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In the coming weeks, we will be updating the code that powers our login system. When we make this change, all Archive users will be logged out of their accounts.

To avoid permanently losing access to your account, make sure you know your AO3 password and can access the email address associated with your account. If you forget your password and your email address is not up to date, you will not be able to request a password reset! (Edit, December 25: If you're sure you know your password and you regularly receive emails from us, you don't have to do a thing.)

Please take a few moments and follow these steps to check or update your account's email.

We will not deploy these changes until after December 13 to give users time to update their information. Additionally, we will give at least 48 hours notice on the AO3_Status Twitter account and our Tumblr, as well as on the Archive itself.

If you find yourself logged out and need help accessing your account, please do not leave your email address in public comments! Instead, you can contact Support about technical issues (e.g. password resets not arriving), or get in touch with the Policy and Abuse team, who can assist you in verifying that an account belongs to you.

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Twice Bitten, a Blood Ties fanfiction archive, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3).

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Background explanation

Twice Bitten is a fanfiction archive for the TV show Blood Ties and Tanya Huff's Victoria Nelson Series (the books on which the show is based). Created in 2007, it is the only the only automated archive for this fandom, and holds over 300 works. The archivist, banshee, has now decided to close the archive and import its works to the AO3.

Open Doors will be working with banshee to import Twice Bitten into a separate, searchable collection on the Archive of Our Own. Eventually the links going to the old archive site will re-direct to the new collection on AO3 so the works can continue to be found with their old URLs.

We will begin importing works from Twice Bitten to the AO3 after November.

What does this mean for creators who have work(s) on Twice Bitten?

We will send an import notification to the email address we have for each creator. We'll do our best to check for an existing copy of any works before importing. If we find a copy already on the AO3, we will invite it to the collection instead of importing it. All works archived on behalf of a creator will include their name in the byline or the summary of the work.

All imported works will be set to be viewable only by logged-in AO3 users. Once you claim your works, you can make them publicly-viewable if you choose. After 30 days, all unclaimed imported works will be made visible to all visitors. We will then permanently close down the site.

Please contact Open Doors with your Twice Bitten pseud(s) and email address(es), if:

  1. You'd like us to import your works, but you need the notification sent to a different email address than you used on the original archive
  2. You already have an AO3 account and have imported your works already yourself.
  3. You’d like to import your works yourself (including if you don’t have an AO3 account yet).
  4. You would NOT like your works moved to the AO3.
  5. You are happy for us to preserve your works on the AO3, but would like us to remove your name.
  6. You have any other questions we can help you with.

Please include the name of the archive in the subject heading of your email. If you no longer have access to the email account associated with your Twice Bitten account, please contact Open Doors and we'll help you out. (If you've posted the works elsewhere, or have an easy way to verify that they're yours, that's great; if not, we will work with Twice Bitten mod to confirm your claims.)

Please see the Open Doors Website for instructions on

If you still have questions...

If you have further questions, visit the Open Doors FAQ, contact the Open Doors committee.

We'd also love it if fans could help us preserve the story of Twice Bitten on Fanlore If you're new to wiki editing, no worries! Check out the new visitor portal, or ask the Fanlore Gardeners for tips.

We're excited to be able to help preserve Twice Bitten!

- The Open Doors team and banshee

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2018-11-13 10:55:28 -0500
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We fixed word counts when posting new works in Chinese, Japanese, and Thai, worked on improvements for our Support and Policy & Abuse teams, and fixed an assortment of niggling bugs. A special thank you to new contributors bjohns, Lee, and Tatayafinwe!

