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Filtered Fanfiction

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by moatra, Aug 29, 2011.

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What should be the next major feature?

  1. Community driven/moderated story tagging and searching

    104 vote(s)
    28.0%
  2. DLP Story Rating and Library integration

    107 vote(s)
    28.8%
  3. UI overhaul (Including a mobile browser version of the site, as well as IE and Opera compatibility)

    86 vote(s)
    23.1%
  4. Support for searching crossover stories

    75 vote(s)
    20.2%
  1. moatra

    moatra The FFFN Guy

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    Filtered Fanfiction

    No more Harry/Draco or Harry/Severus or <insert hated pairing of choice> stories in your search

    Please leave your feedback/comments/suggestions/whatever here. I'll be happy to get back to them. Keep in mind this is still a work in progress, and it's a project I'm working on in my spare time, but I'd love to hear what you think about it.

    I should mention that I only targeted Gecko and Webkit browsers. If you're using Opera or IE.... A) The site may look a little funny. B) Get a better browser :p

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    Next step features:

    • Pagination (Forward *and* Back, double the fun!) [Done]
    • Searchable, Community-Driven Tag Cloud (looking for Grey!Harry or want to exclude ReadingTheBooks ?)
    • Saveable searches (Links to the search page that fill the fields with whatever you want)
    • Actually implementing Genre filtering [Done]
    • Full-text search of author names, story names, and story summaries
      • This will be a good test of my query optimization abilities, but mostly it will depend on the quality of MySQL's full text searching capabilities.
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2011
  2. Speakers

    Speakers Backtraced

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    Not sure about legality issues but awesome work.
     
  3. moatra

    moatra The FFFN Guy

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    I thought about that, and while I'm not a lawyer, I'm pretty sure this falls within the following section of their TOS:

     
  4. T3t

    T3t Purple Beast of DLP Prestige DLP Supporter

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    I've been looking for a review cutoff filter for a long time, huge props.
     
  5. Warlocke

    Warlocke Prisoner

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    What the shit is this?

    I used this thing and... stories appeared. Stories I hadn't heard about, because they'd been hidden behind a mountain of shit. Remove Draco, Snape, Lucius, and Scabior and all of a sudden, stories!

    See, THIS is what FFN should have. If they get their panties in a bunch over it, maybe it'll motivate them to do filtering properly. What do they have to lose by making it easier to find stuff that isn't noxious garbage.

    Of course, this stuff could be garbage too, but it doesn't have Malfoys, or Snape.

    If they'd run their searches like this, and just add a slash tag, with the option to filter out stories with that tag...

    Fan Fic Xanadu, only with fewer skates.
     
  6. ViolentRed

    ViolentRed Professor

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    This is pretty great.

    But when I select a character under Character A Exclude Selected Characters, I'm actually getting only stories with those characters. Even when I exclude them under Character B. I assume Character A should be Include Selected Characters?
     
  7. moatra

    moatra The FFFN Guy

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    Uh, no. There's actually a check box in front of the "Exclude selected characters" text. Checking that check box is what will turn your list into the black list. Otherwise it's just a white list of acceptable characters.

    However, keep in mind the search engine doesn't care about the order that the characters are listed in, just whether or not its a possible combination from the lists you provide. IE, selecting all characters for Character A and excluding only Severus and Draco in Character B will still get you Draco x Harry and Severus x Draco. If you're familiar set theory and cross products, it might help. If not, just be conservative on your searching.
     
  8. Böhser Onkel

    Böhser Onkel Second Year DLP Supporter

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    Awesome, maybe I will go back to searching fanfiction on ffn, instead of waiting for it to appear here. :awesome
     
  9. Dullahan

    Dullahan Fourth Year

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    I take my hat off to you, sir. Thank you kindly for this great gift to us all!
     
  10. Little Knee

    Little Knee Seventh Year

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    Tried it in Android internet browser, and it worked nicely. Awesome, sir! Thanks!! *Glomps*
     
  11. Palurien

    Palurien Third Year DLP Supporter

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    Is it supposed to exclude by genre too?
     
  12. moatra

    moatra The FFFN Guy

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    *cough* Supposed to? Yes.

    Does it right now? :facepalm

    On the to-do list it goes (hooray for late night coding sessions)
     
  13. Rumbleroar

    Rumbleroar Seventh Year

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    Pretty freakin badass.

    I tip my hat to you.
     
  14. thebrute7

    thebrute7 Professor

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    I officially love you. Not really, but this is great.
     
  15. Richard

    Richard Supreme Mugwump

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    Fucking awesome thing you created. If there were Rep points still around, I'm pretty sure you'd get a 100+ just for making this.

    Thank you for creating this. Now we don't have to wade through all the garbage.
     
  16. Jormungandr

    Jormungandr Prisoner

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    ,,,Fucking awesome.

    Except for...
    404 Not Found

    The resource could not be found.

    /search/all/all/1/155/!117,277,281/10000000//lastupdate/0
     
  17. Abraxas

    Abraxas First Year

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    This is the best thing ever.
     
  18. moatra

    moatra The FFFN Guy

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    Noted.

    Temporary Fix: Use "0" for minimum reviews instead of clearing the text box
     
  19. PinstripedPajamas

    PinstripedPajamas Sixth Year DLP Supporter

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    I've wanted something like this for years.

    Do you take donations? I'm sure I'm not the only one who'd be willing to pitch in to keep this site up.
     
  20. moatra

    moatra The FFFN Guy

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    While I appreciate the sentiment, I make more than enough at the day job to host it on my own dime for now. Goodness knows that I get enough use out of the site to make it worth my own while to pay for it.