Site Updates

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New Weasyl Account Security Feature

Hi again, Weasyl users! We’re back to announce another update to the Weasyl interface: Two Factor Authentication! Account security is fun, and having your account accessed by someone other than you is not fun. In order to help promote fun and restrict non-fun, we’ve coded in a means to help you kee…

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Cloudflare Security Issue

Hello everyone! Today's newspost is about a recent site security concern. We've posted about it on the Weasyl Twitter but decided to put out a site update as well to be sure that the information is accessible to anyone browsing Weasyl. Recently Cloudflare (an infrastructure company that provides se…

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Site Update: Marketplace Returns!

Greetings Weasyl users! Our developers have been hard at work for the last couple of weeks, and Marketplace has returned. Thank you for your patience! The following improvements have been made: Addressed performance issues Various improvements to the Marketplace search tool Overhauled Commission Se…

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Site Update: Marketplace (Commission Search)

Update Dec 30 05:33 UTC: Unfortunately we've hit an issue with Marketplace on production that didn't come up during testing, and we've rolled back the update until we get it fixed. No ETA for fix at this stage. Hello again! With the holiday season in full swing, it's our pleasure to announce Weasyl…

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Site Update! Tagging System Updates.

Hi everyone! We’ve deployed a few new site features, and we’d like to inform you all about the changes. Two of the changes involve the tag system. First, we have implemented a global tag restrictions system. This means that there are certain tags that will not be allowed to be added to a submission…

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Weasyl site update: web.py to Pyramid

Hello, Weasylers, Today we're deploying an internal change to Weasyl: Switching our web framework from web.py to Pyramid, a change which will make our project easier to maintain and enhance. This change is internal and shouldn't affect your user experience. However, it is a substantive overhaul and…

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Weasyl goes open source

Hello everyone, When you register an account with Weasyl, you provide an email address to us. We'd like to ask you to take a moment to verify that yours is still current, and if not, to change it to one that is. Please do so, to maintain the security of your account. If you get locked out of your a…

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Ratings Guidelines Community Discussion and Going Open Source!

Greetings Weasyl users! We have a few new things to inform you about today. Let's get started! First, we have opened up a thread on our forums for a community discussion about the current Ratings Guidelines! In the discussion thread about the Ratings Guidelines, we are looking for constructive crit…

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We're Out of Beta, New SFW Mode, and More!

Hello, Weasyl users! We’ve got some fresh new site implementations ready for action, and some other site news. First, let’s talk about our new SFW mode. You can find the toggle for this option in the menu bar next to the inbox link in the top right corner of any Weasyl page. If the circle is red an…

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Moderator and Developer applications are open!

Hello, Weasyl users! We would like to announce that we are opening applications for volunteer moderator and code developer positions on our site! The moderator position will entail both forum and mainsite moderation, but primarily mainsite issues and tickets. We are looking for dedicated individual…

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Community Tagging Overview

Hey again, everyone! Here at Weasyl, one of our core features is community tagging. This is because we’ve chosen to use tagging as a replacement for old-style category systems that limit classification of your work to a predefined range of choices. Our Search feature relies entirely on these tags,…

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Thumbnail Deployment

We at Weasyl are proud to announce the launch of the new redesigned thumbnails! The development team has been hard at work on Weasyl’s systems to allow for a better experience on both desktop and mobile devices. The larger thumbnails will better represent submissions throughout the site. As we ment…

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Pushing Boundaries

Hello Weasyl users! Hopefully those of you in the USA have enjoyed your 4th of July weekend. Since we're turning things upside down and folks around here can't resist a good cliché, it's the Aussie's turn for announcement duty. Since Weasyl went public, there has been one issue above all that we’ve…

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1,000,000 Submissions / Community and Ratings Guideline Changes

1,000,000 submissions! Hey again, Weasyl users. We hope you’ve been well. We know you’ve been busy. We’ve seen it. We have numbers to tell us. On June 8th, the 1,000,000th submission in Weasyl’s history was posted. It’s amazing to be a part of such an active and creative community, and we hope as s…

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Easter Update

Hello Egg Friends! I have sad news: We have run out of eggs. For those who have asked, we do hope to have more at some point. In the meantime, our development team has worked up a few more fixes for the site. pdf viewing that wasn’t working well on some platforms should be improved. Commission Pric…

