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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.

News Archive

  • 5 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 · 2,932 views
  • 20 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 · 3,352 views
  • 24 weeks
    Happy New Year

    Have a good 2018.

    - From everyone on the team.

    115 comments · 2,792 views
  • 25 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 · 3,453 views
  • 26 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 · 8,251 views
  • 32 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 · 3,492 views
  • 36 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 · 3,080 views
  • 50 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 · 5,349 views
  • 53 weeks
    Fimfiction Issue Tracker

    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!

    97 comments · 4,457 views
  • 54 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 · 12,144 views
Jun
23rd
2017

Site Post » Fimfiction Patreon · 9:18am Jun 23rd, 2017

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

Report knighty · 4,958 views · #patreon
Comments ( 81 )

Fimfiction gold is real. I never thought I'd actually see the day.

edit: Has it really been 4 years since Fimfiction gold? Time sure flies.

Spacecowboy
Story Approver

#FimfictionGoldBois

ad free you say *Cough cough*:trollestia:

See, it's at times like this that I wish I had money. :ajsleepy:

4580801
Looks pretty ad free to me!

--Sweetie Belle

Will girls like me now?

Testing mah new badge!

Edit: It works.

Boom.

I'm gold, baby.

~Skeeter The Lurker

4580805

no but they will probably think your an idiot

4580810
As long as they are thinking about me then I'm happy.:pinkiehappy:

4580811
ayyy theres the spirit any attention is the right attention

So much bling :raritywink:

Very much not a fan of having them out like this... That being said, I'm going to have to buy in once I have money, just so I can justify adblock.

Is there a way to hide your patreon status?

4580812
The whole reason for joining fimfic was to pick up girls.

Become a Fimfiction Patron today, pledge the low amount of $1 for every new story or chapter Fimfiction posts. :moustache:

I personally don't mind the ads on this site. They're generally unobtrusive, and some are clickworthy for me.

Comment posted by Commander Darklight deleted Jun 23rd, 2017

I have to admit that changing the comment color makes it stand out a bit too much. I would be happy if it was simply displayed as a badge in your profile. That's much less obtrusive.

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I do kinda wish that the top bar stayed the normal color, and that it was just the sponsor bar that had the color on it. And the top bar color does still change if you are the top poster, so it's a little inconsistent. (In fact, I was just looking at a comment of mine where my username bar was purple, the sponsor bar was brown, and then there was a black admin bar below that...)

--Sweetie Belle

Hmm, not a fan of the very blatant color-coding of usernames in random comment threads.

I don't think either those who pay or those who don't are really interested in that sort of super-conspicuous rank distinctions.

Showing on people's user pages that they're contributing, that's fine. Having (figuratively) big floating arrows following them around wherever they go ... nah, don't really like that.

(Edit: At the time of this comment, the color coding was quite a bit more blatant than it is now, 9 hours later)

4580824
I'd be more interested if I could pick the color and customize what it said. That would be fun to play with.

--Sweetie Belle

The main reward you can get from supporting to the site is an ad-free experience.

I don't even notice the ads most of the time, and if I did I would sure as hell not pay for it to be removed. Because that is a complete waste of money.

4580818
The old site was half whitelisted for me. This version doesn't like to co-operate with that, so instead of mostly just chapters being ad blocked the whole site is. I honestly don't like that... Probably as much as Knighty dislikes me ad blocking the site in general.

Does this mean less ads for Horse Dildos? Because one was one to many.

well... love fimfic, use patreon a lot... need to check options, right now my patreon support runs above 10% from my monthly income (so many good creators...)

4580826
Then think of the contribution as going towards buying bandwidth and web hosting for the site. I enjoy FimFiction and know There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.

I would like one Patreon reward to be to place an ad on fimfiction. There's still no way to do that.

I'm willing to give it a go.

But will there be a way to get the ads back? Just in case I miss the experience of accidentally clucking on the Riptiders ad...

Will the badges be added in some style appropriate way to the mobile layout?

4580826
Yeah. Fimfic is one of the few websites that don't annoy you with ads.

4580839
while I do understand what you mean I don't like the idea of giving money on the internet, I have never paid for something online and I will never do it either.

Oh, so that's why my own Patreon account just dropped to $0.00...

How much to get rid of all Flash banners and mini-windows forever? I can start a tontine. As soon as everyone in it dies from the stress of having their system freeze up five times a day, Knighty collects.

So six days, tops.

The main reward you can get from supporting to the site is an ad-free experience.

:facehoof:

4580866
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha sure you won't.

Let us know when your landlord or one of your bill collectors won't take any bills except over the internet, k?

Cuz that's gonna happen.

Sweet, I was hoping for an excuse to tell people who don't like Patreon to get fucked when I started my own. Cheers, Kniggles.

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I was mostly talking about things besides taxes but yeah some things are impossible to do without the internet nowadays.

4580845
On a sort-of related note, it would also be kinda nice if group admin nametags could appear on the mobile site again...

hm. i may throw a few dollars your way. fimfiction is a great website

Honestly, I've always appreciated how unobtrusive the ads on this site are. Sure, some are a bit weird, but I've never seen one that pops op on my screen, scrolls down with me, or plays random music out of nowhere. It's one of the few sites I've intentionally whitelisted on AdBlocker.

Wish I had more moola to toss at you, but the site is definitely worth supporting in a tangible way!

4580824
This. I'm not a huge fan of Patreon, or indeed of auto-recurring payments in general, and I tend to avoid them except when there's no alternative, as total costs can easily mount up once you support a few things.

Now, when I have a little more cash to spare than I do now (ie any at all) I could maybe be persuaded to make a small exception for a site I use and like as much as Fimfiction, but the "HEY LOOK HOW AWESOME THIS GUY IS!!" coloured name bars are really putting me off -- to the extent that I probably wouldn't spring for one of those even if I were wildly rich. Apart from anything else, it makes the comments section look a mess. Maybe the actual name bars should stay standardised, with any customisation just on the sponsor bar beneath?

Edit: Ah, the little change that's been done is just what I was hoping for. It looks much better now. Thanks! Will definitely give this some thought when the money's there.

Well since I can spare the money why not yknow?

Once I get Splatoon 2 I'll get you guys that Gold money.

Thank you! Pledge made!

Fimfiction 3,0 and now patreon? What's next, turning it into deviantart? :rainbowwild:

JackRipper
Story Approver

You'll get my money eventually, knighty. Just give me a month or two. :unsuresweetie:

But what if we like the ads? :raritydespair:

4581058 Is that a... trick question? :raritywink:

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