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The future of piq

As you may have noticed, the creators of piq are no longer able to give the site the attention it deserves. However, we think piq and the community are great, and we want our users to carry on being able to enjoy the site. Better still we would love to see it continue to grow and develop.
For these reasons we have a question for you: do you (or anyone you know) have ideas and suggestions how to take piq forward?
25 May 2015 21:39

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(Raises hand) I um...could be an assistant or something..
by Sammichnatural, 25 May 2015 21:40
I could try...I think I'd be good at it.
by Sammichnatural, 25 May 2015 21:40
Of course. It's been like, what, a year/couple of months since Daniel left? This is what we've been wanting since he abandoned this freakin site!

//flips tables
by dafunkyemo, 25 May 2015 21:41
So...just keep me in mind or something?
by Sammichnatural, 25 May 2015 21:42
Of course!
by dafunkyemo, 25 May 2015 21:42
I'll probably never get any job but..Yeah.
by Sammichnatural, 25 May 2015 21:42
Yes! Take it forward! Just what funky said.
by EPICBASS158, 25 May 2015 21:42
So..just...Yeah.
by Sammichnatural, 25 May 2015 21:44
Wait, I meant to put an astris on that "Of course!"

Shitzer. .3.
by dafunkyemo, 25 May 2015 21:44
I suppose they'll be another note about who they're leaving in charge.
by Sammichnatural, 25 May 2015 21:44
I think they'll give the job to a mod or something.
by Sammichnatural, 25 May 2015 21:46
so the sites finally being given to the people... good call Daniel, good call. Well i wish the site best of luck in it endeavors to stay alive.
by DEAD-PIXEL, 25 May 2015 21:47
Take it forward, this website has to stay up. Nothinv makes me happier then going online to see all of you and it would kind of suck it see that go.
by TotallyTotaled, 25 May 2015 21:48
...But how, exactly? (Le confuse)
by Sammichnatural, 25 May 2015 21:49
Dammit. You took the words that I wanted to put and just posted em.

Damn you TT!!
by dafunkyemo, 25 May 2015 21:49
How are we going to take it forward? And who?
by Sammichnatural, 25 May 2015 21:50
wow and i was thinking about leaveing
by caleb7447, 25 May 2015 21:51
..So..? What happens now?
by Sammichnatural, 25 May 2015 21:52
I guesz we wait
by TotallyTotaled, 25 May 2015 21:55
guess*
by TotallyTotaled, 25 May 2015 21:55
:/ how long, dya think?
by Sammichnatural, 25 May 2015 21:56
I have no Idea, I don't even know what he plans to do to bring piq forward
by TotallyTotaled, 25 May 2015 21:58
...
by Sammichnatural, 25 May 2015 22:01
perhaps he wants a new administrator or something
by TotallyTotaled, 25 May 2015 22:02
Ye.
by Sammichnatural, 25 May 2015 22:03
just gunna comment to get updated o3o
dont mind me lmao
by creeperslayer098, 25 May 2015 22:04
you don't get updated for the news things, you need to refresh.
by TotallyTotaled, 25 May 2015 22:06
I could do some crappy html coding, and i could make this website a little better. IDK
by PromotedLoser, 25 May 2015 22:26
Do you mind me asking what kind of script this site uses? If its something I can understand me and my boyfriend could definitely take over and try to fix a lot of the problems this site is having.

Iv been on this site for a few years now and I would hate to see it go honestly. And being a mod and helping people with their problems still gives me butterflies <3
by FurryRaver4life, 25 May 2015 22:29
I hope this site stays running for a good long time, and whomever it chooses to lead piq, I hope he/she is a good responsible mature person who !will! take care of this site.
by roseyyeti2, 25 May 2015 22:33
._.
by I was dead and I lied about it, 25 May 2015 22:34
I no nothing about coding. I only know how to do the "Hello World" thing
by TotallyTotaled, 25 May 2015 22:37
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by TotallyTotaled, 25 May 2015 22:42
I have a jave script coding book in my room, I guess I could pull that out and learn some of the basic things.
by TotallyTotaled, 25 May 2015 22:43
Finally! Progress.
by Grogramn, 25 May 2015 22:47
Theres only progress if he takes up one of our offers
by FurryRaver4life, 25 May 2015 22:47
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by PikachuJT630, 25 May 2015 23:07
//waves

