News Archive

  • 21 weeks
    Recent Changelog

    We've done various unannounced changes of the past few weeks so I thought I'd group up the things we've done so you guys know what's changed.

    • Added account linking page for Patreon / Twitter
    • Added ability to cross post stories, blogs and bookshelf additions to Twitter
    • Added twitter userpage module
    • Added account deletion page
    • Reorganised user toolbar dropdown to better fit more items
    • Added session management page to see logins and active sessions on your account
    • Added new articles system and moved some existing ones into it
    • Redesigned PM page a bit to be cleaner
    • Increased font size in major places across the site to improve readability
    • New cookie consent controls for EU users and updated privacy policy
    • Recommended groups list on groups page - WIP
    • Tooltips in many locations around the site with helpful tips

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    114 comments · 3,653 views
  • 22 weeks
    Help Articles

    Something I've worked on the last couple of days is adding the ability for us to add arbitrary "articles" to the site which we can use for various things. Sort of an extension on the manual articles we've added in the past like the bbcode page, writing guide, etc.

    So far I've added 3 guides:

    I'd love to know if you guys have any idea for articles that would have helped you out when starting out or anything else that comes to mind.

    65 comments · 3,026 views
  • 50 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.

    245 comments · 4,466 views
  • 51 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.

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    132 comments · 3,460 views
  • 51 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.

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    630 comments · 12,247 views
  • 51 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.

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    84 comments · 3,002 views
  • 74 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.

    60 comments · 5,811 views
  • 79 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

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    168 comments · 5,354 views
  • 79 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".

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    1,363 comments · 19,908 views
  • 90 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.

    90 comments · 3,780 views
May
30th
2017

Site Update » πŸ’© · 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

Report knighty · 4,638 views ·
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Comments ( 192 )
Alex_ #1 · May 30th, 2017 · · 3 ·

Yay!

Why is everyone so amazed at these silly things?

Meeester
Moderator

Still no Luna ponemoji

You've made a mistake.

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

Why would you do this?

PresentPerfect
Author Interviewer

knighty poops on Fimfiction, news at 11

Xaquseg
Server Administrator

4552286
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

4552294

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.

4552301
πŸ“‚Earth
β””πŸ“Women
β””πŸ“Women I haven't respected
β””βš οΈ This folder is empty

Xaquseg
Server Administrator

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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.

You've doomed us all πŸ†πŸ’©

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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

πŸ’©

Comment posted by Vlade deleted May 30th, 2017

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.

We πŸ…±lack Twitter now? πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜‚πŸ’―

.....WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!?

πŸŸπŸ‘‚πŸ΄βž•πŸ•β¬†οΈπŸ“

Welp. We're boned.

πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰

🌈 Yay!

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

πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–

πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–πŸ‘–

Thanks, Knightly.

I'll put this here

>site about the written word (and ponies)
>rebus shit everywhere
>no, really. literal shit
derpicdn.net/img/view/2014/3/20/580685.png

"...and then I said this was a good idea!"
*HAHAHAHAHA!*

4552330 Every day, God drifts away more and more from humanity.

I now truly believe their is no God.

4552294

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

4552284
That won't do. Not at all! :twilightangry2::facehoof::ajbemused:

Fuck.

Xaquseg
Server Administrator

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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!?

I can literally shitpost now, but still can't include Best Princess...damn.

(Thanks for the update!)

The end times have come...πŸ’©

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