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Should Derpibooru be given a 2nd chance?

Poll results: Should Derpibooru be given a 2nd chance?

Yes, we all make mistakes/it's still a good place for pony pics
75.76% 75 votes
No, lets leave this site
24.24% 24 votes

Poll ended with 99 votes.

p0nyguy

A lot of us are unhappy with Derpibooru right now but in my opinion it is still a good site for pony pics and should be given a 2nd chance. What about you guys?

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Background Pony #9EDD

It’not about getting a second chance because Derpibooru still has the monopoly and the alternatives (Rainbooru, Ponybooru and Ponerpics) cannot compete properly yet.

Due to its huge amount of influence, Derpi will get the 2nd chance automatically over time by artists who haven’t noticed this whole event.

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PurpleSmart2

Twilight is best pony

Derpibooru has managed to piss off both sides of the argument almost equally. People are moving to other sites in droves. I think it’s far too late to expect things to go back to what they used to be.

@Background Pony #9EDD

It’not about getting a second chance because Derpibooru still has the monopoly and the alternatives (Rainbooru, Ponybooru and Ponerpics) cannot compete properly yet.

Due to its huge amount of influence, Derpi will get the 2nd chance automatically over time by artists who haven’t noticed this whole event.

That’s probably true, but it will only be a shadow of what it used to be.

Angius

The Ponut Eater

Depibooru has the de facto monopoly, even if I were to say “fuck Derpibooru”, there’s no other place that has a collection of images this big.

That being said, I don’t think I will ever trust people who run it. They’ve shown that there is zero communication between them, zero consensus, that there’s zero transparency, and that they’re willing to do some shady shit in the name of their personal agendas.

I’m not giving Derpi a second chance per se, I just stick to it because there’s nothing better. But at the same time I’m fully prepared that it can just implode on itself at any given minute.

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Background Pony #F6EA

Second chance?
More like the 14th chance by now.

I don’t see the underlying issues resolved. So nothing will change.
At this point i would even prefer them to implement a large banner at the top of the page saying:
BLACK LIVES MATTER. FUCK DRUMPF AND FUCK WHITE PEOPLE. JUST WHITE PEOPLE CAN BE RACIST.
because then it would at least be honest, transparent, and everybody would know what it is about and people who don’t want political bias can move on.

At this point it’s just flip-flopping and mods are on the infinite quest of making rules that justify biased moderation but sound impartial.
One mod wanting to make it equal doesn’t stop the rotten other mods to suddenly stop being biased. No amount of discussion and rule rewriting can solve that.
If one mod is openly stating that he wants the site to publicly support a specific radical political movement that is just relevant in one single country and to adjust their moderation according to it… what do you expect from that person?

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Aponty
Thread Starter - The Anti-Nazi DNP Pledge
An Artist Who Rocks - 100+ images under their artist tag
Hard Work - Merited Perfect Pony Plot Provider badge with only their own art
Perfect Pony Plot Provider - 10+ uploads with over 350 upvotes or more (Questionable/Explicit)
Artist -

verified GMO soybean

I am willing to give derpibooru a second chance, so long as they commit to crack down on hate speech and cryptofascism.

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red45671
Verified Pegasus - Show us your gorgeous wings!
Preenhub - We all know what you were up to this evening~
Twinkling Balloon - Took part in the 2021 community collab.
Ten years of changes - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of MLP:FiM!
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 -
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2019) - Celebrated Derpibooru's seventh year anniversary with friends
A Tale For The Ages - Celebrated MLP's 35th Anniversary and FiM's 8th Anniversary

Former PRG Guy

I believe Derpibooru deserves a second chance. The show itself always believes in second chances, so its fandom should too.

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PurpleSmart2

Twilight is best pony

Depibooru has the de facto monopoly, even if I were to say “fuck Derpibooru”, there’s no other place that has a collection of images this big.

Yeah, that might not be true for long. All other boorus are working on taking that so-called “advantage” away from Derpibooru. It might only be a few weeks until at least one of the new boorus has as many images as Derpibooru has.

