6 years ago
For those not familiar with booru tags, here is the full general rules copy pasted from gelbooru so you have an idea.


Q: What are tags?
A: Tags are words used to describe features and details about the image, to make it easier for viewers to find images they want to see. These are very important, so be sure to tag as much as you can.

Q: How are tags with more than one word made?
A: Instead of a space between the words (which works as a tag separator!) use an underscore ( _ ), which connects words to one tag. It'd look Like_This.

Q: What does "tagme" mean?
A: It means the image needs more tags added to help it be described and seen.

For a more detailed answer, consult the wiki: http://gelbooru.com/index.php?page=wiki&s=view&id=141

Q: Is there a special request tag for characters or copyrights?
A: Yes. We have three primary tag request tags besides tagme. These are "Artist_Request", "Character_Request", and "Source_Request". For more info about them, consult their Wiki pages:
Artist: http://gelbooru.com/index.php?page=wiki&s=view&id=136
Character: http://gelbooru.com/index.php?page=wiki&s=view&id=134
Source: http://gelbooru.com/index.php?page=wiki&s=view&id=135

Q: I found a tag I don't know the definition of, where can I find out what it means?
A: If the definition of a tag on the site confuses you, consult the tag wiki. If an article about the tag doesn't exist, or is blank, consult the forums. You can create a thread, but it's preferred if you ask in one of our already existing tagging threads which can be found at forum #1334 or forum #1706.

Q: What is the tag wiki, and how do I use it?
A: http://gelbooru.com/index.php?page=wiki&s=list. Put simply, the sites tag dictionary.

To use it, just enter a tag in the search bar at the top of the page. If a wiki page for the tag exists, it should show a result. If it doesn't, the site will ask you to create the page. The article could also be blank. If this is the case, it's recommended you consult forum #1334 or forum #1706 before creating the wiki, to make sure our definition of the tag is used. It would create trouble if a wiki article contradicted a tags actual use.

Q: How do I tag/How do I edit a "tagme" pictures tags?
A: Click "edit" in the Options toolbar to the left of the picture. If you can only provide a few tags, it's recommended you keep "tagme" after you add them in. If you feel you've tagged everything that could be tagged in the picture, feel free to remove it.

For a more detailed answer, consult this page: http://gelbooru.com/index.php?page=wiki&s=view&id=2533

Q: So it's bad manners to add tags that don't exist?
A: For the most part, yes. - forum #84
If you're interested in creating a tag, create a forum thread about it. You could also ask one of our tagging threads at forum #1334 or forum #1706, but this isn't recommended for creating a tag.

Q: What are tag aliases?
A: Aliases are just another word for a search term. These make tags show results under alternate names. Without it, a term like "tan_lines" would not show results, because we might primarily use "tanline" instead.

Q: Why do some tags return a lot fewer images than the number listed?
A: Currently, deleted images are not fully removed from the site except in extreme circumstances; rather, they are just hidden. These hidden images still have post pages, so they still get counted in the tag count. This can make a very big difference in old, depreciated tags, where even though the tag on most of the images has been changed to something else, it's still there on the deleted images, so the counter will be higher than 0. It can also make a large difference in large tags in general. The larger a tag is, the more deleted images it is likely to be counting. Some large tags have 1,000+ deleted images that are still being counted.

Q: When I try to add tags to a post, it sometimes returns me to the main post listing and doesn't change the tags on an image. Why does this happen?
A: In order to prevent abuse, Gelbooru has a limit on how fast regular users may perform tag edits. Any user who is not site staff must wait 30 seconds between tag edits, otherwise the site will reject your tag edit. The good news is that if you're getting this error a lot, it means that you're contributing a decent amount of work to the site. Stick around and get involved in the community and you may eventually get this restriction removed.

6 years ago
Please keep in mind this is an image database, not Youtube. Please do not throw pointless and meaningless tags on your image to try and get more "hits".

NOTE: Not all rules apply to non-anime series.
Using http://foldericons.booru.org/ind...=post&s=view&id=3 as an example.
Tag the series name in it's romaji form using underscore as a space.
Example: yuru_yuri

Tag the names of any characters involved, last name then first name using the characters full Japanese name.
Example: akaza_akari funami_yui toshinou_kyouko yoshikawa_chinatsu

If the character does not have a last or first name please specify the series they are from.
Example: Kasumi_(pokemon)
Type the name of the series with spaces.
Example: Yuru Yuri

Separate words using dashes.
Example: akaza-akari, Yuru-yuri

Type the name of the series as translated into English.
Example: Easygoing Yuri

Use localized names.
Example: Misty_(pokemon)

Seeing as this booru is just getting started, there are some things that have not been decided upon. Use your own judgement.

Series with multiple seasons. (I am of the mindset you should tag both original season and season the folder is for.)

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