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  • Saturday
    S5E24 - The Mane Attraction

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  • Friday
    Fic Spotlight #20 - It's The Fic Signal, Batman!

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  • 1w, 2d
    S5E23 - The Hooffields and McColts

    83 comments · 2,004 views
  • 2w, 1d
    Groups Post - November 2015

    Groups Posts are a monthly group advertisement blog open to anyone who wants a signal boost. If you're interested in having your group advertised in one of these, send me a PM with the name of the group, a link to its front page, and a brief description of what the group is for. I'll copy this directly into the post, so write it like you're trying to tell other people about why they should join or pay attention to your group - anything up to around 150-ish words is fine.

    Not sure how I managed to completely forget to post this over the weekend like I'd originally planned. Whoops. I'll just blame Fallout 4 even though that doesn't make any sense shut up


    The AppleDash group has been around since mid-2012, not long after season 2 finished airing. Last month we hit the 2000 member mark, but we know we can do better than that! The group is home to a great bunch of people who are passionate about one of the oldest ships in the fandom and who also love a good conversation—whether it's help with writing a fic or just shooting the breeze. The group also occasionally holds contests and large, organized collaborations, as well as smaller, ongoing collabs, such as our prompt tag. Head on over and say hi; we'd love to have you!

    100,000 Words

    Welcome to 100,000 Words, where we greet the stories of great writers that have a grand total of over 100,000 words! There's no limit to the amount of stories you can find in our little group, but we need more people, so come on in and add your favorite stories with fantastically high word counts!

    The Game Theorists

    Hello Internet, welcome to Game Theory.

    [insert GT Theme here]

    That's right. Finally, the official group has been made for all of you theorists. We theorize, discuss our theories and keep you updated on MatPat's videos/GT Live. If you want to post a theory using a video or a Livestream- even just writing it on the forums, we welcome it all! We are glad to be here in this little brony community, so be sure to join! Remember, Look Smart, and Be Smart.

    But that's just a Theory. A game theory!

    Equestria Legends Online Fan Group

    Have you read Equestria Legends Online? Yes, then come on down and join our little group, where you can create your own side-story for this very popular fic by Shadowflame. If you haven't, join and catch up on the story's awesomeness! ELO is about a VRMMORPG (Virtual Reality Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) based off My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. During the story, some dark events ensue, and the main characters have been giving a chilling conclusion. You can no longer log out of the game. (And no, its not a SAO rip-off, its just SAO inspired.)

    OC Tales

    You remember Five Score? Remember PEv? Well, here in OC Tales, they're something a bit different. In OC Tales, you can join the verse as bronies across the Earth begin to become their OCs all because in "The Art of Becoming a Pony OC" the main character's, Len, brother, Sam, decides to fiddle with science. The group is currently moving into the Equestria stage of the Timeline, but we're still open to new stories!


    Revamped and stronger than ever, the Displaced group has become stronger!  We've remodeled the group, and now, we can welcome you even better! Come and join the largest collaboration of stories as they intertwine with one another and create one massive Multiverse, bringing together entire new Universes and all kinds of people. Don't like the Displaced stories you've read? That's fine, you can probably find a fic you like out there in our 500+ story Vault!

    That's it for November. See you next month!

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  • 2w, 2d
    We're doing a Reddit AMA

    Come ask us questions and maybe I'll even get off my lazy ass and respond!

    17 comments · 1,129 views
  • 2w, 3d
    S5E22 - What About Discord

    173 comments · 3,457 views
  • 2w, 4d
    Fic Spotlight #19 - Can We Fics It?

    9 comments · 1,751 views
  • 2w, 4d
    TinCan's "Souvenir" [Royal Canterlot Library]

    1 comments · 665 views
  • 2w, 5d
    Rule clarity issues

    As it has been pointed out there are some clarity issues with some of our new rules and a few problems created, we have made some clarification changes, here for your convenience:

    General Conduct


    • Posting of anyone’s personal information other than your own without permission is prohibited. This includes name, street address, email address, IM screennames, etc.

    • Posting your own personal information is not recommended and done at your own risk, and we cannot help you with any problems this might result in.

    • You may not expose a link between two profiles on or off Fimfiction, that the profile owners did not already document. If both profiles are on Fimfiction, a report should be filed on one of the users in question if the user is violating our secondary account rules.

    General Conduct

    Registration and account security

    • Multiple people sharing the same computer, mobile or other internet-capable device or internet connection may be subject to increased scrutiny of their behavior if the activity between the two overlap.


