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Furry Art Pile is now Closed

Hi Everyone,

As of September 1st, 2008, is closed. All files that were uploaded, modified and created have been deleted. All information that has been submitted to the website has been removed.

There were some offers from several groups to take over FAP, but many lacked the financial capacity, technical ability and the direction I felt was correct for the site. Instead, I am working on a generalized and open-source version of FAP for people to create their own communities.

Thank you for making FAP wonderful,


Goodbye, Furry Art Pile

FAP started two years ago to satisfy an itch, to be a better art website. For furries.

In this time, FAP grew into a very fun project. I developed solutions to very difficult technical problems, created new user interfaces, and learned a lot about maintaining a social website.

Two years later, this isn't fun for me anymore. I spend too much time everyday developing new features and optimizing the code to perfection; I never have time for my other projects. (Trust me, they're awesome projects).

So, I'm closing FAP.

Thank you for using FAP,



FAP will continue to host files until the end of the month (when the donations run out).

Artists can download their galleries by using this tool: artists.php

Connoisseurs can download their favourites by using this tool: connoisseurs.php

New Feature: FAP Development Fund

FAP is always trying to be a better site for you--and now you can tell us how.

Submit your best ideas for new features that you think will make FAP easier to use, prettier or more fun.

If you see a feature you like, donate through's Honor System to fund a feature. Features that receive 100% funding will be added to FAP.

All donations will be used to offset the cost of hosting FAP (about $200 each month).

FAP Development Fund
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Server Move is moving servers. This move will begin Friday, March 21st, at 9PM PDT, and is expected to last up to 12 hours, until Saturday, March 22nd, 9AM PDT.

When the move is complete FAP will be able to offer much speedier access and service. I'm very sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience with this move.

Thanks again for using FAP~
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Server Outage

At about 6am this morning our works database server went down.

The culprit? A poorly optimized tag query was overloading the server.

The function has been rewritten and the works server is back online.

Site sluggishness resolved

FAP has experience a sudden doubling of visitors in the last few days, slowing the site down considerably.

We were able to pinpoint the exact cause of the problem and have implemented a temporary fix.

Sorry about today's sluggishness; things should return to their usual peppy speediness now that the fix is in place.
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Server Maintenance at 7am, Friday

Tomorrow morning we will be upgrading the controller (head-unit) for one of our filers that has been causing problems lately.

This upgrade will take place tomorrow, at 7am PDT Friday, August 3, 2007. It should only take about 30 minutes to swap in the new head-unit.

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes, but we’re confident this will greatly improve speed and stability for FAP users.