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#1,014 · 2d, 9h ago · · 1 ·

>>2691 :rainbowlaugh: Shit just got real!

#1,013 · 5d, 9h ago · 5 · 1 ·

>>2690

Sorry to chime in, but the only written rule regarding voting behaviour is "You're not allowed to vote on stories with more than one account" (paraphrased from a poorly-written rule but, in my experience, accurate). This rule isn't related to the complaint of downvote-harassment/intimidation you've made here.

The only entry in the FAQ (which seems to be where "what is the purpose of the voting system?" would be answered, if it were answered) regarding voting behaviour is "I want to post a story but I'm scared to, because what if people don't like it? What do?!", which isn't really what you're talking about here.

Yes, it's common sense that the story voting system should be used only for rating a story on its merits, but your lawyer friend would have trouble making your case because legal practice is a very "letter of the law" field and there isn't a clear, existing statement of what the purpose of story thumbs is.

And it's certainly a problem that the site mods permit users to downvote all of each other's stories over personal feuds, but it's difficult to enforce voting intentions, and making it easier to enforce voting intent (such as, say, making it so blocking someone prevents them from voting on your stories) usually has negative consequences (such as authors witch-hunting for downvoters, which already happens enough, and blocking all of them until only upvoters remain).

The solution is to make sure you're not being a turd to people, avoid controversy and drama, and write good shite in stories and blogs. I don't mean to imply you're doing/not doing any of those things. This solution is just a checklist of How To Mostly Not Get Auto-Downvoted By Jerks (and also how to attract many followers). If you can check every item, cool.

#1,012 · 6d, 7h ago · 3 · 2 ·

>>2689

I asked nicely the first time. I PMed a moderator as is expected. You told me your opinion on the matter and said you don't act on it. I proved it was against the rules, and now you're proving what I said when you'll only act on users who upset you but you won't help them when they legitimately need help. It's not spamming to ask every several hours for help, nor is it against any rules to ask for help, and I also don't see any rule prohibiting the use of law enforcement or federal agencies to aid ones case. If you'd have helped me by getting rid of the spammers votes then would we be even at this point?

Do your jobs and I won't have to act out. But I did this all right in the beginning and you answered once and have been ignoring me since. Thats not appropriate. I still have people harassing me, so do something about it like a normal person would.

Meeester
Moderator
#1,011 · 6d, 8h ago · 4 · 2 ·

>>2688

Spamming every page you can find related to staff with your vitriolic comments and threats of having the FBI investigate people that downvote you happens falls under your definition of harassment.

#1,010 · 6d, 8h ago · 1 · 2 ·

Ah, nevermind.

Site rule:

Intentionally exploiting the site is grounds for a ban, please report any found exploits with reproduction steps to admin@fimfiction.net immediately.

Upvoting and downvoting is part of the site, and therefore it is in fact exploiting the site to use the downvote function to attack a user's stories and comments for any other reason from their original purpose. According to the definition of exploiting, and the site rule, this action qualifies as breaking that rule.

Next time I have to bring this up I'm getting a lawyer involved. I'll have them tell you guys you're wrong and that I'm right. So can we please just simply get rid of the spammed downvotes? It's really easy, like God. Just please get rid of them. It's harassment to follow a user around like this and downvote everything.

ha·rass·ment

həˈrasmənt,ˈherəsmənt/

noun

noun: harassment; plural noun: harassments

aggressive pressure or intimidation.

Downvoting comments to be nice to me doesn't sound right. It's intimidation due to their opinion of me. Attacking a user is against the site rules as well.

Can we please help me? I'm not gonna stop asking until I get the right help and answers. Just saying.

#1,009 · 6d, 8h ago · · ·

Can I get a link to the site rules? I'm on mobile and can't find it.

#1,008 · 6d, 8h ago · · ·

Can someone tell me what the new "character"  self insert is for?  

Thanks!

#1,007 · 2w, 10h ago · · ·

>>2682 i send info to u.

Meeester
Moderator
#1,006 · 2w, 18h ago · · 1 ·

>>2680

So report them.

>>2681

No. Report the user and we'll deal with it.

#1,005 · 2w, 1d ago · · ·

i find sell there chapter on patron then post few days  later for free?

is this allow on fimfic?

buy early access  before anyone else?

