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    "This fandom sucks."

    ... If that's what you truly believe, why are you still here?

    Furry is and always will be bigger than any one of us individually.

    And even if we band together to "make vast and sweeping changes" we'll at best be laughed out and at worst, become persona non grata.

    But seriously, if you dislike the fandom so much, there's the door (*points to the door.*)

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    On a scale of offended to butt-hurt, which one are you?

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    Why didn't you just post this on the thread already designated to the topic?
    Why did this response need a new one?
    I don't
    understand.
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    Get a loada this guy here.
    Get a loada this guy here.
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    Because, that would be putting words in Wolf-bone's mouth... Vae

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurk2288 View Post
    On a scale of offended to butt-hurt, which one are you?
    Chill, bro! I'm completely chill.

    I'm just a bit annoyed at the attitude that somehow the fandom is "bad" because it's not meeting everyone's rather specific and narrow expectations of what it "ought" to be.

    And really, if someone's so thoroughly disappointed with the fandom, it's not like anyone is required to stay. There are tons of fandoms with even more variance, culture, nuances, etc... Surely there's something out there that will be enjoyable so why do people sit and pout?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vae View Post
    Why didn't you just post this on the thread already designated to the topic?
    Why did this response need a new one?
    I don't
    understand.
    The other thread seemed to be more of the mind "Let's fix it."

    This thread is more along the lines of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."

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    There are valid criticisms about the furry fandom.
    Which you shouldn't take personally or get defensive over.

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    Might have something to do with the fact I said outright in my OP that I don't really see myself changing my mind about some things being really wrong and just want some insight into what those possible solutions are. Like, I even admit I've got more questions than answers. You'd think "if it ain't broke and don't need to be fixed" we might just come to that conclusion in that same thread but whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redregon View Post
    The other thread seemed to be more of the mind "Let's fix it."

    This thread is more along the lines of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."
    You speak as if disagreements and counterpoints and debates are not natural occurrences in forum threads.

    I still do not understand why this needed a new thread, for something that is entirely and specifically addressed to WB's topic.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurk2288 View Post
    Because, that would be putting words in Wolf-bone's mouth... Vae
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    Quote Originally Posted by redregon View Post
    No, I'm pretty sure he's saying that the fandom is shaping how he conducts himself...
    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf-Bone View Post

    I couldn't tell you exactly when all this started or how. But what I'm saying is, we've turned into a culture of assholes. This isn't a good look for us. I'm not even talking about as a fandom. Do you seriously think I give a big empty field of fucks about our reputation? I'm talking about as a community, we need to stop this bullshit. I don't believe for a moment that any furry who really is a furry joins and involves themselves in the fandom just to be a professional prick. I certainly didn't. But it's what happens. The problem I'm faced with here is I know the how... But not the why.
    When one chooses to abandon accountability towards certain behaviour they show, they are essentially trying to shift the blame on to someone or something else rather than accepting their share of responsibility in allowing said behaviour to take hold and flourish in their psyche. IT's also why people like to lie... We want the comfort of being secure in our selves (or our sense of selves) but we often don't want to face the struggle or the consequences associated with those comforts (either attaining or maintaining them.)
    Wolf-bone's post WITH CONTEXT.
    Do you like cherry picking, Mr.Armchair Psychologist?

    "But seriously, if you dislike the FORUMS, there's the door (*points to the door.*)"

    Edit: Seriously, if you want to get back on-topic go to that thread.
    Don't try to hide your posts or be sneaky, because I will spot your bullshit.
    Last edited by Kurk2288; 08-29-2015 at 03:02 AM.

 

 

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