A fan-created, fan-run, non-profit, non-commercial archive for transformative fanworks, like fanfiction, fanart, fan videos, and podfic

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  • Your Donations Preserve Fannish History!

    Published: Wed 18 Apr 2018 07:57PM EDT Comments: 49

    Have you ever gone back to look for a fic you read years ago and found out it's disappeared from the internet? We've all been there. As fandom grows and years go by, countless thousands of fanworks disappear every day—entire archives go offline every month, and with them treasures are forever lost to fandom and future generations of fans.

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  • Major update to our search engine coming soon!

    Published: Tue 17 Apr 2018 12:17PM EDT Comments: 131

    At long last, we have upgraded our search engine, Elasticsearch, from version 0.90 aaaaaaall the way to 6.2, which had obviously been long overdue. A lot of other emergencies kept cropping up over the years, and there were never enough volunteers around to handle such a massive code rewrite while also managing the day-to-day upkeep of the Archive. With the help of our contractors (thanks to your generous donations!), we are now getting ready to deploy these changes to the Archive.

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  • OTW Finance: 2018 Budget

    Published: Mon 16 Apr 2018 12:26PM EDT Comments: 9

    2017 was another busy and productive year for the OTW’s Finance team! We’ve continued to improve the efficiency of the organization’s financial policies and adherence to standard accounting practices. We started our first ever audit of financial statements, which concluded in early 2018. You can check out our audited financial statements for 2015 and 2016 on the OTW Finance page. We're now preparing for the audit of our 2017 financial statements, which should start within a few weeks.

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