Some Weasyl Words by the_gneech

I admit it, I have woefully neglected my Weasyl account. In point of fact, I was so distracted by the general lifeness of life that I forget it was here entirely. However, a recent post by Jonas talking about how people tend to use it mostly when FurAffinity is down (as it is now) reminded me that the place was even here.

So here I am, trying to figure it out, not just as a user, but also in terms of what makes it different from DeviantArt, FurAffinity, etc. Presumably it has something to set it apart, whether it's functionality or just the user culture, but as of right now I don't know what that is. I'd love to know!

So Weasyl users and devotees, sell me! What do you like about the place? How do you use it to best effect? Inquiring minds like mine want to know.

-The Gneech

Some Weasyl Words


15 December 2013 at 07:39:28 MST

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    I know there's some ability to filter your submissions, something FA lacks (and DA frowns on furry content), but aside from that, i don't think there's a killer feature here which is why it hasn't taken off. That said, considering the issues FA keeps having, it may yet take off.

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    Submission Filtering, Uptime, Great staff, active updates, Transparency transparency transparency, API support, folders, collections, streaming notifications, page banners. I could go on, but It's already quite the list lol.

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    For me in general it seems to be an overall more pleasant user experience.

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    I love it that they have folders and subfolders, so I can keep my art stuffs organized :)

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    It's quieter! Which means less stuff posted, but also higher signal-to-noise ratio.

    Coincidentally, I'm also playing with the 'create a profile for an original character' function this evening and thought it might be something that would benefit you and your fans.

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    Because it is new, they are listening to user input. If there is something you would like to see implemented that isn't there, let them know.

    Things they presently have that are not on FA:

    1) A folder system. You don't have just gallery and scraps.

    2) You can pass through video and sound from select sites in your gallery.

    3) Rather than repost a commissioned piece, you can add it to your collection.

    4) You can put cover artwork with written works, audio works, even videos.

    5) You can create a custom banner for your user page.

    6) Their commission system works better.

    There are others.