HELLO SUDDENLY INFLUX OF ACTIVITY
PLEASE STAY! Make Weasyl your furry home!
Stop going back to FA, they just keep letting you down (like their servers - ohh snap)
16 October 2014 at 15:55:43 MDT
on 16 October 2014 at 15:58:56 MDT
yeees. It would be nice if this place because much more active permanently!
on 16 October 2014 at 15:59:56 MDT
on 17 October 2014 at 05:36:30 MDT
this sums up my reaction to these comments
on 16 October 2014 at 16:04:10 MDT
Or at least just start using the site regularly. No really guys, its a super good idea to build some watchers on other sites.... Especially if you, you know are dependent on commissions.
on 16 October 2014 at 18:52:03 MDT
Basically the reason i'm coming back, cause i left due to the inactivity on the site.Giving it another shot, and if it doesn't work out, well, i have another backup.
on 16 October 2014 at 16:06:16 MDT
on 16 October 2014 at 16:09:30 MDT
Well it was an attack this time.
on 16 October 2014 at 16:13:12 MDT
Masses don't follow and that's a shame.
on 16 October 2014 at 16:13:18 MDT
Been here for a while. Wish more people would post here so I can use FA less!
on 16 October 2014 at 16:14:45 MDT
on 16 October 2014 at 16:16:50 MDT
I still come heeeere. Every day for that matter :D
on 16 October 2014 at 16:22:11 MDT
I SO HOPE FOR THIS AUUGH
on 16 October 2014 at 16:22:58 MDT
yeahh let's get this site going!
on 16 October 2014 at 16:26:07 MDT
This journal is made of pure win
on 16 October 2014 at 16:27:25 MDT
I'm glad I left FA when I did xDTumblr's pretty great too, I plan to be here and Tumblr.
on 16 October 2014 at 16:29:53 MDT
yeah i wish people would stay here too. ): i try to stay active here as much as i can
on 16 October 2014 at 16:35:15 MDT
Been making an effort to post stuff that I don't share on FA, and tossing all my commission openings up here a few days early. Wish more people would come over...and stay here.
on 16 October 2014 at 16:40:43 MDT
Would be nice if more people stayed :( Commissioners and Artists alike.
on 16 October 2014 at 16:45:18 MDT
Seriously! FA is such a pile of dirt and runs like one.
on 16 October 2014 at 16:51:03 MDT
I really prefer this site, overall. No plans on leaving.
on 16 October 2014 at 16:56:37 MDT
this this this THIS THIS THIS THISSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
on 16 October 2014 at 16:57:30 MDT
KEEP THEM HERE FOREVER. This place really is better.Gotten quite a few new followers here lately too, thanks to this mess. :D
on 16 October 2014 at 16:59:07 MDT
This site is so nice and cozy! You guys oughta stick around, lots of nice people here :)
on 16 October 2014 at 18:47:26 MDT
It's a little hard to imagine that when i read some of these comments <_<
on 16 October 2014 at 17:05:31 MDT
Weasyl is okay. Sadly it's in a tie for "most dead site" between Tumblr and Twitter; I still get more activity on DA than anywhere else.I think I'll just keep cross-posting my work on all the sites I'm on, hasn't been too much of a hassle.
on 16 October 2014 at 17:16:09 MDT
If only. I'd stay if i had gotten more activity, and we'll see if that happens when i post art again.It's not that it's a bad site, it's just the community is quiet as hell and it feels dead because of that.
on 16 October 2014 at 17:28:55 MDT
(I hope they do stay tho. QAQ)
on 16 October 2014 at 17:29:14 MDT
I CAN ONLY WISH. Weasel would be perfect if for whatever reason more people were on it over FA
on 16 October 2014 at 17:44:00 MDT
I honestly wouldn't care if FA ever came back.
on 16 October 2014 at 18:30:59 MDT
on 16 October 2014 at 19:01:26 MDT
I know right
on 17 October 2014 at 08:24:41 MDT
I'm HOPING it won't come back!
on 17 October 2014 at 08:39:37 MDT
I kinda am too. It may inconvenience some people at first, but then they can just mosey on over to this wonderful place. :>
on 17 October 2014 at 17:48:43 MDT
I don't know if I'd go that far. I don't like how the site is run and it is backwards and lazy, but I still have lots of friends there who read what I write. Its not much but its something. I don't have an audience here, bar one person, and I feel like my writing is largely ignored.And I would like people to read what I've done. Not for fame or status, but because I like it when people help me with my writing, pointing out mistakes and suggesting improvements. And I admit these writing projects are important to me and some feedback is better than none :o
on 17 October 2014 at 18:39:47 MDT
Well, you do have a good point. I hope that your writing, as well as others', will be just as widely read and enjoyed here in the future as it is on FA now. Maybe it just needs a little more time over here!
