Scheduled Downtime: April 7th, 1AM US Pacific Time, ~15 minutes

06 Apr

To upgrade some of our network gear, we will need to disable site access for about 15 minutes starting at 1AM US Pacific time. We apologize for this slight inconvenience.


Posted by on 04/06/2013 in Uncategorized


1,180 responses to “Scheduled Downtime: April 7th, 1AM US Pacific Time, ~15 minutes

  1. M.Uchman

    05/01/2013 at 2:38 pm

    Well, I knew this would happen, warned it would happen, and no one listened. I said the updates for this April wouldn’t be released in April and I was right. Figures. Still, I understand why. They’ve had multiple network attacks recently, so they’re understandably focusing on that instead of the updates. In any case, I look forward to whatever updates they have planned for us this month, if any.

  2. Kangeiko

    05/01/2013 at 8:02 pm

    This author ( has posted a single story, in which the second chapter is a plagiarised copy of my work, an original story set in a fandom-created universe. Please remove this chapter IMMEDIATELY. Not only is it archived without permission, it is attributed – incorrectly – to the plagiarist.

  3. Tiffany

    05/01/2013 at 11:49 pm

    There is a problem with the captcha, when I type it in correct, it said it’s wrong.

  4. Tiffany

    05/01/2013 at 11:50 pm

    There is something wrong with the captcha on the site, when I type the code in correctly it said it’s wrong.

  5. Ashleigh

    05/02/2013 at 2:42 am

    I’m also having avatar issues. I thought it was just my internet, but upon seeing other people, I realise that it isn’t.

  6. ShikiKira

    05/02/2013 at 3:15 pm

    Just a suggestion, but can we add a sorting system into the author alerts/favorites list? I just visited both lists for the first time in years, and I’d like a away to sort through the ones I want to delete that is not just by add date. Could we please re-add the sort by alphabet system? It would be a lot more helpful. Most don’t remember when they add authors to alerts or favorites.

  7. Dorkzilla

    05/02/2013 at 7:35 pm

    Hmm….can’t access anything….

  8. steves123

    05/03/2013 at 1:38 am

    It has been a month since I notice my picture isn’t on my acct any more for some reason
    it won’t display my picture, not mine is like it that other people’s is like that too. But not all of them.
    hope it gets fixed soon.

  9. While

    05/03/2013 at 8:29 am

    There’s a trollfic here that seriously needs to be deleted. The Warriors fandom is infamous for them, and it would be nice if the admins actually did something about this – –

    • Blue-Inked Frost

      05/06/2013 at 3:31 am

      Are you sure that story’s not intended as a parody, albeit not a very good one? From the summary I see, it does seem that the reader is warned for what they’re getting into, and your link doesn’t seem to violate the mature content rule. There is a site rule about grammar and spelling, which is a good rule, but I don’t see a need to use this blog to stir up a crusade against an apparent parody. Since you want the story reported, just report it yourself in the way the admins envisioned – using the official reporting system, one person at a time – and let them do their jobs.

      • While

        05/06/2013 at 9:07 pm

        Nope, I just looked at the summary and they’re taking it seriously. The sad thing is they’re reviewing their own story /= There enough FF cluttering the site like this, we don’t need more…

    • LizzyS

      05/06/2013 at 2:22 pm

      What Frost said. Or even better, don’t look at it. It’s a AGM at best; pay no attention, it’ll piss them off.

  10. Jordanna

    05/06/2013 at 8:52 pm

    Arrived on the FFN homepage to see a “gummy bear breast implants” banner ad at the top. Not an appropriate thing for a site browsed by some fairly young kids, methinks. Might want to check with the company that serves your ads about this?

    (I’ll add here that I immensely appreciate and applaud FFN for its ad blocker. That ad just snuck through between the blocker’s expiring and my reactivating it. :Þ )

    • yemi hikari

      05/07/2013 at 2:14 am

      There was another problematic ad awhile back that I’ve noticed still popping up, so the site admins should possibly contact the ad companies. I actually don’t mind having the ads as I typically ignore them and forget to turn on the ad block, but a few of late have been… I’ve wondered how it’s slipped through anyone’s radar.

