I'm off to Anthrocon for the next few days. I may check in briefly, I may not. A few things before I go.
Anonymous posting will remain on Flayrah.com, as will administrator-privledged logging of IP addresses. I consider this a fair compromise. I reserve the right to moderate these boards. I have never removed a post yet, and hopefully I never will.
People with comments, whether they be good or bad, are always welcome. Look me up at AC, I'll probably have an 'Aureth' name badge on. Constructive comments are preferred, comments in the vein of 'you suck because you still like furry fandom' will be ignored.
I've stated my philosophy publicly before; I believe in building up, not tearing down. Yes, there are a great many things in furry fandom that disturb me quite a bit. I prefer to work on promoting and creating positive things, in an attempt to drown out the negatives. It may not always work, but I would much rather have fun creating things I enjoy, than being a cynical old bastard who gets off on telling people how stupid they are because they like 'furries'.
I've put seven months into this website. I like to think I'm doing something useful, providing something good to the fandom that has provided me with years of entertainment. Yes, Flayrah.com is a furry booster site. Slashdot is (was, at least) a linux booster site. Freshmeat is an open source booster site. I don't intend to post article after article about how the fandom is a festering pit of slimy evil fanboys, because I don't see it that way, and that is not the intention of Flayrah.com. Those of you who want to see this viewpoint championed should go start posting on the Burned Fur webboard, if there still is one. To each his own. As with the great newspapers of the country that often lean towards one political party or the other, Flayrah.com tends to lean to those who still enjoy furry fandom.
However, Flayrah still has an open submission queue. I do not approve every article that gets posted; there are three other story editors, and I would like to add one more. The discussion boards remain open, even to anonymous flamers. So, blaze away, folks. I'm curious as to who will try and claim I screw plushies in my fursuit while reading Genus as I paw around communing with my inner wolf spirit, first.