## knighty4,296 followers

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

# News Archive

• ## 11 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.

• ## 12 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.

• ## 12 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.

• ## 13 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.

• ## 35 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.

• ## 40 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

• ## 40 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".

• ## 51 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.

• ## 61 weeks New Character Tags

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

• ## 107 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!

May
30th
2017

# Site Update » 💩 · 11:57am May 30th, 2017

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

oh god what have we done

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Alex_ #1 · May 30th, 2017 · · 3 ·

Yay!

Why is everyone so amazed at these silly things?

Still no Luna ponemoji

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Comment posted by Chrome Masquerade deleted May 30th, 2017
Vlade #7 · May 30th, 2017 · · 1 ·

Why would you do this?

knighty poops on Fimfiction, news at 11

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This change is also required to make some other modern characters work, including some math related symbols, some lesser used Chinese characters, and a few uncommon scripts, including things like Egyptian Hieroglyphics.

Emojis are tolerable.

But the Emoji movie needs to be cast into the fires of Mount Doom.

Comment posted by Vlade deleted May 30th, 2017
Comment posted by Vlade deleted May 30th, 2017

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You've doomed us all.

Egyptian Hieroglyphs

I cannot imagine a single scenario in which this could ever be useful.

I better be able to type a story out in Webdings, or I'm gonna be pissed.

This will end well.

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The end is upon us.

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📂Earth
└📁Women
└📁Women I haven't respected
└⚠️ This folder is empty

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It's not just that, there are 103 blocks in plane 1 that we didn't used to support at-all, which now all work. Emoji, by itself, is also worth supporting as it has become very common on the internet, and it'd be weird for us to disallow it. People are going to use text-based emoticons anyway, no real harm in supporting emoji too.

Comment posted by Kimba the White Lion deleted May 30th, 2017

You've doomed us all 🍆💩

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You call this:
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Harmless?

Just to be clear I'm not actually bothered by this at all.

We're upgrading some database related things at the moment so if you see any page stalls it'll be related.

We're upgrading some database related things at the moment

some database related things

DATABASE RELATED THINGS

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Comment posted by Vlade deleted May 30th, 2017

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Ha! Joke's on you, I don't even use emojis!

Yeah, okay, I use ponemojis occasionally, but that's only because pony. And I don't see those being a part of the awfully stupid-looking emoji movie.

.....WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!?

🍟👂🐴➕🍕⬆️🐓

Welp. We're boned.

😎👉👉

🌈 Yay!

Great, the levels of shitposting on this site have been dramatically increased by 45 percent. This is what Fimfic really needed more.

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Thanks, Knightly.

I'll put this here

>site about the written word (and ponies)
>rebus shit everywhere
>no, really. literal shit
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"...and then I said this was a good idea!"
*HAHAHAHAHA!*

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I now truly believe their is no God.

Does this mean I can include hieroglyphs in my fics now? Or just comments?

ooooohhh no

lemme go get my phone this'll be fun

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That won't do. Not at all!

Fuck.

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All Unicode code points should now work, before only plane 0 worked. Font support for all characters on all devices may not exist however.

The most useful portion of this change is Emoji, most of the other characters aren't super useful.

As someone who once tried to type Coptic on Fimfiction once (that's a long story) and who once couldn't preview PMs for several months after getting one in Traditional Chinese, this update is a godsend.

Why not more ponemoticons?

WHY NOT MORE PONEMOTICONS!?

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