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So wait......is FA intended to be a porn site first and art/social site second?

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Kaluna

*squeak squeak squeak*
Because it really is seeming more and more like that.
Most of the userbase is there for porn.
Dragoneer is painfully open about his own fetishes and porn, and has fictional sex (and maybe real sex) with other users.
There are advertisements for porn all over the site.
Even non-adult art is usually fetish based.

The site clearly tailors to a porn and fetish obsessed userbase.

Why does everybody share their fetishes with eachother?!?! And make them part of their character descriptions! "I have a purple dog shaft and like scat" was pretty damn close to what I saw on someone's apparently "clean" fursuit reference. Sorry, but even if you don't fuck in it, telling people what that character likes to do with his "twin brother" is just way too much for me to consider them a clean fursuiter. That's gross! Keep it to yourself and your partner(s). What's the allure of being a virtual pornstar/whore/slut? Why would you want all of your friends to know what gets you off?!?

Are all (most) furries perverts? Is that a redundant statement?
Porn frightens me! Especially furry porn because the idea of being attracted sexually to a something with an animal face bothers me. But I love furry art and fursuits and some of the people on FA are really awesome, so I stick around.

Are there any furry art sites that aren't for porn? I just am really starting to get bothered by this but have not found any comparably active furry sites for art or social networking.

What's (one of the many things) wrong with FA?

social networking + porn site = creepy mass of people jacking off to eachother


Furthermore, when I disallow mature artwork there are still nasty ads, vore pictures, inflation pictures, babyfur pictures, etc. And the occasional misflagged mature piece. Also if someone watches me or tries to make friends, then I can't tell if they're a scary perv or not unless I allow mature artwork. More than once I've chatted with someone for a little bit only to find out that they have thousands of porn pictures favorited, I don't want to be friends with someone when I know what they get off to, and would be exposed to pictures of it constantly.

So many things I can't unsee!! Never enough eyebleach......

T_T
 

dinosaurdammit

White Devil
Don't like it? Move on, more multicolored dog dicks for US to oogle over.

Not all of us get off to animal head people porn. I don't. I like to draw fucked up shit but I don't get my rocks off to it. Maybe you are being a bit harsh to judge friendship over what a person likes to get off to. It isn't affecting you really and it seems a bit unfair. They can be normal people to your face but be freaks in the bedroom. I cannot see how their fetishes would harm your friendship.
 
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Kaluna

*squeak squeak squeak*
Don't like it? Move on, more multicolored dog dicks for US to oogle over.

Not all of us get off to animal head people porn. I don't. I like to draw fucked up shit but I don't get my rocks off to it. Maybe you are being a bit harsh to judge friendship over what a person likes to get off to. It isn't affecting you really and it seems a bit unfair. They can be normal people to your face but be freaks in the bedroom. I cannot see how their fetishes would harm your friendship.
You misundertand me, that or I am not making myself clear. I respect all lifestyles and types of people. I don't respect being public about it with your firends and strangers. Like, "Oh hey bro check out this pic I commissioned of me getting tentacle raped by a dog/goat monster." "Oh wow, murr, that's hot, *favorite*" That's not the friendship I'm looking for. Heck, I have my own strange fetishes but I don't tell people about them. I like to keep my art and social life separate from my kinks. The question at hand it, which is FA intended to be: porn site or art/social site? Or it it supposed to happily combine both, because that's where I start feeling uncomfortable.
 

Trpdwarf

Lurking in Castle Moats
You are aware that humans are sexual creatures right? That does not mean however that FA is mostly for porn. If it were our stats of submissions would reflect mostly porn, except that most of our submissions are mostly NOT porn. So please do your research before you make assumptions sweetie.

Now if you really are bothered by seeing the porn I highly suggest you turn on the filter. That's the nice about the filter option is that you don't have to see the porn if you don't want to.

Now for the rest of what you have to say please remember that human beings in general are perverted creatures. They are sexual creatures...and every single community out there has their share of perversion and porn. It exists in great numbers in the science fiction community, the anime community, the gamer community...it's in every sub-group and sub-culture out there. When you go online there is literally porn everywhere and of everything. That's the nature of how things are and you should not put to much into it, or judge too much by it.

