Gallery Tagging

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Tagging is a system of the E-Hentai Galleries to assist users in identifying the contents and properties of a gallery.

The Tagging Guidelines pop-up appears the first time an user attempts to tag. By clicking "Alright Already", users agree to having fully read and acknowledged the rules.

Usage Guidelines

Rule Details Examples / Exceptions
Presence Point.png In general, do NOT tag something unless it has a fair amount of presence in a gallery. Anything found in only 1-2 images should almost never be tagged. Example: 10+ out of 80 images or at least 25% would be sufficient for tagging, more so if they are sequential. See the talk page for further details.

Exceptions: (See Here)

Formatting Tags only allow for alphanumeric, spaces, periods, and hyphens. Tags must be at least 3 characters long. Exceptions: 3d or anything with a namespace.
Due to the technical limitation noted above certain terms are tagged differently then how they are normally written. Example: The circle "#define" is tagged as "g:sharp define".
Conflicting Tags such as futanari and yuri, cheating and netorare, or dark skin and tanlines do not go together as they are mutually exclusive; they can only be tagged if they both occur separately. Example: 2 females having sex followed by a futanari having sex with a female would suffice for both tags.
Clothing Costume tags such as schoolgirl uniform only apply if they are kept on (at least partially) during sexual activities. If they are absent or removed beforehand, they should NOT be tagged. Exceptions: For non-pornographic galleries the clothing does not need to be removed in any way.
Visual Nearly all fetish/content tags are based on visuals and not text (see the next rule for contextual tags). If there is any conflict between what is being said/acted and what is shown the visual wins. Example: A girl saying she's old when she looks relatively young does not qualify for the milf nor old lady tags.
Contextual Contextual tags do not require visual presence but must have dialogue/story presence. DO NOT tag them unless they are fairly obvious to a casual reader. Example: A woman saying the man with whom she's about to sex is not her husband and then does so for several pages counts as cheating.
Namespace Most fetish tags use either a female or male namespace to indicate which gender is being affected. For these purposes futanari and shemale are considered female. Examples: m:glasses if a male is wearing them, f:glasses if a female is wearing them, etc.
New The creation of new Fetish/Content tags is largely prohibited. Please use the forums to discuss any new tag possibilities. See the Tag Directory for existing tags. Exceptions: Artist, Group, or Parody tags may be requested freely (citations recommended).
Animal All animal tags require that either an animal on animal, animal on furry, or bestiality tag is also present and valid. Example: Two canines mating allows for the dog tag but two furry dog girls having sex each other does not.

Good Tags

Contents/Fetishes
As long as they are relevant sexually. When in doubt it is better not to tag them.
Languages
Tagged in their English equivalent (e.g. Spanish not Espanol).
Circles
Names of the circles/groups that published the work. Should NOT be added when they are not officially credited (e.g. most Manga).
Artists
Names of the artists who drew portions or all of the work and were officially credited as such. Japanese artists should be written as Hepburn romanizations; some exceptions are made for artists that consistently spell their names otherwise.
Original Series
Names of the series that are being parodied. Should be as specific as possible (e.g. dragon quest viii instead of dragon quest) if the sub-series passes presence. A combination of images from different sub-series that passes presence (wherein the aforementioned sub-series do not pass individually) uses the generic series tag.
Participants
Names of characters (including cosplaying) participating in the gallery. Original characters (non-parodies) that do not exist outside of their own works should not be tagged.
  • Non-pornographic works may only have the most focused characters be tagged.
  • Character names are preferred in full and in their western order: given name(s) followed by family name. e.g. hinata hyuga. There are rare exceptions.
  • Any character who transforms beyond that of a costume change (to the point where a casual observer cannot tell they are the same person) is to be tagged with their alias (should they have one). e.g. peashy vs. yellow heart.
  • A genderbent character is preferred be tagged with their regular name. Exceptions apply to characters that act independent of their normal gender's persona. e.g. naruko and kyonko.
  • A character with no official name may be tagged based on their relationship with another character. e.g. dexters mom from Dexter's Laboratory.(Ref)
  • Asian cosplayers' names are preferred in eastern order.

Tag Directory

Tag Types
Content/Fetishes (Alphabetical Listing) • LanguagesCharactersCreatorsSeries

Information Sources

The information used to tag a gallery should nearly always be based solely on the contents of the images in the gallery itself. The gallery's title or 3rd party sites do NOT qualify as sources in the majority of cases.

Exceptions:

  • Parodies have all of their canon counted as existing information (unless the dialogue indicates otherwise).
  • Artist names may be gotten from a verifiable source if they are omitted from the gallery (e.g. works where only the circle name is used).
  • The title may be used as proof of incest (unless the dialogue indicates otherwise).
  • Participants' genders being extremely vague may use a verifiable source to identify them.

Know The Difference

For tags that are often confused for one another.

Bad Tags

Note: These are just a few examples.

