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News & Announcements

Community news is posted here by the administration. Occasionally, newsfeeds of relevance may also be posted here by KinBot.

If you're feeling depressed, you are free to reach out via PM. However, Kinmunity staff members (including myself) are not trained mental health professionals. We cannot promise to make the pain go away or provide counselling services. We can (and will) listen and empathize with you. We cannot promise an instant response as we all have lives outside of the website. As somebody who has struggled with depression, I can personally say this - if you message me personally, I WILL respond to you...
Heyo all! We've noticed some people putting threads in the wrong place, so we felt it would be useful to make a little guide of where to put your threads when you're creating them. These are the boards we often find posted in improperly, or not used when they should be. Suggestion Box: Put suggestions for new features for the site here. Note: If you want a place for discussion that isn't currently covered by a forum board, you might be better off making a club for it instead (since that's...
We are now on Discord - officially. The Kinmunity and 🐺Naia's Den Discord servers are now one in the same. This move was done order to help members of both servers communicate, relate, find friends, and educate each other during times of isolation. The result is a unified community! Kinmunity users will enjoy instant access, as well as the ability to view KM-only areas of the server. CLICK HERE TO JOIN!
 
It's been a while since a major update was introduced to the site. Actually, it's been about three months I believe! I think more than enough time has passed and that it's time to introduce some exciting new changes to Kinmunity. Our site has been updated once again, and hopefully will bring you an experience that's better than ever. So, let's dive into some changes, shall we? Under the hood, we have upgraded to the final version of Xenforo 2.2 and we left 2.1 behind. This introduces some...
@Alynna has been given full admin rights (same access as me). She was an original founder of Kinmunity and has stepped up to help with a lot of things. I am going through a lot in my personal life right now and I no longer wish to be the public face of the site. My notority and "fame" if you will has gone to my head, and has caused serious problems with the two people I love more than anything in this world, among other things. I am transferring day-to-day operation of the site to her at...
Many of you may not know this, but the original Kinmunity was the brain-child of myself and @Alynna. We founded the original site back in 2014 after the closure of Wulf Howl. The site has gone through many incarnations since then, but ultimately retains the original concepts that Alynna and I envisioned. Today, Alynna rejoins the administration team as a Sr. Community Manager. Welcome back!
Note: I will continue to administrate and maintain Kinmunity and Wolf Howl, and actively develop them both! After much consideration, I have decided to depart from the greater alterhuman community (including the otherkin and therianthropy communities, respectively) due to a wide variety of reasons that would be best summarized as: my personal views and the consensus of the greater community generally go in entirely different directions. I will always be a wolf girl, but no longer use the...
Today, between 1:00 AM and 3:00 AM, Kinmunity was effected by a targeted Distributed Denial of Service Attack against our server. This attack as mitigated by OVH's infrastructure. We have received notification from OVH that the attacks have subsided (recv. 07/29/2020 3:00 AM). However, before the attacks begun, a troll account called Sextoy registered to the site and repeatedly posted our public IP address, in a failed attempt to intimidate our staff team. The posts were automatically...
Feature Additions New Forum Types Discussion Forums - the classic forum everybody is used to, Kinmunity has always had this forum type. Article Forums - some forums now display in an article-like layout, like the News & Announcement forum! Suggestion Forums - our Suggestion Box now allows voting on suggestions. Question Forums - we had this before on the old system for 'Kin Q&A, we brought it back. Search Forums - this isn't yet in use, but will allow us to display threads from different...
Kinmunity does not support beastiality. We firmly believe that animals are not capable of giving informed consent to sexual activity with human beings. Bestiality is a form of cruel animal abuse, regardless of arguments put forth by zoophiles. This has long-been the position of the Kinmunity administration. The purpose of this thread is to clarify our policy on how we handle the topic going forward. It shall be written policy that: Practicing zoophiles (people who engage in sexual acts with...
As some of you may have already noticed, the blog feature has been added back to the site! :) We are currently testing out a new blog system which could add some interesting options, see Naia's blog post for some details. I know many of you have been worried about your old blog posts. Unfortunately the blog posts from the previous platform could not be transferred over automatically. Your old posts are not lost though, they've been archived! To access the blog archive visit this page...
You can now earn bones for participating on Kinmunity, thanks to our KinCash system! This system will enable us to reward users for various acts of participation on our site, by allowing them to earn digital currency which can be changed for goodies depending on how active they are on site. Right now, we are still in the process of configuring the system and therefore we will not be explaining which items earn or lose bones just yet as this could change based on your usage. Once we have...
