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These, with the IRC networks Fur Net and Anthrochat, form a key part of furry fandom. Fox, was first published on Compu Serve in 1986, predating the World Wide Web by several years, The phrases furry lifestyle and furry lifestyler first appeared in July 1996 on the newsgroup furry during an ongoing dispute within that online community.
Usenet newsgroups such as furry and alt.lifestyle.furry, popular from the mid-1990s to 2005, have been replaced by topic-specific forums, mailing lists and Live Journal communities. The Usenet newsgroup alt.lifestyle.furry was created to accommodate discussion beyond furry art and literature, and to resolve disputes concerning what should or should not be associated with the fandom; its members quickly adopted the term furry lifestylers, and still consider the fandom and the lifestyle to be separate social entities.
The older, lower results, which are even lower than estimated in the general population, were due to the methodology of questioning respondents face-to-face, which led to social desirability bias.
A reporter attending Anthrocon 2006 noted that "despite their wild image from Vanity Fair, MTV and CSI, furry conventions aren't about kinky sex between weirdos gussied up in foxy costumes", that conference attendees were "not having sex more than the rest of us", In October 2007, a Hartford Advocate reporter attended Fur Fright 2007 undercover because of media restrictions.
" was the first piece of journalism to be nominated for an Ursa Major Award, the main awards given in the field of anthropomorphism. Samuel Conway, CEO of Anthrocon, said that "For the most part, people give us curious stares, but they're good-natured curious stares.
The specific term furry fandom was being used in fanzines as early as 1983, and had become the standard name for the genre by the mid-1990s, when it was defined as "the organized appreciation and dissemination of art and prose regarding 'Furries', or fictional mammalian anthropomorphic characters".
However, fans consider the origins of furry fandom to be much earlier, with fictional works such as Kimba, The White Lion released in 1965, Richard Adams' novel Watership Down, published in 1972 (and its 1978 film adaptation), as well as Disney's Robin Hood as oft-cited examples.
Examples of anthropomorphic attributes include exhibiting human intelligence and facial expressions, speaking, walking on two legs, and wearing clothes.
The term "furry fandom" is also used to refer to the community of people who gather on the internet and at furry conventions.