tonight i will be not working on your commission, but tomorrow before and after breakfast i will be partitioning my time to work on your commission! i hope i can reach you this way… you need to turn your ask on!
Q:I may be misinterpreting your tone of the ship analogy between FA and Weasyl, but do you no longer like Weasyl? I am probably 100% out of touch with everything but I had thought you were one of the Weasyl backers way back.
I actually used to work as an admin with weasyl up until about a year ago this month. I was on staff from before beta and primarily during closed beta (I was most active at this point). I was fired for the most retarded of reasons (a picture of weed on my instagram from FC 2013, despite other weasyl staff smoking up at FC, and a tshirt that said “WEASYLSTAR HIPHOP” that I got peer approval to make by staff in private chats before hand but conveniently forgot about when I wore it to FC), was offered the chance to come back with a diminished role, and turned it down. A month later they launched public beta without actually making any of the changes to issues found during closed beta.
It’s hard to support weasyl when they have no obvious revenue plan (no ads, no premium service), nearly none of the promised indiegogo backer perks delivered, a lameduck assortment of staff and a website that, a year after public beta launch, is still virtually the same website it was during closed beta. It’s staff are great at moderating the website, but they are not business people nor are they the competent visionaries needed to drive the website forward. They are akin to forum moderators or bureaucrats who can direct policy but not pilot a company in the ways they need it to go. They don’t know what they are doing and if Weasyl succeeds, it will be purely dumb luck gleaned from the Furaffinity’s misfortunes.
Weasyl is no different than FA in the way that both websites promise lofty features but never deliver. The only difference is that FA has a rapist on staff.