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25 Sep

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160 Comments

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160 responses to “Email Alerts and Images

  1. marzydotes

    09/25/2013 at 11:58 am

    You might not be aware of this but FP has NO alerts sent out and in fact, isn’t updating my stories which were updated over an hour ago.

     
  2. Teri

    09/25/2013 at 12:54 pm

    Thank you for your help. I have a couple of gmail accounts and the one that gets my ff.net emails suddenly started putting the messages in the Spam folder. Once I fixed that, I got all the messages I have been missing.

    Thank you!

     
  3. Lois Lynn Carter(Penn Name)

    09/25/2013 at 1:16 pm

    Actually I’ve been Tweeting to you & still no replies…?! It’s been over a yr since I’ve been on here & I’d like to know how to turn off the ads like before…? Some of them are offensive & graphic, I’d like to be able to read fanfiction w/o them!?

     
    • tiquatue

      09/25/2013 at 6:10 pm

      They took out their site adblock and I doubt they’re going to put it back. Try adblocker plus instead. It takes out the ads everywhere.

       
    • Shycadet

      09/25/2013 at 6:46 pm

      Always an option:

      Download Google Chrome
      Download Adblocker App
      No ads ever, even youtube ads don’t show up anymore. Crunchyroll too. All ads gone.

       
      • cmcwiki

        09/25/2013 at 6:52 pm

        or adblocker plus for mozilla.

         
    • cathy massey

      10/04/2013 at 10:08 am

      I’m not comfortable with my age 13 -16 nieces and nephews seeing some of these ads . Good thing their mom uses the parental controls. It keeps them off this site.

       
  4. holmes4ever

    09/25/2013 at 1:22 pm

    I’m getting all my fanfiction.net e mails. There is no problem.

     
  5. The Warty Hogg

    09/25/2013 at 1:39 pm

    In a hopeful mood, I reported several dozen plagiarism and copyright infringement cases on the off chance someone at the head office has time to glance at them.

     
    • BDG420

      09/25/2013 at 3:09 pm

      Same here as far back as May 14th.

       
    • Quincy

      09/25/2013 at 4:23 pm

      Been reporting since 2011. They’re still there.

       
      • Lillian

        09/25/2013 at 5:39 pm

        Since 2010. Geez guys, when you solve this issue can you get started on the new report system.

         
      • holmes4ever

        09/25/2013 at 7:50 pm

        I reported stories once, Quincy, but had to stop because people were being nasty to me. Don’t bother reporting anymore. The admins just don’t care.

         
      • While

        09/25/2013 at 8:02 pm

        I just report the stories without reviewing. They don’t need to see that I’ve reported their stories, especially when they deserve to be reported.

         
      • The Warty Hogg

        09/26/2013 at 10:49 am

        I have been reporting something like 40 cases daily, mostly blatant copyright infringement dating back nearly 10 years. I am considering collecting my current batch into one list and posting it on this blog. See if that gets any results.
        I really worry about lawyers getting their claws into this because FFN has no defense.

         
      • BDG420

        09/26/2013 at 11:02 am

        Well something needs to be done as this is the only fanfiction site out there that I know of that has everything categorised neatly. Yourfanfiction.com was a close second but we all know how that went.

         
      • Lillian

        09/26/2013 at 12:45 pm

        If I recall correctly, YourFanfiction was taken down due to those same Character Reads fics (after certain reports were made to the right people). They proclaim it went down due to lack of fund but they actually got the letter to cease and desist.

        I don’t care if a person knows I am reporting them or not, they are against the rules and thus the report. If the person is too stubborn or ignorant to understand something that simple, it is their own fault not ours.

        WH: That would actually be cool to see.

        BDG: Would the Blair Partnership work for the Percy Jackson section as well?

         
      • Rogue Mudblood (@RogueMudblood)

        09/26/2013 at 1:26 pm

        Blair is Rowling’s agent. Nancy Gallt is Rick Riordan’s. She has yet to reply to my missives.

        However, EL James’ agent has responded, and LJ Smith has contacted me directly in response to being plagiarised/pirated.

         
      • BDG420

        09/26/2013 at 2:05 pm

        I’m not quite sure Lillian but I don’t see why it won’t. Give it a try and hope that it will go through.