right over here :U

i could totally set up like monthly news updates asking fr suggestions and give you guys updates i have no problems with this
by FurryRaver4life, 25 May 2015 23:08
we could also have back up admins
by PikachuJT630, 25 May 2015 23:10
Sure. I'm with it. :3 if ya need any help I'm here.
by majestik2, 25 May 2015 23:22
THIS SITE STILL ALIVE!!!!!!!1
FUCK YESS
by Neon32, 25 May 2015 23:23
i have some friends who have a pixel art site and probaly can make piq better
http://www.pixelaria.org/
by Neon32, 25 May 2015 23:35
ideas or suggestions ^on how to
by PikachuJT630, 25 May 2015 23:36
that chat thing you guys did a long time ago would be great to have
by PikachuJT630, 25 May 2015 23:41
if the site was deleted i would be sad, but its not :>
by Tiok1, 25 May 2015 23:43
my offer still stands v.v
by FurryRaver4life, 25 May 2015 23:54
So many people on piq come onto the site everyday, filled with inspiration to draw. Of course, at times the site is down, but I'm sure the ones that understand the status of this site will do what is in their power to help. I've never done scripting, but if there was anything I could do, such as being a moderator, I would do absolutely everything in my power to make piq a better place. So I say, let's move forward :)
by UN1Q3, 26 May 2015 00:53
Maybe give "admin" powers to RESPONSIBLE/FREQUENT users

*cough* add more mods *cough*
by Gamergrl, 26 May 2015 01:04
I'm going to write a very long post so prepare for scrolling lol.
I love piq, simple as that. I've had 3 accounts here now over a year. Now. Maybe 1 year is a very short time compared to long-timers, but true love for this site is understanding how things start and how and when they will end.
And here's what I think.
I think, if you can't keep the site alive yourself, pass it on. It doesn't have to be to us, though that'd be nice, since there ARE adults here.
I don't want this site to go. I'm so glad you showed up, and said something, whoever this may be.
If you do pass piq on to another owner or administrator, make it clear to put "originally created by codeus" so people know the site is still your birth. This site glitches and goes down because it has a tiny community with not enough funds or a similar reason. But loo how many people who are offering to help. And Blog, Pika, and Furry can't be the only ones running around.
I could promote this site with some people I know that like / draw pixel art from tumblr to come here.
I could code a little glitch fixing myself. Like TT, I do have a coding book that I've hardly read (hmm, maybe the first page or so).
I think it's important to see everyone here cares. Everyone who is giving ideas on this comment section really DOES care, which is why we need new people to change this site.
And if you still want to keep this site, so be it. Either never fix this...or come back. I hear this site used to really thrive. Now it comes and goes with good artists popping by, and some are still around, but many of those tend to be inactive.
It saddens me because I have no idea what it's like to run a website or to have a community. But I know what it's like to have something precious that people like and then leave it.
I would say, Pass it on. Make piq memorable. This site is taking its final breaths, and I do appreciate you checking up on us. That's why we need to fix it now, before and if it gets any worse.
I do agree that the community of piq is a great one. I don't want to see it shrivel up because nobody was able to support this site.
by GothieCake, 26 May 2015 01:55
omg maddie
by Neon32, 26 May 2015 01:57
GothieCake, I read that entire comment and I agree with everything that was said.
by TotallyTotaled, 26 May 2015 02:03
^^
Yup
by Popcornforme8000, 26 May 2015 02:31
Furry would make a good owner. I'd like that.
by Sammichnatural, 26 May 2015 04:43
I think we should put together a group of good leadership people and programmers to run Piq?

Recently one of my favourite Minecraft servers shut down due to not enough profit, and someone made a forum for everyone to keep in touch, and it's pretty successful. We even managed to code in a chatbox thingy.

Anyway, this shows that it is very possible for a group of us to run this site, even if it means Piq not being a custom domain anymore.

We can do this guys
by Typhlosion51, 26 May 2015 05:46
DO CONTESTS AGAIN PLS
by PranckBros, 26 May 2015 11:52
the contests arent our main priority, this is about picking this website up off the ground. All the feedback this news entry is getting is giving me a good feeling.
by TotallyTotaled, 26 May 2015 13:58
you can try kickstarting it
by Nicktendo, 26 May 2015 15:37
that's not a bad idea,maybe some of the prises could be like a commission or something like that
by TotallyTotaled, 26 May 2015 15:44
kickstarters ca't be existing products if I remember correctly.
by Blobofgoo, 26 May 2015 17:56
I'm fairly sure that the site uses CSS for the text formatting but im not sure about everything else.
by Joshua To Furry, 26 May 2015 19:08
I think I can do that
by FurryRaver4life, 26 May 2015 21:36
Also, instead of kick starter we could do a patreon
by FurryRaver4life, 26 May 2015 21:36
We need some kind of system that filters bullying. When I joined piq, I expected to be welcomed and treated nicely. What I found instead was people hating on me and watching my every move. I recovered from this, many days later, and my art started to improve. Now what I see is this same kind of hatred everywhere.

