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saby
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@MelodiSmol
Yes. Reports are the proper forum. It’s private and puts your issue in the moderation queue, ensuring it will get seen. If your issue requires discussion, a staff member will send you a PM. Threads are great for many things but running task management isn’t one of them.
JP
Pixel Perfection - I still call her Lightning Bolt
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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
I’m getting really tired of people (often BPs but not always) posting images tagged as “edit”, but no source or artist information or anything in sight. Can we just straight delete those images? Because reporting them is pointless; mods can’t must magically figure out those missing sources, and the users doing these mystic edits rarely respond to any questions.
Ciaran
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Pixel Perfection - I still call her Lightning Bolt
Silly Pony - Celebrated the 13th anniversary of MLP:FIM, and 40 years of MLP!
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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
@MelodiSmol
You asked for your artist name to be changed to ‘artist:MelodiSmol’. It is.
What am I missing?
Update: I’ve claimed your new report. Your original report didn’t say anything about your name changing on other sites. I’ll update your links tonight or tomorrow.
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!
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Roseluck - Had their OC in the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
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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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@MelodiSmol
The name associated with the artist links was updated. No links were provided. Staff are not going to be able to decipher you meant the offsite accounts when you say your name changed.
Icicle Niceicle 1517
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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
Is there a tag for images that are people redrawing AI generated images?
I’ve seen a few images where someone redraws an AI image in their own style but idk if there is a tag for this
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
@icicle wicicle 1517
Hmmm … I’m used to that term being used more in the data warehousing world.
It’s ok if people want to add that as an additional tag.
But, I don’t actually have the ai interpolation anywhere on my radar. So, for here, if people could tag them as I suggested, that would help with copyright questions and takedowns.
ai assisted + edit + editor:* or artist:* depending on how transformative it is, and then it works with our policies and fits into the tags that we’re working with the most.
Icicle Niceicle 1517
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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
@Ciaran
so should “AI interpretation” be used for when people are drawing their own versions of an AI generated image then?
Like this image as an example. Image has an AI generation on it, and also has the artist completely redrawing said image from scratch in their own style, without editing the original image
I’ve seen a lot of artists do their own takes/redraws on AI generated images, i feel like a tag related to this might be helpful for those wanting to see artist redrawing AI images instead of just editing the orignal AI image
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
Interpretation does sound like a good tag for that, but given that the final work is 100% human made I don’t know if “AI” needs to be a part of it. It’s the artist’s interpretation that’s important, not that the original image was generated.
But, that’s just me. Maybe ai interpretation will become a fad :)
Background Pony #699F
@icicle wicicle 1517
On those images, I also see another similarly low-use tag, neuredraw - clever, but I would favor something else.
In the past, I had suggested machine learning reference (which I guess now would be ai reference) to fit the phrasing of the existing screencap reference tag. I’d also noticed that while I didn’t see a dedicated tag for it, a lot of posts of that type are just tagged redraw
That tag looks like it’s not being used the way it’s supposed to be, based on its description.
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Best Fans Forever - For supporting the site
Best Fans Forever - For supporting the site
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Silly Pony - Celebrated the 13th anniversary of MLP:FIM, and 40 years of MLP!
Speaking Fancy - Badge given to members that help with translations
Shimmering Smile - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of Equestria Girls!
Lunar Hero - Went above and beyond in the name of Lunar freedom, they will be remembered in legends and folklore as paragons of heroism for generations (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.
Roseluck - Had their OC in the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.

Goodbye guys ;)
That tag looks like it’s not being used the way it’s supposed to be, based on its description.
I’ve used it in the past and recently, but I’m not sure about all of those either - I think it’s supposed to be based on screencaps (though I have used it myself for arts not based on screencaps).
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.

@icicle wicicle 1517
There definitely needs to be a hard line drawn between ai content / ai assisted and ai interpretation– and uploaders encouraged with truncheons to use them correctly– because that’s a rad-ass image and I wouldn’t have seen it if you hadn’t commented on it because I have anything with the stink of AI “art” on it either hidden or spoilered.
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
I really think the tags we have are working - I don’t feel those three images need any new tags just for them.
Background Pony #E0A9
Mods Ik this isn’t really “asking anything” but a ton of tags have been recently vandalized i think is the proper term a few examples are “Flutter Doo” “Skyble” “Marblederp” and “Bluesentry” it’s super just annoying to see some weird shit when I click a character tag
Ereiam
Pixel Perfection - I still call her Lightning Bolt
Betrayal! - Betrayed their team for a badge. Shame forever!
Solar Guardian - Refused to surrender in the face of the Lunar rebellion and showed utmost loyalty to the Solar Empire (April Fools 2023).
Fine Arts - Two hundred uploads with a score of over a hundred (Safe/Suggestive)
Perfect Pony Plot Provider - Uploader of 10+ images with 350 upvotes or more (Questionable/Explicit)
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.
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The End wasn't The End - Found a new home after the great exodus of 2012

Monde de merde
@Background Pony #E0A9
This is just the work of one person (who, by all appearances, is also one singularly deranged individual).
They swing by every few weeks to pull their shit, get banned and their vandalism removed, until the next time they come back, rinse and repeat, etc.
Not much that the mods can do about it, except to be on the lookout to put the kibosh on it ASAP whenever it happens (the disturbance they cause usually lasts less than an hour, a couple tops in the worst cases like this one).
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