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  • Saturday
    S5E4 - Bloom and Gloom

    186 comments · 2,702 views
  • Friday
    Site Downtime

    333 comments · 6,377 views
  • 6d, 7h
    PSA: Potential Story Thefts

    Hi guys. Quick announcement here that it's been discovered that an ebook website called Ebooks Tree has been caught selling peoples' fanfics without their knowledge or permission. This in the midst of a rash of other scandals involving fanfiction-stealing, which you can read more about here. Basically, the site's sent out some bots that harvested a bunch of stuff from popular Fanfiction venues, and they make money off of it via ad support and charging for access.

    Which is obviously not okay.

    Reddit's got a noncomprehensive pastebin up of known works that have been taken. You may want to check that, but it's not a complete list, so your stories might still have been stolen even if they aren't on there. It looks like the main victims are mostly stories posted up on the old Pony Fiction Vault site... but again, even if you didn't have stories in the Vault, you may want to do a quick check-around just to make sure. Better safe than sorry.

    Easy directions for filing a DMCA complaint so that you can get your stories pulled can be found here.

    Quick links to Ebooks Tree's DMCA page and Contact Page here.

    So, uh, probably best to just do a quick scan for any stories you might have written that are near and dear to your heart (or checking around for your author name). If you find anything, make sure to file the proper complaints, and that'll hopefully contribute to ending this withering storm.

    Have a nice day.

    142 comments · 4,334 views
  • 1w, 2d
    S5E3 - Castle Sweet Castle

    171 comments · 3,765 views
  • 1w, 4d
    Groups Post - April 2015

    9 comments · 711 views
  • 2w, 2d
    Pick the Community Choice Award for the EFNW 2015 Pre-Con Contest

    Good day folks,

    As many of you know we here on the Everfree Northwest Writing Track recently held a little writing contest. Well, we’ve completed the first round and vetted all the entries. But now that we know which fics can win, we need the Fan Fiction community to vote on their favorites for the Community Choice Award. Below you will find a semi-randomized list of the 73 accepted entries. If you are so inclined please select some at random to read (Please use random.org to randomly select a fic, just set the range on the right from 1 - 73). If you read something you like, post the number of the entry below. If you find multiple fics that you like, feel free to edit your post with the additional numbers. At the end of April 20th we will tabulate all the results and declare the winner of the Community Choice Award. Unless the judges agree with the community, in which case they will receive one of our 1st-3rd place awards and the runner up for the Community Choice Award will win instead.

    All fics are related to the topic of “Making New Friends” in some way (which seems apt considering the Season 5 Premiere).  All fics are between 1,000 and 3,000 words according to Google docs so they won’t take up much of your time either. All fics are either on FIMFiction or in Google Docs format.

    Lastly please be kind to the entrants. They are all brave for putting themselves forward like this. So if you liked a story, let them know and/or give them a thumbs up and remember to be friendly in the spirit of Season 5.

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    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.

    138 comments · 2,755 views
  • 2w, 2d
    S5E1-2 - Cutie Markless

    398 comments · 5,085 views
  • 2w, 4d
    Riptiders Comic

    75 comments · 2,328 views
  • 2w, 4d
    Featured Box Update FAQ (April Fools' Joke)

    227 comments · 3,847 views
  • 2w, 5d
    Reviews! Round Eleventy-Six

    44 comments · 1,666 views
  • 2w, 5d
    LoHAV Ban (April Fools' Joke)

    I have just now heard that there's a genre of stories being published on Fimfiction.net called "LoHAV" or something. Which supposedly stands for "League of Humans Acting Villainously." Apparently these stories about humans in cosplay going to Equestria and becoming the character they're cosplaying as. Which is okay, I guess, but after reading a few of these stories I have to agree with the criticisms that these stories aren't about My Little Pony. It's been a consistent problem with the story approvers that people are publishing stories about becoming their cosplay of Optimus Prime or Darth Vader or whatever, and honestly that's just really stupid. This shouldn't be an issue, and I would've said something about it earlier if I'd been made aware of it.

    If you guys want to publish stories like that, the upcoming expansion to Fimfiction to allow general stories will allow you to post those. Until  that happens, though, I'm going to have to say that these stories are categorically banned, and no further stories in this genre will be allowed to be published.

    Please direct any questions on this ban to the moderators. I'm very busy right now and will not be able to respond.

