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I already have an AO3 account, but I'm trying to set up an FAQ for an exchange. Does anyone know what the current estimated wait time is for an AO3 account, and are there any projections as to whether or not that will increase or decrease around Yuletide? I.e., is AO3 going to start rushing out invites (I understand that it's currently a problem of server load or some such), or will invites simply start to back up further?

Mostly, I want to give participants an estimated time as of October 2011, so that they don't wait until 10 days before sign-ups open (or when sign-ups open!) to request an AO3 invite.

Date: 2011-10-03 04:54 pm (UTC)
bridgetmkennitt: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bridgetmkennitt
I believe (don't quote me) that as a mod for an AO3 challenge, you could request a bulk of invitation codes for your would-be participants. I think that's what [personal profile] musesfool did for her Remix Redux? As I haven't done a challenge on AO3 as a mod or participated in Remix, I can't say it's for certain, but I think I recall seeing something like that.

Date: 2011-10-03 07:29 pm (UTC)
zooey_glass: (OTW: AO3 logo)
From: [personal profile] zooey_glass
Yes, we're happy to give out invitations for challenges. If you go to you can request invitations - just say how many you need and what it's for and we'll do our best to oblige, servers willing!

Zooey (AO3 staffer)

Date: 2011-10-03 07:36 pm (UTC)
zooey_glass: OTW logo with fireworks (OTW Fireworks)
From: [personal profile] zooey_glass
Heh - I should have said that we encourage people to ask for them in smaller numbers and then to ask again when they start to run out, just so we don't wind up with loads floating about. (Usually challenge mods tend to find they don't need as many as they think, because quite a few people do have accounts now.) So 60 might be a good number to start, then more if you need them.


Date: 2011-10-03 07:43 pm (UTC)
zooey_glass: (OTW: AO3 logo)
From: [personal profile] zooey_glass
Heee, that's fine, just note that the full number might not get approved right away. :D If you get given fewer than 200, then rest assured we're happy for you to ask for more at a later date.

Date: 2011-10-03 07:48 pm (UTC)
zooey_glass: (SPN: Dean - 'Awesome!')
From: [personal profile] zooey_glass
Anytime! Although I must put in a plug for our Support team, who are also more than happy to answer any questions (and thanks to their AWESOME hard work they are now caught up on tickets, so they are pretty swift at getting back to people).

Date: 2011-10-03 08:08 pm (UTC)
zooey_glass: Dean Winchester looking happily at Sam (SPN: Dean - hell yeah Sammy)
From: [personal profile] zooey_glass

Date: 2011-10-03 07:45 pm (UTC)
zooey_glass: (OTW: Server party transform)
From: [personal profile] zooey_glass
PS Thanks for donating! :D

Date: 2011-10-03 07:55 pm (UTC)
zooey_glass: (OTW: Server party transform)
From: [personal profile] zooey_glass
Heee, that's an awesome post! :D

Selfishness is a pretty good motive - we pretty much volunteer for the same reasons, haha! We want a shiny archive we can enjoy. We very much appreciate all the various kinds of support people can give, though.

Date: 2011-10-03 07:44 pm (UTC)
zooey_glass: (SP: books explode)
From: [personal profile] zooey_glass
Fandom is like that! People exist in the own little bubbles - I think if you are happy in your particular corner of fandom, then you don't feel motivated to move. Probably just as well - if everyone jumped at once the servers really would melt!

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