View Full Version : Where are the "Sub" Categories?

10-18-2012, 02:39 PM
:X I'm tired of seeing all the furry art, I'm not here to view something I can easily stumble on - on FA. This really gonna turn the site off to different types of artists if there's nothing but fluffy tailed people humping on the front page.

Anyways, back on topic, when you submit something you get to choose a sub-category but on the front page there's no indication that these sub-categories even exist.. I'd prefer something like deviantart has with a sidebar featuring the categories. Maybe add them with some recent submissions on top of the recently uploaded? I dunno, the Browse Everything button seems to vague to me and if the search function allows you to select a sub-category it should be something that's there when you click "Browse Everything" and not when you actually type in something to search..

10-18-2012, 05:10 PM
Why not block the furry related tags in your settings? Thats what its there for. So you can filter out things you dont want. Sure, you probably wont be able to block everything and it might take some time, looking at tags. But it works and i've been doing so on Inkbunny. I've only had to edit tags twice and i dont see anything i dont want to see anymore on IB.

you can also change your rating filter if you dont want to see adult stuff. -shrugs-

as for the sub catagories, thatd be cool. Since this site is not just for anthro/furrys, it would make sense to have catagories for other things that might be posted and make them viewable :)

10-18-2012, 09:30 PM
Just today I've been going through and blocking tags and this is my list atm:
anthro General+ anthro_art General+ anthromorphic General+ badger General+ bat General+ bird General+ canine General+ cat General+ cow General+ coyote General+ digimon General+ dog General+ dragon General+ egg_laying General+ equine General+ feline General+ foodog General+ foo_dog General+ fox General+ furry General+ furry_art General+ fursuit General+ fuudog General+ fuu_dog General+ goat General+ horse General+ hybrid General+ hyena General+ jackelope General+ jackrabbit General+ jack_rabbit General+ kamodo General+ kamodo_dragon General+ komodo General+ komodo_dragon General+ lion General+ lizard General+ mlp General+ mouse General+ murry General+ my_little_pony General+ opossum General+ orca General+ otter General+ owl General+ panda General+ pokemon General+ possum General+ purry General+ rabbit General+ racoon General+ rat General+ red_panda General+ seal General+ sea_lion General+ sheep General+ skunk General+ taur General+ tiger General+ whale General+ wolf General+

Just to see how many furry pics I could removed from the current browsing system. I don't mind furry art as I have an account on FA and all, but, it's just sad to see a site that isn't (just) for furries or furry artists be overrun by both before the damn site even has its official launch.

During the first couple of days of the beta launch I could see a mix of everything now all I see is porn, vent, and just general furry art :C

EDIT: Also there's a large majority of folk who don't even label the species of the creatures in their uploads either, so it's kinda hard to block everything if you don't want to block general words like "guitar" "tropical" "forest".

10-19-2012, 10:34 AM
People not tagging properly isn't really the site's fault. Also most of the social networking pulling people into this site has been done on FA during the beta. Once the site is public there could easily be a demographic shift.

(Also stop pretending adult art isn't in the minority)

I have to wonder how you manage to just stumble on furry art on FA. The browse button there is a creative cesspit in my experience.

10-19-2012, 03:04 PM
I don't browse FA, at all, lol. I mostly found people by looking at links my friend sent me before even signing up early this year. Also I don't have an issue with porn at all (as I've commissioned it before), I was sorta calling all furry art porn in spite of the overrun of furry art being dumped on the site, but I guess the whole advertising during Anthro con and on FA would contribute to all this, but still. During the first few days/week there were a lot of different things being uploaded from music, to literature, and videos and now I hardly see it if any.

Plus I added all those tags just to see how much of the furry art I could hide versus everything else, and from that I noticed people didn't tag species, art type (such as furry/anthro) and I'm not blaming the site for this just find it sad people don't think of basic tags for anyone who wants to avoid furry art - which makes the ability to modify peoples tags a good thing and a bad thing since people can abuse it or even add a tag that doesn't quite fit the subject (especially with all the colorful characters in the fandom, can be hard to distinguish species that are similar).

10-20-2012, 07:44 PM
Hey! Sorry for the delay. I have gone through all the submissions so far and have tagged all the adult submissions properly by subject either "human", "humanoid", "anthro", or "feral". I will be going through the mature submissions later as well, as well as post a guide to help folks tag submissions by subject along these parameters. Thank you for your patience. :)

10-20-2012, 08:52 PM
^^; Aw, thanks! I don't have an issue with these types but as I said it was a test of sorts to see how many folks were actually tagging properly as well as being able to actually see what else is being uploaded. I wouldn't mind helping with this but I don't wanna step on any toes ._ .; from the other thread I can already see things getting out of hand with artists not wanting people who aren't staff to be doing this...

10-20-2012, 09:15 PM
EDIT: I need to run this by the VA department first. Oops.

10-20-2012, 09:20 PM
Ok I see a problem potentially happening with Anthro and Feral. Some folks have feral anthro characters, as in, their ferals have the same mentality of a normal functioning human (i.e. talking). Maybe you can tweak the definitions a bit? Unless you count those types of feral in the anthro category or would advise both tags to be used (no underscore).

10-20-2012, 11:21 PM
Ok I see a problem potentially happening with Anthro and Feral. Some folks have feral anthro characters, as in, their ferals have the same mentality of a normal functioning human (i.e. talking). Maybe you can tweak the definitions a bit? Unless you count those types of feral in the anthro category or would advise both tags to be used (no underscore).

I think the main difference between what is considered "feral" and "anthro" is that ferals are essentially how the animal is; not given any physically human features while "anthros" are, as I call them, 'animal people" and are in animal in a more human-like form. Before I joined fA, I always referred to my feral characters/drawings as "quads". I do still say it sometimes, too.

I can understand your viewpoint, though, as the definition of anthropomorphic is something that is not human having human-like qualities. By that definition, a feral character that can talk would still be considered anthropomorphic.

That's just how I view it; the issue you bring up can be viewed many different ways by many people.

10-20-2012, 11:28 PM
I just don't want people to get butt hurt over a simple suggestion by the team as to how to tag their stuff >_<
I know people get touchy with things they consider their own and labels always make things difficult! But thank you for understanding what I was trying to get at, I think you better laid it out than myself C:

10-21-2012, 12:35 AM
I think pretty much all my stuff is tagged now as anthro, with the exception of Nike in airplane form. I'm not sure if a sentient aircraft in aircraft form would be considered a 'feral' aircraft? Oh, and the Twi'lek stuff is tagged alien. Since they are, by definition :)

10-21-2012, 01:42 AM
I like that people are tagging now C:
I still see things going w/o but in time we'll have a better updated tagging system as well as some basic guidelines to help out!

10-22-2012, 12:01 AM
I agree, this site should be user friendly to those that want to avoid furry art, but I have to warn you now that while in the beta stage it will be impossible for you to wholly avoid it. As this site has been advertised to MAINLY the furry community, there is going to be mainly furry art. For the time being, if you want to view adult artwork you're going to have to tolerate fur porn for awhile. xD