Where is Rants & Raves

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by Wither, Apr 19, 2017.

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  1. Wither

    Wither Is honestly confused by life.

    Neo-FaF still remains an abomination without personality.
    please fix
  2. ZaraphayxRedux

    ZaraphayxRedux The Postmaster

  3. jayhusky

    jayhusky Well-Known Member

  4. mapache

    mapache ¡qué lindo!

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  5. Sergei Sóhomo

    Sergei Sóhomo Well-Known Member

    I thought neo-FaF was Phoenixed Corvidae
  6. Simo

    Simo Skunk

    I'd like to see a forums games section, as well as a separate section for rants and raves, especially political ones...as it is, they seem to comprise much of the forum, and while I don't mind a debate, there's not all that many very active 'furry' topics. I think a lot of furs wouldn't mind seeing topics that lead to more acrimony having a separate 'home', inasmuch as they might.
  7. Yakamaru

    Yakamaru 100% faith-based dancing!

    People are free to make whatever topic they wish. No one's stopping them from doing so, mate.

    However, there aren't exactly that many Furry topics to talk about..
  8. Simo

    Simo Skunk

    True, I just get tired of the same political topics, and tend to like more whimsical things when I'm on a furry site...or just funny, off-beat things. And so I tend to post about stuff like that.

    And I think a forum games section would be fun...I guess I could just start posting them in the general thread, as there have been a few, here and again.

    No worries, just wanting to escape into silliness, sometimes...I work 5 miles from the DC line, and well, one gets there fill of politics, you could say. :)
  9. Pipistrele

    Pipistrele Smart batto!

    Come on, admins, what's a furry forum without a separate subsection for bitching about everything?
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  10. Yakamaru

    Yakamaru 100% faith-based dancing!

    Yeah! Let the Drama Llama do its rounds! It's been tied up behind the barn for way too long!
  11. quoting_mungo

    quoting_mungo Administrator Staff Member

    A furry forum I can moderate without tearing my hair out. :p

    Rants & Raves was pretty toxic, and would require way too much babysitting to be brought back in an acceptable form.
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  12. Rant

    Rant Haters Gonna Hate

  13. Sergei Sóhomo

    Sergei Sóhomo Well-Known Member

    No call outs
    No naming
    No targetting

    Seems like it'd be pretty simple to moderate considering you'd almost always tell the content by the title alone
  14. ZaraphayxRedux

    ZaraphayxRedux The Postmaster

    Just because it didn't cater to your sensibilities doesn't make it 'toxic'

    Rant: Nerds Who Universalize Their Preferences Into Absolutes.
  15. Pipistrele

    Pipistrele Smart batto!

    Unsurprisingly, people bitching about everything can be pretty toxic .з.
  16. Wither

    Wither Is honestly confused by life.

    It wasn't that toxic. Y'know, when it wasn't about furry porn, sex, politics or religion. Porn and sex only due to the weird anti-furry porn culture old FaF had (despite literally everyone there becoming a gross fur down the line regardless).

    However, I'm going to give some credit to your argument. Comparatively, R&R did have more fights. Also, it likely will require a bit more babysitting, mostly because nothing actually happens on these forums as it is and a lot of it is impersonal threads about general nothingness. And politics.

    Now, I'm going to go over just why I, and others, but mostly me, want R&R back. How I remember it is as the community hub, where I learned about my fellow forum members. It was a place to talk about your shitty day, good fortune, new job, happy times, and the rough moment your in (and also argue about religion like a bunch of monkeys until a mod logged on and called everyone retards before locking it). There was a lot of playful ribbing, actual conversation, support, and genuinely memorable moments on top of the "toxicity" you remember. I do believe R&R is what gave FaF community. You may not have liked the community it was, but remember, the people who comprised that community are gone (that I'm sure of). I can only imagine it being different, and likely a whole lot more accepting if given the opportunity to grow.

    If you and the rest of the staff are pleased with how the forums are now, then fuck me i guess :v
    but i just sincerely miss the section of the forums. In my nostalgia tinted glasses, all my good memories were born in R&R (and forum games).
    pls fix
    get ur shit right

    i mean
    you can talk about good things
    a lot of the awesome threads from R&R were raves
    people like things and like talking about things they like
    you negative nancy

    More or less this, yes.
  17. Revates

    Revates I'm Gay

    @quoting_mungo EXCUSE YOU, MEAN MOD LADY. I would like the rants and raves section back, because I want somewhere I can rant and rave otherwise my heart feels empty and cold. Ask yourself this mod lady, do you want me to have a cold empty heart?
  18. Martin2W

    Martin2W Tombstone The Huggable Sergal

    Oh hi revates. So you joined FAF? You met me at phoenixed. Did you win moderator election?
  19. Martin2W

    Martin2W Tombstone The Huggable Sergal

    Im not active anymore on both forums I moved to discord. I can Invite you to our server.
  20. Ravofox

    Ravofox And a few other fursonas as well

    Oh, that's where you went:p
    I'll be sure to see you around there too eventually:)
  21. ZaraphayxRedux

    ZaraphayxRedux The Postmaster

    Bolded the operative word. hth
  22. Martin2W

    Martin2W Tombstone The Huggable Sergal

    If you lucky to get an invite.
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  23. Pipistrele

    Pipistrele Smart batto!

    Thing is, such threads have a never-failing tendency to eventually become toxic. Either OP is angry beyond reasonable measure to begin with, or other posters start flingling crap at each other at some point. I never saw a rant post that didn't went into full drama/offtopic mode after 10 posts or so, it's all cancer and clutter after that. In other words, such threads don't always become toxic due to not reaching its potential toxicity, rather than not having that potential to begin with. Hth
  24. ZaraphayxRedux

    ZaraphayxRedux The Postmaster

    Yeah it's almost like the entire point of rant threads is to vent negative emotions in a context where all involved parties are forewarned of the tone of the conversation.

    It would be a shame if certain individuals went into such an environment foolishly expecting something else.

    It would be an even bigger shame if said individuals reflexively characterized these interactions as 'toxic' because said individuals expect others to never express negativity or disagree.

    Might be a lack of social intelligence????

    idk I'm a dullard pls help.
  25. Wither

    Wither Is honestly confused by life.

    MODS there are people arguing in my thread and it ISN'T IN THE RANTS AND RAVES SECTION THAT WE DON'T EVEN HAVE
    Not every OP is a raging maniac. They're just either upset at a thing, or happy about a thing. I have no idea where you're getting these ideas that everyone is a chimp-brained monkey and can't control emotions.

    Also, every thread had a "potential to be toxic" back in the day. That's how the forums were. It had nothing to do with what the thread was, we just liked ribbing each other (or just straight up shitting on each other) for fun.
    Every thread now has "toxic potential" does too. I can go into literally any thread and call the OP a shit eating retard who was prematurely birthed from a squid. Rants and Raves doesn't enable me to be any more toxic.
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2017
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