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  • November 2018 Newsletter, Volume 130

    Published: Wed 12 Dec 2018 12:01PM EST Comments: 7

    This month, Accessibility, Design & Technology and Systems collaborated on a week-long process to update AO3's database encoding. This was a big project with a big result: the AO3 now allows for an extended character set in all languages and, including ALL THE EMOJI! We're delighted to have implemented the update and are looking forward to seeing new emoji-filled fanworks.


  • Tumblr's TOS Changes, AO3, and You

    Published: Sat 08 Dec 2018 11:44AM EST Comments: 135

    Recently, Tumblr announced that it would be changing its terms of service to exclude adult content. OTW Legal has gotten some questions about that change, and we’re here to help answer them!


  • The Tom Paris Dorm is Moving to the AO3

    Published: Mon 03 Dec 2018 12:06PM EST Comments: 18

    The Tom Paris Dorm, a Tom Paris-centric fanfiction archive is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3).