The AO3rdr blacklist will match the words in your blacklist in any position in a tag, which means you can take advantage of this feature to save yourself some time. As well as blocking entire tags, you can:
Please note that unlike the AO3rdr blacklist, AO3 filters are not saved and will need to be re-entered every time you search, so if you have many tags you never want to see I recommend setting up AO3rdr first and using the filtering options as a refinement.
Did you see that fanfic with 6 gazillion tags forcing you to scroll endlessly to skip through it? Ever wondered how to block a specific story without having to download a 3rd party app or make an annoying bookmark? Guess what? You can block specific stories and authors directly from AO3, and it works in mobile!
Exclusion filters: Now you can filter things out of work listings the same way you filter them in: just enter their names in the "Other tags to exclude" field or choose them from a list of the most popular tags. This might have been our most requested feature, and we think our solution combines familiarity, flexibility, and accessibility. The new fields are only available in the filters for now, but you can keep using the old tag exclusion method on the Work Search page -- we'll be updating that interface soon!
Everything you select in the filtering sidebar will continue to narrow down your set of results (i.e. AND filtering), as opposed to including more works that might have one or more of your selected tags (i.e. OR filtering).
With the old bookmarking code, wrangling changes to large tags could put a strain on the Archive's servers. Thankfully, Elasticsearch 6 provides a much better way to handle our over 74 million (!) bookmarks, so we've given the code an extensive rewrite. However, in addition to giving bookmarks shiny new exclusion filters, we've had to make some changes to searching, browsing, and filtering bookmarks.
Redesigned bookmark listings for tags and collections: No more scrolling past hundreds of bookmarks for the same popular work or series when you're browsing bookmarks in a collection or tag -- each bookmarked item will now be listed only once, with the details of its five most recent bookmarks beneath it. (If an item has more than five bookmarks, there will be an "All Bookmarks" link so you can check out the rest.) User bookmark pages and Bookmark Search results will continue to list bookmarks the way they always have.
Bookmarker's tags: With the new code, using the "Angst" tag on a bookmark will no longer add that item to the bookmark page for "Angst," nor will the item be included in the results when filtering a list of bookmarks for the Additional Tag "Angst." Now if you want to see everything bookmarkers have tagged with "Angst," you'll need to use the "Bookmarker's tags" field on the Bookmark Search page.
If you use the tags for a personal rating system or reminders to comment on a bookmarked work, for example, you can still filter your bookmarks just as before! There will also be "Bookmarker's tags" checkboxes and autocomplete fields on the bookmark pages for collections and tags.
Searching bookmarks: While it's still possible to search bookmarks, the performance improvements we've made required us to divide the search into two fields: one for information on bookmarked items (e.g. work tags, titles, and summaries) and another for information on the bookmarks themselves (e.g. bookmarkers' tags and notes).
You can now search for fellow users who have created works in your favorite fandoms! \o/ The new "Fandom" field in our People Search form suggests canonical tags as you start typing, so you don't have to worry about getting the name of your fandom exactly right. The more fandoms you put in, the more you'll narrow down the set of results.
If you see someone using the above tags instead of tagging using the trigger word first, please feel free to point them towards our best practice for tagging guide, which explains the importance of tagging using trigger words first.
You can do the same thing with tags by copy/pasting the full tag and putting it inside apostrophes in the tag blacklist section. Same thing for specific fic titles or for words that appear in summaries.
Hello, AO3 users! Occasionally, the AO3 Tag Wranglers update our Wrangling Guidelines, the rules that help us wrangle tags clearly and consistently. We have recently updated a guideline that may affect a variety of fandoms.
Hi, wonderful soul who created and maintainsthis blog- idk where else so here goes... I know a&b means means a platonic relationship, and a/b means like a sexual or romantic relationship, but recently I've seen fics with character tags like a | b, I was wondering if you know what the | stands for and/or what it means? -thank you, sincerely a discombobulated ao3 fan
Maybe you have a lot of triggers and/or squicks. Maybe you don't ever want to read a #problematic fic. Maybe (like me) you just have eclectic tastes and are polyfannish and like to go tag surfing, but are tired of wading through stuff you're never going to want to read to get to the stuff that you find interesting.Never fear, there is a tool for you! AO3 Savior has your back! (Disclaimer: I'm not the dev, just someone who has been happily using AO3 Savior for years.)What it is: AO3 Savior is a script (or, rather, a pair of scripts) you can add to your browser so that any fic with an author, tag, summary element, or title that you have blacklisted will either be hidden behind a box that says "This work is hidden because ______!" (with an option to unhide it), or eliminated completely from the page. Unlike using the filters on AO3, this happens automatically on every AO3 page you visit. It does add a little bit more load to the AO3 servers, so if you're loading a lot of works pages in quick succession with this script, it will eventually tell you to wait for a while before you can load more pages from AO3.Here's how you do it. First, you install a userscript management addon such as tampermonkey to your browser.
The parts I added are the ones with "storyid". The purpose of this userscript is to be able to hide/filter out stories based on tags, title and such, I wanted to adapt it to also be able to filter based on the unique id of each story.
AO3 Savior is a browser plugin that hides works on Archive Of Our Own based on the user's specified preferences. It can be used for blacklisting by tag, author, work title, or keyword in the work summary.
Now, see how that says 21k followers? On Tumblr, you can follow tags! Anyone can follow tags! Popular tags often have tens-of-thousands, and occasionally hundreds-of-thousands, of followers! What exactly following a tag means depends on how any given individual sets up their feed, but for many people it means that random posts from that tag will appear on their timeline. Which means that if you tag your original posts (NOT reblogs - this applies to posts for which you are the originator) with a given tag, anyone who visits that tags and/or follows that tag can see it and might even have your post appear on their feed even if neither of you knows or follows the other.
The most important thing to remember when trying to figure out how to tag an original post is that people follow tags because they want to see The Things About That Tag. This has some obvious consequences, namely:
Today I will teach you how to use the third-party script Ao3 Savior to blacklist authors and tags on Ao3. This uses the script editor Tampermonkey, which is available for all popular desktop browsers. The tutorial will be specifically in Chrome, but the process is very similar for all browsers.
Then, replace the dummy author names (line 30) with the ones you want to blacklist. There can be one or as many as you want. Similarly for tags (line 39), and the other entries. Make sure to leave the formatting exactly the same! You want single quotes around authors/tags and they should be separated by commas. 2b1af7f3a8