Furbooru is managed by a small group of volunteers who cover the majority of the site's operating costs each month. None of the staff who run the site are paid - we're all volunteers.
The cost of running a site like Furbooru is significant, and we rely on donations to help cover the site's monthly operating costs.
What do I get for donating?
To say thank you for supporting us, you'll get a badge by your name on forums and image comments/uploads. There are different badges for active supporter tier and for total donations.
You can support Furbooru on a monthly basis via Patreon. Supporting the site in this way is the most useful to us, as a reliable monthly income allows us to invest more in the site's infrastructure, which is an ongoing monthly cost.
Click here to visit our Patreon page and become a patron. Badges for patrons are assigned on a regular basis, but may take a few days to appear.
You can support Furbooru on a monthly basis via Pixiv Fanbox. Supporting the site in this way is the most useful to us, as a reliable monthly income allows us to invest more in the site's infrastructure, which is an ongoing monthly cost.
Click here to visit our Fanbox page and become a supporter. Please note that while the site is Japanese and shows currency in Yen, the conversion should be automatic. Badges for supporters are assigned on a regular basis, but may take a few days to appear.
If you prefer not to use Patreon, you can support Furbooru by buying a "coffee".
Click here to visit our Ko-fi page and get us a coffee. Badges for donors are assigned on a regular basis, but may take a few days to appear.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I support the site by advertising instead?
You can find out about advertising on the site over at this page.
Why does Furbooru cost so much to run?
We run quite a complex website, with significant bandwidth and computational requirements; unfortunately we can't run the site on a home machine or a VPS and need dedicated servers with high bandwidth allowance.
We have some additional costs on top of the servers and bandwidth; 3rd party services, support servers, and incidental costs that we may not be able to predict.
Why can't Furbooru support itself through commercial ads?
We host a lot of content that most advertising networks will refuse to have their adverts featured alongside for legal reasons (payment companies get jumpy around graphic adult material). The networks that support being shown alongside this content are typically rather dodgy and we'd rather not deal with them and risk our users' privacy and safety.
We run adverts which feature primarily community artists who run commissions and wish to gain exposure via the site. These adverts do not bring a huge amount of money in towards the site's upkeep, but they do help.