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Having Problems with Accessing Fanfiction.net?
▼ LAST 24 HOURS ...
Tyler Ahde · 17 hours 47 mins ago
· · Chrome 51.0 on Linux

The site is up. It gives me no errors when connecting.

▼ YESTERDAY ...
Magnus Skuggvarg · 1 day 10 hours ago
· · Firefox 47.0 on Windows

This is strange I have no problem at all with FF.

This site on the other hand seems to be the one with problems!

▼ LAST 7 DAYS ...
Marshall Margaritell · 4 days 5 hours ago
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

getting alot of 503 errors with ffn this morning..

Russel John Fontenot Jr. · 23 June 2016 - 22:41
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

really site? really?

▼ LAST 30 DAYS ...
Marissa Butcher · 22 June 2016 - 01:50
· · Safari 9.0 on iPhone

UG no it's not working anymore.

Marissa Butcher · 22 June 2016 - 01:17
· · Safari 9.0 on iPhone

Okay so finally it's working for me. If you're an iPhone user, try searching fanfiction on Google, because the links are messed up. Clear your browser history too in settings.

Thank goodness for Apple Support.

Marissa Butcher · 21 June 2016 - 02:38
· · Safari 9.0 on iPhone

You know, I've been using this site for years, but with all the BS going on lately, I'm pretty tempted to just give up on this train wreck completely and switch to Archive of Our Own.

Chase Manaena · 18 June 2016 - 06:05
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

i cant see my reveiws what is going on with this site

Magnus Skuggvarg · 17 June 2016 - 22:07
· · Firefox 47.0 on Windows

Okay, this is enough.

Fanfiction is NOT down the only issue is that it does not allow docx.

So why the bogus message about it being down?

Crystal Nowak · 17 June 2016 - 18:14
· · Chrome 51.0 on Android

On and off all day. Or at least a delay.

Crystal Nowak · 17 June 2016 - 17:23
· · Chrome 51.0 on Android

Now it's working, lol!

Crystal Nowak · 17 June 2016 - 17:22
· · Chrome 51.0 on Android

Not loading!

Chase Manaena · 17 June 2016 - 05:40
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

the reviews are not showing agian what is going on with this site

Magnus Skuggvarg · 17 June 2016 - 04:21
· · Firefox 47.0 on Windows

The only real problem I have is that for some reason FF will not accept me uploading docx.

Melanie Weiner · 15 June 2016 - 20:17
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

I can't upload any documents on Fan Fiction :( It worked just fine previously. I really hope they fix this because I have two stories that need updating.

Magnus Skuggvarg · 15 June 2016 - 13:10
· · Firefox 47.0 on Windows

Okay now, the only problem I have is uploading properly.

Other than that there seems to be no problem with the site.

So why does it say it is down for everyone?

Keith Gaskarth · 15 June 2016 - 07:01
· · Safari 9.1 on Mac

lol its working just fine idk why it says its down for everyone

Rowan Mackenzie · 13 June 2016 - 18:52
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

Fanfiction why?! I just got out of writer's block damn you!

Magnus Skuggvarg · 13 June 2016 - 18:11
· · Firefox 47.0 on Windows

This is weird.

I had no problem both accessing Fanfiction as well as uploading (Though had to use the copy-paste option) also no problem posting the chapter in question.

Joanne Jones · 10 June 2016 - 19:47
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

so we still can't post chaps. I have been edting chap already in my doc manger and just dong cut and paste of next chap into doc. This way I can cheat the porcess but so bloody time consuming ...possed off with it too

Deedra Cooper · 10 June 2016 - 17:11
· · Firefox 46.0 on Windows

It's run by one person; an L.A.-based computer programmer. I believe his name is Xing Li... But for one guy to run this behemoth is a drag. I wish he'd farm it out and get a staff to respond to users' concerns. Of course, there's the possibility that there'll come a day when he decides to bag the whole thing and just take it down.

Katherine Blackburn · 10 June 2016 - 05:05
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

It won't let me post chapters. I never had that problem before. Each time I try posting it says error and something about my file not working, but I know that's not the case since I tried other files and they did the same

Marissa Butcher · 9 June 2016 - 03:30
· · Safari 9.0 on iPhone

I am so sick of fanfiction not working! It's literally been like this for me for over a week! I think I can access it through my computer, but it's pretty ridiculous that fanfiction.net STILL has not fixed their issues! Get your act together!

Saffron Hansen · 2 June 2016 - 13:01
· · Chrome 50.0 on Windows

For some reason, it won't let me login. I'm a 100% sure I've been typing my email address and password right, but it keeps saying it's invalid.

