Accessibility, Design and Technology Meeting – 27 March 2010

All the latest news on the Archive of Our Own below the cut! Mirrored from an original post on the Archive of Our Own.

This was a bit of a gruelling meeting, because it was held immediately after our All-Org meeting (two hours of hearing about the awesome things going on in other teams \0/). Because my team are totally insane extremely dedicated, we then had an extra-long meeting. We overwork because we care, people.


  • We’re currently reviewing the Archive FAQ to ensure it’s clear, accessible and comprehensive. The best people to tell us whether it does its job are the people who will use it – you, the Archive users! If you’d like to help us out, check out our post on how to help review the Archive FAQ.
  • We are currently reviewing the Archive of Our Own roadmap and updating it. The roadmap maps out the main features which will be built into the Archive, and shows roughly where they fit into our plans. The version currently available to the public is a bit outdated, so once we finish revising it we’ll post a shiny new copy for people to see and comment on. :D
  • Archive user punk has created a Firefox search plugin for the Archive. (Thanks, punk!) We’re planning to create a new page where we can feature cool stuff created by users \0/.
  • We launched our new import from brain feature on the Archive – oh, how we wish it were real!

Recent changes

We just deployed a ‘small’ release of 50 issues to the main Archive – check out Release notes for Release Highlights in this release include the new plain text skin (yeay Cesy \0/) and commits from new coders Amy, queenypolita and linbot. Many thanks to all the coders and testers for the increible hard work that went into this release.

If you’d like to help check that all this new code works, please check out our post on verifying new code.

Deploy schedule

  • Sunday 4 April: We hope to deploy the next block of code for Collections and Challenges to our Test archive.
  • Saturday 10 April: All being well, we will deploy the new Collections and Challenges code to the main Archive – this will include the ability to match compatible participants in exchange challenges.

If there are things you’d like to do or say, please share them in comments, via the AO3 support and feedback form, by volunteering, or in whatever medium you feel comfortable with. Everyone is welcome to this party!

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