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egg

Hi, Users We're all pleased to announce the much awaited overhaul to our thumbnail system. It's been a long road, and a strong effort for the last two and a half years, but we feel as though we've finally hit fertile soil between the layers of format and fashion. There are many people to thank besi…

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Vine support and a Friends-only journal bug-fix

Greetings! A brief site and bug-fix update for Weasyl. First, the March 23rd site update update contained a bug that caused editing a journal to clear its friends-only status. If you edited a friends-only journal or edited a journal to make it friends-only between Monday, March 23 and Saturday, Mar…

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Site Spring Cleaning

Hello Weasyl Users, We've swept some dust out of the site and tidied things up. We would like to share the following bug fixes and improvements: The policy for new passwords is now a straightforward 'at least 10 characters' requirement. Error messages and directions have been updated to reflect thi…

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March Madness!

We'd like to extend a very warm welcome to our users, new and old! Things are still going on as usual here, just with an influx of many more people! We've had a significant increase in traffic today, but don't worry, our ops team is keeping an eye on everything to ensure things continue to run in t…

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A Handful of Updates

Howdy everybody! Spring is just around the corner, and we're already cleaning off the dust to make way for some news! We've made a few updates and bug fixes to the site this year that we would like to share with everyone. The following updates have been made: Fixed an issue where users could choose…

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Happy Holidays!

Hello Weasyl users! We hope you are having the merriest of holidays! We'd like to inform you of a new site feature. If you look to the footer of the site, under the "Support" header, you'll see a line that says "My Reports". Clicking this link will take you to a page that shows you all of the repor…

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Weasyl Spotlight: Mark Nichols

Hey everyone! Welcome to another edition of Weasyl Spotlight! This is our semi-regular feature where we take a closer look at some of the great members of the Weasyl community to learn more about them and their art. Today, we have a very special treat for music lovers with singer/songwriter/guitari…

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Weasyl Buttons at MFF!

Hey Everyone! Midwest Furfest is coming up soon and some of our staff will be attending the convention! We look forward to meeting with our users and have a special surprise for con goers this weekend. New Exclusive Weasyl Buttons! Ikani (Director) and Fay V. (Admin) will be around the con passing…

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A Few Words on Our Callout Guidelines

At this time I would like to make a statement here on Weasyl that I prefer not to have to do ever, but is something that comes with being part of a site like this. As many of our users are aware, one of our staff accounts was recently compromised and logs were released to the public regarding a rec…

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Happy Thanksgiving from Weasyl!

Hi Everyone! Happy Thanksgiving from Weasyl Staff, and if you do not celebrate Thanksgiving, happy Thursday! We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our users for taking part in the Weasyl community. We've recently had an increase in activity and submissions, and we would just like to s…

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Halloween Community Event Results

Howdy again folks. Our Halloween Community Event is over and WOW! We were amazed at the awesome and creative costumes everybody made for Wesley! If you would, please take some time to check out and give feedback to all the talented artists who submitted their entries by checking out this page! If y…

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Halloween Community Event!

Hi everybody! We are hosting a YCH Halloween community event! YCH standing for Your Costume Here in this context! Our mascot, Wesley, wants to go trick-or-treating, but he forgot his costume! Could you please draw him up a costume in time for him to go out and collect candy? You can even give him a…

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Site Updates / DDoS Information

Hi again everybody! We've been busy this past week, so here's the low down on what we've been working on lately: We've increased our scalability through the DB maintenance a few days ago, while also adding more memory to our servers. Shiny new server! 32TB Array and SSD cache. More room for all you…

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General Updates / Forum Maintenance

Hey everybody! It's been a while since we've posted some updates, so here we go! We have recently added the following to the site: Keyboard shortcuts for browsing through folders: left and right arrow keys Keyboard shortcut for posting a comment: ctrl+enter A "Recently Popular" section to the main…

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Applications Open

Hello again, Weasyl users! It's been a while since our last update; rest assured, our staff have been busy working away behind the scenes on new features and bigger, better coding updates. In the meantime, we are looking to bring on a few new moderators so we can continue to provide quick and effec…

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Announcing Weasyl IRC!

