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Offline ficfangirl

Programs to Download Fanfiction
« on: April 07, 2012, 02:34 PM »
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Offline Erayd

Re: Programs to Download Fanfiction
« Reply #321 on: April 04, 2022, 03:28 AM »
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Thanks, Steve.  I've sent you a PM.  Hopefully, it has enough detail for you.
Yep, that was perfect! 😁
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Offline Zveka

Re: Programs to Download Fanfiction
« Reply #322 on: April 04, 2022, 09:57 AM »
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This sounds like it's struggling with Cloudflare's recent changes. 20 requests is the initial burst limit for story pages. I've passed your message on to the FFDL developer.
 FicHub uses cached data to fulfil a lot of its requests. It's likely that this is what you are encountering here, and it's simply that the copy of the story FicHub has available is stale.

Yeah I was guessing something like this since they have Cloudflare it's a lot of a mess

Installed ficlab on Mozilla and it's work ... it's not fast but at last I have all story in pdf

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Offline Daisy Mae

Re: Fanfiction downloader issues
« Reply #323 on: April 07, 2022, 11:20 AM »
Does anyone else use FanFiction Downloader.net to make pdf's from stories on line? I just recently used it and for the first time it's not working right for me. I have the 9.4 version. When I open the pdf of the fic I've downloaded the last few chapters have their heading but no text. I have a laptop with Windows. Any recommendations? I save everything into pdf format. :'(
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Offline ficfangirl

Re: Fanfiction downloader issues
« Reply #324 on: April 07, 2022, 11:37 AM »
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Does anyone else use FanFiction Downloader.net to make pdf's from stories on line? I just recently used it and for the first time it's not working right for me. I have the 9.4 version. When I open the pdf of the fic I've downloaded the last few chapters have their heading but no text. I have a laptop with Windows. Any recommendations? I save everything into pdf format. :'(

Don't know if it will be the same, but I fixed the issues I was having with ficlab by allowing pop-up ads on ffn.  My ficlab speed went back to normal and the program is no longer having rejection issues.
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Offline Erayd

Re: Fanfiction downloader issues
« Reply #325 on: April 07, 2022, 11:43 AM »
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Don't know if it will be the same, but I fixed the issues I was having with ficlab by allowing pop-up ads on ffn.  My ficlab speed went back to normal and the program is no longer having rejection issues.
For clarity, FicLab never displays advertising. The popup mechanism is used to open a new tab to solve Cloudflare's automated challenge on ffnet story pages. Once Cloudflare is dealt with, the extra tab will automatically close again.
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Offline ficfangirl

Re: Fanfiction downloader issues
« Reply #326 on: April 07, 2022, 11:55 AM »
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For clarity, FicLab never displays advertising. The popup mechanism is used to open a new tab to solve Cloudflare's automated challenge on ffnet story pages. Once Cloudflare is dealt with, the extra tab will automatically close again.

Thanks for the clarification, Steve.
Do you ever sleep?   :-*
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Offline Erayd

Re: Fanfiction downloader issues
« Reply #327 on: April 07, 2022, 12:16 PM »
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Thanks for the clarification, Steve.
Do you ever sleep?   :-*
From time to time. 😉. My timezone is different to most of FicLab's users - it's 7:15am here currently.
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Offline Daisy Mae

Re: Fanfiction downloader issues
« Reply #328 on: April 09, 2022, 11:42 PM »
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Don't know if it will be the same, but I fixed the issues I was having with ficlab by allowing pop-up ads on ffn.  My ficlab speed went back to normal and the program is no longer having rejection issues.
NONE of this worked for me and now I cannot even delete fics that I use Fanficdownloader for. It tells me that I cannot delete them because the accounts are open up in the cloud. Until I "close" the cloud, I cannot delete them.  I'm devastated. Is this the end of downloading fic's on Perusing the Shelves? Really, idk. There was a poster who kept coming back about Penalty Shot by Edward'sEternal. She actually PM'd me. Those links were totally working for me. However, now what I'm experiencing is exactly what she was describing. Up to C16, was all she could read when she downloaded the link. Now I understand. It's the same with this stupid CLoud. I'm sure someone is getting their jollies out of the small crowd who love fanfiction works. Some squecky wheel is the one who changed all of this. I'm just plain done with it. I find it beyond manipulating but disgusting.
 

Offline ficfangirl

Re: Fanfiction downloader issues
« Reply #329 on: April 09, 2022, 11:51 PM »
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NONE of this worked for me and now I cannot even delete fics that I use Fanficdownloader for. It tells me that I cannot delete them because the accounts are open up in the cloud. Until I "close" the cloud, I cannot delete them.  I'm devastated. Is this the end of downloading fic's on Perusing the Shelves? Really, idk. There was a poster who kept coming back about Penalty Shot by Edward'sEternal. She actually PM'd me. Those links were totally working for me. However, now what I'm experiencing is exactly what she was describing. Up to C16, was all she could read when she downloaded the link. Now I understand. It's the same with this stupid CLoud. I'm sure someone is getting their jollies out of the small crowd who love fanfiction works. Some squecky wheel is the one who changed all of this. I'm just plain done with it. I find it beyond manipulating but disgusting.

