Site Rules Update

Joey
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Nerd Pony
Hello everyone!

We have just released a major update to the site rules, so that they would be better organized, clearer, and easier to understand. Overall, the rules are largely the same as they were previously. However, a few of the rules have different numbers as a few items were merged together and rearranged.

Please be sure to check them out, and if you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave them in the comments below.

For reference/historical purposes, the old set of rules is available here, but please note that they are no longer the rules governing the site.

Thanks!
SuperSupermario24
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition
Wallet After Summer Sale -
Not a Llama - Happy April Fools Day!

fluffy sylveon
I have a question about rule #5:
Derpibooru is governed by the laws of the United Kingdom, Germany, and France, and therefore content against the laws of these countries is forbidden on this site. Likewise, we do not host "borderline" content that may be legally dubious, and generally use a "better safe than sorry" approach to such content.

- Do not upload photographs of real life humans whose age cannot be verified to be at least eighteen years of age or older.
- Do not upload drawn or computer generated images of characters who appear to be under the age of eighteen and who are human or closely resembling a human.
- Simply adding one or two nonhuman features to an otherwise human-like character is not necessarily enough to make the image acceptable. Characters should be nonhuman enough that a layman would not reasonably believe them to be human.
None of this mentions specifically pornographic/sexual content, but the old rules did. Is this an oversight, or were the rules actually changed to apply to safe images of under-18 humans as well?
ATMunn
Artist -

@SuperSupermario24
I have a question about rule #5:
Derpibooru is governed by the laws of the United Kingdom, Germany, and France, and therefore content against the laws of these countries is forbidden on this site. Likewise, we do not host "borderline" content that may be legally dubious, and generally use a "better safe than sorry" approach to such content.

- Do not upload photographs of real life humans whose age cannot be verified to be at least eighteen years of age or older.
- Do not upload drawn or computer generated images of characters who appear to be under the age of eighteen and who are human or closely resembling a human.
- Simply adding one or two nonhuman features to an otherwise human-like character is not necessarily enough to make the image acceptable. Characters should be nonhuman enough that a layman would not reasonably believe them to be human.
None of this mentions specifically pornographic/sexual content, but the old rules did. Is this an oversight, or were the rules actually changed to apply to safe images of under-18 humans as well?

I was somewhat wondering about that as well. Also, what about Equestria Girls?

Edit: I really should refresh the page before posting comments.
Background Human
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition
Not a Llama - Happy April Fools Day!

CHS, Class of 20XX
For those of you in the tl;dr crowd, here are the big changes I'm seeing:

* Animated pics with rapid flashing must have the seizure warning tag, and must be spoilered and labeled as "seizure warning" in comment sections and forum posts.
* If it's unclear whether a certain tag applies to a pic (e.g. is it shipping?), the artist's judgment prevails.
* "We have filters, use them" is an official rule now. So quit complaining about content you don't like.
* Ditto "no RPing in the comments." Take it to the forums, Sparky.
* Comments and posts should at least make an attempt to follow the image/thread rating. If you need to spoiler the whole thing, just don't post it at all.
* Avatars must be safe and must not have rapid flashing.
* DB now has three countries' laws to contend with: the UK, France, and Germany.
* Respect people's privacy. No doxing, no reposting PMs without permission, and if an artist uses multiple names (e.g. to separate SFW and NSFW content), don't point out the suspicious similarities between them.
Cyan Lightning
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2020) - Took part in the 2020 Community Collab
The Magic of Friendship Grows - For helping others attend the 2020 Community Collab
Dream Come True! - Participated in the MLP 9th Anniversary Event
Fine Arts - Two hundred uploads with a score of over a hundred (Safe/Suggestive)
Da Magicks! - Merited Fine Arts badge with only their own art
Toola Roola - For helping others attend the 2019 Community Collab
Wallet After Summer Sale -
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2019) - Celebrated Derpibooru's seventh year anniversary with friends.
The Power of Love - Given to a publicly verified artist with an image under their artist’s tag that has reached 1000 upvotes

Site Assistant
The Prodigy Unicorn
i kinda confused here, what's the thing that really defined as "intentionally antagonize"?, while I understand about "Do not troll, attack, insult, name-call," but i don't understand about the "otherwise try to intentionally antagonize another person or group of people."
Clover the Clever
A Perfectly Normal Pony - <@CloverTheClever> I'd pay to see Carcer in a fursuit
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From the Night - I have technically banned myself a bunch of times...
Since the Beginning  - User number zero

