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  • 2022 OTW Elections Candidates Announcement

    Published: Sun 19 Jun 2022 12:35PM UTC Comments: 0

    The Organization for Transformative Works is pleased to announce the following candidates for the 2022 Election (in alphabetical order by given name):


  • Comment blocking is coming

    Published: Sun 05 Jun 2022 12:15AM UTC Comments: 0

    We're pleased to announce that, in the coming days, we'll be rolling out the first part of our blocking and muting features: the ability to block specific logged-in users from commenting on your works and replying to your comments.


  • A Statement on Malicious Email Attacks Against OTW Volunteers

    Published: Sat 07 May 2022 08:53PM UTC Comments: 0

    Since May 3rd, the Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) — the nonprofit behind AO3, Fanlore, and other projects — has been dealing with malicious attacks aimed at the organization and its volunteers. We wanted to share with you some of what's been happening, as well as what we're doing to contain it, and how it may affect our response times to your inquiries and our workload in general. Above all, we need to ask for your patience, because these are complicated times for all of us at the OTW.