Posts by Claudia Rebaza

OTW News Post Moderation Policy

With approximately 7 million registered users on AO3 and thousands of OTW members, news posts get more engagement than ever. We love when users express their thoughts or concerns regarding the news we publish! However, the comment sections on some of our previous news posts have not been a welcoming or safe space for engagement. In recent months, we have developed a News Post Moderation policy and recruited a team of volunteers who you may see commenting on posts in the future. We would like to announce the key points of the policies our News Post Moderators will be following when monitoring the comment sections… Read more

AO3 Celebrates 13 Million Fanworks

The numbers on our homepage might have given it away, but it is time to celebrate an amazing milestone for the Archive of Our Own! We at the OTW are excited to announce that we have now passed 13 million works published in the archive! It’s only been half a year since we reached 12 million works; you guys have been busy! We are extremely thankful for the time, effort and love each and every creator and reader dedicates to the AO3. Discover AO3 Dark Mode One of the best things about AO3 is that all 13 million works are always accessible for you to… Read more

Five Things Claudia Rebaza Said

Every month or so the OTW will be doing a Q&A with one of its volunteers about their experiences in the organization. The posts express each volunteer’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Today’s post is with Claudia Rebaza, who volunteers as a Communications chair. How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does? I am currently one of the Communications Committee (Comms) chairs. The committee handles a lot of different tasks, some of which other committees also do and some of which are unique to us. We either respond… Read more

April 2024 Newsletter, Volume 188

I. GET YOUR NEWS HERE! Communications has now launched the long awaited OTW News by Email service along with assistance from Translation. The service to deliver our news posts directly to subscribers’ email inboxes is free. Including English, there are 16 languages currently available. It’s possible more will be added in the future, and if so they will be announced in a future OTW Newsletter issue. II. AT THE AO3 Accessibility, Design & Technology spent most of April working on miscellaneous fixes, including updating the blocking feature to apply to gifts. They also had an unexpected few days where a sudden influx of abusive spam… Read more

Unit B, Twisted Sisterhood & Oz Magi are Moving to the AO3

Unit B, Twisted Sisterhood, and Oz Magi, a group of HBO’s Oz fanfiction archives, are being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3). In this post: A bit of background explanation What this means for creators who had work(s) on these archives And what to do if you still have questions Background explanation These archives are being imported to the AO3 because of their age. Some content was hosted on Yahoo! Groups, which is now defunct. Other content is hosted using software that is out-of-date and could break at any time, and there’s no one to repair it. The Oz Magi gift exchange collection… Read more