New Story Updates/Bug Fix

08 Sep


  • One of our slave database was out of sync with the master causing some new stories/chapters randomly showing not found errors. This should have been caught by our monitoring software and we are working on a patch to make sure it does not happen in the future.

Posted by on 09/08/2012 in bug


33 responses to “New Story Updates/Bug Fix

  1. Clio Clark

    09/08/2012 at 12:15 pm

    To Whom It may concern…I had two friends who saw their stories, posted last evening, on the Fanfiction website, one case, the story was up long enough for me to review, but the “vaporzation” appears to have occurred about 6-7 pm (18.00-19.00) pacific time…

    is there any way that authors who experienced this can be advised to repost so that it doesn’t happen again??

    Please advise!!!


    • Xing

      09/08/2012 at 12:17 pm

      no need to repost.

    • Jester

      10/14/2012 at 10:24 pm

      FanFiction.Net Error Type 1
      An error has occurred while processing your request.

      Please email this error message to

      All errors are logged for administrative and security purposes.
      /forum/reply.php?sub=1&userid=1730299&forumid=64285&topicid=63010381&threadid=73311608&ppage=39 2012-10-14 19:22:45

    • ES12

      11/25/2012 at 5:10 pm

      This is related to the topic but not exclusively the topic… My username doesn’t show up when you search for it, and I’m afraid nobody can see my stories to review or read them…

  2. Honestly Speaking

    09/08/2012 at 12:15 pm

    I was going to report that a chapter I posted yesterday was suddenly missing,but I see the problem is fixed.Thanks very much!

  3. Christine

    09/08/2012 at 12:17 pm

    Thank you so much!

  4. Neta

    09/08/2012 at 12:18 pm

    Thanks for fixing this error! I’m able to see all the chapters that I received alerts for now. 🙂

  5. Ann Hilburn

    09/08/2012 at 12:21 pm

    What about stories that say there has been an update, but when you click on the story to read the update, it isn’t there? This is happening on the Man from UNCLE and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea pages.

  6. Ann Hilburn

    09/08/2012 at 12:25 pm

    Seems to be working now. Thank you.

  7. D.K.N.

    09/08/2012 at 2:58 pm

    Would this bug or its fix have anything to do with the fact that the story I just posted the first chapter of (“Teana’s Travels Book 8: Break the Cycle”) does not have the Disclaimers and character data that I put above the “-BOOK START-” bit or the tidbits posted after the “-CHAPTER END-” bit?

  8. Nancy M.

    09/08/2012 at 3:07 pm

    Reviewing seems to be bugged at the moment. I entered a review, got a pop-up message on hitting submit but didn’t quite get a chance to read it. The Text box with the review stayed filled in, so I wasn’t sure it had actually submitted. Tried to submit again and it says I already submitted the review. However, several hours later I look for it and I can’t find it.

    It also isn’t in my review history and trying to resubmit the review it says I’ve already submitted it.

  9. D.K.N.

    09/08/2012 at 3:24 pm

    Sorta-fixed it. …I think. I had to jump through hoops to do it, but I THINK that I may have possibly perhaps might have fixed the issue. Maybe.

  10. AnOnYmOuS

    09/08/2012 at 5:14 pm


  11. IGDLTV

    09/08/2012 at 8:32 pm

    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.

  12. Guni

    09/09/2012 at 12:49 am

    When are you going to give us the ‘OC’ option for story characters?! There are so many OC stories on the site, it would be so much easier for people to find what they want to read if we had the option of OC in the character lists!

    • yemi hikari

      09/09/2012 at 1:48 am

      Or pass over the OC category entirely. I’m not saying I have a problem with OCs… I write them myself, but some people are tired of finding out that stories have an OC in them after they’ve clicked on it, or seeing Legolas/OC in the summary.

    • ~Cherry!~

      09/09/2012 at 4:42 am

      I think that’s a bad idea. Authors who write fanfiction may not want to read/write a story containing OC’s. Just include OC in your story summary. That way people who search OC in the search engine know your story has OC’s because it’s included in the summary.

