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SilverJackal

FAQ- Does The Fandom Need A Representative?

My answer- not really.  You see the problem with a representative is that they are a person that stands for a group as a whole, and anything they do is reflected on that group.  I know a lot of our kin over in FA think that a person like Dragoneer should be a representative for the fandom.  Problem with that- Dragoneer gets a little too wild at cons (we've all seen it).  I know we should let our hair down at a con and have fun, but some people say Neer can drink an Irish man under the table.  So with him as a rep, people outside the fandom would see as all as wasted and rude drunks.  Not good.

Some people have opted that 2 Gryphon would make a nice rep for us.  Yes he is a good speaker, but 2 is also known for being pretty blunt and can at times say enough cuss words that censoring it would sound like a traffic jam on a major freeway.  People outside the fandom would likely then see us as a bunch of foul mouthed pricks, and that wouldn't be good either.

My opinion is that no one should represent us.  Not one person, not one group, not one site.  NOBODY.  We are far too diverse to have anyone represent us.  Hell we all seen the uproar FA had over two furs going on daytime tv and talking about the fandom.  Those furs never mentioned any names and made the questions solely about them, yet a lot of FA acted like those two furs were hauling all of the fandom onstage with them.  So my advise is that we don't need a spokesperson to speak for us, unless ya'll want another travesty like THAT happen again...
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Added: 7 years, 5 months ago
 
LupineAssassin
7 years, 5 months ago
Well said. Is it possible I could act as 'furry representative' for the fandom? I feel I'm qualified for that. Let me know what you think.
SilverJackal
7 years, 5 months ago
Like I said hun- nobody should represent us.  All of us seen how the furs on Tyra were treated by FA, and with how people on there already have a bad image of you thanks to certain people; they might try to lynch you if you tried to be a spokesperson for the fandom.
LupineAssassin
7 years, 5 months ago
Noted. I've received death threats before, so that's nothing new under the sun. But I personally feel I'm better qualified to run a furry website than you-know-who. Poetic justice, perhaps?
SilverJackal
7 years, 5 months ago
Do you really want to be a rep for a mass of people who drama monger and are so jaded that they start flame wars just because a certain fetish doesn't crank a batch in their shorts?
LupineAssassin
7 years, 5 months ago
I feel I can do a better job than certain people.
SilverJackal
7 years, 5 months ago
I'm just saying being a rep for this lot would be the pits.  If you like a certain fetish, all of those who don't like the same fetish as you will then start complaining about being misrepresented.  And if its a gay fur being the rep, all the straight furs will start their complaining too.  It would just be one big mess.
LupineAssassin
7 years, 5 months ago
If I'm chosen to be a rep, a mod or an admin, things will be extremely different to say the least. First off, there will be ZERO tolerance of drama in my presence. Secondly, I will bring new blood into the site, removing all the bad eggs. Thirdly, there will be improved updates and more dependable tech support. ROFL, I sound like I'm running for President here! :P

As far as certain furs who still believe the garbage that's been fed to them, two words: WISE UP. You got a beef with me, come to me directly. Don't beat around the bush. You got questions, I'll answer them honestly. I ain't got nothing to hide.
SilverJackal
7 years, 5 months ago
I think you're starting to steer the topic off-course hun.  I'm saying we don't need a rep because the fandom is far too diverse for anyone to represent.  If you put a gay up front, then the straights would complain.  Put a high class sissy twink up, then the roughnecked blue collared lot will start to bitch.  Have a cub fur as the head, then all the ones who aren't cub furs will bicker.  See where I'm heading with this?
LupineAssassin
7 years, 5 months ago
*nods* But I still stand by what I say. ;)
Jimbear
7 years, 5 months ago
Neer as a representative?!  HA!  Laughable at the very best.  He banned a non-Allan army fur who served the army, and banned him on Veteran's Day!  I rest my case.
LupineAssassin
7 years, 5 months ago
Yes that Army fur is
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