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Af, Books, and Crying: ti skerb Retweeted Shan AF RJ mesa 15 - AF SP mesa 71 @ShanaBRX Jun 14 Fuck everyone who whines about ao3 News All News May 2019 Newsletter, Volume 135 Published: Thu 13 Jun 2019 01:03PM 03 Comments: 4 Recently, the Archive of Our Own has received an influx of new Chinese users, a result of tightening content restrictions on other platforms. We would like to extend our warmest welcome to them, and remind everyone that our committees are working to make AO3 as accessible as possible in languages other than English Read more... 20 t 2.8K 6.4K Show this thread wetwareproblem: wrangletangle: zoe2213414: eabevella: naryrising: You can read the post here for more info, but I wanted to just add a bit about what this entails from my POV, on the Support team.  Somewhere between ¼ to 1/3 of all our tickets last month were in Chinese (somewhere upwards of 300 out of 1200 or so), almost all from users just setting up their accounts or trying to find out how to get an invitation.  A lot of the tickets are what I’d characterize as “intro” tickets - they say hi, list favourite fandoms or pairings, or provide samples of fic they’ve written. Although this isn’t necessary on AO3, this is not uncommon in Chinese fandom sites that you have to prove your credentials to get in (in fact it wasn’t uncommon in English-language fandom sites 15-20 years ago).  We respond to all of these tickets, even the ones that just say hi.  We check whether the user has managed to receive their invite or get their account sent up, and if they haven’t, we help them do so.  This means taking every single ticket through our Chinese translation team twice, once so we make sure we understand the initial ticket, and then again to translate our reply.  This is a challenging process, although we’ve found ways to streamline it and can normally get a reply out pretty quickly (like within a few days).  We do it because this is part of why AO3 exists in the first place - to provide a safe haven where users can post their works without worrying about censorship or sudden crackdowns on certain kinds of content.  We do it because this is important, and helping these users get their accounts and be able to share their works safely is why we’re here.  We hope that we’ll be able to help as many of them as possible.   There have been a few (thankfully few, that I’ve seen) complaints about these new AO3 users not always knowing how things work - what language to tag with, or what fandom tags to use, for instance.  To this I would say: 1. Have patience and be considerate.  They are coming to a new site that they aren’t familiar with, and using it in a language they may not be expert in, and it might take a while to learn the ropes.  You can filter out works tagged in Chinese if you don’t want to see them.  Or just scroll past.   2. You can report works tagged with the wrong language or the wrong fandom to our Policy and Abuse team using the link at the bottom of any page.  This will not cause the authors to “get in trouble” (a concern I’ve heard before, as people are reluctant to report for these reasons).  It means the Policy and Abuse team will contact them to ask them to change the language/fandom tag, and if the creator doesn’t, they can edit it directly.  If you remember Strikethrough or the FF.net porn ban or similar purges, please keep them in mind and consider that these users are going through something similar or potentially worse.  This is why AO3 exists.  We are doing our best to try and help make the transition smooth.   I am a Taiwanese and I’d like to put some context behind the recent influx of China based AO3 users. China is tightening their freedom of speech in recent years after Xi has became the chairman (he even canceled the 10 years long term of service of chairman, meaning he can stay as the leader of China as long as he lives–he has became a dictator). They censor words that are deemed “sensitive”, you can’t type anything to criticize the chinise government. Big social media platform won’t even post the posts containing sensitive words. You don’t have the freedom of publish books without the books being approved by the government either. To disguise this whole Ninety Eighty-Four nightmare, they started to pick on the easy target: the women and the minorities (China is getting more and more misogynistic as a result of the government trying to control their male population through encouraging them to control the female population through “chinese tradition family value” but that’s another story). Last year, the chinese government arrested a woman who is a famous yaoi/BL novel writer named 天一 and sentenced her 10 years in jail for “selling obscene publications” and “illegal publication” (she’s not the only BL writer who got arrested. Meanwhile, multiple cases where men raped women only get about 2 years of jail time in China). It’s a warning to anyone who want to publish anything that’s “not approved” by the government that they can literally ruin you.  Just recently the chinese government “contacted” website owners of one of their largest romance/yaoi/slash fiction sites 晉江 and announced that for now on, for the sake of a Clean Society, they can’t write anything that’s slightly “obscene”. No sex scene, no sexual interaction, they can’t even write any bodily interaction below neck (I’m not kidding here). But that’s not their actual goal. They also listed other restriction such as: can’t write anything that’s about the government, the military, the police, “sensitive history”, “race problems”, which is… you basically can’t write anything that might be used as a tool to criticize the government (as many novels did). This recent development really hurt the chinese fanfic writers. They can’t write anything without the fear of being put on the guillotine by the government to show their control. Most of them don’t even think that deep politically, they just want to write slash fictions. But there are no platform safe in China, that’s why the sudden influx of chinese users to AO3. I bet it won’t be long before AO3 got banned in China, but until then, be a little bit patient to them. As much as I hate the chinese government, I pity their people. I’m crying so loud…As a Chinese, you don’t know how your kindness meant to us. When I’m young, I read 1984, and I thought this story is so unrealistic, but now, it’s getting tougher and tougher for fanfic and the writer in China. Thank you ao3. Thank you for the people who care about Chinese people. (hope I didn’t spell anything wrong) The OTW’s account on Weibo, the biggest Chinese social media site, is constantly fielding questions from Chinese users about how to get invitations, how to post, all of it. Chinese fans deeply want to learn how to use AO3. The difference between Lofter’s posting system and AO3′s is perhaps even wider than the gulf between Tumblr and AO3. But imagine if you had to navigate across that gap in a language you didn’t speak, using translation programs that don’t understand fan terminology. This is exactly what the AO3 was built to deal with. We just didn’t get a chance to get the internationalization done first, so things may be bumpy for a while. We are all part of fandom, so let’s take care not to leave anyone out. Just in case it isn’t clear to anyone? This. This right here is precisely why the AO3 doesn’t police content or remove things that are icky or obscene. Because it’s not you who defines what’s obscene. It’s the authorities.
Af, Books, and Crying: ti skerb Retweeted
 Shan AF RJ mesa 15 - AF SP mesa 71 @ShanaBRX Jun 14
 Fuck everyone who whines about ao3
 News
 All News
 May 2019 Newsletter, Volume 135
 Published: Thu 13 Jun 2019 01:03PM 03 Comments: 4
 Recently, the Archive of Our Own has received an influx of
 new Chinese users, a result of tightening content restrictions
 on other platforms. We would like to extend our warmest
 welcome to them, and remind everyone that our committees
 are working to make AO3 as accessible as possible in
 languages other than English
 Read more...
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wetwareproblem:
wrangletangle:

