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knighty is the creator and lead developer of Fimfiction. It's probably best if most requests for help go to other staff members.

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• 25 weeks Night Mode

I've been working on it for ages but only really got the impetus to finish all of it off over the last few days. In the "settings" dropdown at the top on desktop, or the bottom of the slide out bar on mobile you'll find a toggle for night mode. Enjoy!

Oh, and although I've tried to cover everything there is a 100% chance I've missed styling some things so apologies in advance for any funky pages.

• 26 weeks Additional Search Update

Hey folks,

Over the last few days I've added a few things to the new search system. A lot of people were unhappy with not being able to filter various things as quickly as they used to be able to. To that end, I've added a little filter dropdown to the right of the search box which effectively contains everything the old sidebar used to. It even has some niceties like quick word count filters and a highly rated filter.

• 26 weeks December 2017 Update

Hey guys, got a whole bunch of updates for you today.

Tags

This is a small but important step on our way to the tagging system I envision. The existing way we handled things like characters and genres has all been merged into a single tagging system. That won't result in much difference for you viewing and using the site but it makes it a lot easier to add new tags especially.

We now have a couple of new tag types: series and warnings.

The series tag is for identifying what series (franchise) your fanfiction contains. I've added a whole ton of various TV shows, movies, comics, books and games but clearly we will have to add a ton more in the coming future. Stories must also contain one of the four MLP tags which are FIM, EqG, Movie and Comic, as this is a pony fanfic site after all. Feel free to bug me on Discord if you have a requirement for a series to be added.

• 27 weeks Math BBCode tag

I've added [math] and [mathblock] BBCode tags, which can be used to display formatted math. We've had a few requests for this, particularly for group forum threads and blog posts. Most math-related TeX syntax is supported. (We are currently using MathJax to handle the layout.)

The documentation from the BBCode guide is repeated below for your convenience.

• 49 weeks Fimfiction API

If you're not a developer you can probably ignore this post.

It's been like 6 years, but hey, things take time. The API is currently very WIP still but it's ready for people to get working on in our development chat room.

API documentation can be found at https://www.fimfiction.net/developers/api/v2/docs and you should join the Discord Chat and PM me to add you to the private API channel and I can help you get started. The functionality is very limited right now but I'm dedicating all my time to it at the moment and would love to have people add their input to the process.

• 54 weeks New BBCode Tags

Hey guys,

One of the features in this new update was reader-side paragraph formatting. This helps improve consistency for readers across the site, especially for those of us who can’t stand reading indented text on a computer screen.

However, one thing that wasn’t accounted for was the legitimate need for specific indenting of passages and for certain blocks of text to have no paragraph formatting. Some examples would be lyrics and poetry.

Taking this into account, we have come up with a couple of new tags that remedy this situation which are documented below (copied directly from the bbcode guide)

[indent] Indent

The indent tag can be used to, unsurprisingly, indent portions of your text.

[indent]The indent tag can be used to, unsurprisingly, indent portions of your text.[/indent]

It also support levels of indenting

• 54 weeks Fimfiction 4.0

It’s been a very very long time coming, but we’ve finally updated the site again. this is by far the biggest update we have ever done. There is a cavalcade of new features but the biggest changes are under the hood and affect how easy it is to extend the site and performance. A change log of everything I can remember can be found below.

There are bound to be unforeseen bugs. If you come across anything major please let us know in the comments (or preferably in the #site-help-and-dev discord channel).

Miscellaneous / Site Wide

• Dropped support entirely for pre-IE11
• Updated inline searching across the site to order much better. Eg. Typing "Ra" into the tag selector actually shows Rainbow Dash first. On shorter lists like bookshelves, we use a different algorithm that lets you type things like "ril" and it’ll prioritise a shelf called "read it Later".

• 55 weeks 💩

So, emojis are now supported all over the site. Go have fun and stuff.

oh god what have we done

• 65 weeks TLS for all users

We have implemented TLS site-wide as an unconditional redirect. (http -> https) This improves security site-wide for all users, and shouldn't have any negative effects, performance or otherwise.

• 121 weeks Minor (nah, they're totally major) Updates

Over the past 2 weeks I've been rewriting our entire ajax routing (or lack thereof) structure. That's not very important to anyone using the site, since in theory absolutely nothing should change for you with this update but as with any significant rewrite of code, there are bound to be bugs that were introduced. I've tested as thoroughly as I can so hopefully there will be little in the way of issues but if you get any, let us know here so we can fix them. The only change in theory should be better error reporting to you and more endpoints that are signed and therefore a bit safer/less prone to abuse.

I've also added a couple of minor fixes. For one, comment jumping should work better on stories and user pages now. There was also another issue I fixed but....it'll be a surprise because I can't even remember what it was myself!

Jan
11th
2017

Site Update » New Character Tags · 4:21am Jan 11th, 2017

I have added a total of 70 new character tags to the site today. They can be found below:

Main series

Groups
• Bat pony
• Dragons
• Griffons
• Minotaur
• Pets
• Royal guard
• Yaks
• Zebras

Lore
• Clover the Clever
• Commander Hurricane
• Princess Platinum
• Private Pansy
• Starswirl the Bearded

Individuals

Ponies
• Blossomforth
• Button Mash
• Cloudchaser
• Daisy
• Filthy Rich
• Flitter
• Lily
• Limestone Pie
• Marble Pie
• Moondancer
• Moonlight Raven
• Parcel Post
• Pony Joe
• Spoiled Rich
• Sunshine Smiles
• Treehugger
• Troubleshoes
• White Lightning
• Wind rider

