About Freak Nation
Freak Nation is a site run by, for, and about the freak community. We aim to provide news, reviews, creative content, and resources to bring the seven freak tribes closer together. We also want to provide a focus for activism on behalf of freaks, by giving mainstreamers more accurate and positive information about us. (D&D will not make kids commit suicide, goths aren’t normally inclined to bring guns to school, practicing BDSM doesn’t mean someone’s sick, etc.) For a full explanation of the site’s nature and purpose — such as, “what do you mean by ‘the freak community’, anyway?” — see our manifesto.
About Freak Nation
- The Freak Nation Manifesto
This is the core of what we’re about, and the best description we’ve come up with of who the heck “freaks” are, beyond the vagueness of “You know, poly, kinky, Pagan, gamer, goes to cons... all that stuff!” This is our description of the seven main freak tribes, and why we should bother to stick together.
- Submission Guidelines
Got something you want to submit to us for inclusion on the Freak Nation site? Hey, you’re a creative and original individual; of course you’ve got some stuff you’ve created! Our submission guidelines will tell you what kinds of things we take, where to send it, and what to include along with it.
- Volunteering to Help
This site doesn’t keep running all by itself, and it’s not the brainchild of a closed-off clique that can’t accept help from outside. In fact, we need your help to make Freak Nation the best site it can be. This page includes full details on what we need and how you can get involved.
- Freak Nation Linking Policy
Freak Nation’s linking policy is pretty simple: don’t wrap our content in your frames or steal our stuff, and we’re happy to be linked to. So happy, in fact, that we’ll even give you a bunch of images to use for your links, if you so desire.
- Advertising on Freak Nation
If you’re a site user who hates ads, this will explain a little about why we have them and how we keep them from being too annoying. If you’re a prospective advertiser, it will tell you how to advertise with us.
- Tribal Two Font Download
Freak Nation uses a custom font, Tribal Two, for its titles, headings, and other high-impact text. If you’d like to see the site in all its intended typographic glory, you can download and install the font here.
The People and Tech Behind the Site
- Freak Nation’s Maintainers
Answering the unasked question: “Who is the shadowy, spooky cabal behind Freak Nation?” Heck, we’re no kind of “shadowy cabal”; we’ve got our pictures and everything right out there... without ninja masks on or anything.
- Freak Nation Site Tech Notes
In case you were wondering what sorts of technologies we’re using to keep this site running (or if you wanted to check our credentials and make sure we’re good open-source partisans), here’s a full rundown.
- Site Usage Stats
Graphical statistics on which pages are most requested, what browsers and operating systems people are using, what our ad click-through rates are like, and so on.
- Links, Affiliations and Suchlike
Sites we link to, including sites run by other freaks, places that help freaks out, sites that sell stuff freaks wants, webcomics that we tend to like, and even erotica sites with “outside the mainstream” models.
Finally, you might be interested in our various Frequently Asked Questions pages, as well. We have FAQs for fellow freaks, for parents of freaks, and for other people and situations.