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  • March 2020 Newsletter, Volume 144

    Published: Sun 05 Apr 2020 01:03PM EDT Comments: 2

    Accessibility, Design, & Technology (AD&T) deployed releases that made changes to user accounts, admin accounts, our testing environment, and more. Notable in these releases were changes to how kudos are recorded and stored, in order to ensure that we don’t run out of room for the Archive’s 640 million and rising kudos. A side effect of this work was the removal of duplicate kudos from works, but as AD&T explained, the only kudos removed were duplicates from the same user: no unique kudos from unique users were removed.

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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: 215

    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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