The secret testing version of Weasyl

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Posted by charmander

12 March 2021 at 23:41:23 MST

March 19th update: Thank you for testing, everyone! The main website has now been upgraded.

We’ve been working on some wide-reaching changes to Weasyl and could use your help with one last round of testing! If you have a moment to log in, please try using https://testing.weasyl.com/ over the next week in place of the normal https://www.weasyl.com/. As is traditional, the changes are supposed to be invisible, so with any luck you’ll find that it’s exactly the same as the website you’re used to. If you find otherwise, we’d appreciate any bug reports or improvement suggestions sent to support@weasyl.dev. :)

Also, for those curious about the specific technical details of the change: we’re moving from Python 2 to Python 3! And for the even more curious, Weasyl is open-source, so feel free to see the code behind all this at https://github.com/Weasyl/weasyl.

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    I anticipate RSS feed subscriptions for artists and site-updates at some point, when manpower has the energy & time for it of course. No other art-site I've been to supports RSS subscriptions, which is a shame, since I like to unify updates to my favorite things in one spot. :D

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      I really hope they add RSS

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    I might spend a little time withe it. One thing I have noticed is how surprisingly responsive it is, even on my really shity mobile plan.

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    I will definitely be testing!
    I dunno where to leave suggestions (not bugs), but have you considered making submission management more convenient? Like mass deleting? Or having a set of frequently used tags up as suggestions? :)

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      Those would be really cool things to add! I second this motion!!

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    Seems to work for me.

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    I'll try it.

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    I just tried the testing part, and it works fine. I might try the "Submit" function soon.

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    I can't really login cos the 2 factor auth thingy doesn't work, but i'm looking forward to the update! ^-^

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      I have it on too and was able to log in. Hmm. We’ll look into it!

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        yay! ^-^ btw i just want you guys to know that weasyl is one of my favourite sites, thank you ^w^

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    I tested it for a bit and have found no issues so far. One thing of note though is I do think the site is running faster on the testing version so that's interesting.

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    So far so good! 🐻👍

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    I did not even know that was happening.

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    Only somewhat related...
    Is it possible to install the open source version on a hosted shared server? I have a friend that wanted to try it, but it was giving him fits.

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      Probably, but I wouldn’t recommend it. Is it just to experiment with, or are you hoping to set up a production website of some kind?

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        Just a small community group type thing, so nothing that will stretch it at all. We just really like the feel of this place and it supports a lot of formats.

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    SFW filtering isn't working correctly. I had to add tags.

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    Still looks the same to me... Is the community still active in general here or something?

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    Great news and great work! I was wondering when this day would come. My sincerest apologies for the lack of foresight that went into choosing Python 2, as I'm sure update this was no simple task.

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      Appreciate it ❤️

      And hey, Python changed a lot in nine years. Thanks for making Weasyl!

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    "Also, weasyl is now open source." Holy moly, this is why I love Weasyl more compared to FA and DA by a loooooooong shot.