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This thread is for feedback, suggestions, complaints, questions etc. regarding leftybooru, the main image repository used by /leftypol/


Leftybooru FAQ and Rules:


This thread needs a post, but, I enjoy the booru and i can't really think of any complaints atm.


need more reaction faces / classic meme in leftypol format
just remember to post them in the booru when you come across them


>need more reaction faces / classic meme in leftypol format
This is exactly what we need less of.


It needs more pictures of Tania.


Just a question. How did you get rid of the ads?


Before you point me to the lefty.booru FAQ, lemme tell you that I've already read it. I know booru.org has a Patreon and that donating to it will somehow help get rid of the ads.

But how does the process of removing ads from your booru actually work? I imagine the admin has to donate once and that's it. Is that right?


I hid them with CSS which changed the appearance of the booru to that of a SFW designated booru. This was allowed by the site administration after I asked them because this particular booru is like 99% SFW. They couldn't figure out how to properly convert the booru designation from NSFW to SFW so I had to implement this CSS workaround.
Instead of porn ads, the boorus marked as SFW have a message at the bottom asking everyone to donate to the patreon which helps to cover the costs of the servers.
At one point there were enough donations that the ads could be removed across the network, but not anymore.


I see, thanks for your reply.
That sucks. I was thinking of making a booru but the ads are extremely distracting, they take up a lot of space on the screen and make pages load much slower. I wonder when the admin is going to get enough donations to let people remove ads again.
But it's incredible that you could manage to do it, leftybooru looks awesome in general.


You can set a booru as SFW in the creation process so the only ad will be for the booru patreon.
But right now the booru creation process is closed while the admins develop new software to combat spam.


Yeah, the problem is that I wanna make a booru mainly for NSFW content.
From what you've told me and what I've seen in the support forum, booru.org actually kinda sucks. There's a lot of things that the top staff can't do that should be possible by default, like un-banning IPs (because banning them is permanent), changing between SFW and NSFW designation, or colouring/grouping tags without having to edit your CSS.
Isn't there another free alternative? I guess not.


Unfortunately there's no free alternative and no other sites like it where you can easily make your own booru.
I do what I can within the limitations.
Hopefully the site admins will eventually be able to properly upgrade the site.


It appears that the captcha has recently been messed up and no longer works on any booru, effectively locking them all.
Hopefully the administration will fix this quickly.


nvm, the problem appears to be fixed now


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matrix link for the booru since I'm not going to keep track of two different meta threads on two websites. this will be the route for feedback from now on:



if you wish to remain anonymous, the internal forum of the booru is always open


Wait, does both leftychan.org and leftychan.org have a mod on the booru?? Please don't turn that into a battlefield for your drama.

Us rank-and-file anons want no part in your intra-class war.


lmao, no. Don't try to stir shit haha.


well there's a post like this on both .org and .net


The booru is its own thing


don't worry, anon. And the drama is over anyways.


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I am not a mod on either site. on here I'm just an ordinary poster.
leftybooru does not and will not have any site mods in the moderation.
just like every single post on the site made before the split.


Is there any way to search post through their Id?


On leftybooru? Or did you pick the wrong thread?
If you mean here, leftypol.org/search.php has text explaining




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So, someone decide to mass downvote Cockshott related images all of sudden (except for a few ones i had been bringing back), with a average of 4, 5 downvotes per post.

Can someone undo this plz.



give me a minute i'll fix it.


hah, wtf


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Alright, this is getting ridiculous.


I think it's some liberal shitposter that comes by every couple of qeeks. I'll fix it tomorro


I've seen it fixed three times now it happens every day it seems. it's probably a bot or something


An obsessed rightoid with a trans fetish is currently flooding the booru with spam.


They're very passionate about it, that's for sure.


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Some pol rightiod has invaded broou again


Will somebody fix the situation


Please make it a requirement to add images using at least 2-3 tags



The amount of buffoons that leave their post untagged is fucking enraging.


Make it at least 5. Untagged boorus are self-defeating.


I could've sworn that there was already a rule that said you had to use at least 4-5 tags for new uploads


it's a technical rule but unenforced by anything.


