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Furry 4 Life
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"A network for people who identify as furries and live the lifestyle"
Author(s) Owners: Shy Matsi Lupine
Website
Launch date August 2008–Sept. 25th 2015
early 2016 (beta stage)–present
Genre Social network service
Rating(s)
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Furry 4 Life, also known as F4L, is a furry-themed G-rated social networking site created by Shy Matsi Lupine, aimed at furry lifestylers. Furry 4 Life has a sister site, the Furries Xtreme social networking site, that is adult-rated.

History[edit]

As of December 27th, 2015 the site is still down, with no Estimated time of going back online. What was first announced as a server move has now become a complete system redesign with no completion time known. The sites domain now redirects to a google group with no recent news of when they will go back online.

Shy started the site in August of 2008. Furry 4 Life was built using Ning, a service that allows one to create their own social networking site. As of January 6th, 2014:

  • 20,015 Member Accounts
  • 3,200 Member created Groups
  • 117,515 Photos
  • 6,650 Videos
  • 51,700 Songs and other sound files
  • 7,560 Forum Topics
  • 339 Events
  • 7,000 Blogs

In 2016 the Furry4Life website was revamped and brought back online to the public in the beginning of February. The new website now running on the Dolphin framework is hosted on a server, as opposed to the previous years being provided by Ning. Due to complications with information transfer the Member Accounts, Groups, Photo, Videos, Songs, Forums, Events, and Blogs were all lost in the transition leading to a new start for F4L. All members who had previously had accounts with F4L must now create a new account to join the website. As of April 18, 2016:

  • 890 Members
  • 44 Groups
  • 2897 Photos
  • 39 Videos
  • 2 Polls
  • 23 Blog Post
  • 73 Forum Posts

In the transition a lot more was lost including a large amount of key features making F4L what it was. Live Chat took a dramatic hit and was hosted on Telegram and still is. In April 2016 Furry4Life published a new Live Chat feature with a large amount of capabilities that previous chat systems did not have. As of now this is the official chat room for F4L.

Features and services[edit]

Furry 4 Life features several different components, including:

  • The ability to create your own page, similar to MySpace or MyFursona
  • An integrated chat room
  • An instant messaging feature
  • An events page, which lists upcoming conventions or meets
  • An image gallery
  • A video gallery of user-uploaded content, similar to YouTube
  • A forum
  • A Groups feature, in which users can join or create groups such as Music Furs, West Coast Furs, Furry Space Pirates, and more
  • A Gadgets page, which features games users can play
  • Open Social Applications that users can embed into their profile such as BuddyPoke allows users on a social network to customize a character and have it interact with other characters in the BuddyPoke world. The character users can customize has generic ear templates, fur textures and a variety of colors so that furs can customize one almost completely to look like their fursona.


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