    Don't post (content)

    • The same story twice. This does not include variants of the same story where the two versions differ on a rating tag, such as a Teen version and a Mature version.

    • Stories you have deleted and are now resubmitting. Please contact a moderator to have your original deleted story recovered.

    Please see the rules page for our full rules, these are only the changes.

    Ninja knighty edit: I've fixed a couple of major issues with the gdoc importer which should mean it doesn't drop paragraphs anymore. Feel free to test and let us know if you still get problems.

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  • 2w, 6d
    Results for character tag survey

    It took a little while, but I've compiled the results for the tag survey and organized them, as well as completed internal discussions about some of the more edge-case-y tags. Please don't expect these tags to be added right away, or to all be added at once, as adding these will take some time staff-side and we think there might be a couple of minor related problems to be solved before everything can get added.

    Please also note that the list is sorted alphabetically, but this does not reflect the order things will be added in, we will try to get more common requests added first. Additionally, the categories listed here were not gathered from the survey, they're being added as staff discussion while looking at character tags showed we also lack a few notable categories.

    Main series


    • Apple family

    • Bat pony

    • Dragons

    • Griffons

    • Minotaur

    • Pets

    • Royal guard

    • Yaks

    • Zebras


    • Chancellor Puddinghead

    • Clover the Clever

    • Commander Hurricane

    • Princess Platinum

    • Private Pansy

    • Smart Cookie

    • Starswirl the Bearded



    • Blossomforth

    • Button Mash

    • Cloudchaser

    • Daisy

    • Fashion Plate

    • Filthy Rich

    • Flitter

    • Lily

    • Limestone Pie

    • Marble Pie

    • Moondancer

    • Moonlight Raven

    • Parcel Post

    • Pony Joe

    • Sassy Saddles

    • Spoiled Rich

    • Sunshine Smiles

    • Treehugger

    • Troubleshoes

    • White Lightning

    • Wind rider


    • Steven Magnet

    • Tantabus

    • The smooze

    Equestria Girls


    • Dazzlings

    • Main 7

    • Shadowbolts


    • Applejack

    • Dean Cadence

    • Fluttershy

    • Indigo Zap

    • Lemon Zest

    • Micro Chips

    • Midnight Sparkle

    • Pinkie Pie

    • Principal Abacus Cinch

    • Principal Celestia

    • Rainbow Dash

    • Rarity

    • Sandalwood

    • Sour Sweet

    • Spike (the dog)

    • Sugarcoat

    • Sunny Flare

    • Sunset Shimmer (demon form)

    • Twilight Sparkle

    • Vice-principal Luna



    • Nightmare Rarity

    • Tiberius


    • Princess Amore

    • Radiant Hope


    • Carrot Top ➜ Golden Harvest

    • Cherilee ➜ Cheerilee

    • Colgate ➜ Minuette

    • DJ P0N-3 ➜ Vinyl Scratch

    • Doctor Whooves ➜ Dr. Hooves

    • Sparkler ➜ Amethyst Star


    • 2nd Person

    • Drama

    • Equestria Girls

    • Horror

    • Mystery

    • Sci-Fi

    • Thriller


    • Anon

    • Self-insert

    321 comments · 6,245 views
  • 3w, 1d
    Equestria Daily's NaPoWriMo!

    49 comments · 2,636 views
  • 3w, 3d
    S5E21 - Scare Master

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  • 4w, 11h
    Reviews! Round 72

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  • 4w, 3d
    S5E20 - Hearthbreakers

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  • 4w, 5d
    Fic Spotlight #18 - Back to the Ficture

    6 comments · 1,671 views

Time to clear some things up.

A couple of nights ago, Fimfiction was hacked. Said hackers were able to gain many users hashed passwords. If you visited a users page and saw it looking odd, then they likely have your hash assuming you were logged in. Thankfully the stories and what not in the database were not touched, other than a single story, and it's backed up regularly in 2 places in case it ever was. But I'm sure you're all more worried about your passwords. If you are concerned about your password being hacked, you should change your password anywhere else you use it. Although the passwords are hashed, it is possible with enough time and computing power to unhash them especially if you have a simple password.

I apologise immensely for this, it was very much an error on my part.

