is one of the oldest and biggest non-combat MUCKs in existence. It was founded in 1990
as an online gathering place for furry
fans to meet and play in a virtual role-playing
environment. Over time, FurryMUCK has become one of the central focal points for furry fandom
, with a user base consisting of several thousands of users, and over 450 users signed on at once, most nights.
Many furry fans state that their first exposure to furry fandom came from FurryMUCK. Many of the more popular phrases of furry jargon, including "yiff," "scritch," and "idle" stem from the virtual environment.