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  • 2 weeks
    Jinglemas 2021 has come to a close!

    Jinglemas had 114 stories written and exchanged this year!
    You can read them all here, in the Jinglemas 2021 folder!

    Jhoira wrote The Hearths Warming Eve Guest for EngageBook
    GaPJaxie wrote Twilight and Spike Hide a Body for Telly Vision
    SnowOriole wrote The Armor Hypothesis for BaeroRemedy
    snappleu wrote Words Said So Often That They Lack Any Meaning for Trick Question
    NeirdaE wrote Starlight and Trixie Direct a Play for Moosetasm
    Ninjadeadbeard wrote Garland Graveyard Shift for NeirdaE
    Roundabout Recluse wrote Apples to Apples for Ninjadeadbeard
    MistyShadowz wrote The Times We Shared for NaiadSagaIotaOar
    Petrichord wrote A Gentle Nudge for Angel Midnight
    Jade Ring wrote Past, Future, and Present for Frazzle2Dazzle
    Jake The Army Guy wrote The Big Talk for Dreadnought
    The Red Parade wrote Heart Strings for Franso
    Greatazuredragon wrote A Hearth’s Warming Question for GaPJaxie

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  • 33 weeks
    Reunions: A Swapped Roles Contest!

    Okay guys here's something fun presented by Nitro Indigo.

    Presented by me, I guess, but I digress.

    Last year, I (Nitro Indigo) noticed that there was a surprising lack of roleswap fanfics on this site. To fix that, I decided to run a roleswap contest over the summer themed around secrets. While it didn’t get many entries, it nevertheless attracted the attention of some big authors and was the origin of two of my favourite fics. Overall, I think it was a success, so I’ve decided to run another one!

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    56 comments · 9,177 views
  • 106 weeks
    Minor Rules and Reporting Update

    Hope everyone is enjoying the new year.

    Some small changes have been made to our rules as well as to the reporting process.

    Rules

    "No attacks directed at individuals or groups due to race, gender, gender identity, religion or sexual identity."

    This better clarifies our previously ill-defined hate speech rule and includes groups as well as individual attacks.

    "No celebration, glorification or encouragement of real life criminal activity."

    This includes past, present and potential future crimes.

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    747 comments · 11,422 views
  • 108 weeks
    Jinglemas 2019

    There's truly no time like the holidays. What's better than copious amounts of food, quality time with family and friends, hearing the sweet sound of Trans-Siberian Orchestra on repeat, and unmanagble financial stress from our capitalist overlords?

    Gift exchanges of course!


    Our Own Little Way of bringing Hearth's Warming to Fimfiction

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    28 comments · 4,435 views
  • 127 weeks
    "Ponyfic: There Can Be Only One" wrap-up [Royal Canterlot Library]

    We're still recovering this week from the fandom's final Bronycon.  (In some cases literally — a con-crud-ridden Horizon is dragging himself out of bed to write this.)  So in lieu of a Bronycon-week feature, we'd like to talk a little bit about the panel we hosted to find THE FANDOM'S BEST FANFIC™.

    We've got a full writeup on our royalcanterlotlibrary.net website — including the complete bracket of 16 fics in contention for the title; shout-outs to great fics which we couldn't fit on the shortlist; and the full results of audience and curator voting.

    Our hearty congratulations to Monochromatic's "The Enchanted Library" for taking the BEST FANFIC title in an upset victory over our #1 seed!  We'll be running an interview with Monochromatic as soon as possible.

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  • 128 weeks
    Come See Us at Bronycon! [Royal Canterlot Library]

    The run-up to Bronycon has been a mad whirlwind of RCL activity!  Five curators are attending (two for the first time!), and one of us is an official community guest. Several of us are participating in the Golden Oaks Bookstore (as author, author and publisher).  And we're even running a panel!

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    29 comments · 2,991 views
  • 160 weeks
    Merry Christmas

    Hope you all have a great Christmas full of lots of food and fun times. Also ponies

    ~From everyone on staff

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  • 181 weeks
    Galacon

    I will be at galacon this weekend so if you see me feel to say hi!

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  • 186 weeks
    MLP BOX T-Shirt Contest

    Hey guys, MLP BOX are doing a competition for a t-shirt design to be included in one of their boxes, and since I know we have a mix of people here including artists, we thought it'd be a good idea to promote them so you guys can get in on it too. Below you can find more information about the contest:

    Brony.com and MLP BOX have launched the first in a series of "Design a MLP T-shirt" contests over on Brony.com.  The winning design, voted on by site visitors,  will not only be featured on a shirt but the winning designer will also win $1000 dollars pending approval of their design by Hasbro.   Second and Third Place will also receive a cash prize.  All winning designs will be printed and be made available in t-shirt form for sale through the Brony website.

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    16 comments · 3,686 views
  • 192 weeks
    Patreon & Survey Follow Up

    First of all, reminder that we have a Patreon you can find at https://www.fimfiction.net/patreon . Apparently a lot of people didn't know we had one so there it is. $5 will remove ads on the site for you. I'll be making the Patreon page more prominent in relevant areas of the site soon to make sure people actually know it exists.

    Thanks everyone for filling in the survey last night. We had over 5,000 responses and I did in fact read every single comment left as they were coming in and finished reading them this morning. It seems there are a few features which we would potentially be interested in making premium features (part of the $5+ patreon rewards).

    • Custom emoticons you can upload
    • Custom titles / colours
    • Animated avatars
    • Avatar border frames
    • Extra themes
    • Custom CSS
    • Higher tier patreon rewards that let you “gift” premium?
    • Mass story download
    • Banners
    • Automatic day/night theme selector
    • Free advertising slots?