EDIT: And really furries are not all about porn. It's just that unlike many other groups we don't really have a canon to hide behind. We have our content and that's pretty much it. Eh...that's a really complicated thing to get into. You'd have to cross analyze multiple groups to understand where I am going with this.
 
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Kaluna

*squeak squeak squeak*
You are aware that humans are sexual creatures right? That does not mean however that FA is mostly for porn. If it were our stats of submissions would reflect mostly porn, except that most of our submissions are mostly NOT porn. So please do your research before you make assumptions sweetie.

Now if you really are bothered by seeing the porn I highly suggest you turn on the filter. That's the nice about the filter option is that you don't have to see the porn if you don't want to.

Now for the rest of what you have to say please remember that human beings in general are perverted creatures. They are sexual creatures...and every single community out there has their share of perversion and porn. It exists in great numbers in the science fiction community, the anime community, the gamer community...it's in every sub-group and sub-culture out there. When you go online there is literally porn everywhere and of everything. That's the nature of how things are and you should not put to much into it, or judge too much by it.

=/ I really am not intending for this to be an attack on fetishes or porn. I understand and accept both. I don't care at all what people do in their bedroom, but I don't want to know about it. What I am trying to address here is the uncomfortableness I feel when people combine their social life with their sex life. I feel the two should be separate.

Also, turning off my mature filter (it's almost always off anyways) doesn't block all the fetishy stuff. I don't want to be friends with someone who is mainly on FA for a fetish. I'm a modest and shy person, and it ruins my courage and drive to make friends when I am emotionally disturbed by furry porn (particularly that of characters I loved from childhood - please leave Tail's ass alone T_T).
 

Verin Asper

The Smart Idiot
You misundertand me, that or I am not making myself clear. I respect all lifestyles and types of people. I don't respect being public about it with your firends and strangers. Like, "Oh hey bro check out this pic I commissioned of me getting tentacle raped by a dog/goat monster." "Oh wow, murr, that's hot, *favorite*" That's not the friendship I'm looking for. Heck, I have my own strange fetishes but I don't tell people about them. I like to keep my art and social life separate from my kinks. The question at hand it, which is FA intended to be: porn site or art/social site? Or it it supposed to happily combine both, because that's where I start feeling uncomfortable.
its an art site that allows porn, and like common sense say "You dont have to" in other words if you dont like it you dont have to be here, and/or dont have to post your fetishes...to which like a small group of furries "We'll find out your fetish even thru your clean works"

Also it seems that you believe folks on FA become friends just cause of their fetish...note I hate hyper furs but I'm friends with a hyper fur just cause they dont talk about it non stop and we rather play video games.
 
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Kaluna

*squeak squeak squeak*
its an art site that allows porn, and like common sense say "You dont have to" in other words if you dont like it you dont have to be here, and/or dont have to post your fetishes...to which like a small group of furries "We'll find out your fetish even thru your clean works"

Also it seems that you believe folks on FA become friends just cause of their fetish...note I hate hyper furs but I'm friends with a hyper fur just cause they don't talk about it non stop and we rather play video games.

-sigh- Of course it's a choice. And you won't believe how much FA has opened my eyes to how strange people are even though they have scary (imo) fetishes. I have become immensely more accepting of it. But the level of openness is what bothers me. Where else in the world do friends share and talk about and draw fetish art for eachother? It's frustrating to see someone who has a cute fursuit and I go to their page to see what they're like and there it is, right on their profile, all of their fetishes and kinks and whatnot. I don't want to give that fursuiter a hug anymore. =[ It makes me uncomfortable is all, and I feel out of place on FA because of it. When it comes to sex I am shy and somewhat immature. In fact, seeing balto porn on DA at age 11 was enough to make me stay away from the fandom until two years ago. I feel that I am surely a "furry" whatever that means. And I have made many awesome friends through FA, some of which do have some fetish art and porn on their profiles but it's not who they are. Even as you noted above you have a friend who is a hyperfur, not is into hyperfurs. There is a difference.
 

