E-Hentai Galleries FAQ

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The following is a list of frequently asked questions in regards to the E-Hentai Galleries.

Viewing

Is any content paywalled?
No.
Do any galleries require an add-on, script, VPN, or proxy to be visible?
No. The use of any add-ons, extensions, scripts, VPNs, or proxies to access the site may hinder a user's ability to view galleries.
Additionally, it is highly discouraged to use anything that requests or intercepts your login information as it may become stolen.
Do any galleries require forum posting to be visible?
Do any galleries require mod power to be visible?
Do any galleries require a donation to be visible?
Do any galleries require playing in the HentaiVerse to be visible?
Do any galleries require posting comments to be visible?
Do any galleries require tagging to be visible?
Do any galleries require uploading to be visible?
Do any galleries require karma to be visible?
Do any galleries require a particular browser to be visible?
Do any galleries require a particular OS to be visible?
Do any galleries require any software to be visible?
No.
Can I browse a gallery without using a mouse?
Yes, just use the Gallery Hotkeys.
What is the best method to view the galleries on a tablet / mobile device?
It is recommended to use the Lo-Fi Galleries. To avoid crashes on low RAM devices, it is also recommended to resample galleries to JPEG in My Home (resolution doesn't matter, 2400px is fine; crashes happen when uncompressing larger PNG files).
Why can I not select "Normal" thumbnails?
Newer galleries have their larger thumbnails generated first. Smaller thumbnails are given a lower priority so they may not be available right away.
How long do direct image links last?
Those loaded through the H@H cluster last up to 15 minutes. Those loaded from the servers last up to 24 hours. It is recommended to only ever link to the image's page URL e.g. https://e-hentai.org/s/{hex}/{hex-##}
Can I be alerted if a gallery updates?
No but there may be add-ons / scripts that can assist with this (e.g. Distill Web Monitor, Update Scanner). Bear in mind these may also alert you on other aspects such as comments, tags, or title changes.
Can I develop scripts for the galleries?
Yes, there is even an API.

Downloading

How do I download a gallery?
See Downloading.
Can I use download managers?
Yes but keep the number of subsequent threads to 4 or less.
Can I be refunded if I accidentally request a gallery archive that I didn't want?
No.
Is there a log of all the gallery archives I've downloaded?
No. You may add any galleries you download to your favorites list and/or bookmark them to keep track.

Searching

Why is my search finding nothing at all?
Certain search terms are blocked for various reasons.
If you are using exclusion-only searches the system will reject the search as those are not permitted.
How do I filter out things I do not want?
Insert a minus sign in front of terms you wish to have excluded. My Tags can be used as a more permanent solution.
Why am I (not) finding things that I've added to my tag search?
Default searches require tags to be 10+ mod power to qualify for the search. Searches with lower power tags are enabled via the advanced search option.
Use quotation marks if the terms you are using consist of any spaces (e.g. "big breasts" not big breasts or big_breasts).
Can I search gallery comments?
Not using the site's search engine; use a third-party engine such as Google.
Is there any way to search private galleries?
No.
Is there a way to search with my favorites removed?
No.
Why am I finding galleries in languages that I've filtered in my settings?
The relevant tag(s) need to have 100+ mod power for at least ~15 minutes to count for that filter.
How do I search for only Japanese galleries?
Filter all other languages in your My Settings page. Some non-Japanese results may appear due to the language tags being too low power.
Why do certain fetishes not have their own tags?
Often these are searchable via a combination of existing tags and exclusions; e.g. futanari on female can be found via futanari -"dickgirl on male" -"dickgirl on dickgirl".

Tagging

Can I tag whatever I want?
No. Tags that have never been used before require the user to have 25+ power to be added.
New fetish tags require community / moderator approval.
Tags for new creators, character, and parodies can be requested here.
If you wish to mark a gallery using your own terminology you may use your Favorites Notes.
What fetish tags are officially accepted?
See the Fetish Listing.
What do I do if can't use a tag in its proper namespace or see a tag that should be assigned one?
You may request namespace assignments in this thread.
What do the borders around a tag mean?
Confidence in the tag's validity, based on upvotes from users. A strong border indicates a tag is likely valid whilst tags in other borders should be treated with greater skepticism. Tags with dotted borders are not shown in gallery previews and are not searchable by default.
What do I do if I find a mistag that I can't downvote completely?
If you are certain that the tag is wrong post your reasoning in the mistagging thread.
Can I copy and paste in tags from another site?
No. Few other sites use the same tagging model and definitions as E-Hentai.
Can I copy and paste in tags from a raw gallery or translation?
No. Tags must be reviewed individually for each gallery to prevent mistakes from carrying over. If tags are inconsistent between the same galleries in different languages it likely means some are invalid. Use the mistagging thread as needed.
I added a language / reclass tag but the language or category did not change. What happened?
The tag must reach 100+ power for the change to happen. Once the change happens withdrawing the tag will not cause a reversion unless there are conflicting tags with more power. Only the strongest and most recently upvoted tag determines the change.

