• What is Fimfiction?

    Fimfiction is a website dedicated to hosting fanfiction based on the cartoon/TV series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. It's also a community gathering place for fans of FiM, and a pillar of the fandom in general. Fimfiction is the largest collection of MLP fanfics around!

  • FIMFiction, FimFiction or Fimfiction?

    Fimfiction is the correct usage

  • How does it work?

    That's a pretty big question! Here's the basic idea: people join Fimfiction by creating an account (and verifying their email shortly thereafter). You don't have to be a writer to join; people of all types are welcome to create an account, whether it's to read and rate stories, participate in the groups or chat, or just hang out. For the writers, you can participate in the site by writing stories, publishing them, and engaging in discussion with other writers and users. You might make a group for something you think is missing, or help other folks out by commenting on their stories. Maybe you just want to hang out and make some friends - really, the sky's the limit! There are a lot of pieces that go into everything above, but the summary is succinct: the site works by having cool people join and participate in whatever way they see fit, while we, the mod team, try to keep the gears running smoothly to make the experience great for everyone. Individual sections are broken apart below, so keep reading if you want to know how any one individual part works.


  • How can I contact the administrator

    You can email me at but it's best if you check the questions below if you're a registered user.

  • Who works on the site?

    Please check our staff page

  • Who do I contact if I have a question not listed in the FAQ, or a general inquiry/comment about the site?

    If you have any questions/concerns not addressed in this FAQ, feel free to PM someone on our mod team, or leave a comment on our user pages. We can't promise that your concern will be addressed immediately, but we'll certainly do our best to take a look and get back to you as soon as we can. You can also ask at the bottom of this page in the comment section.

  • Someone is harrassing me on the site! What should I do?

    Your best friend here is the block tool. You can find this in the dropdown to the right of their name on their userpage. This will prevent them from sending you further private messages or commenting on anything you make. You can also report users by clicking the dropdown next to their name on their userpage and clicking report. Please give us as much information as you can. Screen grabs, dates and times, etc. can all be helpful.

  • Does the site have a chat room?

    It sure does! You can find the connection information on this page as well as a web client to use if you don't have a dedicated IRC client. Note that we do not support the embedded web chat client, sorry! There's usually lots of people active at all times of the day, and site moderators will occasionally pop in as well.

  • How do I report a bug or request a change to site functionality?

    If you have a bug to report, please PM one of the moderators or admins. If you have a suggestion for a site functionality change, feel free to send knighty a PM.

  • Help, I’ve been banned! How do I talk to someone about this?

    If you’ve been banned, please don’t try to make a new account to contact the staff. Instead, send an email to one of the site’s moderators, who will review your case with the rest of the staff.

    Contact Details:



    Wanderer D:


User Accounts

  • How do I make an account?

    To make an account, click on the ‘Login’ button at the top right of the screen. After that, on the right side of screen, there is a green button with ‘Register Now!’ Click on it and fill out the account details, and be sure to check your email for the message to validate your registration.

  • I didn’t receive my activation email, what should I do?

    If you didn’t receive the activation email, check your spam folders and filters to ensure the email was not blocked. If you still haven’t received the email, click on the Login button in the top right of the screen, and then on the right side of the screen click on ‘Resend Email.’ Be aware that they can only be sent once per hour. If, after these steps, you are still having issues, send an email to for further help on activating your account.

  • Activating my account didn’t work, what should I do?

    If an account is not activated within 24 hours of registering it, the account is purged from our database and you’ll need to sign up again (you’ll be able to reuse the same info).

  • How do I delete my account?

    At this time, accounts can’t be deleted. If you need to have any content removed, you are able delete it yourself. If for whatever reason you wish for your account to be deactivated, you can send a PM to any of the Administrators or Moderators and request for your account to be banned.

  • How do I change my account name?

    You can change your account name by editing the ‘User Name’ field on the ‘Edit Account’ page. This is found on the drop-down menu under your username on the main navigation bar.