#1,004 · 2w, 1d ago · · ·

SCP-096 has about five or six alts and he or she has attacked me on more then one occasion. Please look into that matter thank you.

Comment posted by Luz deleted at 5:03pm on the 2nd of January, 2017
#1,002 · 2w, 3d ago · · ·

>>2672 It sounds like somebody went through and downvote bombed your stories for whatever reason. Unfortunately there isn't anything you can do.

#1,001 · 2w, 3d ago · · ·

>>2675 The kid doesn't like a particular story that has those things in it. I saw him in the comments of said story trying to make the author feel bad for writing it.

Professor Plum
Story Approver
#1,000 · 2w, 3d ago · · ·

>>2674

Pardon?

#999 · 2w, 5d ago · · ·

How? " Father/Daughter Incest, Minor Cumflation, and foalcon" better yet why?

#998 · 2w, 5d ago · · ·

I have a question.

What can happen so that all my stories suddenly have a dislike? This already happened to me twice this year. What can I do to prevent this from happening again?

#997 · 2w, 5d ago · · ·

I don't know if this is necessarily the place to ask, but does anyone know the status of the Fimfiction app for android? Knighty wrote a blog post about it just over a year ago. Has the project been cancelled/delayed indefinitely, or is it being quietly developed behind the scenes?

I would send this question directly to Knighty, but I suspect that his PM inbox is usually full of spam, and there's a better chance of getting a response from the rest of Fimfiction's staff.

#996 · 3w, 6d ago · · ·

>>2663 That's strange, try PMing a mod they'll respond quicker

#995 · 3w, 6d ago · · ·

>>2662

Tried that. I've turned the filter on and off several times, and I still get 1 chapter unread.

#994 · 3w, 6d ago · · ·

>>2659 The story could possibly be a mature story and you have the mature filter turned off

#993 · 4w, 1d ago · · ·

Another issue popping up. My Library alert tells me that I have 1 unread chapter in my Tracking list, but when I open the list, I do not see any stories at all. "Viewing 1 - 0 of 0 stories" it tells me. Is this a site glitch, or did someone update a story and then deleted the chapter?

#992 · 4w, 2d ago · · ·

Is the site suffering from bugs or something? As of late when I try loading up a story to read it'll shift so everything's pushed together in one long vertical line.

#991 · 4w, 4d ago · · ·

>>2654 You're welcome

#990 · 4w, 5d ago · · ·

>>2653 sorry, it's just that when you copy paste rules it feels like you're talking down to me. For future reference I always read the rules before asking a question. Thanks for your advice on the tag :)

#989 · 4w, 5d ago · · ·

>>2652 No need for the sarcasm, at least I'm trying to help. Some user don't know about the rules page.

I would suggest Everybody

Edit: You're also better of PMing the Mods if you want a response from them

#988 · 4w, 5d ago · · ·

>>2651 I mean in the show it hints at Applejack's parents being dead and it hints at death in other ways... I'll use my own judgement but thanks for literally copy pasting from the rules. So helpful.

#987 · 4w, 5d ago · · ·

>>2650

Everyone:

Everyone stories should be appropriate for general audiences. They should include no content that a parent would find objectionable for a child. The general idea here is “things that would be reasonable to see on the show itself.”

Teen:

Teen is our general-content category: most plots can be written to stay within the boundaries of the teen rating. Teen is likely best defined by what is not allowed: description of sexual acts, highly charged sexual situations, and detailed description of violence or injuries.

#986 · 4w, 6d ago · · ·

Does hinted at and implied death and killing with no gore need a teen tag? Like if I say that "only a scorch mark was left where she was standing" or even just say that in the past sompony killed someone, does that need a tag?

#984 · 5w, 2d ago · · ·

Why is approving taking so long right now? I've had a story waiting for days, and it meets all requirements.

