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* FandomRivalry: With Website/ArchiveOfOurOwn. Though many writers do cross-post on both sites, there's a strong rivalry between the two because they're the two most popular fanfiction archives and have differing aims (FFN is dependent on ad revenue and has more content restrictions, while [=AO3=] is a nonprofit organization with much looser content guidelines). Some fandoms also seem to lean towards one site over the other (for example, [=AO3=] has a bigger ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' section while [=FF.N=] has a bigger ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' section).

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* FandomRivalry: With Website/ArchiveOfOurOwn. Though many writers do cross-post on both sites, there's a strong rivalry between the two because they're the two most popular fanfiction archives and have differing aims (FFN is dependent on ad revenue and has more content restrictions, while [=AO3=] is a nonprofit organization with much looser content guidelines). Some fandoms also seem to lean towards one site over the other (for example, [=AO3=] has a bigger ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' section while [=FF.N=] has a bigger ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' section). Interesting enough; {{Crossover}} fics tend to be more heavy leaning towards FFN, despite it being more limited than [=AO3=] (FFN only lets users categorize a crossover between two series, while [=AO3=] allows users to tag as many series as they like).


** The site uses the robots exclusion standard (robots.txt) in its programming, which prevented archival sites such as the Website/WaybackMachine from working with the site for a long time. As a result, this rendered a ''lot'' of forums, {{fanfic}}s, and [=RPs=] {{Missing Episode}}s. This is especially infamous because the higher ups like to periodically purge forums, threads, and fics that haven't been touched after a certain point to save on space, even if said threads were unable to be reactivated or the fan fiction was already completed. Naturally, bringing up robots.txt is a good way to ignite a bonfire that can be seen from space.

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** The site uses the robots exclusion standard (robots.txt) in its programming, which prevented archival sites such as the Website/WaybackMachine from working with the site for a long time. [[note]]The Internet Archive no longer follows the standard unless they are specifically requested by a site's webmaster to continue doing so for their site.[[/note]] As a result, this rendered a ''lot'' of forums, {{fanfic}}s, and [=RPs=] {{Missing Episode}}s. This is especially infamous because the higher ups like to periodically purge forums, threads, and fics that haven't been touched after a certain point to save on space, even if said threads were unable to be reactivated or the fan fiction was already completed. Naturally, bringing up robots.txt is a good way to ignite a bonfire that can be seen from space.


* FandomRivalry: With Website/ArchiveOfOurOwn. Though many writers do cross-post on both sites, there's a rivalry between the two because they're the two most popular fanfiction archives with differing aims (FFN is dependent on ad revenue and has more content restrictions while [=AO3=] is a nonprofit organization with much looser content guidelines). Some fandoms also lean towards one site over the other (for example, [=AO3=] has a bigger ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' section while [=FF.N=] has a bigger ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' section).

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* FandomRivalry: With Website/ArchiveOfOurOwn. Though many writers do cross-post on both sites, there's a strong rivalry between the two because they're the two most popular fanfiction archives with and have differing aims (FFN is dependent on ad revenue and has more content restrictions restrictions, while [=AO3=] is a nonprofit organization with much looser content guidelines). Some fandoms also seem to lean towards one site over the other (for example, [=AO3=] has a bigger ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' section while [=FF.N=] has a bigger ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' section).



** "There are no FF.N Mods". This is due to the fact that the Mods are almost non-existent, and there's no real way to contact a specific one directly. Even if you do contact one, they rarely respond to what you're contacting them about. Naturally, a ''lot'' of FF.N rules (such as no {{Alternate Reality Game}}s, {{MST}}s, {{Lemon Fic}}s, or having real life people appear in fanfics) are almost ''never'' enforced, and not only are rule-breaking fics still posted on a regular basis, they can stay up for ''years''.
** Korean adbots. For ''some'' reason, FF.N Forums tend to get flooded with them, with the worst cases resulting in entire front pages of Forums reading like a Korean website. It's so infamous that the site admins had to remove links from Forums... And the adbots ''still'' flood the Forums.

