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[sticky post] Better FFNET [Sep. 11th, 2012|11:37 am]
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This is a quick fix to make your FFNET experience slightly better, because if we had to look at the site the way they wanted us to, we'd just get frustrated to no end.

Step one: Install Stylish (Firefox - Chrome)
Step two: Install this userstyle: http://userstyles.org/styles/66837/

Things the userstyle currently does: hide the avatar in story and forum summaries (avatars in profile, reviews and forum posts are left intact), increase the width of the site layout to make it easier to read.

Enjoy! And do leave a comment if you find anything not working or if the site updates with something else we'll have to fix ourselves.
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[User Picture]From: meridian_rose
2012-09-11 10:08 am (UTC)
Thank you :D
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[User Picture]From: karkashan
2012-09-11 07:19 pm (UTC)
Eh, if this had come out, like, six weeks ago maybe/I knew about it (if it already existed, that is) I might do this, but I'm so used to the way the site is now it'd be weird to go back.
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[User Picture]From: yuidirnt
2012-09-11 07:22 pm (UTC)
I actually made this months ago, but didn't even realize you could make pinned posts in communities so just linked it to a few people in comments.
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[User Picture]From: karkashan
2012-09-11 07:30 pm (UTC)
My past self is silently weeping somewhere within the confines of my sub-conscious now. That was a really annoying 3 days as I adjusted to the new system.
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From: (Anonymous)
2012-10-03 10:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for this! You have no idea how happy this makes me. Now I can stop using the mobile version on my computer to hide the ugly layout.
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[User Picture]From: joyfulljunebugg
2013-06-29 05:47 pm (UTC)
I've been trying to look up fics using the text from the fic by using the phrase look tips but it's not working! Do you have any luck with this feature?

Tip: If you want to search a phrase and not just individual words, use double quotes. Example: "Search this phrase".
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[User Picture]From: yuidirnt
2013-06-29 06:32 pm (UTC)
The search function uses the titles and summaries of the fics, not the actual text of the story. If you remember a sentence and want to find the fanfic again, you might have luck using Google.
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[User Picture]From: joyfulljunebugg
2013-06-29 07:41 pm (UTC)
Thank You! Although once years ago I did that put in a bunch of text from the story itself and it found the fic. looking for the authors its just that when I saved these fics in MSword long ago I only saved the fics no other info =(
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From: (Anonymous)
2013-09-29 06:12 am (UTC)
I'm having a problem where words in my PM go randomly missing, at like, the end of a sentence. Why? And how do I fix that?
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[User Picture]From: yuidirnt
2013-09-30 02:33 pm (UTC)
I'm sure that has nothing to do with the userstyle, does it happen on multiple browsers or only with a specific one?
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From: (Anonymous)
2013-10-24 02:42 am (UTC)
And I can select text again, thank you
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[User Picture]From: yuidirnt
2013-10-24 05:57 am (UTC)
You're welcome.
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[User Picture]From: kaypgirl
2013-10-26 06:41 am (UTC)
You can highlight text, but does that mean it copies? I don't copy fics very often (though archiving is nice when ff.net decides to randomly delete things), but it's annoying not being able to highlight and google search a reference or something I might not get in a story.
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[User Picture]From: yuidirnt
2013-10-26 08:09 am (UTC)
No idea why LJ thought your comment was spam, since it doesn't have links or anything... anyway, yes, you can high-light and right-click again, so you can copy the text of the fics without issues.
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From: (Anonymous)
2013-11-16 10:12 am (UTC)
What is going on with FFN? It now blocks me using Flag so I changed to Fanfiction Downloader but now it won't work too. Other sites-no problem. What can I use?
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[User Picture]From: yuidirnt
2013-11-16 12:59 pm (UTC)
CTRL+C & CTRL+V
Really, that's it. Due to ~copyright issues~ FFNET now doesn't want fanfictions to be downloadable at all.
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[User Picture]From: Cassandra Cole
2014-01-02 03:20 pm (UTC)
de-ffnet-izer works for me currently
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[User Picture]From: Cassandra Cole
2014-01-02 03:21 pm (UTC)
But yeah they are purposely blocking flagfic, despite having given flagfic permission in the first place to have it
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[User Picture]From: chiffanichan
2013-11-24 01:35 pm (UTC)
I installed this, but I only kept the enabling the copying the story part, because honestly everything else I am use to or never minded.
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[User Picture]From: pony
2014-01-17 08:31 am (UTC)
The odd width always bothered me and the images have been appearing empty these last few weeks, so thank you so much for this!
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From: (Anonymous)
2014-09-28 02:36 pm (UTC)

i cant open my fanfiction account

Each time I try to open my fanfiction account it says "We could not process your Network Account authentication. Please try again later. Code G1." I have waited for 3 day and I've checked everyday to see if it will open but it will not what should I do?!
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From: (Anonymous)
2015-06-03 07:05 am (UTC)

SortingHat

WHy doesn't anyone point out FF.net's god awful search engine I recently discovered last year?

When I choose a keyword it gives me the words all right but not in the way I Put them and instead either not enough results show up or too many irrelevant results show up.

If you are going to mash the keywords together please at least let ME choose how to filter them!


Using them in quotes only goes to the default 0 searches.

Their system seems to be broken or not being updated. Not sure which.


Anybody else have had bad luck with the search engine?

It's like nobody even knows how to read or program anymore.
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From: (Anonymous)
2015-09-01 06:35 pm (UTC)

i need help

hello

for the past two weeks. I have been bug problems with my ffnet account. I can't log-on or look at my numbers on my account. there is a big bug problem. I would like to see what in the heck is going on with ffnet.

can anyone help me

thanks

juliabebop
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[User Picture]From: yuidirnt
2015-09-01 06:36 pm (UTC)

Re: i need help

Hello. This community is not affiliated in any way with the FFNET site or its staff, if you have serious issues with your account, you should contact FFNET's support.
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From: (Anonymous)
2015-09-01 08:47 pm (UTC)

Re: i need help

thanks:

I have tried to get a hold of them. I might just have to sit this one out. I hope it gets fixed. I'll check with the page from time to time, but I can fix up my family tree as I wait.

juliabebop
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