Talk:Furry fandom

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Former good article nomineeFurry fandom was a good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
Article milestones
August 11, 2007Good article nomineeNot listed
September 19, 2008Good article nomineeNot listed
September 3, 2016Peer reviewReviewed
Current status: Former good article nominee
Stock post message.svg To-do list for Furry fandom: edit·history·watch·refresh· Updated 2019-02-16

  • Fix remaining issues highlighted in the good article review
  • Check references for suitability and consideration of bias in use (both positive and negative)
  • Obtain more high-quality images that represent the fandom, in particular its artwork
  • General polishing consistent with increased positioning in Wikipedia's article grading scheme and perfect article criteria
  • Create a section about "fursonas", as this is a highly important part of the fandom.
  • Archive/refactor talk page

The Fandom[edit]

A documentary called "The Fandom" directed by an Ash Coyote (an alias for Ash Kreis) and co-directed by Eric “Ash” Risher though published under © Ashes 2 Ash was published recently. It may be useful if it be considered a viable source. Website. — Preceding unsigned comment added by MLisDreaming (talkcontribs) 11:18, July 29, 2020 (UTC)

It's actually a very good documentary, but given it's produced by fans that might run into WP:PRIMARY issues. We probably need a more broad consensus before using it to cite anything. — The Hand That Feeds You:Bite 15:44, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
@HandThatFeeds: No, I personally think you're stretching WP:PRIMARY to breaking point. Let me draw some analogies: we wouldn't say that a documentary about a media franchise, e.g. Sonic, Mario, etc., was a primary source if it were directed/produced by a fan. We'd say it's a WP:BIASEDSOURCE, biased towards the quality of those franchises, but reliable for facts that aren't "Sonic is a fun game". This is similar to what I wrote about Flayrah in § Semi-protected edit request on 13 June 2020 (my self-reply). We have to be careful primarily not to use either Flayrah or the documentary to source things that are too obscure for general readers and not to source it to say things like "furry is not sexual" or "furry fandom is harmless fun" or whatever, but there's a lot we can get out of it beyond that. Psiĥedelisto (talkcontribs) please always ping! 16:26, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
I don't think it's a breaking point, but more that we should be quite careful how we use the documentary for any factual citations. I agree, we're better off using clearly secondary sources for controversial statements, and mostly use this documentary for basics or for things not covered in other media, ie. the original creator of "fursonas" is first identified in this documentary.
(As a disclaimer, I've been a furry since 1994, when I first learned the fandom existed.) — The Hand That Feeds You:Bite 16:54, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
Note the refideas I placed at the top of this Talk page are all third-party reviews of this very documentary, and can easily be used to expand on what is already in this article if necessary. Jalen Folf (talk) 17:04, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
Article created: The Fandom Jalen Folf (talk) 04:39, 30 July 2020 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 9 September 2020[edit]

I would like added that the basis of being a furry is like anthropomorphic animals. (link a wiki page for anthropomorphic) Being a furry starts with liking anthropomorphic animals and ends with if you consider yourself one. Mixxup (talk) 01:43, 9 September 2020 (UTC)

Not done. It's not clear what changes you want to make. Moreover, please provide reliable source(s) that verify any claims made. –Deacon Vorbis (carbon • videos) 02:19, 9 September 2020 (UTC)