Help Weasyl FAQ

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What types of content can you upload to Weasyl?

Weasyl will support visual art, photography, writing of all kinds, music, podcasts, dramatic readings, flash uploads, and embedded videos from sites like YouTube and Vimeo.

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What makes your site different from others?

There are a few things that makes us different:

  • Our Staff Code of Conduct, which is publicly available, and has systems in place to deal with problematic mods and admins.
  • Our Collections system. To avoid duplicate uploads on the site as best as possible, users who create things for someone can offer that submission to that person’s Collections. Collections can also feature photographs of that person.
  • Streaming Notifications. There will be a separate type of notification to let users know that you’re streaming your art live, to be viewed by an adoring audience.
  • Four-Tiered Rating System. Weasyl will possess 4 rating levels— One for all audiences, one for those age 13 and older, one for those age 18 and older, and one for graphic material.
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Is adult content allowed?

Submissions of all content ratings are allowed (excluding adult photography, due to legal reasons). Users can also rate journals Moderate (13+), Mature (18+), or Explicit (18+) if they contain content not suitable for all audiences.

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How do I upload to the site?

Next to the Weasyl logo in the top left corner of the screen, there's a button that reads "Submit." Click that, and follow the instructions for the upload type relevant to your submission.

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How do I submit a journal?

To submit a journal, go under "Submit", and click Journal Entry on the far right side of the page.

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How do I make other users' icons appear in my profile, in a description, in a comment, etc.?

Please see the "Referencing users" section of the Weasyl Markdown formatting help page, which provides visual examples of how to do this.

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I submitted some artwork and it hasn't appeared on the front page yet. What's going on?

The content on the front page is updated every few minutes, so it may take a short while for your submission to appear. Also, if you upload more than three submissions, only the most recent three will be visible on the front page.

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How do I edit or remove submissions and journals?

While on the submission or journal screen, there will be category titled "Submission Management" or "Journal Management" directly underneath the Information bar. Here you will be able to edit details and remove your submissions or journals. You are also able to edit your thumbnails here.

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How do I report something?

Under all submissions and journals, you will find an exclamation point with the word "report" next to it. Click the button, select what kind of violation the submission or journal is from the drop down box and write any necessary information in the text field. When finished, click the "Send Report" button and your report will be delivered to Administration.

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How do I hide comments on my page?

Users cannot currently hide comments. However, staff will remove comments that are in violation of our Community Guidelines. If you have received comments that violate our Community Guidelines, email support@weasyl.com with any information you have.

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Help! I can't get back into my account!

If the password to your account has been changed, or you've forgotten your password, click Log In, and then click "Forgot Your Password?" to enter the relevant information. If you've been locked out of the email account associated with your Weasyl handle, contact support@weasyl.com for additional assistance.

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Can users have multiple accounts?

Users are allowed to have more than one account, as long as it's not for the purpose of separating between art mediums or level of completeness (as that's what folders are for), for changing your username (as we have a function for that), or impersonating another individual.

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How do I change my username?

If you need to change your username, send an email to support@weasyl.com from the email address you registered your account with. Be sure to mention your current username as well as the username you would like it changed to.

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How do I delete my account?

We are not able to fully delete Weasyl accounts at this time. If you no longer wish to use your account, we recommend that you remove any personal information and other content from your profile before signing out.

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What is the difference between "blacklist" and "whitelist" tag filters?

"Blacklist" tag filters allow you to block submissions that have been assigned specific tags; these filters act as a blacklist of content you don't want to see. Conversely, "whitelist" tag filters block non-general rated submissions that have not been assigned specific tags; this creates a whitelist of the only adult content you wish to see. If you have set your "Maximum Viewable Content Rating" to any non-general rating, but still cannot see non-general rated content, you should either add some whitelist tag filters or set your "Tag Filtering" option to "Use blacklist filters only."

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What are Collections, and how do they work?

To learn more about Collections, take a look at this handy guide.

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How do I set my streaming status?

On the top right corner, click the "Settings" link located near your avatar. Under the "My Profile" category, click the "Streaming Settings" link. On this page ou will be able set your streaming status to online, offline, or going live soon, along with setting your stream’s URL. You can also add a description to your stream here. Do not use the streaming feature to advertise that you are streaming movies or TV shows.

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How do I use the critique feature?

While on the submission screen, there is a category titled "Additional Options". Here you can tick the check box next to "Flag this submission for critique" to enable critique on your submission. This will put your submission up on the front page under the "Critique Wanted" category, and for most submissions, will post a link to your submission on our @WeasylCritique Twitter account.

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How do I customize my follow settings for individual users?

To change your default follow settings, click "Settings" in the top right corner of the site, and under Preferences, click Site Preferences. To change your follow settings for individual users, under People, click Followed Users.

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I found something that's not working correctly on the site. What should I do?

You can either post about the bug in our Site and Forum Support board (although please check to see if there's a thread about your problem before starting a new one!), or email us at support@weasyl.com

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How do I invite my friends to use the site?

Go to your settings, and under Social, click "Invite Friends to Weasyl."

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Is there any way I can volunteer to help the site?

Users can become entry-level staff through two means: By either applying to be a junior moderator on our forums, or by applying to be a Ferret. We'll let the public know when openings for these positions become available, so keep an ear out!