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2019 OTW Election Results

The Elections Committee would like to thank all of our candidates for their hard work in this year’s election. With that, we are pleased to present the results of the 2019 Election.

The following candidates (in alphabetical order) have been officially elected to the Board of Directors.

  • Kirsten Wright
  • Rebecca Sentance

The new members of the Board will formally begin their term overlap on October 1. We wish them well with their terms.

With that, the election season comes to a close. Thank you to everyone who got involved by spreading the word, asking the candidates questions, and, of course, voting! We look forward to seeing all of you again next year.

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OTW Elections Notice

Edit: The election is running properly again. You can cast your ballot up until the deadline given in this post.

Due to a technical error, voting in the 2019 OTW Board Election has been temporarily suspended. We expect that the election will be re-opened for voters to submit their ballots about two hours from now. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. This post will be edited once voting has reopened.

To assist voters, we will extend the voting time an extra 2 hours, until 2am UTC on Tuesday, August 13. (What time is that for me?) Thank you for your patience!

5 Things an OTW Volunteer Said

Five Things telescopicpoems Said

Every month or so the OTW will be doing a Q&A with one of its volunteers about their experiences in the organization. The posts express each volunteer’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Today’s post is with telescopicpoems, who volunteers as a staffer on the AO3 Documentation Committee.

How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does?

I’ve been part of the AO3 Documentation Committee (“Docs” for friends and family) since late 2016. Docs is mainly responsible for writing, revising, and updating the FAQs and Tutorials found on AO3 (for the most part, it’s whatever can be found in the Archive FAQ). We’ve also been working with Open Doors on updating their user-facing documentation. Our goal is to help the people who use the Archive understand how everything works and use it to its full potential!

Other than that, I’m also an Open Doors staffer, still on my training wheels, learning to help keep both fanworks and fandom history alive.

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