Talk:List of Fur Affinity users who survived the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami

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Wait what. Equivamp 02:20, 12 June 2011 (EDT)

I decided to start this list because of how many Japanese users on FA were asked by non-Japanese nationals their status post-Tohoku. It's a subject that matters not only because of the Japanese kemono fandom participation on FA, but also because of the severe language barrier which exists between Japanese and other users, which adds a significant difficulty to getting messages across to each other that doesn't exist for persons from even non-English-speaking-majority countries. Furries on FA often get wound up when they encounter the art of someone who has just died and will often leave messages of condolences, so how can they do that when the self-confirmation of a Japanese furry's "alive" status is difficult and hampered by English(to)Japanese((to)English) translation? This list is a go-to for viewers of Japanese furry art due to the potential impact on the kemono fandom in Japan. --RayneVanDunem 02:59, 12 June 2011 (EDT)
Regardless of the language of the post, the date should be enough to tell someone they aren't dead. Equivamp 03:02, 12 June 2011 (EDT)
That's the thing. Most of the individuals who did respond simply used the shoutbox, which does not have a DA-like page function to sift through whole archives of shouts. Journal post confirmations were the rare exception, and most of the users from Japan simply didn't post any sort of confirmation in shouts or journals, but just continued to keep posting submissions or fav favorites; the latter two means are often the only means to tell that those artists survived the disaster. --RayneVanDunem 03:34, 12 June 2011 (EDT)
As well-meaning as this page is, I don't think it belongs on WikiFur. It seems to be crossing the line into "original research". (Compare with the similar 9/11 Furry Status Page, which summarised (and referenced) a list made off-WikiFur.) --Higgs Raccoon 03:23, 12 June 2011 (EDT)
True. An off-site might be better. I'm trying not to turn this "original research", since that would entail that I simply don't use any references. References-gathering is difficult, and I'm uploading screencaps of shoutbox comments posted by users when they simply don't post journals to their profiles. --RayneVanDunem 03:34, 12 June 2011 (EDT)
I think that we need to discuss this more before a decision is made as to appropriateness. I personally don't see that it's hurting anything, it's well-intended, and it may be a useful reference to someone. Yes, we have a rule about original research. But we also have a project that is similar in spirit to Wikipedia, and the fifth pillar of Wikipedia is that Wikipedia does not have firm rules. There are reasons to make exceptions, when the exception serves a higher purpose. Before we rush to decide that this entry doesn't belong, I'm just asking that we also ask whether it's hurting anything and whether it serves the greater good to delete it, or to leave it (at least for the short-term until the situation is stable). --CodyDenton 04:33, 12 June 2011 (EDT)

It's not that I feel this is hurting anything, or that I really mind if it's here, but I wondered what it was (which has been answered) and if it were better off elsewhere. Equivamp 11:20, 12 June 2011 (EDT)

Falls under WikiFur is not a directory[edit]

To my mind. I suggest distribute the information to articles about each of the people, and delete. -- Sine 16:28, 6 July 2011 (EDT)

Support delete. In times of crisis where people are searching for loved ones and may only know them by pseudonyms, I think this kind of information is okay to have on WikiFur, but now it doesn't have historical use as a directory page IMNSHO. If there are confirmed casualties, that may warrant some kind of categorization or directory though as an event that affected the fandom. BlueOtter 16:39, 6 July 2011 (EDT)
Support delete. This might make for a category, however. Equivamp 17:32, 6 July 2011 (EDT)