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  • The OTW is Recruiting for Support Staff and Translation News Volunteers

    Published: Wed 01 Apr 2020 12:30PM EDT Comments: 7

    Would you like to help your fellow fans use the AO3? Would you like to help translate OTW/AO3 news posts? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting!

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  • Emergency measures affecting works

    Published: Tue 31 Mar 2020 03:04PM EDT Comments: 209

    The Archive has seen a marked uptick in traffic during March, with weekly page views increasing from 262 million to 298 million in just two weeks. We expect this trend to continue, and in order to keep the site running, we need to take emergency measures. The quickest, most helpful change we can make is caching the works we serve to logged out users. Unfortunately, this means that starting immediately, logged out users may experience a delay in work updates, and hits from logged out users will no longer be included in works' hit counts.

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  • Five Things Sarken Said

    Published: Fri 27 Mar 2020 12:56PM EDT Comments: 24

    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 Sarken, who volunteers as co-chair of the Accessibility, Design, & Technology Committee.

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