General

  • 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.

Contact

  • How can I contact the administrator

    You can email me at knighty@fimfiction.net 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:

    Obselescence: obselescence@fimfiction.net

    Alexstrazsa: alexstrazsa@fimfiction.net

    Wanderer D: wandererd@fimfiction.net

    Poultron: poultron@fimfiction.net

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 knighty@fimfiction.net 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 knighty@fimfiction.net 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.

Stories

  • 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.

Groups

  • 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

Comments

  • 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.

Following

  • 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.

Bookshelves

  • 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.

Site

  • Who made the emoticons on the site?

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

  • When was Fimfiction.net 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 http://www.fimfiction.net/api/story.php?story=[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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#1,319 · 2d, 22h ago · 2 · ·

>>2509 I believe people with custom interactive ponies are using somee sort of plug-in or user script. Not sure as I've never tried it myself. There's no setting on the site itself to change it.

#1,318 · 3d, 1h ago · · ·

>>2521

I found that button since I asked, but thanks anyway.

#1,317 · 3d, 11h ago · · ·

is there a way  when downloading a story for a kindle and stuff to include the author notes at the end of a chapter?

none of the formats currently offered for download include those, can you please have the downloads include these notes?

#1,316 · 3d, 19h ago · · ·

>>2520

Group > Users > "Make this user an admin"

The button looks like a little crown under the username.

#1,315 · 4d, 22m ago · · ·

Now I know how to do more as an admin, but how do I add an admin?

#1,314 · 4d, 15h ago · · ·

So… I'm working on a story project… But for the oddest reason, I can't get any image to work for it. The images I use seem to fit the guidelines, but never upload, or appear period. I use the url properly, but nothing works. What do?

#1,313 · 4d, 19h ago · · ·

>>2512

>>2512 Thank you for clearing that up.  :)

>>2512

#1,312 · 4d, 22h ago · · ·

>>2506

I've seen a number of people link to their own Patreons without any repercussions, so I think it would be okay. :pinkiesmile:

>>2511

Yes, there are rules regarding song lyrics.  From the site rules page:

Stories

Don’t Post (Content)

[...]

Stories containing copyrighted song lyrics. Lyrics from MLP songs are allowed.

#1,311 · 5d, 3h ago · · ·

Are there rules regarding the use of song lyrics in stories?  I'm working on a story where characters sing "Lean on me" and "I can see clearly now" in their entirety.

#1,310 · 5d, 16h ago · · ·

I just set up the interactive pony. I have Rainbow Dash, but have seen people with Twilight. How do I change that?

#1,309 · 6d, 20h ago · · ·

Could someone help? An unpublished story of mine has a dislike already, yet I have barely done anything with it. And I thought that unpublished stories were invisible! How is this possible?

#1,308 · 1w, 15h ago · · ·

I have a question that I couldn't find the answer to. Are we allowed to link to our Patreon account within the author notes of our story? What about in a blog post? I run a monthly poll on my Patreon account, and I'd like to let people know a week or so before the month ends.

I know a lot of sites have conflicting opinions about whether or not authors can link to that sort of stuff, so I just wanna check my bases here to see if it's okay, first!

#1,307 · 1w, 5d ago · · ·

Can someone tell me what's the maximum resolution by an image in description?

It doesn't say what's the maximum resolution, all it said was file size

#1,306 · 1w, 6d ago · · ·

I someone alter the link to the writing guide. it just lead to a site called rodgerdogder.

#1,305 · 2w, 2d ago · · ·

>>2500

No problem, glad I could help. :twilightsmile:

#1,303 · 2w, 4d ago · · ·

>>2477

Drag-click over the desired section with your mouse, right click on the highlighted area, then click the 'copy' option.

Go down to your comment, place a quote sign as shown on the taskbar above your comment-in-progress, then right-click between the quotation codes. and click paste.

DF
#1,302 · 2w, 6d ago · · ·

>>2486 This was addressed long ago when the change was actually made (and after that, and after that, and after that . . .).

The answer is that they will not be brought back. The reasons, as I understand them, are twofold:

First, non-functional vertical clutter on a website is a big nono, especially at the top of a page where everyone starts when they load a page.

I think it might also have been one of the things that caused trouble for tablet and smart phone users, but I can't quite remember if that was the case.

Believe me, I'd love it if the site was optimized for PC rather than cross-platform compatability, since I only use PC, but FiMFic has to have a somewhat broader perspective. Ah, the notification system of yore, I miss thee well, with thy numbered pages and good filters. Curse it's black hellspawn, the Feed, with it's bottomless maw, the scroll-and-load system.

Of course, we did get the library system shortly after that, so I guess I'll call it a fair trade. No more back-alley knife fights over what exactly "Tracking" means.

On a suspiciously unrelated side note, my Feed number currently sits at a comfortable 41886.

Oh, apologies, my train of thought derailed somewhat, let me get back on track.

Secondly, the other reason that we don't have banners any more is because of bandwidth. It's the same reason that images in comments appear as links nowadays rather than as, well, images, like they used to. Site slowdown, connection errors, 500-errors and other such problems used to be a serious issue before knighty optimized the site.

DF
#1,301 · 2w, 6d ago · · ·

I have a problem with the search function, it's not a new problem but it popped up again so I figured I'd voice it.

Specifically it's a problem when searching in your bookshelves, not on the site as a whole. There's no issue like this with the site search function.

When you search for a story that you know the name of you might type in it's full name. This usually works. Sometimes it doesn't.

