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Ask the Mods Important Questions (V2)

Spearmint
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Best Butt
How come there is no “update image” option? It’s very annoying to post something to Derpibooru, only to realize there is an error, upload a fixed version of the image, and then request a merger, when there could be an option that allows up to simply replace the original image. Other art sites do it, why not Derpibooru?
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Manually Breathing
@Spearmint  
Because it would be abused to replace cute images with IRL gore or worse.
 
That’s not a hypothetical; in the early days the site allowed something similar and it was very quickly abused causing infinite pain for users and staff alike, with both recent (for the shock value) and old (harder for anyone to catch) image being vandalized. And yes, by artists as well, because some artists like to quit sites/fandoms with as big a “fuck you” to as many people as they can and leave a small fire as they go
 
As well, the site relies heavily on caching images to improve performance and lower bandwidth costs, because the site is run on a shoestring budget; arbitrary image updating would either mess with caches or lead to inconsistency until cache expiry.
Straypupp

If I’ve been locked out of my old account via, forgotten password and old deleted email (so I cant resend the password).  
Anyway to get it back or can I just start posting my art under a new account?
IWTCIEM

I noticed that some of the “go to sleep (insert villain here)” tags have been removed from images, most recently with “go to sleep chrysalis,” while others have been kept. Any thoughts?
saby
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@IWTCIEM  
It was briefly discussed here , looks like staff took action on the tag based on that and possibly some additional discussion on staff-only channels.
UnderwoodART
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Just Another Pink Pony
Is there a way to parent two images? I swear I’ve seen it before, but maybe it was another booru. I want to ‘officially link’ an older and a newer version of the same image, to help people know it’s not a repost, or if they have a preference.
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Moderator
友情は魔法だ
@UnderwoodART  
There isn’t an automatic way to do that here, like with galleries or linking images as a set, but what people sometimes do is add links to the different versions in the description, and add the tag “Alternate Version” or “Part of a set” depending on which is better.
 
If you have a group of images that you’d like grouped this way, and you’re not the uploader, let me know and I’ll take a look at editing the descriptions.
Ciaran
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Moderator
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@ᏰᎯᎠᎻᎬᎯᏒᎿ  
@Vulcan
 
If the request is bulk operations on images, you can give us anything that points to the images and a description of what you want done in the text field of the report.
 
For example, you can give us a search string, or a link to a gallery.
 
You can also give us links to the actual images or comments, or if it’s images just the image IDs.
 
I think the most I’ve seen in a single report was something over 500 images.
 
Those kinds of reports is why you sometimes see reports taking days, weeks, or even months to complete. Especially if the operations on each image are complex, like “take this down unless there are these tags then move it to this other artist tag and if this other artist is involved in the image please change the tag to ‘foo’ unless the other artist is this person then ask them what they want done …”
 
We still have to do the ‘whatever you want done’ by hand, but at least that way you can request the operations in a bunch.
 
And, usually if we see an artist hitting that ‘3 report limit’ over and over we’ll send them a PM asking if it’s a set that they want handled.
KennyC

Hi I’m having a issue with myself about posting a photo on hear I told my friend mellow and he said I need to talk to someone named lightning bolt so can this person pm me plz thanks I’d Appreciate it :)
Ciaran
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Twinkling Balloon - Took part in the 2021 community collab.
Ten years of changes - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of MLP:FiM!
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Best Art Program Ever - For artists who were courageous enough to draw something for the April Fools day.
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Moderator
友情は魔法だ
@KennyC  
Hi, I’m not Lighting Bolt but I might be able to answer your question. You can either PM me or come to our Support forum on our Discord Server and ask there - the invite to the Discord Server is on the Contact page (linked on the bottom of every page).
TarivGy

Professional grape
Would it be possible for the Search Syntax page to be updated? I noticed that it doesn’t mention the “first_seen_at” date query that the trending images page uses, just the “created_at” query.  
Are there other special queries that aren’t mentioned on the Syntax page?
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Ocs,Boops,Tickles&Memes
Im not sure if this is the right thread fr this or not, but o noticed something strange when uploading a bunch of pics from tumblr
 
If i view and copy he image frmo the dashboard, the image quality is for some reason MUCH higher then if i went to the actual post itself and copied over the image.
 
Is there a reason for this?
Background Pony #FF73
@TarivGy
 
from here  
integer: id width height comment_count score upvotes downvotes faves uploader_id faved_by_id tag_count pixels size  
float: aspect_ratio wilson_score duration  
date: created_at updated_at first_seen_at  
literal: faved_by orig_sha512_hash sha512_hash uploader source_url original_format mime_type  
text: description  
custom: gallery_id
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