>>3098046 The secret is that after a certain point, it doesn't really matter how big you are, as long as each member gets enough relevant traffic to keep them satisfied.
Weasyl suffers from too wide a focus ("the creative world") and a high submitter-to-viewer ratio, making it hard for some potential users to justify a regular time investment.
There's already a creativity-dump for furries; it's called FA. Most casual furs are happy with it as a feed. Weasyl's unique selling propositions are largely lost on them; and most artists trying to make a living off furry art can't afford to be exclusive.
>>3098531 Inkbunny's traffic grows around 25-30% a year. We're comfortable with that. Our goal is not to reach FA's size or usurp their audience, but to serve the furry fans who wish to use our site.
This means we don't need to splash out for a 32TB RAID array, nor adjust our policies to cater to a wider audience. We could allow outright depictions of sex with some humans, but it'd be a legal risk, and a distraction from our core mission, so we don't.
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