ya get more comments on this site about a complaint /about/ the site than you do for the art you post. :Ui mean i guess that gives a fairly good idea as to why being drawn to it is hard for me. lol
18 April 2014 at 14:22:44 MDT
on 18 April 2014 at 14:31:27 MDT
I guess most of the people here converted from FA, and they expect weasyl to basically be an FA clone. It makes me sad that a lot of artists I watch are becoming inactive here and going to FA. I actually really like this website. It's more of an art website with a furry concentration, but not a furry porn website. On FA, I had a lot of people complain that I don't draw enough furry-related things, but here, it's encouraging to post what I want.
on 18 April 2014 at 14:34:46 MDT
It's not that people want it to be an FA clone, it's that people want to go to a site that actually /has/ an active community.
on 18 April 2014 at 17:24:35 MDT
I think Weasyl has that, its just a bit smaller. Like this journal you posted for example, a handful of people commented at least. :)
Just needs more time, considering how new and popular it is it can only get better from here. And seeing as the staff are so kind and forward with what's up with the site(i.e. there was an outage and they explained in technical terms what happened, and let everyone know via Twitter and other sites etc, contrasted with FA's "it broke give us money" crap), paired with the awesome UI and "popular" furry artists switching over, I really thing it'll all come together soon. It's definitely been getting more busy, at least in my message center. :>
Still better than DA, and it's creeping up on FA for sure as more and more people make the switch.
on 18 April 2014 at 20:11:00 MDT
in truth im actually curious as to how these folks are finding my journals, or if they are my watchers and only seem to pay attention to the journals?its weird lol
on 18 April 2014 at 20:30:56 MDT
I just seen your name and thought "hey what's she up to" haha, maybe it is the same for others. :)
on 18 April 2014 at 15:04:08 MDT
I still enjoy it here more. I have more control over what kind of pictures I would like to see. I don't mind naked people.. it's just all the porn I guess I was getting sick of so I moved here and watched people in hopes I would get to see more art instead of just porn.
on 18 April 2014 at 15:24:11 MDT
even though I've had a pretty quiet experience here, I still prefer it to FA.I'm not sure if I think it's nice because of how small it is or if this is how the site truly is supposed to be... know what I mean?
on 18 April 2014 at 15:25:59 MDT
People are always going to complain more than they'll contribute. It's far easier to do the former. We do something right? We wouldn't get half the journals complimenting the site that we get when something goes wrong. It's just the way that life is, no matter what the website.
on 18 April 2014 at 20:13:04 MDT
a lot of what you said has little relevance to what I said in the journal? i mean, of course people will always complain more than contribute. but what's that got to do with the fact that everyone seems to come out of the wood work when i post a journal, but when it comes to the art, people are lucky if they get one or two? that doesn't happen on every website haha
on 18 April 2014 at 22:35:12 MDT
How was that not relevant? I applied it a little differently, but the principle is the same. You complained about something. You got a lot of comments. You posted art; that's something positive (unless it was negative/complaining art, which would probably get you a lot). You barely get any comments. It happens to me no matter where I've been in any capacity.
on 20 April 2014 at 22:01:10 MDT
well it's pretty much general knowledge that some sort of negativity will draw more of a commotion. however, my surprise was more in the grave difference in activity when i posted a journal complaining about the favorites on the front as opposed to what i receive my art. i've done this plenty of times before on other sites and while, yes, a complaint journal will get a largevolume of comments, my art will usually get a pretty decent amount as well. so basically, my belief was that there simply wasn't that many people browsing the website with the lack of activity at first, so i was utterly shocked to see the amount of comments i received on one whim of a journal pertaining to an issue on the site. basically, it told me "okay.. theres people here.. lol. but why are hardly any of them seemingly invested in trying to get a community going?" because wow was I surprised to see the activity once i posted that journal. it basically went from believing people were not around, to the opposite - only now it seems people are simply not invested enough in rousing up the community by making comments etc. etc. I guess we have different experiences then. Because I've been able to get myself pretty decently established on other sites fairly quickly through simply posting art and not posting journals. It's a bit counter productive, imo, that a site meant to have a community comes off the complete opposite. it almost makes it look unfriendly in that regard, which is a huge shame.
on 20 April 2014 at 22:13:10 MDT
I guess so. I get you. I don't know, ask anyone who's a regular on the site and see if they've seen me around in journals and art, doing my best to get some positive community efforts going through leading by example. For some reason there's this expectation that Weasyl needs to be perfect right away from a lot of people coming in (I'm not saying this about you), and they get very frustrated when they find out it's a WIP. I try my hardest to reply to both good and bad, to let people know site staff is listening and to just be a positive, regular user myself. Not sure what else we can do.
on 18 April 2014 at 15:28:52 MDT
I definitely like Weasyl more than FA, I check them both probably the same number of times a day.
on 18 April 2014 at 16:38:02 MDT
Unfortunately its like that on most site, lol. Even super popular artists will probably get 5 times as many comments on a journal about something than their work. I think people just like to state their views on subjects more than compliment or criticize pictures.
on 18 April 2014 at 20:15:16 MDT
ehhh. the thing is there's such a sharp contrast to that here. i literally was not expecting the number of comments on my prev journal, and also this one. but on my art pieces i'm lucky to get 2-3 complimenting.plus i hardly make journals. only lately have i decided to make journals to stir some folks up a bit. it is incredibly disheartening to know that, if i were more less inclined to make journals, i would hardly get recognition for the pieces i publicize.
on 19 April 2014 at 18:15:11 MDT
I have nothing to add to the reply but I must say your icon is adorable omg.
on 18 April 2014 at 17:28:00 MDT
I just hardly leave comments on anything.
on 18 April 2014 at 19:43:24 MDT
I'm sorry. But the community can't grow if everyone has their mind set on joining when it is more popular. Logic is backwards. :x More on subject, though, I hardly comment on things, but I always look at all of my submissions (unless I've have a rough week or so and end up with 1500 submissions and no time... which happened.) Hoot. You weren't always hoot, were you? o.o
on 18 April 2014 at 20:54:31 MDT
If a site doesn't have some kind of pull, people won't join it? If the community it HAS established isn't active, people won't be interested?because the community is obviously there - look at how everyone comes out of the woodwork over these types of journals. :P I was always Hoot.
on 18 April 2014 at 21:28:32 MDT
I cannot speak on the behalf of others, but I am active and will continue to be active. :I I like Weasyl and I just wish there was more I could do to help it grow. I already advertise it on all of my profiles and on other sites. Though I am a nobody who has no pull. >_>
Anyhow. I'm sorry I don't comment more. And I'm sorry I thought your name was something else. o.o I am pretty ADD today and somehow my mind keeps telling me the otter butt-dance is someone else @.@