General Tag Discussion

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@LightningBolt
I’ll leave it up to someone whose tag changes will have the “I’m a moderator” note next to them to do those tag removals, at least for this first batch, because these are spicy and policy-relevant tags.
Background Pony #7C7A
@CompoundFraxure
Ideally we would use “subway (restaurant)” and “subway train” exclusively.
A more realistic goal would be to use “subway” for trains and “subway (restaurant)” for the restaurant.
In practice people will keep mixing everything into just “subway”.
princess
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Connoisseur of Thinn
I raised a proposal on the Discord server which I believe will fix this confusion and minimize future mis-taggings. It didn’t receive any responses but I’ll re-paste it here:
This tag needs to be split up: https://derpibooru.org/tags/subway
I suggest splitting it into subway (restaurant) and subway (transportation) with the latter gaining subway as an alias and a description along the lines of:
“Underground urban transportation infrastructure including stations, tunnels, and trains.
For the restaurant chain, see subway (restaurant).
Or subway could be the main tag for the latter, actually, given that the autocomplete will point people toward the restaurant tag. This feels “right” to me but I’m unsure if it’s pragmatic.
Happy to help with the retagging effort if a mod wants to set these tags up.
subway train is not an appropriate main tag for this IMO because the actual trains are only part of a subway system. But subway train could/should imply train and subway (transportation) (or subway if that’s made the main tag for subway infrastructure).
I wouldn’t want subway to refer to the restaurant in any case because letting the brand “claim” the generic word while the universal generic concept of a subway gets a “qualified” tag doesn’t sit right with me.
CompoundFraxure
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Agreed with most of this proposal. I think it makes sense to keep the generic form of transportation as subway while adding the specifier to subway (restaurant). Doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to add a specifier to both since people will still use subway for one or the other anyway. Autocomplete should help people figure out which tag is for which. Also agree with giving the specifier to the generic term instead of a brand name, especially since the word ‘subway’ existed long before the restaurant did.
Background Pony #52BA
A BP has been tagging underwater-related tags quite profusely for the past year or two.
IMO, it’s not useful to tag fish tail merely when there are normal fish - as opposed to things like merponies or hybrid pony-seacreature original designs. Should fish tail get removed in such trivial cases, which would be most of these?
Likewise, I don’t think it’s useful to tag swimming just because characters are underwater - if they’re just hanging around, not moving in any particular way. Should swimming be untagged in such cases?
Background Pony #7C7A
@princess
I agree about having “subway (transportation)” and “subway (restaurant)” as main tags and having “subway” as an alias of “subway (transportation)”. It’s the best solution proposed so far.
@Background Pony #52BA
Makes sense, though I do see some legit fish tails (and regular pony tails shaped like fish tails), so any changes need to be done carefully.
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@Jewellier
I’ve seen requests like this before.
Do you believe that people searching for one want to find the other?
They’re kinda the same thing, the first one being one of the models of Purplesmart
Shouldn’t they be aliased then? One of them being the “parent and the other being aliased into it?
In the past, it’s always sounded a little like one was the actual generator and the other was a UI/models used by the generator, or something similar. And then there’d be a brief discussion of models and versions, and then it would just die out.
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Ocs,Boops,Tickles&Memes
SO ive recently seen a lot of artist drawing Twilight in this outfit from the Gameloft game, does anyone know what it’s called?
I know that we have tags for characters in their Gameloft outfits such as “Babysitter Trixie”, but AFAIK i don;t know if there is a name for this outfit yet.
Does anyone who has the game know what the outfit is called so we get a proper tag for Twilight in this outfit?
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I’m confused on what context the tulpa tag should be used for, as I’m not sure if they are actually the same thing as imaginary friend or if they are something different.
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Why doesn’t the “unicorn” tag imply “pony”? I considered making a request thread for it, but since it felt (to me) like such an obvious implication, I figure there’s probably a good reason for it.
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@CMIZAX
@Toastypk
To elaborate, in the absence of an equivalent to a feral tag, the way our pony tag works is really closer to the body-type tags than the species tags; We need a tag to denote when something is like this without lumping it in with, say, anthro interpretations, so pony is mutually exclusive with being anthro (or it would be if people tagged correctly). This is in contrast to something like changeling, which is used whether show-accurate or anthropomorphized.
This isn’t an invitation to break out into a another “merits or lack-thereof of a feral/quadrupedal body-type tag” argument I only bring it up for the sake of context
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@Jewellier
I’ve seen requests like this before.
Do you believe that people searching for one want to find the other?
They’re kinda the same thing, the first one being one of the models of Purplesmart
Shouldn’t they be aliased then? One of them being the “parent and the other being aliased into it?
In the past, it’s always sounded a little like one was the actual generator and the other was a UI/models used by the generator, or something similar. And then there’d be a brief discussion of models and versions, and then it would just die out.
My understanding is that purplesmart.ai is the discord server/group that has done the pony models. While you can generate images via their discord, I feel like aliasing purplesmart to PonyXLV6 would be a mistake, given that both they have other models like PonyV5, etc., and that they are working on PonyV7.
It would be like aliasing “Prius” to “Toyota”
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