         
      • Lillian

        09/26/2013 at 3:12 pm

        Hm.. Guess I’ll have to give them a shot then.

        Oh! Before I forget, maybe you guys should update the rules against the use of a real person to include self inserts. I don’t know why people believe that self inserts doesn’t fall under this rule, but it does. You guys should probably clarify that.

         
      • yemi hikari

        09/26/2013 at 5:53 pm

        @ Lillian ~ The rules actually don’t ban all self-inserts. They only ban the ones that are the writer. Author avatars and alter ego types are allowed… though most people have moved away from calling these self-inserts out right.

         
      • BDG420

        09/27/2013 at 2:05 pm

        Any update on if action is being taken on copied fics?

         
      • cathy massey

        10/04/2013 at 10:41 am

        Lillian (or anyone else who can answer),

        Your reply has me remembering – Not long after I’d started reading this site, I found an apparently new & ambitious multi-fandom site that was promising great things and swearing they were going to grow huge. I remember that I didn’t find it read easy for a raw neophyte to navigate – a lot of levels and clicking, if I recall correctly.

        It was suddenly shut down. I believe the owners were claiming that it wasn’t as profitable as they’d hoped. I think the name may have been something like FanFiction Library.

        Was lack of profitability just the cover story? Was it really in response to legal action? Does anyone know or recall what I’n talking about?

        It would have been a few years ago – perhaps 6 to 7.

         
    • Spyridon

      09/25/2013 at 8:08 pm

      @WH: You can use the image of the email I sent to the Blair Partnership to report the RTB genres. Maybe the hint that the problem would be sent to the legal time might help you in removing the copyright infringement stories in Harry Potter.

       
    • Ruri

      09/26/2013 at 2:12 pm

      I still report every blatant plagiarism I see, but some I reported years ago are still there.

       
      • cmcwiki

        09/26/2013 at 2:53 pm

        You know, there is actually a pretty brilliant way to get around RTB. RTW (read the wiki). I.e, have a laptop or filing cabinet appear with the articles of the series. Last i checked only money made off of wiki sites are adspace.

         
      • yemi hikari

        09/26/2013 at 5:55 pm

        It is still another persons words though and it still falls under MST. You can though quote as needed from the wikis or have your characters quote stuff.

         
      • Erica

        09/27/2013 at 3:02 am

        Another way to go around the RTB is instead of using the original author’s words is to summarize the section to show what the characters are reacting to. At least you’re using your brain more and working harder to make it your own, rather than copy and paste the original. It’s also good practice for English essays and reports, so you can learn to summarize correctly and efficiently (like cut down on excess wording, quoting, etc.)

         
      • yemi hikari

        09/27/2013 at 3:53 pm

        Or not summarize and have them go, “wait… my sister stuck my son in a broom closet” and have Lily go balistic and even try to hunt down her sister. Where as the ratio is one-to-one chapter wise you could possibly have dozens upon dozens of chapters for just one chapter in a series.

         
      • Erica

        09/27/2013 at 4:05 pm

        @Yemi: Yeah, that would be easier, but if they were really good at cutting down unneeded details, they could keep it to a chapter. In either case, it would just be exasperating to have to it drawn out for so many chapters, so whether they’re summarizing or not, they would need to know how to eliminate the excess details they could probably do without. It’ll teach them pacing too, in writing.

         
  6. vidhya

    09/25/2013 at 3:17 pm

    thank you I got those emails but how did it go to spam folder? hoe to avoid it in future.

     
  7. Death123123

    09/25/2013 at 4:20 pm

    I am still having issues receiving e-mail alerts to g-mail. I’ve double checked my settings on fanfiction and they are as should be. I’ve added the from e-mail address to my contacts and have set e-mails from them to never go to spam. Thing is, yesterday I received two alerts for story updates but then today I stopped getting them again.

     
  8. marzydotes

    09/25/2013 at 4:41 pm

    I’m not getting mine or getting ones that are from old chapter updates and I always check my spam filters. They’re not there. They’re just getting sent out at least not to my account.

