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This is the special post about the incredibly wonderful women (and a smattering of Nigels) who’ve made Ovarit possible.

The first person to recognize is /u/girl_undone, whose bravery, intelligence, dedication, myriad skillsets ranging from coding and design to moderation and platform development, is the reason we are all here today. Without her knowledge, financial contribution, and leadership over this immense project, we would not have the amazing platform we have right now. I’m honored to be a part of this project despite not having a fraction of her tenacity or skill, and I’m delighted to consider her a personal friend as well.

The beautiful thing about places like this is the way it brings people together who never would’ve met before.

Thank you to our developers and the upstream developers who’ve debugged and rebugged and unbugged and debugged the site. We especially want to recognize and thank /u/grrrandma who has contributed a tremendous amount of code over the life of this entire project, we wouldn’t be running without her.

Here’s a fraction of the developments they made to the site in the past year:

  • Added post and user flairs
  • Given moderators options to lock posts, create stickies, and distinguish mod comments
  • Improved user reports
  • Updated the hamburger menu to help mobile users navigate the site
  • Given users ability to see their posts and comments even if they’re removed by mods
  • Given moderators the ability to see removed posts or comments for circles they moderate on the user’s page
  • Blocked outsiders from being able to view users’ post history. Users must be logged in to see other users’ post histories
  • Created shared moderator mailboxes for each circle, so users can communicate with an entire mod team with one message

Thank you to our moderator and admin teams, who’ve managed the sitewide community as well as offsite outreach to others who’d like to join us here.

Our moderators have collectively:

  • Written the rules and stickies for 36 separate circles
  • Handled more than 1,700 reports
  • Detected and removed a number of trolls and malicious contributors
  • Offered significant site feedback and user testing
  • De-escalated site conflicts
  • Clarified different circles’ rules and expectations as many times as needed
  • Offered support, guidance, and compassion to both users and each other

Thank you to our supporters and participants, for writing and commenting and sharing content, for inviting other women here, for keeping the women’s movement going no matter how many seek to silence us. Thank you for being part of a space where women’s voices matter.

We’re glad you’re Ovarit.

This is the special post about the incredibly wonderful women (and a smattering of Nigels) who’ve made Ovarit possible. The first person to recognize is /u/girl_undone, whose bravery, intelligence, dedication, myriad skillsets ranging from coding and design to moderation and platform development, is the reason we are all here today. Without her knowledge, financial contribution, and leadership over this immense project, we would not have the amazing platform we have right now. I’m honored to be a part of this project despite not having a fraction of her tenacity or skill, and I’m delighted to consider her a personal friend as well. The beautiful thing about places like this is the way it brings people together who never would’ve met before. Thank you to our developers and the upstream developers who’ve debugged and rebugged and unbugged and debugged the site. We especially want to recognize and thank /u/grrrandma who has contributed a tremendous amount of code over the life of this entire project, we wouldn’t be running without her. Here’s a fraction of the developments they made to the site in the past year: - Added post and user flairs - Given moderators options to lock posts, create stickies, and distinguish mod comments - Improved user reports - Updated the hamburger menu to help mobile users navigate the site - Given users ability to see their posts and comments even if they’re removed by mods - Given moderators the ability to see removed posts or comments for circles they moderate on the user’s page - Blocked outsiders from being able to view users’ post history. Users must be logged in to see other users’ post histories - Created shared moderator mailboxes for each circle, so users can communicate with an entire mod team with one message Thank you to our moderator and admin teams, who’ve managed the sitewide community as well as offsite outreach to others who’d like to join us here. Our moderators have collectively: - Written the rules and stickies for 36 separate circles - Handled more than 1,700 reports - Detected and removed a number of trolls and malicious contributors - Offered significant site feedback and user testing - De-escalated site conflicts - Clarified different circles’ rules and expectations as many times as needed - Offered support, guidance, and compassion to both users and each other Thank you to our supporters and participants, for writing and commenting and sharing content, for inviting other women here, for keeping the women’s movement going no matter how many seek to silence us. Thank you for being part of a space where women’s voices matter. We’re glad **you’re Ovarit.**

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For real /u/girl_undone, and everyone, is there anywhere I can donate to to say thank you?

Either send you directly, patreon, or even indirectly to a charity that you like? ❤️

One of the developments we're working on is a donation feature. We know this has been a request for a long time, but we've wanted to do it right. The legal, financial, and of course coding elements are all part of the considerations and work that we've been doing to get it set up.

Unfortunately we're part of a group of people who face unusual amounts of harassment for our activity. When we grow tough to the harassment, TRAs harass vendors, banks, funding websites, anyone they can connect to us. We don't want to put any of our vendors at risk for working with us, nor put users in a situation of compromised finances if donation drives get shut down on other platforms. We've made some advancements toward building a donation feature onsite, but there is still a lot more to do. One of our great ongoing needs is for more developers.

We are so so grateful for everyone who wants to contribute and hope to have our donation feature completed toward the end of this year, if not beginning of the next. Thank you!!

Wow, it's been a year already? Incredible.

Thank you for giving us a 'home' here!

(And I'd like to echo the question about being able to financially contribute.)

Thank you to our wonderful users - I appreciate you all so much (even when I want to yeet you into the sun for breaking rules) - and to our fearless leaders!

You may be referring to me...eeee...sorry, if that's the case!

It's only been one year! So much has happened. Thank you to all the women who've made the Ovarit community possible, especially girl_undone (who's been kind to me personally), but also heidiechallenge, flapyourwings, womenopausal, and you, OP. Oh, and a big thank you to MK Fain as well.

Thank you mods and creators for giving us this site and for all the hard work put into it. ❤️

Thank you to everyone here for providing this space.

After my peaking last year i found myself feeling isolated and alone, with only 2 friends to discuss this issue with safely IRL.

Being here gives me a sense of community and I'm so grateful to the admins, mods, and all who comment and interact. ❤

Thank you so much for creating this site!! It makes me feel like we're bringing back old school consciousness raising on a global scale and the value we get from that as women is immeasurable.

[–] Rag3 12 points

Happy anniversary. Thanks to the great mod team!!! 🎊 🎈 🎉

All my love to the mod squad of Ovarit!! Looking forward to the day that this site can take my money!! Solidarity for life, sisters!

Thanks for everything you do, ladies. It means so much to have a community where women can openly share and communicate, we appreciate you.

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