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** "There are no FF.N Mods". This is due to the fact that because the Mods are almost non-existent, and there's no real way to contact a specific one directly. Even if you do somebody does contact one, they rarely respond to what you're the other person's contacting them about. Naturally, a ''lot'' most of FF.N rules (such as no {{Alternate Reality Game}}s, {{MST}}s, {{Lemon Fic}}s, or having fics with real life people appear in fanfics) them) are almost pretty much ''never'' enforced, and not only are the rule-breaking fics still posted on a regular basis, they can stay up for ''years''.
** Korean adbots. For ''some'' some ''bizarre'' reason, FF.N Forums tend to get flooded with them, the adbots, with the worst cases resulting in entire the front pages of Forums reading like a Korean website. It's so infamous that the site admins had to remove links from Forums... And and the adbots ''still'' flood keep flooding the Forums.



** As of June 2015, links outside the site no longer show up in forum posts anymore thanks to the previously mentioned Korean adbots, and any outside links that were on a profile page and didn't link to Fictionpress (FF.N's sister site) just links back to said profile page. To say site-goers weren't pleased would be an ''understatement''.
** The site uses the robots exclusion standard (robots.txt) in its programming, which prevented archival sites such as the Website/WaybackMachine from working with the site for a long time (although the Wayback Machine in particular eventually stopped honoring it in 2017 in favor of requiring explicit requests for exclusion from their servers). As a result, this rendered a ''lot'' of forums, {{fanfic}}s, and [=RPs=] {{Missing Episode}}s. This is especially infamous because the higher ups like to periodically purge forums, threads, and fics that haven't been touched after a certain point to save on space, even if said threads were unable to be reactivated or the fan fiction was already completed. Naturally, bringing up robots.txt is a good way to ignite a bonfire that can be seen from space.

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** As of June 2015, links outside the site no longer show up in forum posts anymore thanks to the previously mentioned Korean adbots, posts, and any outside links that were on a profile page and didn't link to Fictionpress (FF.N's sister site) just links link back to said the original profile page. To say site-goers weren't pleased would be an ''understatement''.
** The site uses the robots exclusion standard (robots.txt) in its programming, which prevented archival sites such as the Website/WaybackMachine from working with the site for a long time (although the Wayback Machine in particular eventually stopped honoring it in 2017 in favor of requiring explicit requests for exclusion from their servers).time. As a result, this rendered a ''lot'' of forums, {{fanfic}}s, and [=RPs=] {{Missing Episode}}s. This is especially infamous because the higher ups like to periodically purge forums, threads, and fics that haven't been touched after a certain point to save on space, even if said threads were unable to be reactivated or the fan fiction was already completed. Naturally, bringing up robots.txt is a good way to ignite a bonfire that can be seen from space.


* FandomRivalry: With Website/ArchiveOfOurOwn. Though many writers do cross-post on both sites, there's a rivalry between the two because they're the two most popular fanfiction archives. Some fandoms also lean towards one site over the other (for example, [=AO3=] has a bigger ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' section while [=FF.N=] has a bigger ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' section).

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* FandomRivalry: With Website/ArchiveOfOurOwn. Though many writers do cross-post on both sites, there's a rivalry between the two because they're the two most popular fanfiction archives.archives with differing aims (FFN is dependent on ad revenue and has more content restrictions while [=AO3=] is a nonprofit organization with much looser content guidelines). Some fandoms also lean towards one site over the other (for example, [=AO3=] has a bigger ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' section while [=FF.N=] has a bigger ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' section).


** The site uses 'robots.txt' in its programming, preventing archival sites such as ''Website/WaybackMachine'' from working with the site. As a result, this renders a ''lot'' of Forums, {{Fanfiction}}s, and [=RPs=] {{Missing Episode}}s. This is especially infamous because the higher ups like to periodically purge forums, threads, and fics that haven't been touched after a certain point to save on space, even if said threads were unable to be reactivated or the fanfiction was already completed. Naturally, bringing up robots.txt is a good way to ignite a bonfire that can be seen from space.

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** The site uses 'robots.txt' the robots exclusion standard (robots.txt) in its programming, preventing which prevented archival sites such as ''Website/WaybackMachine'' the Website/WaybackMachine from working with the site. site for a long time (although the Wayback Machine in particular eventually stopped honoring it in 2017 in favor of requiring explicit requests for exclusion from their servers). As a result, this renders rendered a ''lot'' of Forums, {{Fanfiction}}s, forums, {{fanfic}}s, and [=RPs=] {{Missing Episode}}s. This is especially infamous because the higher ups like to periodically purge forums, threads, and fics that haven't been touched after a certain point to save on space, even if said threads were unable to be reactivated or the fanfiction fan fiction was already completed. Naturally, bringing up robots.txt is a good way to ignite a bonfire that can be seen from space.


