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Wed Apr 29 03:15:48 BST 2020
---- On Tue, 28 Apr 2020 23:27:02 -0700 Elizabeth Holden <mailto:alzurite at gmail.com> wrote ----
And if anyone thinks the people who run it are actually making money
from it, that's just a delusion.I know some of those people. They are
dedicated fans, who have put a lot of time and thought into the site
for no reward except keeping it going.
The people who badmouth AO3's finances fall into two camps. The first are (mostly) young people with no idea how finances work who assume that because they can put up 15 gigs of stuff on Google Docs for free, that webhosting must be cheap, so the hundreds of thousands of dollars AO3 takes in each year makes them suspicious.
The second group of people don't like AO3 because it doesn't allow them to harass people who write things they don't like, and are just looking for a half-plausible reason to badmouth it.
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