So, i went the booru to take a look and see if there was anything new, and almost 8 entire pages of content appeared out thin air. All – i believe – posted by this user called GeneralSecretaryJunks.

Does anyone know if this was Junko, or perhaps some, until now, unknown mega based giga chad? I'm beyond impressed.


Forgot to mention this happened in like, what, one day. Holy shit.


I think it's junko but please don't be a stalker.


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B-but, i'm just talking about something that i thought it was worth mentioning


Tf is this spam


a bot got past the captcha. this has been removed.




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You forgot to delete this on the forum


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Fellas, y is dis habbening whenever i search something


Same, just refresh the page though


I talked to lefty; it's a wider booru.org issue due to Gelbooru software being outdated as fuck and poorly maintained. Discomrade is in the process of making a more effective mirror using Shimmie2 software.



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Yep, this. booru.org still runs Gelbooru Beta 0.1.11 released in 2008 (with only major issue patches since then, pic1) and now it's officially dying (pic2).

For those reasons, I'd appreciate if users would give feedback on the new site before we migrate, so any problems can be fixed before they become a problem.
https://booru.nuclearchange.net (temporary address, will buy proper domain when the migration is going ahead)
tor: http://booru.nuclearcdboxafziza4mgohcwhzfjiyg6zeslnry33pepsgtur2wyeyd.onion/ (same)
i2p: leftybooru.i2p (check a registry, or the front page of the above links)

If you have an existing account and want access, get in the Matrix room and ask.

This new address is currently still a development test server, so any changes will be wiped when the migration happens.


>not naming it nuclearxchange
how does it make you feel I have more creativity and humour in my little finger than you do in your whole body? it probably took you weeks to come up with that name, while it took me a fraction of a second to come up with something infinitely better.


how does removing the e make it better? it's not an app.


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>webm and mp4 still can't be uploaded

It's a good start but the formatting needs some worked, it's too cramped and over sized IMO. Also the files and comments in it are outdated by about a few months worth of content. Pics rel.


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>webm and mp4
Good point, I've now enabled them.
That brings up a question on filesize limits. I haven't put much thought into the limit, beyond making sure the largest image already on the booru fits on the new site. Videos are typically far larger than images, and leftypol allows up to 80MB (last I checked), so ideally the booru would match that. Anything bigger, as well as lots of stuff smaller, should be going straight to a site with the infrastructure (and funds) for it like archive.org.
>Also the files and comments in it are outdated by about a few months worth of content.
True, I should have mentioned that. Downloading the content, processing and updating does take a while and includes manual steps, so this test data is out-of-date, which will not be a problem once it's synchronized later, when the proper migration happens.

>it's too cramped and over sized IMO

Can you give some more specific detail? Just to make sure I actually fix it. (screenshots definitely help)
Is picrel an improvement? (quick example with bigger font size and larger gaps in the nav menu)


>Is picrel an improvement?
Definitely better. I'd also fix the same thing with the comments (which is why I screencapped the test booru and the current booru as comparison of formatting)
>ideally the booru would match that.
Yeah I agree, 80mB should be the current limit IMO or maybe 85mB since some 80mB files are more like 80.5mB which means that a file that appears to be within limit will actually not upload. For files exceeding 85mB I'd suggest leftypol create a video-file archive or something like that, which would scrape the site of mp4s and webms and upload them to a MEGA-type site. RWBYg has an equivalent where they archived literally everything RWBY related.
>Can you give some more specific detail?
You've fixed it for the images, but for the comment section see my prior response: Pic 1 is the test booru, pic 2 is the current booru. Pic 2 is how the comment section SHOULD look. Pic 2 is literally all over the place with text and tags.

As a side note the Account Login page has a blank button for the "Log In" option, appearing as a White Rectangle. I dunno if its just unfinished but just so you know.

Finally I'd say, if possible have a darkmode or some similar CSS that would allow for a dark-version of the booru, with inverted coloration so that it doesn't burn the eyes at night or in low-light environments.


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Added dark theme based on Tomorrow imageboard theme (currently only works in your browser is set to prefer dark mode).
Increased font size and added margins between nav buttons at the top.
Is the 'Log In' option still blank? I assume it was a themeing issue based on your browser settings like dark mode. Otherwise, we might need to debug together (if you are on Matrix, we can use the #leftybooru:matrix.org room).

