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ZizzyDizzyMC
Rampant Alicorn - The majestic steed of a blessed crusade (Masqueraded Esteem)
Fried Chicken - Attended an april fools event
Autist - How long until you notice this?  I noticed it after 4 days , but really I didn't even look till now.
Lil Shid Culture - If you see someone with a lil shid badge, you should refer to them by "Listen here you lil shid."
Liberty Belle - Sings the song of the unchained (The Bellstrike)

Administrator
Site Developer
I'm well aware half of the pages at the bottom of the page are broke.

Filters continue to be adjusted — There will likely be more filters added as time permits, however there will not be a true everything filter.

I've been managing the release — it's working pretty good, one hiccup but other than that works well.

Admins, mods assistants? Well, I have a few but for at least the first 2 weeks all of them are to hold their position anonymously. After this time they'll be given the option to wear the badge publicly throughout the site.

Rules are still being tweaked, I made a big oopsie when I first went live I copied over an older version of the rules file. I had it in my mind to edit it and forgot, had the text editor closed, opened it and then just copied it without thinking.

Still coming up with a proper way to tag "furry" that would both be appropriate to the artists, and appropriate to the users in a defined manner that won't catch canon MLP characters but catches rather borderline things. This is really a judgement call and partially relies on the artist or uploader to appropriately tag their content. It'll be helpful when I get more of an idea what I'm (potentially) dealing with. This was actually a pretty hot topic among many people I inquired for advice. This, and the "not pony related" tag, which by it's name does not belong on the site.

I'm open to advice, though be aware I am pretty busy.
Didn't expect to be to 1k images deep before posting any type of "we're working on it" message.
FALSEALARM
Liberty Belle - Sings the song of the unchained

Hi and thanks for ponybooru.
Right now I'm exporting pics from Derpi.
I keep description, source links, and all the tags except the ones that contain Derpi meta, like references to comments or "featured image".
I'm also running duplicate detection, that's pretty much works great, but in exceptional cases prefers not to upload the picture than to upload a potential duplicate.
Let me know if you want me to slow down or change the algorithm somehow.
Luzion
Rampant Alicorn - The majestic steed of a blessed crusade
Fried Chicken - Attended an april fools event
Donor | Lyra -
Artist -
Squirrel of Legend - A squirrel that was there in a time of great need
Liberty Belle - Sings the song of the unchained

Administrator
Broken keyboard
Ive seen your work alarm and im quiet impressed by your dedication, cant speak for the mod team but im rooting for you.
Anonymous #1C3E
Well, I have a few but for at least the first 2 weeks all of them are to hold their position anonymously. After this time they'll be given the option to wear the badge publicly throughout the site.

Can we not have secret police again? You either go full "anonymous shadow council" meme like the 4chan jannies or something, which is a huge meme, or you need some actual transparency including actually listing staff members on the staff page.
ZizzyDizzyMC
Rampant Alicorn - The majestic steed of a blessed crusade (Masqueraded Esteem)
Fried Chicken - Attended an april fools event
Autist - How long until you notice this?  I noticed it after 4 days , but really I didn't even look till now.
Lil Shid Culture - If you see someone with a lil shid badge, you should refer to them by "Listen here you lil shid."
Liberty Belle - Sings the song of the unchained (The Bellstrike)

Administrator
Site Developer
@Anonymous #1C3E
Well, I have a few but for at least the first 2 weeks all of them are to hold their position anonymously. After this time they'll be given the option to wear the badge publicly throughout the site.

Can we not have secret police again? You either go full "anonymous shadow council" meme like the 4chan jannies or something, which is a huge meme, or you need some actual transparency including actually listing staff members on the staff page.


Trying to avoid any drama with who's helping out in the beginning. Trying to avoid wastes of time for now.
Luna
Artist -

Philomena Contributor
Luna Best Pony
(sorry for not editing and double-posting)
I also recommend using Fiberglass as your image processing pipeline, it has fixed version of ffmpeg and updated versions of most other things, and fixes a large number of image processing bugs and artifacts. In fact, both Derpibooru and Furbooru use it.
Anonymous #9536
@ZizzyDizzyMC
The way I see it, secret police works when there's trust (for instance, nobody cares who Rainbooru dev is, because everything he's done so far has inspired trust) or when moderation has little impact on the site (again, 4chan, where everyone hates jannies but we still keep using it). Zizzy, my man, you do a lot of work for the good of pony, but you've also acted like a huge faggot in the past (such as multiple stages of trying to push furry artwork before finally relenting). I don't think it's a problem if right now you're temporarily hiding staff, ONLY WHILE the site is basically getting up on its feet and everything is in flux (presumably including the staff list), but once the site is "fully operational" please never allow anyone who's not on the staff page to have staff-level access/permissions.
Anonymous #0BE5
Rule 6 does not need to be changed, I am okay however with 'Respect the artist' rule. Unless you want to change it to full unrestricted access?
Anonymous #9536
@TheBrokeOne
Apparently this was a mistake, he accidentally included an old draft version of the rules which included references to furry (as in rule #4 including both MLP and furry). It's been fixed now.
Now, he did initially plan for this to be a joint furry/pony booru (which is why the draft existed in the first place), but it does mean my accusation of "multiple stages of pushing furry" isn't true — he just tried to push it once (while discussing initial planning of the site), got told in no uncertain terms to fuck right off, and duly corrected it to be a proper pony-only booru.

He's still a huge faggot of course.
Anonymous #9536
Since this is basically the feedback thread right now, I thought I'd post my current feedback and questions here.

