General Tag Discussion

djpup3
Pixel Perfection - I still call her Lightning Bolt
Notoriously Divine Tagger - Consistently uploads images above and beyond the minimum tag requirements. And/or additionally, bringing over the original description from the source if the image has one. Does NOT apply to the uploader adding several to a dozen tags after originally uploading with minimum to bare tagging.
Solar Champion - Earned the rank of one of the most decorated Solar Empire generals, crushing New Lunar Republic in many battles (April Fools 2023).

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@Icicle Niceicle 1517
As the person who started using those tags, I would suggest no since transfeminine and transmasculine are not the same as trans woman/man (respectively). There’s a few instances in those tags where a character is labeled as transfeminine/transmasculine and nonbinary, for example.
In cases where a character is stated to be both transmasculine/feminine and a trans man/woman or it is unclear/unsaid, both tags can be applied.
ZONESS
Pixel Perfection - Hot Pockets Spotted
Silly Pony - Celebrated the 13th anniversary of MLP:FIM, and 40 years of MLP!
Lunar Champion - Led the charge of major battles for the New Lunar Republic, bringing swift and crushing defeat to the forces of the Solar Empire (April Fools 2023).
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Roseluck - Had their OC in the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
A Lovely Nightmare Night - Celebrated the 12th anniversary of MLP:FIM!
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab
Non-Fungible Trixie -
Preenhub - We all know what you were up to this evening~
Twinkling Balloon - Took part in the 2021 community collab.

@Dragonpone
I think the idea was that rainbow power was going to be a little more broad at first, covering stuff like the mane six’s rainbow along with the power up, but I don’t think that distinction stuck.
I know I had it in my head at one point that rainbow power-ified should be used for characters aside from the mane six getting the rainbow power, I know I brought that up a long time ago, but I don’t know that stuck either.
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Background Pony #52BA
@Background Pony #7C7A
In my mind they are somewhat distinct by the shapes of the fixtures and supporting hardware. These are just my mental imageries, not official use of terminology:
I envision “lamp”s to be round or faceted glass and mildly old-timey or a modern spin on the same design goals. I envision “posts” to be shorter, around one story tall, compared to poles, which might be more like 2 stories tall. And, a lightpost would be tall and have non-lanp-like fixtures, whether they’re modern downward-facing hemispherical lights or a grid of projecting lights as for a stadium. In a lightpole I still envision a more modern version yet still with light(s) on top of a shorter pole, without an overarching bar like a streetlight.
Of course, these impressions are not codified into tag definitions, at present.
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Litrojia
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Pixel Perfection - Hot Pockets Spotted
Solar Guardian - Refused to surrender in the face of the Lunar rebellion and showed utmost loyalty to the Solar Empire (April Fools 2023).
Tree of Harmony -
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab
Non-Fungible Trixie -
Artistic Detective - For hunting down artist when their names have changed
Happy Derpy! - For site supporters
Bronze Supporter - Bronze Supporter
Verified Pegasus - Show us your gorgeous wings!

For transformation images (non-sequence in particular), are there tags either for mid-TF or post-TF scenes? The kind of images where characters visibly morph is kinda icky to me, but the other stuff tagged as transformation can be neat, so I don’t wanna filter it all out.
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Background Pony #7C7A
@Litrojia
I don’t think so. If there were, they would be listed in the “implied by” section of the transformation tag. The only somewhat relevant tag is transformation sequence.
I also have trouble filtering only the kind of transformation that I don’t like. I ended up filtering it completely, but it’s overkill. For example this is the kind of transformation that I don’t mind seeing:
I spent some time thinking about what is different between transformation images that I like and those I don’t like and it turns out it’s hard to describe. The closest I got to describing it is that transformation images I don’t like look like fetish art to me. Like they aren’t just meant to depict transformation, but to depict it in a special way.
Litrojia
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Pixel Perfection - Hot Pockets Spotted
Solar Guardian - Refused to surrender in the face of the Lunar rebellion and showed utmost loyalty to the Solar Empire (April Fools 2023).
Tree of Harmony -
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab
Non-Fungible Trixie -
Artistic Detective - For hunting down artist when their names have changed
Happy Derpy! - For site supporters
Bronze Supporter - Bronze Supporter
Verified Pegasus - Show us your gorgeous wings!

@Background Pony #7C7A
Yeah I’m cool with those kinds you show. It’s indeed that more standard fetishy depiction that I don’t like, where you have body parts that are hybrid before/after and uneven. It feels like body horror to me, when I kinda just care about what happens before and after, if at all. I wish there was a way to filter those out while keeping the “poof! transformed” or post-TF kind of images.
Toastypk
Cool Crow - "Caw!" An awesome tagger
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Pixel Perfection - I still call her Lightning Bolt
Solar Guardian - Refused to surrender in the face of the Lunar rebellion and showed utmost loyalty to the Solar Empire (April Fools 2023).

Royal Advisor
@Litrojia
You know I personally find that transformation stuff really intriguing. Well, when it’s done right, at least. The idea of say, having a pony’s body and seeing the process of it becoming to be, hoof, tail, wings, etc… it’s honestly amazing to think about.
But like all things, sometimes it can be weird.
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Background Pony #52BA
For transformation images (non-sequence in particular), are there tags either for mid-TF or post-TF scenes?
mid-transformation
post-transformation
Related, not used much: partial transformation
Also, pre-transformation exists but is nearly unused.
I don’t think so. If there were, they would be listed in the “implied by” section of the transformation tag.
Only true if someone has bothered to point it out to get implications set up.
Litrojia
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Pixel Perfection - Hot Pockets Spotted
Solar Guardian - Refused to surrender in the face of the Lunar rebellion and showed utmost loyalty to the Solar Empire (April Fools 2023).
Tree of Harmony -
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab
Non-Fungible Trixie -
Artistic Detective - For hunting down artist when their names have changed
Happy Derpy! - For site supporters
Bronze Supporter - Bronze Supporter
Verified Pegasus - Show us your gorgeous wings!

