The forum crash has been resolved. Thanks for your patience
The forum software has crashed and is serving up error messages when you try to access it. I’ve contacted tech support through the site’s host (this type of issue is beyond me) and will pay for a repair if necessary. Hopefully it won’t take long. If it goes outside of a few hours, I’ll post updates here to let you know when we’ll be back online.
The forum account approvals are backed up by weeks (I’ve been really sick). I’m going to approve the accounts that have left their username in the comments today, and I’ll try to work my way through the signups this coming week, but I have over 5,000 unread emails/forms. If you are waiting for an account approval, please, please go here and leave your username and the date you signed up, if possible. This is the fastest way to get your approval pushed through.
I know it’s frustrating that we don’t have automatic/email approval enabled on the forum, and I apologize. It’s the only way I can keep the forum from being overrun with spambots. I’m getting upwards of 500 bot signups per day, and if even a fraction of those logged in and started flood posting it would be a nightmare.
Your patience is appreciated, and again, I’m sorry for the inconvenience.
Please leave a comment on this page with your user name to get a forum account approved, or email it to me. Include the date you signed up, if possible. I’m on hiatus from the site until further notice, so this is the only way to get a new account approved. Site mail and comments will be checked every 2-3 days, so don’t be alarmed if you don’t get an immediate approval.
There’s a new Eminem fanfiction challenge up on the forum. Entries are due May 1, 2013. Details HERE.
Two new chapters just posted. And I hear they were a bitch to write.
MC has posted a new chapter for What Lies Beneath. How about giving it a read & review?
We have a dedicated page for author/character interviews. Go ask some questions!
There’s a new Eminem fanfiction challenge up on the forum. Entries are due April 1, 2013. Details HERE.
There are over a thousand emails and forum signups in the SF inbox. I’m going through them now, but will most likely miss a few legit signups in the process of dumping the spambot forms. Please email me or leave your username on the contact page for faster approval. Also, be aware that hotmail accounts bounce 9 out of 10 approval notices. Consider using a different email provider for your signup, or check in with me to see if your account has been activated.
Thanks, and happy new year!
All is quiet at SF right now; everyone is busy with holiday/ end of year type stuff, but we’ll be back in January.
The good news is I finally managed to fix the site’s email problem. The bad news is I have 2,498 backed up emails, and most of them are forum signups. So please, please, if you’re waiting on an approval — leave a comment on the Contact page or email me with your user name.
The September 2012 fanfic challenge has been posted here. There will be participation banners for anyone who enters + winners’ banners after the vote (there will be more than one category if enough people enter).
I still have 2,386 unread emails, and most of them are account signups. If you are waiting for a forum account to be approved, please go to the Contact page and leave a comment with your user name. This will expedite the approval process by several days because I can search for your form instead of wading through hundreds of spambot signups to find the legitimate user accounts.
The site has been running on its own for a few months while I dealt with some personal stuff. New account approvals have not gone through in quite some time, and there are pages upon pages of comments in the queue. I am trying to catch up, but it may be a few days.