Owners of Fur Affinity, FurBuy clash over auctions
The furry marketplace heated up today as FurBuy owner Jurann was "permanently banned" from Fur Affinity for "false threats against users holding auctions on FA instead of furbuy" and "disruption of the community, drama starting and interference with user transactions."
Frankly, I'm sick of Jurann constantly threatening users, encouraging them to "Go to Furbuy...or else!"
It's a simple fact that there ARE rules and guidelines, and they are quite clearly not being followed on FA at present.
The two site owners were not always in opposition — indeed, at one time Fur Affinity and FurBuy considered sharing both talent and resources. FurBuy would have been hosted on FA-owned servers, while Jurann would have worked to improve Fur Affinity's code.
However, no agreement could be reached. Dragoneer claimed Jurann wanted to be given "the entire server" on which FurBuy's data would be present. Jurann in turn said he did not trust FA's staff or code with FurBuy's sensitive user data, citing the recent note leaks as justification.
We may never know all that goes on behind the scenes at these furry enterprises — or when or where their next clash will be. What is clear is that as businesses compete over a finite number of demanding customers, their battles begins to resemble those of much larger corporations.