News - Aug 14, 2017 (2 months ago)

We are experiencing an issue with the uploading system

When you upload, you may get a "File Not Found" Error. We are currently contacting our web admin in order to fix the issue, but until then, we have a work-around that has proven to work for the time being. If you wish to upload, please save the image to your computer, then add it to the upload screen through the "Browse" button. We hope that works for now and will make a notification when the issue is fixed.
~Princess Luna

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Help: Tags

20% Cooler has a complex and robust tagging system, allowing you to search using basic tags (such as cat and dog) and special metatags (such as rating:safe and user:bob). You can also sort posts using sorting metatags, such as order:favcount.

Basic tags are keywords like cat, alice, and food. They describe both what is visible in the image and additional information about the context, such as the artist or book, movie, and video game names.

Metatags are special tags that don't directly appear on posts, but can be used to search for and change background information about posts, such as the rating, parent post, width and height in pixels, and uploader.

For a full list of metatags and additional syntax information, see the tag cheatsheet.

Basics ^

cat dog
Search for posts that are tagged with both cat and dog. Tags are separated by spaces.
red_panda  african_wild_dog
Words within each tag are separated by underscores.

Commas and semicolons are illegal characters and are stripped from tags.

If you're not sure whether a tag is right or wrong, then post a forum topic asking for some opinions. There are plenty of obsessive 20% Cooler fans who will gladly weigh in.

Tag Types ^

Tags can have a type. Currently there are five types: artist, character, copyright, species, and general.

Artist

Artist tags identify the tag as the artist. This doesn't mean the artist of the original copyrighted artwork, but the person who drew the specific image you're tagging. For example, you wouldn't use the ken_sugimori tag on a picture of Pikachu drawn by Alice.

When tagging something, you can tell 20% Cooler that a tag is an artist tag by prefixing it with artist: (or art:). For example, tagging something artist:alice dog will tag a post with alice and dog. If the alice tag doesn't already exist, it'll be created with the tag type set to artist.

Character

Character tags identify the tag as a character. They work exactly like artist tags, only you prefix with character: (or char:).

Copyright

The copyright type indicates the tag represents a game, a novel, a book, or some sort of copyrighted setting. Otherwise they work identically to character and artist tags, only you prefix with copyright: instead (or copy:).

Species

Species tags identify the tag as a species. Examples are fox, wolf, canine, thylacine, and lagomorph. To change a tag to a species tag, prefix it with species: (or spec:).

General

General tags are tags that have no other type. This includes common tags like food, male, and monochrome. Set a tag as a general tag by prefixing it with general:.

Metatags ^

Metatags are special tags that don't directly appear on posts, but can be used to search for and change background information about posts, such as the rating, parent post, width and height in pixels, and uploader.

For a full list of available metatags, see search metatags and tagging metatags.