News

Holiday Gift-Giving Event
by abhorsen on 07 Dec 2019 01:38 AM  

We're running a gift-giving event throughout the month of December on the forums - stop in and make your own wishlist (and just wander through other peoples' lists) if you'd like to participate!


Archive Rule Changes
by abhorsen on 07 Dec 2019 01:36 AM  

We're considering a number of archive changes, including combining several advisories and loosening our requirements for when certain content requires advisories. Please check out our post with more details and the full draft of the new rules on the forums in the Suggestions and Feedback section by December 16th if you'd like to give input.


HPFT Staff Changes (Dec '19)
by abhorsen on 07 Dec 2019 01:25 AM  

We're very pleased to welcome justawillowtree to the archive validator team and down-in-flames and Ineke to the forum moderator team (in addition to their other duties)!


Spam Reviews
by abhorsen on 21 Nov 2019 05:03 PM  

We've noticed a significant increase in spam reviews over the past week or so. We think we've identified the problem and are working on fixing it; in the meantime, please report any spam reviews you see so our archive team can delete them. Thank you!


NaNoWriMo
by abhorsen on 03 Nov 2019 07:27 AM  

NaNoWriMo is underway! Whether or not your goal is the official 50,000 words or something smaller, we'd love to see you over at our crazies' cafe on the forums!


 


Happy writing, and good luck!


HPFT Staff Changes (Nov '19)
by abhorsen on 03 Nov 2019 07:21 AM  

We're sorry to announce that TidalDragon has stepped down from his position as forum moderator and event coordinator and that Chemical_Pixie has stepped down from her position as archive validator. Dojh167, grumpy cat, Ineke, and sibilant have also joined the event coordinator team in addition to their existing roles.


 


Because Kevin (TidalDragon) wasn't an archive validator, many people aren't necessarily aware that he was one of the staffers most instrumental in founding the archive - he stepped in behind the scenes and dedicated countless hours to brainstorming, planning, and executing our decisions regarding what direction we wanted it to take. The archive just turned three years old a few days ago; we wouldn't have hit that milestone yet without Kevin's help. Thank you so much, Kevin!


 


If you'd like to apply to join HPFT's staff team, you can find the application in a pinned announcement at the top of the forums - they'll be open until November 10th.


HPFT Staff Changes (Aug '19)
by abhorsen on 06 Aug 2019 04:31 AM  

We're excited to welcome Dojh167 to the Muggle Liaison (i.e., social media) team this month, and bid a very fond farewell to something wicked, who has moved to the prefect team.


HPFT Staff Changes (Jun '19)
by Ineke on 02 Jun 2019 02:37 PM  

We are pleased to welcome sibilant to the Auror team! We wish Shreya the best of luck in her new position! grumpy cat has also joined the Professor team on the forums - welcome, Kristina!


Archive Staff Changes
by Ineke on 05 Apr 2019 05:13 AM  

We are pleased to announce that we have welcomed adorably_cute as our new Auror! We wish her the best of luck in this position!


Camp NaNo!
by abhorsen on 25 Mar 2019 12:31 AM  

Our official Camp NaNo event has opened on the forums! Head over to the Crazies' Cafe to start a NaNo journal, join rat races, and play a lot of fun games to get your muse ready to write!


Archive Staff Changes
by Ineke on 03 Feb 2019 08:57 AM  

Unfortunately, Renacera had to step down from her position as Auror. We're truly sad to see her go and would like to thank her for all that she's done for the Archives!


 


We are happy to announce, however, that we have welcomed Chemical_Pixie as our new Auror! We wish her the best of luck in this position!


Autumn Featured Stories
by Ineke on 03 Feb 2019 08:52 AM  

Congratulations to this autumn's featured stories!



All Hallows Eve by MadiMalfoy


Bring A Muggle To School Day by Nix


Charlie Weasley And His Dragons by StarFeather


Cherry Blossoms by StarFeather


Coffee And Curse-Breakers by Pixileanin


Dear Katie by nott theodore


Empty by abhorsen.


