VeeBooru

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VeeBooru
Author(s) Administrators: Looking for mods/admins
Founders (WC): Furvy, Chu
Website
Status online
Launch date December 3, 2010 (as WildCritters.net)
Genre 2ch style art community
Rating(s)
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VeeBooru is a furry image board, art archives and communities in the style of e621, Furpiled.com, and other Danbooru-based boards.

History[edit]

Wildcritters.net was created on December 3, 2010 as WildCritters.net, a split of the WildCritters imageboard, by members of the site who were disgruntled with the decision of its leadership to significantly widen the criteria of permitted works.

In March 2013 the site went down for maintenance, but the main page displayed the word "Goodbye"[citation needed] (as of March 19, 2013, the phrase "Fixing things up for improvement, might be a bit, but we will be back!" was displayed).

On April 20th 2014, the site was relaunched under its new name at the domain veebooru.com and re-branded as Veebooru.

Theme[edit]

VeeBooru specializes in cute chibi, cub, and/or feral furry art, typically of the Japanese style furry art (Kemono) nature. Characters with body types that fall into most of the aforementioned categories are referred to as critters, however the website owners are looking for a nicer term in order to differentiate from the previous website.

Art featuring exclusively adult humans, anthros, taurs, and characters with body types/shapes not considered "critter" are not typically permitted.[citation needed]

Development[edit]

While the site itself doesn't have nearly the amount of users before (and may be considered dead at this point), a couple of old users from the previous community put a heavy emphasis on imageboard web engine development. After scrapping the Ruby on Rails Engine that the previous Wildcritters.net used to run, due to the fact the previous owner disappeared and stopped paying for the server; Assimi, Elite and some others in between took it upon themselves to attempt programming an entire web imageboard from scratch based on previous planning made in the past. In its alpha stages this PHP web engine took up the name Drakon. After much thought and effort however, the idea of building from the ground up was proven too burdening of a task, so instead a very early version of Gelbooru was used as a base for the new engine and 95% of its code was replaced for custom and new functionality.

Site stagnation[edit]

Development of this engine has completely halted due to lack of interest, as well as a stagnated userbase. After the previous owner disappeared and Veebooru was created, all content from the previous site was imported. Due to the development taking a year, more than half of the users left and found other communities, which caused the whole project to be about bringing the old features back to the community and hoping users would come back. Instead, the community did not regain the old users and kept the same few users posting for years. All development was halted due to none of the team being interested in working on the engine anymore, which stemmed from not having any frontend developers.

Engine source code release[edit]

As a result of site stagnation, the code that runs the website has now been released on Github and is freely available to anyone wishing to extend the project. This same engine currently powers the WildCritters website as well.


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