aethel posting in fanlore
For those who are not subscribed to the otw_news community, here is the Fanlore section of the OTW's February newsletter:
The Wiki Committee is slowly getting back together for the new term. With two people returning and four new committee members, we are still getting to know each other and are very happy to welcome coian, lab, LunaMoth116 and Tiyire! We have great plans for this term, including a forum, so wish us luck.
Systems continues to work on our spam problem and has more anti-spam weapons in its arsenal. Currently, users may notice that there is a temporary block on creating pages for the first four hours after they register an account. Meanwhile, the gardeners are fighting the good fight and have blocked more than 1,000 spam accounts in the last 2 1/2 months. That means the RecentChanges page can look a bit like a blood-drenched battle field, but you can hide the carnage with this filter.
In Fanlore news, editors have been busy adding information on lots of different topics. Editors who want to document fanfic writers' websites can now use a new template and category for Author Pages. Several editors have been holding Merlin editing parties on the weekends, and almost all fanwork pages and images have been added to the date categories--if you want to get an idea of what (mostly media) fandom looked like 30 years ago, check out 1982. More fandoms welcome!