The F-list logo.
|Launch date||July 2, 2009|
F-list stands for Fetish-list and is a directory of fursonas and other characters, and paraphilias associated with them, for the purposes of roleplay. It allows users over the age of eighteen to list multiple characters for each account, talk in groups relevant to their interests, and chat in real time through the site's chat server for the purpose of roleplay. Founded on July 2, 2009 by Hexxy, F-list has been a central roleplay hub for furries and non-furries since its inception, and continues to be a popular spot for roleplay, general chatter, and meeting people with shared interests, both sexual and non-sexual.
F-list is formatted as a list-based database of characters and fursonas. Each member can register multiple characters to their profile, and each character is assigned its own list of "kinks" divided into four categories: "Fave", "Yes", "Maybe", and "No". Each of these categories represents a different level of how much a character enjoys a certain kink.
Upon creating a character, the user is given an expansive list of "kinks", or paraphilias, to choose from, and is prompted to sort them into one of the four categories for their public profile, or to leave them blank to exclude them altogether. As well as a large number of predetermined kinks available for selection, all members are allotted forty "custom kinks", which allow for the input of custom interests which may not otherwise be available for selection already. Subscribers, or members who donate to the site for its server upkeep and other expenses, are not limited in the amount of custom kinks they may add to their characters' public profiles.
Communication between members can either be done through the use of "notes", or through the chat service that F-list provides to its members. "Notes" serve as a method of contacting other members who may not be online, don't use the chat function, or who simply prefer the privacy of snail-mail messaging, and work much like private messaging on forums and other chat-board based services. The chat function of F-list functions like a closed IRC server, and is a more instant method of connecting with others. A number of set and moderated channels exist, as well as user-created channels (called "private rooms") which can be publicly viewed and entered by other users serve as gathering places for multiple characters with the same interests; private messaging, ignoring, and unignoring are also possible.
On the 3rd of February 2011 (0,8:00 UTC), F-list was compromised by ex-coder/moderator Zidonuke, who was removed for abuse of privileges. The compromise resulted in all users being given admin privileges on the site and moderator privileges in the chat. The admins online at the time were banned from the site, as Zidonuke had hidden a backdoor program on the server and hacked the code. F-list was taken offline shortly after, with a broadcast on the chat by the ex-coder that there were no recent backups. It is uncertain whether the site was taken offline as a defensive measure by F-list staff, or by the Zidonuke. As of now, the site remains back up after a server wipe. Private Data consisting of email, IP records, and user logs were available to all users through the "log viewer" page while the site was up, as they were all admins. The users who abused this were timed-out of the site.
- https://wiki.f-list.net/Getting_started#F-list.2C_what_is_it.3F "Accounts are free to make 'character' pages..."
- https://wiki.f-list.net/Getting_started#Filling_Out_a_Profile "Consider creative usage of custom kinks and subfetishes to make your intentions clearer."
- http://f-list.net "... lifting of account limitations (custom kinks...)"