Users' questions

Is archive of our own legal?

Is archive of our own legal?

Archive of Our Own allows writers to publish any content, so long as it is legal.

How do I make an archive of our own account?

Creating an account is free and easy, but it isn’t immediate. To create an account, you have to request an invitation. There’s no application, but AO3 uses an automated email service to send profile invitations. When you request an invitation, you’re adding yourself to the list of other new users.

Can you get notifications from archive of our own?

You can’t get email notifications directly from Archive of Our Own ( AO3 ) for any tag.

Who wrote heatwaves on AO3?

Heat Waves is a popular Minecraft YouTuber (MCYT) RPF fanfic by tbhyourelame. As of January 2021, it is a completed fic with 12 of 12 chapters posted. Despite being archive-locked, it is the most popular fanwork (by hit count, kudos, and bookmarks) in the Video Blogging RPF and Minecraft fandom tags on AO3.

Is AO3 illegal?

AO3 allows the posting of content that is legal in the US. This includes written depictions of sex with children because those are not against the law here.

Are fanfics illegal?

Fanfiction is defined by the use of characters and expression from an original creative work and the creation of derivative works, all of which is illegal under current copyright law (McCardle, 2003). Most fanfiction expands beyond the limited allowances to comment and critique allowed through fair use (Johnson, 2016).

Why does AO3 need an invitation?

Why can’t I create an account without an invitation? We’re using the invitation system so that Archive of Our Own ( AO3 ) can grow in a controlled manner. We need to add new users gradually so that our account numbers don’t grow beyond what our hardware, bandwidth, and Support team can cope with.

Can you hide a work on AO3?

You cannot post a work anonymously. (If you wish to anonymize your work, you may orphan it.

Can you un kudos on AO3?

Can I hide or delete kudos I have sent or received? Kudos cannot be deleted at this time, either by the user who gave kudos or by the user who received it.

What is the most popular ship on AO3?

Destiel is, as far as I can tell from the stats, the biggest ship on AO3 overall, with over 90,000 fics total. The next closest in sheer total number were Sterek and Johnlock, both of which were much further down in the 2020 numbers, as 29 and 53 respectively.

Is AO3 safe?

In simpler terms: AO3 is a fanfiction hosting site run and operated by over 700 volunteers. With a tagging system advanced enough to filter works based on what a reader doesn’t want to look at and over 1.8 million registered users, AO3 is a sort of safe haven for every kind of fic-loving fan.

What does the blue lock mean on archive of our own?

Just curious! Thanks 🙂 The blue lock next to the title of a work represents that it has been marked as accessible only to members that are logged into the site. This is an ticky box option available to any member posting works to the archive. ao3 archive of our own tips & tricks asks.

Who are the members of the Disclosure Project?

The Disclosure Project, a 501c(3) non-profit association has identified over 450 government, military, intelligence community and defense contractor witnesses who are willing to testify, under oath, to their direct experience and knowledge of UFOs, Extraterrestrials and Extraterrestrial technology.

Who is the archive of our own project?

The Archive of Our Own is a project of the Organization for Transformative Works. You can join by getting an invitation from our automated invite queue. All fans and fanworks are welcome! Get Invited! Would you like to help translate OTW/AO3 news posts?

How many witnesses are there in the Disclosure Project?

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What is the purpose of the archive of our own?

The Archive of Our Own is a project of the Organization for Transformative Works.