I've made an enhancement to the Top-Fan-Fic
page. You can now choose to filter the stories to only show those where one of the 10 most popular BtVS characters takes a leading role.
Also, I've removed several challenges that do not meet the site rules - please read them before posting challenges. In particular, we do not allow non-crossover challenges or challenges that just specify a Halloween costume.
It has recently come to our attention that an author posting to Twisting the Hellmouth has been involved in multiple acts of plagiarism. Since this was a repeat offense, all of the stories posted to their account have been deleted, and the author has been banned from posting further works. We have attempted to contact the original authors of the plagiarized stories, and since many of the stories had been posted for some time, we allowed them a short time to read any reviews left before removing the stories today. In those cases where the original story was also a Buffy crossover fic, we have invited the original author to post their story here.
We’d like to reiterate that we do not tolerate plagiarism on Twisting the Hellmouth.
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"Add Review", and have your say,
Construct a rhyme that does convey,
the joy you found; it's Rhyming reivew day!
One week until we play our annual game,
One week until lines in reviews sound the same;
One week to refine your skill in word play,
March the fourteenth: it's rhyming review day!
Hotmail is rejecting email messages from our server at the moment. If you have a Hotmail or Windows Live address registered for your account, you may miss some messages. We are currently trying to get this sorted out.
If you are a hotmail user and have an alternate email provider, you can change the email address registered to your account in the settings page of your profile.
Update 15th March: Microsoft have fixed their spam filter and this is issue is now resolved and hotmail messages are being delivered.
Those of you with an e-book reader will be pleased to hear we now support downloading stories in MobiPocket format in addition to E-Pub. This means that using an Amazon Kindle you can now download stories directly from the built-in web browser as e-books. To use this feature, select the Whole Story link at the top of the first chapter. Usability enhancements to make it easier to reach this link will be following in the new year.
It seems when we updated the server operating system back in October, the time zone stored in some user profiles was corrupted. If this has happened to you, you may see incorrect dates against some stories/reviews and if you are having email notifications about tracked stories delivered at a specific time of day, they will be sent at the wrong time. Those who haven't logged in between 3rd October and today won't be affected. Everyone else should verify the time zone setting in their profile is correct.
Note: this does not affect the forums, only the main site.