  • Location: forest, office, prison, school, space, virtual reality
  • Meme: arrow to the knee, epic fail, lolwut, over 9000, pomf, sup mugi
  • No Sexual Connection: celebrity, clouds, exercise, microphone, pillow, swords
  • Opinionated / Pejorative: cute, extreme, funny, gross, hot, garbage, nice tits, not bad, sad, scary, terrible, ugly, weird
  • Technical: double pages, fanart, hi-rez, sketch, times new roman
  • Too Common: anime, censored, long hair, nymphomaniac, semen, sex, skirt, softcore, straight, upskirt, vaginal
  • Too Minor: (all eye colors), (all hair colors)
  • Too Vague: areola, ass, nipples, pussy, shaved, wet
  • Requests: decensor request, more please, need english, torrent plz, translation wanted

Categories

Category tags should only be used to change an improperly categorized gallery. Once such a tag receives 100 power the category will switch to that of the tag. If more than one reclass tag with 100 power or more is present, the one with the highest power will be used.

Bad Variables

Conventions
Should be in the gallery's name (aside from digital copies).
Dates, Years
The month and year of publication can be in the gallery's name for anthology releases.
Publishers, Websites
Do not actually produce the content. Rare exceptions apply if no other names that can be used to identify a work's creator.
Resolutions
This is technical and not helpful for searches.
Scanners, Translators
They do not produce the content.
Software
The tools with which the artist created the content are irrelevant.
Title
The title of a gallery is NOT something to be tagged unless it is otherwise an already appropriate tag.
Writers
Not to be confused with the artists.

Do Not

  • Use tags without double-checking them first. Spelling mistakes are easy to avoid with a simple search.
    • To make this easier simply prefix the appropriate namespace and colon whenever applicable.
  • Use Cosplay-only tags (hardcore and non-nude) on non-Cosplay galleries.
  • Use language tags for anything other than indicating a gallery's text.
  • Use a language tag on an imageset gallery unless a vast majority of it (75%+) contains text in that language.
  • Tag mother when not in conjunction with incest. This includes women giving birth, women who happen to have children, or milfs.
  • Use negative tags like "not futanari". Users who disagree with a tag should vote it down and post in the forum thread for mistaggings.
  • Use the cosplay tag when characters in drawn works are cosplaying as other characters; use cosplaying instead.
  • Combine tags (e.g. "furry yaoi"). Each tag should be separated by a comma. This also includes artist/circle names or character pairings (e.g. "naruto x hinata").

Temporary Tags

There is no need to upvote these tags on non-aged galleries once they are placed.

Rewards

Tagging potentially earns points towards the toplists and the rewards that come with them. Attempts at point farming, power farming, or accuracy spoofing WILL result in a permanent ban.

Point.png Poor use of tags result in the user losing power and heavy misuse will result in the user being power banned altogether. Please check your tags and take the time to review the galleries.

Tagging Mechanics

For further details about tags and advanced usage.

Exact Tag Searching

Searches for certain tags can return results from more tags than intended. This happens to tags that appear as partial strings inside longer tags.

Example: The tag f:cat will match cat, catgirl, human cattle, etc. (but not scat or petrification). This also impacts slave tags; a search for f:anal may return a gallery tagged with sex toys. This happens because the search for anal matches "anal beads" which is slaved to sex toys.

To avoid this users may search with a dollar sign at the end of the tag to search only for that string (e.g. f:cat$, f:anal$, etc.)

To avoid searches that include a slaved tag's master add "&skip_mastertags=1" to the search URL.

Tagging Hotkeys

The following hotkeys can be used when a tag is selected.

Function Hotkeys
Numpad Other
Show All Tagged Galleries 4 A
Show Tag Definition 6 D
Vote Up 8 W
Vote Down 2 S
Clear Selection 5 Spacebar

Tag History

Users can check their own tag history (up to the last 1,000 actions within the last 30 days) and accuracy rating via this tool:

https://e-hentai.org/tools.php?act=taglist&uid={USER}
  • Replace {USER} with the numeric forum ID (users can find this by clicking their own name at the top next to the "Logged in as" text).
  • Accuracy score calculations are delayed by 3 days (same as toplist calculations). Further accuracy checks take place to ensure a tag vote remains correct.
  • The "Score" next to each tag indicates the amount of power utilized for that action.
  • "Total Tagcount" includes all tagging actions, including taggings that do not count towards the user's accuracy.
  • "Started" indicates accuracy for tags the user added themselves. "Voted" indicates accuracy for votes on tags already on a gallery.
    • "N/A" indicates that the user needs more votes for the system to calculate their accuracy.
    • Either percentage being lower than 95% puts the user at risk for a ban.
  • Certain moderators may check the history any user.


  • Clicking on a started or voted tag in this interface starts a default tag search for the tag.
  • Usage# determines the tag usage count across the system.
  • Blocked means the tag has been blacklisted and can no longer be used or searched for.
  • Slaved means the tag has been slaved to a master tag (see below for tag groups). The master tag is tagged and used for searches instead.

See also

Forum Links