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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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Thank you everyone - to /u/Ruby for writing this, to /u/flapyourwings for awesome modding, for /u/girl_undone for just about everything, to the tech team who are mega-geniuses. And to all of our users! Love you gyns.

Let's see where we are this time in 2022!

Thank you all so much; this goes additionally to all the members and readers on here. I appreciate all the thoughtful pieces posted and complex community.

It's been quite a ride, and I'm endlessly grateful for everyone contributing to the sites continued growth and development. The community itself can't be overlooked, either. This place is full of brilliant minds and insightful discussion.

Although I just freshly registered today, I've been doing lurking without an account for almost a year now. It's been so great and such a breath of fresh air to have Ovarit here. It's truly a beacon. Thank you for all of the hard work that's been put into this haven and giving women a place to speak freely and loudly, and come together in these trying times, where the sound of our voices are being drowned out, repressed and replaced.

Thank you wonderful women of Ovarit!!!

Thank you thank you thank you! The importance of virtual meeting spaces cannot be overstated.

Thank you so much to everyone who created this amazing, safe, supportive space. I was feeling lost and now I realize that I was missing a really important thing in my life over the last couple of decades--sisterhood. I feel more hopeful than ever that with all the attention and resources that are coming to life, good things will happen. Love you!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY OVARIT!

wow, one year already. doesn't even feel like it's been that long!

Thank you SO MUCH to all who helped create and run this lovely place.

Happy birthday, Ovarit! I haven't been here too long but I am glad women have a space like this to talk, it's invaluable. Thank you to all the women whose contributions make it possible.

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