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Having Problems with Accessing Fanfiction.net?
▼ LAST 6 MONTHS ...
Noire Kat Jessikah Manx · 10 August 2016 - 10:38
· · Safari 9.0 on iPad

I cant seem to upload any of my fanfictions and i dont know why i cant

Alyssa Tolentino · 7 August 2016 - 19:12
· · Firefox 47.0 on Windows

No idea. I was willing to wait out a few more days, but considering how I'm halfway done with a chapter of mine and there's barely any improvement, I lost my patience and thought of doing what I should've done for the meantime.

I kinda observed that the fandom I frequent on still regularly uploads new stories. Got me assuming that the problem I have isn't affecting too many people and the site's generally fine. And... yeaaah, somehow my line of reasoning fell into 'maybe it's also a bit of my connection's problem' and then this workaround happened. :v

Hannah Walker · 7 August 2016 - 17:38
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

I tried calling the idots on the other line gave me a diffrent number still didn't help, it's been almost a week now and I;m losing my f#!king mind, what the hell am I supposed to do? wait it out until it gose away? I can't just wait! What is this some sort of writters block?

Carla Robin · 5 August 2016 - 15:08
· · Chrome 52.0 on Windows

my page was down too and i tried their support number which helped a lot
you may try that as well
they have basically two numbers one is their billing a local californian number and then there is one for the tech, Which is international so you may try that one
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this will surely get the fix to your probelm

Sunidhi Mittal · 1 August 2016 - 14:10
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

Am I the only one who's fanfic page is not uploading?

Kris Koontz · 1 August 2016 - 03:09
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

I'm getting 503 Error messages when clicking the link to my profile page, going to the documents tab, or saving a file. What the hell is going on? o.O

Adam Hirsch · 1 August 2016 - 03:01
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

I'm planning on doing the same. Does the other site get more attention?

Chelsea Farris · 1 August 2016 - 02:59
· · Chrome 51.0 on Chrome OS

I've already emailed them about it. I have to upload two new chapters tonight but can't. And download a unfinished story to edit and can't do that too. This is pissing me off. I'm already on AO3 and I love it, but it doesn't have all my work on it yet.

Courtnee Young · 1 August 2016 - 02:58
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

This is f#!king annoying! I can't log into my Fanfiction account or leave a review! Fanfiction better hurry on up and fix the problem, because I am getting totally pissed with the site.

Cassie Benton · 1 August 2016 - 02:52
· · Safari 5.0.5 on Mac

A 503 error? :(

Josh Clancy · 1 August 2016 - 02:44
· · Firefox 47.0 on Windows

Why won't it let me edit my stories?

Alex Hearn · 1 August 2016 - 02:25
· · Safari 5.1 on iPad

It's an 503 problem. Not letting me login at all. Why?!

Patrick Curran · 1 August 2016 - 02:10
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

503 error

Lucía Mer · 1 August 2016 - 02:03
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

still 503 error

Kaylee Witmer · 1 August 2016 - 01:55
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

Hey, it's working now!

Brianna Trunzo · 1 August 2016 - 01:49
· · Safari 9.3.2 on iPad

Inaccessible.

Russel John Fontenot Jr. · 1 August 2016 - 01:45
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

saus it's up but it's not

Elise Lebedin · 1 August 2016 - 01:42
· · Safari 9.0 on iPhone

Can't access my account to upload my next chapter TT^TT
(503 Service Unavailable)
I guess I'll just proof read again... Silver lining?

Russel John Fontenot Jr. · 1 August 2016 - 01:41
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

once more people los angels where the site serverses are located is in the middle of a massive power outages. Making ti default to read only mode. just like ever time the site goes down.

Twishadowhunter Cooper · 1 August 2016 - 01:33
· · Safari 7.0 on iPhone

I'm having trouble logging into, will have to post my chapter tommorow or another day when I can.

Anthony Nowlan · 1 August 2016 - 01:29
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

Getting the 503 service unavailable notice when I try to go onto my profile.

It's also happened with a few stories on and off for the last 48 hours.

Kaylee Witmer · 1 August 2016 - 01:23
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

Error 503...

Joseph Manning · 1 August 2016 - 01:22
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

When your trying to respond to a flame but it won't let you access your account...

Janelle Dean · 1 August 2016 - 01:18
· · Safari 9.1.2 on Mac

I guess it's not technically "down." I can see the home page and read stories, but I can't actually DO anything. Can't access my account, send a PM, post on a forum, etc. I get a 503 error.