     
  9. Silver

    09/25/2013 at 6:42 pm

    Oh man, not again. I checked Spam, I have bot@fanfiction in my contacts list, and I was getting emails as of earlier today. But now it’s not coming. I have yahoo for email. I don’t know if that’s the problem, because it could be.

     
  10. Carlie

    09/25/2013 at 7:15 pm

    I am getting emails when I update my own stories, but not for fics that I follow when they’re updated. They’re not going to spam, they’re just not coming.

     
  11. BethanForever

    09/25/2013 at 7:38 pm

    Okay so um I can see the other updates for stories but when I go to my g-mail to check it out I’m getting the wait for 15 minutes thing I know that I don’t have anything outdated and it seems to be doing it to everyone else can you please fix it again thanks.

     
  12. C.M.

    09/25/2013 at 9:21 pm

    Just for your information, the page fictionratings.com is currently down, so your description of ratings and what consists each is not showing up now.

     
    • yemi hikari

      09/26/2013 at 3:54 am

      Yup. The site admins will want to look into that one as soon as they get the server glitches done.

       
  13. glittering moonlight

    09/26/2013 at 12:34 am

    In the Image Manager, when I attempt to make new covers by adding words, the fonts do not show up; I only see Arial.

     
  14. laoraa

    09/26/2013 at 1:10 am

    Thanks for all the updates, guys! Everything’s running smoothly on my end.

    I have a suggestion for something that would help me immensely: a notifications option for when someone votes in your poll. It would be anonymous, but you’d get an alert letting you know every time someone votes, and what they voted for. Maybe this is just my OCD kicking in, but every time I see that a new vote has been cast on my poll, I like to know exactly what it was cast for…and with the 60+ voters (and even more tallies, as it’s multiple-mark) already on my poll, it’s pretty difficult to keep track.

    I realize something like this might be low on your list of priorities, but it’d be really nice to have :)

     
    • The Warty Hogg

      09/26/2013 at 5:52 pm

      It might be low on their list of priorities because posting polls is against the posting guidelines. I report polls on the abuse report and they get ignored, like everything else on the abuse report, but they are still against the rules.

       
      • yemi hikari

        09/26/2013 at 5:58 pm

        They mean the polls that we can create and stick on our profiles. However… I think the only reason those were created was to cut back on the poll non-story content that was being posted. I remember it dropped right after you could create polls and I rarely if ever see them anymore.

         
      • laoraa

        09/27/2013 at 3:09 pm

        Yep, I meant the ones created through the “Polls” subtitle on the account page. I’ve actually not seen any poll chapters/stories for several years, which is pretty fantastic in my opinion.

        I know it’d just be a little thing, but with all of the other alert options, I can’t imagine this would be too difficult to add this as well, once everything else gets sorted out!

         
  15. Brian Runyon

    09/26/2013 at 8:05 am

    My emails are working fine. My big bug is for some reason, although I can get into the filters, I can’t use the cancelapply buttons right for some reason. Please find some way to fix that please.

     
  16. marzydotes

    09/26/2013 at 11:56 am

    My update alerts are still three or more hours delayed but I can live with that.

     
  17. The Warty Hogg

    09/26/2013 at 1:31 pm

    http://www.fanfiction.net/u/5143309/Angryofficer6- 0 the racist loon is back, posting his racist cr*p and boasting about how he gets around FNN bans. How about dealing with this at the very least.

     
    • Rogue Mudblood (@RogueMudblood)

      09/26/2013 at 6:20 pm

      And your copyright team has received by DMCA notice. I expect you will take action swiftly? I am most unamused at having my words so profaned.

       
      • cmcwiki

        09/26/2013 at 6:23 pm

        man some people just have to ruin the site for everybody. can’t wait till that angryofficer is booted

         
      • Erica

        09/27/2013 at 3:28 pm

        You know, that really, really sucks. Idiots like trolls ficcers and racist jerks get to be around while one single fic of mine gets deleted (and a few days suspension) because of a single cuss word in the summary (it actually really slipped my mind and it was a really old fic and I didn’t check and recheck my summaries then as much as I frequently do in paranoia now). Everything else about it was fine -rating, content, the rest of summary.