* NeverLiveItDown: '''''The Purge''''', one of the most infamous events in the site's history. In an attempt to free up space, the FF.N admins saw fit to purge inactive Forums and threads, extremely old fics, or fics that break their set guidelines, without informing anyone until ''after'' it had already happened. Not only did this render a lot of popular fics {{Missing Episode}}s, most of the "inactive" Forums removed were ''still active'', causing recent threads and memories to get removed at random, PlayByPost {{Role Playing Game}}s to have important arcs rendered as {{Missing Episode}}s, and any activity that was in the Forums was killed, with many users jumping ship to other websites in disgust. Even years after ''The Purge'', the effects can still be felt, with many archived Forums of popular franchises like ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' rendered virtual ghost towns.

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* FandomRivalry: With Website/ArchiveOfOurOwn. Though many writers do cross-post on both sites, there's a rivalry between the two because they're the two most popular fanfiction archives. Some fandoms also lean towards one site over the other (for example, [=AO3=] has a bigger ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' section while [=FF.N=] has a bigger ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' section).


** "There are no FF.N Mods". This is due to the fact that FF.N Mods are almost non-existent on the site, and there's no real way to contact a specific one directly. Even if you do contact one, they rarely respond to what you're contacting them about. Naturally, a ''lot'' of FF.N rules such as no {{Alternate Reality Game}}s, {{MST}}s, {{Lemon Fic}}s, or having real life people appear in fanfics is almost ''never'' enforced, and rule-breaking fics are still posted on a regular basis, with some staying up for ''years''.
** Korean adbots. For ''some'' reason, FF.N Forums infamously tend to get flooded with them, with the worst cases resulting in entire front pages of Forums reading like a Korean website. It's so infamous that the site admins had to forcefully remove links from Forums... And Korean adbots ''still'' tend to flood the Forums.
* NeverLiveItDown: 'The Purge', one of the most infamous events in the site's history. In an attempt to free up space, the FF.N admins in all their infinite wisdom saw fit to purge 'inactive' Forums and threads, extremely old fics, or fics that break their set guidelines, without informing anyone until ''after'' it had already happened. Not only did this render a lot of popular fics {{Missing Episode}}s, most of the 'inactive' Forums removed were ''still active'', causing recent threads and memories to get removed at random, PlayByPost {{Role Playing Game}}s to have key arcs rendered as {{Missing Episode}}s, and any activity the Forum section of their archive had to be killed, with many users jumping ship to other websites in disgust. Even years after 'The Purge', the events can still be felt, with many Forum archives of popular franchises like ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' rendered virtual ghost towns.

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** "There are no FF.N Mods". This is due to the fact that FF.N the Mods are almost non-existent on the site, non-existent, and there's no real way to contact a specific one directly. Even if you do contact one, they rarely respond to what you're contacting them about. Naturally, a ''lot'' of FF.N rules such (such as no {{Alternate Reality Game}}s, {{MST}}s, {{Lemon Fic}}s, or having real life people appear in fanfics is fanfics) are almost ''never'' enforced, and not only are rule-breaking fics are still posted on a regular basis, with some staying they can stay up for ''years''.
** Korean adbots. For ''some'' reason, FF.N Forums infamously tend to get flooded with them, with the worst cases resulting in entire front pages of Forums reading like a Korean website. It's so infamous that the site admins had to forcefully remove links from Forums... And Korean the adbots ''still'' tend to flood the Forums.
* NeverLiveItDown: 'The Purge', '''''The Purge''''', one of the most infamous events in the site's history. In an attempt to free up space, the FF.N admins in all their infinite wisdom saw fit to purge 'inactive' inactive Forums and threads, extremely old fics, or fics that break their set guidelines, without informing anyone until ''after'' it had already happened. Not only did this render a lot of popular fics {{Missing Episode}}s, most of the 'inactive' "inactive" Forums removed were ''still active'', causing recent threads and memories to get removed at random, PlayByPost {{Role Playing Game}}s to have key important arcs rendered as {{Missing Episode}}s, and any activity that was in the Forum section of their archive had to be Forums was killed, with many users jumping ship to other websites in disgust. Even years after 'The Purge', ''The Purge'', the events effects can still be felt, with many Forum archives archived Forums of popular franchises like ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' rendered virtual ghost towns.



