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Old 01-14-2011, 03:35 PM   #1
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General Guidelines for Tagging

Tags are a useful feature of the character database; not only do they make it easy for you to browse all characters of a certain type (such as searching for all pirates), but they also play a large role in the similar characters function. Therefore, it’s essential that the tags used adhere to the guidelines we have set up. First off, here are a couple of points to remember when tagging a character:
  • Relevance:
    A tag must be a major element of the character. For example, individuals that are seen cooking a lot, or have jobs as chefs get the cook tag, but if a character is only shown in the kitchen once that is NOT enough to warrant the tag. Likewise a lot of the appearance-based tags such as facial hair should only be used on those that have constant stubble/beards/mustaches, if someone occasionally wakes up with stubble on their chin, they do NOT qualify.
  • Accuracy:
    Tags applied MUST be accurate. If someone happens to be a bit of a grump, we will NOT tag them with tsundere. It’s better to leave tags off of a character than to mark them with the next best thing or tag them inaccurately. A motto the moderators use is 'When in doubt, leave it out'.
  • Spoilers:
    By policy we do NOT reveal spoilers in any aspect of the character entries, including both descriptions and spoilers. If it would ruin the plot of the anime or manga, it isn't added. For example, in a show where a character is a ghost, but that fact is not revealed until mid-way through/the end, we would not tag ghost. We generally only tag initial appearance/traits for this reason.

Notes About Certain Tag Groups

  • Age Tags:
    Except ageless, all age tags have a start and end year cutoff, and we only tag if we know the exact age - we don't guess based on appearance. For example, Mika from Doki Doki School Hours, looks like a little child, but she’s 27, therefore she gets the adult tag.

    If a character ages through a series, we currently do not tag them with an age. There are only two exceptions to this rule. The first is Naruto. Before the time skip the characters were 12 - only JUST outside of the teenager bracket, then in Shippuuden, they are teenagers, so they have been tagged as such since they only just missed it first time round. The second would be if the first episode of a series documents the very early life of a character before settling into the main story of person X as a teenager or adult. In this sense, while showing a progression of age, it should be treated no differently from a flashback - you wouldn’t tag the likes of Nami from One Piece as a baby or a child just because a few episodes focused on her younger years.
  • Combat Based Tags:
    We have a selection of tags based around fighting techniques, which include: sword fighter, gunslinger, martial artist, archer and magic user. In general characters would only get ONE of these tags. These tags are used to show any given characters primary method of fighting. For example, Jigen from the Lupin III franchise fights off enemies with his trusty magnum; he doesn’t interchange between a variety of different weapons. The only exceptions to this come with the magic user tag. The likes of Erza from Fairy Tail receive both the magic user and sword fighter tags because her primary method of fighting is to use her magic to equip various summoned swords and armor. If a character uses magic to summon one more than one type of weapon on a regular basis - i.e. one week they whip out a pistol, the next a longsword, then an axe etc - they would NOT get any tags other than the magic user tag.
  • Student Tags:
    Currently, we only tag Elementary, Middle, High School and University Student tags when the type of school is explicitly defined. IE, if a character attends formal education that is not a traditional type of school, we currently do NOT tag them with a student tag.

    Like with age tags, if a character progresses through different tiers of education throughout the course of the series, they do NOT receive any student tags.
  • Appearance tags:
    All appearance tags should be added based on a character’s main/default visage. This includes the likes of physical attributes (facial hair, heterochromia etc.) as well as accessories (glasses, hats, bandanas etc.). If the character wears glasses for the majority/all of the time then they WOULD get the tag, however if they only need glasses for reading and only occasionally use them, then they would NOT get the tag.

Note: The full set of guidelines is long, so for the sake of space, the guideline for each individual tag is behind a spoiler tag.

