Kinmunity

Welcome to Kinmunity - We're an online community resource and forum for alterhumans including: otherkin, therians, vampires, and others with non-human identities

In order to receive full access to Kinmunity, you'll have to register an account. Registering gives you access to the following features:

  • The ability to create new threads and reply to existing ones on our forums.
  • The ability to read messages in "The Dens", our members only area.
  • The ability to chat with others in our Discord server.
  • The ability to create your very own blog on the site - write whatever you want!
  • The ability to create, join, and participate in social groups!
  • and so much more...
So what are you waiting for? Join Kinmunity today!

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 when I am able. You are never completely alone. As a wolf therian, I will stand in your corner and provide support and comfort to help you with any battle you are going through. With that said, if you are actively suicidal, the following resources...
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 what clubs are for). If you genuinely believe we need another board though, you can suggest it here. Whimpers: If you have any site-related questions or feedback, if there’s a bug or glitch you’d like to report, or really for any requests that you’d...
Howdy folks, We’ve decided to turn off reactions in both Current Events and Defending Your Territory (including the child boards) since we’ve seen them used inappropriately off and on in both places. Thank you for understanding!
Minatsuki, the server which hosts Kinmunity and Howlr, as well as other web properties, has recently sustained a targeted attack from a client using multiple IP addresses from internet service provider Wave Broadband (Astound Broadband). We have contacted Wave Broadband's abuse department with the relevant logs and are awaiting an investigation and response. Kinmunity takes any and all unauthorized access attempts seriously, and we will continue to monitor the scope of these unauthorized attacks. As a result of this incident, we are taking temporary measures in order to protect our server, its web properties, and our users. The following implementations are effective immediately: Minatsuki will DENY any connection attempts from IP...
Hi folks, Going forward, we are not allowing the discussion of suicidal ideation anywhere on Kinmunity, as the staff are not equipped to deal with these kinds of situations the way a professional would. We are all in support of you getting the help you need, but this site is not intended to be a therapist's office, and certain subjects necessitate staff intervention that we are not equipped to handle. Going forward, we will be shutting down conversation about suicide when it occurs and instead pointing users who have expressed these feelings to the resources available to them to seek help. We care very much about everyone here, and the best way to take care of our userbase and our staff is to operate this way. As always, if you are...
Kinmunity is not a dating site. We encourage our users to be vigilant and cautious while using our services and practice good privacy & security hygiene. With that said, we believe that any interactions between consenting adults on the site is their business and their business alone. However, Kinmunity has a zero tolerance policy for unwanted sexual harassment, sexual content or behavior involving minors, or unsolicited mate seeking. We have implemented the following directives in order to help keep the site safe for all users: Adults who seek relationships or engage in sexual behavior or conversations with minors on the site will be permanently banned and referred to law enforcement for prosecution. Minors who seek relationships with...
We now permit members of a plural system to maintain their own user account. We still generally only allow one account per person, we simply recognize that individual system members may be counted as individual person(s) for this case. If you intend to register multiple accounts, you will still be flagged by our system and will need to clarify the situation to a staff member. Staff should no longer automatically ban accounts simply because the user already has an account, but should instead seek clarification. This should help people who are part of a plural system. This change is being made after feedback from system members and hosts, for accessibility purposes. Thanks!
This is an official statement regarding Therian Territory and its leader, Alpha Thorn. This statement provided so that users can prevent their own exposure to obscene material, as provided by 47 U.S. Code § 230 and is not intended to defame or slander. It has come to my attention that the individual who goes by the names Thorn, Thorn Tundra, and Kyra within the greater therian community and operates multiple social media communities under the name Therian Territory, has allegedly engaged in several behaviors which put people in the alterhuman community at risk of harm. At this time, it is believed the abusive pattern of behavior they have exhibited is worthy of public documentation. As such, a community security notice will be issued...
Hello, We are aware of a condition in which our activation emails may not be getting delivered properly. Specifically, they are appearing in the SPAM folder for some Gmail users. We are taking steps to address the situation, but if you are effected by it, please check your SPAM/Junk folder BEFORE submitting a ticket to our staff team I have signed up for Google Postmaster tools. I have contacted Google's Gmail deliverability support team. I have verified our mail server is not listed by any anti-spam or DNSBL providers. Thanks!
We are currently 87% of the way to our yearly maintenance donation goal. I know that you get tired of hearing about these donation drives, but they are done for a reason. It costs me well over $1,025.00 out of pocket per year on the site. Currently, I am working on several updates to the site including but not limited to: implementing feature suggestions, upgrading and expanding on additional features, security and maintenance updates, and more boring stuff like updating our help documentation. Despite the donations, I operate Kinmunity at a loss. Even when we are fully funded, I am putting a lot more money into the site than I am getting out of it. With that said, Kinmunity is not supported by advertising. We don't have annoying...
