Pounced.org

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Author(s) Kelar
Website
Status Offline
Slogan Get Pounced!/Have you been pounced yet?
Launch date March 13, 2003
Genre Online dating service
Rating(s)
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Pounced.org was a free furry personals website dedicated to helping furs find other furries as friends or as mates. As of May 2016, Pounced.org listed over 71,000 users, and more than 13,000 personal advertisements.

Advertisements were sorted by location, gender (male, female, and transgender), species, age, and type of relationship sought (friends, activity partners, short or long term, or for casual sex).

There was no registration required to look through the ads, but some contact details were hidden. Ads must be changed every six months or they were removed from the search pool. Originally, no one under the age of 16 was permitted on the service, but this was raised to 18 on May 30, 2007.

Shutdown[edit]

On March 23, 2018, the website went offline,[1] save for a message reading, “We apologize, but pounced.org will remain offline while we interpret the implications of the new FOSTA legislation passed by congress.”.

On May 3rd, 2018, a version of the website went back online with new registrations and searching disabled, only to give existing users a chance to export their information and profile off the site.[2] Pounced.org staff announced it will shut down servers, cease their services, and delete user data on July 1st 2018, due to the FOSTA.[2][3]

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References[edit]

  1. "Pounced.org offline due to controversial sex-trafficking bill" - Equivamp for Flayrah. Dated March 23, 2018, retrieved March 25, 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Pounced.org is shutting down - pounced.org. Archived May 3, 2018 on archive.org. Retrieved on May 3, 2018.
  3. What happened to pounced.org. Archived May 3, 2018 on archive.org. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
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