on 17 October 2014 at 18:44:39 MDT
well some have been up for a year now and traffic here (and on FA because my writing gets pushed aside by pulp) is slow. Its a bit sad for me, I've poured a lot of effort into writing these and they get shunted by an endless stream of trasformation
on 17 October 2014 at 11:20:29 MDT
on 16 October 2014 at 17:46:07 MDT
on 16 October 2014 at 17:47:22 MDT
If only the USERS would move, without them the artists have no home here. IT's a shame that the majority is so darn lazy and don't want to make another account. I mean this site has so many tools to help you migrate over as painlessly as possible.
on 16 October 2014 at 17:56:24 MDT
well if FA does come back on, the admins will have to do a lot of upgrading....if not, well we might have a huge rebellion :O
I admit I'm managing both sites, I already have all my things on FA and more of an audience there who read my writing
on 16 October 2014 at 18:14:09 MDT
I kinda left FA after the site made me uncomfy with how the people behind it handle personal or site relations. That said I'd be glad if this place got more lively!
on 16 October 2014 at 18:32:34 MDT
on 16 October 2014 at 18:30:06 MDT
on 16 October 2014 at 18:35:59 MDT
Normally I'd say something like "social issues aside" but no, that site is horrendously against my politics and I am so proud of amazing artists like you boycotting it.
Plus it is literal trash. It's like taking all of your nice art work, throwing it in a garbage bag, and then asking someone to see if they can reach into the bag with a blindfold on and somehow find what they're searching for.
on 16 October 2014 at 18:59:24 MDT
I wish I could like individual comments because I would throw them all at you right now.
on 16 October 2014 at 18:37:06 MDT
ONE OF US
on 16 October 2014 at 18:41:50 MDT
The main thing that prevents me from staying at this site is well um... the freaking thumbnail system, I love looking for new artists and having a clear preview of what I'm about to see. I have it a lot easier to see a compacted image of the entire image since I check the colours and general body poses or backgrounds to see if something will catch my attention more or not, having this forced small square things and so many people using a zoom on someone's hand or face and no way to turn those types of manually done thumbnails one just, puts me off. How am I going to properly enjoy an art site if I can't freaking browse art comfortably?If they only made you choose between automated thumbnails of the full image or the ones artists made manually, that would change my experience of this site drastically for the better.
on 16 October 2014 at 18:58:20 MDT
I agree that a toggle or a hover-and-preview system would be a wonderful addition to the site.
on 16 October 2014 at 19:00:52 MDT
That's actually a pretty simple and reasonable solution.
on 16 October 2014 at 19:13:05 MDT
Probably a better browsing system to boot too; looking through everything instead of like a category system kind of makes looking for stuff a shot in the dark
on 16 October 2014 at 18:58:45 MDT
It's not nearly as a big a deal as people make it out to be though.
on 16 October 2014 at 19:24:01 MDT
Well, for me it screws up my experience here by a lot. I don't know how many times I ended up opening weird fetishes or porn because the image wasn't clear at all in that. I barely use this site and I really wanna use it more though but yeah, as I said, it screws up my experience here by a lot.
on 16 October 2014 at 19:57:57 MDT
I can understand the fetish thing, but personally that's why I make use of the filter system. I pay attention to the kinds of tags that people use for the stuff I don't like, and block them. After a while the vast majority will just be completely gone. It's quite nice, really.
on 17 October 2014 at 07:42:06 MDT
Definitely agreed! And secondly: when FA works, it's usually faster than Weasyl, at least for me.
on 16 October 2014 at 18:58:10 MDT
One can hope. haha
on 16 October 2014 at 19:07:59 MDT
on 16 October 2014 at 19:09:48 MDT
First time I see a journal with so many replies! Cool.
on 16 October 2014 at 19:16:27 MDT
I've been on weasyl for a while and have been submitting, but I have like, BARELY any watchers here, and no watchers means no commissions, so unfortunately FA will remain my main site Weasyl has the same watcher base as I have on FA.
