The Tag Wrangling Committee is pleased to announce that we have reached the milestone of 40,000 fandoms on Archive of Our Own!
Over the years, we’ve reached several fandom milestones:
- 5,000 fandoms around New Year’s Day 2010
- 10,000 fandoms in September 2012
- 15,000 fandoms in April 2014
- 20,000 fandoms in December 2015
- 25,000 fandoms in June 2017
- 30,000 fandoms in October 2018
- 35,000 fandoms in December 2019
This time, we’ve chosen to celebrate with this post, which explains more about the ways that our Tag Wranglers organize the tags that make AO3 easy to navigate even as it grows. We’ve also included some tips to help you tag your own works in ways that will benefit both you and the other people using the AO3 filters.