Rules of SoyBooru

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YOU WILL follow the rules. Please note that SoyBooru's rules are different from those of or any other website.

General Rules

  1. Do not post, discuss in graphic detail, upload, request, or link to anything that is illegal in the United States. If you do, you may be reported to law enforcement.
  2. Do not post personal information "dox" with the intent to harass someone or put someone in danger (cyber harassment). (This is a misdemeanor in many US states)
  3. Advertising is not permitted.
  4. Do not subject users to unsolicited graphic media. Put a warning or notice before it is shown (this is not currently in effect but will be once post ratings are in effect).
  5. Do not blank post tags, sources, or other things.

Post Rules

  • All posts must contain a soyjak. Posts that contain templates for more 'jaks are permitted. Images of real-life soyboys are allowed. Photos that parody soy culture are also allowed (although more narrowly)
    • When determining if something is a soyjak, think the following: Would a reasonable person (possibly one that might be considered a normie) say the image you are planning on uploading is a soyjak?
  • Low effort soyjak comics may be rejected at the approver's discretion.
  • Duplicates are not allowed, unless you have a higher quality version of an already existing soyjak.
  • Social media soyjak screenshots are not allowed. If you see a soyjak on social media, then download it directly.
  • Certain types of posts may be banned. This may either be due to the nuance of the content, or by valid request of the creator. These kinds of bans are rare.
    • An example of this is Incredible Gassy.
  • Posts containing heavy gore or gore from those under 18 are not allowed.
  • You must tag your posts. Don't force the approvers to work for free for you. Untagged posts might get deleted.

Tagging Guidelines

You don't have to remember all of this, just remember to tag things. Everything in this section is taken from the previous rules.

  • "Tag what you see, not what you know"
    • Tag only everything that's visible in the image, within a reasonable level of detail. The goal is to have every image be uniquely searchable without creating too much of a tagging burden.
  • Try to use only one tag to describe each characteristic,
  • The above two rules do not apply to parent category tags ('fruit' + 'food').
  • Avoid subjective tags ('nas', 'gem', 'coal'). These examples are valid tags when referring to an object or text in the image.
  • Always use the 'tagme' tag if you are unsure if you put enough tags. It's ugly but without it poorly tagged images disappear into the database forever.
  • Utilize existing tags over creating new ones.
  • Search for synonyms before creating a new tag. We try to autocorrect common mistakes but would like to minimize aliases in case a word is needed to describe text in an image.

  • Always include at least one variant, or 'variant:unknown'.
  • Any drawn or traced variant should have the 'soyjak' tag, except 'variant:wojak'.
  • The amount of faces in the image determines the use of the '[2-5]soyjaks' tags. Use 'multiple_soyjaks' for 5+ soyjaks.
  • Images that include real-life elements should use the 'irl' or 'irl_background' tags.
  • 'white_skin' refers to the skin color, not the color white.
  • Use the generic color tags ('red', 'green') only when a more specific color tag can't be applied to the image.
  • Prefer 'stubble' over 'beard'. The latter describes fuller facial hair (see 'variant:science_lover').

'open_mouth' (the classic) refers to states of the mouth when the back of the mouth is visible. 'closed_mouth' refers to when the lips are entirely closed.

  • Do not use the '*_mouth' tags when teeth or foreign object(s) are completely covering the back of the mouth.

'smile', 'frown', and similar tags should be used whenever applicable.

  • Don't forget the 'ear' tag.
  • Non-head body parts are less important and are kept limited. The most common are 'arm', 'hand', 'leg', and 'foot'.
  • 'full_body' specifies a complete body from head to toe that is not covered or cut off. When using this tag leave out the other body parts unless they're especially significant to the image.
  • Tags should only contain Latin characters, numbers, underscores, parentheses, and forward slashes [A-Z, a-z, 0-9, _, (, )]. Sometimes underscores are displayed as spaces. Use underscores to replace disallowed characters such as apostrophes, dashes, and pound signs.

Use singular nouns ('ears' -> 'ear').

  • Prefer American English spelling for English words ('sceptre' -> 'scepter').
  • Use parentheses to clarify ambiguous tags ('nas_(rapper)').
  • Use the full name of the character or franchise.
  • Asian names use '[lastname]_[firstname]' order, this is for compatibility with other boorus. Refer to DanBooru for new character names.
  • All other names use '[firstname]_[lastname]' order.
  • Include "the" if it's part of the official name ('the_lawnmower_man'), unless it's rarely referred to that way ('the_lord_of_the_rings' -> 'lord_of_the_rings').
  • Mods may shorten obnoxiously long names ('satanichia_kurumizawa_mcdowell' -> 'satania').
  • Due to software limitations, imageboard board names have to be tagged as 'board name_(site)' without slashes ('/pol/' -> 'pol_(4chan)')

Common Clarifications

  • The difference between 'subvariant:wholesome_soyjak' and 'variant:gapejak' is the stubble.
  • 'bloodshot_eyes' supersedes the 'red_eyes' tag.
  • 'badge' is the tag for any award ribbon, pin, clothing sticker, or other wearable badge.
  • 'anime' is the category tag for anything drawn in Japanese cartoon style, including 'manga', 'touhou' and visual novels.


  • Do not start flamewars, especially country flamewars.
    • Ignore trolls, as giving them attention will only fuel their attempts to pester you.
  • Completely irrelevant comments may be removed.
  • Spamming and flooding are not allowed.
  • No advertising or begging.
  • The promotion of pedophilia or zoosadism (even if ironic) is not allowed.
  • Follow United States law. If you break the law, we are required to report you to law enforcement.

Usernames and Alternate Accounts

  • Usernames that would violate any of the other rules listed are not allowed.
  • Do not use alternate accounts (sockpuppets) to break any of the other rules listed.
  • Do not create or use alt accounts to circumvent a 'nish (ban. Doing so will result in a permanent 'nish, so wait or appeal your current 'nish.
  • Do not impersonate staff.
    • It is also forbidden to impersonate staff of other Angeleno-affiliated websites.