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  • 11 weeks
    Galacon

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

    50 comments · 1,514 views
  • 16 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 · 1,955 views
  • 22 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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    142 comments · 3,276 views
  • 36 weeks
    Announcing the Everfree Northwest Scribblefest Official Start!

    Greetings Aspiring Writers!

    Everfree Northwest, Seattle's premier pony convention is known for having one of—if not the—strongest writing tracks in the MLP fandom. As part of that, we run an online writing contest every year: The Everfree NW Scribblefest! Entry is open to everyone, whether or not you attend the convention.

    This year, we’re offering the winners a $10 Amazon gift code, as well as mentions across a bunch of sources of media that Everfree NW utilizes to tell people about your awesome story!

    This year’s prompt is: Family Trees: Roots, Branches, and Leaves

    Goals

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    76 comments · 3,672 views
  • 41 weeks
    Happy New Year

    Have a good 2018.

    - From everyone on the team.

    115 comments · 3,044 views
  • 42 weeks
    Merry Christmas

    Hope you all have a great day, wherever you are and however you celebrate Christmas / the holiday season in general!

    I was working on a cool 3d project for the site but unfortunately I never really had time to turn it into something useful. Have a screenshot anyway!

    94 comments · 3,699 views
  • 43 weeks
    Regarding leaked content

    Since there has been some confusion on the site message I somewhat hastily put up, I thought I'd post a blog post to explain things a bit better.

    As most of you probably know by now, yesterday a lot of confidential information regarding future episodes, seasons, generations, emails, etc was pulled from an FTP server. As with leaked episodes (and in fact, episodes in general or other links to copyrighted content) our policy is to not permit it to be posted. Discussion of the content, however, is acceptable. Infringement of these rules will be dealt with the same way we've dealt with posting of leaked episodes in the past.

    144 comments · 8,577 views
  • 49 weeks
    AShadowOfCygnus' "Cold Light" [Royal Canterlot Library]

    Today's story might offer up some cold comfort.


    Cold Light
    [Dark] [Human] [Sad] • 3,209 words
    [Note: This story contains sexual themes.]

    Even in our darkest moments, the stars shine coldly down — distant and remote, but bright in the blackness. Refuse them, shut them out, and they remain. Let them in, and they may convince you of the warmth in their embrace.

    This is not a story about stars.

    This is a story about people and ponies, and what they visit on each other in moments of darkness.

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    4 comments · 3,736 views
  • 53 weeks
    SpinelStride's "Rarified Airs" [Royal Canterlot Library]

    Take flight into an alternate Equestria in today's story.

    Rarified Airs
    [Adventure] [Alternate Universe] • 44,226 words

    When the Windigos attacked, the ponies had to find a way to put an end to the distrust and anger that fed the frozen fiends. The unicorns found a way. No more earth ponies, no more pegasi, no more problem.

    A thousand years later, Princess Twilight Sparkle thinks that her ancestors may have made a mistake. Fortunately, she knows a way to test her hypothesis. She names that way 'Rainbow Dash.'

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    3 comments · 3,207 views
  • 67 weeks
    Codex Ex Equus' "Changeling Courtship Rituals" [Royal Canterlot Library]

    You'll fall in love with today's story before you know it.


    Changeling Courtship Rituals
    [Romance] [Comedy] • 38,574 words

    For years, Twilight Sparkle and Queen Chrysalis have been at each other's throats. Both have experienced victory over the other, and both have experienced defeat. Out of all the creatures in Equestria, none despise each other the way the pony Princess and changeling Queen do. They seemed destined to remain locked in battle forever, or at least until one is finally dead at the hooves of the other. The cruel insults, the vicious loathing, and the powerful spells that have passed back and forth between them at each meeting have become the stuff of legend.

    Imagine Twilight's surprise when she finds out changelings consider this dating.

    And now they're married.

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    15 comments · 5,441 views
Jun
10th
2017

Site Post » Fimfiction Issue Tracker · 10:50am Jun 10th, 2017

Hey guys,

Held off a bit on posting this as a site post because I didn't want it to get flooded while we were fixing things, but I think the site is now in a fairly good place so I can post this. We now have an issue tracker on Github that you can submit issues to.

Issue Tracker

You will have to register on Github to post issues.

Please read the frontpage before adding issues.

Many thanks!

Report knighty · 4,511 views · #issues #bugs
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Comments ( 97 )

Sure hope people don't abuse this though.

Squee :pinkiehappy:

I've been hoping for this for a while :D

Ohh, I was hoping the source would be there too so we could help with solving the issues as well :fluttercry:

Still this is a good step in the right direction. :twilightsmile:

Derpy for best computer technician.

