Zoë Tucker’s 2020 Q&A: OTW Communication and Future

[Note: In total, there will be 6 Q&A posts to cover all of the topics brought up during the user-submitted Q&A period. The candidates were limited to 300 words to answer each question, but they were allowed to rearrange and combine questions within a single post to more clearly express their thoughts. Candidate answers represent only the views of the individual candidate and are not endorsed by the OTW.

Due to a high volume of similar questions this year, many questions were merged and duplicate questions were left out. Other than this, questions appear in the form they were submitted. Questions represent only the views of the individual questioner and are not endorsed by the OTW.]

In your opinion, what are the most important threats to the OTW, and what are the most urgent threats to the OTW?

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Zoë Tucker’s Bio & Platform


Zoë Tucker is a grad student in STEM. She started out in fandom reading original works on FictionPress and wrote her first fanfiction in a wide ruled notebook that was (thankfully) never to be seen by the world. It took her another three years to realize that other people also had strong enough opinions on the endings of books to write new endings themselves and started out reading fix-it fic on fanfiction.net. She migrated to the AO3 when she found its superb filtering system. She is a fandom-trawling multi-shipper and wants your OT3 recs.

Zoë started keeping an eye out on applications for Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) volunteer positions that suited her in 2017 and decided to apply as a tag wrangler in September. She joined the Support committee the following June (and could then resolve her most recently submitted Support ticket on her own!) and the Tag Wrangling Supervisors team in late 2019. One of her main goals is working to improve the user experience on AO3. Zoë especially enjoys answering support tickets about wrangling, and prefers to wrangle small fandoms where she gets to make the new character and relationship tags that users want. In all areas of her life she works to leave things at least a little better than she found them.

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