Talk:Rabbit (species)

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I suggest the unique material of this page get merged with Lapines and links to "Rabbit" get redirected. Discuss? --Markus 21:33, 25 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Lapines should be merged here... Species articles are being named after the singular of their common form, not the plural of a noun dervied from their adjective. Almafeta 13:41, 26 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Frankly, I think Lapines should be deleted altogether, the article doesn't really say anything useful at all. Hawthorn 18:34, 2 Sep 2005 (UTC)
I don't think it should be deleted. Merged maybe, but referring to a species as "rabbits" or "dogs" seems too general and all inclusive. And somoene may someday add more information to the article one of these days. If you have anything useful about the Lapine species, then please feel free to add it. Also Alma.. I didn't understand a single word of that second sentance in your comment. So I'll just say "Huh?" and let it be thus. o_o;; --Markus 20:43, 2 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Lapine isn't a species; it's an adjective, as Almafeta said. The species name is simply 'rabbit', and it's by the species name that articles are being named. Therefore anything about rabbits should go here, not under Lapines. And since Lapines appears, to me, to contain nothing important, I move for it to be deleted. Hawthorn 02:32, 3 Sep 2005 (UTC)
To me it has some simple information. If it contains nothing important to you, then add something important. Don't jabber about it being useless if you know something important that should be in it. Adjective or not, Google agrees with me that it is a species, a generic term for at least seven breeds of rabbit. Thus that is also important. Speaking of which, I should add that in. --Markus 03:16, 3 Sep 2005 (UTC)
You're misusing taxonomy. Words like 'species' and 'family' have very specific meanings. 'Lapine' is commonly used to refer to anything rabbit-like, including hares, which is fine... but it isn't the name of a species.
If we're talking about rabbits, hares and their relatives as a whole, then Lapines is suitable. (Although taxonomically incorrect, but that probably doesn't matter because Lapines is the more well-known usage.)
The point I'm trying to make is that, because Rabbit is, by WikiFur's style guidelines, the preferred name for an article on rabbits, Lapines should be merged here. Since I feel there isn't anything of importance on the Lapines page, it can be deleted. If you disagree, move the stuff from there to here, and then delete it. Hawthorn 16:26, 3 Sep 2005 (UTC)
I added a note to lapine (species) about the French origin of the word, as well as editing out some fluff. However, I do agree that lapine should probably be a minor article, with most of its information moved to rabbit, as rabbit is the more correct usage to describe the species (Wikipedia's article on lapine only describes it as the fictional language). Spaz Kitty 00:39, 4 July 2006 (UTC)
Lapines has been merged. Spaz Kitty 23:25, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia license?[edit]

In my opinion, it appears that this page has been edited enough to tailor more to the furry POV; can the Wikipedia notice at the end be removed? Spaz Kitty 17:43, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

I don't think we can, and still comply with the GFDL. I believe that the GDFL requires that, if we take use text from a GFDLed page, we state the source of it. --Douglas Muth 19:38, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

Bhunny - Not neccessary for this article.[edit]

I don't believe the term "bhunny" truly deserves any merit or mention in this article. Before I was a dragon, I used to be a rabbit, and I knew a rabbit. He actually used to be my mate, and let me tell you, he never once called me a "bhunny." In fact, none of the rabbits that I've talked to, male or female, have ever used the word bhunny in any conversation, not even one about attractiveness and romance.

A quick Google search of the word "bhunny" returned only 12,500 results, none of which I could discern as being remotely furry related. The article should focus on rabbits anyway, regardless of importance or not of the term. Even if it ever HAS come up in a conversation pertaining to a rabbit, it's a very rarely used term. --KaliTheDragonness 15:44, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

I've heard the term used several times in discussion forums, though I have to admit it's been a while. My offhand assessment is that the term that was more popular in the early part of the 2000s decade and more recently has fallen out of favor, and nowadays people are much more likely to use "bunneh" (which may carry somewhat different connotations and not be as gender-specific). This is not a reason to remove mention of it it, and may be all the more reason to keep it, in accordance with one of Wikifur's objectives which is to be a historical resource for the fandom. Slang terms like that come and go in the culture at large, and furry is certainly no exception. I would allow that the article probably should be updated to reflect that the term has become dated, as well as to add some discussion of "bunneh".
It should also be mentioned that "Bhunny" was initially a separate article that upon discussion was later decided to be merged into Rabbit, so in any discussion of whether or not it belongs in Rabbit one of the options up for consideration would be whether to move it back to its own article. It might be worth looking at how other species-related slang terminology is handled and whether it's consistent across the site. --mwalimu 18:22, 22 March 2011 (UTC)
I agree that we should check into terminology used in other parts of the site. For example, the term "vixen" is alive and well today, and not just in the furry fandom specifically. Same thing with the word "fox" as an adjective, such as, "Oh, she's a real foxey lady." I'll look around and see how it is handled, and decide upon whether or not it really should stay. -- 20:37, 22 March 2011 (UTC)
I have also come across the term(s) Bhunny and Bunneh. If anything as Mwalimu has noted, it could be covered under a slang heading Spirou 02:23, 23 March 2011 (UTC)