Ask the mods anything.

Ciaran
Even Worse Kobold -
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Astra - Helped choose the name for our mascot - Astra.
Passing of the Eclipse - Joined within the first month of public opening and has had at least some activity as of August 3, 2020.
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Since the Beginning - Registered before the site was public

Moderator
Draw or die
@Lunarmoon21
Not all expressions of dragons are reptiles. Some are more closely related to birds, not all are air-breathing, not all lay eggs, not all have scales. And some are simply divine manifestations and so have to relationship to any mortal species.
Anonymous #3D39
Hey, I’m the anon who wanted to address concerns over NSFW blocks on this site.
On 28 June 2023, I began rolling out notices in the image comments section here after I found some NSFW images contained Tumblr and/or Twitter source links because a lot of NSFW content were blocked recently by age-gates and/or bans. This site is good to source affected images, ngl.
The day after that, you moderators had falsely accused me of “spamming off-topic comments” (breaching rule 6), deleted them and banned me from commenting on images for six days. You shouldn’t have done that because I wanted to address people on some affected images, and in turn you were completely and utterly wrong.
A couple of months later, I went Furbooru.org’s comments section for images again as I wanted revenge on you in regards to the six-day ban they gave me in June 2023. I had told you not to ban me ever again. You had then banned me again for almost a whole month, which is completely unforgivable.
You had falsely accused me of “spamming off-topic comments” when they were notices for people to be aware of the issues the sites were currently facing, “being antagonistic”, “linking to things that happened years ago” when it recently happened and “being on the wrong site” when I was on Furbooru.org to clearly address the fact that Tumblr and Twitter scraped images may link to dead sources. You did not understand I was trying to help people understand that a lot of NSFW content were blocked recently to guests.
I cannot take NSFW content blocks or bans anymore on socials after what happened to Tumblr in 2018. Many people were archiving images thanks to an old 4chan thread and I wanted to follow suit. This ‘protect the children’ thing had clearly lead straight to the internet as a whole becoming more locked down and nonfunctional. I do not want that to happen anymore.
My bans were due to misapplied rules and I cannot trust mods like you to destroy somebody’s hopes and dreams. You mods that blocked me twice are not something you should trust IMO.
’(
Anonymous #3D39
@Anonymous #3D39
I wish the entire comment history was gone because you were highly wrong to ban me and delete my comments.
Not even the forums are safe from the hell I have experienced and you mods should regret banning me. I’m sorry but this site is haunted
Anonymous #3D39
@Anonymous #3D39
The images are off of Lainchan.org because I had been banned from this site as a result of your false accusations.
@Anonymous #3D39
Somebody said “stop spamming” and on top of that, I found out you mods had banned me for almost a week.
@Anonymous #3D39
You must understand I was trying to help people understand that a lot of NSFW content were blocked recently to guests and and artist clearly addressed that after two days when https://furbooru.org/images/20241 got published in 2018, Tumblr had banned NSFW content. This is where the problem lies. People were shocked if they clicked on the image source links to be faced by messages eg. this on Twitter: https://imgur.com/a/PmE6RLr
I wish the entire comment history was gone on some images because you were highly wrong to ban me and delete my comments and it makes the site haunted forever. If you were kind, please just delete them.
My reaction night now:
Anonymous #3D39
@Anonymous #9402
Hey, that’s such an uplifting comment.
I’m not okay because of these moderators that had falsely accused me of breaching rules 0 and 6 in the space of two months when I wanted to address people on some images were affected by recent blocks. This site is well known to scrape them all from blocked sources if people clicked on the links!
MoonOtter
Even Worse Kobold -