        Didn’t get angry at the admins though. Was my fault because I hadn’t been paying attention, but would have appreciated a little warning. Compared to the plagiarists and people like angryofficer6, it seems more like a minor infraction and especially for as long as I’ve been here, I had (and still have) a pretty good history on the site.

        Boo to angryofficer6. May karma be visited upon you while I go pout.

         
    • Rogue Mudblood (@RogueMudblood)

      09/27/2013 at 10:09 pm

      More than 24 hours has passed and you have not acknowledged my DMCA notice. A second notice has been sent. Prompt attention to this matter is appreciated.

       
    • Winterbornbree

      09/28/2013 at 7:06 pm

      Good news. I don’t see that loony toon anymore. That, or FF isn’t working.

       
      • cmcwiki

        09/28/2013 at 7:07 pm

        *plays another one bites the dust*

         
  18. Ruri

    09/26/2013 at 2:14 pm

    Alerts are working for me, though there’s some small delay.

     
  19. OkagetheShadowKing

    09/26/2013 at 8:52 pm

    The connection is sluggish.

     
  20. Quincy

    09/27/2013 at 1:15 am

    Seeing stuff like that disappoints me. They can delete stories with a profanity in the title, but people who are posting clearly racist stuff take this long to be banned?

     
  21. Someone

    09/27/2013 at 7:31 am

    I’m using Gmail and I’m still not receiving any alerts from FF. Your email isn’t listed as spam and all of my alerts are enabled. I’ve logged in and out of my FF account and haven’t recieved an alert about delivery problems.

     
  22. The Warty Hogg

    09/27/2013 at 12:38 pm

    I just spent an hour reporting 55 cases, mostly copyright infringement, a few straight plagiarism, and a vile real person ‘troll fic.’ This is what I do most days. I would stop abusing the abuse report if the admins actually did something.

     
    • cmcwiki

      09/27/2013 at 12:46 pm

      Thats neat dude that you are so dedicated, but i hope that you don’t burn yourself out policing the archives. make sure to take a break and read some awesome fics too

       
      • Quincy

        09/27/2013 at 1:27 pm

        The amount of graphic rape fics I encounter almost every day makes me think they only purge like once a year.

         
      • yemi hikari

        09/27/2013 at 1:37 pm

        Honestly, it would be nice if the site admins came out and clarified certain rules that people seem to be stubborn about and then bring up the issue of how they work on a report basis.

        This means that a.) they need people reporting stories as they come across them and b.) for people not to assume that something is allowed just because there are others like it on the site as it just means that the other stories haven’t been reported or the reports on said stories haven’t been gone through.

        Actually, if more people would leave warnings on stories that break the site rules when they came across them it would have an effect on people. There is a reason the five percent think they’re the majority when it comes to rule breaking stuff, not enough people speak out about it.

         
      • Lillian

        09/27/2013 at 1:48 pm

        I’m in agreement with Yemi on this. I can’t tell you how many people I have seen use that very same excuse every time they are warned about a rule violation. Come on admins, we need that new report system now!!

        If more people spoke out instead of supporting them, it would be of great aid to the site. But people like to be ignorant, and bias went it comes to something they like. Hopefully, the new report system (if we ever get one) will put a sort of stop to that.

         
    • Erica

      09/27/2013 at 3:36 pm

      You shouldn’t spend an hour. That’s really much too long and you could be clogging up their report system/backlog even more. You should at least cut it down to half an hour. It’ll be less stressful on you too. It could also help if instead of reporting, you could contact them straight and ask them about getting to work on the reports, or at least do that more often. Frequent reminders of the reports they need to work on might be more useful than bombarding them with more reports.

      It might also be helpful if they started to recruit someone(s) for the position of working through all those reports, so those reports might actually be looked at.

       
      • yemi hikari

        09/27/2013 at 3:55 pm

        There is a reason why many people used to make a list of stories as they find them and send them in via e-mail. It meant less clutter for the site admins to dig through.