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Wiimeiser
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
Not a Llama - Happy April Fools Day!
Artist -

(Foil Hat)

@PurpleSmart2

Yeah, that might not be true for long. All other boorus are working on taking that so-called “advantage” away from Derpibooru. It might only be a few weeks until at least one of the new boorus has as many images as Derpibooru has.

Speak of the devil, Ponerpics now has more total images with fewer deleted images and significantly higher IDs while Ponybooru is about 12,000 behind with only 7,500 deletions. Ponybooru has slightly more uploads for the last 24 hours, though. Twibooru is almost at 2.5 million pics as well. Meanwhile, Manebooru has only just surpassed 1.3 million, and Rainbooru is still only in the 50,000s or so. At the current rate, Derpibooru will be fourth by around the time G5 airs its first season. It could even leave the top 5 within another few years after that, especially if development on Rainbooru picks up.

Background Pony #00A8

I honestly think a partnership or joint venture between Derpibooru, Manebooru, Ponybooru, Twibooru, Rainbooru and Ponerpics would work well.

@Wiimeiser
Yeah, i can see it still survive though cause it was and still is the longest mlp booru.

Background Pony #00A8

@PurpleSmart2

Derpibooru has managed to piss off both sides of the argument almost equally. People are moving to other sites in droves. I think it’s far too late to expect things to go back to what they used to be.

@Background Pony #9EDD

It’not about getting a second chance because Derpibooru still has the monopoly and the alternatives (Rainbooru, Ponybooru and Ponerpics) cannot compete properly yet.

Due to its huge amount of influence, Derpi will get the 2nd chance automatically over time by artists who haven’t noticed this whole event.

That’s probably true, but it will only be a shadow of what it used to be.

Yeah, that’s sad but true.

DragonRanger
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition
Wallet After Summer Sale -
Fine Arts - Two hundred uploads with a score of over a hundred (Safe/Suggestive)
Perfect Pony Plot Provider - 10+ uploads with over 350 upvotes or more (Questionable/Explicit)

Holy thread necro, Batman.

As for the topic, no. This whole thing started because a bunch of vocal idiots made a stink about something that ultimately didn’t fucking matter, and the mod team showed themselves to be utterly incapable of handling the situation fairly or as a unified front.

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Magical Inkwell - Wrote MLP fanfiction consisting of at least around 1.5k words, and has a verified link to the platform of their choice

Pubilq Phirm

@Wiimeiser
As a point of clarification on the significantly higher IDs of ponerpics, I believe they start their not on Derpi collection at 6,000,000 and reserve IDs below that for one-for-one ID matching with Derpi and other import bot uses.

Background Pony #4C10

@Background Pony #00A8
A partnership with Ponybooru is highly unlikely. Ponybooru goes mental at everything Derpibooru does. All Derpibooru has to do is breathe and they’ll make a 10 page thread on how it’s worse than Satan. The other boorus I’m not sure about.

Background Pony #4D27

I made accounts on Ponybooru and Twibooru. Twibooru is my go-to backup just for the relative lack of bullshit. Ponybooru looked promising, but while I was of course on board with the whole “how about we don’t ban all depictions of this character, even ones meant for entertainment and not agenda-pushing, over an overblown moral panic” thing, most of what I hear from that community is not really all that appealing to me in the end.

Don’t care a whole lot about Rainbooru, personally. Ponerpics’ whole “copying Derpibooru IDs” thing is handy but I think it reflects Ponybooru too much to interest me. (And Manebooru I just hate ofc lmao)

Truthfully I’m mostly just here now, hoping that things never blow up so pointlessly again. This place is stable for now and I was mostly okay with the direction it chose in the end. I don’t have a huge problem with the end result (at least in terms of being fine with Derpibooru itself), I’m just disappointed it ever happened - and lost a lot of respect for multiple artists for the hypocrisy, vitriol and authoritative behavior I saw during the fiasco.

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