Kielan
12/21/14 12:23PM
Terms of Service for Rule34 Elaborated
Terms of Service - Welcome to Rule34!

Welcome to Rule34 your new home for all porn weird and wonderful, we hope you will enjoy many hours of fun and frolicks.

We take pride here in creating a true and supportive website, dedicated to the appreciation of porn. Trolls are not tolerated here, drama is not tolerated here, anything that could distract you from your enjoyment of this website is actively removed.

We strive to make our viewers feel welcome, supported and looked after as well as ensure Artists are respected and encouraged, we are a very rare breed of website.

Current staff you can contact is:

Admin: Kielan, diruo
Mods: Dark_Cookie, TheSubject14, armorfid, Lemons22, TouchMyLexicon, Shaded_Cube

The following terms are to ensure a well-ordered and tolerable website for all to enjoy, check your drama at the door, leave your worries behind and enjoy.

By accessing the Rule34.xxx website you accept the following Terms of Service. From that point on-wards, Rule34.xxx will treat your use of the Site as acceptance of the following Terms.
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What's allowed:
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1. All styles of drawn/animated porn are allowed providing it meets minimum quality standards, be sure that the image you upload has no anatomy mistakes and only submit good quality works or they will be removed.

Remember to tag with at least 5 good tags and state the artist and give a link to the original source, the artists public post is always the best source, except when it is on a rival site.

2. Animation Gif's, webm's of animation or 3d etc but keep them a reasonable length, not to short, not to long.

3. Comments of your respectful opinions, constructive critique, supportive comments, role play, source link suggestions, whatever you feel like saying as long as it isn't designed to offend or criticize overly negatively.

4. We allow some edits of original art, see what's not allowed below.


What's NOT allowed:
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1. Uploading Child porn even Clothed images of children will get you permanently IP banned and reported, children have no place on a porn site, we consider Children to be anyone under the age of 18 in real porn.

1a. Uploading any depictions of children realistic 3d or drawn like Loli/Shota/Toddlercon aka pseudo child pornography are strictly not prohibited, you will warned and banned if you continue, zero tolerance. (See FAQ 4, 4a for more)

Having any under age related user names used for under age role playing like loli/shota will be banned.

2. Advertising of any kind (artists may link to their individual page).

No source ads using images uploaded only being from one or two select commercial sites allot.

No censored images advertising see full version here nonsense, don't care if it's panties or whatever, no censorship full versions only.

No Extra text pushing a better version or more of this here, keep it to the link to the original image or artists site.

No Re-watermarking images or claiming content that does not belong to you, or watermarks that cover up the image in some way, eg. excessively large pay site website URLs, censorship patreon watermarks.

No posting patreon only content that is recent, give the artist time to benefit from posting there, those who post recent patreon content will have it removed if discovered.

No links to any other site in the comments/forum unless it's the artists website.

No giving source links to rival sites like this one, the source is to the original artist's site only!

3. Anything that’s found illegal in the Netherlands (where Booru.org is hosted) or in the United States is prohibited.

4. No real-life porn, no porn that isn't drawn or animated painted, drawn, 3d etc etc, no photo or video real porn with real human beings in it basically. Do not upload photos of real people anywhere on the website including the forum.

4b. Really gross real porn that crosses the line (ie. it has zero sexual content), or porn that would seriously shock or offend, i.e. gratuitous/hardcore Guro, lots of chopped up parts, guts everywhere (There's no titties or ass, or genitalia, nothing that makes it sexual), real animal genitalia, real bestiality, real zoophilia. real animals etc; we don't want to see fido get your bone...

No 3d or realistic zoophilia etc either, if it looks real expect it to be removed.

Any real life scat is not permitted, art scat depends how bad it is, real fart porn will be removed and fart art which is too gross or the cloud covers up the subject to much will be removed.

Ultimately it's down to Admin/Mods to determine what is too gross.

4c. No poor quality art work/edits etc., this could be due to lighting, due to bad line art, bad shading etc etc, no image should be uploaded smaller than 250x250. No traces!
No Upscales! waifu 2x etc, no altering the resolution of the original image. See 6 for more on upscaling.

5. Drawn porn that is not sufficiently titillating by it'self (we judge what is and what isn't but for example clothing that isn't see through or very revealing) is only allowed if it is part of a story that becomes porn like a comic, but make sure that it is a child post or a parent of an image (pools also work) to ensure they are linked together, or it may get deleted by mistake

Good quality means the image quality, but it also means the lighting (not super dark or light) and what is taking place in the image.

6. Poor-quality content and edits; pixelated, tiny, or poorly-drawn images, tracing, images that have anatomy errors and had little effort spent upon them will be removed and you could be banned for multiple uploads after being warned.

Tracing original works will get you banned fast, we have no tolerance for plagiarism.

Radical changes to characters is not permitted, that means changing race, skin color, adding bizarre features etc, if we think it will upset the original artist or fan of the character it may be removed on those grounds.

