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Weasyl: The Next Craze?

I know it's been a few months since this new site has came up.  But there are a few things that I see that already wrong with the place.  First of all, it's invite only.  Now why would an art site be invite only?  Sure it's to insure that no trolls and 4chan annons can come in and randomly post random and offensive pictures and flood the site.  But then again, whose to say that the members there haven't invited them already.  I just think that was a stupid idea.  Not to mention that it has a secluded feeling.  "Only cool people can be invited to Weasyl."

Secondly, it's not cub(+18) friendly.  So simply put, Weasyl is not only "Cool Kids" invite, but it's also FA without the crappy admins.  Granted, if everyone that I use to watch at FA go to Weasyl, then I might consider going there just to see their art and music once again.  I do miss some of the work they have and I can't access them as a guest because now FA has the feature that can block guests from seeing the artist's work.  Even IF it's safe to look at.  And why it that?  It's not like they can comment in the first place.  But that's another rant.

Ferrets.  Ferrets?  Yes, Ferrets.  I will give Weasyl credit because they are not afraid to admit that there will be members watching your submissions.  That's what a "Ferret" is.  They can go through member's submissions to see if any of them violates the TOS.  However, they do not have the ability to see who posted it.  So worse case scenario, the admins or mods may remove the image, but you will not be in serious trouble....at least I don't think.

Another thing that I've read is that it's possible to have a paid account.  Does this mean that you can purchase original art from those that sell the actual piece?  I'm not really sure, but it does seem that way.  Just bare in mind that I was reading the information from their links and FAQs there.  All in all, even though Weasyl does show promise, it's still not 100% art friendly like Inkbunny here.  The things that bums me out is the Invite Only and Ferrets.  But, at least they say what the TOS is first and foremost unlike FA that was once fully art free until they switched it up out of nowhere.

So what do you guys think?  Is it worth going just to have it?  Or is it just an Inkbunny knockoff with FA rules implied?

*Not leaving Inkbunny anytime soon*

-Frostcat
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Added: 6 years ago
 
InuyashaWolf
6 years ago
well i can give an Invite if you want, and its only in invite while its In beta. after that it will be open to people. Or So I've heard. and  yeah its not cub friendly but thats not a  deal breaker, there's lots of neat functions on it too that's better than IB and FA together so yeah
frostcat
6 years ago
That's the other thing...how do I get the invite?  via e-mail, PM...?  I'll accept the offer to see how Weasyl plays out.
InuyashaWolf
6 years ago
You give me your email and I send it, and you just do as It says, takes a couple hours for it to process but you may get lucky and it may go through quick. I did it when I was gettin ready for bed so it didnt bother me
frostcat
6 years ago
Sure.  It's frostcat_mobian@hotmial.com  (For the other readers, It's at the profile info page too. :P )
InuyashaWolf
6 years ago
derp.... apparently I have to wait 2 weeks before I can invite people X.x *sigh* well if you dont have an invite in 2 weeks we can try again, i barely signed up yesterday
 so i am still learning these things
frostcat
6 years ago
That's cool.  I'm in no rush. :P
frostcat
5 years, 11 months ago
Any invitations left? :P
InuyashaWolf
5 years, 11 months ago
oh yes yes! sorry about that!
InuyashaWolf
5 years, 11 months ago
sent! sorry i took so long to reply been soo busy I haven't been on my computer
frostcat
5 years, 11 months ago
I don't think I've gotten anything yet :P
InuyashaWolf
5 years, 11 months ago
hmm interesting, i sent it. was the email you gave me correct?
Thanatos
6 years ago
Hmm no cub...well that settles that
frostcat
6 years ago
Yeah, this will still be my main site.  But it won't hurt to take a look for myself to fully critique.
KevinSnowpaw
6 years ago
flaver of the week =p
Thanatos
6 years ago
Flavor of the week: Kevin Snowballs
supremekitten
6 years ago
For me right now that site has nothing to offer, so I would have to say no.
rick2tails
6 years ago
I just joined it  today getting an invite from someone. It is in Beta right now.The site will be free to everyone at the beginning of the new year.Its just in the test phase. I wouldnt be upset if it ends up replacing FA myself.
DraculJOSHI
6 years ago
actually, the invite only thing could just be, because they haven't gotten a big server infrastructure yet to handle the traffic that might be generated by letting anyone join. I seam to remember, that Inkbunny was also Invite only for a few months.

And yes, it is FA without the crappy admins and a better UI. That's what a few of the mods said was their design choice. I really think that is a good thing though, it speaks to a different audience than Inkbunny, namely the cub-intollerant people that can still be very nice mind you and it frees them from FA's tyranny. Overall, I think it's a good thing, just not interresting for me since I actually like IB.
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