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January 2019 Newsletter, Volume 131

I. UPDATES TO TAG WRANGLING

During January, Accessibility, Design & Technology made several updates to AO3, one of which was a change in how tags are sorted for wrangling. This change will mean more efficient wrangling and less strain on the servers going forward. However, Tag Wrangling would like to remind folks that, for the next little while, it may take up to a month for new tags to be wrangled, rather than the usual goal of two weeks. Thanks to everybody for your patience and understanding while we get everything sorted. (more…)

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The OTW’s 2017 Annual Report is Now Available

We are pleased to publish the OTW’s 2017 Annual Report, available in PDF or HTML formats. The report provides a letter from our Board of Directors, a summary of our activities during the past financial and calendar year, and our financial statements for 2017. 2017 was a positive year for the OTW, and we’d like to thank each of our members, donors, staff, and volunteers for their hard work and support.

You can view the OTW’s previous ten reports for more information, and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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November 2018 Newsletter, Volume 130

I. EMOJI FOR ALL!

This month, Accessibility, Design & Technology and Systems collaborated on a week-long process to update AO3’s database encoding. This was a big project with a big result: the AO3 now allows for an extended character set in all languages and, including ALL THE EMOJI! We’re delighted to have implemented the update and are looking forward to seeing new emoji-filled fanworks. (more…)