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Author(s) Founders (WC): Furvy, Chu, Asda
Status Closed Indefinitely
Launch date December 3, 2010 (as
End date December 10, 2019 (as
Genre 2ch style art community
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VeeBooru was a furry image board, art archive, and community in the style of e621,, and other Danbooru-based boards.

History[edit] was created on December 3, 2010 as, 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 and re-branded as Veebooru.


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]


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 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. Near the end of 2019, one of the original founders Asda passed away and as a tribute, the old version of from years ago was put back up for a few months. As of 2020, both sites are no longer operational.

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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