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I still have one issue. I'm not getting any alerts. I know some of the stories I have on my alert list have been updated but I'm not getting an e-mail. I get an e-mail when I get a reiew so I know it's not my e-mail address. Not a big problem, just an issue. And I have checked my profile page and it is set to send the alerts.
visible bugs and/or visible bug results
- in the Harry Potter scroll, http://www.ficwad.com/category/19, "An In-Between Summer" has two index pages. When the uploading process is fixed, story-pages 40073 and 74499 will need converging -- they both have ratings.

- also in HP, "Harry Potter and the Witches' Secret", http://www.ficwad.com/story/55405, has a cutoff latest chapter: story-page 74199 shows truncation. You might send the author (author 11037) an email when uploading is debugged so he'll try again.

- some stories have punctuation entity-codes escaped as displayed (example: "Lions and Badgers" chapter 2, http://www.ficwad.com/story/74224).
Methinks your code should bypass the '&#' pair when doing ampersand-escapes, if it doesn't by now. I compensate for that with regexes in my fetchers (perl); perhaps cleaning this up will be just a matter of running a one-time cleanup script on the db when the engine itself is debugged, reducing '&#' to '&#' where found in a story-page.

- chapter counts are off on some stories as displayed in the scroll, but that's minor until the other stuff is fixed. Maybe it's counting the index as a chapter.

Thanks for your efforts. The site is faster and much more reliable already.
Working from the story-index page for "Harry’s Harem: Order of the Phoenix",
http://www.ficwad.com/story/73947, although the summary says "3649 words" for chapter 1, the chapter's URL http://www.ficwad.com/story/74212 fetches no story text, just framework, when loaded from the index page or using the chapter-navigation link from chapter 2, http://www.ficwad.com/story/74214. (I mention this distinction because, on another story, I was able to "sneak up on" chapter 1 from chapter 2; not this time.)

This, in Firefox, and logged in so as to correctly access NC-17 pages.
Italics tags
I've noticed some issues with the italics tags in some stories; sometimes the closing tags aren't recognized by the site, leading to entire paragraphs showing up in cursive, until a new italics tag comes up.

Thanks a lot for all your hard work on this site; it's highly appreciated. :)
html problems
Firstly, thanks for all the work you did getting the site back up so quickly , and for fixing the story cutoff problem.

Now, as for bugs I've noticed in my own stories (I haven't checked them all, but I just uploaded a new story today and checked one other fic of mine to see if I saw the same things or noticed anything else.)

The script seems to not like HTML tags. All my bold tags are applied properly, but absolutely no underlining is coming through. In addition, when using italics and bold together, the italics are not applied and instead slash marks bookend the word or phrase. Also, I've noticed that asterisk marks disappear and turn the text within them to bold most of the time(like they do in these message boxes). I did see that at least some of my asterisk were still showing, when used singularly. Finally, in relation to asterisk turning text bold, when I go back in to edit, all my html codes are replaced with slashes and asterisks.

Oh yeah! I almost forgot... I know not EVERY html tag worked on this site before (such as those for enlarging text size), so I'm not sure if text alignment was also one the script would allow. Just in case it is SUPPOSED to allow it: centering tags are not working.

(Maybe you could put a list in the Help section, or in the story upload page, what codes are valid on ficwad?)

Hope something can be done about these! Thanks for your hard work!
Cool, thanks for fixing it all.
it's a little annoying though when you post a chapter and it doesn't say your story is updated till the next day.

Heya! I'm glad the site's back. The review counters are screwy though :P I have a chapter that says it has 3 reviews but has only one and then if I go to the post page it says that it has zero! Also...when I post a new chapter to a story it doesn't come up to the top of the story page right away :P
I posted a new ficlet this morning and see that there is no actor section for LotR actors any longer. Will that be changed? Or what/where do I put them now?
(I write RPS and RPS/AU)
found two chapters not working
Chapters 8 and 9 of the story The Sleeping Dragon Wakes by AncientzDream are not showing up.

Chapter 6 of "What Might Have Been Philosopher's Stone" ( http://www.ficwad.com/story/73933 ) is missing as well...

Also, email alerts aren't working.