Expunging

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Expunging allows users to remove galleries from the default listing and searches. Typically this is done because of duplicate or replaced content.

How To

Expunging a gallery is done via a petitioning system. In each gallery there is a "Petition to Expunge" link on the right side above the images area. Clicking this will launch a new window with the list of reasons for which a gallery is expunged as well as a comment box to explain a user's reasons for expunging. The explanation section must be filled in for the user who is the first to expunge a gallery. 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 40). A gallery is expunged once a petition reaches or exceeds 100%. Once an expunge occurs it cannot be undone except by a gallery moderator/admin.

Petitions left incomplete for more than 7 days are automatically cleared. They may also be cleared by a moderator at any time.

Before Expunging

Make sure that the gallery is not already expunged/deleted. This status is indicated on the left-hand side of the gallery page where it states "Visible".

Reasons To Expunge

None / Withdraw Petition

This option withdraws a user's vote. It is the default option.


Already Uploaded

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 (e.g. multiple volumes, multiple cg sets, multiple translations, or multiple comics)
    • There is no requirement to provide sources for compilations. Furthermore, if portions of the compiled content have not been already uploaded users are free to re-upload them properly.
  • A gallery updated more than twice per 30 days (exceptions exist). A gallery expunged for this reason may not be re-published until 30+ days have passed.
  • A gallery composed of mostly watermarked reproductions advertising any websites that are not the original source of the images.

Tag:already uploaded or compilation or watermarked


Replaced

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)

Tag: replaced


Forbidden/Other

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.
    • Point.png Minor instances[1] should not be expunged but instead reported with the image numbers included in the report.
    • Content published by Wani does not apply (but may qualify as already uploaded).
  • Amateur cosplay porn (if any person 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. Artbooks are exempt.
  • 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.

Tag: forbidden content


  • Non-cosplay porn or pictures of real people.
  • Male-only cosplay porn.
  • Generic cosplay (any cosplay not from an established series or character).

Point.png Exceptions are made if the image(s) are a genuine part of the work (e.g. real porn ads inside of anthologies).

Point.png Asian Porn uploaded before 2012-02-15 (if otherwise considered acceptable) is exempt.[2]

Tag: realporn


  • Having less than 8 images (unless it is a sample / complete work / ongoing story/set).
  • Having tiny or barely visible images.

(No tag is used for these)

Superior Versions

The following factors make a gallery superior to other versions:

  • More Complete
    • This includes:
      • Any story images.
      • Colophons and original credit pages.
      • Translator credit pages.
        • Only 1 is needed per translation group (even if team members change from chapter to chapter).
      • Cover pages (Cover included within the set > official promotional website > online stores).
      • Ad pages (some proof that these were part of the work may be required).
    • This does NOT include:
      • Blank pages or pages that are effectively blank.
      • Credit pages that are not part of the work besides those for translators (e.g. credits from the scanners, colorizers, or decensors).
      • Any extras for CG sets such as backgrounds or character portraits.
      • Any smaller resolution versions of existing images; only the largest ones count.
    • A fully complete gallery may replace an incomplete that has superior image quality; however, if both galleries are incomplete in different ways then they both stay.(Ref)
  • Corrected Order
    • Front cover placement.
    • For non-covers this only applies to stories or other instances where image order actually matters.
  • Better Quality
    • This includes cleaner scans, no watermarks/scanmarks, increased legibility of text, no folding marks, less artifacts, more visible contrast, etc.
    • Images should be as released by the source. Conversions, "retouches", leveling, splitting double-pages into singles, or removing original source watermarks do NOT count.
    • Maximum DPI is 300; anything greater is considered excessive.
    • Single page scans are preferred over double-page scans.
  • Bigger Resolution
    • Upscales do NOT qualify.
  • Duplicate Images Removed
  • Updated Translations
    • The edits must have been done by the same translator(s).

Uploader Priority

Priority Uploader
1 Original artist posting their own art
  • Followed by the writer
2 Translator posting their own translation
  • Followed by the cleaner/editor
  • Followed by any other member of the group that worked on the project
  • Followed by any other known member of the group
3 Commissioner of the art or translation (proof required)
  • Bounty posters do not qualify as commissioners
4 Everyone else

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).

Different Versions

All versions of the following may exist simultaneously:

  • Translated and Raw versions
  • Rewrites
  • 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
Gallery contains lolicon, shotacon, toddlercon, incest, abortion, guro, or scat content Tag the gallery with the appropriate tag(s) and move on. This also applies to anything else seen as "unappealing" as a fetish.
Miscategorized Tag the gallery with the correct category to help change it.
Gallery is non-pornographic Tag with non-h, misc, or non-nude (whichever is appropriate).
Incorrect Name Make or request a rename petition.
Incomplete / Sample An incomplete/sample gallery may only be expunged via replacement by a more complete gallery.
Torrent Anything that has to do with a gallery's torrent (or lack thereof) is entirely irrelevant. 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.

Please note that making too many false or incorrect expunges can result in a ban.

Underage

The following are the correct actions for underage content:

Type Actions
Tag With Expunge Report Alert
Drawn lolicon / shotacon / toddlercon X X
Realistic 3D forbidden content X
Real children (regardless of nudity or sexuality) forbidden content Post here to alert gallery moderators.

Gallery Visibility

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 do not earn any GP. Galleries expunged within 4 hours oftheir publishing will receive no GP at all.
  • Expunged galleries become unsearchable by default; they can be searched via the advanced search setting "Show Expunged Galleries".
  • Expunged galleries may be deleted at any time by their uploader via the My Galleries UI.

Rewards

Expunging galleries (as well as renaming them) rewards points for the Cleanup Toplist. Users receive more points for being the first to petition.

Point.png Note that repeated poor use of expunge petitions may result in the user being banned from using them further.

Forum Links

  • Re-Up vigilante - For posting links to galleries that require more votes or to ask if something is appropriate to expunge.
  • Wrongfully Expunged Galleries - For galleries that were expunged unjustly and to be de-expunged.
    • Note that Spectre serves as chief moderator and has final say for all expunging matters.
  • Not sure which to keep, which to expunge - For discussing more difficult cases of deciding which galleries to expunge (e.g. very similar galleries).

See Also