Credits

  • Coders: bjohns, Elz, james_, Lee, redsummernight, Sarken, Tatayafinwe, Tal Hayon, ticking instant
  • Code reviewers: Elz, james_, redsummernight, Sarken, ticking instant
  • Testers: CJ Record, Danielle Strong, Elz, GoldenFalls, Ito, james_, KeepCalmAndPlayDumb, Lady Oscar, MagnusIsMyRock, Memé, Natalia Gruber, Paula, redsummernight, Runt, Sammie Louise, Sarken, Sunny

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Searching and Filtering

  • [AO3-5482] - Applying too many filters or search terms when looking for works (e.g. by excluding dozens of tags) would cause the search URL to throw up an error 500. It should now be friendlier to even the most discerning users.
  • [AO3-5489] - You can now sort works and bookmarks by "best match" in various places again. (It got intermittently broken after our big search upgrade and displayed things in chronological order instead.)
  • [AO3-5477] - We have removed all the old search-related code that we aren't using anymore! Hooray! \o/
  • [AO3-5388] - We also removed a database column that wasn't needed anymore. Tidiness! \o/
  • [AO3-5490] - When doing a simple search, e.g. by putting a name or phrase into the main search box, the algorithm now shows matches for creator names and work titles first, then all other items that fit the description in some way. (Reminder: Our Hidden Search Operators Cheatsheet helps you put together the perfect search.)

Challenges and Collections

  • [AO3-5382] - We used to have a workaround in place that made sure challenge sign-up summaries would display correctly, despite a fun storage issue, which we have now fixed! So you shouldn't notice much of a difference, but it's neater on our side.
  • [AO3-5145] - Claiming a prompt with no description (but a helpful title) and trying to use the "Fulfill" link to post a work for it would result in a sad error. It now lets you post the work just fine. Happiness for both you and the prompter!
  • [AO3-5551] - It was theoretically possible to access a different user's challenge sign-up, so we tightened up the relevant ownership checks.
  • [AO3-4857] - While we weren't looking, the "comments you post will also be listed anonymously" notice meant for a creator replying to comments on their own anonymous work had just... vanished. We've firmly put it back in place.

Admin

  • [AO3-5534] - For a few months, emails sent to our Support and Policy & Abuse teams never reached their respective ticket trackers if the return address included a plus sign. /o\ We have now passed along the handful of tickets that got trapped in our database because of that bug, and made sure this won't happen anymore going forward.
  • [AO3-4366] - The admin page for managing a user now includes links to the user's Add Invitations and Manage Invitations pages.
  • [AO3-5488] - We've made the paths for submitting Support and Policy & Abuse tickets more configurable, to allow for a renamed committee name in their ticket tracker, for example.
  • [AO3-5531] - Abuse reports previously got the sender's IP address attached via the contact form, which made it easier for spammers to include fake ones and flood the tracker with hundreds of messages we couldn't easily block. We fixed that, and also took care of an unrelated JavaScript bug in the form, for bonus points!
  • [AO3-5540] - The Abuse form was very strict on the URLs it expected in the input field, generating errors even for perfectly good links to user profiles. It is now more chill.
  • [AO3-5537] - We've enabled spam checks for Abuse form submissions, in addition to the checks we've already been running on the Support form.

Misc. Fixes

  • [AO3-5330] - We sometimes have to block spammers or scrapers from accessing the Archive, and occasionally these bad actors share an IP address with other rule-abiding users. We've added an error page that will let people know if they've been blocked and who to get in touch with if they believe it was a mistake.
  • [AO3-5527] - It was possible to reuse an invitation after the account that initially used the invitation had been deleted, a little loophole that was mercilessly abused by spammers and which we have now closed.
  • [AO3-2046] - The word counter wasn't working for languages that don't use spaces for word separation, such as Chinese, Japanese, and Thai. For new works, we're now counting each character (but not punctuation marks) as a word, which should be closer to what users of these languages expect. The counts for existing works will be fixed separately in the very near future! (If you only have a few works in these languages and want the correct word count at once, you can edit and save a work again to have the count updated.)
  • [AO3-5558] - We found a way to add a work to a series you were not a creator of, and added checks to make sure this wouldn't be possible going forward.

