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Re: FA sold to 11 year old commercial internet game
« Reply #100 on: October 10, 2015, 08:05:27 am »
The assumption that IMVU isn't a real run company amuses me.  It's a LEAN company, they're focused on their customers, not necessarily their users.  If they get enough customers buying whatever little doodads from their little virtual store, they ARE running successfully. 

It doesn't mean people have to like them.  People liking them doesn't factor into their equations when they're still making money hand over fist off kids selling stupid avatars and objects and wallpapers.   

It's the universal rule that so many sites forget.  If a user isn't paying you, they're not a customer, they're a user.


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Re: FA sold to 11 year old commercial internet game
« Reply #101 on: October 11, 2015, 01:15:14 pm »
The assumption that IMVU isn't a real run company amuses me.  It's a LEAN company, they're focused on their customers, not necessarily their users.  If they get enough customers buying whatever little doodads from their little virtual store, they ARE running successfully. 

It doesn't mean people have to like them.  People liking them doesn't factor into their equations when they're still making money hand over fist off kids selling stupid avatars and objects and wallpapers.   

It's the universal rule that so many sites forget.  If a user isn't paying you, they're not a customer, they're a user.
Well the only thing they provide is their virtual currency, most content they provide is actually provided by other users which those users are their main customers in a sense...until well they need to throw a few under a bus to make it that they resolved a problem or go "its not really our problem"

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Re: FA sold to 11 year old commercial internet game
« Reply #102 on: October 12, 2015, 01:40:14 pm »
If they get enough customers buying whatever little doodads from their little virtual store, they ARE running successfully.

Well the only thing they provide is their virtual currency, most content they provide is actually provided by other users which those users are their main customers in a sense...until well they need to throw a few under a bus to make it that they resolved a problem or go "its not really our problem"

They also sell licensed tunes for background music. It's their second-biggest money-spinner, apparently. (According to a LinkedIn profile of one of their engineers).

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Re: FA sold to 11 year old commercial internet game
« Reply #104 on: November 20, 2015, 01:14:58 am »
FA is apparently cracking down on advertising within content submissions. Tojo The Thief, an artist with over 27,000 followers and who draws things that would play nicely into the fetishes of FA's top brass (dragons, pokemon, macro, vore, etc.), is claiming that a submission he posted as a "reminder" for something (probably open commissions or a YCH, a practice that's common on the site) was removed and that he was blocked from contacting the site administration.

Awesome. Furaffinity will not let users create reminders for content. Whelp, fuck you too. Ill be leaving once @FurryNetwork is up.

Who is a @furaffinity admin since FA blocked me? I want to know the purpose of this. How are artists supposed to advertise ongoing campaigns

@Lunar_Arc @furaffinity apparently you cannot post reminder images for ongoing projects on FA.

{In response to whether or not he removed the old reminders) @Lunar_Arc @furaffinity Yep, and it was an edited version of the image with new information.

The practice of uploading "reminders" is forbidden in the site's AUP, which states that
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Submissions may not be used as reminders, and those used to sell goods are limited to 1 upload per item for sale per user. Submissions may not be removed and then reposted. The advertising of collaborative pieces is limited to 1 submission per user. This restriction does not apply to commission notices or price guides.

This rule is, of course, often violated and you can look no further than the account of Sciggles to see an example of that. Her gallery is littered with "I do engravings" submissions (Like this, and this, and this submission which is in her gallery four whole times, and the most recent actually suggests the buyer supply the art to be engraved.)

We're closing in on one year since IMVU took ownership of FA. Perhaps the books are dipping into the red and they're scrambling to try and get people to sign on as advertisers since they seem to be having trouble finding any real ones.


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Re: FA sold to 11 year old commercial internet game
« Reply #105 on: November 20, 2015, 10:57:24 am »
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We're closing in on one year since IMVU took ownership of FA. Perhaps the books are dipping into the red and they're scrambling to try and get people to sign on as advertisers since they seem to be having trouble finding any real ones.

If so, that's a pretty shitty plan since Neer doesn't bother answering ad emails. Just need to take a quick look at the Given Up On Trouble  Tickets thread here to see that.

We tried, we failed.

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Re: FA sold to 11 year old commercial internet game
« Reply #106 on: November 24, 2015, 07:13:24 pm »
Another allegation that the ads on FA are transmitting viruses: https://twitter.com/x_taliara_x/status/668618264155582464

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One of the ads on @furaffinity put a virus on Topher's newly formatted laptop. Only other site he'd been on was Chrome DL page.

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Re: FA sold to 11 year old commercial internet game
« Reply #107 on: November 25, 2015, 01:03:54 am »
Another allegation that the ads on FA are transmitting viruses: https://twitter.com/x_taliara_x/status/668618264155582464

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One of the ads on @furaffinity put a virus on Topher's newly formatted laptop. Only other site he'd been on was Chrome DL page.
The sad thing is...
FA gonna ask them "What's the ad so we can manually remove it from the listing"

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Re: FA sold to 11 year old commercial internet game
« Reply #108 on: March 30, 2016, 12:04:42 am »


Actually, I think it's Trump who's being ripped off here...

Dragoneer responded claiming the ads aren't "FA supported", whatever that means. I guess they need whatever ad revenue comes their way. You can easily block categories of ads, such as politics, from showing up on Adsense sites, but then they'd miss out on that sweet political ad revenue. Just hours before tweeting that he was berating Trump on Twitter for soliciting donations.

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Re: FA sold to 11 year old commercial internet game
« Reply #109 on: March 30, 2016, 01:31:07 am »
So, does that mean using Adblocker is regressive Left PC bro SJW cultural marxism?

Hoopoe, you're an expert in this stuff, please share with the class.

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Re: FA sold to 11 year old commercial internet game
« Reply #110 on: April 01, 2016, 11:03:01 am »
Blocking advertisements is Adphobic asswhole!

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Re: FA sold to 11 year old commercial internet game
« Reply #111 on: June 25, 2016, 07:11:43 pm »
FurAffinity is once again being accused of serving malware when you visit it on mobile phones.



FA says they are "looking into it" and that it's "not something [they] want on the site." No shit.

@RangarigRex We're looking into it. This is not something we want on the site, and will work on getting it removed.



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Re: FA sold to 11 year old commercial internet game
« Reply #112 on: March 11, 2017, 11:48:59 pm »
Brett Durrett, the CEO of IMVU who orchestrated the acquisition of FA, is no longer with the company. There is no mention why, but now he has more time to go "backpacking".

https://twitter.com/bdurrett/status/829434607737016320

So if FA suddenly disappears, you'll know they have a new CEO who has a shred of common sense.