Do not upload images that contain watermarks or advertisements for sites that promote content theft, sharing of paid-only images, or sharing of images without providing reasonable attribution to the artists who made them. Likewise, do not share links to such sites either.

How literal is "sharing links"? Can we discuss rainbooru at length as long as we don't literally mention its URL or post images advertising it? Can we mention rainbooru in the description of images we upload (again, provided we don't mention its URL)? Also, let's say an image is rainbooru-exclusive and you want to upload it to ponybooru, should the source to be left blank since you can't link to rainbooru?
(Also, what's the purpose of this rule? Do you think if it's removed artists will look at it and be like "cripes, they're allowing advertisement of art stealing sites, let's get out of here boyos!" or something?)

Furry refers primarily to non-pony OC's that have no relation directly to the show, but are an offshoot of a pony related thing. This statement needs to be clarified further, but that takes work. A deer OC (with an MLP style body), or a primarily pony related pic including a furry related character comes to mind.

Honestly, I'm content with this. If a picture has a pony AND a furry, I'd support this to be archived either way (pretty sure rainbooru is meant to allow this as well). And shit like whisperfoot's deer is furshit but I don't care enough to throw up a stink over it. Maybe I'd be stricter on images that don't have a pony and are basically borderline furry, but this is a good enough compromise to where this is a pony site as far as I'm concerned.

An image isn’t pony-related just because something pony is in it; for instance, exploitable meme templates with unrelated content or pony merchandise in real-life pornography.

To clarify, it still CAN be pony-related, right? This is a bit vague. Of the following, which are "pony-related" and which would be banned?
— a pony video game skin (e.g. a minecraft pony skin)
— a pony-themed video game skin (e.g. some ship-building game where a ship is done in pony colours, maybe with a cutie mark)
— a pony-themed IRL build (e.g. a PC decorated with a cutie mark, like that rarifag's PC that gets posted in battlestation/room threads)
— IRL cosplay
— pony-themed accessories that don't make up a full cosplay (e.g. someone showcasing a pony-themed dogtag or a cutie mark ring or something)
— fictional cosplay (i.e. non-pony characters — whether furshit or humans or whatever — wearing pony themed shit; check "barely pony related, furry" on derpi for some examples)
— fictional non-pony characters with pony accessories (again, "barely pony related, furry" on derpi brings up images like some furries wearing PJs that have pony cutie marks, and that's literally all the relation the image has to pony)

Would "having pony be the primary focus" be a good guideline (i.e. a pony-themed object or pony merch is allowed, but a photo that's not focusing on that but just happens to have that in frame isn't allowed)? Or would the metric be something different?

a clear relation to MLP (all generations, not just FiM), or its community.

By the way speaking of this, what's the scope of this?
— Them's Fighing Herds
— Ico the Brave Little Horse
— Filly Funtasia
— Конёк Горбунок
Would any of these be banned? As worded the rule seems like TFH might be borderline and the rest would be banned, but Derpi with its near-identical rule IIRC does allow Ico for example. But they ban Funtasia. It's not very consistent over there.
Personally I think the policy should be lenient, especially on obscure stuff like old horse-related cartoons which will barely have any content. They won't harm the site, and they could be relevant to pony lovers.

Do not troll, attack, insult, name-call, or otherwise try to intentionally antagonize another person or group of people. This includes making racial, sexual, homophobic, or otherwise demeaning slurs, or posting similarly abusive content.

Honestly while some people ree about this, I gotta say I think it's a good idea. I don't feel strongly in favour of this rule, but I have no opposition against it. I am very happy you decided to specify this rule does not apply to images, making ponybooru almost an image archive (barring DNPs and paid content, basically, which is covered by rainbooru); as long as this holds, moderating community interactions is perfectly good.

I don't agree with disallowing downvote brigading, but it's not something I feel strongly about.

However, I do strongly disagree with adding Aryanne and Luftkrieg to the default filter. What the fuck, Zizzy? "Nazi" is already filtered. It's also filtered on derpi, so everyone who was complaining about it was either using a non-default filter allowing her, or was doing it on purely ideological grounds of "I don't want to be on the same server". If you think this will quell drama somehow, it won't change anything. It's just arbitrarily adding OCs to a filter for no reason.
It's not really "censorship", so I'm not against this on any real ideological grounds, but it's just stupidity. Why is Luftkrieg hidden along with Aryanne, while Kyrie isn't? You're already being inconsistent even if you just wanted to hide "the nazi OCs". Why is Veronika allowed? "Communism" is also in the filter, and Veronika is "the communist pony", Aryanne's counterpart. What about about the inevitable diaper-shitting anthro OCs, will they be added to the Default filter as well? "But explicit is filtered!" — ye but apparently Aryanne is to be hidden even though "nazi" is already in the filter, why doesn't the diaper shitting OC get a special mention too?
It doesn't even have almost any practical impact, it's just retarded on principle. If anything, if somebody really is ignorant about Aryanne existing, filtering her explicitly will make people curious and make them find out about her, just by seeing her in the filter and wondering "why exactly is there an OC in the filter, what did this one OC do that's so bad they must be filtered explicitly?". To clarify, I'm not, like, angry about this or anything, I'm just really confused by this filter right now and think it's absolutely nonsensical.
Anonymous #C186
There are lots of troll accounts already, while it does nothing in my end, I'm still concerned that ppl will think we're not appreciating our freedom and cause chaos. Plus using someone's username and info is bad in first place, you don't use freedom for imitating and ruining someone else's life. I hope mods do something about this.
Anonymous #5FCF
Please let Tor users at least read-only site. Because this Derpibooru bullshit is hilarious.
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