Automated Tests

  • [AO3-4638] - We updated our continuous integration platform settings to use MySQL 5.7.22, bringing it in line with the version of MySQL we use on production.
  • [AO3-4852] - We updated our specs to make sure they were all using the helper method we created for testing redirects.
  • [AO3-4913] - We brought our test coverage for the challenge sign-ups controller up to 92%.
  • [AO3-5548] - The tests for some code related to admin posts weren't running because they were in the wrong folder, so we moved them to the right folder.
  • [AO3-5555] - The tests for DeviantArt imports were failing because DA had changed their image URLs. We updated our tests accordingly, so they pass again.

Infrastructure

  • [AO3-5523] - Thanks to your donations, we were recently able to purchase some new servers! This means we had to update our deploy script to reflect the changes to our server set up.
  • [AO3-5373] - We've added the Dewplayer files (used to embed audio content in works) to our repo, instead of storing them somewhere on our many servers.
  • [AO3-5515] - We have removed the rubyzip gem.
  • [AO3-5553] - We updated the loofah gem, which sanitizes HTML input for us.
  • [AO3-5543] - We also updated the nokogiri gem, which does HTML parsing.

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I. OTW MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

Thanks to you, this month's membership drive was a huge record-breaking success! Once everything was counted up, the donations received totalled US$203,557.29 from 8203 donors. 479 premiums were requested--including the very popular new kudos stress ball.

Kudos to all the OTW peeps who worked hard on the membership drive, including Development & Membership, Communications, Translation, Finance, and many others!

And kudos to you--everyone who donated, signal boosted, and celebrated the OTW with us. Thank you so much!

II. AT THE AO3

Tag Wrangling celebrated a major milestone this month with the canonization of the 30,000th fandom on AO3! In honour of the occasion, Tag Wrangling put together some tips on how to make tagging work to your advantage, including how to avoid the too many Peters problem.

Open Doors is back at it with two archive import announcements this month. P/K All the Way, a Star Trek: Voyager fanworks archive, and Elusive Lover, a Star Wars fanworks archive, are both coming to the AO3.

Policy & Abuse continued to receive thousands of spam tickets this month, in addition to roughly 700 actual tickets. Please be patient when waiting for a response to a report you've made. We do respond to every (non-spam) report, but it's taking a bit longer than usual right now.

Lastly, Support received over 700 tickets this month, and Tag Wranglers handled about 210,000 tags in September. (October numbers will be in next month's newsletter.)

III. LEGAL ADVOCACY

You may remember OTW Legal’s continuing advocacy work on expanding and clarifying exemptions to the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s anti-circumvention provisions. The DMCA exemptions expressly allow certain kinds of decryption (such as ripping DVDs or Blu-Rays, or decrypting digital files) for certain kinds of copyright fair use. Over the years, for example, OTW Legal has successfully secured an exemption for non-commercial vidders to rip DVDs and Blu-Rays, and decrypt digital files, in order to use short portions in their vids.

Over the past year, we have been working to clarify and expand exemptions to allow decryption for other sorts of fan uses. And in October, the Copyright Office issued its rulings on the most recent round of petitions that OTW Legal and our allies submitted to the Copyright Office. We didn’t get everything we asked for, but we do have some good news:

  • The exemptions have been expanded beyond documentary film and noncommercial vidding to include uses of short portions for parody, criticism, and comment.
  • The exemptions have been expanded for non-fiction multimedia e-books, so they allow (for example) authors to decrypt DVD, Blu-ray, and online sources to include short portions of them in the OTW’s academic journal, Transformative Works and Cultures.

Hooray for this step in the right direction, and we’ll keep fighting for fan-friendly laws!

Also in October, OTW Legal submitted an amicus brief in the case of TVEyes v. Fox. In the brief, we asked the United States Supreme Court to reaffirm a principle that the Supreme Court first articulated years ago: that if a copyright owner wouldn’t ever authorize a particular use of its work—such as parody, criticism, or transformation they disapprove of—then someone who uses the work for that purpose isn’t harming any market for the work that the copyright owner would ever take advantage of. We’ll keep you informed if anything else happens with this case.