         
      • Erica

        09/27/2013 at 4:10 pm

        Definitely less clutter. I would think that way works much better and would be more helpful for the admins. On the other hand, with how many stories are on the site and how many break the rules, it might be hard to keep track of and make a list of those stories, especially with how many more keep coming…

         
  23. Brian Runyon

    09/27/2013 at 1:42 pm

    Some of the email alerts in my gmail account aren’t coming through, but most are or appear to be. How does the contact list for gmail work?

     
  24. BDG420

    09/27/2013 at 2:34 pm

    Ok screw it. I am just going to make an abuse report right here, right now. There is an author that goes by the name Orange-Fuzz-Ball who has a story called Life of Whisker and Habanero. The story is a compilation of oneshots made by other authors. 3 shapters belong to ZMasterZeroX who hasn’t been active on this site for 3 years, theres a chapter that has been taken from Tsukune08 as well as The Four Crosses.

    In Orange-Fuzz-Ball’s first chapter of Life of Whisker and Habanero, which is an A/N he states that his previous story was taken down and cusses out the admins for taking it down. He also states that he is editing the oneshots but in reality he is not, he is only changing the names of the characters to fit his likes.

    I have reported this story countless times yet you have not started any action. I have also been contacted by Orange-Fuzz-Ball who proceeded to curse me out and state that plagarisom does not exist on this site.

    If any of the things I have stated above does not count as an act of plagarisom or violate any rules that this site has then tell me what does.

     
    • Erica

      09/27/2013 at 4:17 pm

      You are also forgot to mention it’s full of MA content. And it’s just senseless porn. No plot. No story. Every chapter I skimmed. I can get behind lemons that have plot and story written around it, and actually written tastefully. Plot What Plot’s like this just suck.

       
      • BDG420

        09/27/2013 at 4:46 pm

        As I have stated before, that author has violated the plagiarism rule countless times for one story (if you can even call it that) I could care less about the lemons. Its the fact that said author is flat out taking not just 1 but meny authors works and using them as thier own.

         
      • Erica

        09/27/2013 at 6:33 pm

        @ BDG420: Yes, I can see each chapter of that “story” is taken from different authors. And it also is clear that she/he hasn’t even asked the authors for permission and is straight out taking the stories without so much as a by your leave. I also can’t care too much about lemons, but this outright stealing irritates me.

         
      • BDG420

        09/27/2013 at 11:01 pm

        @Erica. That’s exactly why I’m trying to get it taken off the site. It was on FF before under a different title, said author was also suspended for a wile, but yet he is posting it yet again and continuing to do so yet the admins aren’t doing anything to either get rid of him/her by locking down him/her account or giving a warning on what rules he/she is in violation of. And it seems that it is going the same way with others who are respectively using the report feature. We either need a repair on that or get some trustworthily admins to go through the backlog of reports and get this settled once and for all.

         
      • BDG420

        09/27/2013 at 11:33 pm

        I just contacted both Tsukune08 and The Four Crosses about Orange-Fuzz-Ball taking their work. I figure that if we can find out who wrote the rest of the one-shots we can atleast have the author deal with Orange-Fuzz-Ball. I suggest that you all report to the original authors of the stories that you find that have been coppied and maybe we can get this settled out for a wile.

         
      • Erica

        09/28/2013 at 12:11 am

        He/she noted the authors of the other chapters at the end, instead of in the beginning like the first chapters: Shadow Drone King and Final Nightmare.

        I’ve also recommended that the admins recruit a person or people to deal with the backlog of reports they have. It would lessen their load and let them deal with the tech stuff, while the backlog can finally be dealt with.

         
      • BDG420

        09/28/2013 at 12:22 am

        I also noticed that the last 2 authors Shadow Drone King and Final Knightmare have not been active for a while. Shadow Drone King being 4 years unactive and Shadow Drone King being 2 years. It seems to me that Orange-Fuzz-Ball thinks that all the authors he takes from has not been here for meny years and he/she feels they have full controle over them to do as they please.

        I have contacted a few others that he named off in 1 chapter to either warn them or let them know that they may have some work taken from them by Orange-Fuzz-Ball.

         
      • Erica

        09/28/2013 at 12:22 am

        Sorry, that’s Final Knightmare, not Final Nightmare. Also, it seems Orange-Fuzz-Ball seems to be targeting those who haven’t been on the site for a long while. Probably thinks it’s easier to get away with it, if the original author isn’t really around so they can just take a story without complaint.

