The blacklist feature is a thing you can use so you can block out posts you don't want to see from your searches. It can be found in your user settings.
If you are having trouble getting an image blacklisted, please make sure that the image is tagged properly. (if it isn't, consider tagging it yourself :) )
The blacklist--found under My Account > Settings--allows members to hide posts they dislike or otherwise object to by entering the appropriate tags into a list.
It's important to remember that tags that are more then one word in length use an underscore ( _ ) in place of the space. So: earth_pony not earth pony. Something else that's important is that the blacklist is case-sensitive, even though tags are always entered in lowercase. Therefore, always keep your blacklist all lowercase. :) There are several different ways to input tags into your blacklist:
One tag per line
This method will hide all images with the entered tags. ALL male images, ALL images with wings, ALL images of zecora. If even one of these tags is on an image, it will not display for you. Use this method for hiding grand categories of images that you don't want to see.
Suggested tags: If you don't like a particular character to the point of not wanting to see them. If you dislike a particular artist's work, or maybe if you just dislike some themes--like scootabuse or gore and blood.
By default, explicit (rating:e) and questionable (rating:q) tags are hidden, and many users may wish to continue doing so, however, some may like to adjust their tags so they might see some adult oriented images but not others. The blacklist is the best way to ensure that you do or do not see any content you would find distasteful.
- human rainbow_dash wings
- g1 applejack
Tags can be combined by entering them on the same line, separated by a space. Each line is regarded separately, images with ALL the tags on a given line will be hidden, but each line will be taken individually.
In this example, all images involving Rainbow Dash as a human with wings (presumably used if you don't like your humanized ponies with wings) will not be displayed for you--however, be aware that if there's a human Fluttershy with a pony Rainbow Dash, that image may also be hidden! Likewise, if a human Dashie is with a bird... Additionally, any images involving generation 1 (g1) and applejack will be hidden... this includes, of course, any g1 ponies in a picture with applejack, even if Applejack isn't in her g1 form herself. However! A image with g1 minty or g4 applejack will still be displayed for you.
This method is best used for more specific examples then those shown. A more commonly used combined blacklist entry is male solo, or female solo. These hide all 'posing alone' pictures of a member of a given gender... so, if the boy ponies really are your favorite... This can also be used if you dislike how a specific artist draws a specific pony (megasweet rarity for example).
You can also use 'operators' like - in your blacklist, just as you might in a search. The tricky part is that using a - suggests that you WANT to see that thing, so getting it right make take a bit of time to get used to.
This, for example, ensures that any picture NOT tagged with 'female' will not display. This is more useful then blacklisting 'male' if you don't mind seeing pictures of males, as long as there are females in the image.
- zebra -zecora
This example would remove ALL zebra images from view, UNLESS zecora is also tagged. This is useful if you like one specific type of something... in this case, only Zecora, ignoring all original_character zebras, and characters like Zeb. (alternatively: pony -pegasus, dragon -spike)
- alicorn -princess_celestia -princess_luna
This one is a bit more complicated: This would hide all alicorn images that do not feature Princess Celestia or Luna. So a picture of an OC alicorn standing alone, or an OC alicorn with AppleJack or another pony would be removed, but if an alicorn is featured next with one of the princesses, the image will still display.
Every image on 20pc has a rating.
Explicit images are clearly sexual, or feature nudity, while questionable images are best described as "something you might be embarrassed to be seen looking at in public". Safe images are just that: safe.
If desired, you can blacklist whole ratings categories if you wish to not ever see anything of that nature. For example, to hide all explicit artwork, enter rating:explicit into your blacklist.
Additionally, you can use ratings with the other methods listed on this page:
- rating:explicit male
Which would hide all explicit images with males in them. You also way wish to consider rating:e young to hide all "adult" images with a foal or cub in it.