Cassandra Korkowski Lee · 1 August 2016 - 01:18
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

Yup, getting several 503 errors, though I can look at a few pages I can't seem to reply or post anything.

Star Johnson · 1 August 2016 - 00:58
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

503 - Service unavailable when trying to click on my username in upper right corner. I'm assuming if I logged out I also wouldn't be able to log back in... Was right in the middle of a good PM too... ._.

Caitlynn Chilstrom · 1 August 2016 - 00:57
· · Safari 9.1.1 on Mac

Ohhhh dear. This same problem happened last August/September. They were down for nearly a week because of some server error that was out of their control, from what I heard.

I hope they communicate with us better this time, because last time was freaking unbelievable. They could have Tweeted or something to let us know what was going on. -_-

Alyssa Paine · 1 August 2016 - 00:53
· · Safari 9.0 on iPhone

I can't get in at all.

Brenda S Paine · 1 August 2016 - 00:51
· · Safari 9.0 on iPhone

It's down again :( 503 error…

Carol Paiva · 1 August 2016 - 00:49
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

AAaaaaaand it fell!
Right on its face.

Anna Chan · 31 July 2016 - 05:09
· · Chrome 44.0 on Android

I can't get into the website. keeps saying safari could not open the page because the server stopped responding

Chandamita Mazumdar · 27 July 2016 - 07:16
· · Chrome 51.0 on Android

I wanted to read a story but the site isn't loading. My browser is able to load every other site but this one.

Nathan Holt · 26 July 2016 - 13:08
· · Safari 600.1.4 on iPad

Any one else getting issues opening some new chapters for example one of the fics lists 5 chapters in description but with both the dropdown menu and next arrows wont go past chapter 4. And one of them the update date was over 24hrs ago

Maggie Mathias · 23 July 2016 - 02:47
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

Reviews are back, kids.

Kaly McKibben · 22 July 2016 - 08:55
· · Safari 8.0 on Mac

Reviews are broken again. Kinda pissing me off.

Johnny Or · 22 July 2016 - 00:49
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

Reviews are broken

Jordan Goddard · 21 July 2016 - 17:21
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

And once again, reviews are not showing! 'invalid message we cannot find the review you're looking for' is coming up every time I try and reply to someone.
PLEASE FIX THIS.
I'm getting so sick of this website.

Courtnee Young · 21 July 2016 - 13:20
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

My reviews aren't showing up! Please fix it, thanks!

Courtnee Young · 21 July 2016 - 13:13
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

My reviews aren't showing up!

Amber Greer · 17 July 2016 - 23:08
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

i was reading, and now i can't. please fix it right now!!!!

Luca Cerini · 17 July 2016 - 23:07
· · Safari 9.0 on iPad

Down

Beatriz Guraya Urigüen · 17 July 2016 - 23:07
· · Firefox 47.0 on Windows

down again

Lars Erik Buckmann · 11 July 2016 - 10:44
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

But it is online.

Nicholas Tsoukalis · 9 July 2016 - 10:53
· · Firefox 47.0 on Windows

They're up. I can access the site.

Kellie Mcdermot · 8 July 2016 - 16:26
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

my page was totally down and i was helpless but i when i dialed them, they fixed it almost instantly so you may try that as well
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this might be helping you giys out as they helped me

Jessica Vyron · 7 July 2016 - 15:30
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

you may try the support line 1 855 77O 7790 this might be working

Beatriz Guraya Urigüen · 5 July 2016 - 16:08
· · Firefox 47.0 on Windows

down again u.u. It was working fine 5 minutes ago :/

Sara Boe · 5 July 2016 - 09:04
· · Firefox 47.0 on Windows

Well, for me the site is down sometimes, but only for a couple of minutes... Yesterday it worked perfectly fine but the day before it had troubles to load the page every couple of minutes and today is the same... But as I said, i just have to wait for 5-10 minutes and it's working again...

Jean-Luc Tallis · 2 July 2016 - 08:35
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

It is up. It works perfectly fine.

Tyler Ahde · 29 June 2016 - 02:10
· · Chrome 51.0 on Linux

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

Magnus Skuggvarg · 28 June 2016 - 09:03
· · 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!

Marshall Margaritell · 25 June 2016 - 14:03
· · 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?

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

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...?

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