Posts in Policy & Abuse Committee

Five Things DZ 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 DZ, who volunteers as a Policy & Abuse staffer. How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does? Archive of Our Own is the fanwork hosting subset of the OTW. From original works to microbial art, all kinds of fanworks are welcome on the Archive as long as they comply with the ToS…. Read more

The OTW is Recruiting for Policy & Abuse Volunteers and Tag Wranglers

Would you like to assist AO3 users by resolving complaints? Would you like to wrangle AO3 tags? Can you read and translate from Chinese to English? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting! We’re excited to announce the opening of applications for: Policy & Abuse Volunteer – closing 16 March 2022 at 23:59 UTC Tag Wrangling Volunteer – closing 16 March 2022 at 23:59 UTC or after 120 applications are received Tag Wrangling Volunteer (Chinese) – closing 16 March 2022 at 23:59 UTC or after 30 applications are received We have included more information on each role below. Open roles and applications will always be… Read more

Changes to Support and Policy & Abuse Responsibilities

In order to better balance the workloads of our Support and Policy & Abuse committees, we are making some changes to who is responsible for which kinds of requests. Policy & Abuse will continue to address Terms of Service violations, and Support will continue to answer questions on how to use the site and address bug reports, as always. But there are some cases which Policy & Abuse have previously been handling, and which will now be handled by Support. These are: Loss of access to an account (for example, if you no longer remember or have access to the email address you used to… Read more

Five Things lydia-theda 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 lydia-theda, who volunteers as a Policy & Abuse staffer. How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does? The Archive of Our Own was created to protect and preserve transformative fanworks of all kinds. As a fanwork archive, we believe in maximum inclusiveness of content: if you’ve created a fanwork—whether fiction or meta;… Read more

The OTW is Recruiting for Policy & Abuse Staff

Would you like to assist AO3 users by resolving complaints? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting! We’re excited to announce the opening of applications for: Policy & Abuse Staff – closing 11 August 2021 at 23:59 UTC We have included more information on each role below. Open roles and applications will always be available at the volunteering page. If you don’t see a role that fits with your skills and interests now, keep an eye on the listings. We plan to put up new applications every few weeks, and we will also publicize new roles as they become available. All applications generate a confirmation… Read more