Aman Dhaka · 1 June 2016 - 19:23
· · Opera Next 37.0.2178.43 on Windows

Its up

Mike Uchman · 1 June 2016 - 01:28
· · Chrome 50.0 on Windows

The fact that this is ALWAYS DOWN and they NEVER HELP to FIX ISSUES (ie, I asked many times for help with the fact I couldnt add new stories or chapters to older ones) is why I MOVED to FictionPad. I only ever come to fanfictioy to read stories and review them now. I refuse to write anything for it ever again.

Chase Manaena · 30 May 2016 - 23:03
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

bloody reveiws are down agian what is going on

▼ LAST 6 MONTHS ...
Jacqueline Lawless · 30 May 2016 - 06:51
· · Silk 47.1.81 on Kindle Fire

They never do...

Sakura Hana · 30 May 2016 - 05:21
· · Android Browser 4.0 on Android

Why is the site still down its been 10 hours D: I want to continue reading the awesome fanfiction I was reviewing :(. I hope it comes back on soon.

Chase Manaena · 29 May 2016 - 23:13
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

what is wrong with this site the reviews are done agian

Sakura Hana · 29 May 2016 - 19:29
· · Android Browser 4.0 on Android

Are you kidding me >__< Fanfiction.net should put out a warning for when there damn site gose down. D:

Brandon Taylor · 26 May 2016 - 09:43
· · IEMobile 11.0 on Windows Phone

Fanfiction.net is up for me. It seems that its new API has been blocking IIDRN's ping requests for a number of days now.

Chase Manaena · 24 May 2016 - 09:41
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

the review are down agian what is going on with this site

Maggie Mathias · 21 May 2016 - 18:17
· · Chrome 50.0 on Windows

Reviews are back, guys! Enjoy, nerds. :)

Maggie Mathias · 21 May 2016 - 18:16
· · Chrome 50.0 on Windows

Reviews are back, guys. Enjoy! :)

Elizabeth Paul · 21 May 2016 - 04:40
· · Silk 49.3.1 on Kindle Fire

Where are the new reviews?????.

Maggie Mathias · 20 May 2016 - 23:14
· · Chrome 50.0 on Windows

Hey! My new reviews are back! Aaaaaaaaaaaand it's gone.................

Louie Christian Hedin Petersen · 20 May 2016 - 22:54
· · Opera Next 37.0.2178.43 on Windows

It's down again. Ayyyyy lmao. At least I already got my reviews for my story :)

Johnny Or · 20 May 2016 - 12:35
· · Chrome 50.0 on Windows

Broken again

Federica Scordamaglia · 20 May 2016 - 08:28
· · Chrome 50.0 on Windows

reviews problem AGAIN AHAHAHAHA what is this webstie

Jacqueline Lawless · 20 May 2016 - 08:00
· · Silk 47.1.81 on Kindle Fire

God knows..it's down its back up..don't ask FF. As they never say on their blog..

Chase Manaena · 20 May 2016 - 00:01
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

the reviews are not showing agian whats going on

Joanne Jones · 19 May 2016 - 19:51
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

nope ... still down. I am so sick of this happening over and over again. Reviews coming through on me e-mails but not on the website, none begin recorded. Come on, how can an author judge their own story if they have no feedback. Why does this keep happening?

Isaac Yen · 18 May 2016 - 00:03
· · Chrome 50.0 on Windows

The review is fixed now.

Caroline Neal · 17 May 2016 - 20:31
· · Android Browser 4.0 on Android

I'm not seeing reviews or receiving email alerts for them or PM's

Carol Woodham · 17 May 2016 - 19:43
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

Fanfiction is up and running but I can't access reviews for a new story. The reviews show in the number count and on email but will not show when you click on reviews in the story summary or try to respond to the review through the link. This has been going on at least a week if not longer. Reviews for older stories are visible.

Phillip Plyler · 17 May 2016 - 17:06
· · Safari 601.1.46 on iPhone

I am sooo glad I'm not the only one having trouble with REVIEWS!! I am getting new reviews, but new ones aren't showing up on the site!! I just hope this gets fixed soon!!

Louie Christian Hedin Petersen · 17 May 2016 - 10:36
· · Opera Next 37.0.2178.43 on Windows

Lol. I just got a new review for my story but I'm unable to see it. It doesn't update...

Hope they fix it soon.

Indri Mar'atus Sholeha · 17 May 2016 - 03:55
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

review! review! where is my review?!

