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 250,000 registered members (~18,000 visit in any given day), 550,000 submissions and 100,000 journals as of October 2014.[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 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

Controversy[edit]

Soon after the live beta was announced, many high-profile users on Fur Affinity joined, such as Meesh,[10] Narse[11] 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,[12] but as of May 2014 only 9% of the site's submissions were tagged as "cub", including general-audience works.

Hardware[edit]

Inkbunny's main server, Avarice (a leased HP DL380eG8), has as of August 2013:[13]

  • 12 x Intel Xeon E5-2420 64-bit 1.9-2.4Ghz CPU Cores (2 chips with 6 cores each)
  • 32GB DDR3 RAM
  • 2TB SATA2 (4 x 1TB in RAID 10) for the web server and asset storage
  • 64GB SSD (2 x 64GB in RAID 1) for the database
  • An unmetered 100Mbit connection

Prior main servers included:

  • an unnamed server
  • Elmo[14] (4-core 2.13GHz Xeon, 4GB RAM, SATA2)
  • Fluttershy[15] (8-core 2.33GHz Xeon, 16GB RAM, 15kRPM SAS, later upgraded[16] to 32GB and SSD database storage)

There is also a low-powered backup server, Angel.

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