General Tag Discussion

Background Pony #52BA
@Vinyl Fluff
@Mad Black
@Vinyl Fluff
(slight discussion from 4 years ago; does not really answer my question)
How flat must one be to count as delicious flat chest vs. small breasts? I think of it like “hard to tell apart from prepubescence (not counting other attributes), or a non-obese male; barely any curve”
Are those tags even referring to different levels of measure, like “big breasts” vs. “huge breasts”, or is “delicious flat chest” talking about some other parallel quality?
If the former, similar to the way that the larger measures imply all levels closer to “non-notable default size”/”reasonably sized”, should “delicious flat chest” imply “small breasts”? Right now, it does not.
@Zeb
Welp, that hasn’t held up (440 results at time of posting)
Although, despite the tag’s wording being risqué (I have the same reservation about “face down ass up”), because the current definition of the “safe” rating does not completely exclude attractive or arousing pictures, it might be fine now.
Background Pony #52BA
@TheGamerPainter
Like, philosophically? Dunno.
In terms of tagging (because this is the tagging discussion thread), it depends on other things. If they are in the art style of Equestria Girls, it might be ponied up, but that’s a particular magical state and you’d have to look at the context of the image to figure that out. If they look human instead, eared humanization would apply. If they are also a tailed humanization, and especially if they have a slightly animal-like demeanor but still mostly look human - think “catgirl” but for whatever animal - they might be a kemonomimi (but that’s not a tag that’s used much on Derpibooru).
TexasUberAlles
Duck - If report count was a score, he'd have the biggest score
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
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab
Non-Fungible Trixie -
Kinship Through Differences - Celebrated the 11th anniversary of MLP:FIM!
Verified Pegasus - Show us your gorgeous wings!
Preenhub - We all know what you were up to this evening~
Philomena - For helping others attend the 2021 community collab
Twinkling Balloon - Took part in the 2021 community collab.

@TheGamerPainter
Go to the image page. Look at the blue-green tags, where princess celestia and princess luna are; those are character tags– there are three of them now. If you’re on a desktop you can also check for character tags without even opening an image page by just hovering the pointer over a thumbnail and an alt text listing all the tags will pop up, with all the character tags near the top right after the rating and any episode or artist tags.
JP
Princess of Love - Extra special version for those who participated in the Canterlot Wedding 10th anniversary event by contributing art.
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab
Non-Fungible Trixie -
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.
Fine Arts - Two hundred uploads with a score of over a hundred (Safe/Suggestive)
Kinship Through Differences - Celebrated the 11th anniversary of MLP:FIM!
Verified Pegasus - Show us your gorgeous wings!
Preenhub - We all know what you were up to this evening~
Twinkling Balloon - Took part in the 2021 community collab.
Ten years of changes - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of MLP:FiM!

I miss the show so much
Please stop making these pointless posts. Some of us are subscribed to this thread and it’s getting tired to constantly get notified of your off-topic rambling.
PUBLIQclopAccountant
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