  • How do I change my password?

    Passwords can be changed on the ‘Edit Account’ page found in the drop-down menu on the main navigation bar under your username. Make certain that you meet the minimum security requirement of 8 characters in length; we encourage you to use uppercase letters, numbers, and symbols as well.

  • How do I upload an avatar?

    To upload an avatar, select the ‘Avatar’ page found in the drop-down menu on the main navigation bar under your username. You have two options, either upload a picture from your computer (must be a .jpg or .png under 1 mb in size.) or from a link to the image itself (must be the image’s direct link, which will end in .jpg or .png).

  • Activating my account didn't work, what should I do?

    If you don't activate an account within 24 hours of signing up, the account will be purged from our database and you'll need to sign up again (you'll be able to reuse the same name and email).

  • Someone got into my account, what can I do?

    Send an email to and, depending on the circumstances, we may be able to help.

  • My account keeps logging out, why is this?

    Automatic logins are currently tied to IPs, so if you login from a different computer or network you’ll need to login again.

  • I keep getting an ‘Invalid Signing Key’ error! What do I do?

    Log out of your account and back in. If this does not fix the issue, update and restart your browser, then disable any extensions that may be problematic. Fimfiction does not support out of date internet browsers. Further information can be found here.

  • I forgot my password. Help!

    Input your username and email address on the Reset Password page, and then check your email account for instructions. If you are still logged in, you will have to logout to access this feature.


  • I need some help with my writing.

    For writing advice, including grammar, formatting, cliches to avoid, and other helpful advice, please check out this excellent guide by Ezn. You can also seek help in any of Fimfiction’s various writing/proofreading groups, many of which you can find by searching around on the groups tab.

  • How do I create a story?

    To create a story, mouseover the ‘Stories’ section from your user dropdown in the navigation bar, and click on the ‘New Story’ button that pops up.

  • How do I edit a story?

    You can edit the primary details of a story, such as tags, description, etc. from the ‘Edit’ button on the story’s page. Individual chapters can be edited by pressing the ‘Edit’ button on that chapter’s page.

  • How do I submit a story? What does submitting do?

    Submitting a story can be done by clicking the ‘Submit' button at the top of your story (from the main story page). Submitting a story sends it into the site's approval queue, where it will be looked over by our prereading team. If the story meets our submission standards, it will be approved, and will appear on the front page of the site under ‘New Stories' shortly thereafter. Submitting a story also makes it possible for it to show up in the ‘Featured Box' and ‘Popular Stories' bar, as well as allowing it to be submitted to groups. If you haven't submitted a story, users may require a password to view it, which you can set in the ‘Edit' section for your story. You may continue to add chapters to your story after submission if the story is incomplete.

  • Why can’t I submit a story with less than 1,000 words?

    1,000 words across all published chapters is the minimum word-count for submitting a story. Note that for smaller stories, such as flash-fiction or prompt-based writing, a good solution is to collect two or more stories as chapters and submit them as one story. Please also note that padding a story that’s fewer than 1,000 words with lyrics/spam/garbage/author notes is not acceptable and will likely result in your story failing moderation.

  • How do I publish a chapter? What does publishing do?

    To publish a chapter, simply click the 'Publish' button in the top left-hand corner of the bar at the top of your chapter's text (while viewing the chapter). Publishing a chapter makes it visible to other users of the site—until it's published, the only people who can view a chapter are you and site mods/admins.

  • What defines whether a story is rated as Teen or Mature?

    For the purpose of stories on Fimfic, the detail of a story's rating lies in the description and events contained therein. 'Teen' is anything more risqué or salacious than content you might see in the show-foul language, minor violence with cursory descriptions, physical affection more intense than a quick peck on the lips, blood, etc. ‘Mature' is anything that should require an aged or mature perspective to read; things like extreme violence, explicit descriptions of physical intimacy, or content intended for older audiences.

