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Ask the Mods Important Site Questions (V2)

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
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@JP
We have some true anon taggers who are remarkably efficient and proficient. I would not want to lose them or the benefit of the work they do for the site due to one person’s bad behavior.
For the rest, agreed. It would be wonderful to have a way to prevent this from happening.
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
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@Background Pony #3651
Report yourself for a reason of ‘other’ and let us know you want to be deactivated.
NOTE: If you ask for deactivation you will simply be deactivated. You will be logged out and will be unable to log back in. If you want something more, please let us know in detail what you are asking for instead.
PS to NOTE: If what you really want is just a brief, voluntary break from the site - for example if you need to focus at work or school, or want to just take a mental holiday away from this 365-day-a-year fan-run online MLP convention, you can ask for a temporary ban of whatever duration you’d like. That keeps you logged on, but it basically sets the site in “Read Only” mode for you, so you can still browse - but can’t post or comment or send PMs or things like that. If you’d like that temporary voluntary ban ended prematurely for any reason, just come to Support and let us know you’d like the ban lifted and we will do so.
djpup3
Pixel Perfection - I still call her Lightning Bolt
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.
Solar Champion - Earned the rank of one of the most decorated Solar Empire generals, crushing New Lunar Republic in many battles (April Fools 2023).

based and unicornpilled
Hi, I wanted to ask if the option to lock a post’s downvotes due to unfair downvotes was still a function, and 1. what qualifies as “unfair downvotes” + 2. how would one get that done for a post or posts?
djpup3
Pixel Perfection - I still call her Lightning Bolt
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.
Solar Champion - Earned the rank of one of the most decorated Solar Empire generals, crushing New Lunar Republic in many battles (April Fools 2023).

based and unicornpilled
Ah I see. I heard from somewhere that that was a function but it must’ve been misinformation, sorry about that.
TexasUberAlles
Duck - If report count was a score, he'd have the biggest score
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 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.

@djpup3
You can report an image for Other and ask that downvotes be reviewed for Rule 4 violations from users who should have tags that offend them hidden, or Rule 6 violations if you think someone has made only-exist-for-multiple-downvote-purposes side accounts or has organized an offsite brigade against an image or something, but even if that does have any effect behind the scenes it, uh, doesn’t usually result in anything obvious.
Background Pony #699F
Should site event threads that have long passed and are now just used for ongoing chatting get moved out of Site and Policy and into Generals or General Discussion?
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
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@Background Pony #699F
To me it looks like they’re still being used just as convivial hangouts by friends having fun together. Kind of like image #0 or the pizza thread are handled.
At MiniCon we used to call that “microprogramming”, which is basically people entertaining themselves, which in those threads is not breaking any rules - except maybe off topic, but for those old event threads it seems to not be doing any harm.
If people are breaking rules in there, like 0 or spamming or something like that, then we can look at it. But last time I looked at them they seemed remarkably well behaved.
I’ll subscribe to them, just in case. I mean - I’m still participating in one of them from time to time, but I’ll try to pay more attention to them.
The Smiling Pony
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 Hero - Went above and beyond for the Solar Deity, drawing from the power of the sun itself to bring balance to the fight against the Lunar Insurrection (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

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@Ciaran
They just mean moving them to a different forum as the threads have long since served their original purpose and anything going on in there now is no longer “site and policy” related.
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
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@The Smiling Pony
Oooooo … k. Thank you - I’m being a little too literal today perhaps. That’s possibly a good idea, although it might cause some confusions in the short term.
Background Pony #699F
@Cosmas-the-Explorer
Could it really? I was under the impression that flashing photosensitivity depends on the flashing taking up a large portion of one’s field of vision.
There’s also an animation of Vinyl Scratch that literally strobes.
Slashing Prices
Pixel Perfection - I still call her Lightning Bolt
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.
Perfect Pony Plot Provider - Uploader of 10+ images with 350 upvotes or more (Questionable/Explicit)
Twinkling Balloon - Took part in the 2021 community collab.
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2020) - Took part in the 2020 Community Collab
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2019) - Celebrated Derpibooru's seventh year anniversary with friends
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2018) - Celebrated Derpibooru's six year anniversary with friends.

