What is 1DFF all about?

onedirectionfanfiction.com is a site for fans of One Direction to write fictional stories. It is in no way directly affiliated with One Direction or their management. It is not run by One Direction or their management.

Who runs 1DFF?

You can find the list of site admin’s in the corner sidebar on our official tumblr. You can find them on the site by going to the Author’s tab and selecting ‘Site Admins’ from the drop down menu!

How do I read/write stories?

In order to write stories, one must have an account on the site. Reading is allowed for non-registered users, but only until a certain rating. In order to read M/MA rated stories, you must have an account. Take note that participating in an MA rated work (whether reading or writing) is illegal and prohibited by the site should you be under the age of 17.

I forgot my password!  What do I do now?

To recover a lost password, click here and enter the e-mail address with which you registered.  Your password will be sent to you shortly.

What kinds of stories are allowed?

See our Submission Rules.

How do I contact the site administrators?

You can e-mail us via our contact page.

What are the ratings used on the site?

We use the ratings system from www.fictionratings.com.

What are the story classifications?

Stories are classified by categories, genres, and warnings.

How do I get a banner on my story?

In order to request a banner, you can either make your own, or go on the onedirectiononline message boards to request a banner from a graphics maker.

To put it up as part of your story, you can enable TinyMCE in your account preferences. This will allow the text box to have a toolbar similar to the one in Microsoft Word. Click on the small image of a tree on the toolbar, and paste in the link of your banner. If you use HTML, you will have to use a HTML code, which you can find here.

Take note that your banners must be 650x200px maximum in size, or it will be taken down by an admin.

How do I make bold/italics/underline?

For tinyMCE, you should be able to just click on the respective functions.

On HTML, <b> text </b> for bold. <i> text </i> for italics. <u> text </u> for underlines. Or find any other essential HTML codes here.

There are ten million series names when I preview my story before I upload it, but I’m not part of any of them! What do I do?

This is, unfortunately, a minor bug in the system. Rest assured that when you click upload all of the series names will disappear.

There are ten million series names when I preview my story before I upload it, but I’m not part of any of them! What do I do?

This is, unfortunately, a minor bug in the system. Rest assured that when you click upload all of the series names will disappear.

What is “Story Bumping”? Why can’t I do it?

Story bumping is when you constantly upload empty/fake chapters to “bump” your stories up the most recents or post a chapter containing content that isn't of narrative (eg. a sequel or new announcement). You are not allowed to do this, as it is unfair to those who update their stories honestly. Should you be caught doing this, you will be warned and are at risk of having your account locked and story deleted.

What is spam reviewing? Why can’t I do it?

Spam reviewing is when you or another person constantly “spams” a story with reviews, either to bump the review count up or to annoy the person. Such is not tolerated. If found, your account will be locked and your story (and all its reviews) will be deleted.

What is the “read count” and what does the number mean?

The ‘read count’ is how many people have come about to reading your story.

I forgot my pen name! What do I do?

Search around in the email you used to sign up for the site for your “Welcome Email.” We are unable to recover usernames at this time.

I forgot my password/I want to change it! What do I do?

We can give you a new one, but you must provide with your username and a link to your profile in an email at account@onedirectionfanfiction.com. If you’d like to change your password on your own, this can be done by going to Account Info - Edit Bio

I want to delete my account! How do i do this?

You can email us at account@onedirectionfanfiction.com, requesting an account deletion. You must provide us with your username and a link to your account, otherwise we cannot delete your account.

I want to change my pen name! How do I do this?

Send us an email at account@onedirectionfanfiction.com with your username, a link to your account and the top three new username’s you’d like!

Why can’t I type in the text boxes?

This is a bug in the script and affects users on Mozilla Firefox. For the time being, we suggest you use a different browser, such as Google Chrome or Safari.

I deleted my story/chapter! Can I get it back?

We do not have copies of the stories on the site. We do have backup files, starting from August 2013 on, so there is a chance we can help. We suggest that, in the future, you keep a hard copy, or at least a soft copy in your computer’s hard drive.

Can you feature my story?

You can send us an email at nominations@onedirectionfanfiction.com and we will look into it!

Why is my account locked? Why is my story gone?

Chances are, you have been breaking one of the rules constantly (e.g. story bumping, spamming, leaving rude reviews or plagiarising). If you have any questions, contact us at account@onedirectionfanfiction.com.

I found a plagiarized story on the site! What do I do?

Report it on the site (Report This Story) and we will look into it. Please provide the original source’s URL along with the reported story’s. Or email us at separately violations@onedirectionfanfiction.com.

My story has been plagiarized on another site! What do i do?

Contact us and we will try our best to have it taken down on the other site. Try to get in touch with the moderators of that domain as well.

The site is down! I can’t load it, the page won’t work, it’s loading so slowly! What’s going on?

It could be that the site is undergoing maintenance. If not, it is probably server downtime - sometimes the server overloads. The best thing to do is be patient and we will work on it.

If you're unsure whether it's the whole site or just your internet/brower, you can always check: downforeveryoneorjustme.com

What do the blue and red ribbons next to a story mean?

The blue ribbon means that a story is currently ‘Featured’ on the site. The red ribbon means that a story had been featured in the past.

I keep getting pop-ups on the site!

Please check out our site hostess’ response on this issue.

Are you One Direction? Can you help me get in touch with them?

No, sorry. We’re just a fan site.