What programming language does AO3 use?

Archive of Our Own (AO3) is a nonprofit open source repository for fanfiction (fics) and other fanworks contributed by users….Archive of Our Own.

Launched November 14, 2009 (Open beta)
Written in Ruby

Why do they call it AO3?

It combines the characters A, O, and 3 with arms raised in celebration, symbolizing the joy of fannish creation on the Archive. The acronym “AO3” comes from the initials of the English site title Archive of Our Own–an A and three O’s.

What is Canon AO3?

On Archive of Our Own (AO3), users can make profiles, create works and other Content, post comments, give Kudos, create Collections and Bookmarks, participate in Challenges, import works, and more.

What is the age limit for AO3?

While the general minimum age to create an AO3 account remains at 13 years old, there are specific requirements for those who reside in the EU.

Can you get in trouble for reading fanfiction?

Rosenblatt explains that the OTW’s stance is that “non-commercial, transformative fan fiction does not infringe intellectual property laws.” It’s also what the courts say. No U.S. court has ever held that a noncommercial, transformative fanwork infringed copyright.

Can you get paid on AO3?

Who profits from the Archive of Our Own? Do users have to pay? No one, including the OTW as an organization, makes money from the archive or its content; in fact, the opposite is true because the OTW pays to host the archive.

What is canon divergent?

A canon divergence AU is a term used in some fandoms for fanfiction set in a universe that diverges relatively narrowly from canon, with a point of departure in a character’s backstory or even during canon.

What does canon compliant mean?

what does canon-compliant mean? Canon compliant fics are fics that are extensions of the canon universe ( canon is the material accepted as part of the story in an individual universe of that story. It is often contrasted with, or used as the basis for, works of fan fiction).

Do you get paid on AO3?

What counts as underage AO3?

Underage refers to descriptions or depictions of sexual activity by characters under the age of eighteen (18).