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The simularities between Hooman and Hy00man have been noted on the former's talk page, so they're candidates for merging. Yea/Nay, folks? Carl Fox 04:24, 28 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Yea, say I. -- ToyDragon(talk)
Similar in name . . . but reading the articles, there seems to be two quite different concepts here - the concept of "not a furry" (hy00man), and the concept of "a wishy-washy loser" (trying to sum up hooman). The former is about having a personal furry or not, while the latter is a (derogatory) comment on a person's philosophies and personality. Of course, it may be that some people use the same word for one meaning and some for another.
If these articles are merged then we should be careful not to lose one of the meanings. --GreenReaper(talk) 04:49, 28 Oct 2005 (UTC)
Another important thing to note is that pronouncation is also different. 'Hooman' is pronounced with 'oo' as in 'look'. Wesha 22:39, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)


Is this word even used at all within the community? I've never seen it around outside of anti-furry propaganda. Some links, please? Ekevu 16:47, 12 Jan 2006 (UTC)

Google turns up over 1,200 matches, some of which are within the Furry community. Also, the predominantly anti-furry usage of this term is why it is listed in Category:Derogatory terms. --Dmuth 16:52, 12 Jan 2006 (UTC)
I mostly see it used on MUCKs, such as FurryMUCK; but then, I don't read -- Siege 02:05, 13 Jan 2006 (UTC)

Hy00man usage in Russian furry community[edit]

I'm a russian fur get involved in russian-speaking furry community since 2000 (the time when I discovered the word furry). I would like to point out that the term Human/Hy00man/Hooman/Хуман never had usage as described in this aricle. Russian furries are using this term in the meaning as described in "Meanings and colloquial usage" section of this article. OckhamTheFox 21:39, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

Could you elaborate more about it. I may or not grasp your point, but I want to make sure it's added to the article. Thanks - Spirou 06:42, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
My point is following: The term "Хуман" (also spelled "Хьюман") is a russian furries' slang analog for Hy00man. Russian furries are using it to describe someone who are not interested in anthropomorphic animals and also it may used by individuals with similar interests to distinct themselves from fandom. I think these meanings corresponds the English Wikifur article. I also noticed that this term sometimes is applied to characters like Catgirl to devaluate them. Derogatory meaning is also present, but it is spelled in russian defferently ("Хуманство") and is applied to behaviour ("he acts like a typical human"). OckhamTheFox 23:20, 12 January 2009 (UTC)