Other
• Steven Magnet
• Tantabus
• The smooze

Equestria Girls

Group
• Dazzlings

Individual
• Applejack
• Fluttershy
• Indigo Zap
• Lemon Zest
• Micro Chips
• Midnight Sparkle
• Pinkie Pie
• Principal Abacus Cinch
• Principal Celestia
• Rainbow Dash
• Rarity
• Sandalwood
• Sour Sweet
• Spike (the dog)
• Sugarcoat
• Sunny Flare
• Sunset Shimmer (demon form)
• Twilight Sparkle
• Vice-principal Luna

Comics

Individuals
• Nightmare Rarity
• Tiberius

Lore
• Princess Amore

Other
• Anon
• Self-insert

Season 6
• Zephyr Breeze
• Vapor Trail
• Sky Stinger
• Saffron Masala
• Coriander Cumin
• Flurry Heart
• Ember
• Sunburst
• Mr. Stripes
• Plaid Stripes
• Thorax

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New Tags:
Tender Taps
EqG Mane 6
Quibble Pants
Timber Spruce
Gloriosa Daisy

Royal Guard
Bat Pony

edit4:

New Tags:
Garble
Double Diamond
Night Glider
Sugar Belle
Party Favor
Timberwolves
Zipporwhill
Ruby Pinch
Svengallop

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Finally, a Moondancer tag!

Wait, there's a bat pony tag now?

WOOOO!

WAY TO GO IDAHO!

No, seriously, this is legit awesome.

~Skeeter The Lurker

Nothing but endless joy.

ENDLESS JOY.

and TROUBLE SHOES

neat.

now all we need is a way to retroactively apply these tags to all the relevant fics.

Thank you

Good job. Batpony tag best tag

Nice but how about a Luna emote?

Woah, thanks for this. This is kinda awesome, even if I'm not sure who a couple of these characters are.

Thanks for making my silly story about Blossomforth needing her own tag obsolete.

But seriously, thank you so much for these new tags

So many stories will suddenly have anon tags...

About Goddamn time we got Thorax tags though.

YUSSS

Thanks. You added the characters we wanted the most.

this was needed

Oh, as a quick note though: some pictures don't seem to be working. And the picture for Cloudchaser appears to be Thunderlane.

Bats!!!! *Screech*

You need to move the individual Sirens to the EG section, add the humanized Sunset, add Gabi in the CMC and add Pinkie's and Rarity's parents since you already have Twilight's up there. But other than that nice update.

Hooray! Now all we need are new emotes!

didn't we already get an anon tag?

also KEEEEEEE! Bat Pone! Finally!!!!
HUZZA Royal Guard!

Heck to the yes!

Nice a lot of these character tags will be great for finding stories easier!

You're my hero.

[8:27 PM] Swan Song: hey @knighty can you use this photo as the image for the self-insert tag
41.media.tumblr.com/d004251fde456c88ebcd3a9aeba992eb/tumblr_n5jd0lMjtl1rfwfq9o1_500.jpg
[8:27 PM] FonShaolin: lol
[8:27 PM] Tman450: ew
[8:27 PM] Swan Song: just do it for like
[8:27 PM] Swan Song: 5 seconds
[8:27 PM] KzT: rofl
[8:27 PM] FonShaolin: please do that
[8:27 PM] Swan Song: and see if anyone notices
[8:27 PM] FonShaolin: do that thing
[8:27 PM] ambysucol: I always have
[8:27 PM] Eris H. Discordia: do it forever
[8:28 PM] Skeeter: I SECOND SWAN'S SUGGESTION!
[8:28 PM] Floydien: lol
[8:28 PM] Monochromatic: omg skeeter
[8:28 PM] Skeeter: USE THAT IMAGE!
[8:28 PM] Weatherbug: lol
[8:28 PM] Local Goat Strider: DO IT
[8:28 PM] FonShaolin: JUST
[8:28 PM] FonShaolin: DO IT
[8:28 PM] Skeeter: Please god use that image for self insert I beg you oh Al-Knighty One!
[8:28 PM] Scarlet Storm: DO IT FILLY

The one problem is that my story is too long, and has way too many characters I want to tag. So I tag none of them.

Other
• Anon
• Self-insert

Hooray for easy filtering!

Any reason the royal guard tag shows Luna's guards instead of Celestia's?

4378046 Yes. I'm an idiot.

Cool... when can we start choosing more then five ?

4378045 I agree. Also, where's the Tender Taps tag?!

Oh, finally Ember can be selected as a character tag! About damn time lol!

Checked out Clover the Clever, all I got was this story. It has both Twilight and some of the other founders in it, but there's no Clover tag.

Edit: Got the same story from Smart Cookie, also lacks her tag.

Nicely done, and about time, too!

Hope this can keep up with important characters in season 7.

Bless you, Knighty... Bless you.

Was wondering when we would get Ember.

Never expected comic characters, not that I'm complaining

I know you're likely being spammed with comments at this point, something seems to be wrong with the Fluttershy EQG tag. Am I just not seeing it? Or am I dumb?

Tree Hugger is two words.

• Self-insert

I'm probably going to be skipping those stories.

Anyway, it's great that we finally have new character tags, especially for ponies such as Moondancer, Ember, Limestone and Marble Pie, etc. Maybe this might motivate me enough to write something about Sky Stinger and Vapor Trail—provided that I can think of an idea.

And thank you for updating the character tags.

4378060
I don't see that one (or Spoiled Rich) either. I think I'll just go to bed and see if it's fixed by morning.

If your story has human versions of the characters but is not in the Equestria Girls world, would it make sense to still use the new EQG character tags?

Finally! And thanks

Can we expect any more updates to the site in the near future?

4378060 It was broken. Fixed now

4378068 It's debatable but, the reason why we have EqG tags is because they are canonically different characters. Humanised versions I'd probably say should go under the pony tag.

Wow, that's a lot of characters!

4378073
Thank you for your patience and for everything you do, friendo.

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