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  • Today
    Featured Box Updates

    Hi guys! In the wake of Xaquseg's recent fix to a critical bug with incomplete registrations, the staff has been working on various fixes and touch-ups around the site. You may notice that the site loads a bit faster and 502s less now than it used to. Thanks, knighty! In recognition of April Fools' Day being around the corner, there's even a special easter egg that'll happen if you put the Konami Code in on the front page. Limited-time only, so check it out while you can!

    One of the major changes that we wanted to talk to you about, though, has been to the algorithm powering the Featured Box. What goes into whether a story is Featured or isn't Featured has been the subject of many heated debates in the staff chat recently. It is, after all, of great importance that the front page Featured Box continues to show readers high-quality stories. Recently dug-up statistics on our end of things have shown that stories written by users with higher follower counts tend to do vastly better in rating, viewcount, bookshelf count, and general subjective approval. This was honestly quite a shock to us, since beforehand it'd been assumed that follower count had no real bearing on the quality of Featured stories.

    Thus, after a long talk and a very close staff vote, a change to the algorithm was implemented that provides authors with a higher follower count with a scaling heat multiplier. Authors with larger follower counts (up to a maximum at around two-thousand followers) will receive heat multipliers that make their stories a bit more likely to land in the Featured Box, which should hopefully improve the quality of stories in the box overall. Stronger authors like Regidar and Alexstrazsa, who aren't featured that often, should be the main beneficiaries of this change. Moreover, it'll be more likely now that featured stories by authors with lower follower counts will be real don't-miss gems. A big plus for readers.  

    The change in question has actually been in place for a little while now, and after some observation, the staff finds the results to be a marked improvement in the positive attention readers give to stories in the Featured Box. You should be able to notice how stories' heats adjust to the authors' follower counts in the next few days, as the site' rankings continue to adjust to the algorithm change.

    If you guys have any questions about things, feel free to ask. As always, we are open to suggestions on how we can tune the site to be a better place for readers and authors alike.

    Have a nice day!

    245 comments · 3,109 views
  • Saturday
    Issues related to incomplete registrations

    Early December, we accidentally broke the job that cleans up user account registrations that didn't have their email validated within 24 hours. This caused a number of issues related to usernames not freeing up when an incorrect email was used, forcing some users to select a username other than the one they originally wanted, or to use a secondary email address.

    Today, due to a related bug report, I noticed the job was broken, and deployed a fix. All accounts that should've been cleaned up before have been cleaned up as part of this fix. This won't impact users who verified their account, and it was never possible for anyone to login under these accounts as they were never activated, so this should do nothing more than free about 2500 usernames and email addresses.

    If you were affected by this issue, we apologize for the inconvenience. If you registered with a secondary email, or picked another username, you can change both from your account settings page, if you wish to.

    27 comments · 1,301 views
  • 2w, 1d
    Reviews! Round 64

    27 comments · 1,135 views
  • 2w, 4d
    Aquaman's "I Am Demon" [Royal Canterlot Library]

    11 comments · 1,094 views
  • 3w, 2d
    Groups Post - March 2015

    4 comments · 852 views
  • 4w, 2d
    EFNW 2015 Pre-Con Contest, Everfree Northwest's Weekly fic Recommendations #26

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    EFNW 2015 Pre-Con Contest

    Everfree Northwest's Weekly fic Recommendations #26


    The Everfree Northwest Convention, known for having one of—if not the—strongest writing tracks in the MLP fandom, is back with another great writing contest! Last year’s EFNW writing contest had over 75 entries with a combined total of 30,000 views in their first month, which we're pretty proud of. We gave away some great prizes too.

    This year we're back, and we’re better than ever, ready to pit authors against each other in an exciting contest to see who can best portray friendship via the written word. We’re looking for writers who want to have fun and who enjoy winning awesome prizes.

    Some of the prizes include: a customized high quality pen and pen holder declaring you an award winning author, patches telling people your place in the contest, a bookbag, an interview to be posted by EFNW's media team, various gift cards, tons of swag, and more.

    The Everfree Northwest Writing Contest will accept entries from March 1st until 11:59 pm PDT on March 24th. This contest is open to everyone. To enter, you should write a 1,000-3,000 word story that had not been posted before the contest started. You do not have to attend the con on May 29-31 in order to enter. Do note, we will have a different contest, our 2-hour Iron Authors Competition, during the con itself.

    Find out more details, such as the theme, at the Everfree Northwest blog. As always, keep up-to-date on the latest Everfree Northwest news by visiting our website, viewing our FIMFiction account and group, liking us on Facebook, and following us on Twitter and Tumblr.


