Ask the Mods Important Site Questions (V2)

Icicle Niceicle 1517
Stormfeather - For supporting the site
Strawberry Sunrise - For Patreon supporters
Tempest & Elizabat - Derpi Supporter
Pixel Perfection - I still call her Lightning Bolt
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.

Ocs,Boops,Tickles&Memes
@Wiimeiser
No not every image related to FIM would need to have the “g4” tag added, and no, fanfics shouldn’t have a “generation” tag added to them, or have a new one made up specifically for them.
Princess Celestia
The End wasn't The End - Found a new home after the great exodus of 2012

Administrator
Devops
@Princess Celestia
So far about 35% into coding, ETA is 1-3 days from this post.
The method by which we’ve decided to combat CP is approval queue for images, as well as some comments/posts/PMs that contain externally-embedded images. Almost all existing users will be exempt from it, which means their stuff will bypass the queues. Verification will be granted to some users after they’ve uploaded certain amount of approved images, which will let them upload without needing approval in the future.
The system is designed to not be an inconvenience to legit users. We’re not going the E621 route with arbitraty “quality” standards, all that the approval queue would check for are blatant violations of Rule #5 and #3.
JP
Pixel Perfection - I still call her Lightning Bolt
Silly Pony - Celebrated the 13th anniversary of MLP:FIM, and 40 years of MLP!
Shimmering Smile - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of Equestria Girls!
Solar Guardian - Refused to surrender in the face of the Lunar rebellion and showed utmost loyalty to the Solar Empire (April Fools 2023).
Roseluck - Had their OC in the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
King Sombra - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of The Crystal Empire!
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.
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab
Non-Fungible Trixie -

I miss the show so much
Could something similar be implemented to forum posting? I just reported a spammer account that was dormant for three months before it started posting junk. A minor five-minute inconvenience to new users, but it would cut spam forum posts to practically zero.
Wiimeiser
Solar Supporter - Fought against the New Lunar Republic rebellion on the side of the Solar Deity (April Fools 2023).
Roseluck - Had their OC in the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
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
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2020) - Took part in the 2020 Community Collab
Dream Come True! - Participated in the MLP 9th Anniversary Event
Wallet After Summer Sale -
A Tale For The Ages - Celebrated MLP's 35th Anniversary and FiM's 8th Anniversary
An Artist Who Rocks - 100+ images under their artist tag

(Foil Hat)
Not sure where to ask this, but >>2832381 is the first image in a set (alphabetically by filename at least) and at least two other images in the set are returned as being identical, presumably due to everything being either the same Fallout New Vegas(?) screenshot or just red. What do I do here?
Also, translation for the image(s) would be appreciated.
EDIT: Check here for the album, though it seems to be missing two images (In front of a sun and with bat wings), they’re not in the “all images” section either, however, they’re on the wall here if you want to check them out. I didn’t see any more besides those 11.
Background Pony #699F
@Ciaran
Hello again, same topic - I’ve got a report sitting open for 8 days. This time, I added this note to the explanation:
“If this report looks like it will take a while to resolve, please go ahead and close it early. I don’t need to know when it’s resolved, only that staff has become aware of it to look into at some time or another.”
So, it seems like either you’re the only staff member who’s adopted that practice, or nobody’s even bothered to look at that kind of report for this long?
UnderwoodART
Pixel Perfection - I still call her Lightning Bolt
Shimmering Smile - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of Equestria Girls!
Lunar Supporter - Helped forge New Lunar Republic's freedom in the face of the Solar Empire's oppressive tyrannical regime (April Fools 2023).
Crystal Roseluck - Had their OC in the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
Princess of Love - Extra special version for those who participated in the Canterlot Wedding 10th anniversary event by contributing art.
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab
Non-Fungible Trixie -
Magical Inkwell - Wrote MLP fanfiction consisting of at least around 1.5k words, and has a verified link to the platform of their choice
Kinship Through Differences - Celebrated the 11th anniversary of MLP:FIM!
Twinkling Balloon - Took part in the 2021 community collab.

