When I putting new tags such as character: or species: tags. it does not work. :(


BDS17 said:
When I putting new tags such as character: or species: tags. it does not work. :(

This is deliberate; it was made to keep newer and unexperienced users from messing up tag types willy nilly. If you want to change tag types, go to the tag index page, search it up, and manually change it there.


SpencerSDH said:
So I'd like to propose a problem, and I hope you guys have a decent solution. What happens when somebody creates a bunch of new valid tags on one image, but doesn't categorize them properly? Do we really have to search each individual tag in the tag page, and are new users uploading for the first time expected to do the same? I'm not entirely sure what problem this is intended to fix, but as someone who spends a lot of time in general tags I can think of how this is a problem.

Let me break it down just to clarify what I mean. If I see a new tag in general that looks like it could either be an artist or a character tag, I'm now gonna have to open the post in a new tab to see whether the post has an artist tag already, then I have to go back to the tag page and open the edit page in a new tab(because it doesn't save type and order settings when it takes takes you back), and then I have to change the tag category and close both tabs?

I would personally love if you could implement the tag type selection box into the tag list itself. Hell, I'd love it if it were just on the tag's wiki page. Then I wouldn't have to open the tag list and manually search for it just to edit a single tag. It seems like such a massive inconvenience given the number of times new tags are dropped into the wrong category, I can't possibly fathom what problems it is offsetting.

I've just had to do this for someone who added a character tag for the first time, forgetting to specify it as a character.

I don't know how often this happens, but the solution is pretty unintuitive, especially because I could use character: when I added it to a pic of my own, but couldn't use it when I tried to change a character to include character:.


I was wondering about the change. I don't find it too inconvenient, in fact it helps me make sure the tag I'm changing doesn't have other use already and let's me be more direct and careful; a mass of tags is easy to make a typo.


BDS17 said:
When I putting new tags such as character: or species: tags. it does not work. :(

What about searching for the category outright?

For example, if I want to filter out non-recurring characters and only show characters such as OCs. I would use character:*.

The category tags could be aliased to the existing tag and if there is a wild card it would show posts for all matching aliases.


joeblackclone said:
What about searching for the category outright?

For example, if I want to filter out non-recurring characters and only show characters such as OCs. I would use character:*.

The category tags could be aliased to the existing tag and if there is a wild card it would show posts for all matching aliases.

Character: isn't a search engine tool, it is catagorization tool that originally could change the type of tag something was to the character type

If you want to search out a characters name, you just search it in the engine. judy_hopps, rouge_the_bat, norve ect.


joeblackclone said:
For example, if I want to filter out non-recurring characters and only show characters such as OCs. I would use character:*.

Already possible. You can use chartags: to find all posts containing the specified amount of cahracter tags, including a specific number of those tags or an entire range. Which means chartags:>0 does what you want.


NotMeNotYou said:
Already possible. You can use chartags: to find all posts containing the specified amount of cahracter tags, including a specific number of those tags or an entire range. Which means chartags:>0 does what you want.

Thank you! I couldn't find this in the wiki and knowing the site's thorough tagging system, I was sure that there is a way but it wasn't able to find how.


joeblackclone said:
Thank you! I couldn't find this in the wiki and knowing the site's thorough tagging system, I was sure that there is a way but it wasn't able to find how.

The search cheat sheet mentions it, it's linked as "Search Options" above all search bars.


Hey uh, if this is not the right action I apologize for wasting time, but I need help with changing a tag type.
Looking at a tag magnum listed as artist, I checked it out and found several different posts, some as the actual artist magnum_(artist)'s work, some as characters. Checking one post and then it's source lists character as "Magnum", however going through the char owner's gallery lists him as "rutmutt". Again, looking through the tags, I found rutmutt is tagged in there, but erroneously as species.
My problem is that as the tag posts number above 100, I am not permitted to change it. Would dm-ing an admin or janitor about this be the best course of action?
Much thanks, I often go to great lengths to make sure I get correct information.