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Without dedicated staff on hand, Fimfiction would be a ship (heh) without a crew, destined to crash at any time on a rocky shore. The guys below all contribute in various ways to making sure the site stays functional throughout the day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Oh, and please don't bug us about being on the staff team at the moment, we're always on the look out for good members to pick up when we need new people!



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#701 · 1d, 14h ago · · ·

I seem to be unable to turn off the mature filter. I keep trying to turn it off under the settings tab, yet it constantly returns to an active state no matter my input. Is this related to the server upgrade?

#700 · 5d, 19h ago · · ·

I don't seem to be able to create new blog posts. It just sends me back to the blog post editing form with all fields blanked, and the title highlighted in red, as if I hadn't put a title in. I've tried with different titles and post bodies, and I've tried logging out and logging back in again, and clearing my cache. As far as I can tell it's being submitted correctly, but I don't really have any knowledge of what a correct submit would look like, and of course no access to server logs.

#699 · 1w, 2d ago · · ·

Can anyone tell me why I keep getting invalid tag messages whenever I try to filter out a tag when searching?

#698 · 1w, 4d ago · · ·

>>1885 Oh, so gmail works. :facehoof: Thanks, I needed that! :pinkiehappy:

And when are the new character tags go online? Expecially the bat pony/luna's guards one? But if you don't know then don't bother anyone - I can live with some uncertainity.

#697 · 1w, 5d ago · · ·


There is a daily PM limit.


We do not have a list of approved email providers. Just go with Gmail or something similar. Any providers we don't allow are blocked because they are often abused by spambots.

#696 · 1w, 5d ago · · ·

What are the allowed e-mail providers and why can't I use the one that am I using now?

#695 · 1w, 5d ago · · ·

My friend's pms have been broken over eight hours, is that normal?

#694 · 1w, 5d ago · 3 · ·

Some users should automatically get the drama tag and be able to get filtered out.

#693 · 1w, 5d ago · · ·

How long does it take for pms to start working again?

#692 · 2w, 1d ago · 1 · ·

Starting a new story...


If you need any help with grammar, story construction, or just general advice on writing Fanfiction, please check out this excellent guide by Ezn

The link sends me to a broken website now.

#688 · 2w, 4d ago · · ·


I will not fail you, Rat Man.

#687 · 2w, 6d ago · · 2 ·

>>1871 I get the difference between publishes of stories and chapters on this website.

#686 · 2w, 6d ago · 3 · ·


But I haven't submitted it yet

Then it's not published. You have to submit it before you can put it in groups.

#685 · 2w, 6d ago · · 4 ·

I need help with something from the staff. I think one scene is too redundant. I tried submitting it to the clopfics group, but a pop-up message asked me if it was published, which it is. But I haven't submitted it yet, and none of my followers, OR the ones I'm following will help me.

#684 · 2w, 6d ago · · ·

>>1862 You as in YOU, the reader, if you were confused.

e.g "Derpy is destroying Ponyville and it is up to YOU to save everyone from the giant muffin lazer beams of death!"

#683 · 2w, 6d ago · · ·



1st: I/me

2nd: You

3rd: He/She/It

#682 · 2w, 6d ago · · ·

What does "2nd Person" mean? I've heard of "1st Person" like I'm using now or "3rd Person" like Trixie shouting "The Great and Powerful Trixie will defeat the ursa!" instead of "I will defeat the ursa!"

What is the "2nd Person" category?

#681 · 3w, 7h ago · · ·

>>1857 Apparently, there's a message limit to avoid excessive roleplay, and other things. You may have accidentally reached that barrier with your friend.

#680 · 3w, 8h ago · · ·

I wasn't sure where to post this. But I'm having issues regarding the Private Message system.

I keep trying to message a friend of mine. And have done so recently in the past. But when I try to reply to an existing thread of messages. I get a pop up window saying that the message failed. And when  try to send a new one, he doesn't receive it.

He says he hasn't blocked me and nor have I him. And it's just this one person as well. I can send messages to other people just fine.

I have no idea what the issue might be.

#679 · 3w, 19h ago · · ·

>>1854 Alright, just wondering.

#678 · 3w, 20h ago · · ·
#677 · 3w, 1d ago · · ·

I'm not sure if I will get a reply but ok then.