Neon.
pixelartist.
Gamergrl.
Phantom BB.
Toby (no longer here, but still)
fireemblemrobin.
Me.

We've all been victim of this kind of hatred from the few people on the site who are just there to drag us down. Although piq is an awesome site, there are just a handful of select people that start dragging it down.

Sigh.

I'm taking up valuable comment space.

Some sort of ban system? or kick? Maybe?
by TMman1, 26 May 2015 21:51
It would be REALLY helpful if you could divide the mail into different sections (one for people that have drawn piqs, another section for people that have commented, subscribed, ex...)
That would be So helpful, I think!

And I I hope you find someone to help with piq and all.
by Juicebox, 26 May 2015 22:32
//Suggestions to help the site continue, not features.//
by Lieutenant Disaster, 26 May 2015 23:00
I've been on piq for a while, nothing compared to furry or others like them but long enough to see everything blossom and bloom into beauty but also fall to decay. ono
For that to happen to a site that is so rad and stellar is heartbreaking and I wish to do something about it!
It needs a reboot of sorts, with a ton of coding and glitch fixing but also new systems for the notification, art, followers, achievements, ect. And the community is the right place to ask for help, I bet their very intellectual people here to offer their services! Now there would have to be a level of hierarchy since it would be chaos just having the community completely run it and things would also be changing like an indicisive kid at McDonalds. The levels could range:
2 Administrators, 3/4 Global Moderators, 4/5 Moderators, 2/3 Coders maybe more, # Assistants to anyone above, # General Helpers this would be for the users who need questions asked about the site/program, and the users themselves.
Hopefully my two cents might of pointed out some things and I wish to see this place rise from it's withered stems and bloom once again!!! qwq
by gram crackers, 27 May 2015 01:20
ad on FB?
by ST0RMF1R3, 27 May 2015 02:31
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by MegaPixel, 27 May 2015 12:53
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by MegaPixel, 27 May 2015 12:53
What would I do on my sparetime if piq dint exist. :(
by MegaPixel, 27 May 2015 12:54
i dunno
by Xyzzy, 27 May 2015 13:31
That's a good idea gram, in fact I am willing to offer my assistance. I may not be a good pixel artist, but I can code and I have been on here long enough to know all about what to do if something goes wrong or what each thing does to help people get ahead. And I'm sure I'm not the only person that can help you with your idea, I even know some people that might be willing to help and I can ask them and maybe once we get enough people then we can start upgrading piq.
by carlucci987, 27 May 2015 16:56
we should add a chat room or like private messages thing
by SeijiPowers, 27 May 2015 17:40
We should make the feed update constantly and not having to refresh constantly to send a message through the chat.
by Typhlosion51, 29 May 2015 12:00
Maybe they could add sprite animation
by Shogun Turtle, 29 May 2015 18:22
hey here's an idea. make a twitch or youtube account etc, n feature weekly videos. maybe POTD showcase, or just people fooling around drawing pixel art and chatting. i'm up for that
by MeltyMite, 29 May 2015 19:17
like uhhh "WEEKLY PIQ MASHUP" or something where 2 chosen piq users come togethr and collab on something tgt, and they just talk about stuff and get it recorded.



if this thing is gonna get made, please add me in
by MeltyMite, 29 May 2015 19:18
.... gimme a leadership role. i cannot stay silent anymo'
by MeltyMite, 29 May 2015 19:19
I think reptilians should run piq such as my self.
by LWH123, 30 May 2015 03:49
Typhlosion has a really good point and so does MeltyMite. Wow that would be rad!

Now TMman1 brings up a statement about bullying and/or hateful comments. This probably been an issue for quite some time. I think having a system Like I said above would really bring justice to those artists.

"2 Administrators, 3/4 Global Moderators, 4/5 Moderators, 2/3 Coders maybe more, # Assistants to anyone above, # General Helpers this would be for the users who need questions asked about the site/program, and the users themselves."

