Welcome to Furrie Haven!
Hello, and Welcome to our quaint little section of internetland we like to call Furrie Haven! Please accept this complimentary pounce and huggle as a token of our excitement at your arrival!
*picks you up and dusts you off* Hehe, now that we've taken care of that, it's really great to have you here! And we are glad you could join us. We hope that you enjoy your time spent at Furrie Haven and make a ton of great new furry friends along the way! If you ever need anything at all, don't hesitate to ask, as we do endeavor to make your experience here as awesome as possible, and would hope that one day you may call us your furry home. :)
Now I'd like to go over a few things to help you get accommodated with the atmosphere of Furrie Haven quickly and easily. Believe me, it's not hard. ;) All of the furs here are quite open and accepting, and I think you'll come to realize that you can truly be yourself here. We think of this place as a close-knit furry family, and once you join the board, you are a part of the family. So don't worry about cliques or segregation or any sense of elitism or high postcount snobbery. We are all equal here, and it is important to treat each other as such. :D
So without further ado, I present to you, the new member, a few things that are helpful to know upon joining Furrie Haven. ^^
The staff includes:
- Kata'lina - admin and owner of Furrie Haven
- JTigerclaw (At'sa me!) - moderator
- The Pitiful Writer - moderator
- Mish - moderator
- Jeeves - moderator
- Seth Triggs - the tech guy (and all around awesome dude)
The job of the staff is to keep this ship running smoothly and as drama-free as possible, to create a comfortable furry environment for you to frolic in merrily. :3
Please do not hesitate to ask us anything, as we are here to help! Also, if you see anything bad happening on the board (unnecessary drama or misuse of a thread, for example) we'd appreciate it if you'd let us know about it. Helps make our jobs easier. ;)
And of course when you join a forum, you need to be aware of the Rules.
The rules are in place to help make your time spent here more enjoyable, and to keep the forum from spiraling down into the depths of forum Hell, where users are intolerant, rude, and/or excessively angsty or whiny. They are for your Benefit.
We generally like to be more laid back with the rules when we can, and you don't have to go around walking on eggshells to avoid the wrath of the mods. However, if it becomes necessary to step forward and enact these rules for the benefit of other members and the board as a whole, we will do so swiftly, fairly and without bias. We are not Nazis who want to ruin your fun. We just want to make sure that members can enjoy the board without constantly being disrupted or harassed by anyone.
And as always, if you need a rule clarified or want to know if something is ok to do, feel free to ask us. :)
This is very important.
Furrie Haven is not like all the other boards out there. Furrie Haven is a special place designed to be a Haven for all Furries and Furry Friends.
Furrie Haven is meant to promote acceptance, diversity, respect, kindness, friendship, understanding, open-mindedness, equality, positivity and unity
Furrie Haven does NOT tolerate bigotry, prejudice, drama, emo/angst*, rudeness, disrespect, bashing, flaming, elitism, insensitivity and hate
(*Emo/Angst - We understand people need to vent and/or get advice from others sometimes, but we like to keep the negative stuff off the open board so people who choose to avoid negativity can do so easier. The board for that is Talk It Out
This is a positive place, which is meant to convey a positive and accepting attitude. We strive to be open-minded to all different varieties of beliefs, opinions and individuals. We do NOT reserve the right to judge you for any reason, and would hope that you would share with us the belief that it doesn't matter if you're gay/straight, male/female, republican/democrat, Christian/atheist, or if you like pictures of two-headed hermaphrodite wolves with members longer than their entire body. ;) Our main goal is that all kinds of furs from all kinds of different backgrounds can join together on a forum such as this and get along as one big, happy furry family. :)
So when you post, we encourage you to think about what kind of forum this is, and how your post will come off to others. Misunderstandings happen, as despite the fur and tails, we are still human. Just please be respectful to your fellow furs and post with tact, patience and civility. Please do not post anything angry, biting, or negative towards anyone, and please do not cause drama in our home. We want this place to remain a very friendly, accepting haven for furries all over, and we want to show the good, fun, loving side of furry that some people tend to lose sight of amongst the negativity and drama elsewhere. Please remember to respect that when you are here.
And a good furry topic of discussion: What is Furry?
Anyways, this is just an overview of what Furrie Haven is about and what to expect. Please don't feel intimidated, as you can rest assured, we are quite accepting and friendly, and it's not hard to fit in. :)
So make yourself at home, relax, and once again, Welcome to Furrie Haven, and I hope you have a wonderful time here. ^_^