Suggestions for the species list?

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by caitikoi, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. Alex K

    Alex K Guest

    Dinosaurs will never replace the Dino Nuggets though
  2. Wakboth

    Wakboth Member

    Guinea pigs are missing, too. This pernicious anti-cavyism has gone on too long!
  3. Ketren

    Ketren Member

    Could there be a category for mythical creatures? Mythical > Dragon, Mythical > Gryphon etc.
  4. Stratelier

    Stratelier Well-Known Member

    Look harder.
  5. MaverickHunterDBoy

    MaverickHunterDBoy Maverick Hunter D-Boy reporting!

    For the Exotic Species, how about something like Fairy. Maybe either call it "Fairy", "Faerie", or even "Fae" would be a good Exotic species to list.
  6. Keefur

    Keefur aka Cutter Cat

    Anyone who has been to a big convention lately will tell you that there are Sabertooths EVERYWHERE! I have seen cons where they were more common than wolves. How about taking Sabers out of the "Other" category and give them their own listing?
  7. Ketren

    Ketren Member

    Wondering if Droid/Robot might be considered a species...
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  8. Kuro

    Kuro "Once a Furry, Always a Furry"

    there's not enough deers in my opinion x3
  9. Pee Rex

    Pee Rex A big, beautiful dinosaur

    I have a few suggestions for the species list:

    1) Favor generality over specificity, there are so many dissections of things I never draw and so few options for the things I do.
    2) Perhaps offer an additional textbox for "other" so users can write something in. A lot of work, I know, but you might get some useful diagnostics rather than guessing.
    3) Change "Kaiju/Monster" back to "Monster" and just add the species "Kaiju". I draw a bunch of monsters and precisely zero of them are Kaiju
  10. Stratelier

    Stratelier Well-Known Member

    1 and 3 - Precisely, "kaiju" means specifically "giant city-destroying-sized monster". Godzilla. Pacific Rim. etc.
  11. Shrineart

    Shrineart New Member

    The list definitely needs to be reorganized. When I make a post with a fox in it I immediate look under Mammal...but it's not there. There's a Vulpine section but the only listings are "Fennec" and "Vulpine (Other)". It feels like at times the list is too specific and at other times it's too vague.
    Personally, I think the super specific species or breed set up is too much. Simpler terms like "Bear" covering all bears, "Fox" covering all foxes, "Dog" covering all dogs might be simpler with specified breeds or sub types being something the user tags specifically themselves.
  12. Stratelier

    Stratelier Well-Known Member

    Hmm ... I agree that if they are going to make certain things their own (top-level-) category then it should have at least 3-5 specific subtypes to choose from (including generic/other); "Vulpine" section is currently a good example of what NOT to do.
  13. Mandragoras

    Mandragoras Inept Abecedarian

    I would be inclined to agree up to a point, but certain classes of animals gets a bit tricky that way. Consider relatively unpopular yet distinctive and non-obscure animals within a larger family, such as mongoose and wolverines; they probably demand a clearer tag than "Mustelids - Other" or "Viverrids - Other"—do we even have a tag for viverrids?—but they don't form a big enough umbrella to merit sub-tags.
  14. Rowdy

    Rowdy New Member

    Maybe Pegasus?
  15. cromignon

    cromignon Hickory Daiquiri, MD

    Add "Chimpanzee" to the Primates category or condense it to just "Primate". You got Gorilla, Human, MF'ing Lemur, Monkey, and then "(Other)".
  16. fallout19980

    fallout19980 Just some guy writing stories and playing dota

    Is there a supernatural category?
  17. Riyeko

    Riyeko Hai Thar.

    Id like to see something like this.
    As a panwere its something definitely under fantasy or supernatural.
    That way you can vary your species a bit more.
    Pretty sure a werewolf, werejaguar or swanmane are supernatural.
  18. Make it so that there is a difference in domestic cats and wild cats? like not a pet, but still a cat
  19. quoting_mungo

    quoting_mungo Administrator Staff Member

    As in, you're referring to a feral member of the species felis catus? Still domestic cat; that's the name of the species, rather than a descriptor for members living alongside humans. Or are you speaking of felis silvestris?
  20. Kezi Avdiivka

    Kezi Avdiivka Active Member

    I have a character that's a white tiger kitten made from the painkiller Oxycodone

    Please don't ask where I got the inspiration to make a white tiger kitten made of oxycodone.
  21. OllieTheMouse108

    OllieTheMouse108 New Member

    is "mouse" on the list? Sorry to ask here but i dont know how to work this site yet :'(
  22. Uluri

    Uluri Lord of Potatoes

    It is probably a common suggestion,but now with the changed Fox category, at least having "Red Fox" on there
    along with fennec would be fantastic. You know? That species of fox a very large number of fox furries are?
    Having the most common species would be quite nice for them. I never understood why Fennec was the only one
    that had it's own named? I would still like the "other" category to be kept, as my fursona would fall under other category.

    Red Fox, Gray fox, Arctic fox, Fennec fox are the most common species that I see on FA.
  23. Tangu

    Tangu New Member

    There still isn't a tab under Dragons for Dutch Angel Dragons which really surprises me, also an armadillo/pangolin would be a nice addition as well!
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2017
  24. maxgoof

    maxgoof Member

    Also, under the Ursine or Bear category, I would think Giant Panda should be there. I know that there is some scientific controversy regarding that, but just about everyone considers the Giant Panda to be a Bear.

    Also, I think Polar Bear is different enough from the Grizzly, Brown, Black, and Sun Bears to get its own listing.

    And yeah, for crying out loud, no FOX??? The most stereotypical of all furs? Really?

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