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free to use image templates for user pages

Myshanti 4 years ago updated by Digby (Community Manager) 3 years ago 1

The site looks nice, and one of the things that looks particularly good is all the places you can have pictures. I'm hoping the layout will change to something along the lines of this https://support.furrynetwork.com/topics/459-userpage-layout-changes/ rather than just a newsfeed, with plenty of places to feature your original character. A lot of furries are not artists and do not have the money/just don't get commishs of their character for whatever reason, which creates a lot of empty pages or rampant art theft, as is what tends to happen on sites that are more RP oriented... it might be nice to have some free to use template images that people could customize colours on so that it matches their character. What would be even better would be something like those customizable "dress up" programs where you can click and drag elements onto a template, only instead of weird clothes make it different sets of eyes/ears/muzzles... like nintendo mii's or something only in 2d... although that might be asking too much X3 Free to use lineart in the popular species that could be coloured in some free image editor like gimp would be more inclusive though, so that everyone would have a chance to show off their character's markings and have banners/icons/character feature images on their profile.

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I know users want to add personal touches to their profiles, and if they can neither create nor commission art, they are more than welcome to look for free art across the internet. Plenty exists, and we encourage unique profiles. The biggest downside to providing art for users is that those accounts will still feel stale.


Character creation programs are interesting, but they also often feeling stale since characters, though different, share many of the same features. It's also difficult to make a program that reliably makes good looking characters; many end up looking creepy. My concern is that a good amount of work would go into making something that gets little to no use.


For now, we'll pass on this, but I appreciate the idea!

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I know users want to add personal touches to their profiles, and if they can neither create nor commission art, they are more than welcome to look for free art across the internet. Plenty exists, and we encourage unique profiles. The biggest downside to providing art for users is that those accounts will still feel stale.


Character creation programs are interesting, but they also often feeling stale since characters, though different, share many of the same features. It's also difficult to make a program that reliably makes good looking characters; many end up looking creepy. My concern is that a good amount of work would go into making something that gets little to no use.


For now, we'll pass on this, but I appreciate the idea!