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By accessing the Gelbooru website ("Site") you accept the following Terms of Service. From that point onwards, Gelbooru will treat your use of the Site as acceptance of the Terms.

  • The Site reserves the right to change these terms at any time.
  • If you are a minor, then you will not use the Site.
  • The Site is presented to you AS IS, without any warranty, express or implied. You will not hold the Site or its staff members liable for damages caused by the use of the site.
  • The Site reserves the right to delete or modify your account, or any content you have posted to the site.
  • You will upload content that is of high quality.
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  • The operators of the site are not entirely held to these terms.
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Additional Considerations

In addition, you may not use the Site to upload any of the following:

  • Off-topic: Gelbooru is an English-language gallery for Japanese-themed art. Anything not drawn by a Japanese artist must be drawn in a Japanese style or feature Japanese characters/copyrights. Posts that do not meet any of these criteria will be deleted unless given prior exception by the moderation team for quality! Photographs of cosplayers, figures, JAV models, or prominent figures in the industry are also acceptable.
  • Child pornography: Any photograph or photorealistic drawing or movie that depicts children in a sexual manner. This includes nudity, explicit sex, implied sex, or sexually persuasive positions.
  • Bestiality: Any photograph or photorealistic drawing or movie that depicts humans having sex (either explicit or implied) with other non-human animals.
  • Toddlercon: We do not allow toddlercon any longer. That is all.
  • Watermarked: Any image where a person who is not the original copyright owner has placed a watermark on the image.
  • Screen captures: Screen captures are not allowed unless given exception due to work in compiling said screen shot.
  • Poorly compressed: Any image where compression artifacts are easily visible.
  • Doujinshi/Manga/Light Novels: Do not upload these. Comic strips are fine (4koma)! We no longer allow cover pages!
  • Grotesque: Any depiction of extreme mutilation, extreme bodily distension, feces.
  • Motivators: Motivators are not funny. Upload the high quality image instead.
  • Paysites: This should be plainly obvious, but apparently it needs to be listed here.
  • AI-generated: If you choose to upload AI-generated AI-assisted content, you must explicitly tag it as such and make sure said content is indistinguishable from non-AI artwork.

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