General Tag Discussion

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Magnificent Metadata Maniac - #1 Assistant
Solar Guardian - Refused to surrender in the face of the Lunar rebellion and showed utmost loyalty to the Solar Empire (April Fools 2023).
Non-Fungible Trixie -
Magical Inkwell - Wrote MLP fanfiction consisting of at least around 1.5k words, and has a verified link to the platform of their choice

IRL 🎠 stallion
What should we do about the fact that several G5 ponies (such as the protagonist and her hometown best friend) should have socks (coat markings) and/or blaze (coat marking) tagged when they are drawn in show style? I’ve noticed that they are not often tagged with those on upload. I can tag the ones I see, but there’s no realistic way to go through and tag them all by hand at this point.
However, my gut tells me that asking for those to be tag implications is the wrong solution.
Blissful690
Solar Supporter - Fought against the New Lunar Republic rebellion on the side of the Solar Deity (April Fools 2023).

Violet Frost Fan
Today I found out the tag “emanata” was first used six years ago. However, it wasn’t used again until last year, and, as of this writing, is tagged on 310 images. So how come it wasn’t used again for just about five years?
saby
Magical Inkwell - Untitled ancient Pegasopolis vignette
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
King Sombra - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of The Crystal Empire!
A Lovely Nightmare Night - Celebrated the 12th anniversary of MLP:FIM!
A Perfectly Normal Pony - Red is Sprout, yellow is Hitch, you are a lout, and also a bitch.
Speaking Fancy - Badge given to members that help with translations
Tree of Harmony - Drew someone's OC for the 2022 Community Collab
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab

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Anti Fun Officer
@Algebroot Neogears
It’s inevitable when the undisambiguated name of some common item or phenomenon is reserved for an obscure character. We just clean it up, and if there’s specific users who’ve made the mistake multiple times rather recently (they’re making a series of character portraits with Christmassy items, for instance) they can be messaged to let them know.
Changing the character tag to gingerbread (character) would warrant its own thread if you want to suggest that.
@Blissful690
After the creation, no tagger knew it even existed. It was on just a few pictures, so very few taggers ran into it by chance, the name is not immediately intelligible, and the tag didn’t even have a description until a couple of months ago or so, so natural dispersal was minimal. Once a description was requested here in the forums, it entered the consciousness of multiple active taggers.
Background Pony #52BA
@PUBLIQclopAccountant
They definitely shouldn’t be implications, due to varying styles.
I don’t know what to advise on whether they even should be tagged. Sentiment here isn’t in agreement whether “obvious” things should be tagged, eg. whether G5 movie screencaps should be tagged “3d”, Fluttershy should be tagged “pink mane”, pegasi should be tagged with “wings” (assuming they’re in-frame), ordinary faces should be tagged with “eyes”…
(Very few tags have official guidance on when not to use them even if literally true: I’m aware of cutie mark and clothes)
@Algebroot Neogears
Such is the life of a character with a real word for a name…
It doesn’t even have a tag description…not that I’m optimistic if most people even check those while tagging. But it should probably get them.
BTW, I happened to notice that gingerbetes looks like it’s being used for both tag-a-long (a.k.a. “ginger snap”) and gingerbread. It only implies “cute” though so I guess that’s fine…..?
@Blissful690
I’d be amazed if anyone really has an answer. My best guess is just random happenstance of awareness.
Background Pony #52BA
@saby
@LightningBolt
I’m about to post in the feature request thread to have tag category colors be utilized in the autocomplete dropdown. However, I first have to go through older posts I saw that requested having tag category colors be used in the tagging field during tagging (currently they are all green) and see what feedback, if any, there was at those times…that’s something I’d also suggest.
AFAIK the only way to offer up-front hints about the meaning and use of non-self-explanatory tags right now is through the names of the tags themselves.
Icicle Niceicle 1517
Stormfeather - For supporting the site
Strawberry Sunrise - For Patreon supporters
Tempest & Elizabat - Derpi Supporter
Pixel Perfection - I still call her Lightning Bolt
Artistic Detective - For awesome dedication to sleuthing out and maintaining artist tags and links
Silly Pony - Celebrated the 13th anniversary of MLP:FIM, and 40 years of MLP!
Shimmering Smile - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of Equestria Girls!
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).
Flower Trio - Helped others get their OC into the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
Crystal Roseluck - Had their OC in the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.