    The divide between ‘Teen’ and ‘Mature’ is generally in how much is mentioned and how much is shown in the story. If a character only makes reference to having sex, that would typically be fine with a ‘Teen’ rating. If characters in the story actually have sex, that would require a ‘Mature’ rating. Just use your best discretion, and feel free to PM a mod if you have a question about the specific content of your story. At worst, you can always submit and be told that a change is required if the rating you've selected doesn't match the discretion of the story-approval team.

  • When should I use the ‘Sex’ and ‘Gore’ tags?

    This is simple enough: use ‘Gore' when there is explicit description of violence/grotesque imagery in your story, and use ‘Sex' when there's... well... sex. On a Teen-rated story, ‘Sex' can be used to indicate sexual humor or situations that are heated but don't have explicit sex, while ‘Gore’ can be used to indicate the presence of blood or violence that isn’t described in too much detail.

  • Why can I only have six categories on my story?

    Categories are designed to be broad descriptors of a story's content or themes; they're designed in such a way that no more than six should be required at any time, and in fact, some of them conflict and cannot be used together (see the section on 'category conflicts’). For this reason, we ask that you restrict your story to a maximum of six categories categories—any more than that and you should probably reconsider what exactly your story is about, and which ideas/moods are central to your story, above all others.

  • Why do certain categories conflict?

    Adventure and Slice of Life

    Given that an Adventure involves going completely out of your daily life (even by Ponyville standards) it completely takes precedence over the Slice-of-Life, which represents day-to-day experiences. Defeating Discord is simply not a day-to-day experience, even if the story spends some time on the characters’ daily routine.

    Comedy and Sad

    Sometimes people get confused and think that morbid humor or a sad story with some jokes is equal to a sad comedy. It isn't. You cannot have sadness in equal measure to comedy in a story. One will inevitably take the spotlight, because in the end your story will achieve primarily one outcome: either it makes the reader sad... or it makes them smile.

  • I'm afraid to post my fiction for the negative feedback it might receive. What's the best course of action?

    A good way to avoid a lot of problems is to find a proofreader or two (who have some experience writing) and ask them to take a look at your story for you and tell you their honest opinion of it. You can refer to 'I need some help with my writing.'

  • Why can my story only have 5 character tags?

    Character tags on stories are largely in place for readers, and not for authors. While you might have a great deal of characters in your story, the character tags are intended to make it easy for people to search for stories that feature one or more characters in a prominent role within the narrative. For this reason, we have a limit of 5 character tags per story, as the notion of focusing on any more characters than this as key players in the story is not really tenable. If you feel your story is an exception, we would ask that you consider ranking your character tags in order of significance, and try to apply the ones that would best correspond to reader interest in your story.

  • How do I rearrange/sort my story's chapters?

    Story chapters can be reordered by dragging the four-dotted symbol to the left of the chapter. Just make sure you save the order by clicking the 'save chapter order' button below!

  • What does the 'Revoke Submission' button do?

    Revoking a submission makes a story invisible on the site again. It will need to be submitted again and go through moderation before it is visible on the site again.

  • Featured stories are completely automated. They are calculated on a mix of a few things. The number of likes a story has received, the proportion of likes to dislikes, the total number of ratings, how frequently it's being viewed and the time since it was approved are all factored into the equation.

  • I found a story which violated the rules, what can I do?

    Use the Report button at the top of the story to report the story, and one of us will look over it to see if it does. Note that we hold the final decision as to whether or not a story violates our rules.

  • A chapter I added didn't bump my story to the frontpage, why is this?

    Your story can only be bumped at most once a day. If you are caught bumping by adding and removing chapters, your story will be removed.

Blog Posts

  • How do I make a blog post?

    To make a blog post, select the 'blog' option from your user drop-down menu in the main navigation bar, and click the 'add blog' button at the top of the page.

  • How do I tag a story in a blog post?