Plus I just recently got a contact changing the majority of my work to Moderate when I feel they should have been left in General, due to "implied death", when I do not view them as implying such. The guidelines are vague and heavily left up to interpretation, and while I expressed this and they said that they would review and (hopefully) update the guidelines, but seeing as I do not agree about the level of violence they believe is implied... I just feel uncomfortable about the whole situation.
on 16 October 2014 at 19:22:11 MDT
Welcome to how i felt before i removed my submissions (the watcher thing).
And yeah, been hearing about people having issues with guidelines as well.
on 16 October 2014 at 19:30:21 MDT
I'm talking to the mod about it - the reasons they're bringing up just don't line up in my eyes. For example, they say it's because the prey character (I am vore artist) looks scared, so that implies death. But there are some submissions where they prey looks scared that they changed to Moderate, and some that they didn't. As well, as a vore artist, I often see prey depicted in realistic insides... but being completely unharmed. The realism of the guts was the other reason they claimed to be flagging things, because they say the realism implies death.
But as I said, if the guidelines aren't straightened out in a way that's easy to follow, I'll probably leave. It also kind of makes me feel uncomfortable when I view the majority of vore to be innocent and MILD violence at best (because that's how the artists and fans of vore treat it)... but they think it implies death. It's like they're putting malicious intent into my pieces when there was none there, and I mean, what artist wouldn't be uncomfortable with that?
on 16 October 2014 at 20:56:00 MDT
Yeah, and at least, people have fave my writings on FA while here I have friggin' ZILCH faves and little watches, it is very discouraging.
on 16 October 2014 at 20:56:53 MDT
And to add that I had over a hundred watchers on FA than here
on 16 October 2014 at 22:01:25 MDT
I've got 76 followers here and over 450 on FA
on 16 October 2014 at 19:18:25 MDT
Yeeeeeah I tried loading it up and I was like... I think they're being attacked
on 16 October 2014 at 19:37:59 MDT
I 100% agree. I refuse to go back to FA, which is hard since thats where all my commission audience was. I reopened my DA account in hopes to get some there, and a part of me keeps worrying I might have to crawl back to FA if I need money, blah
on 16 October 2014 at 20:04:21 MDT
myself and a few friends stayed this last time crap hit the fan (beginning of the year) i hope for, in the very least, to have several more do the same every time these things happen
on 16 October 2014 at 20:11:12 MDT
Weasyl doesn't get as much activity as FA but at least the weasyl staff seems to care about their users unlike FA.
on 16 October 2014 at 20:15:14 MDT
i use this and FA simultaneously. so I"m happy with both.
on 17 October 2014 at 01:53:32 MDT
i literally only use FA for commissions because i need the money. the site is terrible, the admins are terrible, weasyl is beautiful and useful and innovative and user friendly and the admins are lovely.
on 17 October 2014 at 09:20:54 MDT
on 17 October 2014 at 09:21:21 MDT
I hope they change the thumbnail system soon. It really seems to be the only thing keeping a LOT of people from joining. We'll see.
on 17 October 2014 at 09:44:19 MDT
on 17 October 2014 at 11:20:57 MDT
YES. So agreed.
on 17 October 2014 at 11:57:44 MDT
What you should say is that people should spread out their work across multiple sites, I've been seeing the complaints about the FA DDoS attack and how they've lost their income because of it. Guy on tumblr named Kiku otter pretty much said: Hey, don't stick with one site only, it'll fuck you up. Use anything and everything at your disposal.
And those people who weren't smart got fucked up. I agree that people should try to ween themselves off of FA and stop supporting it, they should not stick to one site at a time, you never know what's going to happen.
on 17 October 2014 at 13:10:17 MDT
Um, you don't quite get it? It's not about not being "smart" enough (which is pretty insulting). But a lot of those artist that use FA as a source of income do use various other sites, the thing is, FA has by far the biggest amount of people waiting and looking to buy commissions.
The friends I have that are having trouble due to this also have weasyl and deviant art accounts, and well, they don't get even half the amount of commissions between those 2 sites combined than they do on FA.
on 17 October 2014 at 14:30:26 MDT
At least you get it; some people miss the bigger picture
on 17 October 2014 at 18:55:19 MDT
I do understand, I left FA along with 500 followers, if I wasn't being paid by other companies to draw concept art, I'd be in a pickle. However you miss the point entirely in that if you rely solely on one website for all your revenue, for all of your info and contacts, you're going to get burned if the worst happens, and the worst has happened!
