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SheezyArt
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Author(s) Founder: Channel Cat
  • Original owners:' Channel Cat, Spencer
  • Revival owner: Rytoonist
Website
Status Revival Site has been closed on 1st of march 2022
Launch date November 30, 2003 (original)
April 2021 (revival)
End date May 31, 2013 (original)
March 1, 2022 (revival)
Genre Art archive
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SheezyArt, also known as Sheezy, is an online art site devoted to all types of media, including traditional, digital, photography, writing, pixel art, and animation. It originally operated from 2003 to 2013. It was revived by a former user in 2021 as Sheezy.Art, but the revival ended up being short-lived; the servers for the revived site will close in 2022, and its community will continue to live on as a Discord server.

History[edit]

  • November 30, 2003 - SheezyArt is created by Channel Cat.
  • Summer of 2005 - SheezyArt suffers intermittently blackouts due to server problems.[citation needed] This resulted in the site being $700.00 short on its server bills, which are usually paid by ad revenue; however, site members' donations helped to pay the bill.[citation needed]
  • April 22, 2006 - Channel Cat announced that he would relinquish the site's ownership to administrators Spencer and Thor. [1]
  • May 31, 2013 - SheezyArt's staff announces on their Facebook page that they were:
   
SheezyArt
[temporarily] closed to the public, while we prepare [...] a completely new site design, logo & branding, as well as a freshly minted technology platform.[citation needed]
   
SheezyArt
User data was planned to be preserved through the transition.
  • September 17, 2014 - SheezyArt's staff announces that SheezyArt 's hiatus will continue, and that ownership would return to ChannelCat, Spencer staying on the same staff role.[2]
  • November 7, 2015 - Spencer admits that "in all probability, SA will not be able to return any time in the near future", due to a lack of access to the files and the staff's inability to personally restore or maintain the site.[3]
  • April 2021 - SheezyArt is revived as Sheezy.Art. The site is now under new management by a former Sheezy user known as Rytoonist.[4]
  • January 3, 2022 - Rytoonist announces that Sheezy.Art will be shut down as they were unable to keep up with the influx of new users and necessary continued maintenance of the site; the site's Patreon and Ko-fi campaigns were already closed the previous day. The community will live on as a Discord server.[5]
  • February 1, 2022 - Sheezy.Art will enter read-only mode as it prepares to be shut down.[5]
  • March 1, 2022 - Sheezy.Art has closed permanently.[5]

Features and rules[edit]

SheezyArt's visual template is based on the same used at the DeviantArt art gallery, and as so, allowed user commentary on artwork, journals, and user pages. SheezyArt, like DeviantArt, offered a set forums in which the community could gather.

Works containing explicitly adult material/subject matter were forbidden.

SheezyArt had a tolerance for harmless trolling and, to some degree, encouraged.[citation needed] Argumentative and aggressive behavior was often seen and tolerated,[citation needed] but outright aggression and harassment is usually reprimanded.

Mascot[edit]

Former Sheezy mascot Dante

SheezyArt's OLD mascot was a raccoon named Dante, until he was removed in March 2007 from the site. Channel Cat officially stated this was due to the fact that "We felt he didn't represent the artists well."[clarify][citation needed]

Dante was created by former staff member Vensy,[citation needed] a cosplayer and prop/product designer.

A SheezyArt club, The Bring Back Dante Club :), was created to preserve the memory of the former mascot.[6]

Controversy[edit]

In January 2005, SheezyArt banned all adult material content on its archive, deleting all media tagged as "adult", citing a new server host's policy restrictions on said content.[7]

Many adult artists[who?] expressed disbelief at the administrators' explanation, believing the new policies to be unfair and unnecessary at best, a form of intentional persecution as worst,[citation needed] with some leaving the site altogether.

SheezyArt and furry[edit]

In its original incarnation, SheezyArt all type of content, including adult media, in contrast to deviantART's content restrictions rules.[citation needed] This made it a popular archive for adult art artists, including those in the furry fandom.

During the site's 2005 adult art ban, some of these furry artists would migrate to such galleries as Fur Affinity and y!Gallery, both of which were at the time furry-friendly and without content restrictions.

References[edit]

  1. Goodbye and Hello :) post on SheezyArt. Retrieved ?.
  2. This is IMPORTANT. Please read. post on Facebook. Retrieved December 1, 2014.
  3. "TL;DR: Sad news. SA isn't going to return anytime soon." - post on SheezyArt's Facebook page (November 7, 2015)
  4. FORMER OG STAFF APPROVED OF THE NEW SITE ON DISCORD: https://i.imgur.com/emf8peV.png, So much so you´ll see OLD SA staff even closed down Ambiance Gallery (The successor to SA) And started redirecting people to the rebooted SA. https://i.imgur.com/rhl8Sef.png
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "rytoonist" (January 3, 2022). "Sheezy.Art is shutting down". Sheezy.Art.
  6. The Bring Back Dante Club :) club on SheezyArt. Dated March 19, 2007. Retrieved ? SheezyArt's NEW mascot is a rabbit named Sheemz,." !
  7. Sheezy Art Status Update :) post on SheezyArt. Retrieved ?.

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