Tag Guidelines - A-M:

Abnormally Tall:


Actors:


Adults:


Afro:


Ageless:


Airheads:


Alchemists:


Aliens:


Analytical:


Androids/Cyborgs/Robots:


Androphobia/Gynophobia:


Angels:


Animal Ears:


Animal Hood:


Animal Lover:


Animals:


Announcers:


Anti-Gravity Hair:


Archaeologists:


Archer:


Armor:


Artificial Intelligence (A.I.):


Artists:


Assassins:
See Mercenaries/Bounty Hunters/Assassins.

Athletes:


Axe Wielders:


Babies:


Balding:


Bandages


Bandana:


Barefoot:


Bartender:


Baseball Players:
See Athletes.

Basketball Players:
See Athletes.

Bassists:
See Musicians.

Battle Gamers:


Big Eaters:


Big Ego:


Big Nose:


Biker:


Birds:
See Animals.

Bisexual:
See Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual.

Blacksmith:


Blind:


Bloodthirsty:


Board Game Players:


Bodyguards:


Bookworms:


Bossy:


Bounty Hunters:
See Mercenaries/Bounty Hunters/Assassins.

Boxers:


Breathtaking Beards:


Broken Record:


Brother Complex/Sister Complex:


Bully:


Butlers:


Cape:


Carpenters:


Catgirls


Cats:
See Animals.

Cellists:
See Musicians.

Charismatic:


Cheerleaders:


Child Prodigy:


Children:


Choker:


Circlet:


Circus Performers:


Class Representative:


Closed Eyes:


Clown:


Clumsy:


Combat Illusionist


Comic Relief


Company Presidents:


Computer Programmers:


Cooks:


Cosplayer:


Cowardly:


Crossdressers:


Crowns:


Crybabies:


Cyborgs:
See Androids/Cyborgs/Robots.

Dancer:


Deadly Chef:


Deities:


Delinquents:


Demons:


Detectives:


Disciplinary Committee:


Dinosaurs:


Disabled:


Doctors:


Dogs:
See Animals.

Dolls:


Dragons:


Dreadlocks:


Drummers:
See Musicians.

Dual Wielders:


Elderly:


Elementary School Students:


Elves:


Epic Eyebrows:


Eternal Optimist:


Exorcists:


Explosives Expert:


Eye Patches:


Face Markings:


Facial Hair:


Fairies:


Farmer:


Femme Fatale:


Feudal Retainers:


Flamboyant:


Flirts:


Flutists:
See Musician.

Food:


Foreigners:


Fortune Tellers:


Freckles:


Frequently-Naked:


Frogs:
See Animals.

Fujoshi:


Gambler:


Gangsters:


Ganguro:


Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual:


Genetically Engineered:


Ghosts:


Giants:


Glasses:


God Complex:


Goggles:


Gothic Lolita:


Guitarists:
See Musicians.

Gunslingers:


Gynophobia:
See Androphobia/Gynophobia.

Hackers:


Hair Antenna:


Hair Buns:


Half-Breeds:


Hats:


Headbands:


Headphones:


Heavy Drinkers:


Helmets:


Heterochromia:


High School Students:


High Stakes Game Masters:


Hikikomori:


Historical Figures:


Honorable Fighters:


Horns:


Horses:
See Animals.

Hot-Headed:


Huge Breasts:


Hunters:


Ice Skaters:
See Athletes.

Idols:


Inanimate Object:


Information Broker:



Innkeepers:


Insects:
See Animals.

Inventors:


Kansai Dialect:


Kindergartners:


Kitsune:


Knife Fighters:


Knights:


Lancers:


Landlord:


Lawyer:


Lazy:


Lesbian:
See Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual.

