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CannonFodder

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Oscar Wilder

still not impressed
Crazy stuff, I've still got to get my head out of the dirt for all this stuff.
 

CatalinaTamiko

Miss Priss
there are also people that join in just to cause trouble. They jump in, post a lot of stuff just because it's banned. and then they make like 8-10 accounts to whine about it either being there or whine about it being banned when it gets removed.

Ive actually seen people do that just to cause drama so they can sit back and watch it for a good laugh. (incident on FAP when it was still up and a couple here on fa a while back) dont remember who all did it, but they went to a furry site, posted a bunch of human porn with a tail either drawn or photo shopped onto the pic to call it furry. then they made another account to whine about it getting banned.
 

Xaerun

"toxic and negative"
Is there a way someone can manually register with an FA admin then? That would help me a lot. D:
Unfortunately no.

I love the fact that a mod locked the duplicate thread asking about this account issue while they're still blatantly ignoring this one and giving no answers.

Xaerun, no one who matters has addressed the issue. Mind actually filling us in? :V

An answer:
No ETA at the moment, it will return as soon as possible.

A revised system is in the works.

There is also no ETA on an ETA.
 
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Oscar Wilder

still not impressed
Thanks for the info Xaerun
 

Oscar Wilder

still not impressed
Where is the fun in just telling people what they want to know?
 

Rakko

New Member
Call me ignorant of site programming, but was there something so fundamentally broken about the old system that it required immediate shut down and repair? Did an update break the system somehow? Its been multiple weeks now, from what I can gather. Don't you think it would be better to just leave the old system up and not cause mass confusion rather than make whatever these changes are? I would assume that a better alternative to having one of the most important functions of your website being left completely unusable for an extended period of time. Just think of all the potential members unaware of the forums that have absolutely no idea what's going on.This seems like something that would be best left for a scheduled downtime rather than just ignoring the issue and leaving all your potential members completely in the dark.



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Oscar Wilder

still not impressed
I get the feeling its more of a reactive thing, legal issues etc.

Like health and safety in the UK, if they say you have to do something, you bloody well do it regardless of the cost.

If FA thought that they might have legal issues in the future with content or memberships, I think they would just get it fixed then tell everyone what they have done and deal with the butthurt later.
 
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Rakko

New Member
As is expected, I just saw Dragoneer's name pop up on the "Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread" box at the bottom, yet no post.

Perhaps we should all just flood his inbox with PMs. Then he'd have to care. 8D
 

CannonFodder

Resistance is futile! If 0 ohm
As is expected, I just saw Dragoneer's name pop up on the "Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread" box at the bottom, yet no post.

Perhaps we should all just flood his inbox with PMs. Then he'd have to care. 8D
I lol'd
 

Oscar Wilder

still not impressed
As is expected, I just saw Dragoneer's name pop up on the "Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread" box at the bottom, yet no post.

Perhaps we should all just flood his inbox with PMs. Then he'd have to care. 8D

Pretty sure you wouldn't win that fight.
 

Ben

Banned
Banned
If FA thought that they might have legal issues in the future with content or memberships, I think they would just get it fixed then tell everyone what they have done and deal with the butthurt later.

Because informing people of what's going on, rather than confusing them greatly and alienating thousands of potential members is a very smart business decision. Boy howdy.
 

Swampwulf

Verbose Senior Bitch
Because informing people of what's going on, rather than confusing them greatly and alienating thousands of potential members is a very smart business decision. Boy howdy.

Business? You think this is a business?
Businesses usually exist to make money.
FA is just a social site that 'Neer keeps running with his own time, freely given and, from what I understand money out of his own pocket when there aren't enough donations to cover expenses.

he and his team will get around to doing what they want to do when they get around to it.

...otherwise, I'm sure they' be happy to refund what you paid to become a member off the site. :rolleyes:
 

CatalinaTamiko

Miss Priss
No ETA at the moment, it will return as soon as possible.

