|"Trixie is best pony!"|
|Application||Custom RoR project written from scratch|
|Founder||The Smiling Pony|
|Admins||Carcer, Clover, Launchycat|
|Userbase||initially Ponibooru, then later became a mainstream aspect of the fandom.|
|Estimated Traffic||1000+ uploads per day|
The site has always been run by four admins. The Smiling Pony, while being the provider of financial support of the site (the remainder of which is not broken even by ads and donations), has kept the others in equal standing as well. They include Carcer, Clover, and Launchycat.
It currently has a slowly growing subculture as well, despite the fallbacks from having a once established culture from their former site. For example, Derpibooru movie night, a movie night live stream, has been a tradition that was adopted by the former culture as well.
The site's staff approaches the community in a hands-off manner, and will allow the posting of almost all pony-related content, whether mature or not, as long as such content is tagged appropriately with the exception of uploading images via proxy which, has been prohibited recently. They are also known for their impressive coding power, and never hesitate to add new features when they're suggested. The site is written in a custom Ruby on Rails application from scratch, which works around the scalablility problems most other *booru projects faced. More server-intensive operations are intentionally programmed to be background processes only, as a design choice. The "booru-on-rails" project that powers the site is planned to be released to the public once the debugging is complete. It has recently been disclosed that Derpibooru's server costs come to about $600 a month. That's more than the costs of Ponychan, Efchan, and MLPchan combined.
- http://news.derpiboo.ru - the history of the site's status
- http://www.ponychan.net/chan/collab/res/34178.html - A /collab/ thread by Clover during beta testing
Additionally, you can find the site's IRC channel in irc.ponychat.net:6667/derpibooru. The channel is so lax that it's practically unmoderated.