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OTW Board Meeting, April 21

The OTW Board will be holding its next public meeting from 02:00 to 03:00 UTC on April 21 (what time is that for me?). This meeting will be held in the Board Discord server. The server will have a team of moderators, and a set of rules and community guidelines. The server is open even after the meeting, but the channels for meeting and asking questions will be read-only. Board will be posting replies to questions that cannot be addressed during the scheduled meeting hour. The agenda will include: Decisions made since the last public board meeting DEI and organizational culture update Organizational Culture Roadmap… Read more

IFD 10th Anniversary Survey Report

The OTW launched a user survey as part of the International Fanworks Day’s 10th annual celebration. It was launched on February 9th and closed on February 19th. The survey, which asked 12 questions, was offered in 25 languages and was started by 55,620 people. This survey report covers the following: 1) How many responses there were to each question 2) How many people gave which answers. Below is an example from the report: Q8: Have you ever used AO3 bookmarks to rec a fanwork? 50,591 survey takers answered this question. Yes – 36,026 (71.37%) No – 14,565 (28.63%) Visit this link to access the rest… Read more

Open Doors celebrates the completion of 101 archive imports since 2012!

Open Doors is pleased to announce the completion of 11 archive import projects in 2023, a total of over 10,000 works! We hope that you will find old and new favorites in the collections listed below. Open Doors has been importing at-risk archives of fanworks since 2012, starting with the Smallville Slash Archive. These latest projects bring our total number of archives imported to 101! The 100th archive imported was the LeBeau Library of the Gambit Guild forum. A Priest in Korea Completed: January 2023 Susan Leinbach created fanart and fanfiction in a number of fandoms, including M*A*S*H (as Iolanthe) and Star Trek. Unfortunately, Susan… Read more

OTW Board Meeting on January 28

The OTW Board will be holding its next public meeting from 2:00 AM to 3:00 AM UTC on January 28 (what time is that for me?). This meeting will be held in the Board Discord server. The server will have a team of moderators, and a set of rules and community guidelines. The server is open even after the meeting, but the channels for meeting and asking questions will be read-only. Board will be posting replies to questions that cannot be addressed during the scheduled meeting hour. The agenda will include: Decisions made since the last public board meeting Diversity update 2024 Board Roadmap Any… Read more

AO3 Is Always Free to Use

In the past few weeks, the Archive of Our Own’s Support Committee has been receiving a number of requests for assistance with an app that creates a paywall block after more than one hour of daily reading. We have no control over this (or any) mobile app, and do not approve of any paywalling of AO3 content. This is not the first time users have had problems with unofficial apps. For various reasons, the Archive is not developing a mobile app, so any app you may find available is unofficial and might even pose a security risk to use. The AO3 site is always free… Read more