Help: Accounts

Registration for basic accounts is free and open. To get upgraded to a privileged or contributor account, see the FAQ.

Member

The basic account type. Every user is a member upon registering.

  • Base upload limit of 10, increased by approved images and decreased by deleted images
  • Must wait three days after registration to:
    • Edit tags and notes, flag posts, and downvote posts
    • Comment, write blips, and create forum posts
    • Remove posts from pools, create public sets
  • Must wait seven days after registration to:
    • Upload posts
    • Edit the wiki
  • Can post 15 comments per hour
  • Can edit 150 posts per hour
  • Can edit/create 50 notes per hour
  • Can vote on 10 comments per hour
  • Can create six sets per hour
  • Can search using up to 6 tags at once

Privileged

The next level up from member. Given out regularly to users who have proven that they're a positive addition to the community.

How to become one:

To become a privileged user, start helping out by uploading lots of good posts (with permission!), helping with tagging projects, reporting malicious users, updating the wiki, or adding note translations. Anything to be helpful. It doesn't hurt to get to know us on the IRC, either.

Contributor

The next level up from privileged. This account type is given to e621's power-users whom we completely trust with contributing quality content to the site. Includes all of the perks that you receive with a privileged account plus the perks listed below:

  • No upload limit; posts are automatically approved upon upload
  • No hourly limit on creating sets
How to become one:

We offer contributor accounts to well-known members of the community who have dedicated a lot of work to improving e621. To improve your chances of being selected, upload lots of high-quality posts, help out with tickets, or make lots of good wiki edits. Being active and helpful on the forum and the IRC and being a positive role model for the community are especially good ways to get noticed.

Janitor

Janitors are users that help process pending posts (the mod queue).

  • Can approve and delete posts
  • Can process flags (aside from DNP)
How to become one:
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Mod/admin

Admins/mods keep the peace on e621. They are the ones who hand out records, ban users, delete and approve posts, handle tickets, and everything else on the administrative side of e621.

Mods are generally considered to be admins-in-training, and have access to all but the most powerful site tools. Assuming everything goes okay, at the end of an undefined period of time, moderators will be eligible to become full-fledged admins.

  • Mods: Access to all but the most powerful site tools
  • Admins: Unlimited access to all site tools
How to become one:

When new mod positions open up, we will hand-pick users (who will almost certainly be contributors) based on their area of expertise (uploading, wiki editing, development, etc.).