i think of this site as a nice and quiet forest...a refuge...we just sit in the woods by a giant waterfall, we each have our own little ponds with fish in them, we take care of them the best we can. The fish swim through the rivers, so all that are close can see them. We could take care of mean fish, and get involved in discourse and drama, but frankly we're more interested in talking about how cool the dirt beneath us is
hey nintendo? what the fuck
threw that number in a height comparision and nintendo??
what the fuck
you know a word i don't think we use enough on the internet? horrid. what with the new wave of "cursed"s and "thanks i hate it"s as quick punchy comments, i really think horrid would fit in quite neatly. i've seen "horrible" a couple times, but i don't think it has quite the same... oomf, as it were. the "b" softens things up to much. but horrid? now that's a word without a soft letter to be seen! it manages to be a rough-sounding word without reaching the repulsive livels of "moist". a word for everyone, really.
so yeah. next time you need to comment of someone's bad food take or something similar, consider the humble horrid.
Waterfall is just over 7 months old now, and, at the time I started typing this post, had 24,960 users. From the beginning I said 25k was probably going to be the cutoff point where I sat down with the volunteer mods and we had a talk about what the site was going to be. Part of that figure was thinking we’d never actually hit it, but here we are - by the end of the week, we'll have hit 25,000 users. We’re also averaging 1,000 posts a day now, which is frankly incredible for such a young site.
Before I forget though, here’s a post-mortem on the infrastructure upgrades over the last couple of days.
So, back to the future. A few days ago, I sat down with the mods and we had a nice little chat about what's happening, what we’re doing, and where we want the site to go. We even broke out a little math to help us work things out - a deep-dive on Waterfall's analytics, including a comparison to public figures for Tumblr and Pillowfort, are here.
We took all that into account when making the decisions. When a site gets to this size, it kind of stops being a hobby - it needs a little more constant attention, and a bit more work put into it. There were three paths available - close the site and piss everybody off, abandon the site and let folks run riot Blue Hellsite style, or double down on the site.
We decided to double down.
Once we'd settled on that, we had a quick discussion about where we're going with the site. The short version is - we're remaining completely committed to community and creators. Here's an overview of what’s coming. Not everything is listed here, but these are the major features.
Waterfall can now take advantage of TOP's infrastructure, meaning that soon - hopefully within the next week - reporting and support requests will receive a complete overhaul, making it easier for both you, and us.
The marketplace is on track to launch very soon. There's not a whole lot to reiterate here since I've talked about it enough. Anyone over the age of 13 will be able to offer commissions, provided they're eligible for a Stripe account, which we'll be using as our payment processor. We spoke to a few artists and have settled on what was almost universally considered a fair fee of 10% on commissions over $10 for sales through the marketplace - Stripe's fee comes out of Waterfall's cut. All currencies Stripe supports will be supported and autoconverted for artists. The fee may be slightly higher for commissions under $10, but we're running the numbers to try and make that not be the case. We expect to launch this by the end of July. Don’t worry - we haven't forgotten about writers and musicians.
It’s nice to know who's looking at your blog. Sometimes it's just idle curiosity, sometimes you're an artist wanting to know how well you're doing. Statcounter lets you do some stuff, but given GDPR and improvements to adblockers meaning stuff like that is useless nowadays (ethical considerations aside), there needs to be an alternative.
Waterfall will be building in analytics for artists and blog users alike. You know your art has 100 reblogs but don’t know how many people have actually seen it? Now you'll be able to tell. It'll even get a little bit clever for you and tell you whether a specific post or piece was why people followed you. The system will keep users pseudo-anonymous to protect their privacy, while still giving you what you need to know provided they don't opt out. This will likely replace the Activity page.
Patreon was a nice idea, until they decided their new fee structure was the way to go. Waterfall will be investigating a similar system, where you can give your supporters and followers tiered rewards. With the option to release stuff to lower tiers later, and then to the public, we think artists and creators will find this useful.
Not actually a new thing, but more an upgrade to the Commission Marketplace. Folks wanted to be able to sell adoptables and merch - while the Commission Marketplace will launch without the capacity for this, we like the idea, and we're making inquiries with suppliers to make this a reality for physical products. Digital products like adoptables are also being investigated.
Yep. An app. Soon, we'll be launching an IndieGoGo campaign to fund getting an app going. We don't need too much - we're just settling on the rewards right now. In the meantime, a prototype for the Android version has been bootstrapped.
This covers the essentials. There's still more not here - improve site navigation, bug fixing, the Tumblr importer etc etc. But we were excited to let you know about this, and thought now was the right time to do so! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to let us know in the Discord!
Wow we back!
THE LAW IS BACK IN TOWN C);^)
WHATS THE LAW TODAY
TODAYS LAW: if found subscribed to pewdiepie or T series you will be sentences to 2 hours in the shame hole
Who is the recommended person we subscribe to today?
I have one but it's very Out there
Waterfall user Abby, youre a steadfast citizen. Todays reccomendation will be whatever you want it to be
I recommend youtuber Steve1989MREInfo. If you like watching people open 50 yr old army rations and call biscuits wholesome, he's yr guy. He's like the Bob Ross of whatever that side of youtube is.
Alternatives if ur not into army food:
- Ashens (Funny lad)
- CallMeKevin (gamer lad)
- RTGame (gamer lad)
- Glermz (gamer lad)
- Bright Sun Films (abandoned places lad)
- Cultaholic (if u like wrestlin)
Jenna Marbles, Cream Heroes, Jun's Kitchen, Andymation
pride icons ft the weary emoji just cos...
Okay I'm in the back at work and like its this hallway at the back of the store which on the right side has the office and staff room, then on the left has the two bathrooms. Directly at the end of the hallway is the stock/receiving room. Now our lights are sensor activated, and yesterday when I was at work I walked out of the staff room and saw the stock room lights turn on after a second. The weird thing is, I could have sworn I saw a slight figure and a hand kinda wave, so I looked expecting to see one of my coworkers but no, the room was empty. I just chalked it off as it being my eyes seeing things and me moving out of the staff room activated the lights, but I had stopped moving when it had turned on. I also tested it just a second ago, and the light didn't turn on until I was directly in the doorway. Before, I had been a fair ways away in the hallway. Idk if its a ghost but just thought I'd share lol
a bug in her natural habitat!!!! make ur own persona and share in the reblogs!!!
My feet hurt its only 2:17 and im here till 7 help
Are you a daw gon varmint?
Looks like weve got another one boys! This citrus is goin intah the stockade for a lonnnggg time
Oh No How Will I Ever Get Out
Y'all will be soured by your years in the county jail