Welcome to the Forbidden Archive
The stories you will find here have been collected over the past twenty years. A special thanks goes out to Black Rose for originally compiling them and to Mevinan for keeping them safe for so long. Thank you as well, to those who have helped with editing and formatting. The original archive is not here in its entirety yet, but more fics will be added in the future.
Stories can only be viewed by registered members, so you will need to create an account in order to read what has been posted here or share your own.
Temporary (?) FixWe're still exploring making the switch to a Wordpress powered Archive. The new site has been created and we're running some tests, but it's lacking the features of our usual e-fiction site. It would seem that Worpress is just not designed for this sort of thing and no matter how many plugins are added of files modified. It's simply not good enough.
However, we do have a bit of good news as well. The registration and password recovery problems have been fixed. So, you should have no further isues creating new accounts, logging in or recovering forgotten passwords on this site.
If you try to login and find your account missing, it may have got caught up in the mass deletion of over 26,000 spam accounts. Please create a new one. And as always, if you are an author from the Original Forbidden Archive and would like access to your account/fics, please contact us.
We're back in business, for the moment, but there is still more work to be done.
by Admin on September 23, 2020 11:00 pm
Out with the OldWe're still here. Time and life have taken their toll, but we do look in every now and then. We always think fondly of this place and those who are a part of it.
The frustrating thing is that we don't have answers for any of your questions. No, we don't know why you can't change your password or activate your account and we can't fix it for you either. The old e-fiction software is flawed and failing and there's no longer any support for it. The project has been abandoned and there's no one out there who can help with the more complicated technological aspects of the site. So, we're thinking of doing something drastic in order to keep the Forbidden Archive running and bring back the dream we once had for it.
Unless there are some better suggestions, we're planning to make the switch to a Wordpress Fanfiction Archive. This will mean a new start. We'll have to go back to uploading the old fics and you'll all need to request access to the associated accounts or create new ones to comment and share your own work. It's not carved in stone and we're still making sure this will have all the bells and whistles we need, but it seems like a good alternative based on our research so far.
So, don't panic if the site appears to go down for a short while we work or if you try to log in one day and find something completely new. We'll keep you updated here. Your continued patience is very much appreciated.
by Admin on September 02, 2020 07:51 pm
Overdue UpdateBelieve it or not, we're still alive. I hope you'll accept our apologies for being a bit crap at maintaining the Forbidden Archive in recent times, but we are still here and we are still working on it.
About two months ago, we moved everything over to a new webhost, which has, unfortunately, caused some serious issues with the eFiction software. Submitting, editing, creating new accounts, fan art gallery and password recovery are all areas which have been impacted by the move.
The eFiction software we use here was created entirely by volunteers and the project is still ongoing, with an upgrade promised for the near future. As these people are working for free, support is often limited and those who are using the software are left to sort issues on their own. We are not PHP experts and we learn by trial and error. This can take time, which all of you know, is frequently hindered by other obligations.
We've investigated other options such as Wordpress fiction archives and there may be possibilities there which we are still exploring.
For the moment, please know that we have received your e-mails, we appreciate your patience and apologize for the inconvenience. Please bear with us as we do everything we can to get things running properly again.
If any of you are skilled with PHP and willing to offer your time and expertise, please feel free to contact us via the contact page. At least, that is still working.
by Admin on November 04, 2018 10:01 am