Is a user allowed to join a group then leave after each post to avoid getting banned?

#676 · 3w, 3d ago · · ·

Comment redacted/edited by me.

~Skeeter The Lurker

#675 · 3w, 5d ago · · ·


It's not a bad thing. Some people will use it fairly and for good reasons, and some people won't. But, it's as honest a thing as we can get at this time, especially when people sometimes just want to disagree but not start a debate. People will upvote your comment and show their support just as much as they will show their disagreement.

I wish more people understood this reasoning.  Well said.

#674 · 3w, 6d ago · 1 · ·


Well, designed or not that is what it's being used for. Otherwise why do you have forums? Social interaction is encouraged because you have home pages for users and forums to connect.

You've built up a collection of resources for people to interact with one another, that' a social network service.

Wanderer D
#672 · 3w, 6d ago · · ·

>>1838 Thank Celestia for small blessings! :trollestia:

#671 · 3w, 6d ago · · ·


Fimfic is not designed for sharing your personal life. This is not facebook. When you use the wrong tool for the job of course you'll feel like something is wrong.

#670 · 3w, 6d ago · · ·

>>1833 The downvote reappeared.

#669 · 3w, 6d ago · · 1 ·


That works for discussion on a topic. However, that doesn't work well for situations where someone is trying to express something personal. Say someone had a really hard day and made a post about it, and someone randomly downvotes it. When that happens in a support group, it's not helping the person even though the intentions of the group is to offer support.

Wanderer D
#667 · 3w, 6d ago · 2 · ·

>>1834 The system that we use is what it is, sometimes people will write stuff that is angry, or provoking, or nice. If I try to make a point about how it works by using a nice comment, the reason for the downvote doesn't come up. You see, the reason you downvoted the comment was because in your estimation it was rude, somehow, right?

That's what I want >>1831 to see. It's not a bad thing. Some people will use it fairly and for good reasons, and some people won't. But, it's as honest a thing as we can get at this time, especially when people sometimes just want to disagree but not start a debate. People will upvote your comment and show their support just as much as they will show their disagreement.

Facebook might only have upvotes only, but it also generates MASSIVE fights that have ended friendships and relationships.

It's far better to have something like this, even if it can feel frustrating at times.

#666 · 3w, 6d ago · · ·

>>1833 But you are a mod. You better then that.

Wanderer D
#665 · 3w, 6d ago · · ·

>>1832 In my case? To illustrate a point. I got a downvote, didn't I?

Edit: And now it's gone! :raritydespair:

#664 · 3w, 6d ago · · ·


>>1830 Why do you have to say it like that?

#663 · 3w, 6d ago · · 2 ·


For stories, I would keep downvoting but show the story as an approval rating: 98% with a view counter. Instead of 48 upvotes and 1 downvote.

As for blogs or forum posts, I would just turn it off.

Wanderer D
#662 · 3w, 6d ago · 2 · 1 ·

>>1827 How else will people voice their displeasure without having the guts to actually speak up? How could they communicate these disagreements then, without anywhere to hide?

#661 · 3w, 6d ago · · 2 ·


Satire aside, science does show it's not a good idea.

#659 · 4w, 3h ago · · 2 ·

Could we please do away with downvoting in forums and comments? Or at least make it optional at a group level? Facebook has spent enough money on the subject to know that down vote button is not a good idea.

Yes, they are good for heuristics and data collection purposes but should not be shown in a raw form.

#658 · 4w, 2d ago · · ·



#657 · 4w, 3d ago · · ·


There hasn't been a list for over a year now. Your only cheat sheet is the story creation page.

#656 · 4w, 3d ago · · ·


I guess.  You didn't have to type the names in is what I was getting at.  I don't even know how many or which ponies have tags.  There isn't a list anymore.

#655 · 4w, 3d ago · · ·


Searching multiple tags still exists as well as filtering out specific tags.

#654 · 4w, 3d ago · · ·


Cross-referencing character tags.  Multiple character tags at once.  You used to be able to add several at a time when you first browsed.   :shrug:

#653 · 4w, 3d ago · · ·


Clicking character tags was never removed?

#652 · 4w, 3d ago · · ·

You used to be able to browse stories by cross-referencing characters by clicking on their image.  Is that ever coming back?  It was really handy especially when looking for obscure stories.

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