         
      • Erica

        09/28/2013 at 12:24 am

        I also left those two authors a message just in case they might get it. Hopefully, they’ll at least come back to address this for a bit.

         
      • BDG420

        09/28/2013 at 12:27 am

        I looked at Final Knightmare’s pro and it seems like he may not care as he announced the story dead.

         
      • yemi hikari

        09/28/2013 at 4:34 pm

        Still… even if the writer doesn’t care and you can’t get in contact you don’t copy the actual story. Even if you do get permission you don’t copy either.

         
      • Erica

        09/28/2013 at 5:56 pm

        That’s also the impression that I assumed -even if a writer doesn’t care doesn’t make it right to take their work. I would figure it’s still against the rules. I’ve been asked for someone to use my idea or story and change it for themselves, and I’ve given permission, but it still makes me uncomfortable when it’s taken practically word for word. But I gave my permission, so…(shrugs)

        And then without permission is just even worse. That’s just a crappy move.

         
      • yemi hikari

        09/30/2013 at 4:35 am

        Sadly there are cases where you can’t get permission. One of my favorite writers disappeared and thus a favorite story never got completed. Of course… if I were to “finish” the story I wouldn’t do a continuation. I would write my own story using their base idea and make it my own.

        One of the things you should do the next time someone asks is say that you gave them permission to use your idea, but not your words.

         
    • Lillian

      09/27/2013 at 4:38 pm

      Your not the only who keeps making reports on a nuisance. I keep reporting this xTheSonofHadesx for MA content in their fics, nothing. (Done it both via email and abuse reports, and here.)

       
      • BDG420

        09/27/2013 at 5:06 pm

        My question is, do the admins care at all. We can only assume with how things have been handled the past several months that they don’t. Last year we had the purge but that got rid of a good portion of fics regardless of the fact that they had MA content or not AND they didn’t even touch any of the M on M fics that contained MA content. The way I see it is they don’t care about MA content anymore cause if you remember before last year it was at least 10 years since they started to enforce their no MA content rule even if it only did last a month.

         
      • Lillian

        09/27/2013 at 5:24 pm

        True, I’m starting to wonder it myself. It has also been awhile since they enforced their rules about Songfics and plagiarism, their rules about Titles and Summaries having to be K. Cover pics and profile pics K, MST, Chat/Script, the use of real people, interactive and etc.

        But then I think we’ll get a post like that of when they announced the pairing feature they plan to put up, and then I have a glimmer of hope that they do listen. Let’s just keep complaining until they do, they are bound to get to it.

         
      • Brian Runyon

        09/27/2013 at 5:28 pm

        They also haven’t acorrected theissue with the filters being unable to let me use them when I hit the cancel/apply button.

         
      • The Warty Hogg

        09/28/2013 at 12:47 pm

        I am pretty sure that it will take a lawsuit to get the admins to care about abuse reports. You can email, you can use the abuse report, and you will be ignored. Which really scares me because when that lawyer wins, you will see a huge chilling affect not just on FFN but all over the fan fiction world.

         
      • Lillian

        09/30/2013 at 12:42 am

        Agreed. But at least it will be a nice wake up call for the admins and the users who think they can weasel the Character Reads stories to another site without notice.

         
      • yemi hikari

        09/30/2013 at 4:36 am

        Going to another site is laughable though as every site I know of doesn’t allow that amount of copying.

         
      • Lillian

        09/30/2013 at 1:00 pm

        True it is laughable, but they sneak them there regardless. Wattpad and Archive of Our Own having a few.

         
  25. Deity of Insanity

    09/27/2013 at 9:45 pm

    I’m still receiving some e-mail alerts anywhere from ten minutes to two hours late. Not a big deal really but it is annoying. I have Yahoo so it’s 50/50 that it’s their fault.

     
  26. Ashleigh

    09/28/2013 at 12:10 am

    I’m still experiencing problems. I am getting some emails but not others

     
  27. Lynn Hollander

    09/28/2013 at 1:22 pm

    Reviews and notifications are working well.