Report knighty · 3,542 views ·
#1 · 199w, 2d ago · 1 · ·

Dah, its cool Knighty! These things happen. You did your part, and im sure we a re all thankful for that! :pinkiehappy:

#2 · 199w, 2d ago · · ·

Man, I'm just glad your back. You provide a service that no one else does does, in a safe friendly environment.

#3 · 199w, 2d ago · · ·

Who want to hack this site? Do trolls really hate us that much?:rainbowhuh: Oh well, at least you're back.:pinkiehappy:

#4 · 199w, 2d ago · · ·

Don't feel bad Knighty, no one should have to have the mindset to worry about retards with too much time antagonizing them on the internet.

Your website is wonderful and you shouldn't feel the least bit bad.

#5 · 199w, 2d ago · · ·

It happens, man. thanks for letting us know what's up.

#6 · 199w, 2d ago · · ·

I was wondering... wow. Well, it wasn't completely your fault. Now I'm  worried, but I'm assuming it can all be sorted out.

#7 · 199w, 2d ago · · ·

well doesnt matter this thing happens so its okey keep up the awesome work you are doing :pinkiehappy:

#8 · 199w, 2d ago · · ·

Dude, no need to apologize. It is not your fault in the slightest. If anything, we should be thanking you for the measures you take to make sure this isn't a common occurrence. And considering all of this for free, I thank you. :pinkiehappy:

#9 · 199w, 2d ago · · ·



#10 · 199w, 1d ago · · ·

Somebody hacked this website?:rainbowhuh: Some people honestly have nothing else better to do, no apology is necessary you could not have known that there was someone actually pathetic enough to do something like this.  

#11 · 199w, 1d ago · · ·

Proof hackers have no life.  I guess I have to go through and change passwords just to be safe.  Fortunately, I don't use it for anything important to real life.

#12 · 199w, 1d ago · · ·

Frankly Knighty, I am mad at you....

Mad at you for apolagising for something you had no control over.

Sure, it is your site, but, you couldent of known there were people dumb enough to hack it.

They have enough computer smarts to avoid firewalls, but not enough to avoid the orbital friendship cannon.

*cracks neck*

Let's do this.

*Insert overly used name that starts with "L" and is used when charging into something with no thought put into it, here*

#13 · 199w, 1d ago · · ·

That's unfortunate news. Luckily, this account does not share any information with important things like my business email. :3

#14 · 199w, 1d ago · · ·

I really don't get it...

The amount of brainpower being wasted by 'l33t h4xx0rz' in their attempts to mess things up for a bunch of pastel talking ponies is absurd.

I come from SecondLife, where I deal with this brand of ridiculous on a near daily basis and I just don't get the link... Is "happy" such an affront to the average internet sociopath that - no holds barred they must tear it down no matter the effort? What is it about ponies that drives such a foaming need for 'lulz' in the bowels of the internet?

I just don't get the e-thug<->pony connection...

#15 · 199w, 1d ago · · ·


Cheers for the warning.

#16 · 199w, 1d ago · · ·

Don't worry we will hunt them down and give them what they deserve ;)

#17 · 199w, 1d ago · · ·





What these guys said.

So these hackers hacked a free site, fan-made, specifically talking on fanfiction stories of PONIES!? :pinkiegasp:

Man, some people need to learn what a life is. :rainbowlaugh: Whose willing to be a teacher?

#18 · 199w, 1d ago · · ·

Wow, some people really have too much time on their hands

#19 · 199w, 1d ago · · ·

It happens, mate. Thanks for letting us know.

#20 · 199w, 1d ago · · ·

Considering that Bethesda's and Blizzard's pages got hacked last year I really can't blame you for 'letting' this happen. It is seems nearly impossible to avoid these kinds of things. Armor is always going to be 2nd grade to the weapon for some reason.(In just about every aspect of life)

Thankyou for bringing it to attention, and let us hope that hackers find better targets.(Honestly, you would expect every hacker out there to be smart enough to target pages which actully diserve it.(cough cough... killers of megaupload) I don't actully hate hackers themself, they can bear importants as an extreemist protester group or vigilanty thing.. but hacking pages which have done nothing bad and don't hold any other importance? Why?)

#21 · 199w, 9h ago · · ·

>>8151 Y-your avatar.. IS. AWESOME.

#22 · 199w, 6h ago · · ·

Thanks for letting us know, knighty. Are the passwords salted? I changed mine, so I'm not worried about it. I'm just curious how much actual concern there is. If they are salted, then even relatively simple passwords should  be fairly hard to crack with a rainbow table attack on the hashed passwords.