Epitaph Of A Good Man by toomanycurls


Grim Encounters by M C Crocker


Heaven Can Wait by Pen2Paper


Hermione Faces The Beit Din by facingthenorthwind


Homecoming by dreamgazer220


I Hate Multicoloured Days: A Day In The Mind Of A Child With Autism by potionspartner


Immortal Misconceptions by Abraxan Unicorn


No Mercy by starbuck


Orange Cardamom by ShadowRose


Pocket Watch #1 - Bittersweet Homecoming by Diogenissa


The Prince And The Pirate by banshee


Rabbit Heart by Pixileanin


Some Things Are Meant To Be by 1917farmgirl


The Faces Behind The Frogs by Dojh167


The Faces Behind The Frogs by ShazaLupin


The Faces Behind The Frogs by sunshinedaisieswindmills


The Letters To No-One by esmeraude T


he Next Great Adventure by TreacleTart


The Possibility Of After by Unwritten Curse


The Skull Beneath The Skin by esmeraude


The Forest Cottage by MadiMalfoy


The Year Of The Snake by melian


To Boil Telephone Porridge by teh tarik


To Sleep Without Pain by pookha


Tom by Theia


Toward The Heights by Slide


Tragedy by LooneyLizzie


Trapped by clevernotbrilliant


War & Mint by sihaya


We, Lawbreaking Citizens by Rumpelstiltskin


When Dahlia's Bloom by dirigibleplums



You can find all of them in our 'featured stories' tab. For graphic awards and other site news, you can check out our monthly bulletin on the forums!


Move from HTTP to HTTPS
by Alopex on 09 Nov 2018 09:37 PM  

HPFT has finally gotten with the modern times and moved from http://hpfanfictalk.com to https://hpfanfictalk.com.





-Both the archives and the forums are using https now.


-Please update any bookmarks you have.


-There's a chance you'll have to clear your cache.


-If you have images (banners, sigs, etc) that have an http URL, it would be helpful to your fellow members' browsing experiences if you could update them to an https URL.





This change means the ugly notices your browser gives you about HPFT not being secure should be going away now. The exception is going to be on pages where there is mixed content, meaning content that is being served from http rather than https. I have updated everything HPFT-side I could find (images, fonts, site clock), but some of you have banners and signatures and such out there that have an http URL. If you visit a page that has one of those on it, you'll still get a warning--only now it'll be about part of the page not being secure rather than the whole website. :P





Let us know if you encounter issues that are different than normal and that don't go away after clearing your cache.


Summer Featured Stories
by Ineke on 15 Oct 2018 02:33 PM  

Congratulations to this summer's featured stories!


 


A Place Not Far From Here by Chemical_Pixie


An Age Of Change by M C Crocker


Carina by dirigbleplums


Clipped Wings by nott theodore


Complicated by ShadowRose


Dolor Lake by Rumpelstiltskin


From by Stella Blue


Gods Without Grace by dirigibleplums


Good Luck, Lily by PaulaTheProkaryote


Hero by victoria_anne


Home by adorably cute


Hormones by dirtydeedsdonedirtcheap


Imperium by Aphoride


Jigsaw by nott theodore


Julian by Aphoride


Lazy Days by justawillowtree


Lightning Love by toomanycurls


Limitless by abhorsen.


Little Red by sunshine_locks


Lying Josephine by WriteYourHeartOut


Magnolias In The Country by ShadowRose


ministry memorandums (from the mysteries) by esmeraude


My Little Princess by StarFeather


Not My Own by M C Crocker


Project Azkaban by Unwritten Curse


Red Luck by justawillowtree


Seasons of Love by Theia


Silence. Death. by poppunkpadfoot


Steady, Stable by manno-malfoy


That's All by beyond the rain


The Art Of Being Nonchalant (Or Not) by starbuck.


The Department by poppunkpadfoot


The Ghostly Coup by victoria_anne


The Northern Tales by nott theodore


The Seer by Phoenix_Flames


Yaxley by Sleepingbagonthesofa


 


You can find all of them in our 'featured stories' tab. For graphic awards and other site news, you can check out our monthly bulletin on the forums!


