News:Flayrah to close after nine-year run
Furry news portal Flayrah.com is to close December 8 after almost nine years of service, according to site maintainer Frysco. The decision to shutter the site was made with founder and domain name owner Aureth, who ran the site until mid-2006.
Flayrah was once a major source of news for furry fandom, with original content such as the review of Shawn Keller's Horrifying Look at the Furries and heavily-debated commentaries on the state of the fandom. However, increased competition, stagnating site features, and a glut of newsletter-style posts from event promoters and publishers caused readership to dwindle. The site was also excluded from search engines, apparently as a side-effect of robots.txt rules intended to combat spam.
Around 2,500 news items have been posted to Flayrah - the first announcing the launch of the World Tree role-playing game at Further Confusion 2001. The site was named after the Lapine term for "unusually good food" in Watership Down. Major contributors included MelSkunk, mwalimu, Cordite, Fred Patten, Trickster, Treesong and Feren.
- Flayrah Closing - Frysco, Flayrah (November 28, 2009)
- Shawn Keller's Horrifying Look at the Furries - Aureth, Flayrah (July 23, 2001)
- State of the Fandom - Lamar, Flayrah (December 27, 2002)
- World Tree RPG Launch at Further Confusion - micah, Flayrah (January 14, 2001)
- Top content on Flayrah