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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#1,372 · 3h, 4m ago · · ·

Thanks for the advice

#1,371 · 4h, 6m ago · · ·

>>2632 likely answered already. but 2 possibilities.  chapters you have on that shelf may have undergone editing and re-upload.  thus unread. another thing is, mature filter. depending on rather you cam see those

#1,370 · 1d, 21h ago · · ·

>>2632

What if you hit "edit" on that bookshelf, turn off "track unread", save it, leave the bookshelf, go back to it, edit it again, and turn back on "track unread"? I'm just thinking that might reset the count.

Of course, you could also make a new bookshelf and move all the fanfics one by one to that bookshelf. If that one suddenly says it has unread fanfics, it's the last fanfic you moved causing problems (maybe an unpublished chapter or something?), and if you move everything and the other bookshelf still has 2 unread, delete it. If you do decide to do this, it's a good time think about how you want things organized, and make a few new bookshelves, then categorize everything when you move it out of there.

I'm hoping my first idea works or that somepony else has another suggestion, though.

--Sweetie Belle

#1,369 · 2d, 7h ago · · ·

hey I don't know if anyone has an answer to this, but my tracking category in my bookshelves show I have 2 unread chapters of some story. Problem is whenever I look to see what 2 chapters I haven't read, no stories appear. just a bank page. please help

#1,368 · 2d, 21h ago · · ·

I'm trying to change the bio on my account page, but it no longer accepts my user name. That is, the field is red as soon as I show up on the page. How do I fix this problem that has nothing to do with why I went there in the first place?

#1,367 · 2d, 22h ago · · ·

>>2628

Maybe it was just a mis-click, since the block button is right next to the PM button...

#1,366 · 3d, 16h ago · 1 · ·

>>2617

There aren't any real surefire ways, but if you've pm'ed somepony in that past that changed their username or they pmed you, if you look at your old pm's, the name will have updated. Also, if you know any groups where they are an admin, they'll still be an admin, and any stories by 'em will have the right name. And if you were following them or they were following you, they'll still be there with their new name.

Otherwise, try searching blogs and stories for their old username. They might have posted a blog saying they were changing it!

>>2628

That is exactly what it says if somepony blocked you. I've tested it in the past, by having somepony block me while I block them, then later unblocking each other.

I suppose logging out of fimfiction and back in couldn't hurt, or trying it from a different computer...

--Sweetie Belle

#1,365 · 3d, 21h ago · · ·

I can't seem to reply to or send PMs or comments. For PMs I just get "error" and when trying to type a comment, it's "there was an error in the request." EDIT: It seems I can't contact one user in particular, but I doubt they would have blocked me since they sent me a PM with a polite question. I'm just very confused.

#1,364 · 5d, 19h ago · · ·

I have a problem.

On my tablet I changed number, and now I can't log in on tablet, even with correct login and password.

When I chage to Wi-Fi, it's okay, on mobile net - nope.

Help? I mostly use FimFiction on mobile, outside of WiFi, so yea, this is big problem for me. :(

#1,363 · 2w, 2d ago · · ·

>>2616

Alright, that's what I thought. Thanks. :twilightsmile:

Do you have any Idea on how I might be able to find them again? (I don't mean to push)

Meeester
Moderator
#1,362 · 2w, 2d ago · 1 · ·

>>2615

Probably changed their username or the name itself causes an error in the notification.

#1,361 · 2w, 2d ago · · ·

>>2614

Maybe, thanks. :twilightsmile:

But It usually takes me to their user page even so. And I can't even find the user in question.

Meeester
Moderator
#1,360 · 2w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

>>2612

The comment or thread was deleted most likely.

#1,359 · 2w, 3d ago · · ·

I've clicked on a notification: "_____ Replied to your comment on the user _____", and all I get is a picture of Rainbow Hugging Scootaloo.

Anyone know how I might find the user anyways? I'm not sure if they changed their name

Comment posted by Mangaotaku deleted at 5:42am on the 20th of November, 2016
Comment posted by Mangaotaku deleted at 5:36am on the 20th of November, 2016
#1,356 · 2w, 4d ago · · ·

I need help and I am very new at this so bare with me. But when I want to Italicize a few words, do I click on it and write in between or what?

#1,355 · 3w, 3d ago · · ·

Is there a rankings where I can find the top writers on this site?

#1,354 · 3w, 4d ago · · ·

Anyone know how on earth I find my bookmarks?

#1,353 · 3w, 5d ago · · ·

Alrighty, i have a problem. I have been reading fanfics on this here site for 3 years now, but i only got an account a year go. Since then I have been trying to find some obscure stories that i enjoyed immensly, but I just can't seem to find a particular one. My hope is that i'm just getting the tags wrong and that it's not deleted. Anyway my question is: is there a way to search for specific stories through other means than the normal search tags. I still remember the storyline of the story, and i remember a lot of the moments from it. Is there anyone or anything that can help me with this? Thanks in advance.

Edit: i would like to mention that i have visited and gone through 10 relevent groups now and spend more than a few hours going through the normal sreach options and using different tags. This was a last resort and i would rather appreciate it if there was a way that those stories are not lost to the archives of my mind only

#1,352 · 4w, 53m ago · · ·

Is there a way to upload images to place on a message rather than having to use a url?

#1,351 · 4w, 2d ago · · ·

This is a throwaway account - I forgot my username to my real account, because it's been months since I've been here. Is there any way to recover that?

#1,350 · 4w, 2d ago · · ·

About submission revokes... when a story already has comments and is linked on multiple groups, what exactly happens? Because I just revoked my story so that I can entirely recreate what little amount I had submitted. Also, the story in question has a lot of dislikes, and they disliked what it already was. I'm hoping to completely change what they dislike into something better thought out, so... I think I should request for the like/dislike bar to be reset once I finish editing, assuming that doesn't already happen.