zoe2213414:

eabevella:

naryrising:

You can read the post here for more info, but I wanted to just add a bit about what this entails from my POV, on the Support team.  Somewhere between ¼ to 1/3 of all our tickets last month were in Chinese (somewhere upwards of 300 out of 1200 or so), almost all from users just setting up their accounts or trying to find out how to get an invitation.  A lot of the tickets are what I’d characterize as “intro” tickets - they say hi, list favourite fandoms or pairings, or provide samples of fic they’ve written. Although this isn’t necessary on AO3, this is not uncommon in Chinese fandom sites that you have to prove your credentials to get in (in fact it wasn’t uncommon in English-language fandom sites 15-20 years ago).  We respond to all of these tickets, even the ones that just say hi.  We check whether the user has managed to receive their invite or get their account sent up, and if they haven’t, we help them do so.  This means taking every single ticket through our Chinese translation team twice, once so we make sure we understand the initial ticket, and then again to translate our reply. 
This is a challenging process, although we’ve found ways to streamline it and can normally get a reply out pretty quickly (like within a few days).  We do it because this is part of why AO3 exists in the first place - to provide a safe haven where users can post their works without worrying about censorship or sudden crackdowns on certain kinds of content.  We do it because this is important, and helping these users get their accounts and be able to share their works safely is why we’re here.  We hope that we’ll be able to help as many of them as possible.  
There have been a few (thankfully few, that I’ve seen) complaints about these new AO3 users not always knowing how things work - what language to tag with, or what fandom tags to use, for instance.  To this I would say:
1. Have patience and be considerate.  They are coming to a new site that they aren’t familiar with, and using it in a language they may not be expert in, and it might take a while to learn the ropes.  You can filter out works tagged in Chinese if you don’t want to see them.  Or just scroll past.  
2. You can report works tagged with the wrong language or the wrong fandom to our Policy and Abuse team using the link at the bottom of any page.  This will not cause the authors to “get in trouble” (a concern I’ve heard before, as people are reluctant to report for these reasons).  It means the Policy and Abuse team will contact them to ask them to change the language/fandom tag, and if the creator doesn’t, they can edit it directly. 
If you remember Strikethrough or the FF.net porn ban or similar purges, please keep them in mind and consider that these users are going through something similar or potentially worse.  This is why AO3 exists.  We are doing our best to try and help make the transition smooth.  

