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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#1,073 · 3d, 23h ago · · ·

My Tracking bookshelf say I have a unread chapter even tho I have no stories in there...

Professor Plum
Story Approver
#1,071 · 6d, 13h ago · · ·

>>2067

The length of a ban varies, depending on the the rule broken, severity of the transgression, past offences, etc.  There is no single ban length for any one offence.

#1,070 · 1w, 1d ago · · ·

>>2066

As far as I know, it's just for Android.  Here's the relevant site blog, if you want more info.

#1,069 · 1w, 2d ago · · ·

There should be a section to tell you how long you will be banned if you do a specific offensive

#1,068 · 1w, 3d ago · · ·

i know there is an app in development for FIMfiction.

what will it be for? (android, iOS?)

and how will it be different from the website?

#1,067 · 1w, 3d ago · · ·

Anyone know why the word count shows the wrong total word count sometimes?

Meeester
Moderator
#1,066 · 1w, 6d ago · · ·

>>2063

I know. The update will cover it.

#1,065 · 1w, 6d ago · · ·

>>2062

That's not what I asked.

Meeester
Moderator
#1,064 · 1w, 6d ago · · ·

>>2061

API is currently being worked on.

>>2060

A tag update will be coming in the near future.

#1,063 · 1w, 6d ago · · ·

Is there a way I can set my account to automatically tweet when I post a story?

#1,062 · 2w, 19h ago · · ·

If I had a suggestion for adding a new tag to the site, where would I drop such a message?

#1,060 · 2w, 2d ago · · ·

>>2054

What I was having difficulties with was figuring out what exactly makes a group NSFW or not, but someone clarified it for me in the meantime. Thanks for responding.

Meeester
Moderator
#1,059 · 2w, 2d ago · 1 · ·

>>2053

No NSFW images may be used on this site.

>>2052

Mature fics can only be linked in NSFW groups or in blogged that are already tagged with a Mature fic you've written.

#1,058 · 2w, 3d ago · · ·

I wonder if using NSFW images for M-rated stories is okay. I thought there was a rule that bans using NSFW covers even for M-rated stories. In case that's true, I have a story to report.

#1,057 · 2w, 3d ago · · ·

Excuse me, but I would like a clarification on the rule about not linking to mature-rated content in SWF groups. Does this apply to groups that allow for stories with pornographic content to be added to them? Does it even if the story linked does not itself contain any sexual content or references?

Eldorado
Moderator
#1,056 · 3w, 2d ago · · ·

>>2035 It's generally a good idea to secure the permission of the artist if you didn't create the picture yourself, but you are allowed to use others' artwork if you wish. We just remove it if the actual artist complains about unauthorized use.

#1,055 · 3w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1949 Could you send me a about the  birthday meme rule?

#1,054 · 3w, 3d ago · · ·

I have a question, when I post a picture for a story do is it have to be of my own making, or can I just post any picture for the cover?

#1,053 · 3w, 6d ago · · ·

>>2032 Okay, thank you.

Professor Plum
Story Approver
#1,052 · 3w, 6d ago · · ·

>>2030

By admins of the group, yes.

#1,051 · 3w, 6d ago · · ·

I seem to have deleted my "Tracking" bookshelf by mistake, is there any way to get it back (and it's contents)?

#1,050 · 3w, 6d ago · · ·

Is it possible to take a story out of a group's folder?

#1,049 · 4w, 17h ago · · ·

>>2028 Understood, thanks.

Meeester
Moderator
#1,048 · 4w, 17h ago · · ·

>>2026

No. No comment histories are available to users to view at this time.

>>2027

If there is no chapters published, and a story gets approved, what are readers going to view? It sends out a notification to anyone following the author only for the readers to be met with disappointment at not having anything to actually read. You must have 1000 words of passable story content published at the time of submission.

#1,047 · 4w, 1d ago · · ·

Do you have to publish a chapter of a story before submitting it to the approvers, or is it possible to submit before publishing?

#1,046 · 4w, 1d ago · 1 · ·

Is there a way to track you comments or view comments you've put on the website in the past?

Meeester
Moderator
#1,045 · 4w, 2d ago · · ·

>>2023

Quote block.

#1,044 · 4w, 2d ago · · ·

>>2022

I was just looking at the parts of

Using different fonts in the same story for effect can work nicely when handled with care. The most common use I’ve seen is the occasional shift into a fixed-width font to show in-universe text.

