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Fill me in, FAF

Kellie Gator

Moral Minority
So way back in 2013 I kinda went off the radar online and stayed off the furry fandom up until earlier this year, and when I came back to FAF and this place I kinda felt like I had missed a lot, I didn't even know that FA had been sold to IMVU.

And since the recent shitstorm all the posters here seem to be nostalgic about how great FAF used to be and I'm... perplexed, mostly 'cause I stayed off this forum for about two years and I'll he honest; I thought FAF was shit when I stopped going, even if I didn't stop visiting BECAUSE it was shit. So was there anything juicy going on in FAF or the fandom in general around 2013-2015 I missed out on?

Basically, I wanna catch up to what I was missing while I was gone. Please fill me in on all the good stuff and/or drama, I must know! Was FAF truly a glorious place or did it always suck? What's different now, what's stayed the same? Don't leave out any juicy detail.

I desire knowledge. Give me knowledge. And furries.
 

Zerig

So Graceful and Phallic
Banned
i don't think they mean 2013-2015 FAF

try further back
 
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Deleted member 82554

Guest
With the current administration FA and FAF has it will always suck. The more things change the more they stay the same...
 

Kellie Gator

Moral Minority
i don't think they mean 2013-2015 FAF

try further back
Well, I remember FAF from earlier but not sure I remember the greatness. Didn't we all pretty much hate each other back then?

Or, idfk, maybe I've gone senile.
 
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Amiir

Guest
I think the Zaush scandal or some shit like that happened during those years. What exactly happened, I don't know. If someone does, do enlighten me please
 

Kellie Gator

Moral Minority
Implying it was never not shit.
I don't get this "always shit" attitude, or "this forum is shit", on every forum I go to they complain about how shitty the forum is. Why so pessimistic.

I think the Zaush scandal or some shit like that happened during those years. What exactly happened, I don't know. If someone does, do enlighten me please
Ah yes, I heard of that. I'm uncomfortable with taking a stance 'cause I don't know all the details. But it seemed kinda major, some left just because of that.

But we're talking furries here, they'll "leave" at the drop of a fucking hat.
 
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Deleted member 82554

Guest
I don't get this "always shit" attitude, or "this forum is shit", on every forum I go to they complain about how shitty the forum is. Why so pessimistic.

Dunno. Maybe because people would rather complain about a problem rather than do anything about it. But dealing with problems take work and most people are inherently lazy.

So maybe just tired of seeing the same old same old #jaded
 

Kellie Gator

Moral Minority
Dunno. Maybe because people would rather complain about a problem rather than do anything about it. But dealing with problems take work and most people are inherently lazy.

So maybe just tired of seeing the same old same old #jaded
Of course we're lazy, we're furries and so far I haven't seen a single muscle fur on this damn forum.

We all need to hit the gym. And then we can have those gym orgies like in all the furry porn I've looked at. ;3
 

LazerMaster5

Lost in the Static
The attitude is the issue, of course.
 

Ahkrin Descol

RELIC Specialist
Never understood that one... posting about how shit a forum is and then proceeding to continue using it.
 
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Deleted member 82554

Guest
How do you expect to leave the house if you get stuck in all the doorways? Go on a diet and begin exercising, fatso.

People come to me I don't go to them. Now where's that pizza. :V (it's not actually me by the way, I have my dignity. Wait, where am I again? o_O; )
 

Willow

FAF's #1 Terrorist
I kinda left around that time too partially because school but also because of what was going on at the time.
Basically what had happened was, Dragoneer announced the new UI for the site in the winter of 2013 I believe and also revealed a few new additions to the staff. This included the re-addition of Chase as a forum mod and adding Zaush who was to help work on the UI. In addition to this, there were also changes to the ToS here on FAF and no one was really happy about it. Basically for a time there were a handful of topics that were "banned" because of a major loophole in the forum's new ToS. Also a bunch of users were banned.

On the mainsite people had expressed their [legitimate] concerns about letting Zaush work on the UI because they didn't feel comfortable with letting a rapist be such a prominent figure in the community. The whole issue boiled down to "we can't prove he is, therefore he's not" even though people had screenshots and logs and all this other shit alluding to the fact that he was. So a lot of people left for Weasyl because again, Dragoneer doesn't know how to actually handle a situation. Both on the mainsite and the forums.

Of course a lot of people came back though because 1.Weasyl's forums are pretty dead most of the time and 2.this is the site where artists are making the most of their money

I don't get this "always shit" attitude, or "this forum is shit", on every forum I go to they complain about how shitty the forum is. Why so pessimistic.
Most forums are shit

I really only come here for you nerds
 
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LizardKing

Guest
This included the re-addition of Chase as a forum mod

That also includes the bizarre decision to initially include him under a pseudonym. Were they hoping to keep it a secret forever? Maybe they wanted to be able to say, "Ha! He's been on staff for a month already and not one server has exploded! I don't know what you're worried about!"

Edit: Actually that would be more applicable to Zidonuke, who was brought on in exactly the same way.
 

Kellie Gator

Moral Minority
On the mainsite people had expressed their [legitimate] concerns about letting Zaush work on the UI because they didn't feel comfortable with letting a rapist be such a prominent figure in the community. The whole issue boiled down to "we can't prove he is, therefore he's not" even though people had screenshots and logs and all this other shit alluding to the fact that he was. So a lot of people left for Weasyl because again, Dragoneer doesn't know how to actually handle a situation. Both on the mainsite and the forums.

Of course a lot of people came back though because 1.Weasyl's forums are pretty dead most of the time and 2.this is the site where artists are making the most of their money
Hmm. I feel like the personal matters of a guy and if he did or did not rape someone isn't any of our business BUT, the leaks certainly didn't paint him in a pretty picture and it was dumb as fuck of 'Neer to make him admin, I guess.

FA has felt like my home for almost a decade now, but... damn, bro, the staff just does everything WRONG. I guess it gives me stories to tell non-furs about.~
 

Brassy

Banned
Banned
I've been around since before the eevee scandal. FA has always been shit and there is always a scandal every year. What made the board great during this time period was the moderation and posters. I have no idea what happened to most of them. Like I'm 100% convinced nylak is dead. I have no idea where everyone went. Everytime I come back there are less and less people that I remember.

If you didn't know the posters at that time then you can't understand the quality of FA now.
 
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