What is Danbooru's Moderation Queue?
Danbooru's Moderation Queue (usually referred to as "modqueue") is a system in place to filter out images which do not meet Danbooru's Quality Standards.
How does the modqueue work?
1. A new post is uploaded by an user who is below contributor level.
2. The post is placed in the modqueue.
3. Approvers review the post.
4. If there are no approvals within 3 days, the post is deleted.
5. If any approver approves the post, the approved post is now active and remains on Danbooru indefinitely.
6. If the post is flagged by another user, go to Step 2.
Posts which are in the Queue are distinguished by their blue border when browsing thumbnails.
The full Queue may be listed by using the search metatag status:pending. Approvers may use status:unmoderated outside of the modqueue interface to see the pending posts they haven't made a decision on.
Exceptions and Exemptions:
All contributors and above can post directly to active status, bypassing the modqueue. This privilege is given to frequent uploaders with a track record of uploading consistently high-quality art, to allow them to contribute to the collection without the constraints of the modqueue.
Help Us Keep Our Gallery Clean!
If you find a particularly low quality post that doesn't belong on Danbooru, you may flag the post to have it return to the modqueue for a second check.
Simply open the post in full view, and click on Flag on the left pane, third choice from the top under Options. You will be prompted to enter your reason for returning the post to the Queue. Click on OK, and the image's approval will be reconsidered.
What should I do about my deleted Posts?
Most of the time, it is safe to assume that every post in the Queue has been reviewed at least once.
If an upload isn't approved after three days, it is mostly because it doesn't meet our quality standards. It is comparatively rare for a high-quality post to end up getting deleted because the Queue missed it.
With the understanding that the manual and subjective process of the modqueue has its inherent flaws, post deletions may be appealed. For information on lodging a deletion appeal, please consult the article on appeals.
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