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help:tags

Tags are keywords used to describe posts, allowing you to easily search and explore posts based on their content. Consult the cheat sheet for a full guide on searching posts. See the tag groups for existing tags.

Tagging guidelines

When you're tagging a post, use the following guidelines:

Replace spaces with underscores

For example, maria-sama ga miteru becomes maria-sama_ga_miteru. Spaces are used to separate tags.

Character names

This is somewhat complicated. In general, use whatever order the source material uses. Failing this, use the ordering the character's nationality suggests. This typically means LastName FirstName order for Asian names, and FirstName LastName order for Western names.

But there are exceptions. Some characters use FirstName LastName order despite having Asian-sounding names. Subaru Nakajima is a good example of this (in all official promotional artwork FirstName LastName order is used). There is nothing we can do but shake our heads.

Some characters have a mixture of Asian and Western names. Refer to the source material for these cases. Failing that, the general rule is, use whatever ordering the character's last name suggests. Asuka Langley Souryuu has a Japanese last name, so it would become Souryuu Asuka Langley. Akira Ferrari has an Italian last name, so it becomes Akira Ferrari. But again, there are exceptions to this, like Setsuna F Seiei.

Full Names

Using full names reduces the chances of collisions. The definitive resource for character names is Anime News Network (note that all their character names use FirstName LastName order).

Tag name restrictions
  • Tags must consist of plain English characters. Using Japanese or other languages in tags is not allowed.
  • Commas (,) and asterisks (*) are not allowed in tags.
  • The tilde (~) and minus sign (-) can not be used as the first character of a tag, but can appear after that.
  • Underscores (_) cannot be the first or last character of a tag.

    Tag categories

    There are five types of tags: artist, character, series, weapon, general, and meta. Artist tags are red, characters are green, copyrights are purple, general tags are blue, and meta tags are orange.

    Artist

    Artist tags identify the creator of a post. This doesn't mean the creator of the original copyrighted artwork. For example, you wouldn't use the Barasui tag on a picture of Matsuoka Miu drawn by Naruko Hanaharu.

    Character

    Character tags identify the characters in the post.

    Series

    Series tags identify the anime, manga, game, or novel that the post is associated with. More generally, series tags identify the source material that the characters are from.

    Series tags should not be used for trademarks or brand names. A rule of thumb: if something doesn't have characters, it probably shouldn't be a series tag.

    Weapon

    Weapon tags identify the specific weapons appearing in a post.

    Meta

    Meta tags generally describe things beyond the content of the image itself. Examples include translated, copyright request, duplicate, image sample, and bad id.

    General

    General tags are used for everything else. General tags should objectively describe the contents of the post. Don't use subjective tags like cute or sexy, and don't tag things based on outside knowledge rather than what one can see in the post.

    Changing tag categories

    You can change the category of the tag by prefixing it with artist:, character:, series:, weapon:, meta:, or general: when tagging a post. For example, tagging a post with artist:sakura would change the sakura tag to an artist tag.