For example, I felt like reading "Unicorns Are Magical". So I searched for it by name on my "Read It Later" bookshelf and got 0 results.

Odd, since I'd seen the story a few days ago and knew I had the right name.

Searching using "unicorns" gave a few too many results. Eventually I found it by fiddling with the filters.

Being curious, I tried searching using "unicorns magical" and found it shortly. Some experimentation later I ruled out some things that could be causing the problem, such as capitalization, double spaces, etc, or that the problem was limited to private bookshelves, it's the same when I search in my Favorites. The problem was the word "are".

I don't mind if the search engine doesn't index words like "and", "are", "the", "a", and "is", but first of all it should be stated as such somewhere, like here in the FAQ.

Secondly, if it doesn't index them then it probably should also ignore them when you use the search function. This could cause problems if someone names their story something like "And", but that could be fixed by simply having the search engine index those words and leaving the rest as-is.

Most likely this is actually a bug, not an intended feature.

#1,300 · 2w, 6d ago · · ·

Do i use all the tags im going to use or just the ones that end up in the story as they appear?

#1,299 · 3w, 5d ago · · ·

So I've attempted to email an admin about a bug with my Tracking box, where it says I have 2 unread chapters, but I don't. But when I clicked send, it just gave me an error message. Plz help.

#1,298 · 4w, 18h ago · 2 · ·

Can we bring back the cute fan art that used to appear at the top of the page?

#1,297 · 4w, 1d ago · · ·

well... the text editor could have an alternate version for mobile users, the editor don't work very well in my phone losing it's borders making it hard to write something since I don't have a PC with internet, and if I try to use my mobile internet in the PC, my date will get eaten fasten than Pinkie eating an entire wedding cake...

:pinkiehappy: "Someone said cake?"

"No pinkie, go back, internet data is not a cake..."

#1,296 · 4w, 3d ago · · ·

>>2412 doesn't work for me either :raritycry:

#1,295 · 4w, 3d ago · · ·

How do I get part of a story in a comment?

#1,294 · 4w, 5d ago · 1 · ·

There should be an explanation on this forum for how editors can edit other authors piece.

#1,293 · 4w, 6d ago · · ·

So I'm typing out the introduction of a story, and when I go and see how it looks if it it was finished, some of the letters do not appear unless I highlight them with my mouse. Is this a bug? It's kind of distracting for me.

If I type out a sentence like this:

"I should have gone to bed." for example, it would appear like this:

"I s ou ld h v e go  e  t   b  d."

Is there any way to fix this?

#1,292 · 5w, 2d ago · · ·

I came back to check the writing guide, but the link in the "Stories" section isn't working for me anymore. Works from the  drop-down tap at top, but not from here.

Comment posted by solidteflon deleted at 12:11am on the 21st of August, 2016
#1,290 · 5w, 3d ago · · ·

>>2462 Ta very muchly, Dark!  Much appreciated!  :twilightsmile:

#1,288 · 5w, 4d ago · · ·

>>2461 ok thanks:twilightsmile:

#1,287 · 5w, 4d ago · · ·

>>2457 Go to your user page click on groups and it should be the first box there. Enter the name and press add group and it'll take you to a screen  where you can edit the rules for the group.:twilightsmile:

#1,286 · 5w, 4d ago · · ·

>>2460 While typing your comment you can see a smiley face on the grey bar above click on it a the emojis should pop up.:twilightsmile:

#1,285 · 5w, 5d ago · · ·

I new here and I would like to know how I get those little!e pony emojis

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Comment posted by FangsTheDronyAlicorn deleted at 10:37pm on the 15th of August, 2016
#1,282 · 6w, 1d ago · · ·

How do I create a group? I'm a noob, for how long I've been on here. :fluttershysad:

#1,281 · 6w, 1d ago · 1 · ·

>>2455

This is because your story is pending approval; it hasn't been approved by the admins yet, and therefore, others cannot see it.

Hope I helped.

#1,280 · 6w, 1d ago · · ·

So I posted a new story on my page, I'm a first time user, but my friend can't find my story at all. I've checked that it says its published and its pending approval, but we still can't figure out why it won't show.... Can anyone help me?

#1,279 · 6w, 2d ago · · ·

My bookshelf says I have unread chapters but nothing shows up when I try to check other stories show up but the unread chapter count will only go down to 4, anyone know why?

#1,278 · 6w, 4d ago · · ·

>>2452

Noted, thank you so much! :twilightsmile:

#1,277 · 6w, 4d ago · · ·

>>2451

The overall rating, or vote count, doesn't appear to anyone except the author until a story reaches 10 total votes.  This site blog should explain why. :pinkiesmile:

#1,276 · 6w, 4d ago · · ·

Hello, just me again, sorry to bug you people. :twilightblush:

Just wondering: do you know why when I'm the first person to upvote a story, I never get to see the overall rating... at all? I'm really peeved about that. :twilightangry2:

#1,275 · 6w, 5d ago · · ·

I have a problem in which I can't private message anyone

#1,274 · 7w, 1d ago · · ·

Is it ok to have more than one account?

Comment posted by SinDays deleted at 5:37pm on the 8th of August, 2016
#1,272 · 7w, 4d ago · · ·

Hey a friend of mine is having a glitch where he can't unblock me.

#1,271 · 7w, 6d ago · · ·

Why does it notify me when I favorite my own fanfiction? Isn't that a bit redundant; since I know I favorited it?

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