Nonprofit repository for fanfiction
Archive of Our Own (AO3) is a nonprofit open source repository for fanfiction (fics) and other fanworks contributed by users. The site was created in by the Organization for Transformative Works and went into open beta in  As of December [update], Archive of Our Own hosted 7 million works in over 40, fandoms. The site has received positive reception for its curation, organization and design, mostly done by readers and writers of fanfiction.
Archive of Our Own won the Hugo Award for Best Related Work in 
History and operations
Ina site called FanLib was created with the goal of monetizing fanfiction. Fanfiction was authored primarily by women, and FanLib, which was run entirely by men, drew criticism. This ultimately led to the creation of Heat Up 3 updated in 2020 Archives nonprofit Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) which sought to record and archive fan cultures and works. OTW created Archive of Our Own (abbreviated AO3) in October and established it as an open beta on November 14,  The site's name was derived from a blog post by the writer Naomi Novik who, responding to FanLib's lack of interest in fostering a fannish community, called for the creation of "An Archive of One's Own." The name is inspired by the essay A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf, in which Woolf said that a writer needed space, time, and resources in order to create. AO3 defines itself primarily as an archive and not an online community.
ByHeat Up 3 updated in 2020 Archives, the site's annual expenses were about $70, Fic authors from the site held an auction via Tumblr that year to raise money for Archive of Our Own, bringing in $16, with commissions for original works from bidders. Inthe site's expenses were budgeted at approximately $,
Archive of Our Own runs on open source code programmed almost exclusively by volunteers in the Ruby on Railsweb framework. The developers of the site allow users to submit requests for features on the site via a Jira dash board. AO3 has approximately volunteers, who help the organization by working on volunteer committees. Each of these committees, which include AO3 Documentation, Communications, Policy & Abuse, and Tag Wrangling, manages a part of the site.
Hybrid tagging wrangling system
Stories on Archive of Our Own can be sorted into categories and tagged based on elements of the stories, including characters and ships involved and other more specific tags. Approximately volunteers called "tag wranglers" manually connect synonymous tags to bolster the site's search system, allowing it to understand "mermaids", "mermen", and "merfolk" as constituents of the "merpeople" tag, for example.
Archive of Our Own allows users to rate their stories by intended reader age ("General audience", "Teen and up audiences", "Mature", and "Explicit"), by character relationship(s), and by the sexual orientation(s) and pairings of featured characters ("F/F", "M/M", "F/M", "Multi", "Other", and "Gen"). The archive also asks writers to supply content warnings that might apply to their works (e.g., "Major Character Death", "Graphic Depictions of Violence", "Underage", and "Rape/Non-Con").
Archive of Our Own allows writers to publish any content, so Advanced SystemCare Pro 14.5.0 Crack as it is legal, Heat Up 3 updated in 2020 Archives. This allowance was developed as a reaction to the policies of other popular fanfiction hosts such as LiveJournal, which at one time began deleting the accounts of fic writers who wrote what the site considered to be pornography, and arenaqq.us, which disallows numerous types of stories including any that repurpose characters originally created by authors who disapprove of fanfiction.
Readers can give stories kudos, which function similarly to likes or hearts on other sites. Readers can also leave comments or make public (and private) bookmarks.
The site does not require users to sign up using their legal names. Instead, users may identify themselves by one or more pseudonyms linked to their central account.
Archive of Our Own reached one million fanworks (including stories, art pieces, and podcast fic recordings or podfics) in February At that time, the site hosted works representing 14, fandoms, the largest of which were the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Supernatural, Sherlock, and Harry Potter. In July it was announced that the site had 2 million registered users and 5 million posted works. Of the top character pairings written about in fic on the site in71 were male/male slash fiction and the majority of character pairings featured white characters. Inabout 14% of fic hosted on the site took place in an alternative universe (often shortened to AU) in which characters from a particular canon are transplanted into a different context.
The first fan-fiction published on the site is a General tagged locked story called "All you had to do was ask" from the Dead Poets’s Society fandom. The longest story (as of September 5, ) is the incomplete "At the Edge of Lasg’len" at 5, words and Heat Up 3 updated in 2020 Archives, belonging to the LOTR and The Hobbit fandom. The most liked fic is "I am Groot", with over 99, kudos. The story with the most hits (over million as of November 14, ) is "All the Young Dudes", set in the decades preceding the events of the Harry Potter books.
AO3 maintains a policy of "maximum inclusiveness" and minimal content censorship, Heat Up 3 updated in 2020 Archives, which means that they do not dictate what kinds of work can be posted to the archive. This openness has led to the hosting of controversial content including works depicting rape, incest, and pedophilia. According to AO3 Policy and Abuse Chair Matty Bowers, a small fraction (1,) stories submitted to the Archive were flagged by users as "offensive". Organization for Transformative Works Legal Committee volunteer Stacey Lantagne has stated that: "The OTW's mission is to advocate on behalf of transformative works, not just Omnisphere 2 keygen,serial,crack,generator,unlock,key ones we like."
The length of a story on Archive of Our Own tends to correlate with its popularity. Stories of 1, words often received fewer than hits on average while stories that were closer in length to a novel were viewed closer to 1, times apiece.
Via the OTW's Open Doors project, launched instories from older and defunct fic archives are imported to Archive of Our Own with an aim to preserving fandom history.
In Aja Romano and Gavia Baker-Whitelaw of The Daily Dot described Archive of Our Own as "a cornerstone of the fanfic community," writing that it hosted content that other sites like arenaqq.us and Wattpad deemed inappropriate and was more easily navigable than Tumblr.
Time listed Archive of Our Own as one of the 50 best websites ofdescribing it as "the most carefully curated, sanely organized, easily browsable and searchable nonprofit collection of fan fiction on the Web".
According to Casey Fiesler, Heat Up 3 updated in 2020 Archives, Shannon Morrison, and Amy S. Bruckman, Archive of Our Own is a rare example of a value-sensitive design that was developed and coded by its target audience, namely writers Heat Up 3 updated in 2020 Archives readers of fanfiction. They wrote that the site serves as a realization of feminist HCI (an area of human–computer interaction) in practice, despite the fact that the developers of Archive of Our Own had not been conscious of feminist HCI principles when designing the site.
InArchive of Our Own was awarded a Hugo Award in the category of Best Related Work, a category whose purpose is to recognize science fiction–related work that is notable for reasons other than fictional text.
See also: Boycott against Xiao Zhan Incident
On February 29,Archive of Our Own was blocked in mainland China, after fans of Chinese actor Xiao Zhan reported the website for hosting an explicit fan fiction novel with graphic sketches. The banning of the site led to several incidents and controversies online, in the Chinese Express VPN 2021 Crack With Serial Key industry, as well as to professional enterprises, due to heavy backlash from mainland Chinese users of Archive of Our Own. Users called for boycott against Xiao Zhan, his fans, endorsed products, luxury brands, and other Chinese celebrities involved with the actor.
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