Moon.
I remember this. I also remember you were linking to another site where you were trying to drum up support against this site, trying to get people to invade the forums here because you didn’t like the moderation policys. And your posts were very, very angry and antagonistic. Justified moderation, in my opinion.
Anonymous #3D39
@Anonymous #3D39
Sites like e621 had collected images that were affected by recent blocks on social media websites since if people clicked on the links, they would say things like ‘login to view’, etc. which I clearly had grown sick of since Tumblr’s ban in 2018. This is where the problem lies - it had clearly lead straight to the internet as a whole not functional, and I had protested against NSFW content blocks on sites such as Twitter. I want things on the internet to be functional, open and free, not these restrictions.
The site’s haunted by my deleted past comments in regards to a couple of NSFW images this site scraped and I want them gone for ever - these deleted comments were in regards to the mods banning me for false accusations of (primarily) off-topic comments when I was trying to help. They can’t be trusted; they haven’t a clue what’s up with recent blocks on social media websites.
Anonymous #3D39
@MoonOtter
Their moderation policy is stupid. I used lainchan.org for support on this matter - but “invading the forums” isn’t correct since I wanted people to tell the mods off for false accusations of spam.
My posts may have been antagonistic, but this was because of a six-day ban the mods gave me in June. Their moderation policy is like something I can’t trust the mods on.
Ciaran
Even Worse Kobold -
Birthday Fur - Joined within the first year of the site operation and has had significant amount of activity as of June 1, 2021.
Derpy Fur - Prevented Furbooru's terrible fate in April of 2021.
Astra - Helped choose the name for our mascot - Astra.
Passing of the Eclipse - Joined within the first month of public opening and has had at least some activity as of August 3, 2020.
Gold Piece - Gold Supporter on Patreon
Artist -
Since the Beginning - Registered before the site was public

Moderator
Draw or die
Wow. That’s a lot to get through.
Let’s do this the quick way.
We saw what you did here. We saw what you did on other sites.
You’ve been permitted to return to the site. We’re not the kind of site that bans people for asking OTHER sites to dox our volunteers, or to attack our site, or to do any of the things you appealed for other sites to do. We only ban people here for what they do here.
It’s none of our business really, because it wasn’t on this site, but I should mention that we feel, or at least some of us have sympathy, for how you were laughed at on other sites. Again - not our site so out of our control - but if people had done to you here what happened to you on lainchan, for example, then we would have defended you.
So, even after all you’ve done, you’re not banned for life.
And we’re giving you a chance.
So far, you’re doing good. You haven’t broken any of the rules that got you banned originally. Thank you.
But, we absolutely disagree with your take on all of this, and hope you will consider listening to our side.

Please imagine …

Imagine being an artist sharing your work here because some other site no longer will host it. Like, you used to post your art on Tumblr or Twitter, and now you’ve moved here because those other sites suck for this reason or that.
So you share your cute drawing of a pony or a sexy fox here.
But then some random person posts the exact same comment on 54 different images - some of them your own. Perhaps MANY of them your own. Perhaps they posted the same thing MANY TIMES on your artwork. Nothing in the comment has anything to do with your art - all of it is about what happened on Tumblr in 2018 and stuff Twitter is doing.
The very stuff that you came HERE to get away from.
You’d ask moderators to take care of it, wouldn’t you?
Just like you did on lainchan.
But then - that same person goes crazy and starts spamming grotesque and gore-laiden images on your artwork because they’re absolutely triggered about not being able to use YOUR artwork to protest something Tumblr did in 2018, or that Twitter is doing right now. Stuff that you came here specifically to get away from.
And, for those reading along - those of you who were blessed to have never seen those images that were being spammed, we’re talking about detailed drawings of open corpses, steaming guts, exposed and broken ribcages, stuff that this site tags as blood and gore.
If you were the artist, and all of that happened to you, you’d want someone to do something about that spam, wouldn’t you?
And if that spammer wouldn’t stop spamming, what would you do? Ban them for life? Report them to their ISP?
We asked you to stop with a ban because we have no other way to communicate with truly anonymous users. We asked you to use the forums instead of artist’s works for your protest and ‘notices’.
You didn’t stop, and became openly hostile to artists and other users, so we gave you a LONGER ban.
You complied. You waited until your ban was expired.
You came here to our forums and let us know that you are upset.
Ok.
That’s fine - that’s a massive step forward.
Thank you for not spamming artist’s works any more with this topic.

Addressing at least a couple of your concerns

You had falsely accused me of “spamming off-topic comments”
Your initial ban was for 54 almost identical comments on images that have absolutely nothing to do with the artist’s work. Your posts were all so identical, so rapid, and so incredibly off topic for the images you posted them on we weren’t entirely sure if you were a bot.
My bans were due to misapplied rules
Please re-read rules #0, #6, and #7.
  • You may not personally attack others here.
  • Please do not post off-topic content on fanart.
  • Please do not repeatedly spam the site with copypasta.
  • Your comments should respect the rating of the image they are posted on.
Many people were archiving images … I wanted to follow suit.
That’s a great idea. A noble goal - we’re kind of doing something similar by running the sites we run.
Please help us achieve that goal.
Upload images here, and we will keep them safe. Every person on staff, and a large number of our community members, personally fund this site and keep it running so that we can keep these artworks safe, and share them with others.
Please do follow our rules though, and observe the reposting directives and wishes of the original artist when sharing their art here.

