Sheezy.Art
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The official Sheezy.Art blog

Registrations Now Open!

Posted 3 months ago

That's right!

Every 8 hours, we'll be releasing 10 new registration slots! Head to sheezy.art/register to grab yours!

Also, every Friday at 7PM GMT we'll be hosting a Sheezy Stream over on Twitch wherein we’ll be giving away 10 Subscriptions at the end of each stream!

If you'd like to enter the prize draw, simply fill out our Subscriber Giveaway Form! We'll keep your username in the roster until you win.

Note that existing subscribers are not eligible to win, but you can still enter a friend's username if you want to gift the subscription to them!

Here We Go Again!

Posted 4 months ago

In case you couldn't catch our most recent Twitch Stream – Original Members may now sign in!

If you had an account on the site back in 2021/22 - and you didn't remove it before we shut down - you'll be able to sign in using your original information.

Frequently Asked Questions

We're sure you'll have plenty of questions, so to help you along we've included some of the most prominent ones that we tend to get asked in this post for your convenience;


I deleted my account before the site shut down. Can I get it back?

I'm afraid not. Account deletion is permanent - there is a possibility for us to recover some of your artwork files, but your account itself cannot be recovered.


I found a bug, or the site is behaving strangely. What do I do?

Please get in touch with our Technical Helpers - either on their profiles or in our Discord Server. If you're 100% sure what you've found is a bug, take a look in our GitHub Issues page to see if it's been reported already. If not, feel free to open a new issue!


I don't have an account. Can I gain access?

We're still offering Early Access to Subscribers! You can subscribe by heading to our Subscribe Page and selecting a payment provider.

Remember to Claim Your Account when you're done!


I have an account and I've subscribed but I can't see my benefits. What gives?

You'll need to link your accounts under Account Settings – you can link your Ko-Fi, Patreon and PayPal accounts, which should automatically assign your payment to your account for you.


How can I reset my password?

Head to the sign in page and click the 'Help' link.


What benefits will I receive for subscribing?

You can check out our subscriber benefits on the Subscribe Page.


I'd like to help out! Can I apply to join your staff?

Absolutely! You must be 18 or over, and ideally have previous moderation/helper experience. Please feel free to fill out our Application Form.


As always, if you ever have any questions that you can't find the answer to - Our Helpers are happy to help out, or you can hop into our Discord Server and ask in there. Alternatively, you can always email us.

Roadmap Update

Posted 6 months ago

G’day! This post will be a long one, you have been warned!

There has been some confusion as of late about what our current plan/roadmap is looking like, plus some other queries regarding information that’s already out there floating around. Hopefully this will provide the clarification you are looking for.

Firstly we apologize for dropping the ball. We’re always learning and are trying our very best, but are somewhat limited in terms of resources, and with a lot of Ry’s focus being the site itself there are some important things that were allowed to slip through the cracks.


January 1st – subscribers will be added to the Private Beta

This can be considered “early access”.

This decision was made for a number of reasons:

  • Subscribers will receive one of the benefits they are paying for - early access entry. It is, in fact, a benefit.
  • We can stress test the site's server and the staff can get accustomed to the content moderation flow, without us all getting immediately overwhelmed.
  • It will give Ry more time to fix bugs and make improvements where necessary. We want to deliver a smooth, well-performing site, and that only happens through rigorous testing and bugfixing.

More to note on this:

  • It has been speculated previously that content would be wiped when the site goes live following beta testing. This is not the case. After January 1st, there will be no more site wipes.
  • Regarding tier access, any of our subscriber tiers will gain you early access to the site. The lowest tier price is $3.
  • To be clear – this is not a pay-to-enter scheme. Subscribers are simply getting very brief early access for the sake of testing.
  • You can subscribe at any point before or during early access to gain entry.
  • We understand not everyone is happy with this decision and apologize wholeheartedly for not communicating this plan better before now. We are actively working on improving our communication.

Previous site members who are not subscribed will gain access in early February

  • This timeframe is subject to change due to any number of issues that may arise but we are hopeful that it will be accurate.
  • If this timeframe does change, we will inform everyone as soon as we are able via our social platforms and Discord announcements channel.

If all goes well we will begin registration rollouts in early March

  • If the site performs well and no more breaking issues are uncovered, we will slowly begin rolling out registration slots for new users.
  • There is currently no timeframe for this - as soon as we are more confident about when we can begin this phase, we will make an announcement via out social platforms and Discord announcements channel.
  • Rollouts will begin on March 1st in chunks of 250 registration slots. The slots will be announced well in advance and will be first come, first served.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to a member of staff on Discord, Twitter or BlueSky - we always have our ears to the ground and rely on you - our wonderful community - to help us grow and improve!

