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Meowers
Status Defunct
Founded on January 9, 1996
Services offered trolling

The Meowers were trolls or "Usenet Performance Artists" on Usenet during the late 1990s. They were responsible for the "Meow Wars", one of the largest flamewars in Usenet history.[1]. One of their targets was the Alt.Horror.Werewolves Usenet group, the birthplace of the therian community.[2] Ironically, some of the meowers were themselves members of the early otherkin community, including Tiernan[3] and Magpie Hrafnsdottir.[4]

References

  1. The 2-Belo. The One True History of Meow
         xahlee.info. http://xahlee.info/Netiquette_dir/_/meow_wars.html. (accessed January 22, 2013).
         Archived at http://archive.is/LTvke.
  2. Yaiolani. People who Think they are Werewolves or Shapeshifters
         yaoilani.tripod.com. http://yaiolani.tripod.com/think.htm. (accessed January 21, 2013).
         Archived at http://web.archive.org/web/20070702092829/http://yaiolani.tripod.com/think.htm.
  3. Tabaqui. A field guide to Meower sightings
         www.geocities.com. http://www.geocities.com/meowwatcher/who.html. (accessed January 22, 2013).
         Archived at http://web.archive.org/web/20030413150745/http://www.geocities.com/meowwatcher/who.html.
  4. Tart, Lindsay. Meeeeeeooooooooooow!
         Alt.Horror.Werewolves. http://groups.google.com/group/Alt.Horror.Werewolves/msg/e34b0c54f048b671?dmode=source. (accessed January 22, 2013).
         Archived at http://archive.is/ZRe0l.