Cancel Culture is Dangerous
Cancel culture (social ostracism) is a form of suicide baiting designed to isolate people from basic emotional necessities like friendship and community. We believe that if you are going to cancel someone, it had better be for something that is genuinely deserving of suicide baiting (such as real world child or animal abuse). This is why this board has a renewed focus on distinguishing between claims
. This is why you will get an Unproven
tag on your Pedo
etc callout thread if all you have are screenshots and claims from other people.
Likewise: we generally don't allow someone's private information to be added to a thread unless we feel that this person poses a legitimate threat to the safety of others. The name and face of a convicted pedophile that keeps showing up at conventions? That's useful. That protects people. Private information published to punish someone over a personal grudge? That is not useful.
Our Focus is Real World Harm
A lot of toxic and unnecessary callouts are born from people not understanding the difference between fantasy and reality. People work themselves up with hypothetical situations and start inflicting that unnecessary anxiety onto others. This is why we are only interested in the truth and what has actually happened to real people.
We don't report on some bad thing that what we think someone *might* do based on our opinions or assumptions about them. We don't pretend that "problematic fiction" has real world consequences. We are focused on what's actually happened in real life. Submissions focusing on fantasy (full of whataboutism, crying about artwork, etc) are more likely to be set aside for an on-stream roast than they are to be taken seriously.
Genuine Optimism is Important
This is not a board that perpetually punishes people for minor mistakes like being offensive and/or stupid. This website is not a stress toy for someone's desire to inflict anxiety and stress onto others. It is meant to be an informational resource with no negative motives attached whatsoever.
A lot of furries have delayed social development due to some connection with the autism spectrum. It's actually extremely ableist to hold small transgressions over a socially delayed furry's head forever. While some problematic people will never change, some simply need additional social contact, patience, and optimism to get there. Please consider this when judging others and try to hope that they will improve over time.