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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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  • 2 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 · 1,112 views
  • 16 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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    14 comments · 3,520 views
  • 17 weeks
    Fimfiction Patreon

    Hey guys,

    You may have already noticed with "patreon sponsor" badges in the last half day or so. I've been slowly rolling this out to make sure there isn't any breakage hopefully, but since it all seems to have worked so far I'm officially announcing it.

    Fimfiction now has a patreon! The main reward you can get from supporting to the site is an ad-free experience.

    You can find out more on our Patreon page on the site: https://www.fimfiction.net/patreon or by going directly to our Patreon Page

    80 comments · 3,315 views
  • 19 weeks
    Post-update

    Hey guys,

    So, there were indeed a lot of issues with this update. There was such a vast amount of code change with this update that my testing didn’t catch some of the specific config issues that appeared especially with some slightly older iPads and such. I apologise for all of the woes. I appreciate that such times can be frustrating as a user who just wants to read some pony fics, but just know they are just as frustrating for us as developers who have poured months of work into these updates.

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    633 comments · 11,351 views
  • 22 weeks
    Correct the Record winners: Aragón's "Evil Is Easy, Governing is Harder" and HoofBitingActionOverload's "Spring is Dumb" [Royal Canterlot Library]

    My apologies for the lateness of this feature posting. Rest assured, I have sacked myself. -Ed.

    Our recent "Correct the Record" contest asked readers to help us choose authors whose previously spotlighted stories weren't the best showcase of their writing strengths.  Today, we're offering a double feature with two of our three contest winners!


    Evil is Easy, Governing is Harder
    [Adventure] [Comedy] • 18,246 words

    One day, just like that, Celestia decides she's going to go mad with power.

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    14 comments · 1,507 views
  • 31 weeks
    Radio Everypony Ru Interview (today)

    Hey guys,

    I'm going to be doing an interview segment on Radio Everypony Ru. Actually the first time I've done one in several years, so, kind of a rarity I guess. The quote below has links to audio streams and chat so that you can listen/chat if you're interested. If you want to watch/listen at a later date, you can check out the youtube recording at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQaHo8kJlai2ELfRQH_o6FA

    https://radio.everypony.ru/64 - 64 kbps stream
    https://radio.everypony.ru/128 - 128 kbps stream
    https://radio.everypony.ru/320 - 320 kbps stream
    http://radio-everypony-ru.chatovod.ru/id0969944 - live radio chat

    Also, one can listen to us on http://ponyvillelive.com/ or via hoofsounds

    Time:
    5pm GMT
    8pm MSK
    1pm EST
    10am PST

    The interview will have lots of answers to interesting questions I hope, so do listen in if you're at all interested.


    The recording is now available:

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    28 comments · 1,715 views
  • 32 weeks
    Everfree NW Scribblefest Contest Ending Soon!

    Hey everypony! Only a few hours remain for the Everfree NW Scribblefest 2017! Get your Scribblestories (totally stealing that from Novel-Idea) in as soon as possible! Feeling cramped for time? Need to do some last minute edits? Now's the time!

    For those of you that still need to submit, here's the link to our Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/aAtOQEHtvsKSE5PA2

    Want to try to pump out a 2000-6000 word story in less than 10 hours? Here's the rules and regs: Scribblefest 2017 Rules, Regs, and requirements!

    Good luck everyone! We are so excited and looking forward to seeing all of your awesome stories!

    17 comments · 1,364 views
  • 39 weeks
    Arrival

    You know, there comes a moment when you just need to rebrand. To shack off the shackles of previous incarnations of failed ideas. Mozilla have been brave enough to rebrand no longer as a web dinosaur (ugh, how nerdy and obselete) and usher in a new age of sleek, modern, hip, pop visual design with their new logo. You can see their stunning work here https://blog.mozilla.org/opendesign/arrival/

    You'll notice they also include lots of "memes" to show how new and cool the logo is.

    Well, we at Fimfiction are not going to be left behind. This is why I am proud to present the new Fimfiction logo!

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    219 comments · 6,295 views
  • 40 weeks
    Fimfiction Discord Server

    It was inevitable really wasn't it. This will likely become the main site chat from here on out so if you're on Discord, why not join?

    56 comments · 3,960 views
  • 43 weeks
    Merry Christmas!

    Hope you all have a good day!

    88 comments · 2,239 views
Jun
10th
2017

Site Post » Fimfiction Issue Tracker · 10:50am June 10th

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 · 3,162 views · #issues #bugs
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:

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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...

Poor derpy

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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