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The new tagging system

I've been working on a new tag system for a few months now, and it's finally ready to go live. Much of it was backend stuff which isn't that visible, but I have a new set of tags to go with it.

The new tags

Without further ado, here's the initial table of new tags.

genre:sci-fi Science fiction.
genre:sci-fi:steampunk
genre:sci-fi:post-apocalyptic
genre:fantasy
genre:fantasy:sword and sorcery
genre:fantasy:superhero
genre:furry Anthropomorphic characters.
genre:horror
genre:horror:supernatural
genre:horror:lovecraftian Perhaps the most prominent horror mythos, used by a wide variety of authors. Cthulhu ftaghn!
genre:weird May contain nuts.
genre:satire
genre:romance
genre:not a comic For whatever reason, some things which are not comics have ended up on Piperka.
topic:religion
topic:politics
topic:music
topic:games
topic:work
topic:school Anything from elementary grades to the upper echelons of the academia.
topic:glbt
topic:real life It could happen to you.
topic:war Never changes.
advisory:violence
advisory:explicit Nudity.
advisory:language
advisory:nsfw Not safe for work.
language:french
language:german
language:spanish
language:finnish
archetype:elves Long lived if not immortal, tall, slender and with pointed ears.
archetype:robots Mechanical creatures.
archetype:ninjas
archetype:pirates
archetype:vampires
archetype:zombies
archetype:angels and demons
art:stick figure
art:manga style Big eyes, small mouths.
art:cgi Computer generated or at least computer aided, with 3d graphics.
art:photo
art:photo:lego
art:photo:figurine
art:sprite
format:single panel
format:episodic Longer story arcs.
format:available in print
setting:historical Where things happen in a recognizable environment based on history.
setting:locality:urban
setting:locality:wilderness
setting:locality:space
setting:locality:virtual reality
setting:culture:eastern Japan, Korea or China, or thereabouts, or similar.
setting:culture:american
old:adult Should be replaced with tags from under the advisory category.

I'm no comic critic and I don't expect to come up with a perfect set of tags myself. Anything missing? Anything that you'd express differently? Can you think of some comics that wouldn't comfortably fit under this scheme?

Piperka had the possibility of adding links to other sites, like Comixpedia, even before this, but those weren't a part of the comic entry edit interface, so the only way to add anything there was to send me an email. That's changed now. If the comic's listed on Comixpedia or Wikipedia, then there's a field for that too.

A next step from here would be to put the tags in use, like to implement a search function. Another thing that I would like to make is some way to move dead comics to some sort of an inactive comics list, stored separately from live comics. It would be especially useful at this point since I'm inviting people to go through all the comics. If and when you come across dead comics, please email me and I'll take care of those when I have that feature in place. Please don't make an edit that says that it's a dead comic. The info edit system is not for that.

If anything's broken now, then don't hesitate to tell me. This change touched quite a many parts of Piperka and there could be bugs left around.

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Sun, 27 Nov 2011 19:34:28 UTC