    At the bottom of the blog creation page you can select one of your stories to tag in the blog post. If the story is not relevent to the blog post then it is considered spam and will be removed, possibly with punishment.


  • What are groups, and why are they so awesome?

    Groups are one of the coolest parts of the Fimfiction community, and we hope you'll take a minute to check them out and see why we like them so much. Groups combine the functionality of some of the raddest bits of Fimfiction's infrastructure. For one, they can be used to find stories that interest you; groups exist for all types of stories. So, if you like adventure stories, enjoy tales of humans in Equestria, or just want to read about cute pony pairings (shipping), there's a group for you - especially useful if you want to get updates any time a story is added to a group with an idea you particularly like. Groups are also the site's de facto forum interface - in most groups, any user can create a thread, and you can get notifications sent to you when a new one is created, as well as seeing thread activity on your dashboard. Finally, groups are just an awesome place to meet members of the community - they're a whole subsection of Fimfiction's functionality, where users can run events, organize contests, or just hang out.

  • Why can't I post comments or add stories to a particular group?

    If you can't post comments or add stories to a certain group, the administrator of the group you're dealing with has likely configured the permissions of said group to restrict certain actions by basic users.

  • How do I join a group?

    To join a group, just go to the page of a group you're interested in and click the 'join group' button. If the group isn't accepting new members, you could also try sending a message to the groups administrator to request them to open it long enough for you to join.

  • How do I add a story to a group?

    To add a story to a group, go to the page for the story you want to add and click the 'add to group' button at the bottom of the story's description. Then, select the group you want to add the story to (and the relevant subfolder if one exists).

  • How do I edit a group?

    To edit a group, just select the 'edit' next to the group you want to change from the 'group' page from your user-name drop-down in the navigation bar.

  • How do I delete a group?

    To delete a group, use the 'delete' button next to the group in your group-nav page. Make sure you're really ready to delete the group though, as deleted groups (and subfolders, threads, etc.) are unrecoverable!

  • How do I prevent people from joining a group?

    To prevent people from joining a group, edit the group from your groups page and turn the status to 'closed'.

  • How do I add a custom banner to a group?

    Custom banners can be added to groups by pasting the url of the image you'd like to use in the 'banner' section of the edit page for your group. NSFW banners are not permitted.

  • How do I change my group notification settings?

    Group notification settings (dictating whether to get notifications from new stories, new threads, both, or neither) are selectable from the 'settings' button on the actual group page itself.

  • How do I restrict the posting of stories in certain folders?

    When you create a folder in your group (with the 'add folder' button from the group edit page), you can select the permissions of adding to that folder with the drop down, with the three options being 'User', 'Contributor', and 'Admin'.

  • How do I create a forum thread?

    Forum threads can be created from the group's home page by clicking on 'Forum' section in the group, and then clicking on the 'new thread' button below.

  • How do I change the title of a forum thread?

    To change the title of a thread, select the 'modify thread' button while inside the thread.

  • How do I delete a forum thread?

    A forum thread can be deleted with the 'delete thread' button on the top right within the thread itself.

  • How can I force a thread to always be at the top of a forum?

    To pin a thread within the forum, select the 'sticky' option from the 'modify thread' button.

  • How can I lock a thread to prevent people posting in it?

    Posting in a thread can be locked by picking the 'locked' option from the 'modify thread' button.

  • How do I search for groups relevant to my interests?

    Searching for groups is easy: just use the search bar and the 'find a group' button from your groups page.

  • As a group moderator, how do I delete a member's comment or ban them from the group?

    To delete a comment, just click the delete button at the top right of any comment in the group or a thread. To ban members, go to the members page at the top, search for the user and click the ban icon next to their name.

  • What is the difference between Admins, Contributors, and Regular Members in groups?

    Admins can set the permission levels of any other users except for the founder, as well as delete comments and modify threads. Contributors are like regular members, but you can set folders to only allow contributors and admins to post in them.