Archive Staff Change
by Ineke on 15 Oct 2018 02:08 PM  

Unfortunately, BellaLestrange87 has had to step down as an Auror. We're truly sad to see her go and would like to thank her for all that she's done for the Archives!


Archive Staff Changes
by abhorsen. on 11 Jul 2018 05:23 PM  

MegGonagall has unfortunately had to step down from her position as Auror; we're sorry to see her go.


 


Unwritten_Curse is joining the validating team, and PaulatheProkaryote has also been helping out with validating in addition to her social media duties. In addition, we've promoted Ineke to senior validator. We're happy to have all of them on the team in their new roles!


Spring Featured Stories
by abhorsen. on 11 Jul 2018 05:09 PM  

Congratulations to this spring's featured stories!


 


A Rescue in Space and Time by Levana and pookha


Actions Speak Louder than Words by Veritaserum27


After Life by MegGonagall


Albus Potter and the Slytherin's Office by Phoenix Potioneer


All the Truth About Jimmy Portman by Felpata_Lupin


an absence of sound by justawillowtree


And the World Went On by manno-malfoy


Constellations by Unwritten_Curse


Each Shining Light, Each Silver Bell by Rumpelstiltskin


Easter Lily by Veritaserum27


Hero by banshee


I Am by Rumpelstiltskin


In the Dawn We Shall Enter the Splendid Cities by Aphoride


Letter to the Lost by Crimson Quill


Logarithmic by val


Love, Not War by RoxiMalfoy


Mask of Truth by Rumpelstiltskin and victoria_anne


Put Your Guns Away, It's Tea Time by frombluetored


Scars From Tomorrow by Nix


Secret Keeper by poppunkpadfoot


Shenanigans, Capers, and Hi-Jinks by Beeezie


Stand Tall by Chelts-rjh


That's All by beyond the rain


the wind chimes are calling to me by Alexis Black


to the end of time by claire evergreen


two certainties by facingthenorthwind


Two Months by Levana


Why Everyone Should Hate Coffee Creams by Abraxan Unicorn


 


You can find all of them in our 'featured stories' tab. For graphic awards and other site news, you can check out our monthly bulletin on the forums!


Ratings/Advisories Change
by abhorsen. on 20 May 2018 03:12 AM  

We'd like to announce two ratings/advisories changes.


 


First, the 'Hate Speech' advisory has been broken down into two advisories: 'Derogatory Language' and 'Hate Speech.' The 'Hate Speech' advisory continues to require an M rating but is now reserved for only the most egregious and socially unacceptable uses of slurs. The new 'Derogatory Language' advisory captures other usage of slurs, and can apply to both T-rated and M-rated stories.


 


Second, the 'Sexual Assault' advisory has also been broken down into two advisories: 'Consent Issues (Mild/Moderate)' and 'Consent Issues (Severe).' The 'Consent Issues (Mild/Moderate)' advisory can be apply to both T-rated and M-rated stories, and indicates that a story includes some relatively non-invasive unwanted touching, non-detailed reference to sexual assault of adults, and dubious consent situations. The 'Consent Issues (Severe)' advisory requires an M rating and applies to detailed depiction of sexual assault or reference to the sexual assault of children.


 


To ensure that nothing requiring the stronger advisory ended up inadequately warning readers, we added new advisories for less severe advisories. With these revised rules, your story may be okay at the less severe advisories; please feel free to adjust ratings/advisories accordingly, and contact us with any questions!


 


Please see the Staff Tutorials for further details.


