Furry Network (art archive)

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This article is about Furry Network, the website created and operated by Bad Dragon. For the defunct 2011 Furry Network news site, see Furry Network (news).
Furry Network
Author(s) Administrator: Varka
Status Open beta
Launch date August 16, 2015 (closed beta)
Genre Social media community
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Furry Network is an online community focused on the promotion of art and creative works within the furry fandom.


Furry Network was created in 2015 by Varka and the Bad Dragon team in response to the sale of Fur Affinity to IMVU.[1][2] Varka Enterprises attempted to purchase FurAffinity in 2011, but Dragoneer declined. By late 2015, the project was a closed beta, by invite only.[3]


  • 143,594 Submissions as of November 7, 2015.[4]


The site faced controversy for allowing erotic cub imagery. On May 26, a feature request thread was opened by Tartii requesting that "cub pornography" be removed from the site, citing that it made many users uncomfortable.[5] By the afternoon the thread received a total of 1389 votes in favor and 620 votes against before voting and comments were locked. The validity of the votes were however questioned when it was discovered that users could vote unlimited times by exploiting proxy services.[6] Varka acknowledged the exploit on the same day and changed the software to require account logins. Users on both sides called for a re-vote, but the compromised vote tallies remained unchanged.

Users suggested additional bans and/or alternative solutions which were marked as "duplicates", including:

  • banning porn involving dog penises, feral and bestiality, My Little Pony, homosexuality, and rape
  • banning pornography altogether[7]
  • adding a blacklist opt-in feature for "squicky content"
  • adding a clause into the Terms of Service to protect artists from censorship, exclusion or harassment[8]

The following day, the ban was enacted. In a blog post, Varka thanked those who spoke up "including those who voted on the support request thread."[9] The new Acceptable Upload Policy prohibits "Content that contains minors in sexual situations or who are suggestive in appearance" which defines minors as "human or animal characters who are younger than 18 years old, or whose body is prepubescent in appearance."[10]

Varka stated that since the cub porn ban had already been enacted, the blacklist opt-in feature would be considered for future updates on remaining content.[11] He also stated that an alternative medium would be worked on to encourage and facilitate "policy-type stuff."


  1. In response to the FurAffinity buyout... - post on Reddit.com's /r/furry subreddit. Dated March 20, 2015. Retrieved ?.
  2. Bad Dragon Project Announcement - post on the Furry Network's website. Retrieved November 18, 2015.
  3. Furry Network Beta is Live! - post on the Furry Network's website. Dated August 18 2015. Retrieved ?.
  4. November Update: Tweaks & Bug Fixes - post on the Furry Network's website. Dated November 7, 2015. Retrieved ?.
  5. Remove allowing Cub Pornography on the website. - post on Furry Network's support page. Dated May 26, 2016. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
  6. Voting prone to anonymous tor abuse - post on Furry Network's support page. Dated May 26, 2016. Retrieved May 31, 2016.
  7. Ban (content type here) from Furry Network Retrieved May 31, 2016.
  8. Ban (content type here) from Furry Network Retrieved May 31, 2016.
  9. Content policy changes – May 27, 2016 - post on Furry Network's blog page. Dated May 27, 2016. Retrieved May 31, 2016.
  10. Acceptable Upload Policy, Last Updated: May 27, 2016 - Dated March 27, 2016. Retrieved May 31, 2016.
  11. Default Blacklist for 'squicky' content Retrieved May 31, 2016.

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