IV. GOVERNANCE

Newly elected Board members Lex de Leon and Natalia Gruber began their terms this month, while Matty Bowers and Atiya Hakeem finished theirs. Our thanks to the departing Board members, and a warm welcome to the new ones.

Finance published an updated version of the OTW's 2018 budget this month and held a public chat to answer questions about it. Thanks to everyone who joined us for the chat--it was great to meet with you!

Finance also released the OTW's audited 2017 Financial Statements this month. They can be found on the Reports and Governing Documents page of the OTW website.

V. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE PEEPS

As of 26 October the OTW has 701 volunteers. \o/ Recent personnel movements are listed below.

New Directors: Claire P. Baker (taking over as president)
New Committee Staff: Frost The Fox (Volunteers & Recruiting), Linde (Volunteers & Recruiting), likegallows (Elections), Emma Lloyd (Elections), Daniela Maria António (Elections), 4 other Elections Staff, and 2 Policy & Abuse Staff
New Tag Wrangler Volunteers: WinterKnight, Crimsonochrome, Emily Finbow, Yuki, Emma L.

Departing Directors: Matty Bowers, Atiya Hakeem, Priscilla Del Cima (no longer president but remaining on board)
Departing Committee Chairs: SunnyB (Translation), Trey C (Translation)
Departing Committee Staff: ltfoxyee (AO3 Documentation) and 1 other AO3 Documentation Staff, Moth (Policy & Abuse), 1 Communications Staff, 1 Development & Membership Staff, 2 Election Staff, 1 Strategic Planning Staff, 1 Support Staff, and 1 Systems Staff
Departing Tag Wrangler Volunteers: Eve Forbes, Natalia Gruber and 3 other Tag Wranglers
Departing Translation Volunteers: 1 Translation volunteer

For more information about the purview of our committees, please access the committee listing on our website.


The Organization for Transformative Works is the non-profit parent organization of multiple projects including Archive of Our Own, Fanlore, Open Doors, Transformative Works and Cultures, and OTW Legal Advocacy. We are a fan run, entirely donor-supported organization staffed by volunteers. Find out more about us on our website.

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2018-11-08 12:47:24 -0500
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Five Things an OTW Volunteer 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 Ariana, who volunteers a staffer in our Accessibility, Design, & Technology Committee and as the Senior Technical Staffer in our Open Doors Committee.

How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does?

As a volunteer coder for both Accessibility, Design, & Technology Committee (AD&T) and Open Doors, I mainly help with the OTW's aim of preserving fan history. In my twenty-odd years of online fandom, I've seen many works and sites disappears and it's very satisfying to be able to do my bit to ensure that this happens less frequently in future.

What is a typical week like for you as a volunteer?

Because I have both children and a full-time job, I have to fit my OTW duties in around my "real" life. As a general rule, I will spend several hours at the weekend and at least one or two hours in the evening working on OTW projects, as well as attending the weekly meeting for AD&T and, when I can, the Open Doors one which is a bit late in my timezone.

Fortunately, as I'm a software developer in real life too, I can also sometimes sneak in code reviews, research, or a bit of coding at work without anyone thinking it odd -- as long as I remember not to actually open the Archive or any of the sites Open Doors is importing! Conveniently, we use a lot of the same tools at work too, including the messaging app used by the OTW, which means I'm able to keep in touch with other volunteers to ask or answer questions and keep track of any major projects we're working on.

Have you recently worked on any particularly interesting or challenging projects?

My main focus over the last couple of years has been to create a sustainable pipeline to import archives rescued by Open Doors into the Archive. This has involved adding a mass import API to the Archive and a generic website that Open Doors can use to feed external data into it. There are also a set of scripts that adapt the contents of the rescued archives to the format needed by the generic website. The main challenge now is how to process the variety of old archives with those scripts; since every site is different, importing each one is still a lot of work and we've recently recruited more technical volunteers to help with this. The aim is to make importing archives as painless as possible so we can provide a home to all the sites whose owners ask us to add them to the Archive.