6a. DO NOT RESIZE/UPSCALE! resizing original artists work is strictly prohibited, any 2x 1.6x etc. resizes shall be purged. Because re-sizes look bigger, but are of lesser quality.

Also try to avoid images that have been downsized 50% and only upload if your sure you cannot get the full size image, if you know you can get the fullsize image eventually then wait.

6b. Any tributes, like ejaculations of a penis next to an image or doll or any object or porn etc etc, is considered to have been made with little effort and is treated the same way as art made with little effort. We don't allow men jacking off alone stuff basically, we would be flooded with it if we allowed it, since men make ALLOT of that kind of content and we are trying to preserve a balance of porn here, yes it's very sexist we know.

(edits see section 12)

6c. Screenshots of video games and other media is considered of little effort and is not permitted, exceptions to this may be high-quality mod screenshots or 3d modeling screenshots.

7. Comments/Forum posts written in any other language than English; they will be removed, and if repeated the ability to comment will be removed. Do not make any foreign language requests or forum posts, this includes nation-centric forum posts.

7a. Excessive/repetitive commenting, ie. stating the same kind of thing over and over on many images.

8. Linking to any external website in comments/forum, social media sites etc. (does not include forum where you can post links, just not ones to similar websites); except for the original source or if the original artist advertises his/her website for free publicity, otherwise it's spam and we don't tolerate it, in fact you will be banned on the first offense.

8a. Source/comment links must be directly linked to the source image and not to the category or main website as this is spam advertising, always try to link to the artist page or collective artist page if possible, additional source links to commercial or ad driven sites are not permitted (because we get issues with people spamming websites).
(This does not apply to Artists and artists websites, the bot is exempt because it auto adds links)

8b. No scripting to images which are not the source either please.

9. Anything wrote on the site which intends insult/upset/disrespect anyone including sexism, racism, bigotry, hate speech, bullying, human underage ads or discussion this includes incest, loli/shota stuff, age play, nothing underage or associated with.

Be reasonable and be respectful to all users and staff, or expect your comment to be erased and your account gone if you persist.

9a. No all caps comments, they aren't big and they aren't clever.

9b. Forum posts are not for site matters, nor are a place to report anything, please use the mailing system in 'my account' and contact an admin or a mod. The forum is for light hearted chat, role play, fun things, this is a porn site, all complaints, queries etc are better handled direct with admin where things can be done.

9c. Comments which refer to vote abuse (read the FAQ), or comments enticing people to downvote, are strictly prohibited.

9d. Do not rate images in the comments with numbers by themselves, by all means, share reasonable feedback/review etc, but rating numbers by themselves make no sense.

9e. Be aware that insulting staff doing their job is unacceptable, you may get a warning first, but it is a bannable offense.

10. Tag request comments; they will usually be removed. You can register in 5 seconds and tag it yourself, it's extremely easy to do, so you just look like a lazy asshat.

11. When using the mail system, be respectful and polite, any harassment or lurid unwanted sexual mail's that are reported will get you banned, so ask the person before you get sexual.

12. Edits of original photographs/artwork is against copyright law, we will remove any if contacted by the copyright holder, bare this in mind, the edits must be of good quality.

No skin colour edits are permitted, swapping one body part like the face, head, breasts etc will not be permitted, an edit should be a transformative work (and you should ask the original artists permission), we reserve the right to remove any edit for any reason.

Real life images/videos that have been altered from the original or doctored will be removed, this includes celebrity fakes.

12 a. Patreon and other exclusive higher quality works will not be posted the same day they come out or even that week for that matter! the reason is simple, an artist is more likely to take down their content using a copyright request, if you post their exclusive work day one, please wait at least one week before uploading, to allow the artist some time to profit.

12 b. Really poor quality text added to images will result in the removal of the image, this includes really poor quality story, or personal details, or general ads/personal ads placed within the image.

13. No part of the images description, tags, sources shall be used for the exclusive interests of the uploader. Eg. adding vote codes to sources, or by changing the original source to the uploaders website over the original source.

Images must be linked to the original source if known, any altering of sources from the original is prohibited.

14. No offensive user names and no excessively long names, any name which is offensive will be banned. Inappropriate user names, underage user names etc.

15. Comments section/Forums: There is a zero tolerance of drama of any kind, this means you need to be civil and constructive while using them.

This means no: Insulting, racism, arguing, ordering, badgering, harassment, talk of race, colour, creed, sexual preference, politics, religion, illegal stuff, general bigotry and anything that's a hot topic guaranteed flame bait.

All comments about the art must be constructive in nature and not just what you didn't like about it, make sure what you didn't like or what you thought was of is described in a civil manner.

The golden rule applies to this website: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" and if you want to be treated badly this isn't the site for you-

16. Forums:- No personal topics please, this means topics about you, because we have a topic to introduce yourself and hookup with people, if everyone made a topic about themselves the forum would quickly get overwhelmed with posts about one person, try to keep it general.

