9/9 Update

09 Sep


  • We have added several new servers into our working cluster to improve response time during peak hours.


  • (Mobile/Desktop) Community story page filtering not working when the specific “>1000 words” filter is selected.

Posted by on 09/09/2012 in community, performance


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20 responses to “9/9 Update

  1. Lord Kelvin

    09/09/2012 at 6:45 am

    Sweet! All servers – full power.

    • Jesterman

      10/14/2012 at 10:23 pm

      Something’s wrong with FF.Net

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  2. KK

    09/09/2012 at 5:00 pm

    Great! Loving all of the changes you guys have been doing. I appreciate your hard work.

    One thing I’d like to request is making communities deletable. Some update at some point seems to have removed that feature, and it’d be great to have it back so I don’t have a pointless extra Communities tab on my profile.

    Thanks again!

  3. Atem's Sister Atea

    09/09/2012 at 10:28 pm

    That’s nice and all, but what I want to know is when you’ll let us sort our Favorites and Author Alerts lists by author again and have both list as one big list instead of multiple pages…

  4. Random Ipsy

    09/09/2012 at 10:48 pm

    I do very much miss not having my story alerts/favorites on one long page instead of many… I appreciate all the upgrades and glitch-fixes you are doing for us, but I hope you’ve added Atem’s and others request for the one page listing to your To-Do list… Thanks FFN/Xing for all your hard work!

    • Random Ipsy

      09/09/2012 at 10:50 pm

      Rephrase: “I do very much miss having my story alerts/favories/etc on one long page instead of many”

  5. Atem's Sister Atea

    09/09/2012 at 10:53 pm

    Not to mention it was nice having the review box in a smaller and separate window instead of the built-in box on the page like we do now. It was easier reviewing when I could type out my review while I read. Especially when I was reading a particularly long chapter/story.

    • Blue-Inked Frost

      09/09/2012 at 11:01 pm

      Here’s a feature suggestion for reviewing that might help with this problem:

      A “Quote Story” button in the review space, that causes the story chapter to be quoted within a small box below the review area. Reviewers can easily copy text from this to use in the review.

      It would allow readers to directly quote from the story more easily, especially when reviewing longer chapters/stories. It would encourage more detailed reviews.

      It could be abused by people using it to spam the review space, but the character limit on reviews would mitigate this. It could also be abused by plagiarists, but plagiarists can currently use copy-and-paste.

      Sometimes I like to leave longer reviews that quote from the story, and I draft them out on my computer in a text box before pasting them into the review space.

    • Christine

      09/10/2012 at 1:20 pm

      Personally I think the built-in review box is convenient. It saves me the trouble of constantly moving back-and-forth between two windows.

  6. cshin9

    09/10/2012 at 12:31 am

    Will there be a “always browser with HTTPS enabled” option?

  7. Kuro

    09/10/2012 at 2:28 am

    Hmm, when people changes their pen-name or story title do their watchers get any automatic notification? This would be a nice little feature to have if it not yet implement.

    • MMC

      09/10/2012 at 3:02 pm

      I like this idea! I haven’t changed my penname since I joined the site, but I know some of my favorite authors who have. Lol

  8. Mia

    09/10/2012 at 1:05 pm

    I love the changes but I think fanfiction could be improved by making it easier to add a book, movie, etc

    • yemi hikari

      09/10/2012 at 1:53 pm

      If you mean having a “submit category” option like we have the option to submit reviews then yeah, that would be nice.

      If you mean letting the people writing the fanfics add categories as they please, no. I can see someone who is either new, or not so bright trying to add Harry Potter to the movie section.

  9. Christine

    09/10/2012 at 1:17 pm

    I know the storymarks feature is coming back, but I would really love to know when we can expect its return. I have such a hard time reading long stories because I can never remember what chapter I left off on.

  10. Dioniclei

    09/10/2012 at 4:03 pm

    Can we have the storymarks feature back? Like Christine noted, sometimes it’s hard to remember which chapter we’ve left off reading from (such as when authors takes long breaks in between chapters), and sometimes it’s a nice indicator on which categories/authors/stories that we’ve already been to. At the moment, the color change is only exclusive to the general categories. Prior to the recent changes, it’d show up even in the Favorite Stories/Authors tabs on an author’s profile.

  11. DEUTALiA

    10/20/2012 at 1:33 pm

    Reinstalling the Bookmarks feature would be nice 🙂 I’m impressed with the recent installment for members being able to select the country and regions within residence we live on our own, but here’s an idea: Can we have an additional option (in regards to this), where we can search authors by country? At least in advanced searching? I mean our location’s on our profiles should be there for diverse reasons, right? It would help if we could filter our searches to specific countries.

  12. Hailey

    01/10/2013 at 3:45 pm

    I think it would be GREAT if we could add crossover communities! Thank you!!

  13. RandomIpsy

    07/20/2013 at 1:01 am

    I have no idea where to send this suggestion, so I thought I’d post it here in the “Uncategorized” updates.

    My idea is for co-authored fics. Like being able to share documents through DocX, I thought you could create a co-author feature where two people use the DocX to send the content back and forth, and then one could submit the chapter for publishing under the “Co-authorship” option, and then their partner(s) would have to click “Yes, I Want This Chapter Published” and then the story would pop up with both their names as authors. Solves spats between who gets to publish the story, yadda-yadda.

    I understand my idea description is a little convoluted and I hope you get the gist of it. If I try to straighten it out more, it’ll become way too long, and I need to get to bed.

    Thanks for your time!

  14. David Harder

    08/26/2013 at 12:17 am

    I wasn’t exactly sure where to put this as there’s no selection marked ‘complaints’. Not to be rude or anything, but whenever I pull up a page on Fanfiction, there’s an add for free games to play online which stays where it is, even when I’m scrolling down the page. I find it highly annoying, visually distracting, and an all around nuisance. Does it have something to do with the site itself and if so can you PLEASE do something about it?!?! I’m avoiding using Fanfiction of my PC because of it. Thank you.


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