What's the most fun thing to you about volunteering for the OTW?

Perhaps the most useful thing about volunteering for the OTW has been learning software engineering; when I started out as an AD&T coder six years ago, I only knew a bit of theory and some HTML, and now I'm a Principal Software Engineer for a big multinational company!

In a way that's been fun for me, too, because I love computing, but I think to be honest that the most fun aspect of volunteering has been meeting the people I volunteer with. Over the last few years, I've made a lot of friends, some of whom I even meet in real life on a regular basis! It's great to be able to share anything with a group of people who, though they are scattered across the globe, tend to share my fannish, geeky and open-minded views on things.

What fannish things do you like to do?

When I can squeeze a bit of free time, I love to write stories. Most are quite short, but every few years, I'll embark on something long and rambly: my current WIP is over 100,000 words and has been going for nearly two years now! I've always enjoyed making up stories in my head and imagining how the characters from some book or TV show might behave in a given situation. Thanks to the feedback of various betas over the years, I've improved a lot as a writer -- rather as I've improved as a coder!


Now that our volunteer’s said five things about what they do, it’s your turn to ask one more thing! Feel free to ask about their work in comments. Or if you'd like, you can check out earlier Five Things posts.

The Organization for Transformative Works is the non-profit parent organization of multiple projects including Archive of Our Own, Fanlore, Open Doors, Transformative Works and Cultures, and OTW Legal Advocacy. We are a fan run, entirely donor-supported organization staffed by volunteers. Find out more about us on our website.

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Elusive Lover, a Luke Skywalker/Han Solo Star Wars fanfiction, fanart, and poetry archive, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3).

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Background explanation

From 2000-2014, the Elusive Lover archive presented stories, poetry and art featuring Han Solo and Luke Skywalker, including materials previously published in the printed zine. At the time the site went up, it was the first and only archive dedicated exclusively to Han/Luke slash. A lot of hard work, love, and creativity went into the site which, sadly, has been offline for the past four years. Importing the Elusive Lover collection to Archive Of Our Own will keep it available for new generations of fans and readers – hopefully providing delight, entertainment and inspiration.

Open Doors will be working with Cara Loup to import Elusive Lover into a separate, searchable collection on the Archive of Our Own. As part of preserving the archive in its entirety, all images currently hosted in the Elusive Lover archive will be hosted on the OTW's servers, and embedded in their own AO3 work pages.

We will begin importing works from Elusive Lover to the AO3 after October 2018.

What does this mean for creators who had work(s) on Elusive Lover?

We will send an import notification to the email address we have for each creator. We'll do our best to check for an existing copy of any works before importing. If we find a copy already on the AO3, we will invite it to the collection instead of importing it. All works archived on behalf of a creator will include their name in the byline or the summary of the work.

All imported works will be set to be viewable only by logged-in AO3 users. Once you claim your works, you can make them publicly-viewable if you choose. After 30 days, all unclaimed imported works will be made visible to all visitors.

Please contact Open Doors with your Elusive Lover pseud(s) and email address(es), if:

  1. You'd like us to import your works, but you need the notification sent to a different email address than you used on the original archive
  2. You already have an AO3 account and have imported your works already yourself.
  3. You’d like to import your works yourself (including if you don’t have an AO3 account yet).
  4. You would NOT like your works moved to the AO3.
  5. You are happy for us to preserve your works on the AO3, but would like us to remove your name.
  6. You have any other questions we can help you with.

Please include the name of the archive in the subject heading of your email. If you no longer have access to the email account associated with your contributions to Elusive Lover, please contact Open Doors and we'll help you out. (If you've posted the works elsewhere, or have an easy way to verify that they're yours, that's great; if not, we will work with the Elusive Lover moderator to confirm your claims.)

Please see the Open Doors Website for instructions on

If you still have questions...

If you have further questions, visit the Open Doors FAQ, contact the Open Doors committee.