  • Who should I contact first about a problem within a specific group?

    For issues within a group, please PM the administrator of the group in question before bringing the problem to the attention of the site admins. An exception applies for problems regarding user security or site stability.

  • What is the forum, and how do I use it?

    Explaining forum functionality in the context of the site is a bit of a big task, but the basic idea of a forum is a collection of conversations and discussions participated in by users on topics relevant to their interests. Forums/threads are a subfunctionality of groups, and can be accessed by clicking on the 'forum' button within a group. Replying to threads works just like comment replying, bbcode and all. If you have further questions about how forums work in general, more information can be found here


  • How do I reply to a comment?

    You can reply to a comment by hovering over it and clicking the 'reply' button in the top right corner of the comment - it's the one that looks like two speech bubbles.

  • How does comment sorting work?

    Comments can be ordered to show latest comments first or last.

  • What are the guidelines for comment posting?

    The basic rule of thumb for comment posting is the same for behaviour across the site: don't be a dick. That said, for more concrete guidelines; don't spam, don't advertise, try to be constructive and pleasant, and try to restrict yourself to commenting to when you have something worthwhile to say. Eg. 'First!' and 'I'll be reading this later' as well as similar comments are worthless, and we would ask that you avoid making them. Keep in mind that particularly bad comments may be downvoted, and repeatedly downvoted/flagged comments may result in administrative action.

  • When should I up/down-vote a comment?

    The short answer? When you like a comment, upvote it. When you don't, downvote. For a more elaborate explanation of comment voting policy, please see knighty's already existing comment guidelines.

  • How do I report a comment from a terrible person?

    You can go to a user’s page and use the report function to notify moderators. Be sure to include details and links to where the comment was made.

  • How does BBCode work?

    For a full explanation of BBCode and its role on Fimfiction, please see this helpful guide put together by CosmicAfro.


  • How do I follow someone, and what will I see in my notifications if I do?

    To follow a user, simply click the 'follow' button (the eye) on their user page (or on the pop-up that appears when hovering over their username). If you follow someone, you'll see new stories they publish and blog posts they make.


  • What are bookshelves?

    Bookshelves are an organizational tool for keeping track of interesting stories on Fimfiction. Think of them like playlists for stories. You can make a bookshelf for any purpose, and stock it however you like. For instance, you can make a bookshelf for your absolute most favorite stories, a bookshelf for stories about Pinkie Pie, a bookshelf for stories you plan to read soon, and more!

  • Do the default bookshelves do anything special?

    The Favorites, Read It Later, and Tracking bookshelves don’t do anything that other bookshelves can’t. They’re just a set of bookshelves to get you started, with some pre-set options to display the full range of what bookshelves can do. You’re more than free to delete or replace them if you want

  • How do I make a new bookshelf?

    Mouse over the Library button on your toolbar. You should see a green “New Bookshelf” button.

  • What does Private/Public/Unlisted mean?

    A bookshelf marked ‘Private’ is just that: private. Only you will be able to see that bookshelf, and authors won’t be notified if you add one of their stories to it. ‘Public’ bookshelves are the opposite. Other users will be able to see that bookshelf, and the stories you’ve added to it, from your user page, and authors will receive a notification whenever you add one of their stories to a public bookshelf. ‘Unlisted’ bookshelves are much the same as private bookshelves, with the primary difference being that other users can access an unlisted bookshelf—so long as they already have the link to it.

  • What do all these other bookshelf options do?

    The ‘Quick Add’ option creates a button for your bookshelf at the top-left of any story’s page, which allows you to instantly add or remove that story from that bookshelf. It’s a convenience option, useful if you have a bookshelf you add stories to often, or if you want to quickly add a lot of stories to a bookshelf.

    The ‘Track Unread’ option tells your bookshelf to keep track of how many chapters you haven’t read from all the stories you’ve added to it. This can be useful for making sure that you don’t miss any new updates to a story in that shelf, or for keeping track of stories that you haven’t gotten around to reading yet.