Just Another Pink Pony
Sorry to bother you again, but I was wondering something about the Artist Links. I know it says to link to a artist name, but if the link is specifically to a comic (a la Tumblr), can you link the comic name to your profile/link instead? I noticed you seem to be able to put any tag in that box, so I wondered how far that could go, or if it was explicitly for artist names only.
Sorry for bothering you again, but it’s been two weeks and I haven’t had a reply. I know more serious things are going on, but this should be a quick yes/no. Sorry again.
Ciaran
ラ・ゼッタ - For supporting the site
Pixel Perfection - I still call her Lightning Bolt
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

Senior Moderator
友情は魔法だ
@UnderwoodART
You’re asking about an edge use case, so there is no simple yes/no answer. Verified links convey copyright in our processes. What you are proposing does not work with our processes unless the comic is itself a legal artifact such as a registered trademark or something like that so the only answer we can give without seeing what you are trying to do is “maybe”. Please submit the link you are proposing and someone on staff will have to research it. Maybe there is a precedent for what you are asking for, or some other way to achieve the same thing such as with a description on the tag itself.
Deliverer
Notoriously Divine Tagger - Consistently uploads images above and beyond the minimum tag requirements. And/or additionally, bringing over the original description from the source if the image has one. Does NOT apply to the uploader adding several to a dozen tags after originally uploading with minimum to bare tagging.
Cool Crow - "Caw!" An awesome tagger
Magnificent Metadata Maniac - #1 Assistant
Fine Arts - Two hundred uploads with a score of over a hundred (Safe/Suggestive)

don't drink and tag
Not exactly a question, but one may think that uploading anonymously should not increase ones upload counter, but it does. Should it?
@Wiimeiser
Maybe alternate version tag will help circumvent the situation? Not elegant, but technically true. Should also be tagged text.
>Also, translation for the image(s) would be appreciated.
I’ll see into this.
CaptainXtra
Lunar Supporter - Helped forge New Lunar Republic's freedom in the face of the Solar Empire's oppressive tyrannical regime (April Fools 2023).

STOP KOSA!
I guess i’m in the right place to ask this so…
How much are you guys keeping up with EU and US legislation like the EUCD Implementation across member nations, the floating around EARN IT ACT, the “at risk of being slipping into a must pass spending bill” SMART ACT, and the ongoing Digital Services Act which just had a major development take place?
You folks are EU based but you have a fair amount of US members in your ranks if i’m correct…
Ciaran
ラ・ゼッタ - For supporting the site
Pixel Perfection - I still call her Lightning Bolt
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

Senior Moderator
友情は魔法だ
@CaptainXtra
In what way do you believe that either of those would, in any way, impact this site?
Personally, I don’t see anything that matters until it becomes a law, but even if they did, as far as I can see from the proposals this site is either entirely out of scope, or already compliant.
So I’m curious what you see that causes you to think that either of them, much less the US stuff, would hav any impact to this site?
WestRail642fan
Silly Pony - Celebrated the 13th anniversary of MLP:FIM, and 40 years of MLP!
Lunar Supporter - Helped forge New Lunar Republic's freedom in the face of the Solar Empire's oppressive tyrannical regime (April Fools 2023).
King Sombra - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of The Crystal Empire!
Princess of Love - Extra special version for those who participated in the Canterlot Wedding 10th anniversary event by contributing art.
A Really Classy Artist - 250+ images under their artist tag
Non-Fungible Trixie -
An Artist Who Rocks - 100+ images under their artist tag
Artist -

Banned from 3 Discords
will i get into trouble for uploading 40 variants of an image ive done?
Asking because i’ve done an image set of Cadence. the variants included
horn/no horn
royal gear/ no royal gear
socks and underwear/no sock and underwear
and NSFW variants of the above
JP
Pixel Perfection - I still call her Lightning Bolt
Silly Pony - Celebrated the 13th anniversary of MLP:FIM, and 40 years of MLP!
Shimmering Smile - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of Equestria Girls!
Solar Guardian - Refused to surrender in the face of the Lunar rebellion and showed utmost loyalty to the Solar Empire (April Fools 2023).
Roseluck - Had their OC in the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
King Sombra - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of The Crystal Empire!
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.
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab
Non-Fungible Trixie -

I miss the show so much
@WestRail642fan
Whatever you do, make sure you tag every image properly before hitting Upload. It’s easy for you to copy-paste* the relevant common set of tags to every image (and then add image-specific tags), but it will take eons for others to fix afterwards.
And please do not create single-use tags. No one else has access to those images, you can spend 30 minutes researching and finding every relevant and correct tag in advance, without having to fear someone else sniping your uploads.
*) if you temporarily turn off the fancy tag editor, then the tag list is just text that can be copy-pasted
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