Lost Memories:


Magical Familiar:


Magical Girl:


Magic Users:


Magnificent Mustaches:


Maids:


Mangaka:


Manipulative:


Martial Artists:


Masked Hero:


Masks:


Masochistic:


Mechanics:


Mecha Pilots:


Mercenaries/Bounty Hunters/Assassins:


Merchant:


Mermaids:


Middle School Students:


Military:


Military Veterans:


Mischievous:


Models:


Mohawks:


Mole:


Monks:


Monocle:


Monsters:


Monster Tamers:


Muscular:


Musicians:


Mutes:
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Old 01-17-2011, 05:10 PM   #2
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Tag Guidelines - N-Z:

NEET:


Ninja:


Nobility:
See Royalty/Nobility.


No Sense of Direction:


Nun:


Nurses:


Ojou-sama:


Onmyouji:


Opaque Nerd Glasses:


Orphans:


Otaku:


Oversized Weapon:


Overweight:


Pacifist:


Part Time Employee:


Person in a Strange World:


Perverted:


Photographers:


Pianists:
See Musicians.

Piercings:


Pigs:
See Animals.

Pigtails:


Pilots:


Pipes:


Pirates:


Pointy Ears:


Police:


Politicians:


Pompadour:


Ponytail:


Poor:


Power Suit:


Pregnant:


Priests:


Prisoners:


Prison Guard/Prison Warden:


Prostitutes:


Psychic Powers:


Puppeteers:


Rabbits:
See Animals.

Racers:


Racial Purists:


Reporter:


Reptiles:
See Animals.

Robots:
See Androids/Cyborgs/Robots.

Rosy Cheeks:


Royalty/Nobility:


Ruthless:


Sadistic:


Salaryman:


Samurai:


Sausage Lips:


Scantily-Clad:


Scarf:


Scars:


School Idol:


School Principal:


Scientists:


Scythe Wielders:


Secret Identity:


Selfish:


Seme/Uke:


Shapeshifters:


Sharp Teeth:


Shinigami:


Shinsengumi:



Shipwrights:


Shrine Maiden:


Shy:


Sickly:


Singer:


Single Parents:


Sister Complex:
See Brother Complex/Sister Complex.

Slave:


Sleepyhead:


Small Stature:


Smokers:


Snaggleteeth:


Soccer Players:
See Athletes.

Space Pirates:


Spiders:
See Animals.

Spies:


Stoic:


Student Council:


Sunglasses:


Superpowers:


Sweet Tooth:


Swimmers:
See Athletes.

Sword Fighter:


Tailors:


Tails:


Tattoos:


Teachers:


Team Coaches:


Team Managers:


Teenagers:


Tennis Players:
See Athletes.

Terrorists:


Thieves:


Time Travelers:


Tomboys:


Tone Deaf:


Track and Fielders:
See Athletes.

Transfer Students:


Travelers:


Traveling Performers:


Treasure Hunters:


Tsundere:



Turbans:


Twins:


Tyrant:


Uke:
See Seme/Uke

Unconventional Weapons:


Undead:


Unibrow:


University Students::


Vampires:


Vengeful:


Verbal Tic:


Video Gamers:


Violinists:
See Musicians.

Warmongers:


Warriors:


Wealthy:


Weapon Master:


Werewolf:


Wheelchair:


Whip Wielders:


Widows:


Wings:


Wrestlers:
See Athletes.

Writers:


Yamato Nadeshiko:


Youkai:
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:22 AM   #3
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WOW

Very nice! Great job!

Now when I have questions about tags, I don't have to bother someone! :)
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Just one word: sugoi! :D
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Old 01-19-2011, 01:26 PM   #5
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Awesome, Cassie! Thanks for putting so much time into this!
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:03 PM   #6
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Thanks, this really will help a lot of people out @____@ A lot of time went in to this for sure!
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Thnx this will really help me a lot ^_^ (:
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A huge thanks for cassie for teh awesome list :D Google docs was annoying me, or rather my slow internet ^^
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Old 01-20-2011, 04:24 PM   #9
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Thank you for taking the time to put these here, Cassie... this is straight in bookmarks
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I echo what coffeebreath said - I'm saving this link for sure. Thanks for putting so much time into this!
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