Carlos Matias Andres Escudero · 16 May 2016 - 17:05
· · Chrome 36.0 on Windows

I can not see new reviews, just old.

No puedo ver los reviews nuevos, solo los viejos.

Maggie Mathias · 16 May 2016 - 15:50
· · Chrome 50.0 on Windows

*sigh* It is a dark time for all of us, friends...*idly sips tea by the window* When will FictionPress be home from the war...?

Illyya Lathifa El-habsyi · 16 May 2016 - 09:47
· · Chrome 50.0 on Android

Can't load my review of my ne chapter.. what should I do? Please fix it please..

Jacob Kolb · 15 May 2016 - 16:20
· · Chrome 28.0 on Android

I cant see any of my new reviews! I have 85 on one but can only see 71! Come on fanfiction! It's been like this for days and I'm getting Pissed now!

Elizabeth Paul · 15 May 2016 - 15:39
· · Silk 49.3.1 on Kindle Fire

Can't see new reviews. This has been going on for two days!

Carol Woodham · 15 May 2016 - 14:21
· · Chrome 42.0 on Windows

Everything is working on the site EXCEPT being able to see new reviews. Let's get this problem fixed site managers.

Kat Lewis · 15 May 2016 - 14:19
· · Chrome 50.0 on Windows

Really an hour has gone by with a story that I have been reading says it update but with no new chapter on it. Really pisses me off.

Risu Yui · 15 May 2016 - 10:29
· · IEMobile 11.0 on Windows Phone

Still, I can't see my new reviews.

David Williams · 15 May 2016 - 04:16
· · Firefox 46.0 on Windows

Oh come on Fanfiction, again with this review sync issue? For the love of God, this shouldn't keep happening, this seems like such a simple issue to fix. FictionPress, if you aren't going to maintain your damn website or tell anyone about these issues then give it to someone who will.

Kaly McKibben · 14 May 2016 - 18:46
· · Safari 8.0 on Mac

can't see my reviews either. it seems to be a common problem so i'm guessing fanfiction.com will be forced to deal with it sooner or later

Georgia Blockley · 14 May 2016 - 15:26
· · Chrome 50.0 on Windows

I can see my reviews on older stories, but not the one I just put up. So frustrating!

Jack Massey · 14 May 2016 - 13:00
· · Chrome 50.0 on Windows

can't see reviews for my stories anyone else have this problem

Cynthia Wilkes · 14 May 2016 - 03:08
· · Chrome 50.0 on Android

I just had a weird message pop up in my inbox and I wasn't able to send any more messages. WTF?

Maggie Mathias · 13 May 2016 - 20:45
· · Chrome 50.0 on Windows

If they're not going to maintain the site, the least they can do is give it to someone who will. I haven't been able to see my reviews for a few days now. I don't deserve this. I'm a good person!

Viola Ramis · 13 May 2016 - 19:09
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

Ok now is from a day that I can't see all the new reviews in my stories and even the one that I post in others. It is starting to be a real problem.

Federica Scordamaglia · 13 May 2016 - 18:42
· · Chrome 50.0 on Windows

Doesn't show the reviews! It's starting to get seriously annoying

Nicole Sousa · 13 May 2016 - 14:02
· · Android Browser 4.0 on Android

I get emails saying that I got a new review and when I click on the link to see the review, it doesn't show me the reviews. I review stories and I don't see them on there too. I never had this problem before.

Viola Ramis · 13 May 2016 - 06:53
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

I can open the site but someone has posted new reviews to some of my stories last night, and this morning I still can not see them. is it normal?

Durell Wilkinson · 12 May 2016 - 13:42
· · Chrome 49.0 on Mac

I keep getting a "Story Can't be Found. Error. Code 1"

Cube Ball · 10 May 2016 - 06:07
· · Chrome 50.0 on Windows

This site is not down. IIDRN is clearly having a hiccup when it comes to their site. I can access it just fine.

Max Eves · 4 May 2016 - 13:01
· · Chrome 50.0 on Windows

Its Running for me

Kerry Anne Coles · 3 May 2016 - 15:14
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Can't add any chapters. Keeps saying problem with Internet Explorer and crashes. Is FF down?