** As of June 2015, links outside the site no longer show up in forum post anymore thanks to the previously mentioned Korean adbots, and any outside links (besides the sister site, Fictionpress) on a profile page just link back to said profile page. To say site-goers weren't pleased would be an ''understatement''.
** The site uses 'robots.txt' in its programming, preventing sites such as ''Website/WaybackMachine'' from working with the site. As a result, this renders a ''lot'' of Forums, {{Fanfiction}}s, and [=RPs=] {{Missing Episode}}s. This is especially infamous because the higher ups like to periodically purge forums, threads, and fics that haven't been touched after a certain point to save on space, even if said threads were unable to be reactivated or the fanfiction was already completed. Naturally, bringing up robots.txt is a good way to ignite a bonfire that can be seen from space.

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** As of June 2015, links outside the site no longer show up in forum post posts anymore thanks to the previously mentioned Korean adbots, and any outside links (besides the sister site, Fictionpress) that were on a profile page and didn't link to Fictionpress (FF.N's sister site) just link links back to said profile page. To say site-goers weren't pleased would be an ''understatement''.
** The site uses 'robots.txt' in its programming, preventing archival sites such as ''Website/WaybackMachine'' from working with the site. As a result, this renders a ''lot'' of Forums, {{Fanfiction}}s, and [=RPs=] {{Missing Episode}}s. This is especially infamous because the higher ups like to periodically purge forums, threads, and fics that haven't been touched after a certain point to save on space, even if said threads were unable to be reactivated or the fanfiction was already completed. Naturally, bringing up robots.txt is a good way to ignite a bonfire that can be seen from space.


** As of June 2015, links outside the site no longer show up in forum post anymore thanks to the previously mentioned Korean adbots, and any outside links on a profile page just link back to said profile page. To say site-goers weren't pleased would be an ''understatement''.

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** As of June 2015, links outside the site no longer show up in forum post anymore thanks to the previously mentioned Korean adbots, and any outside links (besides the sister site, Fictionpress) on a profile page just link back to said profile page. To say site-goers weren't pleased would be an ''understatement''.


* NeverLiveItDown: 'The Purge', one of the most infamous events in the site's history. In an attempt to free up space, the FF.N admins in all their infinite wisdom saw fit to purge 'inactive' Forums and threads, extremely old fics, or fics that break their set guidelines, without informing anyone until ''after'' it had already happened. Not only did this render a lot of popular fics {{Missing Episode}}s, most of the 'inactive' Forums removed were ''still active'', causing recent threads and memories to get removed at random, PlayByPost {{Role Playing Game}}s to have key arcs rendered as {{Missing Episode}}s, and any activity the Forum section of their archive had to be killed, with many users jumping ship to other websites in disgust. Even years after 'The Purge', the events can still be felt, with many Forum archives of popular franchises like ''Franchise/Pokemon'' rendered virtual ghost towns.

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* NeverLiveItDown: 'The Purge', one of the most infamous events in the site's history. In an attempt to free up space, the FF.N admins in all their infinite wisdom saw fit to purge 'inactive' Forums and threads, extremely old fics, or fics that break their set guidelines, without informing anyone until ''after'' it had already happened. Not only did this render a lot of popular fics {{Missing Episode}}s, most of the 'inactive' Forums removed were ''still active'', causing recent threads and memories to get removed at random, PlayByPost {{Role Playing Game}}s to have key arcs rendered as {{Missing Episode}}s, and any activity the Forum section of their archive had to be killed, with many users jumping ship to other websites in disgust. Even years after 'The Purge', the events can still be felt, with many Forum archives of popular franchises like ''Franchise/Pokemon'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' rendered virtual ghost towns.



** The site uses 'robots.txt' in its programming, preventing sites such as ''WebSite/WaybackMachine'' from working with the site. As a result, this renders a ''lot'' of Forums, {{Fanfiction}}s, and [=RPs=] {{Missing Episode}}s. This is especially infamous because the higher ups like to periodically purge forums, threads, and fics that haven't been touched after a certain point to save on space, even if said threads were unable to be reactivated or the fanfiction was already completed. Naturally, bringing up robots.txt is a good way to ignite a bonfire that can be seen from space.

