- 1 How To
- 2 Reasons To Expunge
- 3 Superior Versions
- 4 Bad Reasons To Expunge
- 5 Gallery Visibility
- 6 Effects of Expunging
- 7 Rewards
- 8 Limits
- 9 Forum Links
- 10 See Also
Expunging a gallery is done via a petitioning system. Each gallery has a "Petition to Expunge" link on the right side above the images. This link will launch a new window with the list of reasons a gallery can be expunged as well as a comment box to explain a user's reasons for expunging. An explanation must be filled in for the first user who files an expunge petition. Subsequent users do not require a reason (but cannot enter a blank explanation).
A user's mod power will determine the percentage their vote will contribute (capped at 30; 40 for base bonus users). A gallery is expunged once a petition reaches at least 100%. An expunge can only be undone by a gallery moderator.
Petitions may be cleared by a moderator at any time; those left incomplete for more than 7 days are automatically cleared.
Make sure the gallery is "Visible"; this status is indicated on the left-hand side of the gallery.
Reasons To Expunge
None / Withdraw Petition
This option withdraws a user's vote. It is the default option.
This gallery is a duplicate of equal or lower quality of an earlier posted, clearly marked gallery.
This explanation requires a link to the superior / previously uploaded gallery.
- An exact duplicate already exists.
- A superior version already exists (see below).
- The gallery is a compilation of works not permitted together:
- Images from official sets (such as a comics, tankoubons, or CG sets) should not be substantially included in other collections of images.
- Combinations of chapters from multiple tankoubons are not permitted, although related chapters from multiple anthologies are.
- Multiple language translations should not be combined in a single gallery.
- At least 1 source must be provided if the source has already been posted. Alternatively, at least 1 portion of the gallery that requires separation must be specified.
- A gallery updated more than twice per 30 days (a.k.a. excessive bumping). Some exceptions exist. A gallery expunged for this reason may not be re-published until 30+ days have passed.
A newer higher-quality and clearly marked copy of this gallery has been uploaded.
This explanation requires a link to the superior gallery.
- A superior version now exists which makes the current gallery inferior. (See below)
This gallery contains either illicit content like child porn or anything else forbidden by the Terms of Service, or otherwise falls under the Expunge Guidelines (specify below).
- Anything indexed on the Do Not Post list.
- Any real person that cannot be verified as being 18+ years of age.
- Real children regardless of nudity or sexuality.
- Real guro, extreme BDSM, bestiality or anything else considered "obscene" by law.
- Intentionally adding censorship beyond the artist's.
- Mainstream commercial manga, especially non-h (based on publisher; e.g. Media Factory, Akita Shoten).
- Anything that does not fit with the theme of the site (e.g. memes, photos of real places/objects, etc.)
- Politically charged or extremist content.
- Having less than 8 images (unless it is a sample / complete work / ongoing story/set).
- Having tiny or barely visible images.
Tag: forbidden content
- Non-cosplay porn or pictures of real people.
- Generic cosplay (any cosplay not of an established character or series).
- A gallery composed of watermarked reproductions advertising a website unrelated to the content's creation, scanning, or translation.
The most common type of superiority is the amount of content a gallery contains. There are 3 classifications of content:
||Always. A gallery missing any core content can be replaced by one that has more/all of it.|
||Can be included but cannot replace an existing gallery with all of its core content.|
||Not at all, but do not make a gallery expungable.|
The following factors also make a gallery superior to other versions:
- Corrected Order
- Front cover placement.
- For non-covers this only applies to stories or other instances where image order actually matters.
- Better Quality
- Images should be as released by the source. Conversions, retouching, leveling, splitting double-pages into singles, or removing original source watermarks are NOT permitted.
- This includes cleaner scans, no watermarks/scanmarks, increased legibility of text, no folding marks, less artifacts, more visible contrast, etc.
- Maximum DPI is 300; anything greater is considered excessive.
- Single page scans are preferred over double-page scans.
- A fully complete gallery may replace an incomplete one of superior image quality; however, if both galleries are incomplete in different ways then they both stay.(Ref)
- Larger Resolution
- Upscales do NOT qualify.
- Duplicate Images Removed
- Updated Translations
- The edits must have been done by the same translator(s).
|1|| Original artist posting their own art
|2|| Translator posting their own translation
|3|| Commissioner of the art or translation (proof required)
Priority 1-2 uploads can only be replaced if the new gallery is from the same user (or another member of the same translation team).
All versions of the following may exist simultaneously:
- Translated and Raw versions
- Translations by different translators
- Different censorships
- Colored and Uncolored versions
- Uncensored and Censored versions
- Paper scans and Digital versions
- Imagesets of any theme, if uploaded by a different user. There is no such thing as a "more complete" collection in this regard.
Bad Reasons To Expunge
|Bad Reason||Explanation / Proper Action|
|Gallery contains lolicon, shotacon, toddlercon, incest, abortion, guro, or scat content||Tag appropriately and move on. This also applies to anything else one might find "unappealing" or "offensive".|
|Miscategorized||Tag with the correct category to help change it.|
|Gallery is non-pornographic||Tag appropriately (non-h, western non-h, or non-nude).|
|Incorrect Name||Make or request a rename petition.|
|Incomplete / Sample||An incomplete/sample gallery may only be replacement expunged by a more complete gallery.|
|Torrent||A gallery's torrents (or lack thereof) are not relevant to the gallery itself. The EHTracker has a separate expunging system.|
|Themeless||Galleries with no central theme are permitted.|
|Rewrite / Redraw||Rewrites and redraws are permitted.|
|Mistagged||Post the incorrect tags here.|
|Uploader / User Request|| Uploaders do not have claim to their galleries once published. Copyright claims may only be done by their respective owners via the report function.
Misrepresenting copyright ownership will lead to a permanent ban.
The following are the correct actions for underage content:
|Drawn||lolicon / shotacon / toddlercon||X||X|
|Realistic 3D||forbidden content||X||✔|
|Real children (regardless of nudity or sexuality)||realporn||✔||✔|
If a gallery is "Visible" to at least 1 user (besides Tenboro) it is counted as existing in the system and thus any re-uploads should be expunged.
Effects of Expunging
- Expunged galleries cease earning any GP. Galleries expunged within 4 hours of their publishing receive no GP at all.
- Expunged galleries become unsearchable by default and require the advanced search setting "Show Expunged Galleries".
- Expunged galleries may be deleted by their uploader via the My Galleries UI.
Repeated poor use of expunge petitions may result in the user being banned from using them further.
- Users cannot start expunge petitions on galleries that have previously been de-expunged. Veto holders are exempt and other users may join in should a vetoer start a petition.
- Expunging - For galleries that require more votes or for general expunge-related questions.
- Wrongfully Expunged Galleries - For invalid expunges / deletions to be undone or invalid updates to be reverted.
- Not sure which to keep, which to expunge - For discussing difficult cases (e.g. very similar galleries).
- Gallery Tagging
- Expunge Tracker
- For more advanced rulings and clarifications please see the talk page.
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