Archive of Our Own Newsletter – October 2012

Happy October, Archivers! Welcome to this month’s newsletter.

Cool stuff on the Archive!

This month, we took a look at tag stats and growth over the past two years!

What’s up in the world of tags?

Often in wrangling, we change tag names in response to feedback either from archive users, or other tag wranglers (or both!). Our most recent change involves the canonical fandom tags for Jewish and Christian religious scripture. Prior to our changes, “Hebrew Bible” was a single fandom, with “Old Testament” as a synonym. You can view the current tag structure under Abrahamic Religions, which includes a tag for Tanakh separate from the Christian Bible (Old Testament). The old tag “Hebrew Bible” is now a synonym of Tanakh. Thank you to those users and wranglers who provided feedback in this discussion.

Support issues

We’re seeing some really wonky behavior emerging with Tag Sets pulling characters into multiple fandoms or occasionally a tag vanishing from the list. We’re having a hard time tracking this down, so if you see aberrant behavior in the Tag Set feature, please send Support a note so we can document it for the Coders!

AD&T Committee business of note

We continue to work on a header redesign and we have also started working on a brand new front page. Our updated roadmap is in the final stages of editing and should be available soon. The reinstatement of tag filtering comes closer and closer as we put the finishing touches on new code and sent it off to our testers. We still can’t guarantee a firm date but they’re coming – we promise! And finally, this month we celebrated Ada Lovelace Day by honoring our awesome chair Elz!

Support Committee business of note

As noted below with the Tag Wranglers, we are eagerly testing the return of the filters.

Tag Wrangling Committee business of note

We’ve been adding to our collection of public wrangling guidelines, and we’re excitedly preparing (and testing!) for the upcoming return of tag filters.

Questions? Comments?

We welcome feedback from users! If you have questions or comments, feel free to leave them in the comments of the latest news post, or send in a Support request (if you’re reporting a bug, please send that to Support, as they’re super efficient – comments on our news posts sometimes get overlooked).