Danbooru Mod Queue
Welcome to Danbooru's infamous Mod Queue, home of the three-day death row for unwanted (or once in a red moon, forgotten) posts!
The Mod Queue is what sets Danbooru apart from most other imageboards and repositories on the Web. It is our system of keeping Danbooru's quality bar high by filtering out images which do not meet our Quality standards.
98% Manual Quality Control
Specially appointed Danbooru users operate the Queue, visually searching through hundreds to thousands of uploads, evaluating each and every post for its quality. This is an arduous process done completely by hand, assisted only by Firefox addons and the occasional self-written Python script.
If you have registered an account with Danbooru, you can have a look at the Queue Masters of the moment:
Janitors, Moderators and Admins represent different levels of power over other Danbooru users. Get to know them, and treat them with respect. You will be rewarded for doing so.
The Moderation Process: "Three Days".
When an image is posted on Danbooru, it is placed on the Queue. Posts which are in the Queue are distinguished by their blue border when viewing the gallery in thumbnails. The full Queue may be listed by using the search metatag status:pending.
- Alternatively, click here to list the Full Mod Queue status:pending, now that you are here reading this.
All posted images have three days to gain the approval of the Queue Masters.
If the post has not been approved by any of the Queue Masters after this time limit, it gets thrown into the fires of deletion, often with hopes that it would never be seen again.
If the post has been given approval by any the Queue Masters, the image is placed into Danbooru's permanent collection.
However, approved images on Danbooru may at any time be returned to the Mod Queue, if its presence in our gallery gathers too many complaints. In this case, the image is slipped into blue frames once again, and placed back into the Mod Queue as if it was a newly updated post, and the Mod Queue process starts anew.
The Moderation Process, in Short:
1. A new post is uploaded.
2. The new post is placed in the Mod Queue
3. Mod Queue Masters review the post.
4. If there are no approvals within 3 days, delete the post.
5. If a Queue Master approves the post, the approved post is added to the permanent collection and remains on Danbooru indefinitely.
6. If an approved post has been challenged by a sufficient number of complaints, a Mod Queue Master will return the post to the Mod Queue. Go to Step 2.
Exceptions and Exemptions: Contributor accounts
Posts from users with a Contributor level or higher are added straight to Danbooru's permanent collection, bypassing the Mod Queue.
This privilege is given to frequent uploaders with an excellent track record of uploading consistently high-quality art, to allow them to contribute to the collection without the constraints of the Mod Queue.
Help us keep our gallery clean!
If you find a particularly low quality post that doesn't belong on Danbooru, you may notify our Queue Masters to return the post to the Mod Queue.
Simply open the post in full view, and click on Flag on the left pane, third choice from the top under Options. You will be prompted to enter you reason for returning the post to the Queue. Click on OK, and the image's approval will be reconsidered.
Advice for Uploaders Regarding Deleted Posts
Mod Queue Masters are hand-picked personnel, chosen for their their sense of quality and their skill at swiftly reviewing posts. The Queue Masters as a team are actually capable of going through virtually every post in the Mod Queue.
Most of the time, it is safe to assume that every post in the Queue has been reviewed at least once.
If an upload isn't approved after three days it is mostly because it doesn't meet our quality standards. It is comparatively rare for a high-quality post to end up getting deleted because the Queue missed it.
With the understanding that the manual and subjective process of the Mod Queue has its inherent flaws, post deletions may be appealed. For information on lodging a deletion appeal, please refer consult the guide on Lodging Deletion Appeals.
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