03/30/2020 (Mon) 20:09:40
Hey, I am sorry you are having trouble. Many sites have recently gone through a variety of changes (including captcha on login forms, and auxiliary site filters), and some hydrus login scripts have limited functionality as a result. I believe gelbooru now require you to click a box to see spicy content, and a mere hydrus-based login is not enough.
The best solution to this at the moment is to use Hydrus Companion, which is a web browser add-on that talks to your hydrus and copies its login cookies across. If you have clicked that checkbox in your browser, this info will be copied to your hydrus. Here is the page with instructions:https://gitgud.io/prkc/hydrus-companion
For the slow downloads, this can be due to different reasons. If you are on a VPN, you may get different treatment from a CloudFlare-type middleman, or if you exceed the site's desired bandwidth rules as >>588
says, you may get some errors. If you notice that hydrus sometimes says 'waiting 9 minutes...' and similar, these are the in-built bandwidth rules, some site-specific, that ensure hydrus both does not act too rudely to a site (and get IP banned) and also makes sure the hydrus client is not overloaded with CPU/database work to do.
I am not sure why that tag was not added. If sank now roll that tag into a new class (is it coloured differently on the site now, as a 'spicy' tag?), then we may need a new parser to pull it correctly.
I am going to keep working on better login tools for hydrus, and when users create better parsers for sites, I will roll them into future updates.