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Judicant
08-23-2012, 06:21 PM
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An essential part of any social art site is the ability to label your work with tags so that others may easily find it. These tags play an important role on our site by enabling artists to reach out to their audience and help users to find content that they enjoy, so we have designed several different features to help ensure that items are tagged correctly and that our search system (which utilizes these tags) returns exactly what the user is looking for.

Tags can be added to submissions, characters, and journals alike. This allows each of these content types to be found through our search engine as well as blocked by those not wishing to see content related to certain subjects. Tags are represented as lower-case words, with multiple words in a single tag separated by underscores. This allows for a distinction between queries such as “horse man” and “horse_man” the first case might describe a man riding a horse, whereas the second a hybrid creature or a centaur.


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Sometimes artists may forget to add all the relevant tags to their work or aren’t aware that certain relevant tags exist. An artist may choose whether their content will have “Standard” or “Public” tagging settings. The “Standard” setting allows users the ability to add tags and to remove those that were added by other users, but not those set by the content’s creator. Conversely, the “Public” setting allows any user (assuming they have not had their tagging privileges revoked) to add or remove any tags on the work.

Having correct tags is part of what will make Weasyl’s search function such a useful tool. We haven’t changed much about the search engine since we last talked about it (http://weasyl.tumblr.com/post/20186484500/weasyls-search-system); users can still manipulate the search to force-include or to exclude certain tags and users. In addition to this, we have added new query parameters that allow users to limit their search to contents within their notifications, favorites, friends’ content, or content posted by those they follow, and to restrict the search results to any combination of content ratings.


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Another feature which makes accurate tags essential is the ability to filter out specific types of content. Just like with tagging, registered users have “Standard” and “Advanced” options for tag filtering. The “Standard” option allows users to specify which tags and at what content rating they wish to filter out such content. The “Advanced” option, in addition to filtering out content, lets the user maintain a separate list of tags that specifies what the user does want to see on high-rated content, meaning content will be filtered out if it does not contain one of these required tags.


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This sums up everything about Weasyl tags and their uses; we’ve worked hard to create a tagging system that serves a variety of needs and is beneficial for both artists and their followers. If you have any comments or questions, feel free to send us an ask on Tumblr (http://weasyl.tumblr.com) or post it on our forums!


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Demu
08-23-2012, 06:32 PM
Very, very nice. Could you elaborate on the "Standard" and "Public" tagging settings a bit more? I think I might have confused myself on what they mean. Does "Standard" mean that only the artist can add and remove tags?

Ben
08-23-2012, 06:34 PM
Standard means that regular users can add and remove tags, but they cannot alter the tags set by the artist originally. Public means all tags can be altered.

Tiger
08-23-2012, 06:37 PM
This tagging system looks VERY nice, but I do have a concern. With users able to change the tags on a submission, I worry that some people won't take it seriously and add inappropriate tags (like adding something offensive as a tag). The artist could check the submission and see tags they don't approve of. Perhaps it could be that any user can simply suggest a tag, rather than add it, and it's sent to the artist for approval? Or am I misunderstanding this feature?

Either way, this is definitely a really good feature and makes Weasyl even more awesome!

Demu
08-23-2012, 06:39 PM
Standard means that regular users can add and remove tags, but they cannot alter the tags set by the artist originally. Public means all tags can be altered.

OKAY thank you. I hope this tagging system encourages people to tag more properly! I bet there are a lot of great artists I've missed out on because they either did not tag their work or their tags were inadequate.

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This tagging system looks VERY nice, but I do have a concern. With users able to change the tags on a submission, I worry that some people won't take it seriously and add inappropriate tags (like adding something offensive as a tag). The artist could check the submission and see tags they don't approve of. Perhaps it could be that any user can simply suggest a tag, rather than add it, and it's sent to the artist for approval? Or am I misunderstanding this feature?

Either way, this is definitely a really good feature and makes Weasyl even more awesome!

I believe that there will be mods making sure that people are kept in line. If people tag offensively then their tagging privileges will be revoked. (: At least that's the impression I've gotten.~

Tiger
08-23-2012, 06:46 PM
I believe that there will be mods making sure that people are kept in line. If people tag offensively then their tagging privileges will be revoked. (: At least that's the impression I've gotten.~

Oh, definitely. I'm thinking it's probably a responsibility of a Ferret to, well, ferret out inappropriate tags. But the Ferrets/mods can't check every picture for tags; there's the possibility that some unwanted tags can "slip through the cracks", so to speak. At least with an artist approval, there won't be any surprise tags.

And when it comes to user tagging privileges, it might help to be able track which user adds which tag to appropriately revoke privileges when due.

Kihari
08-23-2012, 06:47 PM
Very, very nice. Could you elaborate on the "Standard" and "Public" tagging settings a bit more? I think I might have confused myself on what they mean. Does "Standard" mean that only the artist can add and remove tags?

Certainly!

Standard tagging makes it possible for the artist to add tags that other users can then not modify (although users can still add tags that the artist may have forgotten). This will be the default setting on all accounts. Using this setting will give the artist a greater level of control over the tags that are applied to their content, while still allowing other users to help make the tag set as accurate and descriptive as possible.

Public tagging allows users to modify all of the tags associated with a submission, even those added by the artist. This option is for artists who wish to be more open with their content's tags, thus allowing viewers to edit any of them (although the users must still be signed in to do so; "public" as used here does not include someone without an account).


And when it comes to user tagging privileges, it might help to be able track which user adds which tag to appropriately revoke privileges when due.

This sort of logging was added when the tagging system was public-only, and fortunately we still have it for just this purpose!

Tiger
08-23-2012, 06:52 PM
This sort of logging was added when the tagging system was public-only, and fortunately we still have it for just this purpose!

Gotchya! Awesome to hear, you guys are on top of things!