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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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And I was starting to hope... [Feb. 23rd, 2018|11:36 pm]
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[Current Mood |annoyed]

...when, shorty after my most recent rant, the Pit of Voles seemed to have recovered!
Now it appears to be down for good, all I get - and I'm apparently not the only one, if one can trust the outrage on the various status checking sites - are error messages, or it simply doesn't do anything.

Some things apparently never change - although my nostalgic feelings for the bad old times when the site was more often down than up aren't exactly overwhelming. *insert cynical expression here*
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Problems with posting [Feb. 4th, 2018|11:50 am]
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[Current Mood |angry]

Does anyone have problems posting new stuff to FF.Net?

I've tried to update one of my stories today and failed spectacularly, both with the direct upload and the copy & paste function.

Of course, there's nothing on the front page about any possible problems.
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Review not found [Apr. 14th, 2016|11:28 am]
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Anyone else having an issue with new reviews? I got two over night last night and when I've gone to reply to them, they aren't showing on the reviews page, if I click the respond link in the email it just says the review wasn't found. I don't want people thinking I'm ignoring them. So frustrating!
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Reviews not loading when you click on the reviews link on a fic to read them. [Jan. 4th, 2016|08:05 pm]
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And yet again fanfiction.net has issues. This time when you click on the reviews link on a fic to read the reviews a fic has, you get a no reviews found when the review counter on the fic summary says there are reviews there.

This started around lask week more or less during December 31. The only visible reviews, are the ones from December 28 and old. Maybe still we can see reviews left on December 29, but I'm not sure. I added here a screenshot so you can see what I mean.

This issue reminded me one from 2015 where no fics appeared on the Just in section which I also made a thread for it here when it happened.
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(no subject) [Jan. 2nd, 2016|07:30 pm]
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Quick backstory: FFNET locked me out of my main account for no apparent reason, and since support won't reply to my e-mails, I created a new account by logging on the site through Twitter and later on adding an e-mail address to that account.

And now every review I leave with this new account won't show up on the site. Authors get the notification of the review (I know for sure since someone replied to it), but on the story itself and on my control panel reviews won't appear. I never had this kind of issue with my main account, so assuming it has to do with me creating the account through Twitter, I wanted to remove the Twitter association, but... there doesn't seem to be a way?

This is the only thing that shows up on the 'Network Accounts' page of my control panel:

Has anybody experienced something like this before and/or know of a solution? :|
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Question [Dec. 2nd, 2015|11:15 am]
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Apologies if this is the wrong community to post this to! I haven't used LiveJournal in a long time, and it seemed as good a one as any. (If not, please let me know a better suited one.)

I've tried searching around, but couldn't find any answers to this, so.... Is it allowed to have multiple accounts on ff.net and post a single story to both of them?

I haven't been in the fanfic writing game for a while, and intend on making a new account, starting with uploading an older fic from back when I used to regularly write. However, I also wanted to post the story to my old account, which is dead, mostly for thoroughness' sake, considering it was technically written at that stage in my life/span of years when I used that account.
I'm not sure whether posting the same story to two separate accounts would be seen as breaking a rule and attempting to get more views, or mistaken as one author plagiarizing another, etc.

Does anyone have experience with this? Thanks for letting me know, if you do.

(Also, as an aside, I'm glad to see people still active on LJ. I know plenty migrated to other sites, including myself, and seeing the amount of dead comms and inactivity when I came back recently was a bit sad.)
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Is it just me or...? [Sep. 23rd, 2015|05:13 pm]
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[Current Mood |annoyed]
[Current Music |What if I Shine - Barbie Rock N' Royals]

Sorry if this seems pathetic/spammy/doesn't really belong here. But, I've been on ff.net for awhile now...About seven years I think? And recently, (as in the past year or so) this has really, really been bothering me but I had no one to really ask....So, here it goes:

Is it just me or are the people on ff.net really, REALLY stingy reviewers?

Ever since I started doing more serious writing a few years ago and pulled all my bad stories, I haven't been able to get hardly ANY feedback. At all. Yet, when I was a fourteen-year-old weeaboo, I kept getting tons of reviews. I see a bunch of stories in my fandoms that are poorly written, not executed well or have bad premises (in the case of Fruits Basket fanfiction seems to only come in FOUR (poor) varieties) that get A LOT more attention than mine. I get a favourite or a follow here and there, but NO reviews. I once had a story up for SIX MONTHS before it got a review and I ended up giving up on it because of that.

So, this begs the question: WHAT am I doing wrong? Besides possibly writing stories no one wants to read.

Basically, I wanna know if it's just me that has this problem or if it seems to be site wide. Because even my stats have gone down as well....Any ideas/advice is greatly appreciated!

Please and Thank You!
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Fanfiction.net Type 1 Errors [Aug. 25th, 2015|08:18 am]
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Anybody else getting errors like this when they go to their story or user stats? I e-mailed support about this a couple of days ago, but still this is happening. (>_<)

(I've blacked out a couple of things because they could reveal personally identifying information, but this is the gist of the error message)

(Added 08/31/2015 : The error no longer happens, but it looks like all stats accumulated were lost once the Type 1 Error started happening)

(Added 09/02/2015 : And now ff.n is throwing 503 errors on the author page)

(Added later on 09/02/2015 : No more 503 errors! Stats are still missing for the days Type 1 Errors were being thrown, but at least now I can see my stats page again!)
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Fanfiction.net not showing fics on Just in nor in Categories. [Aug. 11th, 2015|04:08 pm]
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As you can see on the pictures something odd is going on at fanfiction.net. No stories show on Just in nor on each category today o.o

Seems we can't have a month without having issues on that site huh? e_e

I'm not using any custom filters, it is just as how the sites shows the categories with default filters.

Problem is the same in Chrome and even on Internet Explorer 11
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