Each week that goes by, The Shadowness Staff and our Founder, Meng To ( /7shadows ) get together on Sunday afternoon and scratch our brain stems and try to figure out new and interesting ways in which we can give back to the community. We dream up new contests, argue over site updates and plan new features to make Shadowness even better!
We've grown like crazy in the last couple of months, nearly quadrupling our size!
Here is what Shadowness Members have helped us achieve:
- We're now receiving 60,000+ pageviews a day. That's 2 MILLION pageviews monthly.
- On Facebook, we've reached 2,350 fans!
- Our daily output of articles is now 3-4 features per day, each article being viewed 300+ times and our Daily Inspiration article is veiwed more than 700 times and shared by over 1,000 people each week!
- The Shadowness community posts 400+ artworks and writes over 4,000 comments daily. Thats equal to 12,000 artworks and 120,000 comments a month! Keep up the awesome work, Shadowness!
- The artwork quality has improved noticably with the new upload limit, thanks to all the members for their insight and input!
New Features and News:
- Adding a prominent 'Like' button to Shadowness News articles has increased sharing visibility by 150%!
- Added "Community News" to showcase news from the community!
- Fixed one bug affecting groups causing users to be added more than once.
- Fixed one bug affecting the Subscription, to make certain that your subscription is activated immediately.
- Fixed EXP bug for level 10+.
- Meng completed Site-wide SEO optimizations so that the entire site is more searchable than ever before.
- Flag as Mature option is added to member's options! Check the Pen Icon next to the favorites button! This can be used to filter any ''Over 18" material from being seen.
- For The WIN contest: http://shadowness.com/forthewin Deadline extended to May 21st! Come see the latest entries, Here!
- Please welcome /Tricks back to the SN staff. We missed him and know that you did too. :)
Subscribing is a great win-win situation. You gain more profile options AND more uploads, plus more subscribers = more contests and bigger prizes!
Shadowness also accepts donations! Donating to Shadowness is easy, and you can donate as little as 1 dollar, or as much as you like.
Donating and Subscribing makes it much easier for Shadowness to give back to the community in the form of contests, prizes, commissions and new features like print sales! Every little bit helps!
I'm so happy to be here and witnessing the growth of Shadowness, I haven't been here for that long, but it does seem like you guys have grown tremendously in less than a month (that I have been here). Really happy and congrats!!
I do think however that all mature content works should be flagged rather than making it an option for those submitting. I do not like mature content works (for religious and personal preference), and would prefer to not see them when I am browsing. There should be an option for members to switch mature content on or off in the settings for those who don't mind it.
Nudity is Mature Content for me. I do think the age limit should be 13 (if the work is flagged as mature content) then users 13 and under wouldn't be allowed to see. Mature Content can also be gore or something pg-13.