Posts in AO3 Documentation

Five Things Sammie Louise 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 Sammie Louise, who volunteers as an AO3 Documentation chair and Support volunteer. How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does? My current volunteer roles are chair of the AO3 Documentation Committee and AO3 Support Committee volunteer. So what I do primarily is help people understand how to use the AO3 site and… Read more

OTW Signal, September 2022

Every month in OTW Signal we’ll take a look at stories that connect to the OTW’s mission and projects, including legal, technology, academic, fannish history, and preservation issues that are important for fandom, fan culture or transformative works. In the News Netflix’s action against the creators of a Bridgerton musical meant that several news outlets reached out to OTW’s Legal Advocacy project for comment. One of them was U.S.’s NPR, which quoted Rebecca Tushnet: In a fair use case, Tushnet says, several factors are considered, including the purpose of the use, the nature of the work that was copied, the amount of original material taken,… Read more

Five Things Fiona M 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 Fiona M, who volunteers as an AO3 Documentation staffer. How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does? I’m an AO3 Documentation Committee staff, so I’m part of the team that writes the AO3 FAQs and any other documentation you might find on the Archive, like tutorials.

The OTW is Recruiting for AO3 Documentation Staff, Graphic Designers, Policy & Abuse Staff, Strategic Planning Staff, and Translation Volunteers

Are you an awesome beta or a writer with an eye for technical details? Are you a digital artist interested in the OTW’s work? Would you like to assist AO3 users by resolving complaints? Do you have experience with organizational governance? Can you translate from another language? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting! We’re excited to announce the opening of applications for: AO3 Documentation Staff – closing 24 February 2021 at 23:59 UTC or after 80 applications Communications Graphics Volunteers – closing 24 February 2021 at 23:59 UTC or after 40 applications Policy & Abuse Staff – closing 24 February 2021 at 23:59 UTC… Read more

Five Things telescopicpoems 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 telescopicpoems, who volunteers as a staffer on the AO3 Documentation Committee. How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does? I’ve been part of the AO3 Documentation Committee (“Docs” for friends and family) since late 2016. Docs is mainly responsible for writing, revising, and updating the FAQs and Tutorials found on AO3 (for… Read more