    The ‘Email Updates’ option tells Fimfiction to send you an email whenever a story in that bookshelf updates, which is another handy tool for making sure that you don’t miss a new chapter for a story you’re following.

User Pages

  • How do I edit my user page?

    Either click the 'Edit User Page' button from the user drop down menu or the 'Edit User Page' button at the top left of your actual user page.

  • How do I add modules to my user page?

    After clicking edit user page, click on any of the buttons in the 'Available Modules' panel to add a module of that type to your page. By default they are added to the bottom left of the left hand column.

  • How do I move the modules on my page?

    In the edit user page mode, drag the header of any module to move it to a new location. You can switch column by just dragging it between the columns. Make sure you click 'Save Module Layout' at the top when you're done.

  • How do I remove modules from my page?

    In the edit user page mode, click the 'Delete Module' button below any module to remove it. Make sure you click 'Save Module Layout' at the top when you're done, otherwise the modules are not really deleted.


  • Who made the emoticons on the site?

    Midori-no-ink. You can find them on her DeviantArt here

  • When was started?

    Development began in April 2011, and the doors opened on the 10th of July 2011 for beta.

  • Does the site have an API I can use?

    It's being worked on, but you can currently grab story information using[story_url_here], supporting JSONP with a ?callback parameter, as well as CORS. I'll make proper documentation for it when it's done.

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#455 · 1d, 9h ago · · ·

>>874  sorry, I didn't know that you only have three approvers. -someone just told me that you only have three approvers and a bunch of stories that come.

Story Approver
#454 · 1d, 20h ago · 1 · ·


Patience is a virtue. We have lives outside of this site that take a priority.

#453 · 1d, 23h ago · · ·

How long does it take to get your story approved??!!!!!!! Mine's taking forever!

#452 · 2d, 3h ago · · ·

>>871 Oh, I just remembered I registered last year, and was unable to get on until now. :twilightblush:

Sorry and thanks!

Story Approver
#451 · 2d, 5h ago · · ·


It was approved Feb 2015 and ,you registered March 2014.

#450 · 2d, 8h ago · · ·

My account says that I joined on March 18th, when really I joined in Febuary.

My story The Third Sister says it was published in Febuary, so I couldn't have joined in March. Help me fix this glitch!

#449 · 2d, 19h ago · · ·

I've been told that my story, a crossover set in suburban Melbourne, is "not considered to be related to the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic universe", and I'm struggling to figure out how it's any worse than numerous previously accepted pony-on-Earth stories (crossover or not), especially since I have Twilight appear in the first hundred words, explain why she's there soon after, and make it clear she's going to be an active participant in it.

Story Approver
#448 · 2d, 20h ago · · ·
#447 · 2d, 21h ago · 1 · ·

Is there a way to see all stories that have been marked as read?

#446 · 3d, 6h ago · · ·

>>859 Thanks! :pinkiehappy:

#445 · 3d, 7h ago · · ·

>>859 That makes sense. I assume you mean no fics that bash people irl or bash other fics, even unpublished ones (shared through public password). Otherwise, unpublished fics aren't held to the same rules as published ones.

Thanks for the calrification. :pinkiesmile:

Story Approver
#444 · 3d, 7h ago · · ·


Typically. Though the fimic standard still remains of don't be a dick.

#443 · 3d, 7h ago · · ·

>>856 Oh! Lovely! Then, for example, a writer could post a direct link to an upublished, mature story about meta in the Clopfics group forum along with its password and not have any reason to worry about breaking site rules? I'd just like to be 100% clear.

Story Approver
#442 · 3d, 7h ago · 1 · ·


Yes and yes.


The star icon or book icon depending on what view you are using for stories. The star is in the top left corner, and the book is on the back side of card-view.

#441 · 3d, 7h ago · · ·

Can some pony tell me how I can add stories to bookshelves?