CannonFodder

Resistance is futile! If 0 ohm
Spliff go onto popufur and look at who is the majority.
Your question is answered, and you're welcome [/thread]
 

Trpdwarf

Lurking in Castle Moats
=/ I really am not intending for this to be an attack on fetishes or porn. I understand and accept both. I don't care at all what people do in their bedroom, but I don't want to know about it. What I am trying to address here is the uncomfortableness I feel when people combine their social life with their sex life. I feel the two should be separate.

Also, turning off my mature filter (it's almost always off anyways) doesn't block all the fetishy stuff. I don't want to be friends with someone who is mainly on FA for a fetish. I'm a modest and shy person, and it ruins my courage and drive to make friends when I am emotionally disturbed by furry porn (particularly that of characters I loved from childhood - please leave Tail's ass alone T_T).

I completely agree 100% that people should not mix their social life and their sex life. However people in general are not always good about what they should do and what they do. The Furaffinity Administration however has no control over how treat their social life and their sexual life or interest. That some people combine things that perhaps should be private is...not something we can really do much about unless it breaks the rules in some way.

That said the fact some people do things you don't agree with does not mean FA cares more about porn and is mostly about porn and social stuff second. Really Fur Affinity is a highly socially driven site. There are so many group accounts there built around social ideas, including fur-meets, and location. If you live in X state in X country you may find a group that is for that area, and in doing so find other furs around you. There are countless people who keep track of others using FA, contacting, talking, commenting, planning, commissioning...etc. In time we can all expect perhaps more social features to give people more flexibility and freedom.

I understand you are uncomfortable but..there is not much one can do. You can choose to watch only people who do general art, and try befriend just furries who keep their sexual life private. I wish you great luck with that. However...you could try to learn to be somewhat tolerant of people's stuff if they at least do not flaunt it in your face publicly. Surely that counts for something? If people in real life keep that stuff out of your face publicly, is it really that big of a deal if they use FA to locate people who cater to their bedroom activities and have a few porn faves here and there and maybe a few commissions?
 

Kaluna

*squeak squeak squeak*
Spliff go onto popufur and look at who is the majority.
Your question is answered, and you're welcome [/thread]
Believe it or not, that is EXACTLY what prompted me to start this thread.
But I thank you anyhow.
 

Belluavir

Fag Enabler, Breeder Disabler
I don't wish to offend you, but you're being really immature about this. So you get porn sometimes when you don't want to see porn, so what? When I'm looking for furry porn, sometimes I get stuff that I don't like, it's no big deal, I just ignore it.
 

CannonFodder

Resistance is futile! If 0 ohm
Believe it or not, that is EXACTLY what prompted me to start this thread.
But I thank you anyhow.
I know how you feel, a yiffsuiter wondered why I didn't want him to give me a hug.
I'm a, "prune" so what?
 

Kaluna

*squeak squeak squeak*
I completely agree 100% that people should not mix their social life and their sex life. However people in general are not always good about what they should do and what they do. The Furaffinity Administration however has no control over how treat their social life and their sexual life or interest. That some people combine things that perhaps should be private is...not something we can really do much about unless it breaks the rules in some way.

That said the fact some people do things you don't agree with does not mean FA cares more about porn and is mostly about porn and social stuff second. Really Fur Affinity is a highly socially driven site. There are so many group accounts there built around social ideas, including fur-meets, and location. If you live in X state in X country you may find a group that is for that area, and in doing so find other furs around you. There are countless people who keep track of others using FA, contacting, talking, commenting, planning, commissioning...etc. In time we can all expect perhaps more social features to give people more flexibility and freedom.

I understand you are uncomfortable but..there is not much one can do. You can choose to watch only people who do general art, and try befriend just furries who keep their sexual life private. I wish you great luck with that. However...you could try to learn to be somewhat tolerant of people's stuff if they at least do not flaunt it in your face publicly. Surely that counts for something? If people in real life keep that stuff out of your face publicly, is it really that big of a deal if they use FA to locate people who cater to their bedroom activities and have a few porn faves here and there and maybe a few commissions?
You are absolutely right, and I suppose it's much more vivid to me than someone who has been in the fandom longer. I've never seen people behave so rudely, dramatically, and slutty as some of the furries I've met on FA. It's shocking to say the least. This site really is making me a more tolerant person though. Just today I got a favorite and a watch from a babyfur. Used to be, that was an insult rather than a compliment. I didn't want babyfurs to like my art. But today I was thinking about it about I ended up having a talk with my boyfriend about acceptance of people and how it's okay to be a babyfur and okay to be public about it at least somewhere. I understand that FA is the only place some people know of to go to see and share what they like. But no matter how I look at it and try to be okay with it, I can't. I feel very uncomfortable browsing around sometimes, and more than embarrassed to go on the site around friends who aren't furries, with or without the filter. If the social aspect of the site didn't exist, I wouldn't be here. I just wish there were more standards of decency on the site, and perhaps for the admin and in particular the owner to be less open about their fetishes since they are the "face" of the site.
 