I am a Taiwanese and I’d like to put some context behind the recent influx of China based AO3 users.
China is tightening their freedom of speech in recent years after Xi has became the chairman (he even canceled the 10 years long term of service of chairman, meaning he can stay as the leader of China as long as he lives–he has became a dictator). 
They censor words that are deemed “sensitive”, you can’t type anything to criticize the chinise government. Big social media platform won’t even post the posts containing sensitive words. You don’t have the freedom of publish books without the books being approved by the government either.
To disguise this whole Ninety Eighty-Four nightmare, they started to pick on the easy target: the women and the minorities (China is getting more and more misogynistic as a result of the government trying to control their male population through encouraging them to control the female population through “chinese tradition family value” but that’s another story). 
Last year, the chinese government arrested a woman who is a famous yaoi/BL novel writer named 天一 and sentenced her 10 years in jail for “selling obscene publications” and “illegal publication” (she’s not the only BL writer who got arrested. Meanwhile, multiple cases where men raped women only get about 2 years of jail time in China). It’s a warning to anyone who want to publish anything that’s “not approved” by the government that they can literally ruin you.  
Just recently the chinese government “contacted” website owners of one of their largest romance/yaoi/slash fiction sites 
晉江

and announced that for now on, for the sake of a Clean Society, they can’t write anything that’s slightly “obscene”. No sex scene, no sexual interaction, they can’t even write any bodily interaction below neck (I’m not kidding here). 
But that’s not their actual goal. They also listed other restriction such as: can’t write anything that’s about the government, the military, the police, “sensitive history”, “race problems”, which is… you basically can’t write anything that might be used as a tool to criticize the government (as many novels did). 
This recent development really hurt the chinese fanfic writers. They can’t write anything without the fear of being put on the guillotine by the government to show their control. Most of them don’t even think that deep politically, they just want to write slash fictions. But there are no platform safe in China, that’s why the sudden influx of chinese users to AO3. 
I bet it won’t be long before AO3 got banned in China, but until then, be a little bit patient to them. As much as I hate the chinese government, I pity their people. 


I’m crying so loud…As a Chinese, you don’t know how your kindness meant to us. When I’m young, I read 1984, and I thought this story is so unrealistic, but now, it’s getting tougher and tougher for fanfic and the writer in China. Thank you ao3. Thank you for the people who care about Chinese people. (hope I didn’t spell anything wrong)

The OTW’s account on Weibo, the biggest Chinese social media site, is
 constantly fielding questions from Chinese users about how to get 
invitations, how to post, all of it. Chinese fans deeply want to learn 
how to use AO3. The difference between Lofter’s posting system and AO3′s
 is perhaps even wider than the gulf between Tumblr and AO3. But imagine
 if you had to navigate across that gap in a language you didn’t speak, 
using translation programs that don’t understand fan terminology.
This is exactly
 what the AO3 was built to deal with. We just didn’t get a chance to get
 the internationalization done first, so things may be bumpy for a 
while. We are all part of fandom, so let’s take care not to leave 
anyone out.


Just in case it isn’t clear to anyone? This. This right here is precisely why the AO3 doesn’t police content or remove things that are icky or obscene.
Because it’s not you who defines what’s obscene. It’s the authorities.

wetwareproblem: wrangletangle: zoe2213414: eabevella: naryrising: You can read the post here for more info, but I wanted to just add a b...