It's Been a While

Posted 8 months ago

Hey everyone.

It’s been a little while, hasn’t it?

When I first released Sheezy.Art Beta to the public in 2020 I, we, were absolutely blown away by the response it received.

They say everyone needs a hobby, and my hobby, as silly as it might seem, is building websites. I never originally intended to release the thing at all - so you can imagine my surprise when, a year later, we were inundated with thousands of passionate artists wanting to be a part of our fun little adventure.

Unfortunately, timing was simply not on our side back then. I and many of the other Sheezy team members were only a few months into a university course, attended with the intention of becoming a qualified animator to satisfy my other hobby. I was an unemployed student, relying on student loans to survive, and suddenly I also had a bustling community to tend to and pay for.

It was damn near killing me.

Shutting down the site was a decision that followed a lot of sleepless nights - I was devastated to lose something so special, and I know that a lot of you were devastated too, which only made the decision harder.

Despite letting it go and retreating back into my hermit shell to recuperate for the last couple years, all I’ve been able to think about, every waking hour of every day, has been Sheezy. Not necessarily the website, but you. All of you.

I did you dirty by creating this community and wrenching it away so suddenly. And I’m sorry. From the bottom of my heart, I’m sorry.

Of course, circumstances were out of my control. But I still failed you, and that’s something that’s been eating away at me ever since.

Fortunately, time heals all wounds.

Things are different now - you’ll either be happy or indifferent to hear that I graduate this November and no longer have any working commitments whatsoever.

I got married! And my wife just so happens to be one of the most supportive and loving people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing.

The planets have aligned, so to speak, and so, in typical Ry fashion, I have been building a website in my free time.

Sheezy.Art Version 2 will be available for beta testing at the end of November.

The original team is backing me up once again, and we will be opening a brand new Discord server on Halloween 🎃

Come join us for our inaugural Sheezy Discord Stream at 6pm GMT on October 31st. There may well be a couple treats in it for you!

I know a lot of you will have many questions - and we’ll be around on Discord to answer them for you.

To answer some of the questions I’ve seen floating around already:

  • It’s still me, Ry, developing the site by myself
  • The original core team is still here, raring to go - we’re hoping to re-recruit more of the originals as time goes on
  • Our rules, terms and policies remain exactly as they were right before the site shut down. Nothing has changed there
  • Your data and artwork will be waiting for you where you left it, providing you didn’t delete it before the shutdown
  • Your account will be hidden by default, and you’ll need to sign in once the site is ready to make it public. I want to give everyone a chance to tidy things up a bit - it has been a few years, after all
  • The new site is built with React - at a certain point I realised it was apt for me to get with the times
  • We are thoroughly anti-NFT, anti-crypto, and are actively figuring out how we should approach AI art

I am very opinionated when it comes to AI. For the site’s various functions, there is a possibility that I might implement some kind of AI to ease the burden on our moderators, but I want to make sure that nobody’s data is going anywhere they don’t want it to go. We’ll be actively discussing AI art as a team and will also field it to the community as to how we should approach it - whether we ban it outright or implement strict tagging criteria. But that’s a conversation for later on down the road.

One of the most important questions I see people asking is “How can we trust you?” - and it’s a fair question. I understand that perspective completely, and I don’t blame you at all for wondering.

Frankly, I can’t give you a good answer. I’m just some British guy who likes building websites and making art, and who wants to meet and hang out with other artists.

Whether you trust me or not is up to you - but I hope you’ll agree with me when I say that whether the site succeeds or fails, having a community come together the way ours did is an immaculate treasure, and something that I’d be overjoyed to be a part of once again.

Also - to speak candidly - I have no interest in doing anything else with my time. I want Sheezy to be my career. I’m more than willing to pour all of my blood, sweat and tears into making this an online home that we can all be proud of, and all feel safe within.

This time around, I have been lucky enough to secure a small bundle of funding that can go straight toward hosting and service costs. Monetisation will likely happen much the same way it did before - Patreon goodies, Discord extras, etc. I am still adamant about avoiding ads.

I’m excited beyond words at the prospect of bringing back our charming little ethos to this colourful corner of the internet - and we, the Sheezy team, really hope to see you around.

Can’t wait to get this thing built!

See you soon,  
Ry

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