Dear people new to AO3
Welcome! We’re thrilled to have you. Fic is awesome and we are glad you’re making it. However, the Archive’s tag system requires that you not use cutesy tumblr-type meta tags to have a conversation in the notes. This is both annoying, and actually fucks up the index.
I could rant here about metadata and what purpose it serves. But the upshot is— tag concisely and appropriately: characters, pairings, kinks, tropes. NOT your feelings, NOT inside jokes, NOT whole sentences of speculation or effusive love for your friends. Put that shit in the notes: thank your pals, thank your fandom, thank your beta. But DO NOT PUT IT IN THE TAGS. Then we can filter and sort and actually use those features, m’kay?
FUCKING READ THIS, TUMBLR PEEPS