FurRing

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FurRing is both the internet's and fandom's oldest and most active webring(hosting more then 200 sites at it's height - almost all of which are no defunct)[citation needed]. The ring was started in 1996 by Mark Freid and lasted until 1999, after which Yahoo purchased WebRing.org to integrate it into their system, failed, and abandoned it[citation needed]. Mark's site went offline in 2001 when he left the fandom[1]. The site was passed on to Captain Packrat who attempted to keep the ring going from 1999-2002, but now serves as an archive of it's former self. Feeling nostalgic, Logansryche took it apon himself in 2019 to revive the ring to a fully functional underground webring for the fandom[2][3][4][5].

Mark Freid's Version[edit]

Mark's website for FurRing consisted of black background with teal writing, listing the rules and proceedures for joining. The ring itself relied heavily on WebRing.org's code and used a ID system to determine who was who. This lasted until 1999 when Mark closed the site and left the fandom.

Capt PackRat's Version[edit]

Capt PackRat's version of the site was an exact mirror of Mark's site, with the change of copyright. This version also relied heavily on WebRing.org's ID system to determine who was who. This lasted until 2002 when the site no longer was updated, but is still online[6].

Logansryche's Version[edit]

Logan's version of the site uses Netlify.com along with github integration to use a fork of Mark Boek's webring code to create a self-contained webring enviroment that's easy to use. As of 9/5/2019 there are a total of 6 sites on the ring, however this version of FurRing has only been around since 9/1/2019.

The Sites[edit]

MF=Mark Freid, CP=Capt. PackRat, L=Logansryche

Site Name Site Address Site Creator Added Date Removed Date Version Status
PlayFur(NSFW) http://www.playfur.com Bhavesh Patel  ? --- CP Active
Rochndil's Dream https://sites.google.com/site/rochndilsdream Rochndil  ? --- CP Offline
FurryHart Studio http://furryhartstudio.com Lonnie L. Evans  ? --- CP Active
Out Of Range--a NIMH fan fiction project http://www.animation-writer.com/range  ?  ? --- CP Offline
Simply Panda Jenn http://pandajenn.thecomicseries.com Jennifer Carnivele 9/3/2019 --- L Active
Logan's Untitled Adventures http://lua.thecomicseries.com Matthew Vacanti 9/1/2019 --- L Active
Fatal Limits http://webspace.webring.com/people/xa/akito_kit/index.html  ?  ? --- CP Offline
Adrianne's Robin Hood Gallery http://www.angelfire.com/realm/operaghost/robinhood.html Adrianne  ? --- MF,CP Archived
Furry is a reality http://webspace.webring.com/people/nl/leondrel/index.htm  ?  ? --- CP Offline
Karian's Home http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/karian Karian  ? --- CP Archived
The Enforcers http://www.furry.org.au/Enforcers Carmen D  ? --- CP Archived
Chama C. Fox's Homepage http://www.chama.se Chama C. Fox  ?  ? CP Archived
Furry Claws http://www.angelfire.com/or/redwallandbeyond/cross.html WindGale  ? --- CP Archived
The Castle on the Lake http://webspace.webring.com/people/xu/um_1472  ?  ? --- CP Offline
Sylph Studios http://www.angelfire.com/co3/sylphstudios Bethie Blackburn  ? --- CP Archived
A_Fox's Art http://members.tripod.com/~A_Fox/furry_gallery.html A_Fox  ? --- CP Archived
Feline High http://felinehigh.atspace.com/feline Alex Star  ? --- CP Archive
The Fat Furs Mailing List http://fatfurs.8m.com  ?  ? --- CP Offline
Old Rabbit's Art & Stories http://www.oldrabbit.com Donald Brown  ?  ? CP Archive
Capt. PackRat's Furry Central http://captainpackrat.com/furry Capt. PackRat  ? --- CP Archive
FurToonia MUCK Homepage http://www.furtoonia.net  ?  ? --- CP Active
Betsy's Furry Adventure http://webspace.webring.com/people/db/betsybunny  ?  ? --- CP Offline
The Furry Writing Team HQ http://webspace.webring.com/people/ld/darknovalioness/FurryWritingTeamHQ.htm  ?  ? --- CP Offline
Vixine(NSFW) http://www.vixine.com Federico, Martin A. Day, Serena,Giuliano, BittenHard & Thor  ? --- CP Active
Condensed Juicy Furry Paradise(NSFW) http://fur.bz Fey Tas  ? --- MF,CP Archive
Toon Pimp's Palace http://mhitmand.keenspace.com  ?  ? --- CP Incomplete
Makoto's Page O' Anime & Furry http://animefoxboy.tripod.com/Anifurry.htm Makoto  ? --- CP Incomplete
PhatCat's Online Archive * Meeting Place http://phatcat93.tripod.com/index.htm PhatCat  ? --- CP Archive
Peganthyrus' Lair http://www.rdwarf.com/users/peganthyrus
http://egypt.urnash.com
 ? --- CP Redirect
QuickCo http://www.angelfire.com/nj/QuickPaw/home.html QuickPaw  ? --- MF,CP Archive
Lone Wolf Studios http://www.angelfire.com/scifi/LWDen/Home.htm Lone Wolf  ? --- CP Archive
Furries & Furry Things http://mauswindrider.tripod.com/index.html Maus Windrider  ? --- CP Archive
The Wolf's Den http://thewolf1.tripod.com The Wolf  ? --- CP Scrambled
Esuna's Cat country http://www.angelfire.com/ca/sonicmaurice
https://www.deviantart.com/firemoon-redtalon
Jeanne Pounds  ? --- CP Archive
Fox Union Hub http://goldenfox11.tripod.com/fu3 GoldenFox  ? --- CP Incomplete
The Lion's Den http://www.planetfurry.com/users/anthony Anthony Lion  ? --- CP Archive
L.S.D. Pawpet http://www.pawpet.de Marcus Hess 2000ish? --- MF,CP Archive
Tory's Odd Little World http://fureartist.tripod.com/myworld.html Victoria Chang 1999ish --- MF,CP Archive
Not Another Road Rovers Site Ugh!! http://www.geocities.ws/eeadeamaria/rrovers/index.html Funnyun  ? --- CP Archive
Couch Kitties http://couchkitties.smackjeeves.com Major Matt Mason 9/5/2019 --- Active





Future of FurRing[edit]

The goal of reincarnating FurRing was to have a place underground just for furs. Webrings were super popular then because search engines made it just as difficult then as it does now to index websites. The future is always uncertain however FurRing has become a pet project for Logan, so it'll become relevant in the fandom again for as long as he wishes it to.




References[edit]

  1. Mark_Freid
  2. https://www.deviantart.com/panda-jenn/journal/FUR-RING-IS-BACK-812190227
  3. https://www.furaffinity.net/journal/9254884/
  4. https://twitter.com/Logansryche/status/1168878070641627137
  5. https://twitter.com/PandaJenn0/status/1169489800522432512
  6. http://captainpackrat.com/furring

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