Do you like IRC? We do. We also like you, so we've decided to combine the two and make a public IRC channel. Hooray! What's IRC? I'm glad you asked. IRC is a thing on the internet you can use to talk to a bunch of people in a big fun group. Now you'll have the chance to interact with the Weasyl com…

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Weasyl Spotlight: Deriaz

Hey everyone! We'd like to introduce you to a new feature here at Weasyl: Weasyl Spotlight! This is a new semi-regular series where we will take a closer look at some of the great artists and creators of the Weasyl Community. Through these interviews, we hope to not only learn more about our wonder…

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Community Guidelines and Ratings Guide Adjustments

Hi again, Weasyl users! We're back and this time we have big news! We're here to announce the changes and alterations we've made to the Community Guidelines and Ratings Guide. We've gotten a lot of public and private feedback about our policies, so we've taken the time to address items which were i…

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Scheduled Downtime This Saturday April 26

Hey Everyone! Please be advised that the site will be down for approximately an hour on Saturday, April 26th at 8:00 PM PDT/2:00 AM UTC. We will be performing general maintenance on the site during this time. Follow our Twitter for updates on the progress of our work. We apologize for any inconveni…

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Updates. They just keep happening.

Hello again to everyone, especially you. We're back once again to let you know about all the goings-on behind the screens here at Weasyl, but first we want to thank everyone for their patience during our unannounced downtime this past week. For a full rundown on what happened, check out the post he…

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Post Mortem on Site Outage

Hey everyone. We just wanted to update everyone on what occurred during the recent outage. At around 7:30 PM EDT, the Weasyl mainsite, Redmine, and status page all went down, giving users a connection error. When we traced the issue back we found that our RAID card on our main ESXi server had an EC…

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Updates? We Got Some Fresh Ones For Ya!

Hello everyone! Now that we've sprung forward into April we wanted to take this opportunity to update you on some of the new improvements to Weasyl. Most of these changes have been a result of feedback from the community. If you recognize one of these changes as something you've asked for in the pa…

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Weasyl Conbadger for Anime Boston and FWA!

Hey Everyone! Attending a convention this weekend? Want a quick and easy way to identify yourself in the crowd AND promote your Weasyl page at the same time? Then look no further than the official Weasyl Conbadger! Click here to get started! Once you follow the instructions of the above link, you'l…

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Get Ready For Spring With Fresh Updates!

Hey everyone! We're back with another update filled with some great new features and improvements to our site thanks to your feedback. Let's jump right into it with our first big feature: Weasyl users now have the ability to "Hide" comments on their profiles, content, and journals as well as their…

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Update Regarding the Spam Attack

As you may be aware, Weasyl recently was hit by a spam attack. We have worked to clean up the mess the spammer has left. Thanks for reporting the issue to us and being patient. We ask that users do not 'reply' to spam attacks with their own submissions, as that may lead to further clean up from sta…

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New Mods and Downtime Notice

Hey all, First of all we would like to offer our congratulations to the new mods joining us today and everyone that applied. We had more applicants than we could have ever hoped for and were flattered by the number of users willing to volunteer their time to further help the site. There were many w…

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February Update

Hi again, everyone! We’re humbled by how active the site has been recently, and we wanted to let you know we’ve been active on our end as well. You may be aware of some of these updates already, but for those who might have missed them, we want to make sure you're informed. So if you're interested…

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Welcome, New Users!

Hello, everyone! First we'd like to express our gratitude for the recent spike in user activity, as we surpassed over 15,000 unique users active in a single day. In fact, yesterday there were 1,103,321 page views and 35,143 unique visitors. A big thanks to everyone who's contributed to Weasyl's eve…

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Recent Downtime

Over the last 24 hours, Weasyl has been subject to a few DDoS attacks on the site. Our dev team has been working hard to combat these attacks and mitigate them as quickly as possible. Rest assured, these are legitimate attacks and not because we can't handle the surge of traffic! When the site goes…

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Now Accepting Applications!

First and foremost we want to thank everyone for their continued support of Weasyl. This project has grown far beyond a simple coding project, and we intend to keep growing and providing a quality art site for you. Due to our continuing growth we are in need of moderators for both the forums and ma…

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Weasyl Conbadger For FC!

Hey everyone! Further Confusion is only a few days away, and we'll be represented there by one of our Directors, Inaki. Be sure to say hi if you see them! We'd also like to remind everyone attending to use our Weasyl Conbadger to make yourselves a badge that will link anyone who scans the QR Code o…

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Markdown Fixed!

Thanks to your reports and the work of our dev team, Markdown should now be working properly, specifically text alignment. As always, if you experience any issues with Markdown, please don't hesitate to contact us. Thank you!