CannonFodder

Resistance is futile! If 0 ohm
You are absolutely right, and I suppose it's much more vivid to me than someone who has been in the fandom longer. I've never seen people behave so rudely, dramatically, and slutty as some of the furries I've met on FA. It's shocking to say the least. This site really is making me a more tolerant person though. Just today I got a favorite and a watch from a babyfur. Used to be, that was an insult rather than a compliment. I didn't want babyfurs to like my art. But today I was thinking about it about I ended up having a talk with my boyfriend about acceptance of people and how it's okay to be a babyfur and okay to be public about it at least somewhere. I understand that FA is the only place some people know of to go to see and share what they like. But no matter how I look at it and try to be okay with it, I can't. I feel very uncomfortable browsing around sometimes, and more than embarrassed to go on the site around friends who aren't furries, with or without the filter. If the social aspect of the site didn't exist, I wouldn't be here. I just wish there were more standards of decency on the site, and perhaps for the admin and in particular the owner to be less open about their fetishes since they are the "face" of the site.
What you can do is develop friendships with people you like and such instead of those in it for sex.
 

Kaluna

*squeak squeak squeak*
I don't wish to offend you, but you're being really immature about this. So you get porn sometimes when you don't want to see porn, so what? When I'm looking for furry porn, sometimes I get stuff that I don't like, it's no big deal, I just ignore it.
As I said before, I am immature, especially about sex and porn. I feel that's part of what I consider myself a furry. I love talking walking people animals and animals in general. I'll never grow out of cartoons or stuffed animals, and I act like a little kid half the time. I know how to be mature and I live on my own, pay my own bills, and work hard everyday so don't give me crap about it. The point at hand is that I feel that awesome cute, fluffy, furry stuff does not mix with nasty, kinky, murry purry stuff. But so many people do mix it.
 

CannonFodder

Resistance is futile! If 0 ohm
As I said before, I am immature, especially about sex and porn. I feel that's part of what I consider myself a furry. I love talking walking people animals and animals in general. I'll never grow out of cartoons or stuffed animals, and I act like a little kid half the time. I know how to be mature and I live on my own, pay my own bills, and work hard everyday so don't give me crap about it. The point at hand is that I feel that awesome cute, fluffy, furry stuff does not mix with nasty, kinky, murry purry stuff. But so many people do mix it.
What most furries don't realize is the anthros are necessary to furry, but sex isn't necessary to furry.
IMO you should not give a fuck about the perverts and just go about your day.
inb4 someone starts arguing with me about the definition of, "pervert".
 

CannonFodder

Resistance is futile! If 0 ohm
You mean PRUDE right? Prune is like something old people eat to stay regular.
<Sorry drunk.
Considering I just had tequila I am not making as many grammatical mistakes as you would expect.
 

Browder

Wishes He could Fly
FA is intended to be an art site that caters to furries and promotes freedom of expression as much as it can allow. If the userbase primarily responds to porn ads, and chooses to draw fetish artwork then you should worry about the userbase and not the focus of the site.

<Sorry drunk.
Considering I just had tequila I am not making as many grammatical mistakes as you would expect.
Drunkposting. Don't do it. >:[
 

CannonFodder

Resistance is futile! If 0 ohm
FA is intended to be an art site that caters to furries and promotes freedom of expression as much as it can allow. If the userbase primarily responds to porn ads, and chooses to draw fetish artwork then you should worry about the userbase and not the focus of the site.
FA had good intentions, but forgot who is the average furry.
Really the only real way they could fix the problem is if they auto-balanced popularity. Like if something is porn knock it down a few pegs on the popularity in the search function.
Drunkposting. Don't do it. >:[
Apparently alcohol doesn't effect me that much, just makes me piss alot.
 

