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February 2019 Newsletter, Volume 132


This February 15th marked the fifth annual International Fanworks Day! Fans around the globe participated in the OTW’s celebrations, hosted by Communications and including a variety of virtual events. These events included the 29-hour fan chat and games in the OTW’s public chat, the week-long Fanlore Challenge of daily editing challenges on the Fanlore wiki (with prize badges for completion!), as well as short essays contributed by fans on the topic “What Fandom Means to Me.” Read More

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January 2019 Newsletter, Volume 131


During January, Accessibility, Design & Technology made several updates to AO3, one of which was a change in how tags are sorted for wrangling. This change will mean more efficient wrangling and less strain on the servers going forward. However, Tag Wrangling would like to remind folks that, for the next little while, it may take up to a month for new tags to be wrangled, rather than the usual goal of two weeks. Thanks to everybody for your patience and understanding while we get everything sorted. Read More

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The OTW’s 2017 Annual Report is Now Available

We are pleased to publish the OTW’s 2017 Annual Report, available in PDF or HTML formats. The report provides a letter from our Board of Directors, a summary of our activities during the past financial and calendar year, and our financial statements for 2017. 2017 was a positive year for the OTW, and we’d like to thank each of our members, donors, staff, and volunteers for their hard work and support.

You can view the OTW’s previous ten reports for more information, and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.