As quoted from the About section: Wallbase.cc can simply be described as a searchable wallpaper database, and it strives to be a little more than that. It is powered by an image+metadata scraper which pulls images from 4chan's /w/, /wg/ and /hr/ boards. The script then takes the raw parsed data (post title, img title, text), does some processing on the images, and indexes everything in a MySQL database.
The person responsible for all the website is Yotoon. If you have a problem, a question or a suggestion, this is the person you should contact first.
There are a few of ways of contacting the administrator:
— E-mail: yotoon [at] wallbase.cc
— MSN: email@example.com
— IRC: irc.rizon.net @ #wallbase
— Gadu-Gadu: 3315
Sure! Wallbase is a user-driven website. All content is provided by the uploaders. Users can upload wallpapers directly via the upload form found on the top-left of the homepage. Though, you have to be logged in to be able to upload wallpapers.
Unfortunately I can't keep track of every wallpaper/image that goes to wallbase and the last thing I want is to break the law. If you are the author/owner of the image that is present on wallbase and you want it to be deleted, just contact me via one of the ways provided above. I will delete them as soon as possible.
The most needed help at the moment is to tag the wallpapers that are already in the database. If you want to help in any other way, please contact me and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
W, WG and HR can be described as a very general category system:
— WG: Wallpapers / General
— W: Manga / Anime
— HR: High Resolution (Contains not only wallpapers, but also other high-res pictures)
Yes. This feature is available to the registered members only. You can customize the size of the thumbs in your settings page.
You can save the purity settings/resolution/aspect ratio/boards in your settings page (you have to become a member first). Once saved it will be applied to all sections of the website.
The people using Wallbase (you) are the ones tagging the images. That means the more tags you add to the images, the easier it is for you and others to find them.
With search options you can search for wallpapers more precisely. Keywords in "quotation marks" makes the site search for wallpapers that have that exact tag, not:keyword excludes wallpapers that have that particular tag (in this case 'keyword') and page:123 jumps to the defined page.
Note: page 1 is always the newest.
Go to google, use it, then come back and think about your question. If really interested, you should learn how to code Structured Query Language (SQL) and Database Management. The whole website is based on Sphinx search engine. Go to the documentation section if you are interested in the technical tidbits.
You can tag every wallpaper (you must be logged in as a member). You can do this by clicking on a wallpaper and then you can see the tags above the image, next to "Keyword:". After each tag press ENTER to add it (tags may contain spaces). Another way is to use the quick tag icon while browsing in list view. Just put your mouse over a thumbnail and in the bottom right corner you can see a 'tag' icon. Click that and enter your tags. Note: please tag images appropriately. Think of how you would want to find that picture and put those tags on the image.
Tag images as if you would want them to be tagged and think about how would you search for this image. Describe what you see in that picture.
When you register you can put wallpapers in your favourites, create custom favourite collections both public and private, and you can tag and add keywords to wallpapers. Also, there are a bunch of settings you can customize to suit your needs, for example: you can choose one of three thumbnail sizes, define how many thumbs to show per page or set the purity filter... These are just a couple of examples. You can even upload wallpapers to the site! That's the best part!
Wallbase is not selling NOR giving any user information to third-party companies, and never will. When users choose to register at our site, we take pride in protecting the users' data. Passwords are stored in hashed and salted format, therefore we cannot retrieve a lost password - only reset it!
For security reasons, we cannot get into details on how our hashing and salting methods work. Therefore it's safe to assume that your user information will be inaccessible to anyone because even we can't access it!
Have you ever used bookmarks in Firefox? Or favorited a page in IE?
No. When you are not registered, we have no way of confirming your identity, therefore we can't store your favorites in any reasonable way. The only method to have favorite wallpapers is to register.
Click on "Favorites" at the top right corner of the site and click "open full view". On the left side there is an "Add new collection" button. Click it, give your collection a name and you're done. Then you have the option to set it either public or a private collection. Clicking on the lock next to your collection's name sets its status (to either public or private). An open lock is public, a closed lock is private. The X button deletes the collection.
The private collection means that you're the only one able to view it. If you're making it public, all the other users of Wallbase will be able to browse it and see what you've favorited.
While browsing through wallpapers in list view you can add a wallpaper by drag and dropping it to the top of the browser screen and then your favourites pop-up. If you wish to add it to a collection, just drop it onto the label of the preferred collection.
Also, in the full-image view you can see an "Add favourite" option at the top right. Hovering over it opens a dropdown list and if you created personal collections you can put the wallpaper in the desired collection by clicking on the name. By default the --HOME-- collection is the default place to store wallpapers in (Home folder is always private).
Setting a collection as public will make your favorite wallpapers visible to others.
Yes, you can do this as described in the previous question. Using the upload form is not difficult and it guides you through most of the process anyway. It will also let you know if you are uploading a duplicate or an image that is too small... nothing under 800x600 is allowed!