Talk:Furry fandom

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In-depth journalistic investigation of the "furry" phenomenon[edit]

For your info. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 00:28, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

I think you are being too defensive on behalf of furries.[edit]

I go through the article, and while I do see a semi accurate description and synopsis of the furry fandom, I notice a little passage like this:

"Kill it with fire! If you want to appear incredibly intelligent and well-adjusted, chant "Kill it with Fire!" at a furry or group of furries. This is a well-known chant that strikes fear into the hearts of many furries, as it signals the presence of one of their many enemies, be they Goons, Anons, EDiots, or one of many "upstanding citizens," and is often accompanied with similar chants of "Yiff in Hell!"[9] The vast majority of furries have totally not heard this chant hundreds of times before, so you will appear to be highly original and insightful. And, of course, irrational hatred of outgroups shows you are a hip and worldly person of distinction."

I notice that the words in "hip and worldly person of distinction" pipes to links that lead to "bigot" and "asshole," as I am a person from an EDiot, Something Awful, Channer background, I can attest to people from my side of the fence being a little too, let's say, aggressive with their knee jerk vitriol, but I can also say some that vitriol was well earned by certain members of the Furry Community. First off, I would say that it is ludicrous to seriously compare "fursecution" as it's been ironically dubbed, to actual persecution that's felt by actual minorities. It would be like saying that despising Star Trek fans is like despising people of a race or creed. Or, like saying that somebody with an abnormal fetish is on the same level Jews living in Nazi Germany.

Second, this article doesn't mention the kind of people whom fur bashing G00ns, /b/-tards, and EDiots think of when they think of furry.

The disaster that was the Rainfurrest Con:

And let's see if you can sit through this Furry Comedian:

RakortheTerrible1 (talk) 21:47, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

I think this article was a bit tongue in cheek on the bigot part (I myself find the "fursecution" thing cringey and just plain silly). As you pointed out though, those are certain members, not indicative of end-all be-all of the fandom. If this article is bothering you though, maybe you should talk to an admin or mod of this site? Towards-the Unknown (talk) 19:41, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

'Powdered chlorine'[edit]

Chlorine is a gas at human-comfortable temperatures, so the term in the text needs changing. 2A00:23C4:F507:2700:EDE1:4654:4EE4:4002 (talk) 13:55, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

you can buy powdered chlorine to clean pools. google it. AMassiveGay (talk) 14:32, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
It should be noted that "powdered chlorine" is not chlorineWikipedia.
RSamys (bla) 08:41, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
Add correct chemical term in brackets perhaps? 2A00:23C4:F507:2700:D95A:58D1:39F9:4106 (talk) 12:34, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
what for? it adds nothing. AMassiveGay (talk) 13:20, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
It's just the vernacular term for the technical name. What's the problem? Boredatwork (talk) 13:28, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
Changed it to 'chlorination powder'. - Smerdis of Tlön, LOAD "*", 8, 1. 18:31, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

A newsworthy item[edit]

Sorry for the (prior) irresistably stupid headline pun. (talk) 09:51, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

Edit war[edit]

@DuceMoosolini @EK @Dysklyver @GrammarCommie Solve it here. Oxyaena Poke me 17:35, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

As I have already elaborated, I simply don't see a problem with most of the content. It's snarky, sarcastic, and Irreverent yes, but then so is most of the site. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 18:14, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
Some of the content does seem to be lifted from common internet attitudes a decade ago. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 18:17, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
I agree with the goddamn communist heathen, which is why I got involved. Pizza SLICE.gifDuceMoosoliniYour friendly RW dictator moderator 18:17, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
This does look like a blog written by someone from the internet a decade ago. I can feel the dust gathering in my nose. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 18:20, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
It looks like the four of them are settled on this one for now.
That being said, having only just now found out about this page from this Talkpage edit, I'm not entirely pleased with some of it either (CYD has been dead for nearly a decade, and Vivisector -- its replacement -- is currently out of commission after its owner fell off the face of the internet) and might edit it myself. Thanks Streisand! ℕoir LeSable (talk) 18:23, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
To be clear, I don't think the jokes are funny, and it's bad taste, irrelevant, and I don't like it. — Dysk (contribs) 19:04, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
It certainly could use updating, but I still think the animal costumes and sexualized art deserve mockery. Pizza SLICE.gifDuceMoosoliniYour friendly RW dictator moderator 19:11, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
(Also, check out this masterpiece courtesy of an Arizona state Rep. Pizza SLICE.gifDuceMoosoliniYour friendly RW dictator moderator 19:13, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
Excuse me, "deserve"? ℕoir LeSable (talk) 19:22, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
I should probably step out of this before I get the urge to punch people more... — Dysk (contribs) 19:25, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
I will never do the good post gif thing, but the sentiment you're expressing here is is quite reasonable and in line with my reaction to reading that. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 19:31, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
I think this crosses the line, making fun of furries is what enables prejudice and bigotry toward them in the first place, @DuceMoosolini. Oxyaena Harass 20:02, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
I'm very much on the "furry fandom is stupid" side of things, and since that appears to be the unpopular opinion, I guess I'll step away from this article and go back to doing history/religion stuff. Pizza SLICE.gifDuceMoosoliniYour friendly RW dictator moderator 20:51, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Pretty apathetic about the edits being discussed, but how about getting rid of the furry porn-external links section? 2A02:1810:4D34:DC00:2876:3C83:70A9:92EA (talk) 22:20, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

I am staring at the information that I had an edit reverted. And I honestly cannot recall making any such edit as I have seen attributed to me. In fact, I'm pretty damn certain I didn't. What the hell? Kencolt (talk) 14:34, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
@Kencolt — It looks like you might've hit "Rollback 1 edit" twice, and Duce hit it afterwards for three. ℕoir LeSable (talk) 20:11, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

My opinion[edit]

Personally, if you say "kill it with fire" then I don't really think the person who said such a thing just appears to be an asshole, they clearly are one. That's a death threat which is super illegal. Not to mention all of the attempted murders and hate crimes against furries caused by anti-furries in general. They truly are a toxic bunch of "people", if we can call them that? (They might actually be the children of Satan!) Honestly, I never see other subcultures hated nearly this much besides goths which are still not as hated as furries are. People used to accuse the goth community of being satanic, even if they were admittedly devout Christians. It didn't matter. This is what I hate about bigotry.

DonutBandit (talk) 06:00, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

I really need to bring up WikiFur and its problems[edit]

Don't get me wrong, I do think a furry-centered wiki is necessary, but over the years it has become pretty problematic as it looks and reads like Conservapedia. At least half of its articles are editor self-inserts, they deliberately leave red links "for future use", they whitewash neo-Nazis, they still use Monobook as its skin, it's littered with sexual inuendos in places where it doesn't belong and it's overall laughably bad. Can we please at least remove references to it in favor of better sources? PoorlyDrawnRockford.jpeg Rockford the Roe boop my snootpraise Oscar Wilde 16:51, 19 April 2022 (UTC)