System Upgrade

06 Sep

There will be an approximately 10 minute site downtime while we perform a scheduled upgrade/reboot to some networking hardware.

UPDATED 4:13AM UTC-7 US Pacific Time: Reboot complete and everything is back online.


Posted by on 09/06/2012 in upgrade



46 responses to “System Upgrade

  1. Amy

    09/06/2012 at 9:34 am

    Baby, baby, baby ohhhhh!

    • maximum the great

      09/06/2012 at 4:54 pm

      it’s the biber fever !!!

  2. penandra

    09/06/2012 at 9:50 am

    loading with broken layout on mobile devices.

  3. Shooting Sword

    09/06/2012 at 8:31 pm

    Unable to locate story. Code 1.

    WTH! It was working a short while ago. Then I uploaded another new story and suddenly the new one doesn’t work and neither does the last! The new one doesn’t even show up on my profile.

    • kunibob

      09/06/2012 at 11:14 pm

      I’m having this same problem with a new chapter for my story. 😦

    • Fibi (@FibiFibita)

      09/07/2012 at 3:48 pm

      Im getting the exact same thing with a crossover. Are you still getting it?

  4. Shooting Sword

    09/06/2012 at 8:32 pm

    Oh, I forgot to mention something going screwy with my PM system!

  5. marzydotes

    09/06/2012 at 11:58 pm

    Is that why my story that I updated five hours ago that shows up on my preview doesn’t show up on the site itself? Should i just repost my missing chapter or wait until it shows up sometime next week?

  6. marzydotes

    09/07/2012 at 12:12 am

    Here’s the error message:

    FanFiction.Net Message Type 1Chapter not found. Please check to see you are not using an outdated url.
    New chapter/story can take up to 15 minutes to show up.

  7. marzydotes

    09/07/2012 at 12:29 am

    Omigod, it shows up with 21 chapters on the list of stories for that fandom but only 20 chapters for the actual story.

    • AnOnYmOuS

      09/08/2012 at 1:08 am

      Same problem here. I just uploaded a chapter and it won’t show up.

    • Chopin Gal

      09/08/2012 at 6:11 am

      Yes, I’m in the same boat and hope the glitch gets fixed soon. My latest chapter only showing privately and not coming up on the main site. On another note, thanks so much to whoever posted about musical copyrights. Perfect timing!

  8. SladinForever

    09/07/2012 at 2:07 am

    I’m getting the same problem as everyone else. New chapters aren’t showing up. Hope you figure out the error quickly

  9. marzydotes

    09/07/2012 at 2:11 am

    the fix is to try to delete the chapter and repost it again. The chapter got corrupted somehow.

    • kunibob

      09/07/2012 at 2:55 am

      YAY! Thank you! That worked on my 2nd try!!

  10. Black Raven 2539

    09/07/2012 at 8:31 am

    I can’t seem to post my new story, and a story not found notification comes up. Please fix this.

  11. Cyth

    09/07/2012 at 10:25 am

    Was there just another one? I read a bunch of stories last night and now cannot get into any of them or any new stories

  12. Skeexikx

    09/07/2012 at 10:44 am

    Same thing happening here, uploaded new story last night (9/6/2012), got a PM from a reader that said could read on Mobile, who then went back to read on PC and encountered “story not found”.

    Should I delete and re-upload, wait it out…

  13. Lorene Holderfield

    09/07/2012 at 4:16 pm

    Thanks for the heads-up! ^_^

  14. Sara

    09/07/2012 at 5:46 pm

    it’s now nearly 5 pm and the site still is sending out notices for updates but the stories new chapter’s aren’t showing up when you click the link. Not cool.

  15. Anonymous

    09/07/2012 at 5:48 pm

    I know there have already been countless debates on the use of song lyrics, but I have a couple of questions that I haven’t seen anyone ask yet.

    1. What about musicals? Like Phantom of the Opera, for example. Is it against site rules to use Phantom of the Opera lyrics in a Phantom of the Opera story or is there some leeway where musicals are concerned?

    2. And what about song titles? Is it against site rules to mention the title of a song or is that okay?

    And last of all, a suggestion: I think everyone would greatly benefit from an updated, more detailed version of the site rules. I feel like some of the rules aren’t explained fully enough and more people would probably follow them if they had a better understanding.

    • yemi hikari

      09/07/2012 at 6:20 pm

      1. The novel for Phantom of the Opera is now in public domain but the musicals are not. If the lyrics are from the original novel, then they are fair game. However, if the lyrics are exclusive to the musical, they are not fair game.

      2. You can’t copyright a title, so they are fair game.

      I agree that the rules need to be updated to be clearer and/or using simpler terminology. But at the same time it needs to be clarified that the rules aren’t changing, just being clarified.

    • ~Cherry!~

      09/08/2012 at 11:19 am

      If the songs not in the public domain you can’t use it. Simple as. Songs in musicals vary if there in the public domain or not.

  16. yemi hikari

    09/07/2012 at 6:22 pm

    Yeah… the reason I’m coming here. I’ve also noticed that chapters aren’t showing up right. I updated and while the chapters are showing up for myself and some of the readers, they aren’t showing up for other people and the chapter number hasn’t been updated.

  17. Doodle

    09/07/2012 at 7:48 pm

    Yes, I’ve noticed that too, new chapters and new fics aren’t showing up even though it says that there was an Alert saying so.