The mods would have a strong hand in fixing this. How? By them having the ability to see everyone's posts and/or every piq posted on the dot. Of course their is a backlash to it i.e a constant notification that someone has posted either on the forum or art factor; even the invasion of some privacy though that is a silly thing to think since you can already see everything a person posts.
This brings up another topic, the arrangement of the forums and galleries of pixels. Surly we see a bit of organization in the forums but not enough. It's way too chaotic for a person to attempt to dig through just for a new post. There should be more detailed categories for topics ie:

Suggestion
- Piq Help,Suggestions,and Problems
- HTML/PHP Coding Help

General
- New and Updates
- General Discussion
- Pet/People Chatter
- Games/Movies/Tv Shows/Books
- Forum Games
- Welcomes/Newbie Introductions
- 18+ Chatter
- International Boards
- Armies and Clubs
- Other Websites

Creativity
- Art Competitions
- Share and Discuss Writing
- Art Discussion
- Pixel Critique

The Pixel Corner
*This would be the new organization for piq art!*
- Beginner's Piq
- Intermediate Piq
- Advanced Piq
- Sketches and Experiments
- Daily/Monthly/Weekly Contests
- Collaborations *Between select users*
- Editable Piq
- Avatars
- Editable Avatars *maybe a sub-divison of avatars*
- Adoptable Creations

Roleplay
- Human Roleplay (Realistic)
- Human/Humanoid Roleplay (Fantasy)
- Human/Humanoid Roleplay (Fandom-based)
- Human/Humanoid Roleplay (Advanced/Semi-lit and lit+)
- 1x1 Invite Only Roleplay
- Animal Roleplay (Realistic)
- Animal Roleplay (Fantasy)
- Animal Roleplay (Fandom-based)
- Animal/Fantasy Creature Roleplay (Advanced/Semi-lit and Lit+)
- General Roleplay Discussion and Forms

Of course there would also be sub groups within those basic categories along with rules for each category to follow.
I want to go back and talk about the "Pixel Corner" though.
This is what would be replacing the gallery section in the top bar. The sections explain themselves but for those who enjoy explanations:
- Beginners are those who are a bit new to the system.
- Intermediate are those who have more experience with the platform.
- Advance are those who are able to use accurate anatomy, detailed designs, creative shading, and backgrounds.
- Sketches and Experiments are for those who are in for a quick doodle or want to try something new.
- Contests are for those who want a challenge.
- Colabs between select users asre for those who want a private edit session.
- Editable are for those who want to edit without asking.
- Avatars/Editable Avatars are for those who feel like their Icon needs some sprucing up!
- Adoptable Creations are for those who want to design something for others to adopt/receive.

Moving forward to the rules and mods thing.
With having all those sections/grouping, rules will have to be placed in for some order and restriction. This could also regulate the bullying and hate coming from others. Since there soo many categories in the forums, more moderators would be needed because that a ain't a three person job but a whole team's job. Maybe 11 or so.

I still stand on helping this place bloom again. I might post more stuff if I think of something else but yeah GO TEAM PIQ!!! qwq
by gram crackers, 31 May 2015 05:23
The problems with more mods though is the fact that there isnt a lot of active users.

Also, moderators dont get notified for everything (That would be horrible!) We still get the same notifications everyone else
by FurryRaver4life, 31 May 2015 07:20
You've got some good stuff up there, maybe the role play thing is a little much, and the over abundance of mods too.

I especially agree with the things you said about the new coders and admin to stand allong side Daniel and Tom, that sounded pretty good to me. The only problem I could forsee in terms of all the sub folders is that it could take a little while for people to get used to, but that's just my opinion. You've got some neat ideas overall.
by TotallyTotaled, 01 June 2015 02:59
Along*
by TotallyTotaled, 01 June 2015 03:02
Heh, yeah it may be.
-scratches back of neck-

I went a little crazy on the roleplay section, but I just want to make things a bit more specific since their might be some debate over certain things and where they would go. I understand that 11 mods are too many but having something that maybe only 3/4 would be too stressful for those of the high-school/college/full-time ranks, if possible, lowering the numbers of 5 to 7 mods would be more appealing?
Having mods be notified on stuff would prob be a good thing but I can see the cons to it. eve'

Thanks for the feedback on some of my stuff! It really makes me glad to see support!
by gram crackers, 01 June 2015 04:04
make a piq app on ios and andriod
by C4T, 03 June 2015 18:46
Iv had my boyfriend look at the coding and he says there really shouldnt be an issue with him taking over and fixing things up
by FurryRaver4life, 05 June 2015 01:39
awesome!
by C4T, 12 June 2015 04:15
yay! like that is radical Furry!
by gram crackers, 12 June 2015 18:38
What we could do is have people that make good pixel art on here make a youtube channel together and do tutorials. We could also have lke different chat rooms where people can talk r roleplay.
by carlucci987, 12 June 2015 18:44
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