Talk:FurNet (FidoNet)

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Before I make any changes, I'd like to know how one gets at the question that refers to the subject as "either a mailing list or a newsgroup", because it's inaccurate and part of what I would do is remove it. FurNet was an amateur bulletin board network, which exchanged data primarily over the telephone, and for organization "piggybacked" on a larger such network, Fidonet, which latter is still extant. Now there is one possible problem, depending on how much the Wikifur culture resembles that of Wikipedia - as one of the people behind FurNet I am a primary source and would get most of my data from direct experience rather than reading about someone else's. If this IS a problem, I will go write up the history of FurNet elsewhere, and leave the update to someone else. Comments? --Yealurowluro(talk) 08:16, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

Hi, I'm the person who created the stub template that groups it under the "mailing list stubs" category. I did it because (IMO) there are very few articles in the "bulletin board systems" category that can justify a separate BBS article stub template (unless you think that there are more BBS articles that need to be created), so I grouped it in with other non-web-based means of carrying static electronic info from one user to another, including mailing lists and newsgroups. Also, you can edit the article as well, as we are a bit more lax about conflicts of interest (most biographical articles on WikiFur are created and edited by the subjects of the biographies themselves) regarding articles about creations by registered users of the wiki. --RayneVanDunem 23:16, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
That it is a template explains the phrasing, and I'd not be at all surprised if FurNet was the only furry BBS network to turn up. I never heard of another one, certainly. I'll start editing when I have time which is not at the moment. Thanks for the response! --Yealurowluro(talk) 23:21, 2 February 2009 (UTC)