      • Jordanna

        05/09/2013 at 10:08 pm

        Be careful. A couple of years ago, I got an incredibly nasty porn-ad virus from a *popup* ad on FFN. It literally appeared under my cursor at the exact moment I was clicking on a link. I’ve been obsessively diligent about using the ad blocker since then…

      • Merlin Recon

        05/09/2013 at 10:53 pm

        Just use adblock plus. It stops all ads on FF.NET and everywhere else too. Then happy ad free reading, no need to worry. Its awesome. I also use Better Pop Up Blocker to stop any porn just popping up when the hell it wants! I only turn off pop up blocker for trusted sites that don’t have pop up ads, like this site etc., it makes life simpler. Its just a shame that I can’t have an ad blocker on my TV.

      • While

        05/10/2013 at 9:16 pm

        This is why I use adblocker plus. Best add-on ever designed. Gets rid of all ads and keeps the computer fairly clean 🙂

  11. lolidge19

    05/08/2013 at 2:57 pm

    I sometimes have a random 15-30 mins when the site fails in the morning (about 7:00am GMT), but I’m fine otherwise.

  12. Invader Viceroy

    05/09/2013 at 5:39 pm

    doesn’t anybody else think there should be emoticons like on DA

  13. Hannahrose

    05/10/2013 at 12:23 am

    So how do you publish now. I click publish and it won’t go anywhere for me.

  14. Yuki

    05/11/2013 at 2:08 am

    So i was just wondering, has anyone else been having trouble with the “follow/favorite” tab? or is it just me? and if that is an actual problem, any idea if it being looked into?

  15. kaze

    05/11/2013 at 10:39 am

    I can’t get in my acc it says connection timed out!!! 😦

  16. kaze

    05/11/2013 at 10:50 am

    when I am trying to log in it says connection timed out……. or we can’t process your network account……:(

  17. amusement345

    05/11/2013 at 2:02 pm

    I haven’t received any notifications (Gmail) for past 12 hours. All other mail getting through on the e-mail account. Reviews are being posted to the story, and are visible on the site. But no notifications at all.

  18. Mountain

    05/11/2013 at 2:40 pm

    It looks like email alerts aren’t working again as of this morning. My sibling has the same problem so it’s not just me.

  19. ShikiKira

    05/11/2013 at 2:44 pm

    Is it just me or is there major lag of email alerts? I haven’t received any of the alerts for my new story, and I’ve had a couple of reviews, faves, and alerts for it already. The lag (it’s more of I haven’t received anything) started sometime around midnight on 5/11.

    • kaze

      05/11/2013 at 3:50 pm

      I have the same problem….. I am not getting email alerts…. And when I am tryin to log in an error comes…….can’t excess network account try again later from 4hours…….:-(

    • Janelle

      05/11/2013 at 8:13 pm

      I’m having the exact same problem. I hope that they fix it soon. I’ve missed PM’s, alerts, and reviews.

    • Hinna

      05/12/2013 at 9:48 am

      It’s the same for me. I’m not receiving any alerts. I hope they can fix it quickly.

    • Merlin Recon

      05/12/2013 at 3:59 pm

      That isn’t a lag, that’s a nothing like the rest of us lol.

    • TrainerNaps

      05/12/2013 at 6:09 pm

      Yup. Nuthin. Ive gotten some reviews and such, but no email alerts.

    • maxigrumpling

      05/12/2013 at 6:48 pm

      Same for us down here in Australia.
      No email alerts, no notifications at all for a couple of days now.
      I’m assuming its worldwide…
      Annoying for authors who crave feedback lol

    • don't-even-ask1

      05/12/2013 at 7:52 pm

      The same thing is happened to me! 😦 No email alerts…

    • Dru Tribe

      05/18/2013 at 3:46 pm

      Can you please fix the Nintendo 3DS bug with forum replies on Fanfiction?

  20. mcangel1976

    05/11/2013 at 2:48 pm

    I am having the same problem. Email alerts are down.

  21. charity schaeffer

    05/11/2013 at 3:51 pm

    i am having the same promblem all day

  22. kaze

    05/11/2013 at 3:53 pm

    And there is no news about this issue……. I wantto upload chapter5 😥

  23. chris

    05/11/2013 at 4:25 pm

    same for me haven’t got my alerts

  24. Britt

    05/11/2013 at 5:26 pm

    I’m having the same issue I haven’t gotten anything from the site since 12:30 Am.

    • RubytOO

      05/11/2013 at 5:56 pm

      Me too. Still haven’t received notice of the story I posted at 12:30 am PST. I’m betting none of my followers have received notice either…

  25. Ashleigh

    05/11/2013 at 6:21 pm

    No emails either….

