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What would You change in the Furry "Community"?

TheOneRealPotato

Professional potato in disguise
Rule 34. Learn to deal with it, get off the internet or avoid it entirely. Personally I'm quite happy with all the extra additions to my porn collection. Makes it a whole lot more spicy.

Assumptions won't get you anywhere. Also, I thought I told you NOT to listen to morons nor care about their opinions?

Also, learn the fucking difference between feral and anthro and the different stages. You are clearly completely lacking in this department.

OT: I don't really want to change anything. The fandom is fine as it is. I say fandom because this isn't a community. Literally the only thing we have in common is our liking of anthropomorphic animals.

I am not interested in controlling what others do, say or think.

dude. I'm a minor and yet some people do allow others of my age to view yiff pieces. From the icons I've come across when browsing, I'm telling you now, it needs to stop.

Have you ever wondered why furries have bad stereotypes?
 

Yakamaru

Bara mig och lite bensin
dude. I'm a minor and yet some people do allow others of my age to view yiff pieces. From the icons I've come across when browsing, I'm telling you now, it needs to stop.

Have you ever wondered why furries have bad stereotypes?
You can't tell others what to do. You can obviously SAY it, but you can't force anyone. There are filters you can use. You can also stay away sites with a notoriously shitty filter system such as for instance FA.

Some people allowing minors to view Yiff is not the majority let alone the whole fandom. Take it up on an individual level, not on a whole level.
 

Xaroin

THE ONE THE ONLY
I hate yiff as much as the people outside of the fandom, but that doesn't mean they should ban it. I also haven't drawn anything anthro (realizes the quick sketch of a fox bat for somebody was) n/m. Anyways I don't care about what others do because it doesn't matter to me. All these steryotypes seem to be tracable to CSI, so I was like "Oh, well that explains basically everything bad I've heard about this group". Another thing I like is the community. I kept seeing how nice they were in comments, and it confused me because (at the time) the steryotypes kept me away from making an account. Like always there are probably some that fit them, and if so, big deal. Once I got a discord channel I have 35% battery usage on my phone for that, and 25% for vainglory, so I'd say I'm hooked. I don't see it as a bad thing, but this has been only positive (besides that raid on the server early today/last night depending on your time zone) but I stopped feeling weird about this and I guess all I want to change is how others view the community from the outside, and nothing to really change on the inside because I cherry pick what I like and avoid the stuff I don't.
 

Shmallow

Member
Kids needs to be taught properly about sex, sexuality and the consequences that might pop up along with the potential dangers. Back in my day we did get properly educated on it when we were 13, almost 14. Dunno how it's currently though. But to teach this shit to anyone younger than 12/13 would be meaningless.

I dislike talking about IRL issues, so my thread was initially meant to cover cub porn. IRL, pedophilia is a very dangerous activity that can bring much harm to a child psychologically and sometimes even physically - no bueno. So let us not dwell on IRL scenarios and stick to art.
 

Shmallow

Member
I would like for sex to no longer be the no.1 way to become a popufur.
I'm not saying I dislike sex, hell I love it. BUT- people fuck their way into popularity, they become like pornographers, it's a horrible taint on the reputation of communities everywhere.

I understand your complaint. See, I will be another 'pornographer' who will post very 'naughty' stuff on FA and other furry platforms. However, I'm not doing it necessarily to gain popularity (as much as I really need the money, as my mother might be suffering from cancer), but because I have a massively inflated libido and a talent for art - by combining my wild imagination and finesse with a pen, I'm able to create really good stuff for not only my enjoyment, but for others to enjoy as well.

And, honestly, the furry fandom is the only one that allows me to express myself with the least amount of backlash from viewers. In a way, this community is the most open-minded out there. Still, there are many people (even in this thread alone) who oppose "Yiffing" and want to end everything to do with porn and sex on FA. I'm sorry I'll be "part of the problem ^^' "
 

Shmallow

Member
I hate yiff as much as the people outside of the fandom, but that doesn't mean they should ban it. I also haven't drawn anything anthro (realizes the quick sketch of a fox bat for somebody was) n/m. Anyways I don't care about what others do because it doesn't matter to me. All these steryotypes seem to be tracable to CSI, so I was like "Oh, well that explains basically everything bad I've heard about this group". Another thing I like is the community. I kept seeing how nice they were in comments, and it confused me because (at the time) the steryotypes kept me away from making an account. Like always there are probably some that fit them, and if so, big deal. Once I got a discord channel I have 35% battery usage on my phone for that, and 25% for vainglory, so I'd say I'm hooked. I don't see it as a bad thing, but this has been only positive (besides that raid on the server early today/last night depending on your time zone) but I stopped feeling weird about this and I guess all I want to change is how others view the community from the outside, and nothing to really change on the inside because I cherry pick what I like and avoid the stuff I don't.

