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alt.fan.furry had been repeatedly disrupted by particularly nasty arguments, accusations, and "trolling" to the point where some have taken to calling it alt.flame.furry. Many users were driven away, and the rest tended to keep huge killfiles.
After extensive discussion, it had become clear that moderating the extant newsgroup was undesirable at best, and impossible at worst. Argument does have its place, but there also seems a place for a separate, moderated group, so rec.arts.furry was proposed.
In July 2000, rec.arts.furry did not get the 100 more yes votes than no votes necessary for creation, falling short by only 8 votes.
- REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD) moderated group rec.arts.furry post on alt.fan.furry (retrieved ?)
- RESULT: rec.arts.furry moderated fails (by eight votes) post on alt.fan.furry.bleachers (retrieved ?)
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