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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 a "Petition to Expunge" link is present on the right side above the images area. 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%. 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 visible; this status is indicated on the left-hand side of the gallery page.

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:
    • 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.

Tag: already uploaded or compilation


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


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 should not be expunged but instead reported with the image numbers included in the report.(Ref)
    • Content published by Wani Magazine does not apply (but may qualify as already uploaded). For a list of known Wani tankoubons that are no longer acceptable see Tankoubon DNP.
  • Amateur cosplay porn (any 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 (based on publisher).
  • 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.
    • If the image(s) are a genuine part of the work (e.g. real porn ads inside of anthologies) they are exempt.
    • Asian Porn uploaded before 2012-02-15 (if otherwise considered acceptable) is exempt.(Ref)
  • Generic cosplay (any cosplay not of an established character or series).

Tag: realporn

  • A gallery composed of watermarked reproductions advertising a website unrelated to the content's creation, scanning, or translation.

Tag: watermarked

Superior Versions

The most common type of superiority is the amount of content a gallery contains. There are 3 classifications of content:

Class Includes Desirability
Core Content
  • Any story images.
  • Variant CG (with both character(s) and a background present).
  • Colophons, omake, and original credit pages.
  • Cover pages (included within the set > official promotional website > online stores).
  • Translator credit pages. Only 1 is needed per translation group (even if team members change from chapter to chapter).
  • Any advertisements included in the original work.
Always. A gallery missing any core content can be replaced by one that has more/all of it.
Extraneous Content
  • CG set backgrounds or character portraits.
  • Credit pages that are not part of the work besides those for translators (e.g. credits from the scanners, colorizers, or decensors).
  • Any smaller resolution versions of existing images.
  • Any additions to a translated gallery not included in the translator's release, even if the release is incomplete.
  • Sketches or otherwise unfinished pages to an ongoing work.
Can be included but cannot replace an existing gallery with all of its core content.
  • Blank pages or pages that are effectively blank.
  • Split versions of double pages that are already included. The same applies to book spines.
  • Any "uncleaned" versions of images that are already cleaned and included.
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
    • 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, retouching, leveling, splitting double-pages into singles, or removing original source watermarks are NOT permitted.
    • 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).

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" or "offensive".
Miscategorized Tag the gallery with the correct category to help change it.
Gallery is non-pornographic Tag with non-h, western non-h, 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 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 can only be done via reporting.

Misrepresenting copyright ownership will lead to a permanent ban.


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) realporn Post here to alert 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.


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 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.

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