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Posted in full at: at November 02, 2015 at 08:00PM



It’s time for the OTW elections!

Elections for the OTW — the nonprofit behind AO3, Fanlore, Transformative Works and Cultures and other projects — start on November 6, and it’s time to make your choice. If you’ve made a donation between October 6, 2014 and October 6, 2015 and chose to become a member, you have the right to vote and choose two directors joining the OTW Board for the next three years. 

 Here are the candidates:

Votes are tallied according to the IRV system (what does this mean?). When it’s time to vote, please rank in order of preference the candidates you want to see win. If you don’t want to support a candidate, don’t rank them at all. There are two seats open for election this year. 

If you want to read up and share your thoughts on the issues surrounding these elections, check out the #otw elections tag. 

Come November 6, if you have the right to vote in the OTW elections, please read up on the issues at stake, choose your candidates, and vote.

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morgandawn: Fandom is my Fandom (Fandom is my Fandom)


How Archive of Our Own Revolutionized Fandom #AO3  #History  #FanLore

A brief snapshot of fandom in early 2007: The first Naruto series had wrapped, and Naruto Shippuden had just started airing. Supernatural was wrapping up its second season with a shocking finale in “All Hell Breaks Loose.” Kingdom Hearts II and Final Fantasy XII came out only the year before, and Final Fantasy 7 fandom was back with a vengeance with the release of Advent Children. The world  The world waited breathlessly for the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.And fandom on LiveJournal was on fire.

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The article is definitely worth the read.  I loved this last bit:

“It’s a place by fans, for fans, where fans can gather and archive their work without concern for legality or censorship. It was born from a desire not to be beholden to original content creators or advertisers, and it has always been true to that goal, staying afloat primarily through charitable donations from users. Fandom has fragmented across social media—some users remained on LiveJournal, while others migrated to Dreamwidth or Tumblr or JournalFen.

For many though, AO3 was the advent of fandom coming together to defend their hobby and preserve their history, a place where the principles of fannish creativity would outweigh watchdog and advertiser concerns about controversial content. Six years and over a million fan works later, they’re still going strong.”


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