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 past, we’d like to thank you for bringing it to our attention! And without further ado, the updates:
First, we’ve created a page which fully lists all active streams which formerly show up randomized on the Weasyl front page “Streaming Now” feed. Simply click on the “View All” link to the right of “Streaming Now” to view all currently active streams.
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!
Once you follow the instructions of the above link, you’ll be able to print out your own custom Weasyl Con Badge featuring your profile’s avatar and a QR code which, when scanned with any mobile device, will take someone to your Weasyl page!
Print one out today and enjoy your con!
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 own comments. You can do this by looking at the top-right hand corner of a given comment and click on the “Hide” button. Comments that are hidden will not leave a notification that they’ve been hidden.
You may find a few more notifications in your inbox. This is because we’ve added notifications and history for any and all tagging on your content. If a community member adds tags to your work, you will know exactly who placed a tag.
We’ve also changed the way that “view counts” are tallied. Previously, view counts on user pages and content were accumulated solely by registered users of Weasyl once they’ve logged in and viewed your page or content. Now, unregistered or users who aren’t a logged in will also be accounted for in your views.
One of the most heavily requested changes has gone live! Thumbnails no longer require “hovering” over them with your mouse to view the name and creator of a submission. These have now been placed below thumbnails on the front page, when browsing, and in galleries.
We’ve also updated our staff listings. Previously, staff only ever held the title of “Admin” or “Mod”. We’ve now expanded to add “Director”, “Dev”, and “Tech”. Now you’ll have a better idea of what staff are replying to you!
And finally, we’ve adjusted the user-linking code in Markdown. Please be sure to check out our Markdown Guide here for more information.
A few known bugs have also been recently addressed, including issues with Friends listings, Collections filters and ratings, as well as issues with folder options.
One quick announcement we’re especially proud of: we’ve recently reached 500,000 submissions hosted on Weasyl! We do really appreciate your involvement with the site and uploading your content here. We look forward to seeing the next 500,000 submissions.
Thanks again for all your feedback. Without you, a lot of these changes wouldn’t have been possible. And if you have any other questions, comments or suggestions, or simply want to get more involved in the Weasyl Community, please be sure to follow us on Twitter and Tumblr, as well as join our forums.
We’ll see you soon!
Art by Thestory.
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 worthy applicants, far more than we could accept, but if your application was not accepted this round we would love to see you apply again. For now we will begin training our new moderators and are looking forward to further bringing our staff and users closer together.
As we start another chapter for Weasyl we thought this would be a good time to apply some major work from our tech team as well. There will be some minor downtime planned for February 11th, 3am PST in order to apply some improvements which will keep the site operating for a long time. We hope to accomplish our work quickly and keep the inconvenience and interruption to a minimum. In the meantime feel free to visit us on the forums to take part in the community.
Thank you for your patience and continued support.
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.
First of all, we’ve introduced additional functionality to our folders. In addition to changing the directory for your folders, we’ve included options allowing you to control how submissions appear! Users can now use folders to rotate featured submissions on their profile. Maybe you don’t want submissions in a certain folder to send out notifications? Users can now do that, too— even if you just don’t want it to show up on the front page! If you’d like to create a folder for scraps or avoid a flood of work showing up to your followers, these options are now available to you.
Additionally, we’ve noted Critique Wanted and Friends-Only submissions as such on their pages as well as giving submissions’ download links names that include the artist and the title. We’ve also allowed a preview window for your comments so you can know exactly how your comment will look before you submit it. For those still unfamiliar with the nomenclature of Markdown, please check out the guide on our help page here, as well as our new guides on how best to search and how best to implement your folders.
We’re always looking for suggestions on how to improve the site, so we’ve implemented a public bug and feature tracker here. We’ve made significant improvements to our backend, worked to prevent Weasyl emails going to spam, and added page titles to user pages. We’ve also removed the ability to favorite your own work, as well as fixed a bug that disallowed the option to view submissions with tags on your block list. But there is always space for improvement! If something about the site is troubling you or if there is a feature you’d like to see implemented, please do not hesitate to track it.
Thanks again to everyone who has given Weasyl a shot, and thanks to everyone who took the time to submit moderator applications! We’ll be back with more news in that regard soon.
If you haven’t added us on Tumblr and Twitter, please do so if you’re interested. Also, consider joining the Weasyl community on our forums. Additionally, you can always contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art by TheStory