Leo LockWood · 1 May 2016 - 15:32
· · Android Browser 4.0 on Android

Wtf. I use my old phone to open

I can read ff

Plis use old phone to open ff

Daryll Lobman · 1 May 2016 - 10:32
· · Chrome 50.0 on Windows

I use Lunascape6(browser) in order to acces fanfiction.net on my pc. All the other browsers(Chrome, Firefox, Opera) say something about an SSL issue :) You can also use the fanfiction.net app or just acces it on your phones browser

Scott Blacklock · 29 April 2016 - 22:18
· · Chrome 45.0 on Windows

Not down

Kitsune Savage · 29 April 2016 - 12:28
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

it was working 4hrs ago but now the is a week behind and I cant read anything I haven't in the last 24hrs

Jason Mraz · 29 April 2016 - 10:26
· · Chrome 49.0 on Android

I'm still waiting

Dwi Amania Bety · 28 April 2016 - 15:04
· · Android Browser 4.0 on Android

I'm still waiting .

Jason Mraz · 25 April 2016 - 16:38
· · Android Browser 4.0 on Android

Fix your masterpiece.

Jason Mraz · 24 April 2016 - 18:27
· · Android Browser 4.0 on Android

Fanfiction.net you have 5000 fans from INDONESIA and we need your masterpiece. Please fix your masterpiece

Jason Mraz · 24 April 2016 - 18:19
· · Android Browser 4.0 on Android

Fanfiction.net I'm a Good person not bad person. I know you a Good person ( fanfiction) please fix this problem.

Jason Mraz · 24 April 2016 - 18:11
· · Android Browser 4.0 on Android

Can' t open ff: '(

Russel John Fontenot Jr. · 23 April 2016 - 19:39
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

the site is up but the uploader won't work.

Mitche Boeseneilers · 22 April 2016 - 13:21
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

it will work on my phone and tablet just not my computer

Alex Roszmann · 22 April 2016 - 13:17
· · Safari 9.0 on iPhone

Fanfiction is up, I literally just got on it now... I don't know why you all think it's down forever.

Mitche Boeseneilers · 22 April 2016 - 13:01
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

I can get on the site but the stories wont load the chapters are all blank

Meagan Munn · 17 April 2016 - 23:23
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

site is live

Clare Boyle · 15 April 2016 - 08:40
· · Safari 9.0.3 on Mac

the rest of site is up but some strange reason freak cannot figure out cannot put up chapters and freak knows it isn't her computer cos it's not even 2 years old and a mac

Clare Boyle · 15 April 2016 - 08:35
· · Safari 9.0.3 on Mac

I am getting MIGHTY darned sick and tired of this stupidity... seriously if you can't keep the site up then hire someone who can! (NOT ME I AM A LAMEWAD)

Danielle Evert · 14 April 2016 - 09:25
· · Chrome 30.0 on Android

It is showing five new reviews after I posted the new chapter the other day, but I am unable to read any of them. The website, otherwise seems to be working, but I wonder why the review numbers are going up, though I cannot read them.

Maggie Mathias · 14 April 2016 - 04:17
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

Why? Why does this happen? I'm a good person. I just updated today. I don't deserve this.

Isaac Yen · 13 April 2016 - 23:35
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

I cannot read new reviews

Antonio Merchant-Bunkley · 13 April 2016 - 19:41
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

4/13/16 @ 3:41pm -5GMT - Site is online + reachable.

Jacky Smitherman · 13 April 2016 - 19:15
· · Firefox 41.0 on Windows

Can't see anything in the reviews!

Joseph Miner · 13 April 2016 - 02:34
· · Safari 9.1 on Mac

I've been updating like three chapters and pm'ing this last week. However I'm not seeing reviews coming in when I know I got them becasue my email gets them

Marshall Margaritell · 11 April 2016 - 20:22
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

and ffn's down.

Molli McNulty · 3 April 2016 - 16:17
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

You do know it's up right?

Sarah Nelson · 1 April 2016 - 19:42
· · Safari 9.0 on iPad

It is live for me on my ipad

Angela Giordano · 31 March 2016 - 08:47
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Fanfiction.net has been up and running perfectly on Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows fine since the last power outages that happened earlier this month. I've even gotten replies from Fiction Press to my tweets and they told me themselves the site is fully functioning and they have no idea why this site keeps saying it's down! For now on when a problem happens with Fanfiction.net I go to this site for staus updates- https://currentlydown.com/fanfiction.net
All of you should too, not only is the site more accurate but it even shows where the site is down across the globe

Kacey D White · 30 March 2016 - 08:32
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

What am I supposed to feed off of in my insomnia now? Can't work on my stories, can't continue beta and editing, can't pursue reading for the hell of it. I'm certainly not going outside... the skunks are out man. I may not frequent the outdoors but I'm pretty sure skunks are bad.

Megan Wagner · 30 March 2016 - 08:06
· · Firefox 45.0 on Windows

was fine till I tried to get to the next page TT_TT FML

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