Exchange of Information Policy
by Elysa @ 04/26/07 20:10
Recently, numerous members of the MuggleNet Fan Fiction community have acted irresponsibly and failed to respect the privacy of personal and sensitive information. These events have inspired new policy to be considered, in regard to how much information we will allow to be exchanged over our medium. A consensus has been reached, and we have decided that the following pieces of information-- and only
the following pieces of information-- may be given out freely:
- Your real first name
- Your birthday date
- General location (nothing more specific than your state/province)
- Your e-mail address
- Your AIM/Yahoo/MSN screen name
- Your personal website URL (not to be confused with linking to your fics on another site, which is not allowed)
Needless to say, you can continue to discuss your likes/dislikes, college major(s), musical taste, etc, in your profile. We only mean to ban the overly-personal subjects, such as exact locations, health conditions, last names, et cetera. Our site is not the proper venue for such conversations. That is why we allow the free exchange of e-mail addresses and screen names-- so that you can converse on those matters on your own terms, not ours.
Please note that this applies to both the main site (here) and our Forums. Violation of this policy will result in one warning for the first offense, but a second or third offense is grounds for a permanent ban and/or deletion of your account. Please take this seriously, as we sincerely
don't want to have to take disciplinary action, and know that we enforce this only with the best intentions of protecting our beloved authors.
Feel free to contact a moderator if you have any questions. And, as always, thank you guys for your support. This site wouldn't exist without each of you.
by Magical Maeve @ 03/05/07 9:25
The New Year Challenges have been judged and we have winners!
Overall Winner: A Hand in the Wolf's Mouth by ProfPosky
The Deathly Hallows - Fallen by StaceyLC
Myth and Magic - A Hand in the Wolf's Mouth by ProfPosky
At the Sign of the Green Dragon - Grim Decisions by Kehribar
Dreams - If You Were Me by the_evenstar
Belief - Clap Your Hands if You Believe in Magic by crazy_purple_hp_freak
Extra Credit - A Portkey to Safety by Gmariam
Well done everyone. A new bi-monthly challenge will be posted next week!
And the February One-Shot Challenge results have been announced:
1st Place - The Wedding Ring by KASK
2nd Place - The Weaker Vessel by Insecurity
Honourable Mention to - Messages of Heart and Mind by megan_lupin, and Priorities by Skipper424
Well done! And don't forget to check out the March One-Shot challenge over at the Beta Help Forums!
Help break a world record!
by ristan32 @ 03/01/07 21:46
There is a boy here in my town (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) who is currently battling leukemia at our children's hospital. Shane's 8th birthday is coming up in May and his wish is to break the world record for the number of greeting cards received.
The story has been getting around and he is receiving cards from all over the world. If anyone would like to send Shane a card and help him try to break this record, here is the link with the address to which you can send your cards, as well as more info on Shane himself.
I know he would appreciate it - he's a very sick little boy and he enjoys receiving a new bunch of cards every week. Hopefully he will get his wish!
by deanine @ 02/18/07 22:12
There are a few documents every user of this site should read. First, everyone should read the terms of service
. That document tells you core standards that you are held to. Recently we added a review policy that should help clarify some of the confusion on that front.
Everyone should also read the submission guidelines prior to trying to add a story.
A Student/Teacher Romance warning was added today. Any story featuring a romantic relationship between a student who is still at Hogwarts and their teacher should carry this warning. Such stories are considered sensitive subject matter.
by Magical Maeve @ 01/19/07 12:31
It is stated quite clearly on the submissions page that we do not allow stories in multiple categories. You are allowed to choose one category for your story and that is where it needs to stay. We usually pick up multiple category stories at the submission stage and reject them.
However, it has become apparent that some of you are editing your stories into multiple categories after validation. This is NOT allowed. Please be aware that editing your story into multiple categories could put it at risk of deletion from the archive. If you have a story straddling categories, please edit it back into one. Thank you.
Winter's Tales Result and New Challenge
by Magical Maeve @ 01/04/07 8:25
The entries into the Winter's Tales challenge were fantastic and varied. It made life incredibly tough judging them, but we do have an overall winner: Oh Little Town of Godric's Hollow by wicked angel
. The following were also individual challenge winners:
Christmas by Numbers - FeatherTrader; Conversation With An Angel - Kask; Lord Voldermort... and Bob? - Schmerg_the_Impaler; Christmas Eve With the Snapes - Hermione_Rocks; A Gift of Faith by Gmariam.
All the entries were wonderful and you should all be very proud of yourselves.
We now have a new challenge up that will run for the next two months. The New Year Challenge has a variety of prompts, from creating Deathly Hallows to having characters meet gods and godesses. You can find them in the Great Hall over at the Beta Forums. To see them you need to create an account, if you don't already have one, and then PM Songbook99 to be Sorted. So what are you waiting for - go check them out!
