Fimfiction Staff

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!



Story Approvers


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Comment posted by PinkieBrony deleted at 10:15pm on the 2nd of October, 2015
#605 · 3d, 23h ago · · ·



I'm with you both. I remember it was just about a year ago when stories were getting approved and made visible almost every five minutes. Then, it slowed to screeching halt. What happened? Although, as long as my stories are still getting approved at some point, I can't really complain.

#604 · 4d, 8h ago · · ·

This could have been brought up before, I'm not sure. It could just be my pc messing with me.

But when you look at a group and it's story count, it does not match reality. It counts the number of stories in folders even if they are duplicates. This inflates the number of stories a group apparently has. If every story in a group is doubled up into at least two folders that makes it seem like there is twice the number of stories there actually are.

This isn't really a major issue though just an annoyance.

#603 · 2w, 3h ago · · ·

>>1691 I wouldn't really ask that, though, new tags (or an open tag system) may be available in a future update. For now, unfortunately, you'll have to stick to the existing tags.

#602 · 2w, 1d ago · · ·

Which staff member do I ask about adding new character tags?

#601 · 2w, 1d ago · · ·

Does meta apply to other fanfiction websites?

#600 · 2w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1686 Check the file size on the image you're trying to use. If it's bigger than a megabyte, you're going to need to try converting it from a .PNG to a .JPEG or reducing its resolution to bring it below that barrier.

#599 · 2w, 2d ago · · ·


Why would you want to? Your avatar is so kawaii! :rainbowkiss:

#598 · 2w, 3d ago · · ·

For some reason, I can't change my avatar

#596 · 2w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

I'm having a bit of an issue; when I download a story as an EPUB, it doesn't pull down important formatting like bold and italics.

#595 · 2w, 4d ago · · ·

so i have a question, why don't you guys start another website like fimfiction but for none MLP related fanfiction?

the reason that i ask this is because i was recently trying to use to upload a none MLP related fan fiction and noticed that it was extremely outdated and difficult to navigate, often having to navigate thru several different and (in my opinion) unrelated menus. it also has ridiculous rules,(like if a story that you where writing on the web site has not been submitted within 90 days, it will automatically be deleted), has next to no features (in my opinion, or just doesn't have the features that i use the most, and if it does i cant find them), and its even difficult to find out who liked, Favorited, or commented on your story. even uploading a profile picture is frustrating. years earlier i had tried to use this website and i gave up, in the end i had to ask my younger brother to help me out.

as for the other websites that i have found, a lot of them have similar issues then fanfiction has, mainly the old and outdated UI( thankfully not as bad), or lack of good content. wattpad has a better user interface with some better features, but i didn't find this out until i singed up because it didn't even let me read a full story without doing it, which, again, frustrated me! say that i'm disappointing with the options out there is an understatement.

but you guys, i think that you guys have one of the best fan fiction sites out there, and wish that you guys would expand to other fandoms. there is no doubt in my mind that if you guys where to start another website, many users would flock to it.

so why not create another website for the other fandom with the same user interface? i know its not as easy as it sounds, but I'm just wondering.

#594 · 2w, 6d ago · 1 · ·

Is it at all possible to color our user pages background?

#592 · 2w, 6d ago · · ·

Not sure who I should send this to, so ill put it here for now.

The like button doesnt work. Most of the time. For the majority of stories its just a gray bar and it doesnt respond to being clicked. Occasionally if I like something and its gray it will switch back to green. Other times nothing happens, until I go to front page for the story then it will be green and show it registered my like. Mostly though it just stays gray.

So whats up with that?

#591 · 3w, 2h ago · · ·


While I agree that it would be nice to have more people, I also do understand it is actually kind of a thankless task - story approvers devote their own free time without any compensation to reading potentially dozens of different fanfics a day and given how notoriously bad some stories can be in numerous ways, may it be grammar, plot content, or other things (I'm sure it must be a real trial to deal with those cookie-cutter superpowered-self-inserts-in-equestria stories alone), it's a job that requires incredible dedication and endurance with respect to how loaded the submissions queue always is.

Personally, I think the variable wait time can be managed better if the process was made more transparent. At bare minimum have the number of stories awaiting approval be visible somewhere, a step further being the added presence of an "average time" between a story submission and when it enters the approval queue, as well as a timer detailing how long the oldest story in the que has been sitting there. A big problem with waiting is simply not knowing where progress toward approving the story is during that wait, so slightly more transparency would make it seem easier for everyone.

#590 · 3w, 20h ago · · ·

>>1673  Oh god yes. And maybe have some common rules to. I had a story wait TWO whole days for approval then failed for not being  MLP enough yet two stories that are very similar to mine have been approved. in fact they were the inspiration for mine. SO how does that work? Heck Dsicord even made an appearence. and the main characters look like anthro versions of the Mane 6!

#589 · 3w, 1d ago · 4 · ·

It can take a very long time for a story to get approved.  You might want to expand upon your story approver staff.