America, Energy, and God: THE GOOD THING ABOUT SCIENCE IS THAT IT'S TRUE WHETHER OR NOT YOU BELIEVE IN IT. Math is the language of the universe. So the more equations you know, the more you can converse with the cosmos Not only do we live among the stars,the stars live within us. We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically. The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you. SCIENCE MATTE RS WE ARE IN THE UNIVERSE AND THE UNIVERSE IS IN US Everyone should have their mind blown once a day NEIL deGrasse TYSON I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I WE ARE NOT FIGURATIVELY.BUT LITERALLY knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be STARDUST Which came first the Chicken or the Egg? The Egg-laid by a bird that surprised how far that gets you. DO THE PHYSICS was not a LET'S MAKE AMERICA Chicken. Knowing how to think empowers you far beyond those who know only wht to think SMART AGAIN KEEP LOOKING UP GOD IS AN EVER-RECEDING POCKET OF SCIENTIFIC IGNORANCE. If aliens did visit us, I'd be embarrassed to tell them we still dig up fossil fuels from the ground as a source of energy. Space Aliens may be surprised to learn that Humans have multiple languages & cultures and we kill one another because of it. SCIENCE IS NOT A LIBERAL CONSPIRACY Not what to believe, or how to believe, but what to know, and how to know, because knowledge is power, power is everything in politics, so itʼs nonsense if society is more powerful than authority which usually controlled by politicians.—Kyairey—Aug 4—2019
America, Energy, and God: THE GOOD THING ABOUT SCIENCE IS THAT IT'S
 TRUE WHETHER OR NOT YOU BELIEVE IN IT.
 Math is the language of the universe. So the more equations you know, the more you can converse with the cosmos
 Not only do we live
 among the stars,the
 stars live within us.
 We are all connected; To each other,
 biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the
 rest of the universe atomically.
 The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.
 SCIENCE MATTE RS
 WE ARE IN THE UNIVERSE AND THE UNIVERSE IS IN US
 Everyone should have their
 mind blown once a day
 NEIL
 deGrasse
 TYSON
 I am driven by two
 main philosophies:
 know more today
 about the world than I
 WE ARE
 NOT FIGURATIVELY.BUT LITERALLY
 knew yesterday and
 lessen the suffering of
 others. You'd be
 STARDUST
 Which came first the
 Chicken or the Egg?
 The Egg-laid by a bird
 that
 surprised how far that
 gets you.
 DO THE PHYSICS
 was
 not a
 LET'S MAKE AMERICA
 Chicken.
 Knowing how to think empowers you far
 beyond those who know only wht to think SMART AGAIN
 KEEP LOOKING UP
 GOD IS AN EVER-RECEDING POCKET
 OF SCIENTIFIC IGNORANCE.
 If aliens did visit us, I'd be embarrassed to tell them we still
 dig up fossil fuels from the ground as a source of energy.
 Space Aliens may be surprised to learn that Humans have
 multiple languages & cultures and we kill one another because of it.
 SCIENCE IS NOT A LIBERAL CONSPIRACY
Not what to believe, or how to believe, but what to know, and how to know, because knowledge is power, power is everything in politics, so itʼs nonsense if society is more powerful than authority which usually controlled by politicians.—Kyairey—Aug 4—2019

Not what to believe, or how to believe, but what to know, and how to know, because knowledge is power, power is everything in politics, so i...

Bad, Friends, and Love: You know what? Fuck it! Social Fuck being pathetically bad with people I know. Fuck being so unreliable. Fuck worrying about how bad I am for society. When school starts again I'm gonna do it. I'm gonna do it and if I regret it so be it this is living. When I gi to school I'm going to look people in the eye. I'm going to put on my best smile. I'm going to shake their hand and I'm going to complement them. I'm going to help them. I'm going to be a person who in boring. I dont care if you hate me. I dont care if a hate you. I donr care if you're male, or female, or anywhere in be- tween. I dont care if you are way about my social sta- tus. I don't care if you are better than me. I don't care if you are smarter than me. I dont care if you're fitter than me. I dont care if you don't think you want it. I'm going to be tour ally, I'm going to love every single person I meet because we are all in the same boat. We are all people trying to get through the hardest year of our lives so far. I love every single on of you. I dont care if you want to love me back, I dont care if you want to hit me or ignore me. Whatever happens and whatever has happened. I forgive you all. I dont need forgiveness, I dont need friends.I dont need gratitude. I want to live. Because the end is so, so close. No more sidelines. No more. Good luck with everything you want, everyone. I'm positive you'll do areat! Found on r/teenagers and thought it would fit in here.
Bad, Friends, and Love: You know what? Fuck it!
 Social
 Fuck being pathetically bad with people I know. Fuck
 being so unreliable. Fuck worrying about how bad I
 am for society.
 When school starts again I'm gonna do it. I'm gonna
 do it and if I regret it so be it this is living. When I gi to
 school I'm going to look people in the eye. I'm going
 to put on my best smile. I'm going to shake their hand
 and I'm going to complement them. I'm going to help
 them. I'm going to be a person who in boring.
 I dont care if you hate me. I dont care if a hate you. I
 donr care if you're male, or female, or anywhere in be-
 tween. I dont care if you are way about my social sta-
 tus. I don't care if you are better than me. I don't care
 if you are smarter than me. I dont care if you're fitter
 than me. I dont care if you don't think you want it. I'm
 going to be tour ally, I'm going to love every single
 person I meet because we are all in the same boat.
 We are all people trying to get through the hardest
 year of our lives so far. I love every single on of you.
 I dont care if you want to love me back, I dont care if
 you want to hit me or ignore me. Whatever happens
 and whatever has happened. I forgive you all.
 I dont need forgiveness, I dont need friends.I dont
 need gratitude. I want to live. Because the end is so,
 so close. No more sidelines. No more. Good luck with
 everything you want, everyone. I'm positive you'll do
 areat!
Found on r/teenagers and thought it would fit in here.