Trpdwarf

Lurking in Castle Moats
You are absolutely right, and I suppose it's much more vivid to me than someone who has been in the fandom longer. I've never seen people behave so rudely, dramatically, and slutty as some of the furries I've met on FA. It's shocking to say the least. This site really is making me a more tolerant person though. Just today I got a favorite and a watch from a babyfur. Used to be, that was an insult rather than a compliment. I didn't want babyfurs to like my art. But today I was thinking about it about I ended up having a talk with my boyfriend about acceptance of people and how it's okay to be a babyfur and okay to be public about it at least somewhere. I understand that FA is the only place some people know of to go to see and share what they like. But no matter how I look at it and try to be okay with it, I can't. I feel very uncomfortable browsing around sometimes, and more than embarrassed to go on the site around friends who aren't furries, with or without the filter. If the social aspect of the site didn't exist, I wouldn't be here. I just wish there were more standards of decency on the site, and perhaps for the admin and in particular the owner to be less open about their fetishes since they are the "face" of the site.

You know you are again, on the internet. This is unfortunately, a place where many many people act out in ways they would never in real life. It's part of the whole being anonymous thing I suppose. It's not just on FA either. It's in so many places and in so many corners of the internet these days.

I have nothing more to say to this.
 

Kaluna

*squeak squeak squeak*
FA is intended to be an art site that caters to furries and promotes freedom of expression as much as it can allow. If the userbase primarily responds to porn ads, and chooses to draw fetish artwork then you should worry about the userbase and not the focus of the site.


Drunkposting. Don't do it. >:[

Point duly noted. However the people that created that focus for the site *cough*Dragoneer*cough* are PART of the userbase, and most definitely part of the fetish/social combining aspect of the site.


On a side note: does anyone else get the feeling that the Fender in this month's banner seems to be saying "I see what you're doing there, dog dicks, eh?" or something along those lines?
 

Browder

Wishes He could Fly
FA had good intentions, but forgot who is the average furry.
Really the only real way they could fix the problem is if they auto-balanced popularity. Like if something is porn knock it down a few pegs on the popularity in the search function.
There is no problem. That was my point. Auto-balancing would be terrible and manipulative because we are trying to give the people what they want based on their interests and not what we should think their interests should be. The people want porn. Whatever. Let them have it. The majority has spoken.

Point duly noted. However the people that created that focus for the site *cough*Dragoneer*cough* are PART of the userbase, and most definitely part of the fetish/social combining aspect of the site.
It would be all kinds of terrible for me to speak for Dragoneer, but I bet you that if he had started out without porn and refused to add any up until now, FA would not be that different. Dragoneer would just be pissed because he could never place the commissions he had always wanted.

On a side note: does anyone else get the feeling that the Fender in this month's banner seems to be saying "I see what you're doing there, dog dicks, eh?" or something along those lines?
Now you're just being silly. :D
 
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Kaluna

*squeak squeak squeak*
You know you are again, on the internet. This is unfortunately, a place where many many people act out in ways they would never in real life. It's part of the whole being anonymous thing I suppose. It's not just on FA either. It's in so many places and in so many corners of the internet these days.

I have nothing more to say to this.
Can you tell me just one more thing? How do you say your name? Terp-duh-warf? Trip-dee-werf? Ter-are-ped-warf? I can stop trying to say it!! D=<
 

CannonFodder

Resistance is futile! If 0 ohm
On a side note: does anyone else get the feeling that the Fender in this month's banner seems to be saying "I see what you're doing there, dog dicks, eh?" or something along those lines?
That would be the greatest banner ever.
That'd be funny if there was a speech bubble saying, "I see you touching yourself".
There is no problem. That was my point. Auto-balancing would be terrible and manipulative because we are trying to give the people what they want based on their interests and not what we should think their interests should be. The people want porn. Whatever. Let them have it. The majority has spoken.
Auto-balancing on the other hand would promote higher quality because right now to become popular draw porn. If they auto-balanced then they wouldn't be able to do that anymore.
 
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