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Ask the Mods Important Site Questions (V2)

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Ocs,Boops,Tickles&Memes
Where/what do I do to see of i can get back an image that has been taken down?
Image I uploaded last night got taken down and I’d like to see if I can try abd get ot back
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.
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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
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Senior Moderator
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@Stormy Hooves
I explained to you why your comments were rule breaking. None of your speculatives and hypotheticals have anything to do why you were asked to stop. If you really still don’t understand what the problem was, send me a PM and I’ll try again.
Background Pony #A0F0
I’ve got a generic security question that then gets account-specific:
Sometime a little while ago I was logged out for what I’m pretty sure is just general inactivity, and having made a lil more art I wanted to upload, I popped back over to log back in. Good news is that my password was saved through my browser, so I didn’t need to remember or reset that. Unfortunately, since my last proper log in, I’ve changed phones a couple times (one of them was a really bad refurbish, alas) and have since lost access to my old authenticator app that I had synced for 2FA.
How would I go about getting my 2FA re-setup for my new device? Who would I contact to get access back to my account? (I’m nukepony360 if that helps any.)
Background Pony #D4E7
Hi there! I have a question, but before I ask it, I’d like to know how the anonymous posting system works here. Can a moderator/administrator see who is hiding behind a background pony?
TexasUberAlles
Duck - If report count was a score, he'd have the biggest score
Silly Pony - Celebrated the 13th anniversary of MLP:FIM, and 40 years of MLP!
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).
Roseluck - Had their OC in the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
Flower Trio - Helped others get their OC into 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.
Tree of Harmony - Drew someone's OC for the 2022 Community Collab

@Background Pony #D4E7
If you’re logged in and using Anonymous to post, they can see what account you’re logged in with. If you’re posting without being logged in, like in a Private/Incognito window, you just show up as Background Pony #____, but they can still look up the ISP you’re posting it from and match it to a logged-in account.
Background Pony #699F
@Background Pony #D4E7
If you are logged in and using the anonymous checkbox option (like I am), then yes, they can.
If you are logged out, then maybe - the site collects a handful of information, such as what kind of browser is accessing the site, in addition to a few other things like I.P. which can be seen by moderators and administrators and may or may not be conclusive enough in combination with the actions in question to attribute various actions and accounts to a single human.
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
@Background Pony #D4E7
If you want to ask a question in confidentiality, you can come to our Discord server (link is on the Contact page) and use the ban-appeals channel. It’s private and only you and staff will be able to see what’s said. Or, you can send a PM to someone on staff who works in the area of your questions or you may write to OPS@DERPIBOORU.ORG from the email address your account is tied to.
Background Pony #699F
What sorts of issues, behind the scenes, lead to some dedupe reports taking much longer to resolve than others from the same time, when the images clearly are or aren’t duplicates and there isn’t something obvious that takes more work (such as verifying a mismatched artist name, checking DNP permission, or a judgement call on quality/resolution tradeoffs?)
There are a few like this in the dedupe queue currently but I’m only asking in general out of curiosity, not for any specific ones.
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
@Background Pony #699F
For myself, I try to clean out low hanging fruit first. Lots of dups don’t take any research to resolve. After that, even without dealing with the question of which to keep, if there’s different rating or artist tags in two duos, I may have to figure out which one is rated correctly, which has the right artist tag, sometimes descriptions have to be compared to the original and edited, making sure the sources are valid, etc.
Some are fast and easy and take a few seconds. Some are not and can take days. And it can be something as simple as the description or tags that take the most time to get right.
Background Pony #DE32
I was wondering is it possible for other users to see what you upvoted by id? Like how you can see some one else’s favourites?
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