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luffy

Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
Would possibly like to see a relationship forum. Maybe with an advice section, looking for relationship, and other things.
I think that other sites, such as furry dating sites, have this covered for us. Advice topics are allowed in other parts of the forum that are already accessible.
 
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Deleted member 134556

Guest
I've considered something like this but adding more ways for toxicity to be expressed is not a great idea, even if it's used in a joking manner.
This is a good point. I didn't think of that.
 
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Deleted member 134556

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I need an eggplant.

For reasons.
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Go to your room
 

Fallowfox

Are we moomin, or are we dancer?
There are loads of accounts with names like 'CharlaVine' that appear and are banned within 1 day.

What are these? Bots looking to promote advertising?

Does the forum remove them automatically?
 

luffy

Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
There are loads of accounts with names like 'CharlaVine' that appear and are banned within 1 day.

What are these? Bots looking to promote advertising?

Does the forum remove them automatically?
They match IPs blocked by the StopForumSpam index so I destroy them lol. But yeah, they're phishers.
 

Yakamaru

Level 32 Knight
They match IPs blocked by the StopForumSpam index so I destroy them lol. But yeah, they're phishers.
For some reason I imagined you sitting there cackling like a mad scientist as you see these bot accounts popping up.
Totally not what I would've done, by the way
 

Yakamaru

Level 32 Knight
More like groaning and hating that they make like 30 accounts a day I have to kill lol
"BEHOLD! THE SHINY BAN BUTTON!"
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Sorry, couldn't resist. Please don't ban. >:
 
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Deleted member 134556

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I used to be able to just copy and paste animated images and gifs, but now I have to download them and then upload them through the "attach files" for them to work. Any chance you can manage to change this and make it as easy to post gifs like the last time the forum was up?
 

Fallowfox

Are we moomin, or are we dancer?
They match IPs blocked by the StopForumSpam index so I destroy them lol. But yeah, they're phishers.

Is 'StopForumSpam' a website link that provides the IPs?
Perhaps it's possible to make a script that automatically checks newly registered user IPs and bans the accounts
 

Miles Marsalis

The Last DJ.
Is a phone app for the forums in development or out already?
 

Yakamaru

Level 32 Knight
That's a hell of a risky move for FA, especially with how the fandom at large is constructed.
How would you police it to ensure grooming and the like could not occur?
That's.. Actually a really valid point and one that does bring out a lot of concern. Probably better not to do a relationship thing after all.
 

quoting_mungo

Well-Known Member
Is 'StopForumSpam' a website link that provides the IPs?
Perhaps it's possible to make a script that automatically checks newly registered user IPs and bans the accounts
I know there’s plugins to do that for other forum software, so there might be for XenForo, too. Though with the tendency for XenForo plugins to have monthly costs, who knows if it would actually be feasible to use. :/
 

Protodevil

New Member
Hello!
I have a suggestion to improve search and make it much more relevant for everyone.
Exclude words: words that should be excluded from results.
Tickbox: "Exclude blocked"(when ticked all things from accounts personally blocked by user are excluded from search).
 

Raever

Chaotic Neutral Wreckage
It's kind of a weird idea to put recent favs in my opinion, when it seems like more than half the population of FA are Fav-Rapists and that category will likely fill out so fast with redundancies it'll prove useless for anything other than overexposing overexposed art.

It would do just as well if not better to have a Random Submissions category or recents for different media or genres. I saw in a layout someone did that they had a space for recent story submissions. If there was something like that for that, flash, and music on the frontpage, it might do well to encourage people to submit those different types of media more often since they'll be less likely to get lost in the sauce.

Or if it wouldn't be too taxing on the code and if it's possible, try something where the user can select the frontpage content they want to see (Sort of like a MyFurAffinity type thing, like Yahoo/Charter/AOL/other ISP homepages).

We could also make favorites a selection-based things, similar to DA or Steam. You can pick which of your favorites you want to permanently display, without future favorites cluttering or moving them back. I do like your media differentiation idea. I think writing and music submissions do not get nearly enough love. Maybe we could do something to make music and writing submission icons separate from the file? So artists can make their writing and music stand out more...?
 

ettogun

New Member
How about a separate block from normal browse for YCHs/reminders/commission page posts? There's already separate ones for writing/fursuiting/music, so this way if I want to browse commissions I can, and if I just wanna see people do art, I also can...
 

Fallowfox

Are we moomin, or are we dancer?
I know there’s plugins to do that for other forum software, so there might be for XenForo, too. Though with the tendency for XenForo plugins to have monthly costs, who knows if it would actually be feasible to use. :/

Could code one in a free software like R.
If the list is stored online then the 'download.file' function can be used to access it, along with the IPs of new users,
and then the 'match' function used to check for bad ones
 

Yakamaru

Level 32 Knight
Would it be possible for a life advice subforum?

For when wanting or giving advice pertaining to issues pertaining to life and other problems one might have?

May want to try and make sure it's made for its intended purpose and not allowed to have attention seekers abuse this subforum though.
 

ralanost

New Member
Will the watch list ever be updated? It's a bit slow and gives little information and there are no ways to sort the list. My biggest issue is that I have a large list. I want to sort by last updated and see if any of the people I follow just aren't updating anymore without having to check every single one.
 

Fallowfox

Are we moomin, or are we dancer?
I think a different approach is needed on policing harassment.

Currently reports are automatically dismissed if they're not filed by the user who is being harassed.
And this means that if a user is harassed until they leave the site, or is banned themselves, that their bullies will face no consequences- even if staff assess that they were outside of the site rules.
This specific situation has occurred several times recently, so it's a loophole that requires fixing.

If this is a rule being employed by the staff, it is not mentioned in the site code of conduct: https://www.furaffinity.net/coc

Something else of note is that a lot of hyperlinks on-site to the site policies simply lead to empty pages, which means it's not possible to check.
Both the community discussion and general discussion synopses lead to empty pages saying that 'the requested page could not be found,'

This is probably a result of link rot.
 

Fallowfox

Are we moomin, or are we dancer?
I guess I also should suggest that any content defending drawn child pornography, or underage access to sexual content, should be deleted.

I don't think it matters particularly whether the people posting this content are infracted for it- but removing the content from view would be in the interest of minors who use the site, and it would avoid the evolution of conversations that are frankly grotesque and which inevitably result in the rules being broken anyway.

Simply having a policy of deleting those threads as soon as they appear would allow staff to prevent those problems, instead of the more burdensome task of responding to a large number of reports after online harm has already been done.
 

TrishaCat

The Cat in the FAF
minors shouldn't be using the site to begin with
Minors don't belong in the furry fandom as the fandom is inherently fetishistic in nature, and ideally they should be barred from this forum

also reminder that what is being requested is the banning of discussion revolving around content that I can provably show can be found at your local bookstore or even in theaters in some cases. By extension such a rule would bar the positive discussion of artistic media you can buy off the shelf at a Books A Million for $12.99
Furthermore, this is a furry forum. What is a furry forum really for but to discuss furry content and the furry fandom at large? Or are we supposed to close our ears and pretend that Inkbunny doesn't exist and that FA never hosted cub art? Or am I expected to lie and say I don't like Inkbunny and that I fully support the rule changes on FA?
 
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