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A guide to block a fanfic with really long tags

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Xie Lian was really sick of seeing a long fanfic with so much tag spam so he asked Hua Cheng to help him block it. That fanfic made no sense, it was called "Sexy time with something or another" and the author felt it was appropriate to tag everything in the English language. How rude and inconsiderate! Hua Cheng looked into it and wrote a nice guide for Xie Lian to use.

To block that fic:

  1. From Dashboard, go to Skins, and click Create Site Skin.

    Screenshot on how to navigate to Skins.

  2. In the Title field, enter a name for the skin. In the CSS field, paste the following code:

    .blurb#work_20963498 {
    display: none;

    Make sure you copy everything, including the period in the beginning!

    Screenshot on how to add CSS code

  3. When you're done, click Submit, and then click Use.

    Screenshot on clicking the Use button

You're all done now! You'll never have to see that monstrosity ever again. It doesn't matter where you're browsing from, as long as you're logged in, you won't see that fanfic anymore.

To block more works:

If you want to block more stories, you can go back to the skin you made and add the code with a different fanfic ID. Each fanfic has a unique ID you can find in the URL. For example, this one is 29509287

If you wanted to block this, you would have the following:

.blurb#work_29509287 {
display: none;

To block by authors, see Ch3.

Tip: If you are already using a site skin such as Reversi, you'll need to do a bit more work.

  1. In Step 2, scroll down to Advanced and click Show to expand.

    Screenshot on how to navigate to Advanced.

  2. Locate Parent Skins and then click Add parent skin.

    Screenshot on finding Add parent skin.

  3. In the field under Parent, enter the name of the skin you want (eg: Reversi) and select it.

    Screenshot on how to select a skin.

  4. When you're finished, click Update, and the parent skin will apply in addition to the custom blocklist you've made.

Note: This only serves to hide the work from you. Each page is meant to display 20 works. If a blocked work appears on a page, you'll see 19 works instead of the full 20.


"Wow!" Xie Lian exclaimed when he saw what a thoughtfully written guide Hua Cheng had made. "I'm going to have to send it to my good friend Shen Yuan who also loves reading fanfics. I bet there's a ton of shit he'd like to filter out of his feed too!"

So he sent it to Shen Yuan who was forever grateful because he'd also started seeing that same shitty fic clogging up his feed too.