Kinmunity is intended to be a safe space for those who identify as alterhuman to participate. It has long been a goal of the site to be open and welcoming to members of all walks of life. Recently, we have experienced a couple of isolated incidents on our site that makes it necessary to reaffirm our position on LGBTQ+ topics. Kinmunity does not tolerate homophobia or transphobia anywhere on its community. Our position on this is clearly stated in our Terms and Rules: As such, users making homophobic of transphobic posts will be disciplined in accordance with our Terms and Rules and our Community Guidelines. A large portion of our members identify as LGBTQ+, including several people on our staff team. We will not tolerate the harassment...
It's update time again! It might seem like we've been quiet, but behind the scenes, the Kinmunity administration team has been working on many improvements to the site. There's actually too many improvements to fully list, but I'm going to do my best to try and cover the most important ones. The following improvements, enhancements, security updates, and bug fixes have been made to the site: Performed a distribution upgrade to Minatsuki, upgrading all back-end components for Kinmunity. Upgraded to PHP 8.1. Increased limits in php.ini in order to ensure smoother performance across Kinmunity. Re-enabled the dark theme (British Columbia Wolf) after much debugging. Improved abuse detection within FangAI to stop spammers, trolls, and...
Hi everyone, Lately we’ve been seeing an uptick in off-topic conversations going on in various threads. This type of topic-hopping is more acceptable in places like Discord, but on the forums themselves it derails conversation and is frustrating for both people making threads for certain discussion topics, as well as people who want to hold a conversation about said topics. If you would prefer a more free form place for conversation, I recommend our Discord or on-site chat. Going forward, we’re going to be cracking down on off-topic discussion a bit more. Any off-topic posts will be deleted and verbal warnings, followed by official warnings, will be given out. For especially egregious cases, official warnings may be done in place of...
Hello, For as long as Kinmunity has been around, we've taken a "no discussion of zoophilia" stance, however as the community has grown, it's become increasingly difficult to ignore the crossover with alterhumanity (especially with regards to Therianthropy) and zoophilia. This isn't to say it's never been a thing until now, but rather that we as a site did not want to host the discussion of zoophilia, due to how heated the subject can get, as well as the issues of legality once the debate of consent is brought up. However, we felt as though allowing people who experience zoophilia in some capacity to be on Kinmunity, but not allowing them to talk about it at all (even in the adult section of the site) was counterproductive. In the...
Kinmunity is a large resource and is still growing! For the first time in a while, we're opening staff applications to anyone who is interested in joining our team. There's a couple of requirements you'll need to meet, so see below for them: ⚠️ Prospective staff members must be at least eighteen years old ⚠️ Prospective staff members must have been registered for at least thirty days. ⚠️ Prospective staff members must have zero active warning points and an account not under sanction. Position Description Kinmunity has an appointed group of volunteers called Guardians. Guardians are responsible for assisting and mentoring users, enforcing Kinmunity's Terms and Rules, enforcing Kinmunity's Community Guidelines, responding to support...
Within the alterhuman community, the topic of zoosexuality seems to be a rather controversial issue with differing viewpoints and opinions on the matter. Unfortunately, the facts are that each year, an uncountable number of animals are traumatized, injured, or killed after aggressive or repeated sexual acts. Furthermore, animals are sometimes also trafficked specifically for sexual purposes. Animals are not capable of giving informed consent to sexual encounters with humans. It is wrong, immoral, unethical, and illegal to engage in sexual activity without consent. Kinmunity's Terms and Rules specify that: Our stance on the matter is clear: We view any acts of bestiality as sexual assault, and we do not allow people who advocate for...
My primary and only machine died, so all I am left with is my phone. I need my laptop in order to do development work for Kinmunity. As such, I have started a fundraiser in order to enable me to replace it as soon as possible. As its replacement directly benefits Kinmunity, users who donate $100 or more will receive BOTH lifetime VIP AND +Primal If we reach $500 before end of day, all donors will receive lifetime VIP regardless of individual donation amount. donate via Pay Naia Okami using PayPal.Me PM me after donation to receive credit. Current Donors @SupehSoph @Afaena @Skoriks @Merry @Red-in-Tooth @Clickybou
A few other sites and members of said sites have decided that it is in their best interest to hotlink Kinmunity emojis without our permission. This includes emojis which we have direct and exclusive permission to use, and emojis that were created solely for the intent for use on Kinmunity. We are not going to allow them to waste our bandwidth displaying our exclusive content to their user base. This includes communities who have been identified as safety concerns by the Kinmunity administration. As a general rule, hotlinking to graphical content on Kinmunity is not allowed. Hotlinking emojis is now blocked! If you notice an image on another therian or kin site that shows Sonic The Hedgehog with the "That's No Good!" quote that seems...