#440 · 3d, 8h ago · 1 · ·

On the Rules or FAQ page in the past, I thought I saw a rule about not promoting or publicly sharing passwords for unpublished/unapproved stories, but I can no longer find that rule. Am I remembering wrong? Are we allowed to share links and passwords to unpublished stories in blogs or forums?

Also, the Rules page currently says,

You may link to Mature-rated stories hosted on Fimfiction in a blog post only if the blog is tagged with a Mature-rated story.

On a related note, can we post links to Mature-rated stories hosted on Fimfiction in group forums that are marked as NSFW? Before the ability to mark a group as NSFW, it seems this was prohibited, but it sure would be nice if that changed.

Story Approver
#438 · 3d, 20h ago · · ·

I can't seem to find the list of category definitions, though the Guidelines and Rules portion of the add story page says it can be found here. I've read them here in the past, so I know they were once here. Were they moved?

#437 · 1w, 7h ago · 4 · ·

Um, I'm glad you've got the RP section in the rules now, but I'm worried about how it's worded:

Roleplaying is not allowed on Fimfiction. This includes carrying out RP scenarios with other users and acting out online personas. For more information, you can read knighty’s post about this subject.

There are a lot of people acting out online personas on this site, posting as lemons and things. This'd be a big change, and I think might result in a number of bans. Is that really how it's supposed to be phrased?

(Leaving out my signature, just in case...)

#436 · 1w, 4d ago · · ·

>>821 Okay! Thanks! :pinkiehappy:

Story Approver
#435 · 1w, 4d ago · · ·


You can continue to add chapters to a story after it's been approved.


When you add a password to a story/chapter, you are then able to copy the URL for the story and give it to someone you trust, along with the password, so that they may view the story before it is approved or submitted.

#434 · 1w, 4d ago · · ·

Um, how does the unpublished view password work and can I use it for stories I haven't submitted yet?

#433 · 1w, 4d ago · · ·

I coulda swore i saw on the FAQ that you can`t add chapters to a published story. Just in case, can someone tell me? Do i have to revoke it to add to it?


#432 · 1w, 4d ago · · ·


Dropdown is nice, but if someone clicks the FAQ button to arrive here, there should be a link to the rules section here. "What are the rules of the site?" should be a frequently asked question.

Story Approver
#431 · 1w, 4d ago · · ·

Rules page added to the dropdown on the FAQ.


Being fixed atm.

#430 · 1w, 4d ago · · ·


Is it just me or are url tags in "Got a high resolution picture of that logo?" broken?

Btw, I just noticed some link don't work with the url tag, is there a restriction on what can be link or not?

Story Approver
#429 · 1w, 5d ago · · ·


Report it. Typically that's considered plagiarism.

#428 · 1w, 5d ago · · ·

What do you do if someone take parts of your story, not ideas but whole paragraphs and sentences and put it in there own story?

Story Approver
#427 · 1w, 6d ago · 4 · ·


#426 · 2w, 23h ago · · ·


Oh, really? Well, two copies of the faq aren't a bad thing, I guess. Once it's up, I'll see if anything was left out I've already added, and maybe I'll make a secondary FAQ or something.

I might as well keep the group around in case it gets out of date again, and as a place for FAQ's that aren't really important enough to be in the main one...

Thanks for letting me know. Hope they post it soon.

--Sweetie Belle

Story Approver
#425 · 2w, 23h ago · · ·


The short description displays on the front page and anywhere people set their display style to compact. The Long description is for a fleshed out version of your short one, since there is no character limit for the Long desc.


The FAQ has already been rewritten. Waiting on Xaq or knighty to post it.

#424 · 2w, 1d ago · · ·

I'm doing an unofficial update to the FAQ over in this group, so If anyone reading this wants to add things and make changes, you might want to join. No guarantees anything done there will make it into the official FAQ, though it'd be nice...