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** The site uses 'robots.txt' in its programming, preventing sites such as ''WebSite/WaybackMachine'' ''Website/WaybackMachine'' from working with the site. As a result, this renders a ''lot'' of Forums, {{Fanfiction}}s, and [=RPs=] {{Missing Episode}}s. This is especially infamous because the higher ups like to periodically purge forums, threads, and fics that haven't been touched after a certain point to save on space, even if said threads were unable to be reactivated or the fanfiction was already completed. Naturally, bringing up robots.txt is a good way to ignite a bonfire that can be seen from space.


** The introduction of 4 character choices in filters. For most of fandoms, the site is used solely for {{Shipping}} characters together. Since the update, the ability to add more characters has lead to an infuriating level of people who put all the main characters in a story as the 4 characters, even if the story is just for shipping one of them. Want to find just stories for your pairing? Good luck, since filtering for those two characters now also brings up dozens of non-shipping stories that have them included in the filters.
*** There ''are'' filters for pairings, which most people use. Unfortunately, not enough people do it to avoid irritating the people who just want to find a fic of their pairing.
*** [[BrokenBase On the other hand]], this has now made seeking out pairings like the OT3 a ''lot'' easier, now that fics that deal with just two thirds of the threesome can be filtered out.
*** [[AuthorsSavingThrow The hatred is somewhat lessened]] by the introduction of exclusion filters, which allows you to filter out stories with specific characters and/or genres that you don't want to read. It's especially helpful when trying to exclude a story with an OC (thanks to the newly created OC character added to all sections) in order to avoid a shameless SelfInsertFic, or exclude a character you don't particularly like. Unfortunately, this created a ''different'' problem, since many stories made before the creation of the OC character filter aren't updated to have it, ensuring that several fics always manage to avoid it.


** "There are no FF.N Mods" due to the fact that FF.N Mods are almost non-existent on the site, and there's no real way to contact a specific one directly, and even if you do, they rarely respond to what you're contacting them about. As a result, a ''lot'' of FF.N rules such as no {{Alternate Reality Game}}s, {{MST}}s, {{Lemon Fic}}s, or having real life people appear in fanfics is rarely, if ''ever'', enforced, and are still posted on a regular basis and often stay up for years even if they break one of the rules FF.N has in place.
** Korean adbots. For what ''ever'' reason, FF.N Forums infamously tend to get flooded with them, with the worst cases resulting in entire front pages of Forums reading like a Korean website. It's so infamous that the site admins had to forcefully remove links from Forums... And Korean adbots ''still'' tend to flood the Forums.
* NeverLiveItDown: 'The Purge', one of the most infamous events in the sites history. In an attempt to free up space, the FF.N admins in all their infinite wisdom saw fit to purge 'inactive' Forums and threads, extremely old fics or fics that break their set guidelines, without informing anyone until ''after'' it had already happened. Not only has this render a lot of popular fics {{Missing Episode}}s, most of the 'inactive' Forums were actually still really active, with multiple threads and memories being deleted left and right, multiple PlayByPost {{Role Playing Game}}s having key arcs rendered as {{Missing Episode}}s and killing any activity the Forum section of their archive had, with many users jumping ship in disgust. Even today the events of the purge can still be felt, with many Forum archives of even popular franchises like ''Pokemon'' rendered virtual ghost towns.

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** "There are no FF.N Mods" Mods". This is due to the fact that FF.N Mods are almost non-existent on the site, and there's no real way to contact a specific one directly, and even directly. Even if you do, do contact one, they rarely respond to what you're contacting them about. As a result, Naturally, a ''lot'' of FF.N rules such as no {{Alternate Reality Game}}s, {{MST}}s, {{Lemon Fic}}s, or having real life people appear in fanfics is rarely, if ''ever'', almost ''never'' enforced, and rule-breaking fics are still posted on a regular basis and often stay basis, with some staying up for years even if they break one of the rules FF.N has in place.
''years''.
** Korean adbots. For what ''ever'' ''some'' reason, FF.N Forums infamously tend to get flooded with them, with the worst cases resulting in entire front pages of Forums reading like a Korean website. It's so infamous that the site admins had to forcefully remove links from Forums... And Korean adbots ''still'' tend to flood the Forums.
* NeverLiveItDown: 'The Purge', one of the most infamous events in the sites site's history. In an attempt to free up space, the FF.N admins in all their infinite wisdom saw fit to purge 'inactive' Forums and threads, extremely old fics fics, or fics that break their set guidelines, without informing anyone until ''after'' it had already happened. Not only has did this render a lot of popular fics {{Missing Episode}}s, most of the 'inactive' Forums removed were actually still really active, with multiple ''still active'', causing recent threads and memories being deleted left and right, multiple to get removed at random, PlayByPost {{Role Playing Game}}s having to have key arcs rendered as {{Missing Episode}}s Episode}}s, and killing any activity the Forum section of their archive had, had to be killed, with many users jumping ship to other websites in disgust. Even today years after 'The Purge', the events of the purge can still be felt, with many Forum archives of even popular franchises like ''Pokemon'' ''Franchise/Pokemon'' rendered virtual ghost towns.