    Did you know, Everfree Northwest scours FIMfiction in order to bring three recommends a week? In fact we recently posted our twenty sixth post. We try to focus on enjoyable lesser known fics. If you know of some good lesser known fics by authors other than yourself feel free to let us know.


    If you want to post your convention's fanfiction related news on a FIMfiction site post like this one, you can find out more here.

    18 comments · 1,320 views
  • 4w, 3d
    Reviews! Round 63

    17 comments · 1,305 views
  • 4w, 4d
    Cupcakes' "Shutdown" [Royal Canterlot Library]

    112 comments · 3,171 views
  • 6w, 6d
    Reviews! Round 62

    13 comments · 1,653 views
  • 9w, 2d
    Reviews! Round 61

    38 comments · 1,977 views
  • 9w, 3d
    G.M. Berrow at BABSCon, Everfree Northwest's Weekly fic Recommendations #20

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    G.M. Berrow at BABSCon

    Everfree Northwest's Weekly fic Recommendations #20


    G.M. Berrow at BABSCon

    Hit the Books With G.M. Berrow at BABSCon! "Can you get enough of the very best in pony-based literature? We thought not…’cuz neither can we! There’s a very good reason Hasbro chose the amazing G.M. Berrow to write the official My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic novels, and it’s because she’s just plain awesome.

    A Literature graduate from Princeton University, Berrow’s bibliography expands on the backgrounds of your favorite characters. She's the author of Pinkie Pie and the Rockin’ Ponypalooza Party!, Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell, The Daring Do Adventure Collection, Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare, Applejack and the Honest-to-Goodness Switcheroo, Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity, the novelizationof Equestria Girls: Through the Mirror, and the just-released Fluttershy and the Fine Furry Friends Fair. Her upcoming work includes Princess Celestia and the Summer of Royal Waves, and Discord and the Ponyville Players Dramarama, and a Pinkie Pie episode for Season 5. Are you nervouscited? We are!

    So, bring your books to be signed and your questions for a fantastic writer. She joins our spectacular lineup of Guests of Honor including Tara Strong, Andrea Libman, Cathy Weseluck, Peter New, Claire Corlett, Ian James Corlett, Brian Drummond, Brynna Drummond, Daniel Ingram, Steffan Andrews, Tony Fleecs, and Heather Breckel, so register now!

    Everfree Northwest's Weekly fic Recommendations #20

    Did you know, Everfree Northwest scours FIMfiction in order to bring three recommends a week? In fact we recently posted our twentieth post. We try to focus on enjoyable lesser known fics. If you know of some good lesser known fics by authors other than yourself feel free to let us know.

    You can keep up to date with all Everfree Northwest Writing Track News by checking out our new site at everfreenw.com and Follow us on Facebook, tumblr, Twitter, FIMFiction, and deviantART!


    If you want to post your convention's fanfiction related news on a FIMfiction site post like this one, you can find out more here.

    1 comments · 1,640 views
  • 9w, 4d
    DuncanR's "Appletheosis" [Royal Canterlot Library]

    5 comments · 1,246 views
  • 10w, 4d
    Daetrin's "Apotheosis" [Royal Canterlot Library]

    12 comments · 1,556 views
Feb
3rd
2013

knighty · 8,916 views · Edited 112w, 3d ago · Report
#2 · 112w, 3d ago · · ·

I lol'd.

#3 · 112w, 3d ago · 42 · 6 ·

Reminds me of a story that I did not read :moustache:

#4 · 112w, 3d ago · 42 · 3 ·

this doesn't make sense

where's the twilestia and lunapip

#5 · 112w, 3d ago · · ·

YES:pinkiecrazy:

#6 · 112w, 3d ago · · ·

More Ships!

#7 · 112w, 3d ago · 20 · ·

Lunestia? X

Twilestia? X

Lunestia? X

#8 · 112w, 3d ago · 10 · ·

I don't see Pinkie and Mirror Clone Pinkie.

#9 · 112w, 3d ago · 14 · ·

My favorite PinkieDash image is still the above.

#10 · 112w, 3d ago · 6 · 21 ·

Spilight is best ship:pinkiehappy:

:twilightsheepish:+:moustache:=:heart:

Though I like every Mane Six pairing but Twilight/Rainbow Dash and Rarity:rainbowwild::pinkiesick:

And any to be paired with Spike but Rarity in my eyes :pinkiesick:

#11 · 112w, 3d ago · 21 · 3 ·

>>787758

Lunestia? X

Princest is best incest!