  18. Aggie2011

    09/07/2012 at 8:17 pm

    Yeah, i’m one that has tried three times to post a new story today…no go all three times. It would appear for a while and then just vanish…awesome

  19. Enthusiastic Fish

    09/07/2012 at 10:11 pm

    I’m also having this same problem, but only with the story I just posted today. It was working earlier and now it’s not. I’ve heard of other people having this problem on occasion, but this is the first time it’s happened to me. Do I really have to just delete the story and repost?

  20. Neta

    09/07/2012 at 10:46 pm

    I’m having the same trouble as others. I was able to read one story earlier, yet now the same story has an error message. Also when I try to look at other new chapters which I have received an alert for, they say that the chapter is not available. I’ve received the alert hours ago, yet I still can’t see the new chapter. I hope you find the cause of this problem soon.

  21. marzydotes

    09/07/2012 at 11:49 pm

    Don’t they know they broke their sites again? My stories are one chapter shorter and lower on the update list than they were yesterday. I hope they check their tweets. If they’re ever going to ramp up this site in order to impress a big conglomerate enough to sell it to them down the line, they’ll need to make sure that you can do things like have updates that actually are added to the stories so they can be read.

    • yemi hikari

      09/08/2012 at 12:08 am

      They probably do know… it can take time to fix some glitches simply because they have to figure out where the bug in the programming is.

      I also don’t see the site being prepared for sale. It is a non-profit site that makes little to no revenue and a lot of the fandom community frowns upon the idea of making profit off of fanfiction. All the ad stuff, that goes towards running the site… thats it.

      • Lord Kelvin

        09/08/2012 at 11:02 am

        They are a for-profit site. They make plenty of revenue.

        Same glitch: the stories I could review this morning are not available for others right now. Story not found.

  22. IGDLTV

    09/08/2012 at 12:58 am

    Error in mobile Site in community section with the >1000 words filter isn’t working. Please fix that soon. Thanks you.

  23. IGDLTV

    09/08/2012 at 1:50 am

    my mobile device is:android phone. Mobile browser : Dolphin Browser 8.8.0

    The mobile Site has a error in the community section. When I change the word filter to >1000 the Site says that the community archive it’s empty. The happens in all community archives of

    Please fix that problem soon. Thanks for your help.

  24. Aeren

    09/08/2012 at 5:32 am

    I’m getting the same problem as everyone else. New chapters aren’t showing up. Hope you figure out the error quickly

  25. Matt

    09/08/2012 at 5:39 am


    This ‘upgrade’ seems to be a downgrade from where I’m standing having read all this.
    FanFiction.Net Message Type 1 Chapter not found. Please check to see you are not using an outdated url.
    New chapter/story can take up to 15 minutes to show up.
    Seems I’m not the only one having this problem, one of my chapters is showing up just fine in my profile. Not so hot on the main site

  26. longsilver777

    09/08/2012 at 6:13 am

    any one having trouble with bookmarks for this site??????

  27. Atem's Sister Atea

    09/08/2012 at 6:28 am

    When are you guys going to let us sort our Favorites/Story Alerts by author again?

  28. A Random Human (who is now quite annoyed)

    09/08/2012 at 8:26 am

    Chapter 13, 14 and 15 of one of my stories have vanished! It says that there if 15 chapters, like there should be, and those three chapters only appear in the preview, not in the actual story! As well as that, my favourie stories keep turning into what they looked like a few days ago on my 3ds and android phone,such a story now claiming to have 9 chapters, when loaded, it has 10!

  29. Panda

    09/08/2012 at 10:15 am

    Still not working guys…stories that were up have disappeared and chapters aren’t getting posted.

  30. Rose Griffes

    09/08/2012 at 10:22 am

    I’m noticing the same problems others have mentioned. Some of the newest stories posted are ‘disappearing’ later; if I use a direct link, I get a ‘code 1’ error message. For stories with chapter updates, instead of getting the new chapter I’m getting the message that it can take up to fifteen minutes for them to show up.

  31. Christine

    09/08/2012 at 11:03 am

    I’ve been having the same problem with my latest chapter showing up. Please fix this error!

  32. Autumn Rayne

    09/08/2012 at 11:10 am

    I’m having the same trouble. I posted on 9/7, but on 9/8 the story was no longer showing. When I go into my account, I find it listed. Clicking on that link takes me to “Story not found. Unable to locate story with id of…” I am unable to look at reviews and the traffic graph. I can only view the story through Legacy Story Stats in live preview mode.

  33. Batwoman

    09/08/2012 at 11:40 am

    I sent this email yesterday, and now I’ve found out by several people, that the story isn’t even there. Not cool

    I’ve been running into errors with the site today. I posted my fic just fine this morning, but as the day has progressed, things have been getting weird with it. First I get the emails about the reviews, but they don’t actually appear until some time later. The fic keeps disappearing from my profile. However when I look on the admin side, it’s there under my stories. Now when I go to read the reviews on site, there’s an error message saying

    FanFiction.Net Message Type 1Story not found.

    Someone posted their review on LJ, saying they couldn’t leave it on because they were getting the story isn’t part of the archive, error message. Which makes no sense since they read the story there.

    What is going on?

    The story in question is Ducky’s Pain

  34. Gundam Kaiser

    09/08/2012 at 11:41 am

    Updated a fic at around one in the morning. It /still/ tells me to wait 15 minutes for it to show up.

  35. Alana Fox

    09/11/2012 at 3:05 pm

    the update is cool nice but could you make up a button that changes the beckground at night, it’s a bit bright now and then.

  36. rururu

    06/20/2013 at 3:19 pm

    How to upload the story in on mobile phone ??


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