AO3 Passes 200,000 User Accounts
At the start of 2013 we posted about the AO3’s growth in 2012. Those numbers showed new milestones in total works, total fandoms, total collections, total Support tickets answered, and total account users.
At the time we said, “While we still have a large body of users awaiting accounts, currently around 10,000, this is down significantly from the 30,000+ that we saw through the latter half of 2012, and we hope to decrease the wait further in 2013. It seems likely that Archive use will continue growing strongly this year, possibly even repeating 2012’s feat of more than doubling its user base.”
And it has!
Obligatory reminder that the wait time for an account is currently less than 24 hours. We automatically send out 750 invites every day, which is usually more than the number of people in the queue. So don’t hesitate to request an invite yourself! It’ll probably be faster than asking an existing user for an invite, as we hand those out manually not more than once or twice a week. End of obligatory reminder. Party!