Ocs,Boops,Tickles&Memes
Should the “derpibooru community collab” and “2021 community collab” tags be removed from this image?
that image is from a whole other site and made for it’s own event/community collab and AFAIK, none of the site staff here have/had any involvement with ponybooru or it’s collab, so i don’t see why it should be taged with tags related to THIS site’s events.
(also side note, this image also appears on the description of the “derpibooru community collab” tag alongside the official images related to the end result of the collab event. I think it should be removed from the description too)
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Magnificent Metadata Maniac - #1 Assistant
Solar Guardian - Refused to surrender in the face of the Lunar rebellion and showed utmost loyalty to the Solar Empire (April Fools 2023).
Non-Fungible Trixie -
Magical Inkwell - Wrote MLP fanfiction consisting of at least around 1.5k words, and has a verified link to the platform of their choice

IRL 🎠 stallion
I’m not sure whether this is worthy of a dedicated topic and, if so, whether it would belong here or in the Uploader Discussion forum.
On the new image upload page, what are some common tags that uploaders forget to add (and how should they be prompted to add them on the image upload page)?
The reason I ask is that anthro in particular is the most frequent tag I see that doesn’t get added during upload. Perhaps there are other tags that are even more commonly missed, but anthro is the most obvious because a properly-tagged anthro image won’t appear on my:watched.
LightningBolt
Umbrella - For Patreon supporters
Lightning Dee - Derpi Supporter
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 Hero - Went above and beyond in the name of Lunar freedom, they will be remembered in legends and folklore as paragons of heroism for generations (April Fools 2023).
Flower Trio - Helped others get their OC into the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
Roseluck - Had their OC in the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
Chaotic Little Trees - 1000+ images under their artist tag
King Sombra - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of The Crystal Empire!

Senior Moderator
Undead inside
@PUBLIQclopAccountant
People fret so much over anthro yet won’t tag porn properly and my watchlist is literally useless as a result. Wish people cared about more others and not just themselves.
No I’m not really referring to you but I ‘m pretty sure this was an idea mentioned before so it’s not a bad one. Would love to have a useful watchlist.
Background Pony #52BA
@PUBLIQclopAccountant
“anthro” is already presented for use in the default tab of the quick-tagging area when uploading, in the “Species” column. There’s an “Often Forgotten” column that’s also visible by default, though as mentioned that’s not where “anthro” is presented.
There was a thread in the “Site and Policy” forum not that long ago griping about initial upload tagging quality, and I gave some suggestions how to craft filters that have a better chance of avoiding unwanted content - imperfect solutions that might hide things you’d be OK seeing in order to more completely prevent the things you don’t.
Per the Feature suggestions thread’s first post, “more things in the tagbox” is being “actively done” and does not need to be/should not be suggested.
@LightningBolt
In your case, is it more that you end up seeing unwanted things, or are missing out on relevant but unidentified things?
LightningBolt
Umbrella - For Patreon supporters
Lightning Dee - Derpi Supporter
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 Hero - Went above and beyond in the name of Lunar freedom, they will be remembered in legends and folklore as paragons of heroism for generations (April Fools 2023).
Flower Trio - Helped others get their OC into the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
Roseluck - Had their OC in the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
Chaotic Little Trees - 1000+ images under their artist tag
King Sombra - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of The Crystal Empire!

Senior Moderator
Undead inside
@Background Pony #52BA
Seeing unwanted things as people tag zero of the 20 relevant tags for them. I don’t want to miss out on things either so I underdo my blacklist, but if something is tagged at least minimally well it will obey it.
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