#23 · 199w, 4h ago · · ·

I am not good at computer stuff. Can someone please try to tell me what i should do?

I have changeed my fimfiction pasword and i do not use it anywhere else.

#24 · 199w, 4h ago · · ·

>>8526 If you changed your password here, and you don't use the same password anywhere else, then you are fine. You don't need to do anything more. The thing to remember is that it's possible that that someone was able to figure out what your password here is. So if you use it on other sites, you would want to change it on those sites as well. But as long as you have changed it here, and this is the only site you use that password on, you are safe.

#25 · 199w, 2h ago · · ·


thank you for you kind reply it helped me understand what i needed to do and what is going on

#26 · 198w, 6d ago · · ·

Yeech. Said hackers also started spamming IRC pony communities, in case you guys did not know.

Anyway, time to change passwords.

#27 · 198w, 6d ago · · ·





The motives of this attack are not at all cut-and-dry. It cannot be said for certain that there is any ulterior motive aside from the acquisition of passwords. Remember that, regardless of how much people are told otherwise, a very large portion of internet users still use the same passwords (and usernames) for everything. If you can hack a sufficiently large database — such as Fimfiction — you are very likely going to have full-access to thousands of Facebook accounts, hundreds of Steam accounts, Netflix subscriptions, Paypal accounts, bank accounts, etc., and probably for some, enough personal details to enable identify theft. Don't discount the attack as being any kind of bigotry when a vulnerable database is a gold mine to a person with the right know how.

Now, nobody should blame knighty for this; I know as well as anybody that computer security is an ongoing battle of wits. But take this event as a reminder to everyone that you should have unique passwords for everything, or at the very least, everything that is important and personal. Databases of even very high profile places can and will and do get compromised. Don't put yourself in a position where these compromises will cause your to lose your valuable accounts, your money, or even worse, your identity.

Commendations to knighty for having the issue resolved in a timely manner, anyhow.

#28 · 198w, 6d ago · · ·

Don't sweat it. Attacks happen.

#29 · 198w, 6d ago · · ·

I bet it was neeeiiigh saying trolls. Haters VS Toleraters. The war of the internet.

#30 · 198w, 5d ago · · ·

I haven't been able to access the front page of FIMFiction since the attack. I get redirected to this instead. Any tips on how to fix it?

Lord Al-knighty
#31 · 198w, 5d ago · · ·


Force refresh the page.

#32 · 198w, 5d ago · · ·

Stupid peeps will be stupid.

Guess I should go change my password ta "password." :pinkiehappy:

#33 · 198w, 5d ago · · ·

If I get my hands(hooves) on that hacker... ILL SHOW THEM THE TRUE FEAR THEY DESERVE!!! :pinkiecrazy:

#34 · 198w, 5d ago · · ·

If I get my hands(hooves) on that hacker... ILL SHOW THEM THE TRUE FEAR THEY DESERVE!!! :pinkiecrazy:

#35 · 198w, 3d ago · · ·

>>8126 I am, but everyone else is right; you shouldn't apologize for something you had no control over. Stuff like this happens.

#36 · 198w, 3d ago · · ·

I want to wrap my hands around the assholes who did this. You don't just do this!:flutterrage:

#37 · 198w, 3d ago · · ·

I want to wrap my hands around the assholes who did this. You don't just do this!:flutterrage:

#38 · 197w, 6d ago · · ·

So that's what happened. Well, I guess some people really have nothing better to do than mess with others on random sites. Thanks for the heads up knighty, and don't worry too much about it. :ajsmug:

#39 · 196w, 18h ago · · ·

Device Heretic's stories seem to have disappeared. Maybe it is an innocent bug, or maybe (s)he took them down, but I thought I would mention it in case it was the hacker unhashing the password, logging in and deleting stories to be a parasprite. I sent tDevice Heretic's account a friendly PM asking what was up. Dunno if that was a good idea, but it wasn't phrased as vigilantism.

Hope this isn't too garbled. I have a problem with communicating clearly when time is an issue.

#40 · 152w, 4d ago · 2 · ·

I'm sorry. This is hilarious.

#41 · 127w, 6d ago · · ·

Ah, the Niggest Crook Force, my friend got doxxed by them back in the good ol' True Capitalist Radio days.

#42 · 81w, 6d ago · · ·

>mfw I'm white hat hacker seeing this website hacked :facehoof:

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