#12 · 112w, 3d ago · 6 · 20 ·

SPIKE+RAINBOW DASH IS THE ONLY SHIP

#13 · 112w, 3d ago · 63 · 2 ·

>>787774 RAINBOW DASH + THE KITCHEN SINK

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#14 · 112w, 3d ago · 13 · 1 ·

SCIENCE!

#15 · 112w, 3d ago · 15 · ·

Where's Pinkie Pie with herself?  I believe there are several different points at which that is confirmed.

#16 · 112w, 3d ago · 24 · 1 ·

This is pretty much all I can say.

#19 · 112w, 3d ago · · ·

>>787745 Oh god... Molestia. Get Discord! He can be confused at her coat color and we can run away!

#20 · 112w, 3d ago · 3 · ·

Oh Celestia... :facehoof:

#21 · 112w, 3d ago · 14 · 2 ·

Orgy time?

Orgy time.

#22 · 112w, 3d ago · 6 · 1 ·

Virtual Rainbow Dash said "Yes, it's all true" the moment I clicked the link :rainbowderp:

Wait, what about LyraBon, TaviScratch, Twilestia, Fluttercord, SilverBelle, TwiLuna and Twixie? :fluttercry:

#23 · 112w, 3d ago · 30 · ·

Where's the Iron Will x Gummy?

#24 · 112w, 3d ago · · ·

Sorry, I see no Twixie so it can't be real. :ajbemused: :rainbowlaugh:

#25 · 112w, 3d ago · · ·

Yay! :yay::yay::yay:

#26 · 112w, 3d ago · 13 · 3 ·

Because friends being friends only means they want to have intimate relationships with one another. :ajbemused:

#27 · 112w, 3d ago · · ·

Every ship? But that's impossible!

Although I'm pretty certain there's a fic out there somewhere which makes it happen.

#28 · 112w, 3d ago · 2 · ·

Everyday we're shipping!

#29 · 112w, 3d ago · 3 · ·

>>787795 :rainbowhuh: That is the strangest picture I have ever seen. I can't stop looking at it! :pinkiecrazy:

#30 · 112w, 3d ago · 5 · 1 ·

You magnificent bastard, knighty. But you know perfectly well that the only ship that's canon is Discord x Nigel Thornberry,

I'LL DO THIS WITH MY HANDS!

#32 · 112w, 3d ago · 2 · 1 ·

>>787874

Never need a reason, never need a rhyme.

#33 · 112w, 3d ago · 10 · 1 ·

>>787874

Dude, it's always orgy time! Don't let anyone tell you different.

#34 · 112w, 3d ago · 2 · ·

>>787795

That's pretty damn cute.

#35 · 112w, 3d ago · · ·

Yey!

#36 · 112w, 3d ago · · ·

>>788121

Trixie likes you.

#37 · 112w, 3d ago · · ·

*Shrugs.*  Works for me.

#38 · 112w, 3d ago · 3 · ·

Mother of god ... NO. JUST NO. Wait, how about Cadence x Chrysalis?

#39 · 112w, 3d ago · · ·

>>787795 i though she was saying "weed"....

also, rarity selfcests. that were bits at.

#40 · 112w, 3d ago · · ·

>>787970

You're probably thinking of The Combinatorics Project.

#41 · 112w, 3d ago · 4 · 2 ·

Finally.

#42 · 112w, 3d ago · 3 · ·

lies...LIES I SAY!

There is no Big Mac in your ships! I declare false advertising! :eeyup:

:trollestia:

#43 · 112w, 3d ago · 2 · ·

No magic duel Twidash pic?

#44 · 112w, 3d ago · 7 · ·

You missed the one where Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash kiss during the fight with the changelings.

#45 · 112w, 3d ago · 8 · 1 ·

Well you know what this means?

Orgy time.

Spike is Dungeon fuehrer.

#46 · 112w, 3d ago · · 1 ·

Haha, clever. :rainbowlaugh:

#47 · 112w, 3d ago · 3 · ·

Omniship is best ship.

#48 · 112w, 3d ago · 2 · ·

Where is scootabelle? :unsuresweetie::heart::scootangel:

#49 · 112w, 3d ago · 11 · ·

WHERE BE THE CHEERIMAC?

CANON SHIPS ARR CANON!:eeyup:

[img] http://delectablecoffee.deviantart.com/art/Big-Mac-Cheerilee-285147826[/img]

#50 · 112w, 3d ago · 4 · ·

RAINBOW DASH?

CONFIRMED 4 BRAWL!!

PINKIE PIE?

CONFIRMED 4 BRAWL!

TWILIGHT SPARKLE?

CONFIRMED 4... this joke isn't funny and it hasn't been for years, I apoligize.

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