  26. CodyGotKilld

    05/11/2013 at 6:38 pm

    No emails for me either. I’m using Yahoo as my primary email address

  27. Mira

    05/11/2013 at 6:38 pm

    Looks like I’m not the only person with e-mail alert issues. What exactly is going on?

  28. Shen's General

    05/11/2013 at 6:43 pm

    Me too. It’s rather inconvenient.

  29. Rachel

    05/11/2013 at 7:01 pm

    Damn emails are down.

  30. Marise

    05/11/2013 at 7:12 pm

    I have a gigantic problem and I’m hoping to get a response (in all likelihood, I will not.).
    I typically log in with my Google account to access fictionpress. This time, that isn’t working. Having done this so frequently, I don’t recall the original username and pass. I tried to reset my password, but the email required to do so has not arrived in my inbox (after about four hours). I really do need help, because I don’t want any of my stories plagiarized and planned to take one in particular down in order to prevent that. So….assistance, please?

  31. Izraill

    05/11/2013 at 7:38 pm

    What happened to the e-mail alerts? I see I’m not the only one having issues.

  32. canada02

    05/11/2013 at 8:21 pm

    comme il y 3 semaines je ne recoie plus les alertes de mes livres encours!!!!!!
    j ai deja perdue beaucoup de fiction que je n avais pas entegistre et je n ai pas envie que le probleme recommence 3 semaines apres..
    pourriez vous m aider s il vous plait
    merci par avance

    • percabethforever2511

      05/11/2013 at 8:31 pm

      Same here! I hadn’t got any email alerts for the past 24 hours. What’s going on?

  33. lulu

    05/11/2013 at 9:07 pm

    Emails still down for me

  34. Delia E.

    05/11/2013 at 9:20 pm

    I’m not getting email alerts, review alerts, etc.

  35. Destiny Kishpaugh

    05/11/2013 at 9:23 pm

    I can’t log-in through Google or Facebook

  36. Shadow

    05/11/2013 at 10:04 pm

    I’m not getting any alerts either, it’s very hard to keep up with my stories and forum. I use gmail if that helps.

  37. nightwyn

    05/11/2013 at 11:04 pm

    Oh good, it isn’t just me then.I haven’t been getting alerts or emails, even tried changing email accounts.

  38. kaze

    05/11/2013 at 11:19 pm

    It still says connection timed out or network account error please try again later………:-( and email alerts are not working……I request fanfiction net to solve this issue….ni can’t log in from 14hours……

  39. Chloe

    05/11/2013 at 11:37 pm

    I demand to know why I can’t log onto my account. It won’t let me log on using my google account! My saved stories are there! Please fix this!

  40. Cynthia

    05/11/2013 at 11:41 pm

    Alright. Why can’t I log on using my Google account?

  41. Beth

    05/12/2013 at 12:31 am

    I’m not getting them either. I thought it was yahoo, but apparently not.

  42. Kiomori

    05/12/2013 at 12:45 am

    My email alerts are also down. I use yahoo. My last one came around 1am on Saturday, and nothing has come since then even though things have updated.

  43. tropermariko

    05/12/2013 at 1:03 am

    Oh, good, so I’m not the only one not getting any alerts. D: For a while there, I thought I did something after I deleted all the old e – mails I got. . .I have a Yahoo, FYI.

  44. cywscross

    05/12/2013 at 1:30 am

    No emails since twelve-thirty am. When will this be fixed??

    • Alana

      05/12/2013 at 7:45 am

      Having the Same problem

  45. AiP

    05/12/2013 at 2:04 am

    its may 11 why are we not getting emails? its been like 2 days. what the heck is going on? and no word from the site at all.

  46. tracy

    05/12/2013 at 3:03 am

    No emails since twelve-thirty am. When will this be fixed??

  47. Lunatari

    05/12/2013 at 4:06 am

    yep nothing since yesterday noon, last one i recieved was in the morning, since then nothing, glad im not the only one which means its down, hope they fix it soon

  48. solojones

    05/12/2013 at 4:43 am

    They’re definitely still down. This is getting really frustrating.

  49. Edhla

    05/12/2013 at 5:56 am

    You know, it’d be only courteous if you guys actually acknowledged that email notifications aren’t working. For people running forums or wanting to upload work, this is actually a big deal, and the fact that the site hasn’t even admitted there’s a problem doesn’t make me confident you’re doing much to fix things.

  50. Sleeping-force's-inside

    05/12/2013 at 6:04 am

    No alerts on hotmail either D:


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