Big Blue Boi
In regards to “Rule #6: Do not indiscriminately downvote images based on their tags and/or content. Instead, filter content you do not wish to see.”
Can a wider search on a tag be done to see if it’s happening on multiple images? That way the mods can see if it’s the same group of people just not blacklisting/hiding the tag and instead trying to manipulate the scoring and take action accordingly?
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
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@Slashing Prices
Yes, but it’s by hand so it can take while to do. Please report an image with the tag you’re wondering about for Rule #6, and let us know that you suspect downvoting abuse, and what tag you think is the target.
Toastypk
Cool Crow - "Caw!" An awesome tagger
Magnificent Metadata Maniac - #1 Assistant
Pixel Perfection - I still call her Lightning Bolt
Solar Guardian - Refused to surrender in the face of the Lunar rebellion and showed utmost loyalty to the Solar Empire (April Fools 2023).

Royal Advisor
Hey, what is Derpibooru time when translated to EST American?
I’m trying to find out the exact time a post of mine happened, but it says it’s 9AM which is very much not true for where I am.
Background Pony #762A
A listing under Rule 0 says
Do not post content whose only apparent purpose is inciting anger, arguments, or controversy.
I think a lot of images tagged “politics”-particularly the ones with locked comments-are like that, but they haven’t been deleted, meaning they don’t violate this.
How don’t they violate this?
Litrojia
Cottonwood Kindle - For supporting the site
Pixel Perfection - Hot Pockets Spotted
Solar Guardian - Refused to surrender in the face of the Lunar rebellion and showed utmost loyalty to the Solar Empire (April Fools 2023).
Tree of Harmony -
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab
Non-Fungible Trixie -
Artistic Detective - For hunting down artist when their names have changed
Happy Derpy! - For site supporters
Bronze Supporter - Bronze Supporter
Verified Pegasus - Show us your gorgeous wings!

What is the reasoning behind this line in the gallery editor?
If you are going to have NSFW images in the gallery, leave a warning for users who may not want to see it
As I interpret it, galleries with any NSFW need to be marked as such, which doesn’t make sense to me because filters exist.
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
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@Litrojia
Even with filters, galleries represent the potential to have unusually high concentrations of themes, fetishes, or graphic content that you normally would not see in a typical search of the site.
And not everyone has filtered everything they might not want to see, because they’ve never seen “that much of it” in one place. Perhaps just browsing the site with the everything filter works fine for them because it’s not an entire page of the one thing they get triggered by.
But with galleries, it’s not just “the random images in this one tag”, it’s a curated gallery of images that someone has hand selected, sometimes highlighting what they consider “the best of the crop” in whatever theme they are focusing on.
The potential for someone accidentally wandering in to a gallery exclusively dedicated to some a subject they might never have otherwise filtered is high.
So even though filters exist, it is a courtesy to others to let them know what they are going to see when they open that gallery up.
Using my own galleries as an example, I am pretty sure people browsing a fun site like this will generally not be prepared for what they’ll see if they open my gallery “Best Pony”.
Sure, it’s pages of happy fun fine to see at work. Then it’s an entire page of ”Best Cockmare”. Even if people are using their filters, gallery is built from an extremely particular view of “Best”. And I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if it were triggering for some users even if they think they are “filtered up”.
Background Pony #AE39
For those of us who enjoy stats, can we get a list of most filtered tags please?
The Smiling Pony
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 Hero - Went above and beyond for the Solar Deity, drawing from the power of the sun itself to bring balance to the fight against the Lunar Insurrection (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

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@Background Pony #AE39
Not possible to easily get anything accurate; people have multiple filters that may have the same tags in them, and complex filters use queries instead of tags. Plus lots of people are content with just using one of the defaults, or filter a tag that implies another tag that’s the “real one” they’re actually wanting to filter.
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