Uploading

What kind of content can I upload to the galleries?
Any content that fits one of the categories and is not expungable (such as for being a duplicate or listed as Do-Not-Post) it is likely permitted.
Can I upload content such as lolicon?
Once tagged as such the system will handle such galleries automatically.
Do I have to tag my galleries in any way?
No, uploaders are free to do so but it is not an obligation.
Do I have to title my galleries in a certain way?
Following the naming guidelines is appreciated but not mandatory. Other users will petition for a rename as necessary.
Can I upload comics/sets without knowing their creator or source?
Yes but please indicate as such in the description so that other users can assist in finding and adding this information.
Can I put tags on a gallery before publishing it?
No, simply copy and paste the desired tags into the gallery shortly after publishing. There is a short delay before the gallery is listed to the public.
What is the minimum number of images I need to include in a gallery?
Complete comics/sets have no strict requirement but generally anything under 4 images may not be worth creating a gallery. These must match whatever is distributed by the creator and cannot include unrelated images to "pad out" the gallery.
Ongoing works allow for any amount but it is recommended to wait until 4+ images can be included.
Imageset-style galleries require 8+.
Can I delete a gallery that I uploaded for any reason?
No. Once published a gallery belongs to the community and must be expunged before deletion is permitted. Any attempts to circumvent this (or any attempts at falsely expunging) will result in a ban.
If I post an ongoing work can anyone else replace my gallery with a more complete one?
Yes, this is true for any time more core content is available. The only exceptions are for artists/translators posting their own work.
How long can I update a gallery?
Galleries can be updated indefinitely as long as the content added is valid and within the "bump limit". After 1 year without updates a gallery becomes "aged" and must be expunged and a new gallery chain must be created.
I'm an artist / translator, can I post my content if it was already posted?
As a content creator you have uploader priority and are free to replace anyone else's upload of your content at any time.

EHTracker

Do I need an account to use torrents?
No.
Does my share ratio affect anything?
No.
How often do my stats update?
Between 15 minutes to 4 hours depending on the server load.
Can I distribute torrents that I have made to other sites?
Yes, just be sure to use the public torrent and not the personalized one.
Why is seeding not giving me any GP?
Only seeding torrents that you created rewards GP.

Bounties

Can other users add additional rewards to my bounties?
Yes. This does not grant them any saying on the bounty outcome and they must also keep in mind that bounty contents can be changed at any time unless there is a pending claim.
Why does my bounty addition not display in the Credit Log?
The bounty addition is older than 90 days or you have contributed Hath. Hath transactions will not appear in your Credit Log.
I have added an incorrect amount to a bounty but I can't withdraw it anymore. What gives?
You may only withdraw additions to your own bounties within 15 minutes to prevent abuse. If you have changed your mind later on, you must cancel the bounty and make a new one. Please be careful as you cannot cancel claimed bounties.
Accidental additions to bounties made by other users that were not withdrawn in time can be rescinded after a month and will also be refunded if the bounty is removed.
Attempting to circumvent any of this may result in a ban at the administrator and Bounty Moderator's discretion.
Do bounties expire?
Yes, bounties expire after 30 days unless they are topped up by at least 1 Hath or 5,000 Credits. As long as this is done, a bounty can last indefinitely.
You will automatically receive a PM from the Gallery System service account shortly before this happens.
Do bounties automatically get accepted once the dispute period is over?
No, unless rejected and disputed, they will stay on hold until the Bounty Poster gets to it. Please contact them if they have been sitting there for too long. If all else fails, please contact Tenboro and be patient.
What do I do in case of a dispute?
PM Tenboro. There are no other moderators for bounties.