Found on r/teenagers and thought it would fit in here.

Children, Memes, and Pizza: To the person who keeps stealing my sandwiches (Turkey and Swiss with mayo on rye), This is ridiculous. We are all full-grown adults, not children. Please take responsibility for your actions and stop stealing other people's property! Dear Turkey and Swiss on Rye, I have your precious sandwich, it's safe. For now. Put 10 dollars on the plate in the fridge or you'll never see it undigested again. Dear Turkey and Swiss on Rye Ihave your precious sandwich, it's safe. For now Put 10 dolars on the plate in the fridge or you' never see it undigested again Dear Sandwich Thief Please grow up and just return my sandwichl this is very unprofessionall If ever find out who's deing this I won't hesitate to CONTACT HRI hesitate to CONTACT HRII Dear Turkey and Saiss For every haur you oine to smy demands remeve anather bite of is sandwich. Plase taehis seriously, We are gefessionl,aer Sandh Thi Dear Sandwich Thief, Hi. This is Tina from HR. Please return the sandwich and we won't investigate the matter any further. Dear Sandwich Thief, Buy me a pizza Dear Sandwich Thief Buy me a pizza No. Buy me a pizza No. By the way...Pm not even- going to eat it Just gonna chew up and spit t out How does that make you feef? Hi, Tina from HR again. Francis, we checked the office's primer qucue and traced the requests hack to your deska Could you please come to see me at your carliest convenience me at your earlhest convenience samy please don't ie me. This post is a long boi via /r/memes http://bit.ly/2Qni07m
Children, Memes, and Pizza: To the person who keeps
 stealing my sandwiches
 (Turkey and Swiss with
 mayo on rye),
 This is ridiculous. We
 are all full-grown adults,
 not children. Please take
 responsibility for your
 actions and stop stealing
 other people's property!
 Dear Turkey
 and Swiss on Rye,
 I have your precious
 sandwich, it's safe. For
 now. Put 10 dollars on the
 plate in the fridge or you'll
 never see it undigested
 again.
 Dear Turkey
 and Swiss on Rye
 Ihave your precious
 sandwich, it's safe. For
 now Put 10 dolars on the
 plate in the fridge or you'
 never see it undigested
 again
 Dear Sandwich Thief
 Please grow up and
 just return my
 sandwichl this is very
 unprofessionall If
 ever find out who's
 deing this I won't
 hesitate to CONTACT
 HRI
 hesitate to CONTACT
 HRII
 Dear Turkey and Saiss
 For every haur you oine to
 smy demands remeve
 anather bite of is sandwich.
 Plase taehis seriously, We are
 gefessionl,aer
 Sandh Thi
 Dear Sandwich Thief,
 Hi. This is Tina from
 HR. Please return the
 sandwich and we won't
 investigate the matter
 any further.
 Dear Sandwich Thief,
 Buy me a pizza
 Dear Sandwich Thief
 Buy me a pizza
 No.
 Buy me a pizza
 No.
 By the way...Pm not even-
 going to eat it Just gonna
 chew up and spit t out
 How does that make you feef?
 Hi, Tina from HR again.
 Francis, we checked the office's
 primer qucue and traced the
 requests hack to your deska
 Could you please come to see
 me at your carliest convenience
 me at your earlhest convenience
 samy please don't ie me.
This post is a long boi via /r/memes http://bit.ly/2Qni07m

This post is a long boi via /r/memes http://bit.ly/2Qni07m