     
  28. StillWatersAreDeep

    09/28/2013 at 2:10 pm

    I too noticed that the words before a dot and double dot are missing in the PMs. I assume that something is wrong with the checking for websites address.

     
  29. Brian Runyon

    09/28/2013 at 2:17 pm

    Parts of my PM’s aren’t showing up, and they still haven’t fixed the filters to where I can actually use them properly.

     
  30. C.M.

    09/28/2013 at 3:30 pm

    I’m running into an odd situation. When I go to read or edit a story description, certain words are being stripped out. So far, the words “betrayal.” (with a period at the end), “AU”, “universe”, and “reality” are being removed when I edit a description. This is a bit frustrating when editing the description of an AU fic.

     
    • C.M.

      09/28/2013 at 3:43 pm

      Hate to follow up on myself, but it looks like my problem is related to all words before a period being stripped away that’s already been reported.

       
  31. Shycadet

    09/28/2013 at 3:57 pm

    Yeah, just popped in to report the same issue. Honestly all of this is getting pretty annoying, but I understand you guys are working hard to fix every issue we popup with. Keep up the hard work I guess, and hopefully everything will just ease back to normal one step at a time

     
  32. Gromia

    09/28/2013 at 4:17 pm

    Same problem here with the PMs. Even with very short ones…

     
    • Me

      09/28/2013 at 8:22 pm

      Glad to know it’s not just me. I thought I was going crazy.

       
  33. Reisfriend

    09/28/2013 at 4:19 pm

    Why don’t you add the delete options to outbox in PM and in docx inbox now that you’re at the email things?

     
  34. HayShi

    09/28/2013 at 5:08 pm

    I had the same issue with my email, but that was easily resolved. Now my messages are getting messed up. Like it was already stated, any sentence ending in a period ends up losing words, making my messages seem incomplete.

     
  35. A Composer of Dreams

    09/28/2013 at 5:13 pm

    Hey just wanted to let you know that the PM is acting up. It keeps erasing the last word in every sentence when I send or get a message.

     
  36. Lynn Hollander

    09/28/2013 at 5:43 pm

    However, reviews I leave are delayed. I can’t tell about other email notices.

     
  37. AiP

    09/28/2013 at 6:12 pm

    yeah what is the issue with the messages? all the sentences are literally cut in half. what’s going on?

     
  38. Desire At Gunpoint

    09/28/2013 at 6:32 pm

    The same thing’s happening to me!

     
  39. Dustchu

    09/28/2013 at 7:34 pm

    I would like to complain once more.

    *clears throat*

    All of my PM”s are getting the sentences cut in half and it looks like a five year old wrote it, and its causing confusing between me and someone I am trying to work with, when will this be fixed?

     
    • Rogue Mudblood (@RogueMudblood)

      09/29/2013 at 2:38 am

      Have experienced this issue as well – what I noticed was that it was the last word in the sentence preceding a period. The words followed by exclamation points were not truncated.

      Whatever alteration you’ve made seems to be related to punctuation, so you may wish to check your coding in that area.

      Until it is fixed, press space before your period. I tested that and it doesn’t cut off the message.

      You can use the site preview button to verify, as it will show the truncation when there is no space before the period, and no truncation when there is a space between the word of the period.

       
  40. liz hanson

    09/28/2013 at 7:38 pm

    Is anyone else having a problem with PMing and everything? Everything I write is being messed up and I’ve very annoyed with it.

     
  41. knotothedrk

    09/28/2013 at 8:12 pm

    Please fix this as soon as you are able. The PM’s work, but it seems as if the Summary part of story updating isn’t working well at all. Why is this? Do we have a known reason for this issue? It would be nice if we had some sort of clue as to why this isn’t working well.

     
  42. knotothedrk

    09/28/2013 at 8:17 pm

    This does not bode well at all… okay, let me ask this… is it only with the PM’s, Reviews and summaries? Have we all tried everything else to make sure nothing else is awry… I’d hate for them to have to search though millions of bits of code if we can help pinpoint it.

     
  43. bienfait

    09/28/2013 at 8:43 pm

    The bug which deletes words before a full stop/period is also occuring in pre-existing story summaries on the Manage Stories page, however it doesn’t seem to be flowing through to the summaries as they appear in the public pages.