      • yemi hikari

        09/09/2012 at 2:03 pm

        Except it has worked well in the fandoms that have the OC tag. There is a lot less complaints from people who don’t want to read/write stories with with OC’s in these fandoms too.

    • konarciq

      09/09/2012 at 7:37 am

      Just ask for it in your specific fandoms where you need them – that should do.

      • yemi hikari

        09/09/2012 at 2:03 pm

        I have in the past and I’ve asked for fandoms I don’t write for simply because I know they need them.

    • D

      09/09/2012 at 1:15 pm

      I completely agree with you, they have a list for all the other characters why not have a option for OCs. Sometimes I have trouble looking for stories when I want to read an OC cause not everyone puts OC in the description. It really wouldn’t make a difference because its just like adding another character to the list of the movie or whatever you are looking at. If you want to look for one with OC click the option, if you don’t want to read that kind of story don’t click the option. I’m not sure why everyone below your comment is confused by that or keeps saying people will end up reading an oc story even if they don’t click that option.

    • yemi hikari

      09/09/2012 at 2:23 pm

      I’ve sent e-mails before, but here are some of the fandoms I feel could use the OC tag.

      Avatar: Last Airbender, Bleach, Digimon, Gundam Wing/AC, Fruit Basket, Fullmetal Alchemist, Gauken Alice, Hetalia – Axis Powers, Glee, Horseland, Hunger Games, Inuyasha, Kingdom Hearts, Lord of the Rings, My Little Pony, Naruto, Neopets, One Piece, Ouran High School Host Club, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Pokemon, Sailor Moon, Shugo Chara, Sonic the Hedgehog, Teen Titans, Total Drama Series, Twilight, Vampire Knight, Winx Club, X-Men: Evolution, Xiaolin Showdown, Yu-Gi-Oh, Yumeiro Patissiere, Yu Yu Hakusho

      I haven’t written in all of the fandoms and some I never plan on writing in. However, I also know that using OCs are popular in these fandoms and some have a lot of fanfics in them.

    • Izraill

      09/09/2012 at 8:39 pm

      They also should add ‘male OC’ and ‘Female OC’ instead of just ‘OC’ there ae fandoms where that gender difference makes a difference if someone wants to read the story or not.

  13. cyber5555

    09/10/2012 at 3:54 pm

    They also should change the login features, because typing in your full email is some times annoying, it is faster if we can just enter in our usernames.

    • KageNoNeko

      09/11/2012 at 12:50 am

      @cyber5555, I agree with you on that. I don’t like having to use the same email that I use for facebook as a username because it has lead to me in the past typing in my facebook password in to Fanfiction. However, we wouldn’t be able to change our usernames which is the big downside to that.

      • Cyber5555

        09/13/2012 at 12:40 am

        that is ture, well I guess I will have to use my email address and that someday the login page might change for the better

    • yemi hikari

      09/13/2012 at 12:13 am

      I’m concerned that this would make it easier for some accounts to be hacked. People don’t know your e-mail address, they do know your user name,

  14. Karin

    09/14/2012 at 4:21 am

    There also seems to be a problem with new stories not being indexed. They are published on the site, just not findable in the search engine:

    • Xing

      09/15/2012 at 6:05 pm

      Fixed search for fp. Will be noted in the next blog/news update.

  15. marzydotes

    09/18/2012 at 10:49 am

    I’m glad this bug was fixed. It’s a pain in the arse to deal with.

  16. Haley

    02/09/2013 at 6:01 pm

    I got problem.. No one can look at my stories… And I can’t look at them myself.

  17. Luke

    02/09/2013 at 7:42 pm

    Hi 2 stories i am following posted new chapters last night and it says so on the authors profile but it doesn’t show up in the story

  18. inyalijim74

    11/12/2013 at 7:30 pm

    How I can post a new story


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