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As many of you are aware, I use a blogging platform called WordPress to run this site. This means that I use an externally created plugin to process certain aspects of the site. For example: the rating system and submission forms are both operated by plugins.

The author of the plugin that we use for the submission and contact forms updated it today, and after that update was applied, the forms have completely disappeared. I wasn’t warned of this, so I’m more than moderately annoyed about this development, trust me.

I’m poking around the “new and improved” control panel of this plugin, and I’m having trouble actually creating a new form or getting anything to function at all. I’ll be looking into this more over the next few days, but submissions may be down for a few days while I get this worked out. Once everything is up and running again, I’ll add time on to the submission open period to make up for this downtime.

Luckily, I have a backup of the submission queue, so you don’t have to worry about your submissions being part of the vanished data. We dodged a bullet there, though, because if I wasn’t annoyingly control-freaky and didn’t have all the submissions emailed to a special account as well as added to the queue, we would have been screwed. Like I said, really pretty frustrated about how this “upgrade” came with an unexpected total data wipe. But to reiterate for those of you who get easily confused, your submissions ARE safe, because I took an extra step to preserve them.

There are currently 950 submissions in the queue, and I do have to focus on reading those as well. I’ve mentioned this already in the comments and on twitter, but though we have a higher VOLUME of submissions than ever before, the amount of postable submissions is incredibly low. Because of this, we are only scheduled a couple days ahead, which means that I can’t abandon the submission reading process to fix the form – you guys would be without any new pastas to read if I took a break, and I feel that having daily pastas posted is the more important of the two.

All that is to say, it may be a few days before the form is up and working again. Of course, it might also be just a few hours, or I might find something else that works better and has an author that makes sure their upgrades don’t nuke all data before they make it go live. I don’t really know yet, as I’m still having my morning coffee and need to look into this mess a bit further (shh, I know it’s the afternoon, but I’m on a heavy round of antibiotics right now and they make me sleepy). I’ll keep you guys updated and will try not to rage TOO hard.

  • Cara

    I wondered why it wasn’t there. Good luck getting it all sorted.

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    • http://www.creepypasta.com derpbutt

      It might be taken care of already, but I’m leaving the announcement up until I test a few more things… just to be safe.

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      • http://www.creepypasta.com derpbutt

        …or not. I was able to create the form, but it simply doesn’t work. I’ve contacted the plugin author, we’ll see what he says.

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  • bugsbunny

    Sorry, man. I’m enjoying reading the archives and comments, so it’s all good.

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  • Stephan D. Harris

    This site is cursed, I can feel it.

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    • http://www.creepypasta.com derpbutt

      Tomino’s Hell, dude. That’s when it all started. =|

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    • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Paranormal-Studies/438398122873748 Stephan D. Harris

      So I guess you’ll have to dump a bunch of holy water on your keyboard or something? Oh, wait, Tomino’s Hell was Japanese right? So I guess follow Survival Guide Rule #17. But use the katana on your monitor.

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      • http://www.creepypasta.com derpbutt

        … D=

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  • black.maiden

    now thats a hard task but u sure got my salute ;) just imagining that i wont read any new pasta for a day make me sick :(

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  • SirCouchus

    Submissions are down?? :’O I’ve been waiting for my email for 3 months!! XDDD

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    • http://www.creepypasta.com derpbutt

      I can’t tell if you’re just super exaggerating the new submission or if you never noticed the reply to your old submission, but either way: no, you haven’t.

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      • SirCouchus

        I’m not exaggerating, it has been 3 months now, my E-mails are empty and I even checked Crappy Pasta but it wasn’t there :’OOO Don’t trouble yourself with the submission anyway, sorry to bother you xP

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        • http://www.creepypasta.com derpbutt

          In case you didn’t realize it, my last reply was not just a random accusation. I checked, because I had a weak moment (part of the reason I ask you guys to refrain from harassing me about this kind of thing is because I do find it hard to say no, but since it’s impossible for me to help everyone at that sort of level, it’s easier for me if you guys just back off and don’t ask for special treatment). You ARE either embellishing your memory of how long ago your most recent submission was sent in (it’s from this current submission period), or you DID miss the email and Crappypasta posting of your old submission. The old one was responded to and posted in November.

          But this is an example of how you guys could help yourself rather than just claiming you did to save face and asking me anyhow. Your pasta is up on Crappypasta; if you searched, you would have found it. This would have saved both of us time and wouldn’t have added to my ever-increasing desire to quit.

          Do me a favor and don’t reply. I can’t even express how annoyed I am with community at large right now.

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  • Len Lye

    Who would’ve guessed the scariest story on this site is actually derpbutt’s life…

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    • Stephan D. Harris

      Well that’s a little mean… Everyone has a life outside of creepypasta. Probably.

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      • http://www.creepypasta.com derpbutt

        Lord knows that sometimes it feels like most of the community is doing their damndest to ensure that I don’t.

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  • Graveyard

    Excuse me derpbutt, BUT I submitted mine 4 weeks ago.
    The pasta title is “graveyard”, like my name. And it was supposed to be posted on haunted games. Pls tell me if it was rejected, if not, pls tell me wats d status.

    Email : robloxian1248@yahoo.com

    P.s. I play Minecraft.

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    • http://www.creepypasta.com derpbutt

      Please read the FAQ.