We'd also love it if fans could help us preserve the story of Elusive Lover on Fanlore. If you're new to wiki editing, no worries! Check out the new visitor portal, or ask the Fanlore Gardeners for tips.

We're excited to be able to help preserve Elusive Lover!

- The Open Doors team and Cara Loup

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Tag Wranglers are pleased to announce that we have reached the milestone of 30,000 fandoms on Archive of Our Own! This comes shortly after we celebrated reaching 4 million fanworks in July.

AO3 users have always been incredibly creative. 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

Are there any rare fandoms you love that you discovered on AO3?

Sharing 30,000 Fandoms with 1 Million People

With so many new fandoms, fanworks, and users joining us daily, now is a good time to explain what this growth can mean for users and Tag Wranglers.

Tags on AO3 are shared. If you use the same exact tag that someone else has used, your works will be included in the same filters. Tag Wranglers cannot separate works using the exact same tag. We can only wrangle tags, not works.

If you discover that your work is showing up under a different filter (tag) than you intended, you can edit the tag on your work to be clearer. For example, Penny Parker is a character on the TV show MacGyver. "Penny Parker" is also a common fan name for female Peter Parker, better known as Spider-Man. If you tag your work "Penny Parker", it will end up in the filters for the MacGyver character, even if you were thinking of female Peter. To avoid this, you could alter your tag to "Penny Parker (girl!Peter)" or something similar. That would allow Tag Wranglers to merge it into Peter Parker's tag filter instead.

(Obviously, Tag Wranglers can't merge the plain "Penny Parker" tag directly with Peter's. If we did that, all of the MacGyver's "Penny Parker" works would show up in Peter Parker's filters, and she would not have a filter of her own. This would cause problems for fans of both characters!)

If a tag is new to you, you might find it useful to check its filter before using it. You might find that the tag has a different meaning in a different fandom.

How To Make Tags Work For You

From January through September this year, Tag Wranglers collectively wrangled approximately 1.8 million tags. Tag Wranglers work very hard to connect your tags; you can make our job easier by being clear about what you mean.

Here are some ideas you can try in order to make your own works or bookmarks appear in the filters you want. (Please don't comment on works to ask other users to do this - this is for your own works/bookmarks only!)

  • Autocomplete is your friend: If a fandom tag exists in the autocomplete for your fandom already, try including that tag. The tags that Tag Wranglers see are based on filterable fandoms listed on the work, so using a fandom tag from the autocomplete speeds up the time it takes to wrangle your tag and have it show up correctly.
  • Making a new fandom: If there is no fandom tag yet for your work, try including the medium, creator, or year the canon was first published in the tag. This speeds up the process of creating a new fandom tag, as we will have more information to use when researching what canon you mean! For books, it's especially important to include the author's name; for movies, the year. For other fandoms, usually the media type is enough, unless the title is very generic. For example, if you're posting for the TV show "Merlí", try adding "TV" after the title, like this: Merlí (TV).
  • Be kind to RPF fans: Try to avoid mixing up Actor RPF and fictional TV or movie fandoms in your tags. If you're posting Actor RPF, please use the RPF fandom tags. If an RPF fandom tag doesn't exist yet for that TV show or movie, make one by adding "RPF" to the end of the TV show or movie's existing tag name. Example: The Hunger Games (Movies) RPF. Please also try to avoid using the Actor RPF fandom tags if you're only working with fictional characters. This will help RPF fans easily find the works they want and will reduce the effort Tag Wranglers must use to find the right place for your tags.
  • Where does original work go? If you're posting a fannish-styled original work set in your own universe with your own characters, please try using the "Original Work" tag. (Furry fans, you can use that or the "Furry - Fandom" tag.) Please take care not to directly link to paypal, patreon, or commercial sites, as AO3 is a non-commercial site. (For further information, please consult the Terms of Service.)
  • Make characters unique: Try to use full names for characters. If a character has just one name, put the name of the fandom in parentheses after it. Example: Undyne (Undertale). This especially helps avoid any potential ambiguity issues and ensures that it will be easier to find your work. You may not think the chances of having a character named Undyne in another fandom is high, but this happens frequently.
  • Separate your / and & ships / is for romantic and/or sexual relationships. & is for platonic relationships only - ones that are neither sexual nor romantic. (Pre- and Post-Relationship are still /.) & was created for those Gen fans who don't want anything non-platonic in the ships they're searching for. You can help both Gen fans and shippers by carefully choosing the tag that matches your work!
  • Add cameos in the Additional Tags field: If a fandom, character, or relationship is only a passing reference, you can choose to put the tag in the "Additional Tags" (Freeforms) category instead. This will keep your work from being sorted into the fandom, character, or relationship's filter, while still telling users what's in the work. Example: Hints of Jin Dong/Wang Kai in the "Additional Tags" field keeps Jin Dong/Wang Kai fans from being disappointed that a work only mentions their relationship briefly.

