Hope y'all are doing well and staying safe.
Just a quick update to announce that today we introduced a new featured called 'Active Character' – you can create and pose as your OCs while using the site! Check it out in your Account Dashboard!
Sheezy is now running on freshly built software called RE2 (ry’s engine 2.0) – I’ve spent the past month revamping Sheezy’s internals and building this bespoke new engine from scratch, and I’m sure you can all agree the performance gains were worth the work!
I also managed to squeeze in some extra updates:AWARDS! The Sheezy Spotlight award will now rotate every 8 hours, and we’re working behind the scenes on some fun new awards to dish out too - Patreon subscribers will have access to these once they’re ready! HTML5 Games can now be uploaded – these are still experimental so expect to see some bugs! Audio submissions have been treated to a lovely new audio player, freshly built from the ground up for speed and style Advanced image compression keeps your storage space usage as low as possible giving you more room for new uploads Brand new page designs for News, Journals and Notifications Fresh interface revamp for your Settings Dashboard Clearer and more representative UI for Journals and News posts Improvements to site search And more!
Given that this is a pretty massive update, there will undoubtedly be bugs and issues and whatnot. Please feel free to come scream at me on our Discord Server if you notice something looks a bit broken!
Enjoy and take it easy,
Just wanted to post a quick announcement to make you all aware of some of our awesome new features that landed this week!
To start with, the search page has been overhauled and a "Browse" button has been added to the header - we recommend you give it a try and see if you can discover some new stuff!
The comments system has also undergone a number of improvements - not only can comments now be infinitely threaded but you can now hide comments on your artwork and news posts if you don't vibe with what they're saying. Hidden comments are hidden for everyone except the comment author and moderators - hopefully this will make public comments feel a little more positive and nullify any potential hostility.
The upload page now houses a "Replacement File" field! You can update any of your artworks - images, videos, audio and flash submissions can all now be amended.
Hope you're enjoying the site and keeping it real!
Just checkin' in and wanted to say it's super nice to see so much amazing art turning up on the site. We're seeing some seriously brilliant talent!
The response to this project has been overwhelmingly positive so far - thank you for signing up and for being a part of this awesome community.
I'd also like to mention that we do, in fact, have a Patreon campaign going - if you'd like to jazz up your profile with an animated avatar, cover photo or profile background image, we would really appreciate your support! Patrons also get unlimited storage space for their artwork and will also gain access to some exclusive extra features that will be added to the site soon, including custom Awards, additional profile blocks and more!
Thank you again just for being here, we love you all.
It's been so humbling to see new users bringing some awesome art to the site recently - thank you for being a part of this crazy project!
Just wanted to clarify some things regarding the Discord server:
In order to access the community and discussion channels within the server you must first link your sheezy account. You can do this from Account Settings > Integrations.
I have some exciting new features planned around this integration stuff, so keep your eyes peeled and keep up the great work!
I feel it's time to open the site up to the public beta stage – so welcome!
Please be aware that the site is in very early development and will be changing a lot over the coming months and (hopefully) years as I add more features and fix more bugs.
Let me know in the Discord server (link in the footer) if you come across any bugs or issues, or even just if you fancy having a chat!
Welcome to all of our wonderful BETA testers - the new Sheezy grows a little more "complete" every day and it's been really cool to have so many of you helping me test it out as new features develop.
There are a number of things that I'm working on right now;Streamlined uploader Tags (replacing 'Categories') (done!) Awards system Social media integration
And this is just the shortlist of stuff I want to get done this side of the year. I have so many awesome plans for the site and they're only going to improve our chances of bringing back that all-important community vibe.
Take it sheezy (sorry)