#588 · 4w, 1d ago · · ·

So you're now a moderator Meeester?

#587 · 4w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1652 ah, I see. Thank you for responding :pinkiesmile:

#586 · 4w, 3d ago · · ·


Automatic process.

#585 · 4w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1650 I see. And what determines when it actually posts?

#584 · 4w, 3d ago · · ·


If I haven't gotten to it yet, it's awaiting approval. After we approve it, it'll be waiting to post.

#583 · 4w, 3d ago · · ·

Can anyone tell lies me the difference between "awaiting approval" and "waiting to post" on my story's submission tab? I don't understand, has my story been approved if the latter, and I haven't received the PM for it?

#582 · 5w, 6d ago · · ·

>>1624 and gives the password to the person given the link. Even if you have the chapter as published, it doesn't count until the story is approved.

#581 · 6w, 3h ago · · ·

>>1624 If the author links you the story.

#580 · 6w, 6h ago · 1 · 1 ·

Question: is it possible to leave likes or comments on a story that has not been published or submitted yet?

#579 · 6w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1621 alright, thanks :rainbowdetermined2:

#578 · 6w, 2d ago · · ·


You can vote — but the votes are hidden on stories until there have been at least 15 votes cast.

#577 · 6w, 3d ago · 1 · 6 ·

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#576 · 7w, 19h ago · · ·

>>1520 is that why on some stories, the bar is grey, and seems like you can't vote?

#574 · 7w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1604 Dang it.  Okay, more work for me, then.  Thanks.

#573 · 7w, 2d ago · · ·


No. You'll have to resize it yourself and upload that to an image provider.

#572 · 7w, 2d ago · · ·

Technical question: Is it possible to resize an image in the text of a story/blog?  Like, if I wanted to insert an image in a blog post, but the only linkable version is some crazy 1080-by-something in dimensions and I don't want it nearly half that big.  I'm familiar with wikitext, and they have a "|###px|" add-on for the "insert image" code letting you dictate how big the image is when it appears; is there something like that to augment the "[img][/img]" this site uses?

#571 · 7w, 3d ago · · ·


No. Post a personal blog if you want to share something with users, but it will not be made a site-wide announcement.

#570 · 7w, 3d ago · · ·

Is there any chance or possibility of having some kind of link or something of the sort for the TeamSpeek I am making for every one on site or a announcements so that people can find it?

#569 · 7w, 3d ago · · ·


"'Modern English'!? Dost thou mock thy princess's speech, mortal? We speaketh only the language of PROPER EQUUS that shalt NOT be polluted by thy vile vulgar tongue! TO THE MOON, NAVE!":trollestia:

[looks at trollesia smilie:facehoof:] as much as I like that smilie, but *sigh* Seriously? Admins!! can we NOT have a decent LUNA smilie here!?!?!:flutterrage:

Please?uhm...if you don't mind, that is:fluttercry:

Luna: "And if thou dost refuse, We shalt rain upon thee all the adorable puppy-eyed pony smilies upon thy mailboxes until ye capitulate! :applejackunsure::pinkiesmile::derpytongue2::rainbowderp::raritystarry::twilightoops::trollestia:"

#568 · 7w, 4d ago · · ·

>>1591 The administrator's do the coding

#567 · 7w, 4d ago · · ·

I noticed the "Others" part of the FiMFiction Staff. Are some of them the staff members that do the coding on this site? Or are the programmers the Administrators? I just wanted to congratulate everyone that did the coding on this site, because it's really impressive.

#566 · 7w, 6d ago · · ·

"Issue creating thread"

It used to say "Error"

I must say, it sounds nicer now.

#565 · 8w, 4d ago · 1 · ·


Authors are able to hide what groups the story is added to. You can't bar certain people from buying a book or putting it in a featured collection of there's, so there is no reason to ban users from doing the same here.

Comment posted by Norwegian boy deleted at 8:39pm on the 5th of August, 2015
#563 · 9w, 20h ago · 3 · ·

So, I can't change the color of my avatar header. Is that a bug or something?

#562 · 9w, 2d ago · · ·


Well, it'll be dozens of small chunks, each a few lines long, and with a few paragraphs of traditional narrative between each chunk.

#561 · 9w, 3d ago · · ·


So long as its isolated to a single scene out of the entire story and doesn't take up a significant portion of the overall wordcount then sure.

#560 · 9w, 3d ago · · ·

Quick question about story rules:

I know chat logs are not allowed in a story, but what about fictional chat logs where two characters from the story are chatting online? The chat logs wouldn't be a large proportion of the story by word count - they'd be less than 20% of the total - but for this story they're an important device, and reveal crucial parts of the storyline.

And as I say, they're fictional logs where both sides of the conversation would be written by me.

#558 · 9w, 6d ago · · 9 ·

your mum

#557 · 9w, 6d ago · · ·

I'm trying to add a story to a group, but when I click the "add to group" button, I don't get any results no matter what I type in the search bar. Am I doing something wrong, or is the adding to group feature broken?

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