Posts in Accessibility

Spam protection measures at AO3

Due to an influx of abusive spam comments on April 21, 2024, we temporarily disabled all guest comments across the site. We have now re-enabled the ability to leave guest comments, but if you comment while not logged into an account, you may encounter a verification page that checks that you are not a bot. We are also working on other ways to help reduce spam, including a small change to the default comment settings on the work posting form that will be rolled out soon. What to do about spam you’ve received If you’ve received a small number of spam comments, you can mark… Read more

Five Things Cosette 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 Cosette, who volunteers as a coder for the Accessibility, Design, and Technology (AD&T) Committee. How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does? As an AD&T coding volunteer, I work with the open-source code that powers AO3. Coders are recruited to fix bugs, write tests, and develop features. We also work side by… Read more

Update on the Milestone weekend

AO3 logo wearing a party hat amidst confetti with text of '1 Million Celebration'

Yesterday the AO3 reached its one million milestone and here are some things that have been taking place since.