Lord and Saviour
@Background Human
For those of you in the tl;dr crowd, here are the big changes I'm seeing:

* Animated pics with rapid flashing must have the seizure warning tag, and must be spoilered and labeled as "seizure warning" in comment sections and forum posts.
* If it's unclear whether a certain tag applies to a pic (e.g. is it shipping?), the artist's judgment prevails.
* "We have filters, use them" is an official rule now. So quit complaining about content you don't like.
* Ditto "no RPing in the comments." Take it to the forums, Sparky.
* Comments and posts should at least make an attempt to follow the image/thread rating. If you need to spoiler the whole thing, just don't post it at all.
* Avatars must be safe and must not have rapid flashing.
* DB now has three countries' laws to contend with: the UK, France, and Germany.
* Respect people's privacy. No doxing, no reposting PMs without permission, and if an artist uses multiple names (e.g. to separate SFW and NSFW content), don't point out the suspicious similarities between them.


Derpi always had several legal jurisdictions to contend with and aimed to keep content legal in the vast majority of jurisdictions including the USA and Canada. Canada has very similar anti-drawn-porn laws to the UK and France/Germany have their own quirks and oddities. The vast majority of people should be able to browse the site without fear of legality of content being an issue, even on unrestricted filter settings.

As an aside, the speed with which these completely rewritten rules were rushed through and the changes which have been made in them have been the metaphorical straw, and so I am stepping down as an administrator with immediate effect. I have no doubt that the remaining site staff will look after the site.
ATMunn
Artist -

@Clover the Clever


As an aside, the speed with which these completely rewritten rules were rushed through and the changes which have been made in them have been the metaphorical straw, and so I am stepping down as an administrator with immediate effect. I have no doubt that the remaining site staff will look after the site.
Aw, Clover the Clever isn't an admin anymore. :c
Pagan
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Gay Viking
As an aside, the speed with which these completely rewritten rules were rushed through and the changes which have been made in them have been the metaphorical straw, and so I am stepping down as an administrator with immediate effect. I have no doubt that the remaining site staff will look after the site.

D:
dt
Diamond Tiara's Diamond Tiara - Derpi Supporter
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Not a Llama - Happy April Fools Day!
The 1% - Uploaded 1% or more of the site's images
Happy Derpy! -
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Perfect Pony Plot Provider - 150 uploads with over 350 upvotes or more (Questionable/Explicit)
Fine Arts - Two hundred uploads with a score of over a hundred (Safe/Suggestive)
Since the Beginning  -

No Thank You
All edits of an original image not made by the original artist should be tagged as "edit", and preferably should be made with the artist's permission.


This really should also say that the original artist(s) need to be tagged, and tagging artist needed or stating "I do not claim ownership of the original" will not suffice. And if the original has no known or anonymous artist, and valid link to the original must be included.

If the artist's name is not known, an image should be tagged with the "artist needed" tag.


That tag exists as an excuse to not tag artists. Hell, that tag gets used on pics that have the artist's handle on it in plain text. Nobody tags artist needed because they actually want to know who the artist is and can't find it. It should not be used at all, the same way we don't use tagme. It should not be mentioned in the rules because it just creates an easy way to circumvent Rule 2.

At least add something like "The artist needed tag is not a substitute for an artist tag, and repeated use of this tag is a violation of Rule 2."

Do not make posts calling out other members for violating rules.


So we can't make a post about an artist tracing or stealing art?
Cyan Lightning
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2020) - Took part in the 2020 Community Collab
The Magic of Friendship Grows - For helping others attend the 2020 Community Collab
Dream Come True! - Participated in the MLP 9th Anniversary Event
Fine Arts - Two hundred uploads with a score of over a hundred (Safe/Suggestive)
Da Magicks! - Merited Fine Arts badge with only their own art
Toola Roola - For helping others attend the 2019 Community Collab
Wallet After Summer Sale -
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2019) - Celebrated Derpibooru's seventh year anniversary with friends.
The Power of Love - Given to a publicly verified artist with an image under their artist’s tag that has reached 1000 upvotes

Site Assistant
The Prodigy Unicorn
@dt
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Do not make posts calling out other members for violating rules.


So we can't make a post about an artist tracing or stealing art?


We can't really tell people when they are about to break the rule here?.
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