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Small update

So its been a long long time, and over the years ive had it at the back of my mind of what to do with this site and kind of been putting it off. A long time ago i was thinking about passing it on to someone else but with all the faff that brought up, it demotivated me even more and external mortification is a massive +/- for me. But the main thing that stopped me with that was the domain as i use it for my email. In general ive kinda moved away from all this and moved on with other things in my life and its been so much less stressful than dealing with this site/peoples problems.

I just wanted to put this out there to see what people think, because if it wasnt for people liking and using the site then i would of just turned it off a long time ago. But over the years the monthly cost of around 70 pound has added up and i could be putting that torwards other things in my life, and seeing that each month just reminds me of all this 

Colliefan · 2 months ago · 5 Replies

Please don't switch this site off as its not only the most friendly furry site on the net its my main site too.
Have you thought about advertising or doing other things to offset the cost like SF and FA do?
I'm sure fur cons would pay to advertise on your site as well as fursuit makers, artists and other things people in the fandom buy.

As long as you don't go too far like FA has, forcing people to use ad blockers then you could bring a little money in, maybe more than the upkeep of the site.

Bun Fluffpaws · 2 months ago

There is already advertising on the site, but that's part of why I don't want to continue the site, just the amount of energy it took to keep on top of those things was exhausting, Its more of the reminder to do something about the site than anything else 

Colliefan · 2 months ago

You could do with some more staff to help you.

Bun Fluffpaws · 2 months ago

Thats part of what tired me out so much the last times, like the people are nice but managing them and keeping on top of things is the bit thats draining. I enjoyed making it but the rest of it i just dont feel is worth the stress.

Bun Fluffpaws · 2 months ago

Even looking at the stats on this post, its been viewed 6 times, so yes it might be sad for some but i feel like most wouldnt miss out on it being gone

Colliefan · 2 months ago

I would be happy to be a mod here, I can't do coding or anything like that but I could help with disputes and maybe take some strain off people who's time could be better used.

defcon · 1 month ago

Hmm i may be a little late to seeing this but i have a proposition. Maybe you like some sort of contest were the best artist of this site could challenge the artist of other sites like e621 or furaffinity so those who dont know about this site to see we have good art too.

Replic · 3 weeks ago

Like Bun said, the website isn't working out as intended.

Advertising only works well with a much more active website, the costs to keep this up is way more than it gets back.

HexeKatze · 1 week ago · 1 Reply

I actually really like the website, is there anything your members can do to help out? I may be new but I do want to help ;u;

Replic · 6 days ago

Sadly no, it would need a big increase in members and activeness to maybe give it a shot.

We tried to work on 2.0 with the intent of users being able to help out, but the thing is that it's taking to long to fix that.

Second mockup of 2.0

Time for another update, if you haven't seen our Twitter yet, we will be updating that more frequently then we will post announcements here, so give a look at https://twitter.com/Furiffic if you have not done so :)

That said, we got another Mockup for you guys:

  

The idea of the reworked character page is to give more information about the character using tags, tags will be a big system into the website to discover more content, but also to help you out quicker with submitting art, because, lets say, you submit art that involves your character, the tags that are used for your character will then be added also on the submission.

Explanation about tags will be a later update though, for now this is the first look of the Character Page, some things may still change.

Also, we will have some more information soon regarding supporting the website and giving feedback for it, feedback is important to us and in the future we will have more about that!

Thank you for reading and until the next one!

 

Twitter and first mockup of 2.0

We have updated our Twitter to keep you more up to date with smaller updates, we also posted the first mockup of Furiffic 2.0 there, with more to come :)

https://twitter.com/Furiffic

Spread the word, let the others know, we are working on it!


Colliefan · 8 months ago · 3 Replies

I can say already the mis matched sized thumbnails are a pet hate of mine and the main reason I stopped using Weasyl. 
I do hope there's the option to disable that.

You want to be very careful of any changes and the only way to please everyone is to have an option in place to tailor the site to each person. Yiffstar (Sofurry) did a full redesign in late 09 that was a disaster, they made the site in the dark with no users feedback and tested it the same way, they changed everything people liked in favour of newer is better even when it isn't as good as what it replaces.
Knowing the site wasn't ready they pushed on to hit the release date rather than wait or keep the old site up a few more weeks or months until the new site was stable, bad enough to have the site gutted the way it was without it being broken on top of that.
People hated Sofurry and rather than take it down they pressed on for years making people leave and turning the site into a warzone until they scrapped it and made a new a site to replace the new site.
Please don't make those mistakes as 11 nearly 12 years later Sofurry has never fully recovered.

Replic · 8 months ago

Answered this on my journal :)

Colliefan · 8 months ago

Sorry for the repost, I just want to make sure it gets seen.

Replic · 8 months ago

No worries :) I try my best to see everything

Flare_the_wolf · 3 months ago

hi im new here lol