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Important Notice about Chat Groups
« on: November 21, 2015, 01:58:39 am »
Hi everyone,

Recently, it has come to our attention that a NSFW chat consisting of under-18 FT members exists. This is absolutely not okay as our target audience consists mainly of minors, and this is NOT something we can be associated with. We have not felt the need to take a stance on discussion of chat groups before, but hearing this made us realize we have to do something.

From now on, discussions of any chat rooms are NOT allowed. All posts mentioning such will be deleted, and consistently disregarding this rule will be grounds for further action. All planning is to be done off-site; and any association with FT in ANY chats (ie in the title) will be grounds for a ban. Current threads about chat rooms will be deleted, and threads mentioning them edited appropriately.

We have always tried to be lenient with you guys but this has absolutely crossed the line. We have always been against banning discussions of group chats, as we want everyone to make friends and feel welcome here. However, there comes a time where we must put protecting our image & our site above what we morally want, and this is one of those times.

Please keep discussion civil. This is now a legal matter and we will not be changing our minds on this.
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Re: Important Notice about Chat Groups
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2017, 09:04:00 pm »
I have a question! Would mentioning someone PM'ing our discord count as planning a chat room, or not since we have several topic about it, and have our usernames on our profile?
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Re: Important Notice about Chat Groups
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2017, 09:17:33 pm »
I have a question! Would mentioning someone PM'ing our discord count as planning a chat room, or not since we have several topic about it, and have our usernames on our profile?
Sending a user your discord name so you can add each other on there is fine! Planning chat rooms or inviting people into chat rooms over pm is not. Hope that makes sense ^^
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Re: Important Notice about Chat Groups
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2017, 09:39:56 pm »
I have a question! Would mentioning someone PM'ing our discord count as planning a chat room, or not since we have several topic about it, and have our usernames on our profile?
Sending a user your discord name so you can add each other on there is fine! Planning chat rooms or inviting people into chat rooms over pm is not. Hope that makes sense ^^
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Re: Important Notice about Chat Groups
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2018, 03:27:10 pm »
Bumping this topic as a reminder and with a clarification.

Providing a minor with NSFW content is extremely illegal if you are at the age of, or above the age of 18.


This is not an FT policy, this is United States law and regulations.
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Re: Important Notice about Chat Groups
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2018, 11:03:23 pm »
Bumping this topic as a reminder and with a clarification.

Providing a minor with NSFW content is extremely illegal if you are at the age of, or above the age of 18.


This is not an FT policy, this is United States law and regulations.

It's illegal for minors also, it's just less likely they'd be punished in a court of law for it. Though I know even just in the state of Oregon there have been 3 cases where minors traded nude photos and stuff of that nature, in two of three cases not even having had sex, and both parties were prosecuted for sexual misconduct.
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Re: Important Notice about Chat Groups
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2018, 04:16:14 pm »
Can people post about sfw chat rooms? I am totally against nsfw chatrooms, especially for minors, but inviting folks to sfw chats seems like a natural extension for a teen furry community.
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Re: Important Notice about Chat Groups
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2018, 04:57:33 pm »
Can people post about sfw chat rooms? I am totally against nsfw chatrooms, especially for minors, but inviting folks to sfw chats seems like a natural extension for a teen furry community.
Unfortunately, no, chatrooms are not allowed to be posted at all on the site.
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Re: Important Notice about Chat Groups
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2018, 08:32:56 pm »
Can people post about sfw chat rooms? I am totally against nsfw chatrooms, especially for minors, but inviting folks to sfw chats seems like a natural extension for a teen furry community.
Unfortunately, no, chatrooms are not allowed to be posted at all on the site.
Why would sfw chat rooms be banned? They can be a great way for furries to build friendships. If they have mods that uphold a sfw standard (like some discord groups) then I don’t seem much difference between suggesting a chat and suggesting another site like DA or FA.
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Re: Important Notice about Chat Groups
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2018, 10:04:42 pm »
Can people post about sfw chat rooms? I am totally against nsfw chatrooms, especially for minors, but inviting folks to sfw chats seems like a natural extension for a teen furry community.
Unfortunately, no, chatrooms are not allowed to be posted at all on the site.
Why would sfw chat rooms be banned? They can be a great way for furries to build friendships. If they have mods that uphold a sfw standard (like some discord groups) then I don’t seem much difference between suggesting a chat and suggesting another site like DA or FA.
Past events have caused the staff to not allow sharing of group chats on the site.
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Re: Important Notice about Chat Groups
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2018, 02:16:19 pm »
To clarify, once again - this rule just forbids posting invite links publicly, as we have had many problems in the past involving FT-associated chatrooms. Since we can't control what goes on in off-site chats, this was the most reasonable compromise.

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