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Version 3.x General Support / Re: The stories have vanished
« Last post by Ladama on April 27, 2017, 09:06:46 AM »
Just wanted to bump this because I want to see you guys get your archive back online soon!

In my extremely limited eFic/PHP/MySQL knowledge it seems like your archive isn't pulling the info it needs from your fanfiction_stories table, does the "Optimize Database tables" option under Efiction>Admin>Archive Maintenance do anything? What does the database table look like, does it have all the stories listed or just the approved one? Any chance something got renamed or change (like your sitekey or table prefix setting in efic>Admin>settings>site information, or maybe even the name of your stories table in your database?)
I installed this on our test archive last night and it looks like it works.

However I got to thinking that it's probably futile to try to add all the spam domains out there, so I'm wondering if maybe it would be better to kind of do the reverse of this mod and set it up to only allow emails from certain domains to register. On our site, if only gmail, hotmail, yahoo and aol addresses were allowed that already covers about 2/3rd of our members and we can easily add other common service providers. Is this possible?
Version 3.x General Support / The stories have vanished
« Last post by Talullah on April 23, 2017, 11:48:40 PM »
URL to your eFiction: http://www.libraryofmoria.com/a/
Version of eFiction: 3.5.5
Have you bridged eFiction, if so with what?: No
Version of PHP: 5.2.17
Version of MySQL: 4.1.22
Have you searched for your problem: Yes
If so, what terms did you try: stories disappear, orphaned stories
State the nature of your problem:

The stories are not accessible. If you click on an author, you see that they have X stories but when you click the link 'stories by ...' the stories are not listed. The exception to that is a test story that my co-mod posted today (http://www.libraryofmoria.com/a/viewuser.php?action=storiesby&uid=41). In this case the story is listed but the text is not accessible.

If you clink on a direct link to a story it's the same: the link goes to a page where there's no title or author and there's no text. The category is orphaned. Here's an example: http://www.libraryofmoria.com/a/viewstory.php?sid=4007

Do you have a test account for us? Yes (http://www.libraryofmoria.com/a/viewuser.php?uid=153). pw test

We'd be really grateful for any help whatsoever.
Feature Requests / Re: More robust "Favorite" options?
« Last post by Sheepcontrol on April 23, 2017, 04:48:30 PM »
Thanks for taking part here, all the input I can get :)

Bookmark/Favourite: The idea was to give people the option of "remembering" stories they want to read and keeping them seperated from stories they liked. So maybe the title and shortcou sound great, right now you's have to "favourite" it, but then it turns out the story is a waste of bytes and now everybody thinks you are into literal pulp fiction. With bookmarks, this doesn't give the idea you like it, just that you tagged it for whatever reason (and you can even take note of said reason).
Both of them, better say every entry, can be public, private of friends only.

Considering notifications - almost everything can be done, but considering how little progress I am making at this point (due to real life and the daytime job), I decided to give it a feature freeze and make ready what is in it already and replicate eFiction 3 features to the extent possible, and give it a go. Always room for expansion ;)

Well it had to have some sort, and that was in from the "updates" listing, so it stayed that way - for now. See above
Feature Requests / Re: More robust "Favorite" options?
« Last post by Ladama on April 20, 2017, 06:16:27 AM »
Thanks for replying.

VERY excited to see the indicators that the story is already faved/bookmarked, that could be a great selling point for users as AO3 and FFN doesn't really have this.

Intrigued by the bookmarking features, how will it differ from favorites? Is one private and one public? Is one like a tracked list that will send update notifications while one are just stories you like? The Tracker Module is a pretty popular features on our site so it sounds like it's bring some elements from that into the main software.

For notifications, I think it should be like any other notifications where in your user preferences you can select if you want them or not. For busier archives, maybe a daily digest would be good? (and this is likely too much but some kind of notification within the archive could be cool! like you log in and see that x-number of people faved your story, x-number of fave stories are updates, etc. Again, that me in my ideal eFiction world, understandable if it's not feasible)

The search feature also sounds great, I still feel like "date published" is the least intuitive way to sort favorites, especially on large and/or older archives. I'm sure different people will prefer "alphabetical" or "most recent", (I'd lean alphabetical) but either option I still think is better than "date published" if we are only able to view faves in one order.
Feature Requests / Re: More robust "Favorite" options?
« Last post by Sheepcontrol on April 17, 2017, 10:01:38 AM »
Okay, some things were already implemented, others I could add on the fly:

  • Visibility (see attached image)
  • Ability to add "saved" to the search form (Options: "no", "both", "fav", "bm" - there will be favourites and bookmarks)
  • Added timestamp to database, it will be set on creation and updated when you edit the fav/bm
  • Notification is a different thing, that requires a trigger. It's something I'll have to do somewhere else, maybe including like a queue to keep people from getting hammered with notifications.

Added: This will include "saved" stories to the regular search form, so you will be able to limit by category, tag, whatnot. At this point, it will not sort by anything, this will come, just not in yet.
Feature Requests / More robust "Favorite" options?
« Last post by Ladama on April 15, 2017, 12:29:08 AM »
One thing our readers have consistently expressed wanting to see is better ways to look through their "Favorites".

Right now Favorites are displayed in order of most recently published (not even most recently updated!). It would be so great if users could browse through their favorites much like they can browse through regular titles, being able to select characters, ratings, etc and sort by Alphabetical or Most Recent.

A few other things I would like to see in Favorites in my ideal eFiction world:

*Ability to search within your favorites
*As you browse, maybe some kind of indicator on the story (like star or heart type icon?) that the story is already added to your favorites
*Some kind of time stamp? (when you faved it or when you last read it maybe)
*If you're an author, getting a notification when someone favorites your story could be a nice boost.

Just a few thoughts...
Version 3.x General Support / Re: Error adding "choose author" to a challenge
« Last post by SnoWhiteSally on April 14, 2017, 11:29:47 PM »
Thanks, that works brilliantly :)
Version 3.x General Support / Re: Error adding "choose author" to a challenge
« Last post by Ladama on April 14, 2017, 11:27:21 PM »
Hey Sally, I also encounter this same error when I "choose another author" and then select a letter. However if I stick with the numbered pages at the bottom to find authors, it seems to go okay...
Version 3.x General Support / Error adding "choose author" to a challenge
« Last post by SnoWhiteSally on April 14, 2017, 07:13:26 PM »
Seeing a new error. When I went in to add a new story to a challenge when I tried to 'choose another author' I got this error:

A fatal MySQL error was encountered.
Query: SELECT count(distinct uid) FROM KDFfanfiction_authorprefs WHERE stories > 0 AND author.penname LIKE 'S%'
Error: ()

Does anybody know what's going on? The site URL is http://www.kinnetikdreams.com. If I have missed out any important information that you need, I apologise. Please let me know. Thanks in advance :)

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