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Below are the 16 most recent journal entries recorded in FAP Attack: official blog of Furry Art Pile's LiveJournal:

Sunday, August 31st, 2008
10:03 pm
Furry Art Pile is now Closed
Hi Everyone,

As of September 1st, 2008, FurryArtPile.com 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,

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008
11:51 pm
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

Friday, July 11th, 2008
11:33 am
Sign Up Form: Fixed
A bug with the Sign Up form which prevented some people from signing up has been resolved.

Thanks to everyone that reported this issue.
Wednesday, July 9th, 2008
11:49 pm
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 Amazon.com'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
Saturday, June 28th, 2008
7:44 pm
Comments Down, 13:00 PST - 19:30 PST
I had made a few query optimizations this weekend to improve database update speed and accidentally forgot to take out my debugger.

This prevented comments on works from being added between 13:00PST and 19:30PST.

This bug has been resolved. I'm very sorry for the disruption in service.
Friday, March 21st, 2008
11:24 pm
Server Move
FurryArtPile.com 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~
Tuesday, February 26th, 2008
10:24 am
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.
Saturday, November 24th, 2007
10:38 pm
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.
Sunday, August 19th, 2007
8:41 pm
fAPI Development Gallery
fAPI's Development Gallery is a showcase of all the published applications created for FAP using the open API, including several different browsers.
Thursday, August 2nd, 2007
5:37 pm
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.
Thursday, July 26th, 2007
1:23 pm
New Feature: Notes
FAP Notes

Users can now exchange private messages using the new notes feature.
Wednesday, July 4th, 2007
2:42 pm
New Feature: Quick Share

Big thanks to everyone for the positive feedback on the new Embedded FAP tool. With your suggestions, I've added a new feature that will make sharing works that much easier:
Quick Share

Just click the share button on any works' page, and a small window will pop up, letting you cross post to LiveJournal, del.icio.us or anywhere else with the embed code.
Friday, June 29th, 2007
8:21 pm
New Feature: Embedded FAP Updated!

FAP members can now show off their latest works and galleries in their personal websites, blogs and even MySpace with the new Embedded FAP.

The thumbnails button to the right of the FAP logo brings up a selection of works from your gallery.

Embedded FAP codes are available on the work's page, under the statistics. Just copy and paste.

Update: There has been a lot of positive feedback on the new embedded FAP player. I've added a new Similarity button that finds similar works and an information button that takes you directly to the works' page. Coming next is pagination and the ability to view larger works inside the player.
Monday, June 4th, 2007
7:58 pm
Policy discussion: what needs the mature tag?
The mature tag should be applied to any work containing:
  • Nudity: Any and all nude works need to be tagged as mature including artistic nudes.
  • Drugs: This includes legal drugs like alcohol and cigarettes as well as illegal drugs.
  • Extreme violence: Blood sports, genocide, guro and gore.
  • Adult themes: These are things you wouldn't want your mother to catch you doing.
A few FAP members have suggested that the current mature tag limits are too strict and should be revised.

So, how would you guys change it? Should FAP allow artistic nudes without the mature tag?
Friday, May 25th, 2007
4:45 pm
Calling all developers
It's incomplete, but I thought I would announce it anyway.
fAPI gives developers access to raw XML data feeds direct from FAP for use in their own application development. Eventually, I'd like to open it up even more and allow for developers to create their own FAP clients for uploading works and such.


On a side note, you can now search by favourites with the new favby* powertag. Complete documentation on all the new powertags and search operators is available in the help section.
Wednesday, January 17th, 2007
12:57 pm
Tell us about FAP2!
FAP2 is almost ready for release. New layout, features, SPEED...

But, before we commit the next version of FAP, we want to hear from you. What features do you want? What bugs do you hate? How would you change the layout?

Current Bug list

  • Ghost messages (DB bug; fixed in FAP2)
  • Can't comment on works (CSS bug; fixed in FAP2)
  • Large images scroll off the page (this is actually a feature to prevent the layout from breaking. A more beautiful solution is planned for FAP2)

New Features in FAP2

  • Submit stories, flash movies, profile pictures!
  • Advanced browse features (date, time, tags!)
  • Improved tag filters!
  • Privacy upgraded so you can block abusive users from commenting, tagging, annoying!
  • Edit/Delete your own comments!
  • RSS feeds for your message centre, comments, userpages, EVERYTHING.
  • A new layout.
  • And, wow...so much more. I can't even remember all the new features...
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