No Queue Limit Reminder
by abhorsen. on 29 Mar 2018 01:42 AM  

We've gotten a lot of new members recently, and we just wanted to remind everyone that we abolished our queue limit earlier this year - you can put as many chapters into the queue at once as you like. If you put a lot of chapters in, keep in mind that it might take us a little while to get through it, because we will validate individual chapter updates first, but you won't have to do anything other than wait for the validation emails to come in/deal with any potential rejections. :)


March Featured Stories
by abhorsen. on 18 Mar 2018 11:40 AM  

Congratulations to our newest featured stories, including:


 


Haunting Shadows - dreamgazer220


five lives - justawillowtree


That Post is a Keeper - Pixileanin


On Air - Stella Blue


Burdens - BlackPixie


A Candle - Beeezie


Prisoner - Crimson Quill


The Bro Code - wandlessmagic


 


You can find these stories in the featured tab, and you can check out the rest of the bulletin on the forums!


FROGS 2018 Winners
by abhorsen. on 11 Feb 2018 04:01 PM  

A huge congratulations to the winners of our 2018 FROGS:


 


Most Versatile Author: abhorsen/beeezie, nott theodore


Best Reviewer: Felpata_Lupin, justawillowtree, Stella Blue


Best Angst: Gods Without Grace by dirigibleplums


Best Dark/Horror: The Skull Beneath the Skin by esmeraude


Best Family/Friendship: Peter Pettigrew and Sirius Black in Secret Keeper by poppunkpadfoot


Best Humor: When Dahlias Bloom by dirigibleplums


Best LGBTQA+ Character: Hannah Abbott in When I Go Out With You by Dojh167


Best Depiction of Mental Illness/Disability: Sirius Black in The Department by poppunkpadfoot


Best Rare Pair: Lavender Brown/Parvati Patil in Parisian Scars by Crimson Quill


Best Romance: Nights Like These by banshee


Best Original Character: Dahlia Darzi in When Dahlias Bloom by dirigibleplums


Best Major Harry Potter Character: Petunia Dursley in Beyond Repair by MuggleMaybe


Best Minor Harry Potter Character: Peter Pettigrew in Liar by Felpata_Lupin


Best Original Fiction: From by Stella Blue


Best Non-Harry Potter Fanfiction: Silence Cuts Loudest Through the Chaos by 1917farmgirl


 


They've been added to the FROGS Hall of Fame tab above and there's an announcement in the staff blog over on the forums that includes their graphic awards, as well as the runners up. :)


February Featured Stories
by abhorsen on 06 Feb 2018 01:12 PM  

Congratulations to our newest featured stories, including:


 


People Watching - BlackPixie


Untrue, Untrue - justawillowtree


Fall in Love with a Writer - manno-malfoy


First Lit, Last Burning - MuggleMaybe


Peppermint - sapphicsunrise


Chai, Dancing, and a Friend in the Wee Hours of the Morning - 800 words of heaven


Child of the Hunt: The Journey Begins - Alexis Black


The Flame - ReillyJade


 


You can find these stories in the featured tab, and you can check out the rest of the bulletin on the forums!


Eliminating 'New Chapter' Limit
by abhorsen on 03 Jan 2018 02:22 PM  

Effectively immediately, HPFT will be abolishing all queue limits on the archive. Members will be permitted to submit as many new chapters to the queue at a time as they'd like - just know that if you submit 75 chapters at once, it might take us a little while to work through them, and we'll also be keeping the queue clear for other stories before returning to your chapters (so other authors who are just submitting a couple chapters aren't stuck waiting).


Change in archive staff
by abhorsen on 03 Jan 2018 02:21 PM  

We're pleased to announce that Renacerá will be joining the archive staff - you'll likely see her poking around the queue in the near future!


January Featured Stories
by abhorsen on 03 Jan 2018 02:20 PM  

A huge congrats to our newest featured stories, including:


 


When I Go Out With You by Dojh167


A Christmas in Azkaban by shadowkat678


And Again by nott theodore


What Lies Beneath by melian


A Sudden Bi-alisation by FireOpal


Designated Mum Friend by clairevergeen


Silence Cuts Loudest Through the Chaos by 1917farmgirl


misled youth (we crashed and now we burn) by dirigibleplums


 


You can find these stories in the featured tab, and you can check out the rest of the bulletin on the forums!