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We are aware of a yearly virtual convention called OtherCon, chaired by an individual known in the community as Dinocanid. While we were initially rather excited by the prospect of a convention focused primarily on the communities we serve, at this time, Kinmunity is unable to support this event due to privacy and security concerns along with the discriminatory conduct of the event's staff and management team. The event is managed in a way that goes against Kinmunity's Bill Of Rights as well as the spirit of inclusivity and acceptance that Kinmunity hopes to foster as a community. Additionally, our staff team have identified various security and privacy concerns with the OtherCon website and the way in which age verification is implemented at OtherCon. For these reasons, we strongly recommend that our members do not attend the convention.

 

Our members are free to make their own choices of which communities, websites, and events to be a part of - if you choose to enjoy OtherCon, we hope that you use a unique password on their website that you don't use anywhere else, and that you do not use their identification card upload system to verify your age. Additionally, we have listed OtherCon on our unsafe resources list. As such, we will not permit the advertising of OtherCon or its events anywhere on our site going forward. We apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment this may cause. We really wanted to be able to support this event, but unfortunately, we cannot until changes are made to ensure everyone is treated fairly with respect and dignity, and that privacy and security of their attendees are respected.

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Naia Ōkami [ID] [KB] [KO]

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If I may ask, as I am unaware as someone who has attended in the past n plan attendance (safely, of course) this year, what conduct have the team done that is discriminatory? I only know that they do not permit known/self-identifying zoophiles and pedophiles from attending (which obviously isn't discriminatory, so I know that's not what's being alluded to.)

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OtherCon arbitrarily denies registration to people based on personal views, and cites the following policy for doing so, refusing to give any further explanation:

 

Any action or behavior that causes significant interference with convention operations, excessive discomfort to other attendees, or adversely affects our relationship with our guests, is strictly forbidden and may result in permanent suspension of attendee privileges.

 

This policy is used inappropriately to deny registration to people who are not a threat to the convention in a discriminatory and arbitrary way.

Naia Ōkami [ID] [KB] [KO]

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Kinmunity is supported as a labor of love by its

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I'd like to know since my system is doing a panel this year, what ways have they denied registration to people based on personal views? I've had some uncomfortable encounters in their off-year server and I agree with their card policy being unsafe and regret doing it in its first year, but I haven't at least personally seen them denying registration outside of zoos and I'd like to know a little more about that if that's alright

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We aren’t going to provide any more information other than they have denied registration to people arbitrarily who are not zoos, maps, or otherwise involved in criminal behavior in effort to respect the privacy of those involved. This decision on the part of Kinmunity is final.

Naia Ōkami [ID] [KB] [KO]

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