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A New Season for Writing

Spring is right around the corner and with it longer days. Hopefully that means more energy and inspiration for writing, more cause to put words to paper, and more interest in investing in our chosen craft. To that end, I've created a new challenge for th…

Posted 4 months ago 1 comment

A Challenge Issues, A Gauntlet Thrown

I've issues the first challenge Ficlatté has seen in a few months. You can find it on the home page. I hope we'll see some of our writers step up to meet the challenge and earn a coffee beans for their bragging rights. I've provided a month to complete th…

Posted 5 months ago 1 comment

The Dark Months

I don't know about anyone else, but did it feel like January was at least a year long? And, for me at least, February isn't a whole lot better. Sure, the days are finally getting longer, but the weather is still drab and dreary, and it's easy and common t…

Posted 5 months ago 9 comments

Membership, activity, and fresh life

I know, I know. I've been away from Ficlatté for a while tending to personal business and getting my life in order. I apologize for my absence, but honestly, it's been good for me, and I'm in a better place now than I have been in a long time.

That said,…

Posted 6 months ago 9 comments

More spam stuff

Hi all.

Further to my recent blog entry about spam bots and a programming error, it has been brought to our attention (thanks, August Rode) that there was another programming error that was allowing spam bots to bypass the captcha check. I've fixed that…

Posted 9 months ago 5 comments

Password update bug

With thanks to user maple t I have uncovered a couple of bugs in the "change password" function. Seems that none of us have tried changing our passwords since the site went live nearly five years ago. The good news is that you can now do that without …

Posted 11 months ago 1 comment

Featured story

I'm thinking that the featured-story code is locked up. I'll have a closer look when I get the chance.

Keep writing!

Ethel.

Posted 1 year ago 5 comments

I haven't forgotten you

I've just been stupidly busy with life.

If any regulars here would like to contribute blog posts from time to time, just let me know in the comments and I can add you as a Ficlatté blogger.

Hoping that those of you who do Thanksgiving had a good time, l…

Posted 1 year ago 2 comments

GDPR - Data protection

Hi all.

There's a new law coming in in the UK (and Europe, I think) next week that means that we need to be even more careful with your data than before and not send you unsolicited e-mails.

As far as I can tell, we're compliant. We only send you e-mai…

Posted 2 years ago 3 comments

Spambots

So the last couple of weeks have seen a new influx of wicked spambot activity in our lovely community. These interlopers have been duly noted, and while they don't know it yet, they've already been marked for death. These bots are apparently more clever t…

Posted 2 years ago 11 comments