Welcome to FicWad
Welcome to FicWad, an archive for fanfiction and original fiction. Through our system of rating and reviewing stories, we hope to create a site that is accessible and useful to fiction readers and writers alike. For a detailed explanation of how our rating system works, please visit out Help page, or if you'd just like to jump right in, feel free to create a new account or browse any of the categories below.
A brief note about the site: this site is currently in beta-testing status. While we make every effort to keep everything working perfectly, we also do not claim that this site will be completely bug-free during beta-testing. Please make sure to back up your work--we wouldn't want anyone to lose their only copy of a masterpiece.
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The aforementioned downtime
Translation: FicWad will experience a period of non-interactivity which will last several hours at some point in the next few days. Enjoy.
All of these posts are about problems
So, as a quick fallback I've migrated FicWad to a different user. Things will mostly work, though we'll build up a backlog of notification emails to be sent out. I'm waiting on a response from DreamHost support before I turn that stuff back on.
In other news, my ongoing policy of benign neglect continues apace. (Well, that's not quite true. I've been tinkering with a rewrite for a while now, and might actually get around to testing it before too long. I'm mentioning it here to shame me into actually doing so. We'll see if that works.)
The biggest problem is that email-sending died a while ago, so no-one was getting signup emails or new passwords or whatnot. Turns out that this was because FicWad's hosting provider accidentally disabled the email account in question during some sort of maintenance. I've fixed that, and the backed up email queue is getting processed.
The problem with "everything is getting sent back out" is that there's a big backlog. If you signed up and then asked for a new password because you never got your password email... you'll get the signup email, and then (later) the actual working password.
I'm sorry about that. It may take a few days, but eventually everything will show up, and you'll be in possession of the correct account details.
If anyone has any problems with this, let me know.
Last night's downtime
I made sure the webserver wasn't on the list, but the database server? Shame on me.
"Things that are back" for $500
They've actually been enabled for about two hours now, during which time I noticed that it was kind of spammy without an editing delay for stories. So now the notifications won't go out for a few minutes after you update the story, giving you time to find and fix that one comma.
Ratings: They Work (Now)
I've refilled everyone's rating points. Go forth, my subjects, and tell stories what you think of them!
Turns out my eyes were skimming over a typo all along. (".sh" instead of ".py" -- who knew?)
Set shortly after Wolfram starts "sleeping over." Yuuri wakes to congratulations. It's like crack, m...
In: Kyou Kara Maou
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[Megadeth: the early days]
What do you get if you put together a depressed drug addict, a suicidal alcoholic, a sociopath and s...
Harry Potter Discovers magic at a young age. Harry/Ginny
In: Harry Potter
Sixteenth book in "Ghost Doll." At Vivian's house warming party thrown by Hotaru, Anna notices a lit...
In: Yami no Matsuei
Sixth one of my series, "Ghost Doll." Teenage boys are dying in a private school in Nagasaki. Ju-Oh-...
In: Yami no Matsuei