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Markdown Conversion Update

Hey everyone! First we'd like to thank everyone for being patient with us during our conversion from BBcode to Markdown. You are simply the best! Thanks to your reports we are aware of an issue with the conversion where users are unable to center their text. Unfortunately, the HTML code is not conv…

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Markdown Update Postponement

Hello everyone! In regard to our last announcement, the conversion of existing data from BBCode to Markdown, as well as the update to Markdown support, has been postponed as the developer coordinating this feature has been unavailable today. We expect the conversion and update to go live on or befo…

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Better "Markdown" Your Calandars, Markdown Is Coming!

Hey everyone! A quick update for you here. Tomorrow, January 1, 2014, we will officially be switching over from BBcode to Markdown for all formatting syntax. All current text that has been formatted using BBcode will already be translated over to Markdown. If anything has not been translated, pleas…

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New Year, New Stuff

Happy Holidays, everyone. We appreciate your patience as we migrated servers this past weekend. We're back and we're better. We have more information on the migration, a few other updates, and a couple announcements/reminders in the post proper, so click the link to read on. The words "happy holida…

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Weasyl Server Migration

The mainsite is moving off of AYK! The migration will start on Thursday at midnight Pacific time (0300 Eastern; 0800 UTC) and is scheduled to take up to six hours to complete. We'll keep you posted about what's happening throughout.

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Happy Holidays From Weasyl!

Hello Everyone! As we near the holiday season and the coming of the new year, we want to wish Happy Holidays to all our users! We hope that you and yours are enjoying this most wonderful time of the year. First of all, we'd like to formally introduce our new Twitter account, @WeasylCritique. For mo…

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Happy Anniversary To Us + Updates!

Hey everybody. Before we get started with our recent updates we’d like to take this time to acknowledge our first anniversary of our Beta. While there’s still a long road to go, we’re very thankful for all the support, comments, and suggestions you’ve provided us over this past year and have remain…

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Servers on the Move!

Hey, everyone. We're back with a quick update for you. Weasyl is currently in the midst of moving our servers over to a new location which will provide us with the ability to optimize the site's performance for your enjoyment. As that is going on, we've had to delay the release of some updates to t…

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Get Featured in Weasyl Announcements!

Very quickly I'd like to thank everyone who saw myself and other Weasyl staff at Anthrocon this year. It was great meeting those of you who went and we really appreciate all the kind words you had to say about our site as well as your suggestions on how to improve the Weasyl experience. We look for…

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Anthrocon 2013 Weasyl Conbager and Buttons!

Are you going to Anthrocon this year? Then show off your Weasyl gallery to friends and fans alike with the Weasyl Conbager! Simply click on the link below and follow the instructions to print out your own personal badge complete with a QR code that when scanned with a mobile device will allow that…

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Updates and More!

Hello everyone. As you know, Weasyl is always hard at work improving our site. Our techs are working hard to implement new features and polish old ones. We'd like to update you on these changes. First, a big thanks to everyone who contributed to our IndieGogo campaign. We wouldn't have gotten off t…

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How We Handle Reports + Updates!

Hello, Users! Many of you have responded positively to our PSAs regarding how to report issues such as harassment and art theft, and we really appreciate your warm reception and commitment to help the Weasyl community! Some users have approached us wondering how exactly we handle those reports once…

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How to Report Art Theft

Hello Weasyl Users! We have another great tip for you regarding art theft and plagiarism. Here at Weasyl we take artistic rights and copyright very seriously and we feel respecting the rights of artists is the foundation for an art community. We want to make sure everyone is given credit for their…

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CG + Rating System Updates!

Hello again, Weasyl Community! Our staff has been listening to the feedback from our users since we opened up our site, and we've been hard at work improving many aspects of the site. Today we want to focus on the updates to our Community Guidelines and our Ratings Guidelines. We've updated our Com…

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Tagging: the Basics!

Hey Weasyl users! Have you been curious for a more specific overview of the tagging system? As you may know we’d like to encourage frequent and accurate use of tags, so as always, we’re here and we’re happy to help. While the post proper discusses the form and function in greater detail, here are s…

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Want To Be Featured In An Announcement?

Hey everyone! Have you noticed that in our tumblr and forum posts we post up pictures of our dear friend Wesley to go along with them? We are always looking for fan art of our mascot for our announcements, and yours could be in the next one! Simply draw a picture of Wesley in all his splendor and b…

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Quick Public Service Announcement: PLEASE READ!

