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What’s the purpose behind the score system for images, aside from the “sort images by score” search option? There are a lot of images that get downvote bombed for subject matter rather than breaking any rules or for technical quality. Similarly, there are often hostile comments on these images. If it’s more general purpose, then what’s the problem with someone making a bot to auto-downvote every image with a certain tag they don’t like, compared to manually downvoting them?
 
Can you tell how many users are making use of the site’s API for things like customized image downloaders, or other ways of accessing the site’s content? Following that, how much of the userbase customizes their experiences like this?
 
Do you ever make it a habit to mess with the user’s personal filters to mess with them, or is that an uncommon thing?
 
@Princess♥Cadance  
As in some regrets or the like?
Sometimes I really wish I had experienced the derpibooru community more before starting to moderate it.
 
Wait, so you just jumped straight from “not a member of the community” to “in a position of authority over the members of this community that I was never a part of”? Don’t you think that that would pose a problem with being able to connect with the members or see things from their perspective, especially regarding community culture?
Ciaran
ラ・ゼッタ - For supporting the site
Silly Pony - Celebrated the 13th anniversary of MLP:FIM, and 40 years of MLP!
Shimmering Smile - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of Equestria Girls!
Lunar Guardian - Earned a place among the ranks of the most loyal New Lunar Republic soldiers (April Fools 2023).
Crystal Roseluck - Had their OC in the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
Flower Trio - Helped others get their OC into the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
A Lovely Nightmare Night - Celebrated the 12th anniversary of MLP:FIM!
Princess of Love - Extra special version for those who participated in the Canterlot Wedding 10th anniversary event by contributing art.
Tree of Harmony - Drew someone's OC for the 2022 Community Collab
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab

Senior Moderator
友情は魔法だ
How did you first discover MLP?
 
In the summer of 2010 I was taking some art classes and some of Lauren Faust’s sketches and other artifacts from the show started getting passed around and it kind of looked like maybe Gainax was doing a crossover of Power Puff Girls with My Little Ponies, but with an Adult Swim/Toonami aesthetic - maybe something with Craig McCracken’s hands all over it, and it looked like we might be getting a new FLCL but with ponies.
 
Except the rumors were that they were doing it in Flash which we all knew was impossible.
 
Then the first episode came out and the truth turned out to be even weirder than what we’d imagined.
 

 
Are you still into it?
 
Very. I still can’t believe they’re doing this and stuff like EQG in Flash, and the access that Hasbro has given to the fandom and to third party licensing is like the Japanese doujinshi market has finally reached the American shores. Blows my mind. Golden freaking age. I hope more franchises go this route.
Zebasiz
Bronze Bit -
Friendly Griffon - For helping others attend the fifth anniversary party
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2017) - Celebrated Derpibooru's five year anniversary with friends.
A Perfectly Normal Pony - <Zeb> That's why yer female partner can use a trapon
Magnificent Metadata Maniac - #1 Assistant
Artist -

@Pacific Glow  
Haven’t had that happen in… Man must be goin on over a decade now since I had that happen~  
And then it was happening because I had no idea what I was doin with Computers~
Archonix
Donklight Sparkle - For supporting the site
Princess of Love - Extra special version for those who participated in the Canterlot Wedding 10th anniversary event by contributing art.
Non-Fungible Trixie -
Verified Pegasus - Show us your gorgeous wings!
Preenhub - We all know what you were up to this evening~
Economist -
Heart Gem -
Silver Supporter - Silver Patron
Thread Starter - Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General)
Magical Inkwell - Wrote MLP fanfiction consisting of at least around 1.5k words, and has a verified link to the platform of their choice

Retired Ass
@QuasarNova
Kind of. The reality is that we simply buy 90% of it and ship it direct to Archonix and TSP.
 
Of course, the difference is I drink it for fun. TSP drinks it out of necessity.
 
Because he’s a robot.
 
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Vree
Lunar Supporter - Helped forge New Lunar Republic's freedom in the face of the Solar Empire's oppressive tyrannical regime (April Fools 2023).
Not a Llama - Happy April Fools Day!
Magnificent Metadata Maniac - #1 Assistant
Derpibooru Premium - Learn about the benefits of subscribing to Derpibooru Premium membership at https://derpibo
Fine Arts - Two hundred uploads with a score of over a hundred (Safe/Suggestive)
The End wasn't The End - Found a new home after the great exodus of 2012

This would be a great ongoing thread because I’ve had many, many questions over the years, but naturally when asked at a random time I have none.
Jarkes
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab
Twinkling Balloon - Took part in the 2021 community collab.
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition
Wallet After Summer Sale -
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2018) - Celebrated Derpibooru's six year anniversary with friends.
Magical Inkwell - Wrote MLP fanfiction consisting of at least around 1.5k words, and has a verified link to the platform of their choice
Not a Llama - Happy April Fools Day!
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2017) - Celebrated Derpibooru's five year anniversary with friends.
Thread Starter - Transformers Thread

GOKAAAAI... SILVER!
Did CMC_Scootaloo ever get moonbanned from here? I’m legit surprised that he hasn’t shown up in a certain forum thread regarding a certain recent fandom scandal…
icicle wicicle 1517
Stormfeather - For supporting the site
Strawberry Sunrise - For Patreon supporters
Tempest & Elizabat - Derpi Supporter
Artistic Detective - For awesome dedication to sleuthing out and maintaining artist tags and links
Silly Pony - Celebrated the 13th anniversary of MLP:FIM, and 40 years of MLP!
Shimmering Smile - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of Equestria Girls!
Lunar Champion - Led the charge of major battles for the New Lunar Republic, bringing swift and crushing defeat to the forces of the Solar Empire (April Fools 2023).
Flower Trio - Helped others get their OC into the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
Crystal Roseluck - Had their OC in the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
King Sombra - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of The Crystal Empire!

Ocs,Boops,Tickles&Memes
DO you need to get banned a multiple amount of times before you get a Moonban (like a sort of “3 strikes and oyur out” type thing), or can you just get a Moonban right of the bat if you do something very stupid?
Zebasiz
Bronze Bit -
Friendly Griffon - For helping others attend the fifth anniversary party
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2017) - Celebrated Derpibooru's five year anniversary with friends.
A Perfectly Normal Pony - <Zeb> That's why yer female partner can use a trapon
Magnificent Metadata Maniac - #1 Assistant
Artist -

@TheAnonShy  
I asked to be an assistant. Was told they were full. Waited 4 months. Asked again. Became one. Am currently doing random stuff and hoping for eventual Modship~
 
 
@ice1517  
Both.  
You keep breaking the small/medium rules over and over. Eventually you’ll just be tossed. Number of bans before that depends on the individual situation.  
But you do something stupid enough, Yer gone~
 
On the note of bans: Random Mod Funfact: We once accidentally banned an entire convention. =D
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