@Background Pony #52BA
Good call, that is exactly what I asked for :p
Do wish they were more widely applied though. Also it doesn’t really differentiate between the different transformation types that I elaborated on later. Like I see it includes stuff like these

And then also stuff like

and filtering out the latter type is what I’m after here
Edit: maybe I could get away with filtering out “human to pony” and the like, maybe some complex filter stuff along that line too
Background Pony #7C7A
@Litrojia
I think we could use a separate tag for those weird, fetish-like transformations. I just don’t know what to name it. I wonder if some furry pages have encountered the same problem and invented a name for it?
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rautamiekka
Lunar Supporter - Helped forge New Lunar Republic's freedom in the face of the Solar Empire's oppressive tyrannical regime (April Fools 2023).
King Sombra - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of The Crystal Empire!
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab
Magical Inkwell - Wrote MLP fanfiction consisting of at least around 1.5k words, and has a verified link to the platform of their choice
Speaking Fancy - Badge given to members that help with translations
Cool Crow - "Caw!" An awesome tagger
Magnificent Metadata Maniac - #1 Assistant
Preenhub - We all know what you were up to this evening~
Twinkling Balloon - Took part in the 2021 community collab.
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition

@Litrojia
Further complicated when adding things like my Watercolor transforming her feathers to swords, as part of her monster power. Nothing fetishy about it, though.
^ Only a couple post-TF () is on Db ATM, but there should be more both mid-TF & post-TF & maybe pre-TF (keywording my ponies = very tedious).
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Background Pony #52BA
Other than “wingding eyes”, and not counting when it’s meant to indicate crying in anime styles, does the larger internet art community have a name for the artstyle feature of unusually-shaped ooey gooey blobby melty eyes?

Apart from “colored eyelashes”, is there a name for the artstyle feature of having the color of the eye sclera extend out into the eyelashes, as if the artist used a smudge tool to draw the eyelashes?

In either case, do you think it’s a noteworthy feature worth tagging?
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Background Pony #7C7A
@Background Pony #52BA
I think there’s nothing wrong with tagging these, but I have no idea how to name those tags.
I am somewhat bothered by extremely blobby eyes, but not enough to filter them, as I still like some images with them. However I can see why someone else might want to completely filter them out.
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TexasUberAlles
Duck - If report count was a score, he'd have the biggest score
Pixel Perfection - I still call her Lightning Bolt
Silly Pony - Celebrated the 13th anniversary of MLP:FIM, and 40 years of MLP!
Shimmering Smile - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of Equestria Girls!
Lunar Supporter - Helped forge New Lunar Republic's freedom in the face of the Solar Empire's oppressive tyrannical regime (April Fools 2023).
Roseluck - Had their OC in the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
Flower Trio - Helped others get their OC into the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
King Sombra - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of The Crystal Empire!
A Lovely Nightmare Night - Celebrated the 12th anniversary of MLP:FIM!
Princess of Love - Extra special version for those who participated in the Canterlot Wedding 10th anniversary event by contributing art.

It’s definitely worth having a tag for, since it’s kinda visually offputting and wingding eyes is a completely different thing that shouldn’t have to do double duty. Maybe blobby eyes?
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Ciaran
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Pixel Perfection - I still call her Lightning Bolt
Silly Pony - Celebrated the 13th anniversary of MLP:FIM, and 40 years of MLP!
Shimmering Smile - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of Equestria Girls!
Lunar Guardian - Earned a place among the ranks of the most loyal New Lunar Republic soldiers (April Fools 2023).
Crystal Roseluck - Had their OC in the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
Flower Trio - Helped others get their OC into the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
A Lovely Nightmare Night - Celebrated the 12th anniversary of MLP:FIM!
Princess of Love - Extra special version for those who participated in the Canterlot Wedding 10th anniversary event by contributing art.
Tree of Harmony - Drew someone's OC for the 2022 Community Collab

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友情は魔法だ
@Background Pony #52BA
It’s reminiscent of “Gothic Kawaii”, or “Kauai Noir”. Kind of like in pillow books.
Sometimes also called “Pastel Goth” style, or “Yami Kawaii” or “Guro Kawaii.”
It often features oversized eyes, frequently conflicting pastel colors, and implications of illness or injury, or overwhelming internal sadness. It’s sometimes used to explore and express complex emotions or societal issues.
If you haven’t read Junko Mizuno, highly recommended. You’ll never look at some of those big eyes ponies that are being uploaded the same.
Unfortunately, I don’t know a name or term for the eyes themselves. I’ll ask some friends to see if they know.
kreeeeeez
Pixel Perfection - I still call her Lightning Bolt
Solar Supporter - Fought against the New Lunar Republic rebellion on the side of the Solar Deity (April Fools 2023).
An Artist Who Rocks - 100+ images under their artist tag
Artist -

misty is best pony
henlo plz make demonia swing 815 imply boots and helix piercing to imply ear piercing
(i made those two tags out of autistic boredom .3.)
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