    312 comments · 4,322 views
  • 2w, 5d
    Featured Box Updates (April Fools' Joke)

    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!

    334 comments · 5,560 views
  • 3w, 2d
    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 · 1,680 views
  • 4w, 6d
    Reviews! Round 64

    27 comments · 1,250 views
  • 5w, 3d
    Aquaman's "I Am Demon" [Royal Canterlot Library]

    11 comments · 1,202 views
Feb
3rd
2013

knighty · 8,919 views · Edited 115w, 1d ago · Report
#2 · 115w, 1d ago · · ·

I lol'd.

#3 · 115w, 1d ago · 42 · 6 ·

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

#4 · 115w, 1d ago · 42 · 3 ·

this doesn't make sense

where's the twilestia and lunapip

#5 · 115w, 1d ago · · ·

YES:pinkiecrazy:

#6 · 115w, 1d ago · · ·

More Ships!

#7 · 115w, 1d ago · 20 · ·

Lunestia? X

Twilestia? X

Lunestia? X

#8 · 115w, 1d ago · 10 · ·

I don't see Pinkie and Mirror Clone Pinkie.

#9 · 115w, 1d ago · 14 · ·

My favorite PinkieDash image is still the above.

#10 · 115w, 1d 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 · 115w, 1d ago · 21 · 3 ·

>>787758

Lunestia? X

Princest is best incest!

#12 · 115w, 1d ago · 6 · 20 ·

SPIKE+RAINBOW DASH IS THE ONLY SHIP

#13 · 115w, 1d ago · 63 · 2 ·

>>787774 RAINBOW DASH + THE KITCHEN SINK

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#14 · 115w, 1d ago · 13 · 1 ·

SCIENCE!

#15 · 115w, 1d ago · 15 · ·

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

#16 · 115w, 1d ago · 24 · 1 ·

This is pretty much all I can say.

#19 · 115w, 1d ago · · ·

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

#20 · 115w, 1d ago · 3 · ·

Oh Celestia... :facehoof:

#21 · 115w, 1d ago · 14 · 2 ·

Orgy time?

Orgy time.

#22 · 115w, 1d 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 · 115w, 1d ago · 30 · ·

Where's the Iron Will x Gummy?

#24 · 115w, 1d ago · · ·

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

#25 · 115w, 1d ago · · ·

Yay! :yay::yay::yay:

#26 · 115w, 1d ago · 13 · 3 ·

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

#27 · 115w, 1d ago · · ·

Every ship? But that's impossible!

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

#28 · 115w, 1d ago · 2 · ·

Everyday we're shipping!

#29 · 115w, 1d ago · 3 · ·

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

#30 · 115w, 1d 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 · 115w, 1d ago · 2 · 1 ·

>>787874

Never need a reason, never need a rhyme.

#33 · 115w, 1d ago · 10 · 1 ·

>>787874

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

#34 · 115w, 1d ago · 2 · ·

>>787795

That's pretty damn cute.

#35 · 115w, 1d ago · · ·

Yey!

#36 · 115w, 1d ago · · ·

>>788121

Trixie likes you.

#37 · 115w, 1d ago · · ·

*Shrugs.*  Works for me.

#38 · 115w, 1d ago · 3 · ·

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

#39 · 115w, 1d ago · · ·

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

also, rarity selfcests. that were bits at.

#40 · 115w, 1d ago · · ·

>>787970

You're probably thinking of The Combinatorics Project.

#41 · 115w, 1d ago · 4 · 2 ·

Finally.

#42 · 115w, 1d ago · 3 · ·

lies...LIES I SAY!

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

:trollestia:

#43 · 115w, 1d ago · 2 · ·

No magic duel Twidash pic?

#44 · 115w, 1d ago · 7 · ·

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

#45 · 115w, 1d ago · 8 · 1 ·

Well you know what this means?

Orgy time.

Spike is Dungeon fuehrer.

#46 · 115w, 1d ago · · 1 ·

Haha, clever. :rainbowlaugh:

#47 · 115w, 1d ago · 3 · ·

Omniship is best ship.

#48 · 115w, 1d ago · 2 · ·

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

#49 · 115w, 1d ago · 11 · ·

WHERE BE THE CHEERIMAC?

CANON SHIPS ARR CANON!:eeyup:

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

#50 · 115w, 1d 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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