Stories by: Dave Tremel
The Early Days of Fan Fiction on
07/03/16  Tags:   Category: Blog

I was contacted by Mark Hill over at a few weeks back about a fan fiction story he was writing. He asked about the early days of fan fiction and what was going on back in 1995 when the site started. Back then, I was a college student at the University of Pittsburgh. The […]

User Registrations are Back Online
07/02/14  Tags:   Category: Blog

The problem with user registration is now fixed. Things are acting a little strange while we work to make some additional changes. If you’re posting a new story you should see a new option to broadcast your story to our new site: Fan Fiction Nexus. That site should be ready to launch later in the […]

Registration Issues
07/02/14  Tags:   Category: Blog

We’re working on some issues with user registrations. If you’re having a problem send an email to We’ll be sure to resolve y our issues ASAP.

Server Upgrades lead to an Outage
06/29/14  Tags:   Category: Blog

In preparation of making some changes later this week the server the site is hosted on was updated. That included upgrading to PHP 5.5 and MySQL 5.6. Unfortunately, it was discovered after the fact that some of the code on the front page was too old. That lead to some downtime this afternoon as the […]

User Registration Changes
05/25/14  Tags:   Category: Blog

If you are registering a new account to post stories on the site you now need to confirm your email address before continuing. This was an unfortunate requirement due to the number of fake user accounts that have been registered in the last week. Using a captcha was also an option. But that would have […]

User Maintenance
05/23/14  Tags:   Category: Blog

Having spent the last few days removing fake user accounts we decided to take a closer look at the accounts in the database. There were a large number of user accounts that did not have any stories associated with them. The decision was made to remove these accounts from the site. We apologize if your […]

Fake User Accounts
05/21/14  Tags:   Category: Blog

Several fake user accounts have appeared on the site over the past few days. The sole purpose of these accounts were to SPAM the site with links. They all seemed to originate from the same IP address. That address is now blocked. If you see anything strange please report it. You can email the support […]

SPAM Will Get You Blocked
01/01/13  Tags:   Category: Blog

I usually check the site everyday to see if anyone/thing made it through the spam filter. This week, one post made it through. I did not find it till today. All should be good now. Thanks to everyone for continuing to visit the site. Here is to our 17th year on the web!

Spammers ruin it for everyone!
04/28/12  Tags:   Category: Blog

I stopped paying attention for a day and Google came around to declare the site as spam! Many of you have probably seen the warning. I can assure you that the site never hosted any malware, badware or spam. After some investigation I traced the problem to approx. 5,000 tags that were not associated with […]

01/16/12  Tags:   Category: Blog

Sorry for the downtime this morning. I forgot to renew the domain name and it expired. The problem is now solved and the site is back in business.

12/23/11  Tags:   Category: Blog

I’ve learned a lesson. Don’t forget about existing sites while working on new ones. Turns out, the site was polluted with SPAM while I wasn’t watching. I’ve solved that problem by deleting the offending users and all of the posted content. Other features have also been implemented to prevent spam from being posted. If anyone […]

What’s New
07/03/11  Tags:   Category: Blog

The relaunch of Trek Fan Fiction has been long over due. After 16 years on the web, it was really time to bring the site in to the future. This version of the site is based on WordPress and as of this writing is running version 3.2. I know what you’re thinking, if this is […]