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  • Different Tropes for Different Folks - October 2015 Drive

    Published: Tue 06 Oct 2015 10:10PM EDT Comments: 38

    We all have different reasons for getting into fandom, like an internet search that led us to an unexpected piece of art, a friend who showed us a favorite vid, or a parent who shared a treasured zine. Similarly, we all have different reasons for donating to the Organization for Transformative Works.


  • September 2015 Newsletter, Volume 95

    Published: Tue 06 Oct 2015 12:18PM EDT Comments: 0

    Communications assisted Journal in celebrating the release of their 20th issue soon after the OTW as a whole turned 8 years old. Journal's editors extended kudos to production editor Rrain Prior for her stellar work handling all the production details and to Communications volunteer caitie~ for the fabulous artwork for Issue No. 20. Systems also updated the software TWC uses, OJS, to its latest version and Journal has been able to bring some new recruits on board for production work.


  • A Contractor of Our Own!

    Published: Thu 01 Oct 2015 06:14PM EDT Comments: 63

    Here at AO3, we've been looking into getting some paid coding help for a few years, to work on projects that are larger or more time-consuming than our volunteers are able to tackle in their spare time, and also just to help with the backlog of work and offer some extra assistance. We had a contractor take on a few small projects last year, but to outsource work on major projects, you need to be able to form longer relationships.