#983 · 5w, 2d ago · · ·

Hey everypony, I know this may not be the best place to ask this, But I need  help from someone who knows English and Spanish very well, you see I have the first chapter of a story that I want to publish, but the problem is that it is in Spanish, And I dare not translate it myself because I would have many mistakes, so if anyone can help me I would appreciate it , And of course that person would be mentioned and grateful to publish the story.

pd:I apologize if there is anything badly written, As I said bad with English XD

#982 · 5w, 5d ago · · ·

>>2638 As far as I can tell there isn't

#981 · 5w, 6d ago · · ·

Is there any way to block stories from appearing in your "Similar" listing? Having a particularly obnoxious foalcon story pop up beside a somewhat serious story about gender issues (just because the main ship is an uncommon one), is—pardon my Prench—bucking annoying.

Tried blocking the writer, that didn't seem to help.

#980 · 6w, 1d ago · · ·

How do you get someone to proofread your fanfics? I've been having a bit of an issue getting FNaN approved. :fluttershysad:

#979 · 6w, 1d ago · · ·

Uh, hey not sure if this is the correct way to place this, or if there is even a correct place to put this. I'm trying to find out the whereabouts of/way to contact the user "Alpha Scorpii" I used to be friends with him until we fell out of contact a few years back, his page says he's retired and his blog posts seem inaccessible. If you cannot help me with this or have a better suggestion for finding him I will listen and even delete the comment if this is not within the ruls. I haven't been on the site in several years and honestly I'm only back here to try and find him.

#978 · 6w, 6d ago · · ·

>>2624 what do you mean?

#977 · 6w, 6d ago · · ·

>>2620 funny thing i have the same problem but closing the window and reopening it works well.

#976 · 7w, 6d ago · · ·

Alright, here's my question: I'm aware that I'm not allowed to use copyrighted lyrics and stuff, but what if I make a cover of a song? Not just replacing "hand" with "hoof", but like a full blown cover of a song?

#975 · 8w, 2d ago · · ·

>>2613

Okay.

Attempted clearing my cookie, cache and looking what add-ons are enabled (nothing, aside from the default and classic theme restorer (which I've been using here since I switched to Firefox without problems). (Stuff like java and whatnot is active.)

I don't, as a rule, do anything clever with my browser. (I did at one point, try using noscript and adblock try to and make something on dailymotion watchable once, but both were disabled shortly after, and as of now, removed.)

I'm drawing a blank, I'm afraid. Any suggestions?

(You'll have to forgive my apparent idiot questions, I'm afriad Firefx (like IE before it) is not a package I tend to fiddle with any, I just tend to use the defaults, with the exception of shuffting the UI around a bit with classic theme restorer.)

#974 · 8w, 2d ago · · ·

>>2619 well that demoralizing, wonder what I did to earn that. Thanks for the help tho

Meeester
Moderator
#973 · 8w, 2d ago · · ·

>>2618

If it doesn't happen on any other person's userpage, and if it does happen when trying to PM that specific user, then they have blocked you.

Meeester
Moderator
#971 · 8w, 2d ago · 3 · ·

>>2602

Import functionality only works with Gdocs at this moment. Otherwise you will have to copy-paste from your doc to the fimfic chapter editor.

>>2603  >>2605

We get to stories when we have the time to.

>>2604

Something on your side is not saving cookies or is clearing them. Check browser extensions or other settings.

>>2607

We need to know the error exactly as it appears on your screen. You may just be blocked by the user.

#970 · 8w, 2d ago · · ·

>>2610  Hmmm ok then. Idk why I would be blocked if it is that. I always try to leave comments that aren't offensive and he's a good writer so I really don't have anything bad to say about him.

#969 · 8w, 2d ago · · ·

>>2609 You generally get an error if you're blocked , sadly it doesn't just say you're blocked. Maybe ask a friend to ask him if he's blocked you accidentally or ask a staff member ?

#968 · 8w, 2d ago · · ·

>>2608 yeah, idk what's happening. If for some reason he blocked my commnets from entering I should at least get a notification that said so not an error notification.

Tho idk if its even possible to block single people from commenting

#967 · 8w, 2d ago · · ·

>>2607 Does it only happen when trying to comment on that author?

#966 · 8w, 2d ago · · ·

I'm getting a really annoying error everytime I try to comment on a story from a certain author I like. Can anyone help me?

#965 · 8w, 2d ago · · ·

I sent in a story last night (my first actually) and still hasn't been approved. How long does it usually take? Also anybody who's more experienced out there, how do you gain an initial readership (basically how do you get people to actually see your fics among all the muck thats out there)?

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