User talk:Omnibahumut

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Hi there, Omnibahumut - welcome to WikiFur! Thanks for your various contributions so far. Let me know if you need any help not already provided! :-) --GreenReaper(talk) 06:05, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Thanks! I'm excited to join the team and hope to be a aid to the community as a whole. I took on a big project pretty early to my Wiki career, the [What is Furry?] artical. Myself and Giza are undecided as to wether or not the sexual nature of being furry should be included on this page. Some discussion between me and him carried over from the discussion page on the artical itself. It boils down to the impact of drawing potentially harmful attention to the fandom through the sexual aspect. Your thoughts? --Omnibahumut 06:17, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)
I'm not GR, but just to throw in my unsolicited two drachmas: My impression is that one of the goals of WikiFur is to provide a snapshot of furry fandom, as well as provide a sense of context for the current state of the fandom by documenting its history. It seems to me that completely omitting any mention of sexuality in the discussion of "What Is Furry?" is antithetical to this goal; sexuality plays a large part in the history of the fandom as well as its current existence. At the same time, it's necessary to state that for {many/some/few/who knows?}, sex does even enter into the picture. I think it boils down to finding a good middle ground where we don't freak out newcomers, but at the same time don't whitewash things either. And hey, it's a great basis for discussion! --Duncan da Husky 13:49, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)
I agree with this view (assuming you meant "doesn't even enter . . ."?). Part of WikiFur's strength is that it doesn't try to hide this stuff, as has been commented on by others. There's no need to give it undue highlighting, but it should be mentioned (in a neutral way that does not advocate for or against it), just as it should be mentioned that some people enjoy roleplaying as furry characters or writing stories about them. If we fail to do so, we will rightly lose the respect of those critical of these aspects of the fandom. --GreenReaper(talk) 15:37, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Uh, yeah - "Doesn't even enter". Brain work faster than fingers typing. Brain hurt :( --Duncan da Husky 16:06, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)