--Sweetie Belle

#423 · 2w, 1d ago · · ·

Sorry, I feel dumb asking this. But when we write a story, why must we have a short description and a long description both?  What's the difference? And which one shows when you look up the story?

#422 · 2w, 1d ago · · ·


Well, look at me, asking and running like that. I'm sorry for that. Didn't plan on that.

No specifics, just wanted to reread them and couldn't find them. For some reason I convinced myself they should be somewhere and my eyes were just trolling me. Silly me, I thought it's only FAQ being rewritten. I was dumb yesterday! Slept on it and now I'm better and it's more obvious.

Thank you for the answer!

Story Approver
#421 · 2w, 2d ago · · ·


Everything is being rewritten, as noted in big red letters at the top of the page. What rules are you confused about?

#420 · 2w, 2d ago · · ·

>>792 Thank you!

#419 · 2w, 2d ago · · ·

Excuse me, I seem to be dumb today. I can't find the list of site rules... which link am I consecutively missing?:twilightsheepish:

Story Approver
#418 · 2w, 2d ago · 1 · ·
#417 · 2w, 2d ago · 1 · ·

Question. My Favorites shows 27 unread chapters, yet only 3 show up, where's the rest? :twilightoops:

#416 · 2w, 2d ago · · ·


Alright, awesome! Thanks, Meeester! That 100% solves my problem! :pinkiehappy:

#415 · 2w, 2d ago · · 1 ·

>>787 Oh. Then I'll delete my newest blog. Also, I'm not recreating any old ones. Knowing you by your profile, you're always in a terrible mood.

Story Approver
#414 · 2w, 2d ago · · ·


The trashcan next to the chapter title in the list display.

#413 · 2w, 2d ago · · ·

How do I delete a chapter, Meeester? Just so you can tell me, I'll remove that blog about you being a grammar nazi.

Story Approver
#412 · 2w, 2d ago · 3 · ·


Tragedy: It is not just for a tragic death ending; an entire story can be a series of sad, tragic events.

Sad: Boo hoo Derpy is being bullied. :c

Dark: Lighter form of Grimdark in that you've got evil goings-on & characters (worse than in the show)

Random: No sense or point other than an idea that came out of nowhere that doesn't fit any other category.

Crossover: If you have the Tardis, Mario, Batman, etc. in the story or significant chunks of a game/universe not related to MLP.

Adventure: Pinkie goes on an adventure to find out the magic 8th flavor of cupcakes spanning space and time.

Slice of Life: Pinkie bakes normal cupcakes. A day in the life of anyone with nothing out of the ordinary (blocked from being used with Adventure)

Alternate Universe: 'What if' situations where you take an episode/event from the show in a different direction from how it occured. (i.e. Chrysalis being successful)

Human/Anthro: If you have a human character in the story or everyone is humanized/anthropomorphic.

#411 · 2w, 3d ago · · ·


I mean to ask the specifics of the Genre labels as a whole, because I'm having a hard time tagging my stories.

I hope I'm not being too broad in asking this. I was just kinda looking for a list of definitions I could go off of.

#410 · 2w, 3d ago · · ·

I checked to see if my story was online, btw thanks meester then i found out i didnt exactly submit the story just a chapter... so uh thanks alot that helped though now i can tell my friend to check! :P

Story Approver
#409 · 2w, 3d ago · · ·


10 minutes to a couple hours depending on how many of us are online.


Which category are you confused about? The FAQ is being rewritten so certain parts have been temporarily removed during the process.

#408 · 2w, 3d ago · · ·

I have a question not listed here- It says on the submission page that this is the place that states the broad criteria of each category. Where can I find that information? I'm having a little trouble labeling my stories correctly.

#407 · 2w, 4d ago · · ·

Um one question when i submit my story how long does it take it to show up on the homepage or story thing where new ones are shown? I think new stories are put there but im not sure if not sorry.

#406 · 2w, 4d ago · · ·

How many wpm (words per minute) is estimated reading time based off of?

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