Derpy IT maintenance, there's your problem! :moustache:
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The tracker hasn't given me any problems so far... odd, if something is wrong I'm normally the first to find it out. :facehoof:

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...and this is why Twilight fireproofed Ponyville Post office.🚒 :rainbowlaugh: :facehoof:

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:twilightsheepish: = 👸🔥🛑

The question is, do I reveal my real name to submit issues, or do I create a second github account and have to switch between them all the time? Hmmm…

The new mobile (tablet) layout doesn't show what groups a story is in.

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More to the point, don't forget to pay for one of them, too. (Or ignore the terms of service and hope there's no crackdowns, I guess.)

(More seriously: GitHub becoming The Easy Known Place to set up issue trackers for a lot of people isn't the worst thing in the world, but. Yeah. It can be fraught around the edges. Still, I bet it's a lot easier for the operators to manage than a hodgepodge of PMs.)

I don't know if this is an issue on my end or the site's end, so I'll just mention it here. I like to read on my tablet at work, and used to be able to easily read through dozens of chapters without issue. After this recent change though it's started eating up my mobile data like I'm streaming netflix. I read a handful of chapters yesterday and it's already used 10% of my monthly allowance.

Could be my tablet's buggy, or could be strange new code. Just thought I'd mention it.

There are technical derpyculties and we just don't know what went wrong lol

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Hmm, that's true.

Hopefully this helps. On another note, was the g-doc importer taken out with the new site update? Cause I can’t find it anywhere.

knighty
Site Owner

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You can just copy/paste into the bbcode editor now from anywhere and it'll (try to) keep formatting.

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Alright. It’ll take a lot of editing, but I think I can manage that. The Importer was a handy tool before and I’m sad to see it gone though :fluttercry:

knighty
Site Owner

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But the point is pasting into the editor now does the same thing the importer did.

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Yeah, but when I originally did it, the importer I was using already made changes such as bold and italicized text, hr lines, text size and so on. Now to do the process manually... don’t get me wrong, I’m fine with doing it... It’s just something new I need to get adjusted too

Good for doing this extra bit to help out with any issues. :)

knighty
Site Owner

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No you're not listening. Pasting into the bbcode editor will keep that formatting

Thanks for listening to my request, knighty. My friend greatly appreciates this feature. :pinkiesmile:

Hold on ladies and gentlemen, this is going to get rough.

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I've been having a similar issue, not with bandwidth, but with power. The site seems to have turned into a power virus. It won't scroll properly on my iPhone 6 or my tablet, is frequently force-reloaded because of "a problem" and depletes the battery like crazy.

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I've been having an odd problem recently where no links (to the next chapter or the main story) work when I'm in a chapter. I've had to F5 to get any response and when the reload happens I'm now on the page I wanted to be.

Win10 64 Firefox

4566937 I've been experiencing this problem on both tablet and phone, and I'm pretty sure it's due to the advertisements, which often seem to be autoplay videos (like the WeWork video I found playing on this page on my PC browser) and other bandwidth/process hogs. I can barely use the site anymore on Android devices, wherever ads are inserted. I don't experience this issue to this degree on other sites.

still don't like the blue and the site still looks odd on my Ipad.

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I don't want to Adblock fimfic, but I may have to.

It seems that the site has become a battery gluten since this update launched

4567031 I honestly don't like the thought of it, because running a popular site like this costs money, and Knighty is obviously busting his ass to make this work for everyone, and he needs to be paid for it so we all continue to benefit from his hard work (and don't drive him crazy in the process).

But I also despise intrusive, bandwidth- and process cycle-hogging advertisements. My already-over-bloated Samsung devices don't seem to be able to handle the over-active ads, here. It's a tough call for both sides, no doubt...

I'll say that I'm not a huge fan of the blue theme either as it makes me think of Facebook, but I can live with it. Does anybody know if there's an option to view 'classic site' if you visit with a mobile device? I didn't see one, but I might have missed it. Would rather see my whole userpage than just a digest of my blog entries.

This is just a suggestion but...consider perhaps adding a tiny 3-6 point lead between paragraphs no matter what reading format is used? I realize that's not a standard in literature - some books do it, some books don't. As it is however, choosing 'indented' without choosing 'double-spaced' results, at least to me, in word-soup. It also seems that the system doesn't indent the first paragraph of a new scene, whether you choose 'indented' or not. I haven't been keeping up with the changes so I don't know if any of the above was mentioned or thought about, or if anybody else is concerned about it. Just thought I would offer an opinion on it.

I will say that I love the new formatting options for text and background color. Bright colors are hard on the eyes, especially with a backlit screen, so adding those options really extended my viewing time :heart:

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Good luck trying to adblock it, ever since 4.0 hit I'm seeing a lot of ads that adblock won't catch. It's getting irritating as hell - especially since a couple of them managed to give me popups just by existing.

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ublock Origin.

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There was an update that introduced "non-intrusive ads" and is by default turned on. Might want to check that.

Please fix the table version. When I go on to my profile all I get is is my bio and comments left by other writers. Can you please bring back all what you can get if you go on a laptop and look at your profile please! :fluttercry: :raritydespair: :raritycry: :applecry:

I know you work hard, Knighty. And I thank you for that. I also believe that updating the site is a good thing.