Pubilq Phirm
categories are almost entirely undocumented
I suppose this means that if I want to know more about categories, it’s time to learn Phoenix for real and stop being a slacker.
Rainbow Dash plushie
This is an unusual circumstance. Pictures of IRL Rainbow Dash plushies are also meant to evoke her likeness. However, IRL plushies are supposed to be the closest to her presence in the real world while Rainbow Dash plushie tagged images are images where it is clearly not the real Rainbow Dash in them. The opposite of a disguised changeling in some aspects.
parent: tags
Under the system I proposed earlier, those would be intent. With a few more days of hindsight, intent and meta categories are similar in that they both describe information that is not visually present in the image. However, they feel different enough in direction that they should remain separate: intent is about clarifying in-universe context to the image while meta is about IRL stuff. Now that I’ve written this, I’m thinking of a possible fourth top-level category: site meta. Think of things like adventure in the comments, number get, or Derpibooru history. If it’s not a standalone category, then it’d be a class within the overall meta category.
associative tagging or non-global hierarchical tagging (NGHT)
Can you elaborate what you mean by these terms? I have a vague mental idea of what you’re getting at with “associative tagging” but have no idea how you’d apply NGHT to current tagging practice.
existing:(pony:(pegasus:(rainbow dash, fluttershy))), (photo, implied):(griffon:gilda), female:(rainbow dash, fluttershy, gilda), speech bubble:(rainbow dash, offscreen:(twilight sparkle))
The solution is simple: make the search box a Lisp interpreter and use it as a DSL to convert our nonsense into Postgres queries. Those parentheses inspired that shitpost of an idea.
Let me try translating that query string into plain English:
  1. An existing image featuring both Dash & Shy without any species swapping
  2. I’m having trouble making sense of (photo, implied). It’d make more sense as an OR query. If it’s (photo || implied):(griffon:gilda), then the image would also need to contain either a photo of Gilda (again with no species-swap) or some implication of an offscreen Gilda
  3. All three characters should not be R63
  4. Rainbow Dash and an off-screen Twilight Sparkle have speaking roles
tag graph ends up looking like a conspiracy board
I have a fanfiction project that is permanently stalled out because its plot looks like a conspiracy board made of spaghetti. Lesson learned: limit yourself to no more than a single time travel cohort in each universe. Multiple time travelers traveling separately break any and all intuition of “before” and “after”.
Background Pony #52BA
associative tagging or non-global hierarchical tagging (NGHT)
Can you elaborate what you mean by these terms? I have a vague mental idea of what you’re getting at with “associative tagging” but have no idea how you’d apply NGHT to current tagging practice.
I meant like, currently, categories are always in effect, ie. “globally”. Tag implications are too. Well…a user can go back in, in a second step, and remove the tags which are added as implications. But the idea I was getting at would be some way that tags could be used as a hierarchy, but in a way that can vary from image to image. eg. pony > pegasus > rainbow dash on some images, equestria girls > rainbow dash on others.
Associative would be even less structured, where you could tie tags together in crazy free ways, like “(shipping, rainbow dash, applejack) and (shipping, twilight sparkle, trixie)” would just have “shipping, rainbow dash, applejack, twilight sparkle, trixie” and a lot of interconnecting lines. That’d replace “appledash, twixie”, which seems simpler on the face of it, but as soon as you think about how many characters there are and how many permutations there are and that’s before you even think about more than two at a time…and things like species swaps…and which character is frowning, and which character is smiling, and which character is holding something in their mouth, and that it’s a muffin being held and not an apple…it takes care of all of that.
I can barely conceive of a way that would be implemented in a user-friendly way, though…and this is feeling closer to a feature request than a discussion about tagging…
existing:(pony:(pegasus:(rainbow dash, fluttershy))), (photo, implied):(griffon:gilda), female:(rainbow dash, fluttershy, gilda), speech bubble:(rainbow dash, offscreen:(twilight sparkle))
The solution is simple: make the search box a Lisp interpreter and use it as a DSL to convert our nonsense into Postgres queries. Those parentheses inspired that shitpost of an idea.
Let me try translating that query string into plain English:
  1. An existing image featuring both Dash & Shy without any species swapping
I meant “existing” as an opposite of “implied” or “offscreen” or “depicted but not really there”. At first I was going to use “present”, but that means something else, too
  1. I’m having trouble making sense of (photo, implied). It’d make more sense as an OR query. If it’s (photo || implied):(griffon:gilda), then the image would also need to contain either a photo of Gilda (again with no species-swap) or some implication of an offscreen Gilda
A photo of Gilda and Gilda is not actually in the scene
  1. All three characters should not be R63
  2. Rainbow Dash and an off-screen Twilight Sparkle have speaking roles
Background Pony #52BA
I have a few questions about tags for toys. I’m not at all into the MLP toy scene so I’ve got little clue about most of them.
Is the definition of brushable outdated, now that there’s G5?
Roughly 3 to 4 inch tall G4 pony toys with rooted, brushable hair, or a custom that was made from one. Does not apply to any other generation of toy. [emphasis mine]
If it truly is correct, what tag, if any, should be used for previous generation toys mistagged as “brushable”? For Pony Life and G5 toys?

basic fun! appears to be a brand/company. Is this right? If so, should their toy lines fash'ems, mash'ems, and stack'ems imply basic fun!? BTW, mash'ems and stack'ems don’t imply toy and probably should.
PUBLIQclopAccountant
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

Pubilq Phirm
A photo of Gilda and Gilda is not actually in the scene
Just for clarity: Gilda is in the photo (as in she’d be tagged as existing:gilda if the artist were to upload the photo as a separate image) and not that it is a photo that implies an off-screen Gilda.
Tagging syntax becomes like: “𝐁𝐄 𝐍𝐎𝐓 𝐀𝐅𝐑𝐀𝐈𝐃”
That’s one of my favorite tags right there.
I can barely conceive of a way that would be implemented in a user-friendly way, though…and this is feeling closer to a feature request than a discussion about tagging…
I like this suggestion and I’ll forward it to the suggestion thread and possibly open a GitHub issue if I have time.
However, this feels more like a Philomena 2.0 thing that other boorus would use more so than a migration that would be practical on an existing booru with a non-trivial collection. Even at a lesser capability, it would be nice to be able to tag an image where AJ is an Equestria Girl, Dash has been race-swapped to a unicorn, and Rarity is fully humanized with that level of granularity.
Background Pony #52BA
Is there some other term that ballgown could be renamed? Different from “ball gown” which is aliased simply to “gown”, “ballgown” is currently used to identify a mobility-hindering piece of fetish clothing…and also a regular gown with sportsball-inspired design (izzy’s tennis ball is the only one tagged, currently).
You can see from the tag changes that it’s been misused over the years far more than it’s been properly applied. Could it be renamed to something more obvious/less mistakable, like, “literal ball gown” perhaps?
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