Posts in Communications Committee

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

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

You Can Now Subscribe to OTW News by Email

Although OTW News can be accessed through various social media platforms, today we’d like to announce an additional option. You can now subscribe to get OTW News delivered to your Inbox. This service is being offered both for reader convenience as well as a workaround for issues fans experience, such as the inability to add links to Instagram posts, missing news posts due to algorithm shenanigans or busy days, or not using the social media sites we post to (or any social media at all). The OTW News by Email service is free and available in multiple languages. There is further information at the link,… Read more

Five Things Jennifer D2 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 Jennifer D2, who volunteers on our Support committee. How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does? I have two volunteer hats at OTW! I am a Support Volunteer for AO3, and I also spend a little time as an Import Assistant for Open Doors. I’ll be talking about my Support role, because… Read more

Five Things Remi 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 Remi, who volunteers as a Tumblr moderator on our Communications committee. How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does? I run the OTW Tumblr account! The OTW was born of a love of fandom, and Tumblr is a place where a lot of fandom things happen. Still. No matter what the other… Read more