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Tigerdile-frontpage.jpgTigerdile front page
Author(s) Owners: Tanabi and Caribou
Launch date November 2012–present
Genre Art Streaming Site
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Tigerdile is a furry streaming site and community primarily geared towards streaming art and crafting activities. It is specifically targeted towards professional artists that want to use streaming as part of their business.[1]

The site was launched around November 2012 by Tanabi and Caribou, who are 50/50 co-owners who continue to run the site.[1]


The "Tigerdile" character was created during Caribou’s art stream in the Summer of 2012 and was posted to Fur Affinity with an assurance from the viewers that they would each post a testimonial on how Tigerdile has made their life better.[1]

Later that summer, Tanabi and Caribou began talking about creating an online art sales site, and the Tigerdile character and name was chosen for the shop. The plan was to be a cooperative site, where artists could put their art behind a pay wall and receive a share of the income; a business similar to Club Stripes or others.

While developing this site, Tanabi discovered that Livestream could be embedded into other web pages; Tigerdile's entry into streaming began with the ability to set up a stream channel where the video was hosted by Livestream but the chat was hosted elsewhere. Multi-streams and other similar configurations were hand built for events like "HomeCon", the first of which happened in November 2012 to help recoup some income due to Caribou's inability to attend Midwest FurFest that year.

This proved so successful, that the original plan was delayed and Tigerdile was repurposed to provide professional streaming.

Initially hosted on a dedicated Core2 Duo machine running Solaris 11 (hosted by Anubian Host), the first iteration of Tigerdile used the Java-based Red5 stream server and went through several chat programs.

The server was quickly outgrown, and Tigerdile moved to a gigabit link on an 8-core dedicated box. The stream server software was changed to highly customized CRTMPServer, and a custom chat server was written by TanabiGoat to provide for the features demanded by the population.

Service Offering and Pricing[edit]

Tigerdile is a pay site that charges its content producers (streamers) to broadcast their content. There is a 30 day free trial, and after that, time is purchased in 30 day chunks.[2] There are three pricing levels:

  • $5.00 USD for the "Casual User" package, which allows the streamer to have up to 10 viewers.
  • $15.00 USD for the "Pro" package, which allows the streamer to have unlimited viewers in their stream.
  • $45.00 USD for the "Sustainer" package, which also provides unlimited viewers but also includes additional features. Specifically, they will receive a Tigerdile Tadpole plush toy, an ad on the front page of Tigerdile, and their stream will show up above the Pro/Casual/Trial users in the stream listing.

Viewer "caps" are not enforced and are treated as an honor system; if a streamer goes over their cap, there is no penalty and viewers are still able to join. Therefore, streamers that "usually" get 10 or fewer viewers but may occasionally go over the limit are encouraged to use the "Casual User" package until their user base is solid enough to support a "Pro" package.[1][2]

Plush Tigerdile Tadpole toys, Tigerdile messenger bags, and Tigerdile charms are available for sale on the "Tigerdile Swag Site", and Tigerdile also sells digital artwork packages from a limited selection of artists available on the "Tigerdile's Emporium of Earthly Delights" site.


The core purpose of Tigerdile is Furry Streaming. It is touted as a professional streaming site for people that use streaming as a core part of their business; therefore, friendly and responsive support is considered a key feature along with providing a stable and high-quality stream server.

Tigerdile's features include:

  • Custom chat server that allows each artist to moderate their own stream. Artists may also elect moderators to work on their stream. This makes Tigerdile largely self-policing.
  • Ignore feature available to all users to ignore messages from people they don't like in chat channels.
  • Private chat, including private group chat.
  • Up to 5 artists may stream on the same page in a "multi-stream".
  • Streams may be marked private to allow streamers to have streams that do not show up on the list and require a password to view.
  • Streamers are able to modify the look of the body of their stream page, including adding whatever images they want, resize the video area, set a background image, and move the chat box around.
  • Simple Paypal integration for taking tips.
  • Viewers may subscribe to a stream, and streamers can send emails to their subscribed viewers.
  • Tigerdile has a fledgling comic hosting system, currently hosting "Halfway Hotel"
  • Tigerdile has a digital product store that has a small selection of artists participating. "Tigerdile Shop"


The rules of the site are listed on the "Terms and Conditions" page. There is also a "Privacy Policy" page.

These rules can be summarized as follows:[3]

  • No Hate. Tigerdile is intolerant of intolerance.
  • No whining.
  • Art is the preferred content on the site. Video game streams and other "shows" are also accepted, however certain kinds of content (rebroadcasting movies full screen as a given example) are considered too "copyright sensitive" for streaming. All people who want to stream are put through an approval process to verify their content is acceptable for Tigerdile.
  • Only legal things may be streamed.
  • If a stream is marked Safe For Work (SFW), then the streamer should take steps to ensure the content is safe for all audiences. If the stream is marked Not Safe For Work (NSFW), then all viewers must certify their age as being 18 years old or older before being allowed to view. Additionally, all streamers must be at least 18 years old to stream on Tigerdile.
  • Content rules are said to be, if it's not okay to post on FurAffinity, it's not okay for Tigerdile. Cub art is noted as particularly forbidden.
  • Streamers are not allowed to perform "live" adult activities on Tigerdile. Streamers are not allowed to stream themselves nude or in adult acts.
  • No refunds.


Tigerdile's list of administrators is on the FAQ page[1]. The administrators are:


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Tigerdile FAQ" - Tigerdile FAQ, accessed 15 October 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Tigerdile Pricing" - Tigerdile Pricing, accessed 15 October 2014
  3. "Terms and Conditions" - Tigerdile Terms and Conditions Page, accessed 15 October 2014

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