheonix to look at... it was great when I had bad days and felt like binge reading.


I agree. A monument to remind those who used banners of the good times before inspiration came from elsewhere.

Special to those who remember and a legend for those who never had the banners.

#135 · 46w, 6d ago · · ·

>>838 The reason he got rid of them was because every time a page loads, the images has to be downloaded to a browser's cache. With the amount of people and frequent page switches, it takes its toll on the bandwidth. However, since the banner credits section doesn't get too much attention, it wouldn't use up too much bandwidth. But yeah, this page might disappear in the future.

#134 · 47w, 1h ago · · ·

>>837 I just think it takes up space, which is the reason Knighty got rid of them in the first place.

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