      Also, for anyone else tempted, a post where I mention how busy and sick I am is NOT the best place to ignore the FAQ and ask me to spend even more time hunting down submission statuses for people who can’t be bothered to check the FAQ/their emails accounts.

      Derpbutt annoyance level: it goes up to 11.

      If one more person pulls this, I am reinstating the “if you ignore the rules and bug me about your submission status anyhow, I will delete said submission” rule, because last time that did seem to work to stave off some of the “I know you said not to do this but I’m a special snowflake” types.

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      • Graveyard – …….

        Ok ok ok ok sorry didnt mean to ive been checking my email account though :(

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  • Pseudomnipotent

    For like five seconds, I thought this was a story… XD

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  • http://www.creepypasta.com derpbutt

    Also, in regards to the plugin – the author is releasing another update soon, and he advised me to wait until then and see if things get functional. Fingers crossed.

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  • Rebecca Clifton

    Here I am trying to figure out how to submit a pasta and feeling like an idiot…note to self: read the announcements first next time.

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  • https://www.facebook.com/GhastlyTalesPresents Michael Whitehouse

    I hope you are feeling better Derpbutt. Well done on being meticulous though, thanks to that the submissions didn’t get lost.

    Don’t make yourself worse though to give us pastas each day. We’d rather have you rested and fit to come back with creepy vengeance :)

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    • http://www.creepypasta.com derpbutt

      Without sharing too much, it’s unfortunately an issue that probably won’t be resolved without major surgery (and major $$, fuuuuuuuu-). So you guys may have to put up with a sleepy/heavily drugged Derp for a bit longer.

      But thank you for the sentiment!

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  • DxV

    Since this shortened the period of submision a little, wouldn’t it be right if the period extended a couple of days? Just a derpy question.

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    • http://www.creepypasta.com derpbutt

      …Yes. I stated in the OP that I would do so.

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      • DxV

        Sorry >.<, I oftenly ask unnecesary things. I can be very annoying on that subject, ask any friend of mine. :(

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  • Slenderskiller23

    I always blocked at my house, And I can only go here at school. Does it have to do anything with the type of wi fi?

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    • http://www.creepypasta.com derpbutt

      No, it’s because I blocked the IP of the “imposter trolls” you were claiming made all those awful comments that I’ve been having to spam filter. Thanks for confirming my suspicion that it was, in fact, you all along. I’ll go ahead and block this IP from commenting as well.

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      • PRREDLIN

        Nice!

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      • YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE USERNAME!

        Buuuuurrrrrnnnn.

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  • Jason

    Derpbutt annoyance level…It’s over 9000!!! I Can’t blame you. I joined a while ago, and have become more active over the past month. I love the stories, and well…to hear that this is pretty much a one man show is amazing. I REALLY hope that you find someone that you can trust to help you with this. I work an all day job and I come home to illustrate. I love it, but it’s incredibly draining.
    You should be very proud of what you’ve accomplished here. Please don’t give up, but remember this too. You don’t owe anyone anything. Try to find reliable (passionate) help if you can. I love the site, but the truth is that this is a lot ask of any one individual.

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    • http://www.creepypasta.com derpbutt

      Thanks, that comment is really appreciated.

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  • YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE USERNAME!

    THIS IS ALL MAKING ME REALLY SAD FOR DERPBUTT AND I WANT THINGS BACK TO NORMAL! :'(

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  • http://creepypasta.com the cake

    derpbutt. u should get like someone to help u read through the stories. like a pre filter. preferably a hot chick that all of your readers will drool at. of course, a hot chick helping u read stories would get you more readers, which means more submissions, which means that you and ms mchotchick would have even more work to do. so maybe only a moderatly attractive, yet someone as equally as interesting as u, guy or girl, would be better. comma, ;

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    • YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE USERNAME!

      Cake, what is your problem?

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      • He Who Shall Most Honorably Be Named.

        Seriously Jesus…

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  • NNY

    preatty good, how yall doing?????

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  • jeffthfemkiller

    Derpbutt, im sorry 4 all th trouble you r goin thru. Hope you get bttr and resolve th problems.
    P.s. this site haunts my tab.

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  • He Who Shall Most Honorably Be Named

    How are you feeling? havent heard an emotional update in sometime. it worries me…

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    • http://www.creepypasta.com derpbutt

      I’ve been replying in the comments a bit, but long story short: I’m still very tired, but slowly getting things done. Crappypasta is updating, so you guys know that I’m reading submissions. I just am going very slowly because I’m so tired and it’s hard to give submissions my full attention. I also haven’t built up enough of a stash of main site pastas to start posting them, unfortunately, so that’s why only Crappypasta is getting updates at this point.

      By the end of the week I can start eating normal food again, and I suspect that this will bring back my energy/focus. I haven’t been able to have coffee for this entire time, guys. Normally, coffee runs through my veins rather than blood. I miss coffee. The return of coffee will probably herald the return of normal derpbutt.

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      • He Who Shall Most Honorably Be Named.

        Happy to hear of your progress… Hope you are well soon. Coffee brings out the best in me but sadly, I have run short. I know the pain:)

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  • Tsugirai

    All this talk about coffee makes me remember the times when I could drink it. I loved it too. Now that my doctors said no to caffeine though, I learned to function without it, yaaay!

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    • He Who Shall Most Honorably Be Named

      I NEED coffee… uge its like if i could get a caffine blood transfusion, id take it whatever the cost…

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  • anonycat

    god u guys r old… prolly hot dilfs

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