Frequently Asked Questions
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What is this place and why is my art here?
Furbooru is an image repository which lets people bring together art from all over the internet, annotate the images with tags and an original source URL for easy searching, and discuss the artwork. Your artwork is here because someone liked it enough to post it to the site to share with the community here.
Is it possible to remain anonymous on this website? What benefits do I get from registering?
An account is not necessary for most site functionality. Additionally, if you are logged into an account, there is an option to hide your username when posting comments and uploading images. Registering an account is highly recommended, as that will allow you to utilize filters to hide content you don't wish to see, vote on images and add them to your favorites, send private messages, collect badges, and more!
Who runs this site?
Furbooru is run by a small team of volunteers, which includes artists, art fans, coders, and people who just love hanging out on this site. You can view a list of the site's current staff on our staff page. Some people staffing Furbooru have staffed Derpibooru in the past, and help us set things up, according to our specific policies.
How can I help out on the site?
Simple! The best way to help out is by submitting art, and helping make sure that the tags and sources of images to help make sure everything is properly organized.
Is Furbooru affiliated with any other sites?
Furbooru was initially created by the team behind Derpibooru, but Furbooru itself is an independently operated website and is not affiliated with any other websites, communities, companies, or organizations.
What is the difference between furbooru.org/.net/.com, as well as furribooru.org? Are these different sites?
There is no difference between the domains. They are the same website. furbooru.org is the only "canonical" domain, all others will redirect to furbooru.org.
So, this is like Derpibooru, but for furries?
Furbooru runs the same software as Derpibooru, and this is where the similarities pretty much end. While the website is heavily furry-centric, it's also intended to serve as a home for any fandom artwork. We prefer content that has at least some relation to the furry fandom, but other content will likely not be deleted as long as it is tagged properly and presents value to the site. Please check the relevant section of our rules page to learn more about what content is considered acceptable.
So, is it Furby, Furbi, Furri, or something else?
"Furbooru", alternatively you can use "Furri" or just "Fur".
Images, Tags, and Sources
- What are tags?
- What tags should I add to an image?
- Can I add any tag I want to images?
I found two tags that mean the same thing, what should I do?
You should create a thread in the Tagging Discussion Forum requesting either an alias (if both tags mean the exact same thing) or an implication (if one tag means another tag, but not vice-versa).
Who can edit tags and the source URL on an image?
Everyone and anyone can!
How do I update images?
If an image has been updated or fixed by the artist, upload it and report the old image as a duplicate of the new. Click the "Reporting" tab on the old image, then "Updated or previously uploaded", and enter the ID number (example: https://furbooru.org/123) of the new image. All duplicate reports are processed manually by a member of the site staff, and will be looked at as soon as possible.
What is the difference between favorites and votes?
Voting lets you show your approval for an image privately. It only changes the score of an image. Faving is public, and lets you find images you liked again.
How do I get a custom description for my OC's tag?
Please make a request in the Original Character (OC) Tag Categorization thread.
Why is explicit stuff not rated explicit? Why are all the ratings so wrong?
Furbooru was made with the furry fandom in mind, which comes with a more mature audience on average than the pony fandom. We have decided to exclude artistic nudity and mature content from the explicit tag, and instead sort it into suggestive and questionable. Please refer to our tagging guidelines to learn more about the precise criteria for each sexual rating tag.
How do I get badges?
Badges are earned in recognition of being an artist, contributing quality uploads to the site, helping with translations, and for various other achievements. Though some are unique, unobtainable, or have secret criteria to be earned.
I'm an artist, where's my badge?
The Artist Badge is available to all artists who have art on this website, so long as they have a verified public user link and an associated artist tag.
- What are user links?
How do I delete my account?
It is not possible to fully delete accounts. You can request that your account be deactivated and have all personally identifiable information (such as your email and IP address) wiped by contacting [email protected] from the email address associated with the account. Note that if you wish to have your username no longer associated with the site, you must change it before submitting the request.
How do I rename my account?
Unfortunately, the ability to rename your account is temporarily unavailable. This feature will be added back in the near future.
Someone registered an account name I want to use and isn't using it, can I have it?
If someone has registered a username that you would like and has had no activity on the site, we will be glad to "clear up" the username so that you may have it in most circumstances. Please contact a moderator for assistance with this.
Bans and Deletions
When I try to post an image it tells me my IP is high risk!
If your IP has been marked as high risk, you will need to create an account to use the site.
Why am I banned? How do I appeal it?
Ban messages will include a reason for the ban. Note that, due to how IP addresses work, you may have ended up with an IP address that was banned while someone else used it.
Contact us if you want to appeal a ban, or you think a ban is incorrectly affecting you. Discord is preferred.
Why was my upload deleted?
We actively monitor images and will delete any upload that violates the Site Rules, or belongs to an artist on our Do Not Post List. Though we are very liberal with what we allow, we had to draw the line somewhere. The rules give detailed accounts of what is not allowed on the Booru and will be taken down. If you feel your upload was taken down in error, please don’t re-upload it – contact us and we’ll talk! We’re only human and mistakes do happen.
Why did / didn't Meme X get deleted?
Short answer - Rule #3. Posting content of dubious artistic value, or the practice of putting a non-related image in a fandom template to justify uploading it here, is not allowed. Alternately, memes that have been spammed, such as the same image with a different caption uploaded again and again, will likely be deleted. If you feel an image breaks the rules report it using the "report" button found on every image page. If you feel an image was taken down in error, please contact us.
Why do I keep getting logged out?
To remain logged in, check the box labelled "Remember Me" on the log in screen. Additionally, an occasional bug in the authentication framework the site uses may prevent you from using more than one simultaneous login. Please log out of all instances and try again.
I have a great idea for how to improve the site! How can I suggest it?
You can make a post in our Feature Suggestions thread.
I found a bug or am having trouble with a site feature, what should I do?
Please file a report in our Bug Reports thread for most technical issues. However, if you believe you found a security bug with the site, please contact a site administrator via private message.
What is 'philomena'?
The site is powered by a custom Phoenix application. Philomena is the canon phoenix in MLP:FiM, which is where the origins of it lie. Philomena was initially created for Derpibooru, and later adapted for use in the furry fandom.
Takedowns and Do-Not-Post Requests
Can I get my artwork removed?
Yes. You can find information about that on our Takedown Requests page.
Can I make it so that nobody can ever post any of my art ever again?
There is no way to automatically block uploads, but if you make it clear to the moderators when requesting a takedown you'll be added to the Do Not Post list. Your artwork, if spotted by a moderator or reported, will be removed. In addition, once a particular piece has been removed it cannot be reuploaded thanks to our deduplication tools.
You're violating my copyright and I want to sue you!
Feel free to issue us with a takedown notice. These will be dealt with as rapidly as a normal takedown request, and will make lawyers richer. We heartily recommend issuing a normal takedown request, since this method is significantly faster, easier, and does not involve anyone paying any lawyers anything.
Someone uploaded a picture of my OC, how do I get it removed?
OCs are not copyrightable, and therefore will not be removed by request of the OC's owner. The artist who created the image is the only one who may request a takedown.
I don't want an image I commissioned on this site, how do I delete it?
Per copyright law, ownership of commissioned images remains with the artist who created the image, not the person who commissioned it. The artist who created the image is the only one who may request a takedown.