    Not sure if it would flow through to the public area on a new or edited summary as I’m not game to try it.

    I did a test update on an old Doc Manager file, and it didn’t seem to happen there.

     
  44. alltheeagles

    09/28/2013 at 8:49 pm

    In my story summaries, every word that ends with a period has disappeared. Is that just my computer, or a FP bug? It’s only recently happened – it was fine half a day ago.

     
  45. Rogue Mudblood (@RogueMudblood)

    09/28/2013 at 8:51 pm

    Thank you for removing bitemehoe, Whoreasaurus, GravityFucks and Huge Erection from the site. I’ve sent you a follow up e-mail with many more. Please process those as well.

    I’m also sending you several more instances of copyright infringement, but many thanks for removing OneOfTheGuys411102 from the site for her blatant copyright infringement.

     
    • Rogue Mudblood (@RogueMudblood)

      09/28/2013 at 10:03 pm

      Thank you for processing jpjordicat’s intent to defraud Cassandra Clare by sending her copyrighted material to FFN users via e-mail.

      Others have been sent to you via e-mail. Please process.

       
    • Spyridon

      09/28/2013 at 10:04 pm

      Congrats on the removal.

      You think that with a record of accurate reports, you’d think they would flag your account for high-priority handling in alerting them of alerts. Too bad they don’t set up a team of volunteer abuse handlers for the incoming reports. I can see the reason why that would be a problem due to the honesty and possible trolling on the team.

      Ah well. Can’t have everything in life.

       
      • Rogue Mudblood (@RogueMudblood)

        09/29/2013 at 2:19 am

        I’m more than happy to post here that they are processing and what they are handling. Since I’ve lodged complaints here, it is only fair that I post praise as well, and it is warranted in that the reports are once again (or at least, were earlier) being processed.

        I do hope the trend continues.

        I understand fully why they wouldn’t want a volunteer troop to have moderator access to simply remove materials. I don’t know what their documentation process is, and that could preclude the inclusion of volunteers in that leg of the process. Since the entire membership is able to file reports, they could conceivably consider all users volunteers on that level.

        Given the sheer number of members, if we consider a possible two reports per user per day, what they actually need to do is hire some more help. I know I file quite a bit more than two every day. I’m aware of numerous other individuals who file more than two each day. So I do believe it is safe to conclude that poor Zack (whether he be one or legion) needs some reliable assistance.

         
      • Spyridon

        09/29/2013 at 10:18 pm

        I wouldn’t mind joining the team for a couple of fandoms. Or maybe Xing should open an abuse thread on here or something if they haven’t already.

         
  46. kazzygirll

    09/28/2013 at 8:57 pm

    I am having the same problem as some of these other people. Pieces of messages are getting cut out of sentences. Especially at the end of sentences. I hope it gets fixed soon.

     
  47. Queen Serenity

    09/29/2013 at 2:08 am

    Still would like to see this offensive child-rape fic removed. http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2502183/1/Fogetting-is-forgiving
    In fact, most of the author’s stories directly say in the summary that they are things which violate the rules and need removed.

     
    • yemi hikari

      09/30/2013 at 4:43 am

      And this is exactly why second person narrative isn’t allowed on the site either.

       
    • Queen Serenity

      09/30/2013 at 8:06 pm

      …and it’s still up…

       
  48. Queen Serenity

    09/29/2013 at 2:09 am

    Ps: would also love to see us get RSS back, I really miss them.

     
  49. 6gunsally

    09/29/2013 at 3:02 am

    Random deletions are occurring in PMs, and story summaries. Is this a spell check problem? It seems like the spell check went crazy after it was ‘fixed’.

    That’s it… Based on the other posts, it seems like there’s a workaround with punctuation… I like exclamation points!

    Thanks in advance for all of your hard work!
    Yay!

     
  50. emochildlovesyoutoo.

    09/29/2013 at 4:05 am

    Like many people; my sentences are being cut in half, to the point where a sound like a toddler, I’ve only noticed this in PM though. And the alerts i get in my inbox for forum replies are also missing some key words. I sincerely hope this matter will be resolved… Soon.

     

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