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A Complete Guide to 'Limited HTML' on AO3 - CodenameCarrot - No Fandom [Archive of Our Own]
There are some great quick guides to HTML on A03. This is not one of them - it is a comprehensive guide, dividing all of the available tags into the following categories:

1. Text Formatting (in-line HTML)
2. Page Formatting (block HTML)
3. Tables and Lists
4. Links and Images

Each tag will have - at a minimum - a link to the w3schools page about it (so you can learn more), a code example, and the result of the code example.

It will also introduce tag attributes, ways to further refine formatting, for a few simple - but widely applicable - cases.
ao3  meta  coding  html5  how2 
6 weeks ago by jesse_the_k
Don't Have To Know Canon F/F Rec Fest | Archive of Our Own
This is a collection for all the fanworks (hosted on AO3) recced at the Don't Have to Know Canon Femslash Rec Fest hosted over at my journal on Dreamwidth. The fest is currently ongoing, so come join us if you want to leave a rec! Anon commenting is turned on. Some recs may have more details over there for why the reccer likes the work.

Generally, this rec fest features narrative fanworks that are a) primarily femslash and b) require little to no canon knowledge to be enjoyed.

This collection is maintained by sylvaine, the host of the rec fest. The recs are from everyone leaving comments on that post. If you would like something added to the collection, please post the links there! Bookmarks are works that were submitted here before I figured out how to close the collection. :P
ao3  femslash  lesbian  ficlist  fanfic 
december 2019 by jesse_the_k
ao3 & censorship
So, if AO3 changed its rules to allow for content removal in the case of egregiously bigoted works, or harassment in comments, I would assume it might work somewhat similarly: on a case-by-case basis, incorporating qualitative judgments by Abuse, with clear guidelines in both the TOS and the reporting form regarding what would constitute a violation of the TOS. I would personally prefer to draw the lines pretty parsimoniously: meaning, however you wound up defining “egregiously bigoted”, it would not include things like “wrote Sheith”.

On that note: I am aware of Tumblr’s antis and the harassment that they encourage. My post didn’t talk about them much for the simple reason that as far as I know, no one involved or formerly involved with AO3’s policymaking has said, “hey, maybe a 19-year-old having sex actually is pedophilia, if you think about it.” I have, however, seen several people involved with AO3/AO3’s founding behaving dismissively towards the entire concept of ever removing works for violating any kind of bigotry-related ethical standards. This dismissiveness disturbs me because it helps contribute to a hostility towards marginalized fans that I think is misplaced.

I know that AO3’s purpose is to house as many fanworks as possible, and to prevent older works from being lost to downed websites and deletions. However, I don’t think it’s in the best interest of the OTW to define “as many fanworks as possible” to mean “as many fanworks as people post on an unmoderated, value-neutral site”. It would be great if we could rely on AO3 staying home to the fandom that matters to the OTW’s founders - meaning, genuinely fannish people, whose primary concern is creating fanworks that are generally in line with a leftist Western point of view. But AO3 is semi-public and is, again, a social website. It’s not statically scraping fic from various corners of the internet. The only works that end up on the AO3 are works that creators deliberately put there (and works brought in via Open Doors). What this means is that AO3 is already an imperfect portrait of fandom; it is already a limited set of all the fanworks on the internet. Having a no-removal policy with regards to bigotry has the potential to make that set even more limited.
ao3  hatespeech  racism  meta  stopthatimp 
october 2019 by jesse_the_k
runpunkrun on AO3 transparency history and hate speech
AO3:

AO3's Hidden search operators cheatsheet has indeed been updated following the last code push.

And while we're thinking about the AO3 let's remember how (and why) we got there: A History of Fandom Purges.

Also this article from The Mary Sue on purity culture and its attacks on AO3 for, among other things, fundraising: The Bad Faith Attacks on Archive of Our Own Have to End, by Kaila Hale-Stern.

And a rebuttal from SamiraNadkarni, which raises AO3's troubled history of dealing with racism, but doesn't provide any sources, so I did a little Googling and found this Twitter thread from stichomancery discussing the harassment of a black author and suggesting that AO3 doesn't have sufficient policies—or doesn't adequately enforce the ones it has—to deal with this kind of attack against marginalized fans. See also: ao3 & censorship from stopthatimp about AO3's current content policies and how they might be improved, and a response from themardia that builds on stopthatimp's example of a troll in Hockey RPF fandom who posted a racist fic as a means of harassment: A Story About the AO3 Abuse Team.
ao3  history  racism  hatespeech  puritywank 
october 2019 by jesse_the_k
Hidden search operators cheatsheet | Archive of Our Own
Now that we've finished rolling out the new search and filtering features, it's time to give our previous series on hidden search operators and neat tricks an update as well.
ao3  meta  metadata  fanfic  search  resources 
october 2019 by jesse_the_k
Hugo Award What it Means Ellen_Fremedon
Comment on Hugo Award – What it Means

ellen_fremedon Fri 20 Sep 2019 06:02AM AEST
MS cotton vitellius A.xv, on maroon ground

Cheral, I'm going to pick on you a little here, because this comment--unintentionally, I'm sure--is illustrating a number of the cultural divides that are making it so hard for both sides of this argument to assume good faith from the other.
hugowank2k19  ao3  hugos  transformation  meta  fandom 
september 2019 by jesse_the_k
Fanwork Research & Reference Guides - Works | Archive of Our Own
There are some great quick guides to HTML on A03. This is not one of them - it is a comprehensive guide, dividing all of the available tags into the following categories:

1. Text Formatting (in-line HTML)
2. Page Formatting (block HTML)
3. Tables and Lists
4. Links and Images

Each tag will have - at a minimum - a link to the w3schools page about it (so you can learn more), a code example, and the result of the code example.

It will also introduce tag attributes, ways to further refine formatting, for a few simple - but widely applicable - cases.
ao3  coding  resources  how2  html 
june 2019 by jesse_the_k
A Complete History of the AO3 as Told by a Humble Wrangler Arranged to the Melody of 'A Complete History of the Soviet Union as Told by a Humble Worker Arranged to the Melody of Tetris' - melannen - Organization for Transformative Works RPF [Archive of Ou
(Really I just kept accidentally starting to hum 'I am the one who arranges the tags' every time I tried to explain what wrangling is, and the best thing to do in a situation like that is spread it around.)

If you want to hear the tune (which of course you do), the original is here: A Complete History of the Soviet Union as Told by a Humble Worker Arranged to the Melody of Tetris
fandom  ao3  meta  filk  tetris  melannen  song  tagwrangling  metadate 
april 2019 by jesse_the_k
jennyst | OTW 2015 Election
Former finance person from its explains
finance  otw  flounce  nonprofit  reform  ao3 
december 2015 by jesse_the_k

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