News talk:Penn. 'daddyfur' charged with teen contact

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The August 2008 date would seem suspect to me. There's no reference in the link provided that his interest in Furry started then, just his Livejournal. Additionally, one of the badges in his profile is dated "07", which would seem to contradict this. --Broadwing 03:19, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Good catch. I've removed that until we can more clearly substantiate his time of activity. --GreenReaper(talk) 03:25, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

notability[edit]

does not seem like he is known for much else other then being a fur and being arrested for a crime. why is this featured news? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 71.233.43.183 (talkcontribs)

This is likely on WikiFur, along with other websites like Furryne.ws, because it has been mentioned in numerous places within the mainstream press - which have mentioned various aspects of the furry culture from fursuits, babyfurs and even conventions. -- Alexander Greytc 13:49, 1 June 2009 (UTC)
What he said. We do not have a system for "non-featured news". If you feel there is other news that is more important, feel free to write it! --GreenReaper(talk) 14:35, 1 June 2009 (UTC)
Ok but this guy was not known for anything in the fandom beforehand (not a notable artist, animator, con goer ect) and really is only notable for a sex crime (why a sex crime I wonder when a fur was arrested for armed robbery months ago), if this is significant news then we might as well open a furry police roudup section like news papers because lots of furs commit crimes daily like anyone else in the world, even Fark did not consider this worthy news and links to guys being hit in the groin are greenlit over their.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by 71.233.43.183 (talkcontribs)
I think the point is that the news A) Received mainstream media attention and B) The articles involved "furry sex". Whereas you are not going to see an article about a robbery committed by a furry unless being a furry can somehow be connected with committing the robbery. And as GreenReaper implied, there aren't enough Wikinews entries here anyway, so anything is welcome IMO, even if it is negative. skippyfox 14:31, 7 June 2009 (UTC)
"Notability" isn't an actual criteria on WikiFur, so whether a news article makes the front page is a case by case judgment. In this case, it made the mainstream national news, so the choice to include it was within reason. Personally, I could go either way on this one. --Rat 02:08, 8 June 2009 (UTC)