We've made two major changes to the articles system, which will enable easier contribution to our articles library by our users. Auto-Confirmed users will now be able to submit articles for inclusion in our library. Submitted articles must be approved before they are shown to the public. This enables more people to contribute to our articles library without reducing the quality of included content. Elders will now be able to approve or reject articles submitted by Auto-Confirmed users Enjoy!
It's way beyond time for site updates at this point, so here's what we've added: Discord Settings You now have the ability to opt-out of KinBot's Discord notifications from your preferences page. Primary Identity Field Endel option added. KinShop Additions Endel Badge (Suggestion #3102) More pride paws (Suggestion #3161) Policy & Settings Change You can now change your user name once per 90 days, instead of twice per year.
We are investigating an email deliverability issue effecting multiple users, especially users of Outlook.com, hotmail.com, and other Microsoft email providers. During our investigation, we have discovered the following information: Anti-Spam provider "UCEPROTECTL3" lists all IP addresses delegated to OVH's ASN number. When UCEPROTECTL3 lists entire AS numbers, it operates as an extortion racket. There is no appeal for single IP addresses or CIDR ranges, except paying exorbitant amounts of money to be listed on whitelisted.org. Kinmunity will not be intimidated or extorted by draconian hardline blacklisting policies. Due to this listing, some email providers will send our mail to the Spam folder. Please check your spam folder for...
Hello, The next two people who donate $30 or more will receive: Lifetime +Primal Subscription 1yr VIP Subscription. If more than two people donate around the same time, I'll extend the benefits to them as well for trying. CLICK HERE TO DONATE
As you may have noticed by the small period of downtime, Kinmunity has moved to another server. This move was performed for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to: more storage space more processing power more RAM separation between Lycanthropy LLC production and testing grounds This will ensure continued stability of the site, as well as ensure privacy and security for all of our users. Since the server move is complete, we will be working on adding new features to the site, eventually putting Wolf Howl back up and linking it to Kinmunity, among other special projects. Additionally, I'll be adding items to the bones shop today! I'd like to personally thank everyone for being a part of Kinmunity. If you count our...
The green verified badge on Kinmunity lets people know that a user of public interest's identity has confirmed by Kinmunity Staff and that they are an authentic person. Kinmunity Staff work diligently to seek out and approach well-known members of the communities we serve to help them achieve verified status on Kinmunity. However, we also allow any member over the age of eighteen to request verification if they feel they meet our notability criteria, explained below: Staff Members Current and former staff members of Kinmunity will be automatically verified. Ambassadors Designated staff members of known alterhuman resources who are registered with Kinmunity's Embassy Service will automatically be verified. Elders Kinmunity elders...
Kinmunity is under new management.... but, also no. As of April 7th 2021, Kinmunity is now owned by Lycanthropy LLC. Lycanthropy LLC is a limited liability corporation, of which, I am the sole member and organizer. This change should mean absolutely nothing to you, but it is my responsibility to disclose it to you anyway. The Terms and Rules, About Us, and Privacy Policy pages have been updated to reflect this fact. This does not mean that we're going corporate, or that advertisements will be appearing on the site, or... really anything, other than it is owned by a tiny company which is owned by a tiny wolf... the same said wolf who has owned the site since its formation. :grntg:
You know, it seems like we're updating the site on the daily now. After a prolonged period of inactivity as far as development and updates on Kinmunity are concerned, it only makes sense to make up for that by releasing new stuff as much as we can! This update is a slightly smaller than some of the other ones we've released here -- but bare with us, more is on the way! :coolw: The Consent Update Access to the NSFW sections of the site is now available by opt-in only. This requires users to consent in order to see NSFW content, rather than automatically having access to if if they are over the age of eighteen. If you're eighteen years of age or older, you may opt-in using the account preferences page. We have received reports of users...
The first way to start off this update is to announce that we've got some new forums. We don't normally add forums which are suggested to us as we have plenty of discussion forums on the site, and for most things, it is easier to just have users create their own areas using our social groups system. However, due to repeated requests for them, we've added several this update. New forum, new me! New Section - The Burrows New Forum - Mental Health (thanks @Ravenna Freyasdottir) New Forum - Venting (loosely inspired by @GuardianDevil) New Forum - LGBTQIA+ Safe Space (awoo, you can thank me!) New Forum - Alternative Lifestyles ('cos so many of us are alt in some way!) As you may have noticed, a lot of these forums center around...
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