Vivisector (website)

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Author(s) Owners: ?
Status Defunct
Launch date October 2, 2007
End date June 2017
Genre Critic forum
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Vivisector was a webforum for furries, critics, and others, to discuss news and philosophy about the furry culture, though it carried an overt anti-furry stance. It was intended to be a blog on the "weirdest, fruitiest, dumbest, most fucked-up shit the furry scene has to offer."[1] Its mascot was Dr. Dos.[2]

Site mission[edit]

Vivisector was founded to fill a perceived gap in furry community sites.[clarify] The FAQ stated that the site was to be a source about the subculture between the biases of the anti-furries and the furries themselves. Site rules required that all information posted to the site be reasonably accurate, researched, and free of excessive bias.[3] The name was chosen to imply the deconstruction of a living group of animal people, their society, their motions, and their motives. An overarching goal was to "increase and diffuse world knowledge of furries with reasoned explanations and current news".

Articles on Vivisector dealt with "outdated and incorrect terminology and myths",[4] updates and news on what went on in the administration of some furry sites, examples of fans behaving badly, and often opinions on each.

The site did not tolerate trolling or activism in the name of Vivisector, and demanded maturity from its participants.[5]

The IRC channel was operated by Dr. Dos.

Vivisector acquires CYD[edit]

"Vivisector acquires CYD" post

On March 31, 2010, Vivisector acquired all of the critic site CYD's assets (logos, nomenclature, user lists, databases, and associated content), through a deal with its webmaster Mitch. All traffic to CYD was redirected to Vivisector; this will apparently continue until the backlog is cleared and organized.

The main goal of the deal was to keep the most important posts, blogs, threads, and other items worthy to keep on site.

Blocking policy[edit]

Posting "copypasta" could result in a block, and site admin ProvincialTwit once referred to "blocking all of Poland" in response to one poster who particularly annoyed them.[6] While such blocks were normally temporary, large regions of eastern Europe were blocked for over a year due to forum spam.


In late June 2017, the website suddenly became unavailable with no reason given. Flayrah reached out to the site's Discord chat, where a user by the name of Infovorr stated:[7]

Vivisector (website)
We have no idea, the former owner took everything down and deleted himself from the net. He said he'd be putting up a tarball of the site and its contents, but no one's seen or heard anything more.
Vivisector (website)

On July 18th, 2017, the front page of Vivisector was re-established, with a vague announcement that the site would be "coming back eventually", and encouraging people to join their Discord server in the meantime.[8]

By August 2017, troll site KiwiFarms had created a discussion board focused on the Furry community called "Animal Control," with the purpose of filling a perceived void left by the shutdown of the Vivisector forums.[9]


  1. "Welcome To Your Doom" post on the Vivisector's forums. Dated Friday, January 1. 2010. Retrieved ?.
  2. Official Vivisector Mascot post on the Vivisector's forums. Retrieved ?.
  3. Terms of Service post on the Vivisector's forums. Retrieved ?.
  4. Culture, the Sum of Art post on the Vivisector's forums. Retrieved ?.
  5. First Rule Is post on the Vivisector's forums. Retrieved ?.
  6. The one that got away post on the Vivisector's forums. Dated 29 June 2010. Retrieved ?.
  7. Furry "criticism" site Vivisector unreachable, likely done. Dated July 11th, 2017. Retrieved July 19th, 2017.
  8. Vivisector front page archive. Dated July 18th, 2017. Retrieved July 19th, 2017.
  9. [ "As was mentioned when the forum was first opened, we're looking to fill the void that was left by Vivisector" - Dated Aug 10th, 2017. Retrieved July 26th, 2020.

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