I haven't changed the comments page yet.


Log-In is fixed, thanks. Darkmode looks perfect, not too dark or light.

The side-scroll comments in my personal opinion are just extra clutter. I was talking about
Where the tags are strangely listed as the following, instead of being linked and to the side like in the old booru.
>22901: chad character:alunya meta:tagme meta:transparent_background shell


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I'll work on that page in the morning. I agree the current one needs to be changed, although do you think the old booru has it right, or is there a way to improve it?
It seems as if a well-tagged image would take up a lot of vertical space for no reason. Is there even any reason why the tags should be on that page at all? The image thumbnail, ID, date and uploader name should be all the metadata needed to understand which image the comment is on. (I don't use that page, take my perspective with a grain of salt)
How about something like picrel?


The old booru's comments page is pretty solid but perhaps removing tags from the comment section altogetheris right
>How about something like picrel?
Yeah, much better IMO


Forgot to say: updated that page


Ok. It looks better now. I was looking at the bottom of individual image posts and I think the HCaptcha button and Edit buttons are a bit too large, I'd make them smaller, pic rel.

Also while the reply function is good, there's no way to report a comment in case of spam. pic 2 rel.

Furthermore for images I wouldn't have the meta information out open like that. Take a look at rule34.xxx's post pages. While tags are visible to the side on a post, the meta information is hidden until you click on edit (pic 3 rel)


How was the e removed? The url is nuclearchange, adding the x has double meaning: It says Nuclear x Change, as in change and nuclear put together, and it makes it sound like nuclear exchange. Think about it for a bitz you'll get it, I'm sure. My humour is not only clever, but also layered, like an onion.


>Furthermore for images I wouldn't have the meta information out open like that.
I just realized it's almost all redundant information already on the side bar, only useful when editing. I should probably retract it until the edit button is clicked, like in that image.

>I think the HCaptcha button and Edit buttons are a bit too large, I'd make them smaller

And I should also retract the comment form until an 'Add comment' button is clicked.
The reason the HCaptcha button is so large is that's the same size as the captcha box. (It's plain because I just hacked it in to stop HCaptcha being loaded every time without a user interaction.)

>Also while the reply function is good, there's no way to report a comment in case of spam. pic 2 rel.

Looks like Shimmie doesn't have that feature yet. I'll add it to their issue tracker.


damn for some reason I thought it was 'nuclearexchange'




Forced to use Tor while banned for bullshit reasons
Good work so far. I noticed the forums have a problem as the Max characters allowed is 512 which is not only a very random number, but not enough for a proper message. I would suggest a 1000 character limit at least, or a 2000 character limit in all honesty, so as to not have multiple posts in case a forum reply is forced to be lengthy.


If you want to get in faces, try the Congress Matrix room, not spamming some test booru no-one looks at.
512 is definitely too small, I'll bump it up.


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I would, but I don't have Matrix at the moment, and I really don't have the time or energy to set that up, I work 8-6 most weeks and I don't even have time for activism anymore, so I at least try to contribute with good posts while also having some fun. in the meta thread I linked only a few of my posts, because my point is that I've been a good faith poster and I didn't break any rules I was aware of, nothing I posted was much different to other responses in that thread.

>not spamming some test booru

I made that forum page as a test anyway, and I know that you lurk there as part of the process of making the new booru, so I decided to try my luck and test the features simultaneously.

>512 is definitely too small, I'll bump it up.

Keep up the good work. I'm no good at coding and shit like that but I've done a lot of front-end work in the past, so I know how to make shit look better, so I can only try my best to help verbally.


>Keep up the good work. I'm no good at coding and shit like that but I've done a lot of front-end work in the past, so I know how to make shit look better, so I can only try my best to help verbally.
I really appreciate it. I've been working on this casually for a few months and am numb to some of the glaring problems, and only one other person has been giving any feedback at all.