From yesterday forward, Kinmunity will be keeping accounts of what is donated during a donation drive, and where that money goes. We feel this is a good way of helping people see exactly what their contribution does for the site. Each drive that is held, I will update this thread with the spreadsheet explaining incoming and outgoing funds. NOTE: The spreadsheets are updated manually, so a donation that shows up in the donation tracker may not show in the spreadsheet until the next day...
DISCONTINUATION OF DISCORD CHAT SERVICE Effective 02/05/2020, Kinmunity will be discontinuing our Discord chat service. This decision is being made due to the security and privacy concerns that have arisen over the years regarding how Discord treats voice/video/screen-share calls, as well as text messages. Specifically, on 01/12/2020, Security researchers Joseph Bingham and David Wells reverse engineered the Discord client and discovered that voice and video communication is decrypted and...
Use of Kinmunity is governed by our Terms of Use and Community Guidelines. These documents require that members "be respectful to all cultures, beliefs, and ideas." We do not use nor do we support the use of trigger lists, topical blacklists, kintype blacklists, named blacklists, or any similar concept. If a member repeatedly is discussing topics that make you uncomfortable, we trust you to handle this like a reasonable adult. This could mean: Politely messaging the member and explaining...
As I'm sure many have noticed, over the past few weeks the site has run slow and has had random periods of downtime lasting between one and five minutes. This was due to a combination of factors, including: Kinmunity suffered a Distributed Denial of Service attack, originating from a Chinese botnet. As an emergency mitigation measure, we blocked Chinese hosts from connecting to ikari (our primary server). We have had a surge in guest (unregistered user) traffic to certain articles and...
Hello everyone, I need people who are willing to test and provide feedback for new features on both Kinmunity and TRANSforumation. Testers should be familiar with the following concepts: writing steps to reproduce a bug, ie. "what you were doing just before a bug occured". taking screenshots and/or screen recordings. maintaining confidentiality. Testers will be sorted into three groups: Kinmunity only. TRANSforumation only. Wulf Howl Productions (all projects). Please...
Due to persistent abuse from Chinese hosts, they are blocked from connecting. Please utilize a VPN or the TOR network if you wish to use Kinmunity from within China. You will not be able to create an account automatically when browsing this way, but you can contact us to get registered! See https://security.kinmunity.com/post/187650131183/china-has-been-blocked for more information!
As usual, we've been hard at work behind the scenes working to improve Kinmunity and to add new features for everybody to enjoy. These updates are relatively minor, but they should improve the experience for all of our users.  New features Kinmunity <-> Wolf Howl Association You are now able to link your Kinmunity and Wolf Howl accounts.  Head over to your Kinmunity profile and edit it. You will notice an "Affiliated Accounts" section. Enter your Wolf Howl username...
While you probably weren't looking, we've been hard at work making updates to Kinmunity to ensure we remain the best alterhuman community on the internet.  New(ish) features Wolf Howl Mastodon instance / social network is now open to the public! Wolf Howl is a Mastodon instance which particularly caters to members of the alterhuman community, including, but not limited to: otherkin, fictionkin, therians, vampires, plural systems, furries, and the other hearted. Wolf...
It's update time again! Awoo~ who doesn't love a good update? Ambassador Program Starting today, we have launched a new program intended for administrators of other sites within the alterhuman umbrella of communities. We're calling this our ambassador program, and it grants access to a new section of Kinmunity called the embassy (available under the resources tab for approved ambassadors). Ambassador status allows administrators of notable resources within the alterhuman community to have...
We have noticed a lot of spam and abuse coming from the following email providers: 163.com 126.com yandex.com mail.ru Due to the consistent patterns of abuse from users of these services, and the fact the providers of these services are unwilling to answer or respond to our abuse reports, we have blocked the use of email addresses provided by them. If you are already a member of Kinmunity and you used an email from any of the above services to register, you will be asked by the...
 
It may seem like we haven't been doing much over the last month or so, but that couldn't be further from the truth. This update has a ton of new features for you guys and gives the site some much needed TLC. New Features Status updates have returned; you can now post status updates on your profile and leave messages on others' profiles. The reaction system IS enabled for statuses -- because doesn't somebody being helpful deserve to be rewarded, regardless of what section of the site...
Heyo, Today, we decided to change up the reaction/reputation system a bit to help prevent abuse of the system. Previously, Like reacts contributed +1 to a user’s overall reputation, which while not harmful on its own, did sort of blur the lines between “quality, relevant content worth repping” and “hey this post is cool,” which in turn made it hard to judge what a fair reputation was. The intent behind a reaction system is to allow people to react as naturally as they want to to a piece of...
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