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    Personally, I have an interest in photomanipulations, but FA seems to be really mixed on those. Some are allowed and some aren't, even though the pictoral content can be quite similar in how manipulated the picture is.

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    I'm trying to find places to migrate from Sheezy. That site is seriously just dying (even though it has been for years), and I'm in the market for alternatives. Weasyl is showing a lot of promise, so far.

    While I have a DA, I hardly use it. The pervasive advertising on that site just pulls all kinds of temper triggers in my brain, because I hate obnoxious advertising like that. And I hate when half of a site's features are premium / subscription-based only, unless the site is specifically advertised as "free trials" and not "free accounts."

    Furaffinity just has way too much porn and not enough ways to avoid it. While I'm active on their forums (Hi FAF.), I kind of avoid the main site. Thankfully, this site has filters and what looks like stricter rules when it comes to people improperly rating their work. So no more diapers or inflation anywhere near my eyes. Happy times.

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    I've had a dA for a verrryyy long time but I really just don't use it ever since I got on FA and Weasyl. Aside from not having enough fantasy art (elves and stuff! WHOO) Weasyl/FA suits my tastes more. Plus dA has why to much crap, porn being labeled as "tasteful nudity" and stuff like that. Thing is with me, I don't like looking at naked humans, but cartoons don't faze me nearly as much. I'm just weird like that. XD

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    I still use both but I still frequent DA more so than Weasyl at the moment. DA provides practically all I need without even touching premium membership but I basically just use it to see my progress over the years. I'm not a great artist but with Weasyl I'm hoping to try my luck with a site that has many like-minded people who appreciate Anthro art.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vae View Post
    I'm trying to find places to migrate from Sheezy. That site is seriously just dying (even though it has been for years), and I'm in the market for alternatives. Weasyl is showing a lot of promise, so far.

    While I have a DA, I hardly use it. The pervasive advertising on that site just pulls all kinds of temper triggers in my brain, because I hate obnoxious advertising like that. And I hate when half of a site's features are premium / subscription-based only, unless the site is specifically advertised as "free trials" and not "free accounts."

    Furaffinity just has way too much porn and not enough ways to avoid it. While I'm active on their forums (Hi FAF.), I kind of avoid the main site. Thankfully, this site has filters and what looks like stricter rules when it comes to people improperly rating their work. So no more diapers or inflation anywhere near my eyes. Happy times.
    It's literally to the point where I know a character isn't popular if I DON'T see inflation/muscle picks of them on the first page of my FA search results. I'll actually get disappointed if I don't see one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tapeworm View Post
    I hope I don't offend anyone here by saying this, but I think it's kinda stupid to leave a site because your art isn't looked at as much.
    To me, that's like not drawing at all because you don't get commissions.

    I really don't like DA because of the really bad community, but at least amusing drama comes from it.
    The only reason I'm still on there is because of friends that don't go on any other site I go on.
    I know this post is from the first page and kinda old, but I just kind of need to throw in my two cents on it.

    I think leaving an art site because your art isn't looked at is perfectly valid, and not at all like not drawing because you don't get commissions. The whole point in posting our art on these websites is so that people will see it, and if you're on a site where no one is looking.. well, you're kind of wasting your time by uploading it and putting it out there. I myself have just decided to take a vacation from FA because I feel like I don't really have much of an audience there, and if I am going to be posting my work on the internet I'd like to at least know someone is looking or commenting what they think of it - and if no one is, I will gladly just keep it to myself because I don't need an art website to enjoy my own work, haha.

    Just my two bits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vae View Post
    And I hate when half of a site's features are premium / subscription-based only, unless the site is specifically advertised as "free trials" and not "free accounts."
    To me this is one of the biggest birds a site can flip at its userbase. It's what actually led to me kissing RuneScape's sorry ass goodbye before the Grand Exchange as literally at least 75% of the actual game was locked away unless you paid their subscription.
    Meanwhile, in #CoE...

    [20:12:26] <+Dark> "He's dead, Jim."
    [20:14:11] <Nate|phone> My name's not Jim
    [20:14:20] <Nate|phone> And Starr's not a guy
    [20:15:18] <Nate|phone> ...
    [20:17:20] <+Cerberus> And Shadow's not a callgirl.
    [20:17:52] <+Dark> LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by athdaraxen View Post
    I've had a dA for a verrryyy long time but I really just don't use it ever since I got on FA and Weasyl. Aside from not having enough fantasy art (elves and stuff! WHOO) Weasyl/FA suits my tastes more. Plus dA has why to much crap, porn being labeled as "tasteful nudity" and stuff like that. Thing is with me, I don't like looking at naked humans, but cartoons don't faze me nearly as much. I'm just weird like that. XD
    That's pretty much the reason why I left. I was reporting things that were against their rules but they never did anything about it. Kind of angering when it was almost a regular occurrence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark View Post
    To me this is one of the biggest birds a site can flip at its userbase. It's what actually led to me kissing RuneScape's sorry ass goodbye before the Grand Exchange as literally at least 75% of the actual game was locked away unless you paid their subscription.
    I'm not so sure the Free-To-Play Game Model and Art Sites are good comparisons.

    One actually impedes and ceases the ability to move forward, the other is merely a constant restriction of additional services.

    F2P games often use this money for further development, Art Sites do not quite have that same deal going on.

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    I still use dA and FA (mainly because the only people I talk to are only on there), but I'd like to migrate over here. I can't say I've noticed a drop in activity on dA, though.

 

 

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