The Archive of Our Own, more commonly abbreviated as AO3, is a repository for user-contributed fanfiction and other forms of fanwork that is open source and free of charge. The site was created in 2008 by the Organization for Transformative Works and went into open beta in 2009.
As of the 2nd of May 2023, Archive of Our Own is home to 11,050,000 works spread throughout more than 57,840 different fandoms. The majority of the site’s users and authors of fanfiction contributed to its curation, organizational structure, and design, which have all garnered excellent feedback.
Is AO3 Down? Status And Problems
Because Archive of Our Own is an open-source project that has a normal amount of downtime, which has an effect on the website because it is maintained by volunteers, you may be thinking, “Is AO3 down today?” and trying to determine the current server status. Feedback from our readers and formal remarks posted by Archive of Our Own volunteers or the developers behind this website will be added to this page as it becomes available.
If you enjoy reading the “Transformative Work” found at archiveofourown.org, but are currently having problems getting connected, then leave a status update below. Alternately, you might check to see if other people are reporting server failures to demonstrate that you are not the only one dealing with the current troubles.
Regarding technological matters, our team has written up an article. The following links provide below:
- Advanced technology for the production of restaurant chairs
- 5 Fun Tech Facts You Probably Didn’t Know!
Is AO3 down on Tuesday July 11, 2023? If this non-profit archive is currently experiencing problems, you will receive updates from our editors below. Of course, if we haven’t updated but the service is down, please post your own report as well.
AO3 tweeted that we apologize for any distress caused. You can check it out:
Very sorry we can't give you your fanwork fix right now, or a time estimate for when AO3 will be back. Welcome to all our new followers, and sorry we had to meet like this. 😬 Please stick around for the happier updates! 🌸
— AO3 Status (@AO3_Status) July 10, 2023
Update July 29: We learned about 4 a.m. UK time that the devs were looking into server problems. Later, we learned that the fix is “taking longer than expected” and that “all OTW servers are down,” and that they were calling their ISP for assistance.
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