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Dec
2nd
2013

Site Post » Story Tagging and Sequels · 6:39pm Dec 2nd, 2013

Hey guys! Wait's finally over. Generous Santa-man knighty has brought us the magic gift of tagging stories in blog posts and marking stories as sequels!

Folks curious as to how the new tagged blogs will look can see here:

There will be a bit to indicate the tagged story, located by the report link. Off to the right it will display the tagged story in all its tagged glory. This not only looks neat as all get out, but also lets people know when a blog has been wrongly tagged -- folks who abuse the system by tagging irrelevant stories onto their blogs should be easy to spot.

The sequel-marking function isn't too hard to work with. Here's what it should look like when you go in to edit your page:

The trick here is that you mark your sequel with the ID number of the original. The original's ID number can be found in the URL of the story page, like so:

So just copy the number you see on the original and paste it into the box. This'll display a little heading in the description of the sequel telling folks that it's... y'know, a sequel. On the story you marked as a prequel, a box will appear on the right to show people the sequels to that story. While you can mark any story on the site as a prequel to one of your stories, that story will only show as a sequel on the original if it's by the same author (to prevent people abusing the system). You can see how all that looks here:

Merry Jinglemas, folks.

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Comments ( 195 )

About damn time!

YAY KNIGHTY!

~Skeeter The Lurker

Too bad I already wrote a sequel.

Freaking Finally!

Nice! This will definitely come in handy in the future. Finally glad you got the system actually working.

1564996

You can mark sequels retroactively. Just go into editing and paste the original's ID in the "Prequel Story ID" box.

Sweet! :pinkiehappy:

Nice.

I'm excited for the sequel marking. That's gonna be REALLY helpful.

RBDash47
Site Blogger

Excellent!

:rainbowkiss:This. Is. Awesome.! :rainbowwild:

Sweet! (now I just need to write a sequel)

Excellent Hanukkah present, thanks!

Yep, tried it out before this post even went up (because I'm a ninja) and it works perfectly. I am chuffed.

I think these first few comments (and presumably those to come) prove that we are like babies. Take something away from us, even for a logical and perfectly justifiable reason, and we'll go kicking and screaming. But give us something new and we'll fall in love all over again.

Love ya, Knighty. You too, Obs.

All praise this golden age of knighty.

Can I tag a story with 2 prequels? What if I later write an interquel and and want both the original and sequel to show up?

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Presumably you would modify the two stories on either side to keep things linear.

"folks who abuse the system by tagging irrelevant stories onto their blogs should be easy to spot."
Thank you.

Sweet. Question? Can you put in multiple id numbers if it's related to multiple stories or something? Or is it only one story after another if it's a series?

Looking good! I already put up my sequel stuff. Now then, if I edit a blog post after it's already been posted, and tag a story or two... or four, will that show up in the feeds suddenly? (See my latest, currently untagged blog post which went up just before this feature was brought back.)

I tested this out when knighty posted on facebook about having added some new features. Immediately decided to see what they were, and I was really happy to see a sequel/prequel function! So of course, I applied it to my stories. You can probably imagine my confusion when I was scrolling down this news post to see my own story used as an example. "Wait, am I on my own page now... Oh no wait, that's an image!" No lie, I genuinely got confused for a second. And after that, I was pretty humbled you'd use one of my stories as an example.

I do have to alter the description a little bit to get rid of the redundancy, though.

Nice. All hail Knighty and his magical computer powers!

We get a sequel tag!?:pinkiegasp:
PRAISE THE MODS:yay:

Just out of curiosity, will people who faved the prequel be notified when the sequel is published, even if they aren't following you?

Should we mark spin-offs as well? :derpyderp1:

knighty
Site Owner

I hope the programmers here will appreciate my subtle attempt to teach singly linked list manipulation with the sequel system.

Question: what if instead of an id number I put in a crude ms paint drawing of my face?

How does it tag triquels????

Does this new feature AUTOMATICALLY write prequels/sequels to my stories??

1565058 you can only tag one story per blog post it seems :fluttershysad:

I love you guys, you're the best, this is the coolest thing ever...

Can you make it so the sequel bit appears at the bottom instead of the top of the description?

Nice! Great work, Knighty!

This. I like this.

Sweet! About time!

Thank you Knighty!

Changes on the site! Ooooh that explains my feed going crazy and showing a ton of blogposts of people I don't know, and that doesn't even have stories.

That said, I love this update, Thanks. :twilightsmile:

This is the hypest shit. Good job.

This would have been incredibly useful when I published my sequel, but se la vis.

Now I have to go back and mark all of my stories with this.:facehoof:

This looks as if it will truly be useful. This is a change I can be happy with.

On a side note, is there any changes to the NSFW rules coming that would interest us? Such as tagging mature fics and such. The way it works right now, we have to go through a PITA process just to let anyone know about any Mature fics that we write.

I ask this, because one of the fics I will need to blog about IS rated mature, and there is important info I wish to share with the readers about certain stories of mine.

Hey hey! It only took a year!

Thanks. :twilightsheepish:

Great update, thanks knighty.

Official sequel support.

This is pleasing beyond belief.

Very nice!

1565074 Always a worthy goal.

Perfect time for my OC stories!!

This is an outrage! I'm Jewish. What is all this "Christmas" and "Santa-Knighty" non-sense!? It should be "Non-denominational-holiday-gift-giving Knighty"!! I shall post angry blogs about this at once!

:twilightoops:

I mean, it's actually pretty kick-ass... I was playing around with the blog tagging earlier to announce a sequel, and I feel like I should mail Knighty some cookies as thanks. Does he like chocolate chip or snicker-doodles?
:scootangel:

Or maybe he'd be less suspicious if I sent him a gift card. You can't poison a gift card. . . yet. :pinkiecrazy:

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