Is your browser up to date?  I just opened up Penalty Shot from PTS and could see all of the chapters.  I'm sorry I can't help more than that.  I don't use Fanficdownloader, but maybe someone who does have some ideas on what could be amiss.  I think jklly12 uses it.  Try pming her.
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Offline Daisy Mae

Re: Fanfiction downloader issues
« Reply #330 on: April 10, 2022, 12:29 AM »
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Is your browser up to date?  I just opened up Penalty Shot from PTS and could see all of the chapters.  I'm sorry I can't help more than that.  I don't use Fanficdownloader, but maybe someone who does have some ideas on what could be amiss.  I think jklly12 uses it.  Try pming her.
Yes, my browser is up-to-date. I uninstalled FanFictionDownloader completely. I'm going to sit here on the sidelines and see what new developments come. I am beyond pissed about this. Yes, I can ALSO view the COMPLETE copy of Penalty Shot but this poster COULD NOT when she clicked on the link. I fear that I know what FF.net has done. However, I know you are WAY more savvy than me. I''m beyond pissed. I hope others will get to the bottom of this and that other sites will update their wares. Sorry, that I'm venting. I LOVE TwiFic, and this site. I would truly HATE for this part of the fandom to end. I told this poster that the fault was on her end: however, after all that has transpired lately, I'm wondering if what she was experiencing was a precursor to what I am now experiencing with downloading fic's from FF.net. *shrugs*
 

Offline Erayd

Re: Fanfiction downloader issues
« Reply #331 on: April 10, 2022, 01:20 AM »
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NONE of this worked for me...
That is because the actions being discussed relate to FicLab, not to FFDL. You are using FFDL. They are completely separate tools, and have nothing whatsoever to do with each other - the only similarity is that they are both intended to download fanfic and turn it into ebook files.

The developer of FFDL (Raimond) is aware of the issue, and trying to find a workaround for it. The problem with FFDL relates to passing CloudFlare validation for the build-in QT browser, and it's giving him a bit of grief trying to find a solution.

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Is this the end of downloading fic's on Perusing the Shelves?
No. While FFDL is having issues, it's not the only available tool. You can continue to download fics using a different tool in the meantime. I can confirm that FicLab still works, as do a number of other tools.

If you have any issues with FicLab, you are welcome to contact me for assistance; I am FicLab's sole developer. If it breaks, you have my word I will do my best to rectify any issues rapidly - although for what it's worth, FicLab has proven to be quite robust in the face of what ffnet has been doing with Cloudflare, and has continued to work throughout (albeit a bit more slowly these days to work around the restrictions).
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Offline Daisy Mae

Re: Fanfiction downloader issues
« Reply #332 on: April 10, 2022, 08:12 AM »
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That is because the actions being discussed relate to FicLab, not to FFDL. You are using FFDL. They are completely separate tools, and have nothing whatsoever to do with each other - the only similarity is that they are both intended to download fanfic and turn it into ebook files.

The developer of FFDL (Raimond) is aware of the issue, and trying to find a workaround for it. The problem with FFDL relates to passing CloudFlare validation for the build-in QT browser, and it's giving him a bit of grief trying to find a solution.
No. While FFDL is having issues, it's not the only available tool. You can continue to download fics using a different tool in the meantime. I can confirm that FicLab still works, as do a number of other tools.

If you have any issues with FicLab, you are welcome to contact me for assistance; I am FicLab's sole developer. If it breaks, you have my word I will do my best to rectify any issues rapidly - although for what it's worth, FicLab has proven to be quite robust in the face of what ffnet has been doing with Cloudflare, and has continued to work throughout (albeit a bit more slowly these days to work around the restrictions).
I downloaded a Twific (wanting to convert it to a PDF) by using FFDL(4.3). It only has partial text. So I right-clicked the file and tried to delete the file (Windows 10). A command box pops up which says - File In Use - The action can't be completed because the file is open in Command Line interface to the conversion/news download system. - Close the file and try again. - Two tabs below - Try Again/Cancel. I do not know what that even means. I cannot even delete this incomplete, fic file from my system now.
 

Offline Erayd

Re: Fanfiction downloader issues
« Reply #333 on: April 10, 2022, 12:59 PM »
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I downloaded a Twific (wanting to convert it to a PDF) by using FFDL(4.3). It only has partial text. So I right-clicked the file and tried to delete the file (Windows 10). A command box pops up which says - File In Use - The action can't be completed because the file is open in Command Line interface to the conversion/news download system. - Close the file and try again. - Two tabs below - Try Again/Cancel. I do not know what that even means. I cannot even delete this incomplete, fic file from my system now.
This means that a part of FFDL is stuck, and is still running, with that file open. Windows cannot delete files that are open.

To fix this, you can either use the task manager to kill off whatever part of FFDL is still running, or you can reboot your computer. Either will work. Once that step is completed, you will be able to delete the file.
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Offline Daisy Mae

Re: Fanfiction downloader issues
« Reply #334 on: April 10, 2022, 06:48 PM »
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This means that a part of FFDL is stuck, and is still running, with that file open. Windows cannot delete files that are open.

To fix this, you can either use the task manager to kill off whatever part of FFDL is still running, or you can reboot your computer. Either will work. Once that step is completed, you will be able to delete the file.
Thank you so much that worked!! :)
 

Offline Erayd

Re: Fanfiction downloader issues
« Reply #335 on: April 10, 2022, 07:44 PM »
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Thank you so much that worked!! :)
Most welcome 😁.
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Re: Programs to Download Fanfiction
« Reply #336 on: June 11, 2022, 06:34 PM »
Anyone know of an easy way to download a story from blogspot? I am hoping to avoid copying and pasting each chapter into word and converting it from there. 
 

 

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