No topics specifically country related, or a political party related etc, for pretty much the same reason, if we had a topic for every country/large group it would be a mess..

17. Flame bait topics/comments - This one is obvious but it seems I need to outline that the Forum/comments section is for fun, it's for light hearted topics about porn/RP/whatever is cool, just no flame bait.

Examples: Shit talking about things, being really nasty about things people like, politics, religion, age of consent, abortion... you get the idea, please avoid controversial comments/topics that are obviously going to start and argument and again no privately owned site has "freedom of speech" rights, that's a law to protect you from Goverment censorship only ;)

18. Any links to advertising sites, ads, spam, 3rd party link forwarders other similar sites are removed and your account will get instantly banned.

No images are allowed that only advertise sites or products or the artists page, you may have a smaller link on the image (but not obscuring in any way) and in the source, but only if you are sharing the full art, like an image that is uncensored and unobstructed, or an animated part of the product is shared,

Obviously a few second clip wont cut it, a clothed image wont cut it, a censored image wont cut it, a covered image wont cut it etc etc, it needs to be a good original image, no previews, no hiding the goods enticing users to come to your website that way, if they like your work they will click on your link in the comments or in the source.

19. Tags must remain when an image is deleted, do not remove them, mass removing tags from an image is tag vandalism which is an instant permanent ban. Even if you report an image and think it is 100% likely to be removed, do not remove it's tags!

Removing tags tells Admin that someone is meddling with it's tags, we have to check it, whoever is removing tags will if lucky get a stern warning and most times be banned on the spot for wasting time.

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The Admins decision is final, you may, of course, appeal in private message to the admin, but no public appeal is permitted, this means no complaining on the forum etc about something an Admin has done it will be removed.

All site policy is decided by the owner and the matter is not up for debate, if you have a suggestion however please feel free to mail an Admin, please note the forum is no place to discuss policy and all posts on such are removed.


Tags:
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1. Images should have: general tags (i.e. "huge_breasts", "white_panties", "blue_hair"), artist tags (i.e. "yamashita_shunya"), character tags (i.e. "jessica_rabbit"), and series name (aka copyright) tags (i.e. "metroid", "the_flintstones", "dragon_quest_iii").

2. If you don't know the artist / character / series, please add tag(s) "artist_request" / "character_request" / "copyright_request".

3. If some of the depicted characters don't belong to an existing series and are created by the artist, use the copyright tag "original".

4. If the pic contains non-English text, please add a "translation_request" tag. If you can actually translate that text, please consider adding a note with the translation.

5. Tags: Tags are essential they be correct and to the point, describe the image in analytical terms and therefore you should think very carefully before you tag and what you choose to tag.

Don't use subjective tags like "pretty", "sexy", "beautiful", etc. Use the Favorites and Pools systems to single out pics you like.

Any tags which are derogatory to sex, creed or color are expressly forbidden, any tag which may cause undue offense shall be removed and anyone tagging these will be warned or possibly banned.

Excessive tagging of the same subject matter, is considered tag poisoning, to much of something is never a good thing, keep your tags to the point.

6. No tag can be mass removed by anyone, to do so is tag vandalism, always ask permission first by shooting a mail to admin, discussion on the forum is not enough. Tag vandalism is a serious offense and will get you instantly banned, always ask permission first.

7. Titles of an image must follow the artists original title for the image wherever possible, they must be respectful and in keeping with the theme of the image, it must not contain references to things like ownership or derogatory terms.

This is to avoid upsetting the viewers and the artist off by claiming this is your waifu, or saying the character is your personal bitch etc etc.

8. Removing other users tags: Never remove tags from images which are duplicates, report them and if they are found to be dupes they will be removed. No one but Admin is to remove all tags from an image for any reason, anyone found doing so will be warned and perm banned if they continue, we cannot effectively detect tag vandalism if people are acting like tag vandals by removing tags from deleted images etc which is utterly pointless to do as they are removed eventually anyway.

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You can message Kielan/diruo if you have any inquiry about something that's not listed above, or if you don't understand something, don't be afraid to ask!

You may also message Kielan/diruo using the my account/mail if you feel an image/comment has been removed by mistake.

Note that Booru.org/Rule34.xxx reserves the right to delete any image at any time for any reason, to have uploaded any image for any reason, to deny access to this service at any time for any reason.

We reserve the right to refuse any deletion request if a valid reason is not presented, being the uploader is not a valid reason to remove the image, the image not getting enough views is not a good enough reason for example.

A good reason is if you upload a better quality image, or an image you uploaded violates our terms, for example if you uploaded nudes here by mistake and then realized we don't allow real porn you can report them.

Rule34 Booru reserves the right to change the Terms of Service at any time for any reason.

Staff who uphold these terms of service are: Admin: Kielan, diruo
Mods: Dark_Cookie, TheSubject14, armorfid, Lemons22, TouchMyLexicon
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