However, getting rid of the character pictures in the tags was, in my opinion, an unquestionably bad decision. It made checking out stories at a glance much easier and gave the website a unique flair. Especially with the character tag update back in January. I had been looking forward to that for quite some time, only to see it get taken away a little less than five months later. Now, all we get is dull, unimaginative lines of text.:fluttershysad:

I can only hope that you'll consider bringing the feature back in some form or another.

Gonna put this here since I'm on mobile atm:

CERTAIN LINE BREAKS IN STORIES ARE LAYERED ABOVE THE CHAPTER PROGRESS BAR ON MOBILE.

It's one of the hard coded ones (has flowers in the center and is really quite ugly IMO) and the central bit is somehow not on the same layer as text. AFAIK it's only on mobile, and might only be on Android. It actually goes into the blackspace where the progress bar scrolls across and will layer over the red nub on it.

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Does anybody know if there's an option to view 'classic site' if you visit with a mobile device?

Does your web browser have a "Request desktop view" option, or something to that effect?

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I turned that off immediately, and last I checked popup ads are pretty damn intrusive.

I see the problem, that's not a metric wrench Derpy! What kind of silly ponies don't use the metric system?

My TF2 knowledge say that Derpy should already have that computer fixed...

Anyways, thanks for adding an issue tracker!

4567394 This is exactly what I've been asking about every day now, and I still haven't seen any word on the matter. Initially, my biggest concern was that a lot of new stories were suddenly lacking any character tags at all, but based on recent comments and how I see that's no longer happening, I'm guessing that particular issue was a technical one that has only recently been fixed.

Even so, I still insist on some kind of answer on bringing back the icons for character tags. Even a basic, "We're working on it, please be patient," response would be enough to satisfy me. The fact that I've seen no response at all on the matter is really starting to frustrate me at this point.

And no, I personally will not be using this tracker, as I'd rather not sign up for something that I would very likely never use again after only a day or two.

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I was more hoping for a 'classic site' link actually on the page itself, as places like ebay do. I'm not sure if the browser I'm using on my mobile device has a desktop setting, but I'd rather not go about it that way, as it will then change every page I view to desktop, including the ones I would rather see mobile.

I'm not upset about it per se, but I did prefer the way it was set up before, where clicking on my user profile on a mobile device would show all of my stories and profile information. Not just blog entries.

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I was more hoping for a 'classic site' link actually on the page itself, as places like ebay do.

Ah, that would seem to be a fairly decent idea.

I'm not sure if the browser I'm using on my mobile device has a desktop setting, but I'd rather not go about it that way, as it will then change every page I view to desktop, including the ones I would rather see mobile.

Well, I use Google Chrome on my phone, but the "request desktop view" option seems like it only works for the tab it was opened with. Whenever I open a new tab (or multiple ones pretty much every time I go through my feed), that option automatically reverts to the mobile setting on the new tab(s), while the desktop view tab(s) seem to remain in desktop view, so I'm able to switch back and forth between the two if I wanted. I don't know if the same would hold true for other browsers, though...

where clicking on my user profile on a mobile device would show all of my stories and profile information. Not just blog entries.

What do you mean by "just blog entries"? :applejackunsure: From the mobile view, I can see your short bio and the comments on your userpage, and I can also see links to your story list, blog list, and your follows, plus a drop-down menu that includes the previous as well as your public library.
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....oooookay that must have changed. I'm seeing all that now too. I swear the last few times I looked at it, I was only seeing my blog entries, as though it were a digest from a blogspot site or something. I think I'd still prefer more profile elements than just a massive section of comments, but this is much better and I can live with it :pinkiegasp:

When pasting text that contains BB code into any text box on FimFic, the BB code is broken if it contains any URLs.

This is a link to a header template I use for my stories every time I change PoV characters (can be up to 6 times in a chapter. i use this A LOT). Notice how it's formatted in the paste bin text. This is proper BB code.

Here is what it looks like pasted to this site.
[img][url=[url=http://orig04.deviantart.net/66b6/f/2017/087/8/1/ark_age_thumbnail_by_meepthechangeling-db3wdd5.png[/img]]http://orig04.deviantart.net/66b6/f/2017/087/8/1/ark_age_thumbnail_by_meepthechangeling-db3wdd5.pnghttp://orig04.deviantart.net/66b6/f/2017/087/8/1/ark_age_thumbnail_by_meepthechangeling-db3wdd5.png[i]Court Station 38 - Corporate Republic
 
Epoch 19005184284

Please fix this... It makes pasting my stories in from Gdocs a pain in the butt, and the importer tool is total junk. It will drop paragraphs at random, ad in extra random line breaks... It's a non-option.

Please don't also leave simple copy paste functionality broken. At least not in the story editor field itself.

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