Regarding links to Twitter, Tumblr, and other sources…

…if people clicked on the links, they would say things like ‘login to view’, etc. which I clearly had grown sick of since Tumblr’s ban in 2018. This is where the problem lies.
That Tumblr or Twitter restrict access to the image has absolutely nothing to do with us, and is entirely out of our control.
Please note we also host images that have sources to places like Pixiv, Patreon, and other sites that have paywalls or age restrictions or validation.
We do this for a variety of reasons.
First, it can help people find artists - even if the original post is gone or inaccessible the source gives information about that artist on that site, and that can help hunt them down in the future.
For myself, in what I primarily volunteer to do on this site, it is useful as a part of maintaining the copyright trail of the original work and helping us show that we may host the image in the case of any kind of takedown request or lawsuit.
For example, that an image was originally posted by an artist on their Twitter both helps us find the artist if we need to for any reason in the future so we can talk to them about any such claims, and also helps us verify that the image wasn’t sourced from some site that is hosting stollen or otherwise fire walled content.
Either way, we retain the image.
We aren’t making any kind of statement about what Twitter should do (short of being less of an ass about all of this) and we’ve been pretty damned clear what we think about what Tumblr did.
But we can’t “fix” how Twitter handles things posted on their site.
And we aren’t going to stop retaining the original source of images.
But - more importantly in your case - the fact that an artwork was once posted on Twitter does not mean that notices or debates about Twitter’s handling of adult content is “on topic” for that artwork.

On a personal note…

One of the things that appeared to completely trigger you, something that you complained about on other sites, is that two years ago I and another volunteer here helped an uploader fix an unparsable image from Twitter so we could host it.
Given how much you clearly hate how Twitter is handling some of the artwork that we host, why are you so incredibly angry that I helped someone upload an image here from Twitter?

If you have more questions…

I used lainchan.org for support on this matter
Yeah … you do seem to keep going to OTHER sites to ask for help with COMPLETELY DIFFERENT sites. I don’t know why you thought you could get help with a question here over there (except for the whole asking that site to raid this site/dox our staff and users/‘make us suffer’ part).
If you have more questions, please consider coming to our Discord server. Its a significantly easier place to talk about support issues like this.
And if you don’t want to make a thread for your complaints about Twitter and Tumblr yourself, please let me know what you’d like it called.
And, as I mentioned above, right now you’re not breaking any rules. Please keep doing that.
And hopefully you’ll upload some of the many Furry images you are worried about preserving from Twitter and Tumblr here.
Anonymous #3D39
You post the exact same comment on 54 different images, but nothing in the comment has anything to do with their art - all of it is about what happened on Tumblr in 2018 and stuff Twitter is doing; we weren’t entirely sure if you were a bot
This was to address people that preserved images from sites like Twitter and Tumblr had links but would now issue a login redirect message for NSFW content like the 54 images you counted.
That same person goes crazy and starts spamming grotesque and gore-laiden images on your artwork…
This was in 2014. creepyponies.tumblr.com came to light because the author “elected to flag this blog for mature content and and block webcrawlers in order to keep children away from it”. Pretty much the earliest example of Tumblr flagging before the widespread ban on NSFW works in four years.
On a personal note, one of the things that appeared to completely trigger you, something that you complained about on other sites lainchan.org, is that two years ago I and another volunteer here helped an uploader fix an unparsable image from Twitter so we could host it. Given how much you clearly hate how Twitter is handling some of the artwork that we host, why are you so incredibly angry that I helped someone upload an image here from Twitter?
I’m not angry, it was that the 29-day ban I had in regards to the breach of rules #0, #6, and #7 was still present on the system and it was present on the site. I wasn’t talking about the thread - I looked down and saw the message about me being banned for 29 days was still there… and I broke down, albeit it counted down after a week.
You made me feel overwhelmed, thank you <3
Hazel
Artist -

Mage Vixen
Hiya! I’m very new here, just joined
I have a few questions!
Does anyone know how to upload artwork? <:3
And…
Are kemonomimis allowed? What about harpies, taurs, and whatnot?
Anonymous #415E
@Hazel
upload button is right next to the furbooru icon at the top left, i’ll let a mod answer about the other question
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