#1,349 · 4w, 4d ago · · ·

>>2576

No, there is not.

#1,348 · 4w, 4d ago · · ·

is there a way to make blog posts private, so only you yourself can see them?

#1,347 · 5w, 3d ago · · ·

How do you upload photo albums?

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#1,345 · 6w, 14h ago · · ·

in chapter stories every chapter has this little box to mark it as read

is there a way to mark every chapter of a story as read at once?

#1,344 · 6w, 1d ago · · ·

How long does it take for a submitted story to be approved? I submitted mine about twelve hours ago and it hasn't appeared.

#1,343 · 6w, 1d ago · · ·

I'm new here, so I need some help deciding this so I don't get kicked off within a week.

I have a Smash Bros. fic on FanFiction.net, which has characters not only from Nintendo, but also Friendship is Magic, Marvel, Peanuts, Disney, and the like. Since it has MLP characters included, I can assume it'd be viable for publication on this site. However;

A) It's not necessarily centered on ponies, but more or less whoever I want. Pony appearances across chapters may range from being the main characters to not appearing whatsoever.

B) There is a rule that ponies must be included by day one. I'm not sure if that means the first chapter or the day it's submitted and waiting to be approved, or if the rules here can be worked around like that. I have five chapters already, but ponies don't appear until Chapter 2 (and even then, Pinkie just speaks a single line and that's it). So does that mean I just need them by day one, where could just copy all my chapters and paste them to the site, or does it really just means by Chapter 1, where it'll probably get disapproved.

Thoughts? :duck:

#1,342 · 6w, 2d ago · · ·

A while back I made a group. where I had some specialized folders, and a main folder for when people don't know what folder to put the stories in.

At one point I tried to remove a story from the main folder and add it again to the specialized folder, but when I tried to re-add that story I kept getting an error.

Is there something I am doing wrong, or is the site not good for this kind of folder organization system in the first place?

It's been several months since I made this mistake so I don't remember the details very well. But I think the group started with one folder when the story was still in, and I tried moving it after adding the folders I think.

I'm really worried about this kinda mistake happening with my existing groups, or the other ones I hoped to create for a while.

#1,341 · 6w, 5d ago · · ·

Excuse me, how do I upload pictures onto my stories?

#1,340 · 7w, 1d ago · · ·

>>2560

That was indeed helpful, thank you.

#1,339 · 7w, 1d ago · · ·

>>2559

Yes, there is a way to rearrange your bookshelf order, but it's kind of obscure.

First, make sure you're looking in one of your bookshelves, not your overall library page.  You should see a listing of "My Bookshelves" on the right side of the page, under the search function and "Total Words/Estimated Reading" box.  If you hover your mouse over one of your bookshelves, you should see a vertical bar with three dots appear.  Now you can just drag & drop your bookshelves around to the order you want.  Hope this helps! :twilightsmile:

(Yes, I am embarrassed enough of how many stories I have in my RIL that I thought it best to mark the numbers out. :twilightblush:)

#1,338 · 7w, 1d ago · · ·

Is there a way to re-order one's bookshelves for the sake of library presentation? Currently, if there is such a function, it is not documented in the FAQ above and it is not immediately obvious how to access or use it.

#1,337 · 7w, 2d ago · · ·

Is there a way as a none story approver to see the submission queue?

#1,336 · 7w, 3d ago · · ·

So I write from an iPad, is there a way to import a Pages document?

#1,335 · 7w, 3d ago · · ·

>>2551 thank you:twilightsmile:

#1,334 · 7w, 3d ago · 2 · ·

>>2545

>>2548

Sometimes a story will be checked in just a few hours, sometimes it might even take a few days.  This blog of Meeester's explains some of the common reasons why some stories have a longer wait in the submission queue than others.

#1,333 · 7w, 5d ago · 1 · ·

>>2548 thank you for the help :pinkiehappy:

#1,332 · 7w, 6d ago · 2 · ·

>>2545

The several stories I've submitted have usually taken two or three days, at least, I think that's what it was, it was agonizing to wait but it comes eventually. Hope I helped :twilightsmile:

#1,331 · 7w, 6d ago · · ·

So how do you find current story contests and how do you enter?

#1,330 · 7w, 6d ago · · ·

I saw an author say that he checked the "story stats" and was able to see where his story was viewed around the world, how would I be able to do that?

#1,329 · 8w, 2d ago · · ·

How long will it take for my story to be approved or checked?

#1,328 · 8w, 2d ago · · ·

what I wanna know is whats up with tags?

every time  i remove a tag from my search i get "Invalid tag (insert not wanted tag here)"

#1,327 · 8w, 3d ago · · ·

Is anyone else getting redirected to a site called aferesearchgroup.com or another weird site? :twilightoops:I have turned on my Adblocker because I am fairly certain that this site is an annoyance at best and hazardous at worst.:pinkiesick:

I didn't go back to the other weird site. The first time I was redirected there without permission (while trying to get here, interestingly), it didn't want to close out and I almost had to manually cancel the program with the Task Manager. Again. I recommend turning on your adblocker if this happens to you, especially if it happens more than once.

Professor Plum
Story Approver
#1,325 · 8w, 5d ago · · ·

>>2535

Same place.

#1,324 · 8w, 5d ago · · ·

If I where to unpublish my story and republish it later on would it appear as a new story on the timeline or would it stay in the same place.

#1,323 · 9w, 7h ago · · ·

I submitted a story over a week ago, and it's still pending moderation. Did it not get through or something?

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