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Furry Art Pile ceases operation

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Furry Art Pile, an art archive and social networking site, has ceased operation after a little less than two years.

On the morning of August 28, 2008, those accessing the site saw the following message:

" FAP started two years ago to satisfy an itch, to be a better art website. For furries.

In this time, FAP grew into a very fun project. I developed solutions to very difficult technical problems, created new user interfaces, and learned a lot about maintaining a social website.

Two years later, this isn't fun for me anymore. I spend too much time everyday developing new features and optimizing the code to perfection; I never have time for my other projects. (Trust me, they're awesome projects).

So, I'm closing FAP.

Thank you for using FAP,

Dylan

PS:

FAP will continue to host files until the end of the month (when the donations run out).

"

The message went on to provide the following URLs for artists to download their own galleries: artists.php
and for connoisseurs to download their favorites: connoisseurs.php. Social-networking website MyFursona had shown interest in acquiring Furry Art Pile before it went offline, however were unsuccessful.[1]

On September 1, the site began to redirect to a music video of Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up".

Sources

  1. MyFursona and Furry Art Pile Posted by Tori Belliachi, August 28, 2008. Retrieved August 28, 2008.

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