File automatically downloading from HPFF

Several members have reported that while reading chapters, a file gets downloaded to their device. They are of course obviously worried that this may be a virus.

This is in fact caused by the ad company that we use on our mature stories page. They are having an issue with their servers which means that a piece of code which should be sent to the server is being sent to users instead. As far as I\'m aware, this should not cause an issue. Browsers do not execute PHP script, so if this is in fact a malicious file, it will not be opened. As a precautionary issue we have removed the affected ads for now.

This is an outside issue and not an issue with HPFF servers, which are regularly checked for virus and trojan scripts.

While I can confirm tha tthis is not a virus on our server, you should of course always use a virus software when using the internet and be aware of your online safety.

Staff on 2016.07.24 - 10:19AM

Trusted Author Applications

HPFF validators and archive admins are always on the look out for new Trusted Authors, but just in case weve missed someone, we are opening up applications for new Trusted Authors. If you meet the following criteria and wish to submit yourself for possible TA status, please send an email to gryffinduck@harrypotterfanfiction.com with a link to your author page and the email address that is associated with your account (if it differs from the one you used to send the email). Applications will be open until July 26th. Please keep in mind that TA status is a privilege that can be removed at any time if an author is found to have broken site rules and/or the terms of service. You must meet this criteria to be considered: -Have been an archive member for at least six months (join date prior to January 12th, 2016). -Have at least ten validated chapters. -Your past five chapters must not have had a rejection, for any reason other than formatting. -No prior suspensions. Please note that the above is no guarantee of TA status. Staff reserve the right to deny TA status. If you receive TA status, you will be notified. If you do not receive TA status, you will not be notified. If you do not receive TA status, we encourage you to keep submitting chapters consistently and reapply next time. If you have any questions, please email Gryffin_Duck at the above email address.

Gryffin_Duck on 2016.07.12 - 08:31PM

Cursed Child Spoilers

We at HPFF could not be more excited for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! Being that our users are from all over the world and will be reading/watching Cursed Child in a variety of ways (and at a variety of times), we are asking authors to please use the "contains spoilers" warning for any and all stories and chapters that contain spoilers for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. We have also added a new era called "Cursed Child" to be used for stories that are based off that part of canon. This is different from the "Next Generation" era which is generally used for stories that take place after Deathly Hallows canon. While we won't reject your stories for not using the spoiler warning or the Cursed Child era, we hope you will respect your readers' wishes not to be spoiled before they've watched/read Cursed Child. In the words of J.K. Rowling, keep the secret and don't be a Wormtail!

Gryffin_Duck on 2016.06.08 - 05:23PM

Recent Fundraiser update.

Thanks to those of you who donated to our March fundraiser, HPFF's immediate future is secure. While we didn't raise the target amount needed to keep us online for the next year, the funds raised will allow us to cover our overheads for the next 6-8 months approximately.

HPFF Staff on 2016.04.08 - 08:47AM

March Fundraiser

Once again March has rolled around and it's that time of year when we ask you to help us keep HPFF online.

HPFF has been here for 15 years and in all that time we've only had to ask for your help to keep us here since 2015. Here at HPFF we think it is a very special place, a one of a kind even. Yes there are other HP Fanfiction sites out there but I think you'll agree that none of them can hold a candle to HPFF.

While you can come along and read and write stories to you hearts content as well as enjoy yourself at the forums, have you ever stopped to think that although it may be free for you, someone has to pay to keep the site online. Servers, management, software, etc all cost money and unfortunately now that the HP fervour has died down a little, our advertising no longer pays all the bills, in fact it pays a bare minimum. Which is why once a year we ask you to help us out.

If you enjoy the site and would like to still be enjoying it for the next year and beyond, we'd ask that you make a small donation to help keep us online. If we can't get funding we will unfortunately have to close our servers and go offline. Over the years, several staff members have donated over ten thousand dollars to keep the site here for you (as well as working all the hours that God sends to run it), but they can't be expected to constantly top up our funds.

So If you'd like to make a donation please visit http://www.gofundme.com/hpff-2016 and thanks in advance.

The HPFF Staff

HPFF Staff on 2016.02.22 - 03:30PM

Character Bios Section

We recently added a new section to our forums for authors to post character bios for their original characters and minor canon characters, as well as head canons for major canon characters. It is located in the Flourish and Blotts section of the forums, under the Hall of Prophecy. Please remember to read the rules thread before posting. If you aren't already a member of our forums, now is a great time to join! We hope you enjoy reading about all the fantastic characters our authors have come up with.

Gryffin_Duck on 2016.01.24 - 05:15PM

Queue Reopened

The queue is now open for submissions.

Gryffin_Duck on 2016.01.02 - 11:34PM

Winter Queue Closure

The queue will be closed to all non-Trusted Authors from Dec 23rd through Jan 3rd. We will re-open to new submissions on Jan 3rd, 2016. Please plan your new chapters and edits accordingly.

Gryffin_Duck on 2015.11.30 - 05:11PM

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