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FanFiction Search Engine broken ?

Discussion in 'FanFic Discussion' started by samkar, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. samkar

    samkar Temporarily Banhammered

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    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.
     
  2. Shinysavage

    Shinysavage Madman With A Box Prestige

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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.
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2011
  3. One armed boxer

    One armed boxer Second Year

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    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.
     
  4. Jormungandr

    Jormungandr Prisoner

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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.
     
  5. Styx0444

    Styx0444 Minister of Magic

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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.
     
  6. Shinysavage

    Shinysavage Madman With A Box Prestige

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    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:

    Then change 'property' in the link to 'content', and Bob's your uncle. Worked for me, at least.
     
  7. enembee

    enembee The Nicromancer Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Worked for me too. Thanks!
     
  8. Euro

    Euro Sixth Year DLP Supporter

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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!

    /whining, need rehab
     
  9. Richard

    Richard Supreme Mugwump

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    Same here.
     
  10. Shinysavage

    Shinysavage Madman With A Box Prestige

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    Mine have been working fine. And the story update problem has been fixed, as far as I can see.
     
  11. samkar

    samkar Temporarily Banhammered

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    It's broken again. No updates for about a day I suppose.
     
  12. Oruma

    Oruma Unspeakable

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    I thought I messed up something, it happened just as I updated my story. Hopefully it gets fixed soon.
     
  13. Voice of the Nephilim

    Voice of the Nephilim Death Eater DLP Supporter

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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.
     
  14. Oruma

    Oruma Unspeakable

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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.
     
  15. Richard

    Richard Supreme Mugwump

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    It's not letting me log-in right now on FFN.
     
  16. Trig

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    Anyone else getting false story alerts? Pretty annoying.
     
  17. Red Aviary

    Red Aviary Hogdorinclawpuff Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Just checked. Won't let me either.
     
  18. Swimdraconian

    Swimdraconian Denarii Host DLP Supporter

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    Same problem here - been trying to upload my edited chapters since last night at around 7 or 8pm. D:
     
  19. Oruma

    Oruma Unspeakable

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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.
     
  20. Voice of the Nephilim

    Voice of the Nephilim Death Eater DLP Supporter

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