A revised system is in the works.



thank you greatly. I'm glad you're working on it yall *offers huggles to mods and admins as apology*
 

Ben

Banned
Banned
Business? You think this is a business?
Businesses usually exist to make money.
FA is just a social site that 'Neer keeps running with his own time, freely given and, from what I understand money out of his own pocket when there aren't enough donations to cover expenses.

he and his team will get around to doing what they want to do when they get around to it.

...otherwise, I'm sure they' be happy to refund what you paid to become a member off the site. :rolleyes:
Well it certainly doesn't make sense to run this website without the intention of turning some sort of profit. Regardless of how you frame it, this course of action is incredibly illogical, and entirely short-witted.

And yes, I'm aware FA is a free service, that I don't have to use it, and that additionally, this problem doesn't affect me. But really, you have to question the soundness of the site administrator's mind when he decides to close new users out for over two weeks, without any sort of explanation or end in sight.

And no Dragoneer, I have no personal vendetta against you-- I'm just really disappointed sometimes with how you run the site. Of course, we are in the minority, and the brainless fapbeasts are the ones who keep this site running. But really, where's the sense in turning away new fapbeasts that would continue fueling FurAffinity? It just doesn't make a lick of sense to me.
 

Rakko

New Member
No, it doesn't make sense, and its a very poor decision. I always found the idea of "but he runs this for free" to be a ridiculous argument. Yes, we don't have any actual pull on the site because its free, but that doesn't mean that commenting on the poor decisions that lead to inconvenience of both ourselves and others is somehow undeserved. I would excuse this down time if there was some effort by the staff to actually keep the members updated on exactly what's going on. However, instead, they've decided to take an alternate route of ignoring it and hoping it doesn't get out of hand.

I honestly wish there was an decent alternative to furaffinity. It would be nice to explore some other options as far as this site goes.
 

CannonFodder

Resistance is futile! If 0 ohm
I honestly wish there was an decent alternative to furaffinity. It would be nice to explore some other options as far as this site goes.
Furnation?
 

SkippOtter

New Member
Business? You think this is a business?
Businesses usually exist to make money.
FA is just a social site that 'Neer keeps running with his own time, freely given and, from what I understand money out of his own pocket when there aren't enough donations to cover expenses.

he and his team will get around to doing what they want to do when they get around to it.

...otherwise, I'm sure they' be happy to refund what you paid to become a member off the site. :rolleyes:

This. Very, very this.

Well it certainly doesn't make sense to run this website without the intention of turning some sort of profit. Regardless of how you frame it, this course of action is incredibly illogical, and entirely short-witted.

...you have to question the soundness of the site administrator's mind when he decides to close new users out for over two weeks, without any sort of explanation or end in sight.

...we are in the minority, and the brainless fapbeasts are the ones who keep this site running.

Sure it does. Not everything has to be for profit. "fun" and "altruism" can also play a part. If he wanted it to be for profit, he would have charged a registration fee from the get-go. Heck, he could even stick a tiny little Google AdWords somewhere and start turning a profit. Why not? Perhaps he wants to get above the commercialism and focus on art.

And you don't really have to, there are sites out there (e.g. Demonoid) that offer free registration, but you just have to be lucky and register when they're open. And they do fine, plenty of users, little drama, no major funding issues.

No, no we don't. Unless you are an admin/mod/developer you don't keep the site running. The "brainless fapbeasts" drive content. The site would do just fine if one or 100,000 quit all at once.
 

Rakko

New Member
LOL. Right. That's very reassuring. That pretty much tells me all I really need to know about the situation.

I fail to see how electing one of the staff to take 5 minutes to explain something would detract from your focus on the issue.
 
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Oscar Wilder

still not impressed
LOL. Right. That's very reassuring. That pretty much tells me all I really need to know about the situation.

I fail to see how electing one of the staff to take 5 minutes to explain something would detract from your focus on the issue.

Minus 5 minutes of work on fixing it.
 
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