Thank you for your comment! I'm glad the pornography aspect of the fandom doesn't disgust you as it does to many others. I know I and many other porno-creators make the furry fandom seem massively perverted, but I believe that the BEST of us (ZonkPunch, RedRusker, Adam Wan, etc.) do it because we love it. And others love it too, thus why it's so popular.
The community is also very accepting and tolerant, even though you stumble across the occasional negative nancy that wishes nothing more than to ban "uncommon" kinks, such as vore, cuckolding, inflation, etc. etc.
Anyway, you're a levelheaded dude! Stay frosty!
 

Shmallow

Member
dude. I'm a minor and yet some people do allow others of my age to view yiff pieces. From the icons I've come across when browsing, I'm telling you now, it needs to stop.

Have you ever wondered why furries have bad stereotypes?

All sects and fandoms have their "naughty" side, as sexuality is a fundamental part of everyone's life. Furaffinity has an option to hide all explicit material, and icons violating FA's guidelines (no explicit icons) can, and eventually will, be reported and taken down. You can report them yourself, actually, and make FA a better place for those who want to see only SFW stuff.

While some artists do it for "the money", many others, including myself, do it because we love it. As I've stated before, I have an intense libido and a talent for drawing, so the combination leads to lots of NSFW art. Right now I'm working on a very NSFW drawing, and I am sorry that I enjoy doing what I love, but you'll have to deal with it, until all of the website bans pornography.

By the way, if FA does ban pornography and explicit content, the website will lose most of its income, as less and less people will be interested in browsing gorgeous pictures of cute kittens by Falvie. It's just something that human beings like. And, again, I'm sorry that I'm part of the problem.
 

Shmallow

Member
Everything is ok in moderation. Some of late have just over done it.

Honestly, man, I dislike fursuits in general xD I know this is probably an unpopular opinion, but still. The suits remind me of creepy mascots and animatronics, like the ones from Five Nights At Freddy's. The squeaking is also annoying. The not-blinking part is also annoying. The janky movements and over-enthusiastic motions are also annoying.

But hey, that's just my opinion. No need to be angry at them for enjoying what they do. As long as they don't make all furries look stupid. Which, to be fair, they often do.
 

C.Y.AN

I am an omelet.
I understand your complaint. See, I will be another 'pornographer' who will post very 'naughty' stuff on FA and other furry platforms. However, I'm not doing it necessarily to gain popularity (as much as I really need the money, as my mother might be suffering from cancer), but because I have a massively inflated libido and a talent for art - by combining my wild imagination and finesse with a pen, I'm able to create really good stuff for not only my enjoyment, but for others to enjoy as well.

And, honestly, the furry fandom is the only one that allows me to express myself with the least amount of backlash from viewers. In a way, this community is the most open-minded out there. Still, there are many people (even in this thread alone) who oppose "Yiffing" and want to end everything to do with porn and sex on FA. I'm sorry I'll be "part of the problem ^^' "
I wasn't talking about art at all.
There's smutshare channels for local fandoms packed to the brim with people posting actual nude photos of themselves, they go to conventions and hire out rooms, they post "Someone come and fuck me" in the group chats & create the sexual stereotype of furs.
 
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Deleted member 82554

Guest
I would like for squeakers to not a be a thing anymore xD
Unless it's "Telephone". Only Telephone gets a squeaker since she's the only one that can really make it work for her.
 

Zipline

Noodle Fish
I thought Telephone was just Telephone, a genderless Angel-dragon. :v
you were right you smexy fox, telephone could pass for gender neutral. It looks a bit triggered though.
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Deleted member 82554

Guest
you were right you smexy fox, telephone could pass for gender neutral. It looks a bit triggered though.
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I am confused by this picture yet intrigued at the same time.

Well played, you crafty cat-dog, well played!
 

PlusThirtyOne

What DOES my username mean...?
What would i change?

if i had a single wish, it'd be that people would quit trying to change the fandom or fantasize about their own tailor-made group. The fandom isn't YOURS; it's everybody's. So long as nobody's getting hurt, let people do what they want to do! There are TONS of things i don't like within the fandom but i'd never want to take those aspects away from those that DO like them. if i don't want to see certain images, i block their tags. if i don't care for certain fiction, i simply avoid reading it. if a certain site doesn't allow me to pick and choose what i see, then i leave.

it really is that simple.
 

nerdbat

Green butt of reason
Honestly, I would come up with clear, distinguishable names/terms for various subgroups and target audiences within the fandom. If there's something that hurts it more than anything else, it's lack of direction - we have casual hobbyists alongside lifestylers and fursuiters, those who are here for the aesthetic mixed with those who are here for fluffy boobs, etc. That's why we have stupid questions like "How do I become a furry", situations where you're too afraid to talk about your fandom in public (since you're most likely be associated with "those plushie-wearing sex-indulging weirdos"), and stupid holywars about "what is "furry" and what is not", not to mention lots of people who are clearly into anthro art but avoid the fandom like a plague. Speaking shortly, it would be cool to have sub-fandoms or "genres" - anime fans have a well-developed terminology mostly supported by content creators themselves (shoujo, shonen, seinen, etc), and even brony community has something like that (mainly with accepting "cloppers" as separate audience), and in my opinion, that's something that could make things easier for the fandom in many ways.