>I really appreciate it
Glad to hear it, this place could use a little more positivity.
>only one other person has been giving any feedback at all.
That would be me lol. I wish I could help more, but all I can do is give feedback, kinda strangled at the moment with my ban but keep posting updates and I'll respond whenever I'm free. For what's basically a single-person project you've done immensely well, most comparable boorus are collaborative efforts with several people. The booru system being all weird recently isn't helping either.

As a side note for Shimmie2 if you want an automatic tagging feature, take a look at https://github.com/rr-/szurubooru
It's got a manual add-on feature that can be helpful in scraping tags for images by searching for other booru's md5 hashes. You could maybe use Python or something like that to integrate it into the nuclearxchange booru.

I hate to ask this because I'd rather not bother you with my problems, seeing how you have plenty of your own, but could you please ask Misato to take a look at my ban? It's tiresome to use Tor because the node is so slow and limited (It took me forever to reply just now).


>what's basically a single-person project you've done immensely well
Well, most of the work is Shimmie2 so I can't take all the credit! And the plus side is, doing this has made me add some features to Shimmie2
(For anyone curious, here are the code changes I've made so far https://codeberg.org/nuclearchange/leftybooru/commits/branch/main , the big clump with my name up the top are exclusive to leftybooru while you can also see my commits to the Shimmie2 code below it)

I'll check out that szurubooru code now. While I'd be very cautious about automatically populating tags (e.g. different tagging styles and aliases), it would still be useful to know which other boorus have a copy of the same image.

>ask Misato

Sure, just sent them a quick message pointing to your post in the mod feedback thread, hopefully that all works out. The .onion site is being a bit of a pain, no idea why.


>just sent them a quick message pointing to your post in the mod feedback thread
Thanks very much for that. I'll look into setting up a Matrix at some point. I'm massively overworked RN.
>the big clump with my name up the top are exclusive to leftybooru while you can also see my commits to the Shimmie2 code below it)
Cool, I'll read through some of it.
>I'd be very cautious about automatically populating tags
I think you can turn it on and off manually and make it semi-automatic, where you can look at an upload and use the feature to scrape other sites for it if you want to, but not necessarily automatic all the time. It depends on the booru set up you're going for.


Hey disco, why did you call it nuclear change? 'nuclear exchange' would have been catchier


Replied over in the alternate imageboard thread to avoid derailing: >>>/hobby/42438


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Which way, booru comrade?


I guess I prefer the latter just cause theres more to click on


The former will also have the same clickable/hover area, it's just not visible. But even so, unless someone knows that the whole square is a link, they're still going to try and click on the image.


Added the help (wiki) pages.


Pic 2 is preferable. But why is one of the images blurred?


Migration announced: 15th June. Expect a gap of downtime as I scrape the old data, process it and import it, will take a couple of hours if there aren't any new problems.

Posts rated Questionable or Explicit are now blurred until you hover over them.
You can test it here: https://lefty.pictures/post/list/rating:q/1

Unfortunately the rating was pretty useless on booru.org and downvotes were used instead to mark as explicit, and the default rating was Questionable, so there will be a clean-up effort after the migration now that we have the tools to bulk edit and not have to solve a thousand captchas.


That's really annoying since I'd reckon a good 90% of posts are labeled as Questionable since that was the default rating as you said, It's just a pain in the ass IMO. I'd say only make images that are labeled explicit be such and have adjustable settings for viewers for whether or not they care for explicit content to be censored or not. A few boorus like derpi.booru have complicated set-ups but I'd just go for the system of regardless of whether a user is signed in or not, they can set the viewing permissions to: block, blur or no censor.


>have adjustable settings for viewers for whether or not they care for explicit content to be censored or not.
Writing final tests for some code to do that now! I realized as I wrote it how annoying it would be for people who don't want explicit content blurred.
Currently anon users default to the global setting, logged-in users can customize their settings.
>I'd say only make images that are labeled explicit be such
I think this is a good idea. Questionable isn't clearly defined anywhere on the booru, but I assume it isn't stuff likely to shock users. It's probably best not to filter it, and at least until the post ratings are fixed up so that hundreds of random posts aren't misrated Questionable.


Update: now active.
>Questionable isn't clearly defined anywhere on the booru
Correcting this: it is clearly defined at https://lefty.booru.org/help/ratings.php




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