** The introduction of 4 character choices in filters. For the vast majority of fandoms the site is used solely for {{Shipping}} two characters together. Since the update this ability to add more characters has lead to an infuriating level of people who put all the main characters in a story as the 4 characters even if the story is just for shipping one of them. Example: Wanting to find Spencer/Aria stories for ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'', only to find that filtering for those two characters now also brings up dozens of stories that have Spencer, Aria, Hanna and Emily all included in the filters.
** [[BrokenBase On the other hand]], this has now made seeking out pairings like the OT3 a lot easier, now that one can filter out the fic that deals with just two thirds of the threesome.
** It is possible for writers to make pairings which are recognised by the filter. Whether enough people do it to avoid irritating the people who still hate the new feature, however...
** The hatred is somewhat lessened by the introduction of the exclusion filters, which allow you to filter out stories with specific characters and/or genres that you don't want to read. It's especially helpful when trying to exclude a story with an OC (thanks to the newly created OC character added to all sections) in order to avoid a shameless SelfInsertFic, or exclude a character you don't particularly like. Though sadly, the OC character is a recent feature, so many of those stories lack it, ensuring that a few always manage to avoid the filter.
** As of June 2015, links outside the site no longer show up in forum post anymore thanks to Korean adbot spam, and any outside links on a profile page just link back to said profile page. To say FF.N goers were ''not'' pleased would be an understatement.
** The site uses the infamous 'robots.txt' code in its programming, preventing sites such as ''WebSite/WaybackMachine'' from working with FF.N. This, as a result, renders a ''lot'' of Forums, Fan Fics, and [=RPs=] {{Missing Episode}}s. This is especially infamous since the higher ups at FF.N like to periodically purge inactive forums/threads/fics after a certain point to save on space, ''even if said threads were locked and unable to be reactivated or the fanfiction had already be completed''. Naturally, bringing up robots.txt is a good way to ignite a bonfire that can be seen from space.

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** The introduction of 4 character choices in filters. For the vast majority most of fandoms fandoms, the site is used solely for {{Shipping}} two characters together. Since the update this update, the ability to add more characters has lead to an infuriating level of people who put all the main characters in a story as the 4 characters characters, even if the story is just for shipping one of them. Example: Wanting Want to find Spencer/Aria just stories for ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'', only to find that your pairing? Good luck, since filtering for those two characters now also brings up dozens of non-shipping stories that have Spencer, Aria, Hanna and Emily all them included in the filters.
** *** There ''are'' filters for pairings, which most people use. Unfortunately, not enough people do it to avoid irritating the people who just want to find a fic of their pairing.
***
[[BrokenBase On the other hand]], this has now made seeking out pairings like the OT3 a lot ''lot'' easier, now that one can filter out the fic fics that deals deal with just two thirds of the threesome.
** It is possible for writers to make pairings which are recognised by the filter. Whether enough people do it to avoid irritating the people who still hate the new feature, however...
**
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*** [[AuthorsSavingThrow
The hatred is somewhat lessened lessened]] by the introduction of the exclusion filters, which allow allows you to filter out stories with specific characters and/or genres that you don't want to read. It's especially helpful when trying to exclude a story with an OC (thanks to the newly created OC character added to all sections) in order to avoid a shameless SelfInsertFic, or exclude a character you don't particularly like. Though sadly, Unfortunately, this created a ''different'' problem, since many stories made before the creation of the OC character is a recent feature, so many of those stories lack filter aren't updated to have it, ensuring that a few several fics always manage to avoid the filter.
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** As of June 2015, links outside the site no longer show up in forum post anymore thanks to the previously mentioned Korean adbot spam, adbots, and any outside links on a profile page just link back to said profile page. To say FF.N goers were ''not'' site-goers weren't pleased would be an understatement.
''understatement''.
** The site uses the infamous 'robots.txt' code in its programming, preventing sites such as ''WebSite/WaybackMachine'' from working with FF.N. This, as the site. As a result, this renders a ''lot'' of Forums, Fan Fics, {{Fanfiction}}s, and [=RPs=] {{Missing Episode}}s. This is especially infamous since because the higher ups at FF.N like to periodically purge inactive forums/threads/fics forums, threads, and fics that haven't been touched after a certain point to save on space, ''even even if said threads were locked and unable to be reactivated or the fanfiction had was already be completed''.completed. Naturally, bringing up robots.txt is a good way to ignite a bonfire that can be seen from space.


