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Topic: Uniforms, outfits and costumes.

Posted under Tag/Wiki Projects and Questions

After looking back at forum #151343 it seems that we never got around to making a decision on how to tidy these tags up a bit.
I've had a look through them all again and this is the results:

Uniform.

Complete list.

Tags with over 10 posts:

maid_uniform - 2508
school_uniform - 1715
nurse_uniform - 610
police_uniform - 533
military_uniform - 145
sailor_uniform - 93
baseball_uniform - 68
gym_uniform - 41
firefighter_uniform - 36
scout_uniform - 32

Costume.

Complete list.

Tags with over 10 posts:

bunny_costume - 325
cat_costume - 195
alternate_costume - 151
santa_costume - 117
maid_costume - 34
tanuki_costume - 24
animal_costume - 17

Outfit

Complete list.

Tags with over 10 posts:

magical_girl_outfit - 43
harem_outfit - 41
cowboy_outfit - 33
cheerleader_outfit - 12

Looking at these examples and the complete lists there are also many (but, thankfully, mostly small in number) conflicts, including:

maid_costume + maid_uniform + french_maid_uniform
military_uniform + military_outfit + army_outfit
pilot_outfit + pilot_uniform
nurse_uniform + nurse_costume
cheerleading_uniform + cheerleader_outfit
animal_costume + many other specific animal costumes

and several others.

The main issue with these tags seems to be context. I'll use police as an example:

For these three:
post #825676 post #841112 post #809721
it's pretty clear that these characters are police officers, so the uniform tag would be the best option.

For these three though:
post #113774 post #170933 post #721933
it is most likely that they are simply strippers, in which case, the costume tag would be the best option.

Overall, it would be very time consuming to tag every picture based on context, and would be even harder to keep on top of these in the long term. So my thinking goes back to the discussion in forum #151343. Would it be best to simply have one umbrella tag for all of the above?

If so, my vote is still for using outfit as I feel it is less specific than the other two to the point where it should work for every post.

Any other thoughts?

Updated by titanmelon

I like the sound of "outfit" as an umbrella term! It would be nice to finally sweep all those various maid_* tags into a single one.

Updated by anonymous

animperfectpatsy said:
What about profession vs _outfit/_uniform (e.g. cheerleader vs cheerleader_outfit)? It probably would be best to just tag the clothes since one pic with them actually being that profession could be another pic's cosplay.

Yeah, I also feel it's a bit unnecessary to have tags for both professions and outfits, it would probably be a good idea to alias the profession tags to the outfit tags like parasprite mentioned in forum #151343.

Updated by anonymous

DragonFox69 said:
Yeah, I also feel it's a bit unnecessary to have tags for both professions and outfits, it would probably be a good idea to alias the profession tags to the outfit tags like parasprite mentioned in forum #151343.

This! As I mentioned back in one of the maid_uniform threads, you can't see a profession, only the uniform/outfit.

Updated by anonymous

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