Furaffinity is not a safe place, that's why I left, the site has been proven to be quite vulnerable to DDoS attacks that can last for weeks at a time, private information over notes can be leaked, and with how the staff handles these things: another DDoS is guaranteed to happen. If you feel it's insulting for me to say it's not smart to stick to one site, then so be it. I've got no sympathy for those who put their eggs in one basket, and then get upset at others when it's gone.
on 17 October 2014 at 19:08:29 MDT
"The friends I have that are having trouble due to this also have weasyl and deviant art accounts, and well, they don't get even half the amount of commissions between those 2 sites combined than they do on FA."
You didn't say "it's not smart to do X" you said "those who weren't smart enough" which can be interpreted as "they are dumb or not very intelligent". Second how can you miss that freaking paragraph? The people that I talk about when they really need commissions they go back to FA because their preferred art site has way less people wanting to commissions artists. They dind't "put all their eggs in a basket", they use multiple sites and in many cases have others as their main, but they still need FA when they need money more urgently since that's where most commissioners are.
on 17 October 2014 at 13:38:02 MDT
Ahhh...Wishful thinking. :(
on 17 October 2014 at 15:18:05 MDT
Casually uses comments to find more artists to follow
on 17 October 2014 at 18:39:26 MDT
I can certainly attest that this place is great and worth every minute spent
on 17 October 2014 at 20:13:35 MDT
I crosspost! :D
on 18 October 2014 at 00:50:48 MDT
I gave up nearly 4k watchers on FA anyone that can stomach that place is probably garbage and I don't want to draw for them. *shruggo
on 18 October 2014 at 07:35:06 MDT
So anyone who uses it is an asshole and deserves to be called one? <_<
on 18 October 2014 at 07:44:11 MDT
who are you
on 18 October 2014 at 07:48:17 MDT
on 19 October 2014 at 09:16:39 MDT
great PR! :D
on 21 October 2014 at 01:11:13 MDT
on 21 October 2014 at 21:01:22 MDT
always chill. :3was just saying simply that referring to any potential clientel from other sites as "garbage" is totally great PR. :3
on 23 October 2014 at 01:44:42 MDT
on 18 October 2014 at 02:50:32 MDT
I'd stay here more if they let me buy adspace!
on 18 October 2014 at 08:35:21 MDT
Oh man I hope people stay and continue moving here. Or at least stop quitting after not getting as many views as they did on FA. Audience takes fricking time to build JFC
on 18 October 2014 at 10:16:57 MDT
oh man, it actually makes me happy seeing so many comments on here.
but yeah, i'm definitely staying. I gave up on FA a long while ago. :I Tumblr, Twitter, and Weasyl are my main hubs at this point.
But people really should start spreading themselves. Especially those with a business to offer, because lumping it all on one site that is known to regularly crash and go down is...idek. Stupid? Unbelievably stupid?
on 18 October 2014 at 21:51:40 MDT
I think this can help explain a bit (and explain the flooding of her comic too XD; ) https://www.weasyl.com/journal/66483/fa-v-weasyl
It's basically a business standpoint, and even i've noticed this as a person who enjoys feedback. Unless you're well known on this site, your chances of actually getting that kind of feedback/business are minimal at best. That would also hurt the artists income as well, and have them less likely to leave FA.
Besides, some users are aware of the attitudes towards FA on this site and avoid it, which is one reason why some of their business does not come here.
Weasyl is not a bad site, but there are some things i can certainly see that could be useful. As Foxena put it, having adspace would be tremendous help. Better browsing to boot too, because searching everything on the site as they are posted instead of categorizing it better seems...impractical. makes it harder for people to look for artists they like or may enjoy because of these things. It's not perfect (hell, FA isn't, yet it functions), but these things could help weasyl a bit.
Currently, i consider it a backup because as of now, I get more activity on FA than weasyl and DA combined. That may change, but until then, i don't really expect much atm.
on 18 October 2014 at 22:22:57 MDT
I wasn't saying to just leave FA. I'm very well aware that it's a major hub and the best place for business.
I was only saying people should spread their business. So it's not isolated solely on FA, especially during a time when the site does go down (as it often does), business doesn't get hurt (as bad). It just really isn't a good idea to solely invest your business on a site that does go down often, unless you've set up a means for people to get into contact with you outside of the site.
on 18 October 2014 at 22:26:27 MDT
Some people do, and that's certainly been done. I just think there is a slightly bigger issue that i'd rather discuss in private
on 31 October 2014 at 00:53:26 MDT
Problem solved :D
on 18 May 2015 at 18:23:07 MDT
So THIS is where everyone is hiding!