I’ve also seen different fonts used to visually represent different ways of speaking.

”For example, a robot may speak like this.” (but in a typewriter-style font that copy/paste doesn't seem to pick up)

I have a story that may use an actual typewriter, so I'm wondering if I can actually recreate the font style or if I just have to use a quote block to section it off.

Meeester
Moderator
#1,043 · 4w, 2d ago · · ·

>>2021

Are you sure you read the same guide I did? It specifically mentions the benefit of fonts being limited to size and color so that people don't use overly complicated ones that affect readability.

And there is little to nothing in this guide that relies on regular updates other than the publishing sources and possibly any broken urls.

#1,042 · 4w, 2d ago · · ·

The Writing Guide talks about changing the font of the text you're using, but I don't see this option.  Is it still present but the icon is hidden while some coding will still work, or was it just disabled completely and is another reason why the Writing Guide is horrendously out of date?

#1,041 · 5w, 21h ago · · ·

>>2018 ok thanks

#1,040 · 5w, 22h ago · · ·

>>2016

At the top of the page, click Settings, then (next to "View Mature," click to change the green check mark into a red X.

#1,039 · 5w, 22h ago · · ·

>>2012

Unless you are using a 3rd party tool set that supports cross platform like Xamarin (allows Microsoft .NET on other non-windows platforms).  Using just the provided tools though, Android and iOS have little to no overlap.  

Anyway, I got mine rejected for Grammar.  Yeah it could use some sprucing up but I've seen far worse go through, painful to even read.  I am curious if there's just some sort of program that runs through and analyzes the story instead of being read

#1,038 · 5w, 22h ago · · ·

How do I turn off NSFW???

#1,037 · 5w, 3d ago · · ·

>>2010

Awww. :fluttershysad:

Are Android & iOS really so different that it would be hard to convert the Android app to work on iOS?

#1,036 · 5w, 4d ago · · ·

>>1999

As far as I'm aware, knighty is in the process of developing an app for Android devices, but there are no plans to develop an iOS app...

>>1998

I'm pretty sure you can only see if the story if it's listed in a bookshelf marked as "public," or someone sends you the link to an "unlisted" bookshelf.  Even then, you'd only know which bookshelves your own stories are in as long as the notification stays up...

#1,035 · 5w, 5d ago · · ·

My account tells me that I have one unread chapter in my Tracking bookshelf, but when I click on it, there is nothing listed. Is this a bug of the site?

#1,034 · 6w, 16h ago · · ·

Is there a mobile app (that works with iOS)?

#1,033 · 6w, 17h ago · · ·

Is it possible to see which bookshelves a story is in?

#1,032 · 6w, 1d ago · · ·

Is there a suggestions box for the site?

I wanted to ask/suggest an expantion of the see mature filter.  I keep that off for the most part, save to read a certain book in my favorites, but the point being is that I do so mostly to keep the sexy times stories from the front page,  but I have no concern for the more gruesome of stories.  So would it be difficult to have that work to where you could have it only not show the Mature plus sex tag stories, as well as the opisite and the full version we have at this point?

#1,031 · 6w, 1d ago · · ·

When I put in the URL for my story (in the Basic Information > Prequel Story > URL) When I press Save Changes it says: This story is a sequel to. Instead I want This story is a prequel to. How do I change it?

#1,030 · 6w, 1d ago · · ·

Hey, is it alright using a song from the MLP-iverse for my story?

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#1,028 · 6w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1988

I'm fairly certain you can add as many chapters as you want and/or need to tell your story.  If there is a maximum limit to how many chapters you can have, some of these stories never received that memo...

#1,027 · 6w, 3d ago · · ·

How many chapters can i have in my stories? Is there a max?

#1,026 · 6w, 5d ago · · ·

I like to make blogs to share cute/funny images I find off derpibooru. Any chance we could get a function to post more than one image at a time? It can be very time consuming to have to go through each image individually and post it to the blog.

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#1,025 · 6w, 6d ago · · ·

>>1983

Full transfer of ownership requires the owner to contact staff directly saying so then we'll move the story. Otherwise fans are limited to fan-continuations picking up where the original author left off, not being able to repost any of the original chapters.

#1,024 · 6w, 6d ago · · ·

Not sure if it was mentioned somewhere and I missed it, but suppose I just got the go-ahead to essentially continue a story in place of the original author. What's the process for getting the story more-or-less moved onto my own account, to make things easier for everyone?

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