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Old 03-23-2011, 05:53 PM   #1
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FanFiction Search Engine broken ?

Is it just me or is something wrong with FF.net's search engine since the weekend? The amount of new updated stories went far below the normal amount since then.
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:21 PM   #2
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I don't know about the search engine, but I went to update on Sunday, and just got an error message. Don't know about how long that's been going; as far as I know it's still the case.

Edit: just checked; still down.
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Old 03-23-2011, 11:28 PM   #3
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I don't know about the search engine, but I went to update on Sunday, and just got an error message. Don't know about how long that's been going; as far as I know it's still the case.

Edit: just checked; still down.
I've been getting this since Saturday night and I think its very widespread since the update rate on ffn has slowed down tremendously. DBZ usually gets around two pages worth of fics a day and right now there's fics that were updated 2 days ago on the front page.
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:24 AM   #4
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Same thing with Harry Potter; only a fraction of the stories usually seen have been uploaded/updated recently. (Even if it is mostly all poorly written shit/slash).

They might be doing emergency maintainance or upgrades.
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:50 PM   #5
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A full week and it's still down. This on top of the editing issues, I'm starting to wonder if the admin all died.
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:29 PM   #6
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A full week and it's still down. This on top of the editing issues, I'm starting to wonder if the admin all died.
It is, indeed, piss poor. However! A friend has discovered a trick to help those who want to update - no idea how it affects the search function, but at least those who have you on alert etc can read.

If you're uploading a new story, try uploading into a less popular category (for instance, my friend uploaded his Doctor Who fic into the Doc Martin category), then change category once it's uploaded.

If you want to add a new chapter, and you're getting this error message:

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Then change 'property' in the link to 'content', and Bob's your uncle. Worked for me, at least.
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:52 PM   #7
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Then change 'property' in the link to 'content', and Bob's your uncle. Worked for me, at least.
Worked for me too. Thanks!
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:28 PM   #8
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Also, is it just me or are the Story Alerts fucked up too? They arrive like two days later! Come on, WTF! I need my daily dose of fiction!

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Old 04-05-2011, 02:36 PM   #9
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Also, is it just me or are the Story Alerts fucked up too? They arrive like two days later! Come on, WTF! I need my daily dose of fiction!

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Same here.
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:58 PM   #10
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Mine have been working fine. And the story update problem has been fixed, as far as I can see.
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Old 04-10-2011, 01:03 AM   #11
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It's broken again. No updates for about a day I suppose.
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Old 04-10-2011, 01:15 AM   #12
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I thought I messed up something, it happened just as I updated my story. Hopefully it gets fixed soon.
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Old 04-10-2011, 11:32 AM   #13
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I've been getting this for the past five hours. Considering I had no new reviews since about 23 00 last night, I assume it went down at around midnight.
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Old 04-10-2011, 02:05 PM   #14
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Fixed.
Not that it mattered much, but it occured earlier, about 8 or 9 PM. At least, that's when I had the problem.
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:04 PM   #15
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It's not letting me log-in right now on FFN.
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:09 PM   #16
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Anyone else getting false story alerts? Pretty annoying.
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Just checked. Won't let me either.
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Same problem here - been trying to upload my edited chapters since last night at around 7 or 8pm. D:
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It worked earlier today, around 10, 11 am, but now it's down again. Can't log in to access functions.
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...and it's back down. Again.
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