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The OTW is Recruiting Translators, Policy & Abuse Staff, and Fanhackers Staff

Do you love meta and research on fans? Or would you like to assist AO3 users by resolving complaints? Or are you fluent in a language other than English? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting for new personnel in several roles!

Today we’re excited to announce the opening of applications for:

  • Communications Staff: Fanhackers Staffer – closing 13 February 2019 at 23:59 UTC
  • Policy & Abuse Staff – closing 13 February 2019 at 23:59 UTC
  • Translation Volunteer – closing 13 February 2019 at 23:59 UTC

We have included more information on each role below. Open roles and applications will always be available at the volunteering page. If you don’t see a role that fits with your skills and interests now, keep an eye on the listings. We plan to put up new applications every few weeks, and we will also publicize new roles as they become available.

All applications generate a confirmation page and an auto-reply to your e-mail address. We encourage you to read the confirmation page and to whitelist our email address in your e-mail client. If you do not receive the auto-reply within 24 hours, please check your spam filters and then contact us.

If you have questions regarding volunteering for the OTW, check out our Volunteering FAQ. (more…)

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Open Doors celebrates the completion of 11 archive imports in 2018!

Open Doors is pleased to announce the completion of 11 archive import projects in 2018, a total of nearly 12,000 works, bringing the total number of works preserved over the lifetime of Open Doors to just shy of 100,000! We hope that you will find old and new favorites in the collections listed below.

MTAC

Completed: January 2018

MTAC was an NCIS fanfiction archive for all characters and pairings, including crossovers, founded in 2006.

Find works at the MTAC AO3 collection. For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the MTAC announcement post. To learn about the history of the archive or share some stories of your own, check out the MTAC Fanlore page. (more…)

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This Week in Fandom, Volume 103

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, the the 2019 Oscar nominations have been announced. What are your predictions for who will win?


It’s been over a month since the Tumblr Purge, and the long-term effects are starting become apparent. The Mary Sue published an article examining the effects the purge has had on fandom specifically. The article states that there appears to have been a decrease in activity on the site.

What’s clear is that there’s been a fractious exit from Tumblr, with those who have left scattering to distant corners and no one clear alternate platform able to replace what Tumblr had been.

Tumblr isn’t totally dead, of course. Many people have remained, but from my perspective, there’s been a noticeable slowdown in activity.

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