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We generally receive a lot of questions of why something was deleted, usually because we operate vastly different from personal gallery style pages (Furrynetwork, Inkbunny, Furaffinity, etc. etc.), and this thread is aimed at giving you a clue as to why something was deleted.If you haven't yet read our Uploading Guidelines then please do so now. That wiki page is very comprehensive and covers almost every scenario possible. The below is merely a more in-depth explanation for some of the more common questions we've encountered.
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A: This is almost always because your post did not adhere to our Uploading Guidelines. You can check the exact reason for the deletion of any of your posts by going to your profile and clicking the number besides "Deleted Posts". The newly loaded page will show you all your deleted posts and the reason for the deletion of them.On this page you can also click the link to the submission page and see who deleted the submission.
A: This depends entirely on the reason:
The content of the post was deemed irrelevant to e621. Most often this happens because there are no furries, animals, or other fantasy species depicted.If a post either contains no characters at all (think landscape painting ala Bob Ross), or has only humans then the post will be deleted for this reason. Non-human creatures must also be part of the focus of the image, it is not enough if the creature is just in the background.Another possibility is that the post contained things like a youtube music video, screenshots from games/movies, or similar non-artistic content.
Please note that any traditional art besides drawings are not permitted on e621, this means that things like sculptures, plushies, wood carvings, etc. will be deleted.
For more information on humans and e621 please check here.
The artist or publisher of the image / animation has elected to be placed on our Avoid Posting List (short DNP list).There are two Do-Not-Post statuses possible: full DNP (signified by the avoid posting tag) and conditional DNP (signified by the conditional dnp tag).
The full DNP status means any post the artist has created, or has collaborated on, will be deleted.
The conditional DNP status means that any post exceeding the limitations of the granted DNP status will be deleted.
This deletion reason means that one (or more) parts of the post aren't of high enough quality for our archive. The most common problems are:
With how simple it is to use SFM to create halfway decent 3D artwork we have some special considerations for those:
This means the submission you uploaded is either a duplicate of an already existing post, or in some way inferior than another post.This can be that your upload has a smaller resolution, has worse compressions, an older wip of a finished work, or has been tampered with in other ways.
On the deleted submission you can click the parent link in the upper left corner to view the superior version.
When uploading drawings, you need to use a scanner. Do not upload images taken with a cell phone camera. Only a professional-grade camera used in a brightly lit studio can match the quality of an ordinary flatbed scanner.
Uploading a scanned version of a previously photographed image does not guarantee that the post will be approved. Poorly drawn images don't become good just by being scanned.
Scanners can be found for under $100 and as printer attachments. You could also check Freecycle, Craigslist, or one of your local libraries to look for a free scanner.
Mostly the same as quality, but the edit itself must have at least the same quality as the original artwork. Simply slapping on some text, blanking out a speech bubble, or pasting genitalia from a different artwork are not acceptable.
Any sort of screen capture may fall under this including screenshots of games, recorded gameplay videos, taking a video with your smartphone of a TV screen, etc.
A: This means the submission you uploaded is either a duplicate of an existing post or inferior to another post.Your upload may be smaller resolution, be more visibly compressed, have been edited by the artist to fix errors, or have been tampered with in some other way.
You can click the parent link on the upper left corner of the flagged or deleted submission to view the superior version.
A: No. If you believe the deletion was unfair please contest the deletion by writing a dmail to the member of staff who deleted it.If you're caught uploading the same image twice we will take disciplinary actions against your account. This can and will lead to a permanent suspension of your account if required.
A: Write the person who deleted the submission a dmail and you can ask them to reconsider the deletion if you believe it has been deleted in error.
Please note that insulting or harassing staff about deletions can and will end with disciplinary actions against your account.If you ask them respectfully they are also more inclined to give you a respectful answer.
If your question has not been answered above, then please contact the person who deleted your post directly instead of creating a forum thread.
If you have feedback about this thread itself then please use this thread.