Edit: *giggles* You have no idea how many times I wrote or typed all the winners names out yesterday. I put wicked over on the Beta Boards, I put wicked in my notes... the one place I got it wrong was in the most visible. *slaps self*
New Mods and the Queue
by deanine @ 01/02/07 0:36
The queue is now open. If you have any trouble submitting please delete your internet cookies and temporary internet files. If the problem persists, please send me (deanine) an email and I will try to help you with your error. I can be contacted through my profile which is linked on the staff page.
In other news, we have completed the selection process and hired our new mods. We went into the search looking for five moderators, and you all sent in such an amazing array of applications that you made our choice very difficult. Thanks to all the applicants, and if you missed the window this time, MNFF hires regularly, so you will get another shot.
The five new mods we are welcoming are:
Congratulations new mods and happy new year everyone!
by deanine @ 12/22/06 23:10
The queue is now closed and will not be reopening until January 2nd. Enjoy your vacations, everyone, and we'll see you in 2007!
Note: There are ways to slip into the queue even with the closing, particularly if you have a story in progress. However, please know that any submissions dated 12-23-06 through 01-01-07 will be deleted without moderation. Please hold on to your submissions and have fun swamping us in January.
Edit: The winter challenges category (Winter Tales) will remain open so that participants can continue to submit their entries. (If you're a participant and the queue won't let you submit, try deleting your cookies and temporary internet files, and then refresh the page.) Thank you!
Open Applications Closed
by deanine @ 12/17/06 9:58
It's time for your friendly moderators to shut ourselves in to caucus and read the amazing variety of applications you have all sent us. There will be a news post as soon as our new moderators have been selected.
Thanks everyone for your interest and the part you do to make MNFF an awesome place to share fiction.
The Cost Of Fame
by Vindictus Viridian @ 12/13/06 21:49
There are good ways to become known.
There are bad ways to become known.
Writing good stories and leaving good reviews are both good ways to become known.
Leaving several thousand reviews in the vein of "thank you i take pride in my mad posting abilities- lets see if i can do it again ready submit submit submit!" is not a good way to become known. It will get your account deleted, it will get the reviews deleted, and it will not make you or the story any more well-liked. Deleting these wastes good modding time that could be spent in the queue.
Do not do this. Authors who do not report such spamming promptly will have the spammed story deleted as well.
Two Week Warning
by deanine @ 12/10/06 7:22
The holiday season is upon us, and in MNFF tradition, the site will be taking a Christmas vacation. Submissions will be closed from December 23 until January 2. Happy writing everyone!
by Magical Maeve @ 12/07/06 7:40
Mugglenet Fanfiction's annual winter challenge is upon us once again. This proved to be the most popular challenge ever last year and I hope we can match it this year. There is still time to enter the challenge if you drop by the Great Hall over on the Beta Help Forums (link in the navigation bar at the side of the page). We now have a good group of the stories validated so if you want to dive into some wintry, Christmassy reading you'll find it under the Winter's Tales subcategory of the challenges. I hope you enjoy what our fantastic authors have for you this year and please do leave them a review, no matter how small, if you enjoyed their festive treats.
by deanine @ 11/22/06 20:12
The Queue is closed until Monday guys. MNFF is taking a Thanksgiving break. Please use this extra time to perfect your stories, and we will see you back in the queue in a couple of days.
EDIT: The queue has reopened. If you are having trouble making the submission page work properly, please take a moment to delete your cookies, your internet files, and clear your history. This should be done while you are logged off the site. If anyone continues to have issues, please contact a moderator for assistance.
Edit Part 2: If you are still having issues, repeat the cookie deletions and file deletions. The error should be under control and the process should now work for you. Thanks for your patience guys!
by Elysa @ 11/20/06 22:36
As promised, the staff of MuggleNet Fan Fiction have been working to give a little something back to all the authors and reviewers who have made this site what it is today. First up: a plethora of avatars and banners, made especially for this wondrous occasion. See them here
at our Beta Forums!
Secondly, many of the moderators are participating in a month-long project in which we write a collection of themed one-shots. Each chapter is a different one-shot by a different mod, and the "story" will be updated about once every 5-7 days. See it here!
We hope you enjoy these tidbits of fun. Thanks again for two fantastic years, everyone! Here's to another
two! *Raises Butterbeer*
Happy Birthday MNFF!
by Elysa @ 11/14/06 14:01
Today, the 14th of November, officially marks MuggleNet Fan Fiction's second birthday! It is difficult for us to believe that we’ve been modding fan fictions for two full years-- you guys have truly made time fly. On behalf of all of MuggleNet’s staff, I want to extend a huge thank-you to everyone reading this. Whether you're an author, a Beta reader, or a reviewer, your contribution to MNFF has made this site one of the best Harry Potter
fan fiction archives on the net. We have some of the finest work ever written by Harry Potter
fans, and this is all
in credit to each of you. Thank you for sticking by us through thick and thin, and for making our jobs here a memorable, rewarding experience.
To show our gratitude, we are currently putting together some celebratory features, so keep an eye out over the next week or so. Thanks again, everyone, and happy birthday MNFF!