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Fan Fiction II: Great story! Where's the sequel?

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JZ - May 18, 2023 4:52:17 pm PDT #10383 of 10388
See? I gave everybody here an opportunity to tell me what a bad person I am and nobody did, because I fuckin' rule.

I wrote another story!

Laga - Jun 02, 2023 11:57:01 am PDT #10384 of 10388
You should know I'm a big deal in the Resistance.

I'm so glad I finally read it! Headcanon accepted

askye - Jun 03, 2023 12:20:12 pm PDT #10385 of 10388
Thrive to spite them

I saw this via reddit and I wondered if anyone had any info about what is going on:


Where there is a call for all volunteers of OTW to resign because of how OTW is handling multiple things, including the CSEM spam attack that happened. I really don't know the details of what is going on and was wondering if anyone could shed some light.

Dana - Jun 03, 2023 12:56:42 pm PDT #10386 of 10388
"I'm useless alone." // "We're all useless alone. It's a good thing you're not alone."

There's A LOT going on. Things that OTW has messed up:

  • The org's initial response to the protests around George Floyd's death (i.e., none)
  • The org's lack of progress on any features to protect people from racial harassment, except blocking and muting, which were already in the works
  • The org's lack of transparency as to what steps they were taking towards those goals
  • The timeline for these steps, since at one point they said they planned to hire a Diversity Consultant "within the next five years"
  • The chair of Legal gave an interview a couple of months ago in which she said that AO3 would host AI-generated fanworks, since they see their mandate as archiving all fanworks
  • When people freaked out about the AI thing, the org put out a weasely statement saying that something "a volunteer" said didn't reflect the org's position
  • The failure to respond to a two-week action called End OTW Racism, which was meant to bring the issue to people's notice and had a pretty clear and reasonable list of requests
  • The generalized bitching boiled over when more people kept coming forward to talk about how AO3 burned out volunteers, failed to protect them from exposure to CSEM, seems to have targeted one volunteer as the culprit without providing any evidence

askye - Jun 03, 2023 2:05:19 pm PDT #10387 of 10388
Thrive to spite them

Ok that is a lot of work they need to do to fix things.

erikaj - Jun 03, 2023 4:34:10 pm PDT #10388 of 10388
This machine kills fascists

yeah...what a mess...

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