** The hatred is somewhat lessened by the introduction of the exclusion filters, which allow you to filter out stories with specific characters and/or genres that you don't want to read. It's especially helpful when trying to exclude a story with an OC (thanks to the newly created OC character added to all sections) in order to avoid a shameless MarySue SelfInsertFic, or exclude a character you don't particularly like. Though sadly, the OC character is a recent feature, so many of those stories lack it, ensuring that a few always manage to avoid the filter.

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** The hatred is somewhat lessened by the introduction of the exclusion filters, which allow you to filter out stories with specific characters and/or genres that you don't want to read. It's especially helpful when trying to exclude a story with an OC (thanks to the newly created OC character added to all sections) in order to avoid a shameless MarySue SelfInsertFic, or exclude a character you don't particularly like. Though sadly, the OC character is a recent feature, so many of those stories lack it, ensuring that a few always manage to avoid the filter.


* NeverLiveItDown: 'The Purge', one of the most infamous events in the sites history. In an attempt to free up space, the FF.N admins in all their infinite wisdom saw fit to purge 'inactive' Forums and threads, extremely old fics or fics that break their set guidelines, without informing anyone until ''after'' it had already happened. Not only has this render a lot of popular fics {{Missing Episode}}s, most of the 'inactive' Forums were actually still really active, with multiple threads and memories being deleted left and right, multiple PlayByPost {{Role Playing Game}}s having key arcs rendered as {{Missing Episode}}s and killing any activity the Forum section of their archive had, with many users jumping ship in disgust. Even today the events of the purge can still be felt, with many Forum archives of even popular franchises like Pokemon rendered virtual ghost towns.

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* NeverLiveItDown: 'The Purge', one of the most infamous events in the sites history. In an attempt to free up space, the FF.N admins in all their infinite wisdom saw fit to purge 'inactive' Forums and threads, extremely old fics or fics that break their set guidelines, without informing anyone until ''after'' it had already happened. Not only has this render a lot of popular fics {{Missing Episode}}s, most of the 'inactive' Forums were actually still really active, with multiple threads and memories being deleted left and right, multiple PlayByPost {{Role Playing Game}}s having key arcs rendered as {{Missing Episode}}s and killing any activity the Forum section of their archive had, with many users jumping ship in disgust. Even today the events of the purge can still be felt, with many Forum archives of even popular franchises like Pokemon ''Pokemon'' rendered virtual ghost towns.


** The introduction of 4 character choices in filters. For the vast majority of fandoms the site is used solely for {{Shipping}} two characters together. Since the update this ability to add more characters has lead to an infuriating level of people who put all the main characters in a story as the 4 characters even if the story is just for shipping one of them. Example: Wanting to find Spencer/Aria stories for PrettyLittleLiars, only to find that filtering for those two characters now also brings up dozens of stories that have Spencer, Aria, Hanna and Emily all included in the filters.

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** The introduction of 4 character choices in filters. For the vast majority of fandoms the site is used solely for {{Shipping}} two characters together. Since the update this ability to add more characters has lead to an infuriating level of people who put all the main characters in a story as the 4 characters even if the story is just for shipping one of them. Example: Wanting to find Spencer/Aria stories for PrettyLittleLiars, ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'', only to find that filtering for those two characters now also brings up dozens of stories that have Spencer, Aria, Hanna and Emily all included in the filters.

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