Welcome to the 2017 HPFF Dobby Awards!
This year’s Dobby Awards will be run differently from previous years. Both nominations and voting will take place via Google Forms. Nominations will be open now through January 11th. On or around January 16th, a list of stories that have made it into the voting round will be posted here on the archive. Voting will take place January 23rd through January 30th, via a second Google Form.
Stories/authors with the most nominations will make it into the voting round. How many nominations a story/author needs to make it into the voting round will depend on how many nominations there are in that category.
The rules remain similar to previous years and are as follows:
1. You may not nominate or vote for yourself in any category. If you nominate or vote for yourself, all your nominations and votes will be disqualified.
2. You may only submit one response for the nominations form and then one response for the voting form. Once you submit, you will not be allowed to edit. Make sure you have nominated/voted for everything you want before submitting the form!
3. You are not required to use a gmail account for the forms, but you must provide your email address and penname in the form so that your HPFF account can be verified. HPFF will not use your email address or penname for anything other than Dobby purposes.4. You must have an archive account to nominate/vote.
5. You may only nominate/vote once.
6. All winning stories are subject to a ToS check. Any stories found to be in violation of the ToS or Site Rules will be disqualified.
7. To avoid any confusion, when making your nominations, enter the story title and author name exactly as they appear on the archive.
8. No making deals with friends to nominate their story if you nominate theirs. Members found to be doing this will have all of their nominations disqualified.
9. You may nominate up to two authors or stories in each category.
10. Stories/authors that won in 2015 are not eligible to win in their same category again this year. They can, however, be nominated and win in different categories.
The nomination form can be found at the following link.
It will be open until 11:59pm EST on January 11th.
If you would like to see a list of Dobby categories before clicking on the form, you can look at the following google doc.
Questions? Please email us at email@example.com.
Gryffin_Duck on 2016.12.31 - 07:14PM
Start making note of all your favorite stories, authors, and reviewers - the HPFF annual awards, The Dobbys, are back in January!
MJM on 2016.12.20 - 02:22PM
Huge thanks to Andy and Chris, 2 of our authors, for their help with our coding script.
HPFF Staff on 2016.11.20 - 12:40PM
HPFF is urgently looking to source a coder to modify a small script to ensure the continuous and easy running of our server. If you meet this requirement please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the contact link at the top of the page.
HPFF Staff on 2016.11.16 - 08:34AM
We have had several emails about continuing issues on the mature stories page. We have checked this page several times and have run various virus and malware checkers on our server and it is fine.
There are several types of virus or malware that can be picked up from a site and not have an effect until several days or months later, showing up on a site which is in fact clean.
If you think you may have a virus there are various tools online, including free software that will help you to find out if your system is indeed infected.
HPFF Staff on 2016.08.10 - 06:50AM
Several months ago, the HPFF forums were subject to what amounted to an unauthorised hacking attack by an ex staff member. The forums were taken offline while we tried to close down the route taken to gain access and to check that any further attempts at unauthorised access could not take place.
Unfortunately after several weeks going over the software and database, HPFF was unable to confirm that there were not any backdoors which this unscrupulous individual or their companions could use for unauthorised access. While we take our software security seriously, we also treat our members security with the highest regard. It was felt that we could not in all honesty say that there would not be a further attack, compromising the software and more importantly our members information.
As such and to protect our members, it is with regret that we have had to remove the forum software from our servers. HPFF has no plans to replace the forums. While we are aware that this may not be ideal for some people, we hope you appreciate that our members security is of the utmost importance and that this situation was forced upon us. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.
HPFF Staff on 2016.08.08 - 03:23AM
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
HPFF validators and archive admins are always on the look out for new Trusted Authors, but just in case we’ve 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 email@example.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
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