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Posted by: DustWolf - 2021-04-20 23:22 - Replies (13)

Hello visitor,

OtherkinPhenomena (or OKP for short) is a forum dedicated to discussions about the Otherkin.

Though the forum appears inactive, I have been steadily upgrading it's software in the hopes that you will find it interesting and consider joining the discussion once more.

The OKP community has existed for many years and when I joined to help with the technical upgrade, I made it a priority to preserve the conversations people have had to date. You see, the struggle to understand one's otherkin identity has been the same for generations, many questions were already asked and answered, many topics already explored. These old posts are therefore an invaluable resource and have been preserved in the hopes that you will find them useful.

The Otherkin deserve a forum of their own, without having to try and merge who and what they are with therians, fictionkin and other similar groups. OKP is dedicated specifically to the Otherkin and is therefore your space to explore your identity and come to understand what you really are.

Though a bit of technical work is still to be done on the forums, I would like to invite you to join and help get the ball rolling now. I do not consider myself to be otherkin. I do not wish to impact the OKP culture. I am here merely as a friend offering support in helping restart OKP, with some slightly fresher tech and more responsive support. Smile

OKP will have their own staff and will operate more or less independently from my other forums. The site is owned by Elinox, who will take up a more formal role in the ownership once things start to get off the ground...


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Posted by: Elinox - 2015-03-02 19:53 - Replies (2)

For awhile now, OKP has been getting new users registering who are not users at all but rather are spambots. At first, the forum was able to simply keep them out because of not having any information in their profiles being filled out or by having a jumbled username. Somehow though, the spambots got around that by having jumbled letters in their 'kin type, spirituality and sometimes gender fields in their profiles instead. We've even gotten spambots registering who have their own user pics. These "new users" are nothing of the sort and are spammers!

The mod team has been diligently deleting any new user who does not use coherent English words in their profiles. However, in case anyone has simply fallen through the cracks or if there is simply a bug in the system I wanted to make potential new users aware that if they are having trouble registering, or if they are deleted as a new user by accident to contact an admin privately. We're trying to keep this small forum spambot-free, and may therefore accidentally delete a real new user.

Thanks for your patience!

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  Werelist Temporarily Down
Posted by: Elinox - 2014-05-15 15:00 - Replies (3)

A message from Jakkal on LJ:

"The Werelist is down and unfortunately in a way that there's nothing we can do about it. This was a tweet posted by the host:

"The network issue which is due to XOs fiber cut on their network between LA & Long Beach affects only our San Diego DC. ETA unknown"

This is actually a pretty big deal that affects a lot of companies in that area. Unfortunately that's where the Werelist is hosted. Until they can get that up and running again, there's nothing we can do about it."

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  Burden of Proof
Posted by: Seraphyna - 2013-01-28 22:07 - No Replies

Time and time again, the concept of 'burden of proof' comes up in a debate. Many people who have no evidence to back up there beliefs, aside from personal anecdote, will pull out the "well you can't prove me wrong!" debate. This is a logical fallacy because of the burden of proof lies on the person making the claim...not the person who disbelieves said claim...and the main reason why a site rule is to not present beliefs as facts (unless you have the concrete evidence to back it up).

Here's a great video explaining the concept of Burden of Proof:

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  New Member Purge
Posted by: Elinox - 2012-09-06 14:16 - No Replies

In checking the new member list, we've noticed that there are several new members who joined OKP over 3 months ago and yet have not visited recently or posted anything. If those new members are still interested in being active members here, please stop on by the forums to introduce yourself.

If those new members do not reply to this message or the email which was sent out, do not visit the forums within 2 weeks time, their account here will be purged. Thank you.
~OKP Mod Team~

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