Thursday, February 28th, 2013 at 10 PM PST all Weasyl users will be forcefully logged out of Weasyl. There is no anticipated downtime and you will be able to log back into your accounts immediately. We are simply performing a slight bit of maintenance to improve out session storage data. Thank you…

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How to Report Technical Issues + Updates!

We’re back with another reporting tip, this on how to get the best possible response from staff when addressing technical issues with the site. As you’re all aware, sites like ours often experience issues with slowdowns, unresponsive features, or even downtime. As we move forward in this beta perio…

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Weasyl Hotfixes!

Hello everyone! We've been listening to the feedback and we'd like to address a few changes to clear some things up around the site. Read More.

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Open Beta Launch Was A Success!

First off, let’s just say “Wow!” Your enthusiasm to join the site exceeded even our most lofty of expectations! Since we launched our open beta period on Valentine’s Day, we’ve received over 14,000 submissions by close to 6,000 new users at the time of this writing! We seriously cannot thank you al…

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Weasyl Luvs You - OPEN BETA

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! We have been overwhelmed by all the support and good will extended to us over the past year, especially once our closed beta had started. Our fans have been so helpful in spreading the word, offering ideas, and giving feedback and today, of all days, we wanted to ext…

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On Harassment and Reporting

Hey everyone! Hope you all had a good New Year and enjoyed your three day weekend for those of you who were observing! As we move into 2013, there are a couple of things we’d like to address towards the community, and we’d like to start with addressing how we deal with harassment and reporting. Rea…

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Happy Holidays From Weasyl!

Happy Holidays! Yes. We're still here. We don't want to say that Weasyl is to thank for repelling the apocalypse, but we do want to mention two important facts: 1) Weasyl exists. 2) The world didn't end. You can connect the dots however you like, but it's something to consider. We did, and we've ma…

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CG + Ratings Update And New Ferrets!

Hello again everyone! The holiday season is here, and the Weasyl staff have been hard at work preparing the revisions of our policies and Community Guidelines (CG). There are a couple changes we’d like to share with you all today. Since the opening of the beta, we’ve received considerable feedback…

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Multiple Site Logins + Notes Overhaul!

Hello again everyone! We hope you all enjoyed the holiday, your weekend, and have survived Black Friday with some wonderful deals. Today we'd like to announce the introduction of a couple of very convenient features for our users. Previously users were unable to have multiple sessions at once on mu…

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Patches and Fixes

Hello Weasyl users! We just wanted to take the time to thank everyone who has been reporting site bugs and offering suggestions to improve our features. Our coders have been working hard to develop patches, and with the helpful suggestions and comments of our community, Weasyl has once again taken…

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Ferret Applications Open

We are taking on 15 applicants to be new beta Ferrets. You can apply through our application on the forums, located at the top of the page. For more information about applications and the Ferret position, please visit our forum announcement for more details: Click here

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Maintenance Completed

We completed this week's maintenance early and Weasyl is back online! In these patch we have made the following changes to the site: • Added a 'Friends' page to user profiles. • Added 'Following' and 'Followed By' pages to user profiles. Thank you for your patience as we continue to improve Weasyl,…

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Upcoming Thursday Maintenance

As part of our regular Thursday patch, we will be taking Weasyl offline, briefly, later this evening to apply changes to the site and fix several bugs that our users have reported. We'll keep everyone updated if we need to extend this downtime. Thank you for your cooperation and the reports you've…

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Weasyl is Back Online!

We have successfully migrated to our new servers and have fixed several of the reported bugs. All accounts, content, and settings should be intact from before out move, but be sure to let us know if you have any problems. In the future, we will be applying site patches on Thursday evenings, which w…

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Weekend Maintenance, Ratings, and Tags

Hello everyone! This weekend, from Friday afternoon, to Sunday evening at the latest, we’ll be taking the beta site offline for some additional maintenance. We will also be doing work on transitioning to our new host, AYK, so we can get one step closer towards enabling invites. We greatly appreciat…

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And We're Back!

After a week of hard work, we're back online! For a full rundown of all the changes made during our downtime, see our forums for more information. If you find any additional bugs while using the site, or if you still haven't received an invite, please send an email to weasyl.sysop@gmail.com. Additi…

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Beta Site Available

We have now opened our site into beta testing. If you should encounter an error, please report it by going to our Site Support Forum.

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Hello Anthrocon!

We hope you're enjoying this first look at the live implementation of Weasyl's new layout! As always, we'll continue to post further updates on our tumblr blog as well as answer any questions you may have about the site. Thanks for attending our panel!