Hi there, Underdog, and welcome to WikiFur! Thank you for your contributions to Wolfhome and Gre7g, and for telling us a bit about yourself - let me know if you need any help not already provided. :-) --GreenReaper(talk) 20:59, 1 October 2006 (UTC)
I am not trying to be a pain in the rear here, but I wonder about the claim on the furcadia article that says that it has been around since 1996. I was following this stuff back in the late nineties and I was pretty surprised to hear that. Wolfhome was one of the first websites featuring multi-user chat and I don't remember furcadia.com being around. We were running a company by 2000. While I didn't do an exhaustive search, I am surprised that a furry chat site that would have been a direct competitor to Wolfhome escaped me. Wolfhome started on Gre7g Luterman's site, TempleOfLuna.com, back on October 31st, 1999.
The other thing that I discovered is that the whois record for Furcadia.com was created in 1999 (see below). Add to that a web search on the "Wayback Machine" http://web.archive.org, which tracks websites back to the mid nineties, which shows that in 1999, furcadia.com was a placeholder site:
Here's that whois record:
Registrant: DRAGON'S EYE PRODUCTIONS, INC.
767 Sam Bass Rd Round Rock, TX 78680-1048 US
Domain Name: FURCADIA.COM
Administrative Contact, Technical Contact: DRAGON'S EYE PRODUCTIONS, INC. firstname.lastname@example.org 767 Sam Bass Rd Round Rock, TX 78680-1048 US +358407672478 fax: +358427672478
Record expires on 03-Feb-2011. Record created on 03-Feb-1999. Database last updated on 10-Oct-2006 21:10:34 EDT.
Domain servers in listed order:
NS.FURCADIA.COM 184.108.40.206 NS2.FURCADIA.COM 220.127.116.11
None of that is meant to take away from the current success of furcadia, but I wonder what supports the claim that they were running a website back in 1996?
Here's the web archive for templeofluna.com:
BTW, thanks for providing this great site focusing on the Furry community!
- Hi there, underdog! The claim is that they were running Furcadia (the client-based MMO experience) since 1996, not Furcadia.com (the website), and I think it is substantiated by this thread from May 1999 in which Dr. Cat states in passing that it "opened two and a half years ago". There is also this website (www.realtime.net/furcadia) from December 1998, at which point they appear to already have had 400,000 visits.
- As for the website - you're welcome! I didn't exactly do it by myself, though - you can thank the people here, along with the hundreds of other editors for filling it with content. :-) --GreenReaper(talk) 02:48, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
Removing a NPOV
I am not sure if I have done enough research, so forgive me for missing a relevant FAQ, but I want to know how to remove a NPOV designation from the entry on Wolfhome. Is there a procedure for this? If it still seems to be a slanted viewpoint, what criteria is there for knowing when it has been successfully reworked?
On a separate note, I am curious how to sign a document that I've edited... Yeah, I know, I *really* gotta learn how to RTFM someday! :) My posts are showing up with "The preceding unsigned comment was added by Wunderwood"... Am I supposed to sign my comments?
- I'm sure GR will forgive me for responding on his talk page, but to sign your comments, just type -- ~~~~ and it will autosign it. Also, you can just click on the 2nd button from the right on the toolbar, the button that looks like a squiggly.--Kendricks Redtail 03:30, 17 February 2007 (UTC)
Thanks, Kendricks. I will practice by signing this update. :) Anyone want to step up to the plate on the NPOV question? It's not urgent or anything, but I figured since Wolfhome is active now and the article isn't all that acerbic, maybe it should be considered. --underdog 00:30, 18 February 2007 (UTC)
- If you think it has been successfully neutralized, you are welcome to remove the template. If people disagree, they will probably add it back, along with a note to the talk page or in the edit summary. The criteria is the people's consensus opinion of the article. --GreenReaper(talk) 00:35, 18 February 2007 (UTC)