General Tag Discussion

bigladiesman
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Bartomeu dimissió!
Given that Pony Life has given the ponies new and very zany skills, shouldn't we find and consensuate a way to point them?
Examples:
Fluttershy changes size according to her emotions: Fluttersize (and that tag would be also valid for unrelated size change images like giantlestia, derpysaur or appletini).
Pinkie Pie blows up, desintegrates and raises from her ashes when the going gets though: Exploding Pie (though I'm sure this already exists).
Applejack breaks the 4th wall, etc.
Brainless-Mind

Here's another enquiry. This one concerns the pony tag.

The detailed description for said tag includes this line:

A four legged animal and main race of the show. Not to be tagged on characters drawn as Anthro or Semi-anthro images.


What confuses me is this. I have seen many images with the anthro tag. Usually, if the images just involve ponies, only the anthro tag is used. However, sometimes, if another anthro creature is present, the tag for that creature is also there.

Example: zebra, anthro

It appears that other anthropomorphic creatures can have their exact species mentioned while ponies cannot. Sometimes, not even their subspecies (unicorn, pegasus, earth pony, alicorn ). This doesn't seem right. Besides, even before I started tagging, I saw lots of art with both the anthro and pony tags together; even if there were no other anthro creatures present.

Did the uploaders of these images do something wrong and I only contributed to this mess, or did the detailed description for the pony tag just give me, and others, the wrong idea?
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@Brainless-Mind
The idea is that the "pony" tag doesn't really just mean "the species" like other species tags do; its purpose is to serve as "not human or anthro / the animal form".
(It's basically the equivilant of "feral" in furry communities, but only limited to the pony species. The reason that the term "feral" wasn't adopted here is, I believe, that such meaning is limited to furry communities, therefore deemed inappropriate by some.)
art with both the anthro and pony tags together; even if there were no other anthro creatures present

Did the uploaders of these images do something wrong and I only contributed to this mess, or did the detailed description for the pony tag just give me, and others, the wrong idea?
I'm afraid it's the former. Do note that the two tags can co-exist if an image features both an anthro and a four-legged pony.
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@icey wicey 1517
It looks like it referencing this pose:

Lying on their stomach, legs bent back into the air, chest elevated by resting on the forearms of elbows.

There's a few mistagged images, but it's pretty consistent from what I can see.

The question is now whether or not it's a needed tag. It's mostly being maintained by one person and that's a really bad tag name for it, but it does look to be tagging something very specific that likely wouldn't be easily found with any other tag or combination of tags.

I'm not against it staying, but it desperately needs a better name or something that makes it easier to remember or find.
Chopsticks
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Rice pone
What's the difference between unshorn fetlocks and hoof fluff?

My understanding "unshorn fetlocks" implies sharp, jagged, very long-cut, thick fur around the hooves, i.e. typically seen on Big Mac and the new Pony Life series, and (I guess?) it counts as type of hoof fluff?

I ask because I draw hoof fluff, but sometimes people add the "unshorn fetlocks" tag. Examples:


(staff member added the tag in this one)



saby
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@Chopsticks
"unshorn fetlocks" is basically any time there's a discernable uneven hairline originating at the coronet. AFAIK this does not depend on whether the hooves are rendered the same colour as the coat or not. Technically speaking any fetlock joint (right between the cannon and pastern close to ground with fluffiness ought be tagged so, but t)
classic case, hoof colour different

similar, hoof self coloured


"long feather" is for any fetlock with plentiful hair (yes "feather" is what it's called), regardless of whether the foot appears shorn or unshorn.
Neat coronet, long feather—undifferentiated hooves.

Neat coronet, long feather—differentiated hooves but the edge is clearly neat.


"ethereal fetlock" seems to be same as "long feather", just doing an ethereal. Ofc it doesn't necessary need to be "long", but it's hard to show an ethereal effect on a modest tuft.


"fetlock tuft" seems to be intended for feet with neat coronet (so not qualifying for "unshorn fetlock") but with a tuft of hair at the fetlock (as is typical for many, many irl horses)
Neat coronet


"feathered fetlocks" is when the fetlock tuft is actual feathers, not mere horse-feathers, although some use cases indicate this can be confused for "fetlock tuft" or "long feather" or even "unshorn fetlocks" (thanks to "horse feathers" being a thing)


"hoof fluff" seems redundant to all these other more senior (?) tags, except for the strange case of a few pieces with actual hoof fluff on the keratin part of the foot, either sole or wall.
Princess Luna
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition
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I think this isn't a good idea, because it would mean a console just sitting in a living room would mean the "video game" tag gets applied. That's like tagging "TV show" for "TV set".
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