AO3 News

We have updated our list of third-party tools, userscripts, and bookmarklets! It’s not a complete list, just a selection of things we found around the net or that were pointed out to us by users. Some of these were even created by AO3 coders when not working on Archive code. \o/ However, please keep in mind that we can’t provide technical support for any of these unofficial tools. If something stops working, pls contact the creator who can look into a fix.

Here’s a few of the newest additions and classic add-ons:

  • If you use Google Drive to work on fics, fannish meta, or other text-based fanworks, you might have run into formatting issues when copying from Google Drive to our Rich Text Editor. In particular, italics and bold text will not be carried over correctly when copy-pasting the text. To solve this problem, OTW Translation volunteer Min has created a script for Google Drive that will take your finished work and convert all basic formatting into HTML for you. You can see it in action in this example document for posting to the AO3. Look for the “Make a copy…” option in the File menu, which will put a private copy of the document into your own Google Drive account. Then just delete the sample text and use the blank document for your own writing. When you’re done, hit the “Post to AO3” menu to prepare the whole thing for pasting into the HTML editor with a simple button click. HTML tags will be added for you! In most cases, this will be much more reliable than using the Rich Text Editor.
  • To view all Movie fandoms or any other of our fandom listings sorted by number of works instead of alphabetically, use this Reorder Fandoms bookmarklet by carene waterman.
  • Front end coder tuff_ghost cloned the popular Tumblr Savior script for use on the Archive: AO3 Savior lets you define creators, tags, or summary keywords and will hide all work blurbs that contain one or more of these terms.
  • Check out adevyish’s AO3 Lazier userscript which adds a Latest Chapter button next to the chapter dropdown.
  • The AO3 Statistics CSV Bookmarklet by Flamebyrd lets you download your AO3 work stats (number of hits, kudos, bookmarks etc.) as a .csv file, which can be neatly imported into a spreadsheet for your own number-crunching.
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The OTW will be in tomorrow’s Battle for the Net and encourages all fans to take part. US fans, contact your representatives!
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The OTW will be in tomorrow’s Battle for the Net and encourages all fans to take part. US fans, contact your representatives!

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OTW is recruiting for AO3 documentation volunteers.  Interested? Find out more. If not, pass this on!

OTW is recruiting for AO3 documentation volunteers. Interested? Find out more. If not, pass this on!

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Fanlore offers you stubs, AO3 passes 10 million daily views, & Legal is looking for input from fan video makers. http://bit.ly/1qE1bST
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Fanlore offers you stubs, AO3 passes 10 million daily views, & Legal is looking for input from fan video makers. http://bit.ly/1qE1bST

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Probably all my followers know this, but in case you don’t: ANYONE can get an account on AO3. You don’t have to be a writer, artist, or other fanart creator. All you have to do is request an invite, and currently I believe the wait is something like 24 hours.

Reasons to get an account:

  • You can see all the fic that’s locked to members only! Especially important for sports fandoms where lots of people lock their fic for RPF reasons.
  • You can comment on fics that are locked or have anon commenting turned off.
  • You can use AO3’s bookmark function (which some people use as a rec function, for example)
  • You can turn on the history function, which then keeps track of EVERY FIC YOU EVER CLICK ON

AO3! Accounts are for everyone! \o/

FYI, all. 

You can also subscribe to updates from a story, series or author, and add fics to your read later list if you’re too short on time to read that amazing-sounding 70k fic!

Friendly reminder! Request an invite today, start bookmarking and subscribing tomorrow. \o/

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Support will host an open house chat with #AO3 users on August 30 & user assistance will be available in 9 languages: http://bit.ly/1pD2dzo
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Support will host an open house chat with #AO3 users on August 30 & user assistance will be available in 9 languages: http://bit.ly/1pD2dzo

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OTW is recruiting for election staffers or translators—click if that might be you, if not pass this on! http://bit.ly/1pn3Wse

Elections is looking for a voting process architect, and Translation needs volunteers for all languages, especially  Arabic, Catalan, Czech, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Turkish. Can you help?

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OTW is recruiting for election staffers or translators—click if that might be you, if not pass this on! http://bit.ly/1pn3Wse

Elections is looking for a voting process architect, and Translation needs volunteers for all languages, especially Arabic, Catalan, Czech, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Turkish. Can you help?

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OTW Legal at SDCC, maintenance on AO3, an upcoming Board retreat, support for vidding & more! http://bit.ly/1tSzCZf
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OTW Legal at SDCC, maintenance on AO3, an upcoming Board retreat, support for vidding & more! http://bit.ly/1tSzCZf

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Happy SysAdmin Day from the OTW! http://bit.ly/1pSVw9k 

The Archive could literally not exist without our very small, very dedicated, and very awesome team of volunteer SysAdmins, and we’re grateful for them every single day. Much virtual cake for you today. <3

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Happy SysAdmin Day from the OTW! http://bit.ly/1pSVw9k 

The Archive could literally not exist without our very small, very dedicated, and very awesome team of volunteer SysAdmins, and we’re grateful for them every single day. Much virtual cake for you today. <3

Anonymous asked:
Is there a way to filter for Locked works while logged in? I like using the feeds but this means I will miss out on locked works unless I'm on the archive, correct?

Correct! To see what you might have missed, visit the fandom tag in question and put the following in the “Search within results” field:

          restricted:true

Many more search codes can be found in our tutorial, The “Search Within Results” Field and You, Pt. 1.