And on something more general, it would be nice to see more influence from artists and other content creators and less influence from lifestylers and fursuiters. Despite being in the vast minority, it's the latter ones who get all the attention of mainstream media, to the point of, again, turning into some kind of "plushie-wearing weirdo club" in public eyes. Furry musicians/artists/game developers/[insert content here] need more exposure, since they are usually the ones who make most of the stuff within it, good or bad.
 
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Sergei Sóhomo

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Honestly, I would come up with clear, distinguishable names/terms for various subgroups and target audiences within the fandom. If there's something that hurts it more than anything else, it's lack of direction - we have casual hobbyists alongside lifestylers and fursuiters, those who are here for the aesthetic mixed with those who are here for fluffy boobs, etc. That's why we have stupid questions like "How do I become a furry", situations where you're too afraid to talk about your fandom in public (since you're most likely be associated with "those plushie-wearing sex-indulging weirdos"), and stupid holywars about "what is "furry" and what is not", not to mention lots of people who are clearly into anthro art but avoid the fandom like a plague. Speaking shortly, it would be cool to have sub-fandoms or "genres" - anime fans have a well-developed terminology mostly supported by content creators themselves (shoujo, shonen, seinen, etc), and even brony community has something like that (mainly with accepting "cloppers" as separate audience), and in my opinion, that's something that could make things easier for the fandom in many ways.

And on something more general, it would be nice to see more influence from artists and other content creators and less influence from lifestylers and fursuiters. Despite being in the vast minority, it's the latter ones who get all the attention of mainstream media, to the point of, again, turning into some kind of "plushie-wearing weirdo club" in public eyes. Furry musicians/artists/game developers/[insert content here] need more exposure, since they are usually the ones who make most of the stuff within it, good or bad.

No matter what you do, you will not be able to shake the stigma from furry. You can thank MSM and the fact that the first convention required fetish groups to survive which doesn't help us in the least. I also don't think the artists would make much difference since the media would only go for the porn artists. Hell, it might actually be worse for us if they talk about the shit they find with porn artists because the more fucked up it is to general society the more it'll sell as news
 

nerdbat

Green butt of reason
No matter what you do, you will not be able to shake the stigma from furry. You can thank MSM and the fact that the first convention required fetish groups to survive which doesn't help us in the least. I also don't think the artists would make much difference since the media would only go for the porn artists. Hell, it might actually be worse for us if they talk about the shit they find with porn artists because the more fucked up it is to general society the more it'll sell as news
Welp, shaking the stigma off is out the question - we're a bunch of weirdos by default, so of course there's always something to shit on (and that's perfectly fine - makes for a lot of unintentional comedy both from furries and MSM, lol). It's not like anime fans are so well-respected by outsiders either - despite aforementioned well-developed terminology, they will still be seen as "Those filthy weebs that dry-hump dakimakuras" by majority of the folks outside. What I mean is that it could make things easier for people within the fandom - less flamewars, easier to get groups of people with similar tastes together, and it'll also attract more indecisive folks to the fandom (like, "well, I don't have to hang out in the same room with plushie-humpers/tail-fappers to be a furry, so why not to give it a try", if putting politeness aside). And as for "more exposure" thing, while mainstream media will traditionally go for shittier aspect of the fandom, there still will be more fandom-created or fandom-influenced stuff to talk about than before. As much as it may seem shitty and cringeworthy, there's still a lot of great works of fiction and established, well-respected creators resulted from it. Narrowing the fandom down to "mascot partygoer community" doesn't do it justice, especially when we have guys like Stan Sakai and Dean Dodrill (those who made a name for themselves by years and years of making one cult classic after another, not squeaking around at furcons and bitching about made-up species like Telephone).
 
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Yakamaru

Bara mig och lite bensin
I dislike talking about IRL issues, so my thread was initially meant to cover cub porn. IRL, pedophilia is a very dangerous activity that can bring much harm to a child psychologically and sometimes even physically - no bueno. So let us not dwell on IRL scenarios and stick to art.
You can ignore reality but you cannot ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.

I also weren't talking about pedophilia. I was talking about being responsible adults and teach children properly about sex, sexuality and to teach them not to be trusting of strangers. But pedophilia is on the same agenda.

Parents are to be responsible and to teach their children properly. You also didn't answer my question.
 

Mobius

Mech pilot.
I'd wish for people to treat it like any other fandom - like Star Wars, for example. No more "coming out as a furry" and treating it as your only identity.
 
I'd wish for people to treat it like any other fandom - like Star Wars, for example. No more "coming out as a furry" and treating it as your only identity.
Some people find the furry fandom as a lifestyle. Or at least that's I've heard. Maybe that's why there's the whole "coming out as a furry" thing.
 

Mobius

Mech pilot.
Some people find the furry fandom as a lifestyle. Or at least that's I've heard. Maybe that's why there's the whole "coming out as a furry" thing.
Yeah, but it's almost like coming out as an apocalypse prepper or something. People generally see both communities as equally weird, but there's not really a need for coming out.
 
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