Inkbunny

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Inkbunny
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Author(s) Owner/Lead admin: GreenReaper[1]
Website
Status Active
Launch date 9 March 2010 – 12 June 2010 (closed beta length)
Genre Furry art community
Rating(s)
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Inkbunny mascot, drawn by Roarey Raccoon

Inkbunny is a community art site catering to adult furry fans. It went live on June 12, 2010[3] after a three month beta.[4]

Inkbunny has over 280,000 registered members (~19,500 visit in any given day), 673,000 submissions and 120,000 journals as of May 2015.[5] The site mascot is a pink rabbit.[6]

Philosophy and content[edit]

Inkbunny exists to help artists share and sell their work.[7] The site initially took a commission on the sale and distribution of high-resolution digital downloads and prints, but now donations and merchandise are its sole sources of income;[8] no fees are charged to join, display work, engage in business or accept donations on the site.

Inkbunny welcomes artwork and discussions by furries with various interests, fetishes, and 'philias. To facilitate positive discussion, users can control comments on their submissions and journals, and ban disruptive users from commenting or contacting them. Members can avoid work which is not to their taste through keyword- and artist-based blocks.[7]

While Inkbunny members must be adults, half of all hosted work is general-rated.[5] To avoid legal issues, humans and "essentially human" neko characters may not be depicted nude or in sexual situations.[9] Derivative works are prohibited without explicit permission and material changes, and photography is limited to backgrounds and the display of artwork (including limited fursuit photos).[9]

Features[edit]

See also: Comparison of furry art sites

Inkbunny introduced features which were previously unavailable on most competing furry art archives, including:

  • Keyword- and artist-based submission blocking, including the ability to block based on a combination of rating and keyword (e.g. sexually mature or adult My Little Pony work)
  • Multi-file submissions, intended for multi-page comics, but also used for alternate versions, sketches accompanying a finished work, and sketch-dumps
  • Pools, ordered sets of submissions related by theme or work; like folders, but one submission can be in many pools
  • Keyword suggestions from users, with the goal of improving the site's search and blocking features
  • Always-on HTTPS to avoid wireless traffic sniffing at conventions, and IP Ranges to control account access
  • Bulk upload via ZIP files, to both multiple submissions and individual multi-file submissions
  • Streaming notifications, separate from artistic submissions and journals, and character sheets as a subset of submissions
  • API support for developers, easing automated access to most read-only functions and submission posting[10]

Controversy[edit]

Soon after the live beta was announced, many high-profile users on Fur Affinity joined, such as Meesh,[11] Narse[12] and Scappo. Others claimed the site was intended for cub pornography because many of its staff and testers had been involved in the creation of Softpaw, a cub porn publication. Its proportion spiked after FA banned such work and recommended Inkbunny as one alternative host,[13] but as of May 2014 only 9% of the site's submissions were tagged as "cub", including general-audience works.

Hardware[edit]

Main server[edit]

Inkbunny's main server, avarice (a leased HP DL380e G8), has as of August 2013:[14]

Three years of funding for this server was secured in a December 2014 donation drive, which raised $10,400.[16]

Secondary server[edit]

The 2014 donation drive also resulted in the lease of a secondary server (a HP DL120 G7) to replace an on-site file/database backup server:[16]

  • Quad-core Intel Xeon E3-1270 64-bit 3.4-3.8GHz
  • 16GB DDR3-1333 ECC RAM
  • 3TB RAID 5 (4 x 1TB SATA2)
  • 100TB/month on a 1Gbps connection

This server is also used as a content distribution proxy for users in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and North America's east coast,[17] and as a development staging server, with plans for warm/hot database backup.[16]

Arizona cache[edit]

Users in most of North and South America and Asia are served by a public-file cache VPS sponsored by Bad Dragon and hosted at IOFlood in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.[18]

As of May 2015, this cache can store roughly three days of all content accessed through it,[18] as well as ~50,000 original-sized files.[19]

Australia cache[edit]

Users in Australia and New Zealand are served by a public-file cache funded by Inkbunny donors.[18]

  • One 2.4Ghz Intel core
  • 1GB RAM
  • 20GB SSD
  • 400GB/month on a 1Gbps connection

Other[edit]

Prior servers included:

  • an unnamed server
  • elmo[20] (4-core 2.13GHz Xeon, 4GB RAM, SATA2, unmetered 10Mbit connection[21])
  • fluttershy[22] (8-core 2.33GHz Xeon, 16GB RAM, 15kRPM SAS, later upgraded[23] to 32GB and SSD database storage)
  • A low-powered backups server, angel[24] (Core Duo T2450, 2GB RAM, 1TB SATA, 1U, 5TB/month traffic), named after the bunny in My Little Pony.[25]

Inkbunny also maintains a standalone wiki for informational purposes, and off-site backups.[26]

References[edit]

  1. Site ownership change - Starling, Inkbunny (19 November 2013)
  2. "Admins and Mods" - Inkbunny
  3. Inkbunny Beta goes LIVE - Inkbunny (12 June 2010)
  4. 2,000+ new members in 24hrs, Site Speed, Rules - Inkbunny (14 June 2014)
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Statistics" - Inkbunny
  6. Inkbunny user profile
  7. 7.0 7.1 "The Inkbunny Philosophy" - Inkbunny
  8. "Donations" - Inkbunny
  9. 9.0 9.1 Acceptable Content Policy - Inkbunny Wiki
  10. API - Inkbunny Wiki
  11. Inkbunny - Meesh (14 June 2010)
  12. New Inkbunny Account :) - Narse (13 June 2010)
  13. Fur Affinity loses AlertPay account, bans cub porn - GreenReaper, Flayrah (24 November 2010)
  14. New server online! - Inkbunny (27 August 2013)
  15. From 2TB to 3TB - how hard could it be? - GreenReaper, Inkbunny (21 January 2015)
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Putting your donations to work - Inkbunny (4 January 2015)
  17. Two caches, both alike in symmetry… - GreenReaper, Inkbunny (9 May 2015)
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Cache network engaged - Bad Dragon sponsors U.S. cache node - Inkbunny (9 May 2015)
  19. Comment to IB Downloader - GreenReaper, Inkbunny (10 May 2015)
  20. Back online with new server - and cash still needed - Starling, Inkbunny (28 May 2010)
  21. New Server and long downtime around 1st June - Starling, Inkbunny (27 May 2010)
  22. Our new server, thanks to the sponsors - Starling, Inkbunny (19 May 2011)
  23. IB Server Upgrade - Performance Graphs - Inkbunny (14 April 2013)
  24. Inkbunny 2014 Donation Drive Q&A - Inkbunny (2 December 2014)
  25. Comment on Inkbunny is growing up! SSD drives and more RAM - Starling, Inkbunny (13 April 2013)
  26. Comment on IB needs donations! The little dog is begging $.$, - Starling, Inkbunny (21 February 2013)

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