Commenting

What do I do if I see spammers in the comments section?
Please post the gallery link (and if possible the alleged URLs; use [code][/code] BBcode to contain them) in this thread. You are free to downvote them as well. Comments are automatically hidden at -50 power and perma-hidden at -100 (or if they are hidden and meet certain conditions).
Why can't see I see my comment(s)?
Aside from heavily downvoted comments becoming hidden, galleries with a lot of comments will only show the highest rated or most recent ones by default. Use the "Show Hidden Comments" link at the bottom of the page.
Users are posting source or information links relating to the gallery's content, is this considered appropriate?
Yes, tables of contents and gallery source are considered helpful information and should be upvoted if accurate.
Links to unrelated galleries are not appropriate and should be downvoted instead unless the comment makes it clear it was made in good faith in regards to the gallery's content.
Can I post multiple comments on a gallery?
Yes. It is however encouraged to only comment once and then edit the comment to avoid clogging up the comment field. A last edit timestamp will be appended if more than 15 minutes have passed since the comment's posting time.
Can I both comment and vote on comments?
No. A gallery's uploader can technically do so using the description field. As soon as you post a comment you lose the ability to vote on others for that gallery so be mindful. Please do not attempt to circumvent this as this may lead to a comment ban.
Why can't I vote even though I have no visible comment?
You are either banned from commenting or the comments you posted were hidden because of their content. Perma-hidden comments count as valid comments and towards a comment ban.
You may comment again with a proper comment if you wish to do so but repeating similar comments to those that have been heavily downvoted will quickly lead to a comment ban.
I am not banned from commenting, yet my comment upvotes/downvotes don't have any effect. Why?
You have downvoted far too often or upvoted the same user repeatedly. Please spread your upvotes accordingly and downvote sparingly.
Why did my comment upvotes/downvotes disappear? Why is the value not equal to my power value?
Posting a comment will remove all existing votes in a gallery. Additionally, they are not retroactive and you must vote again for it to happen. Bear in mind this may end up lowering your vote. See below for downvote caps.
Why are my comment downvotes capped?
They are capped to 30 (40 for high base users) power to prevent abuse.

Privacy / Security

Can I use Tor, a proxy, or a VPN to view the galleries?
Yes but be mindful that some IP addresses have been abused in the past and thus are banned.
Am I liable for copyright infringement for content that I post?
Absolutely not. No entities besides E-Hentai and copyright holder(s) are involved in any such matters.
Is my IP recorded when I view a gallery?
For gallery stat purposes it is stored very briefly on the server's RAM.
"If you don't actively mark a gallery in any way, the site forgets that you even visited within three minutes or so" - Tenboro, Sept. 2015
Is my IP recorded when I submit anything?
Yes, any publicly visible content (galleries, torrents, bounties, comments, forum posts, etc.) will record the IP used to submit it at the time of submission/edit.
Is there anything that would get me reported to any authorities?
Only posting child pornography causes this.
"Unless the answer to the question "are you fapping to actual children?" is true, no one gives a flying fuck what you are fapping to, fap your fucking brains out" - Tenboro, Jan. 2018
Do the H@H clients that serve images to me remember what I've viewed?
Yes, but this is largely temporary and requires the client to have logging enabled. This is especially true for clients with very high traffic.
It is possible to have images not be served by the H@H cluster using your My Settings page. Bear in mind there is a stricter image limit when requesting images directly from the servers.
Does the system track my searching history?
No.

Bans

How do I know if I've been banned?
Users are typically only banned from the singular subsystem (e.g. tagging) in which they have excessively broken the rules. Such users will receive and explicit pop-up notification whenever they attempt to use the applicable subsystem. Any other messages received are technical in nature and do not indicate an active ban.
For the "Your IP address has been temporarily banned" message see here.
Are there automated bans?
Having numerous uploads expunged (not counting replacement expunges) within a short timeframe results in a temporary upload ban. All other bans require a moderator's action and are permanent.
What can I do if I've been banned?
Certain bans may only be appealed once the user earnestly participates with the community and illustrates a sincere and thorough understanding of the rules. This is best done by aiding in the following forum threads:
Tag ban - Tagging Abuse thread.
Expunge ban - Expunging thread and Wrongfully Expunged thread.
Rename ban - Renaming/Reclassing thread.
My ban was lifted, is it possible to get banned again?
Yes, recidivism is not acceptable. Users are rarely granted second chances so squandering them can lead to an immutable total ban. Furthermore, any attempts to create new accounts for any reason will lead to IP [range] bans.

See also

E-Hentai Galleries Navigation
Finding Gallery SearchingBounty SystemFavoritesMaking Requests
Directory AnthologiesArtist Recommendations
Uploading Making GalleriesGallery CategoriesGallery ManagerGallery Descriptions
Downloading ArchivesHentai@HomeEHTrackerGallery Readers
User Actions Tagging Fetish ListingKnow The DifferenceMechanics (Namespaces)My Tags
Other CommentingExpungingMod PowerRatingRenamingReporting
Rewards CreditsGallery PointsHath PerksToplists
Viewing Lo-FiMulti-Page Viewer
System APIBansFAQMy HomeTechnical Issues