These suggestions are meant to help get your tags wrangled quicker and more accurately so that users have a great experience on AO3. You won't need to edit any tags on past works or bookmarks unless they aren't showing up in the filters you prefer.

However, these tagging suggestions don't mean that you can't continue to tag creatively for various topics! Tag Wranglers love clever tags, and sometimes we can even canonize the concepts. Magneto's Terrible Fashion Sense is just one of many enjoyable tags that make us giggle.

If you have any questions or suggestions about wrangling, please consult the Tags FAQ. If that doesn't answer your question, the FAQ explains how to contact Tag Wranglers directly, or you can send short questions to us at our twitter account, ao3_wranglers.

Please don't leave comments on this post with questions or requests about specific tags. They won't be answered, since Tag Wranglers can't easily track requests from here. Please use the options listed above to contact us. Thanks!

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P/K All the Way, a Star Trek Voyager fanfiction archive, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3).

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Background explanation

P/K All the Way was a Star Trek Voyager fansite that included a small fiction archive for stories dedicated to the pairing Tom Paris/Harry Kim. Although P/K All the Way is no longer online, the moderator wants the stories to remain available.

Open Doors will be working with Leigh to import P/K All the Way into separate, searchable collection on the Archive of Our Own.

We will begin importing works from P/K All the Way to the AO3 after October.

What does this mean for creators who had work(s) on P/K All the Way?

We will send an import notification to the email address we have for each creator. We'll do our best to check for an existing copy of any works before importing. If we find a copy already on the AO3, we will invite it to the collection instead of importing it. All works archived on behalf of a creator will include their name in the byline or the summary of the work.

All imported works will be set to be viewable only by logged-in AO3 users. Once you claim your works, you can make them publicly-viewable if you choose. After 30 days, all unclaimed imported works will be made visible to all visitors.

Please contact Open Doors with your P/K All the Way pseud(s) and email address(es), if:

  1. You'd like us to import your works, but you need the notification sent to a different email address than you used on the original archive
  2. You already have an AO3 account and have imported your works already yourself.
  3. You’d like to import your works yourself (including if you don’t have an AO3 account yet).
  4. You would NOT like your works moved to the AO3.
  5. You are happy for us to preserve your works on the AO3, but would like us to remove your name.
  6. You have any other questions we can help you with.

Please include the name of the archive in the subject heading of your email. If you no longer have access to the email account associated with your P/K All the Way account, please contact Open Doors and we'll help you out. (If you've posted the works elsewhere, or have an easy way to verify that they're yours, that's great; if not, we will work with the P/K All the Way mod to confirm your claims.)

Please see the Open Doors Website for instructions on:

If you still have questions...

If you have further questions, visit the Open Doors FAQ, contact the Open Doors committee.

We'd also love it if fans could help us preserve the story of P/K All the Way on Fanlore. If you're new to wiki editing, no worries! Check out the new visitor portal, or ask the Fanlore Gardeners for tips.

We're excited to be able to help preserve P/K All the Way!

- The Open Doors team and Leigh

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