Originally Posted by sothis
i understand what you're saying but it doesn't match up with the western definitions. 'yaoi' is usually thought of as being the umbrella for ALL boy/boy stuff - thats not an opinion, it's a fact. 'shounen ai' is not thought of as both. hence yaoi should contain both titles.
it doesnt mean you have to swim through the explicit stuff. you'd click 'shounen ai' if you wanted non explicit, just like you do currently. if you click yaoi, there would be a description explaining what it means here (moderate to explicit sex) and there would be a clear understanding.
with yaoi being a parent, it also satisfies the huge amount of people who believe yaoi = anything to do with boy/boy - the same cant be said for shounen ai, so to me it doesnt make sense to have it as the parent.
thus to me, it satisfies both audiences.
and by the way, if it's the word 'parent' that's coming across as non PC or something, the text in the tag page doesn't have to say 'check out the parent tag' - i plan on it saying something like 'See these related tags' to show all parents/children.
Most people that won't read yaoi won't read shonen ai either o,o. Of the people that I've talked to that do read yaoi, pretty much all of them don't particularly like the use of shounen/shoujo ai either. Why not just drop shounen/shojou ai if it's gonna be a problem for classifications? Most people looking for it won't have any problem finding what they need. The explicit content tags will allow for differentiation well enough.