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"What qualifies a comic to have tags?", 6 days ago, 11:50 PM #1
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Can someone please explain to me What qualifies a comic to have certain tags. Please explain to me what each comic needs get any tag.
What I mean is explain to me what does it mean to have the tags? What is needed? How does it work?




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6 days ago, 11:57 PM #2
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I think you’re referring to the N, S, V and L tags, right?
6 days ago, 11:59 PM #3
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Are you referring to the tags for content (nudity, sex, language, violence)? Currently that's the only "tag" system here besides just selecting the best genre for your comic.

A rough rule of thumb could be:
Yellow N tag: you see butts in the comic, maybe an occasional sex organ
Red N tag: you see sex organs frequently

Yellow s tag: sexual situations are depicted but you don't actually see the interaction of the sex organs- for example, we see two characters in bed but don't see the wongle going into the wingle
Red s tag: "straight up porn," you regularly see sex organs bumpin', or close ups of the sex organs perhaps with lascivious detail

Yellow l tag: characters swear occasionally
Red l tag: characters swear very frequently, perhaps even every page

Yellow v tag: characters get hurt, we see the wounds and/or the fights
Red v tag: graphic violence- gore, excessive harm, realistic depictions of wounds

I hope this helped you, if not maybe it helped someone else reading the thread and someone else will help with what you needed
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5 days ago, 12:12 AM #4
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^Then did I tag Terrestrial incorrectly b/c it's never pornographic. I tagged it red S b/c subject matter deals with sexual violence as well as consensual sex


but there's no nudity and everything bad is heavily inferred or straight up happens off screen. (The consensual stuff will be censored) Hence the lack of any 'N' tags.
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5 days ago, 12:22 AM #5
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^ I’m curious as well, actually. I figured the difference between yellow S and red S was like the difference between, “Hey big boy, you want to sleep in my bed tonight?” vs.



Plus like the frequency of such things being said and the amount of sexual occurrences happen. Basically sex being a frequent topic, because you can reference sex a ton without there actually being sex. I figured combination red S and N was pornographic, basically.
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5 days ago, 12:38 AM #6
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I mean any of those interpretations also work, neither me nor kyo nor nama has a rubric that we are checking with (though if someone comes in bazongas aclappin and dicks aflappin we will ask the author to modify their tags)

I guess more blithely, if you wouldn't share it with your grandmother or favorite schoolteacher, it's yellow n/s; if you would share it with your horny friend from reddit it's red n/s idk
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5 days ago, 12:55 AM #7
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^I'll lower the tag to yellow then, I don't want to mislead my readers into thinking it's going to be a pornographic experience if that's the general thought on tags :x




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5 days ago, 1:04 AM #8
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Iirc other people whi can use less words than me phrased yellow v red as the difference between pg 13 and nc17 ? I think in the case you mention yellow tags are appropriate ko but if you're more comfortable with red bc of the violence/nonc9nsensual aspect that makes sense as well (9r can be labeled in 6our profile for the conic!)
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5 days ago, 1:34 AM #9
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I was also wondering with regards to the V tag. The new-old comic I'm now posting here (EBEjeebies) has lots of old-school Looney Tunes-type violence, which I'm guessing doesn't qualify. I'm thinking the V tag only applies to realistic violence.

I also realize that this is self-policing and we all have to use our own best judgment.
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5 days ago, 1:40 AM #10
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I’ve always associated the yellow V tag with a PG13 level of realistic violence like blood, lots of fighting, etc. but you can’t see any gaping wounds or guts. Meanwhile the red V tag is reserved for R/NC-17 level violence like graphic gore, torture, fountains of blood, and the like. I don’t think that Looney Tunes type violence fits under that category unless there’s blood or they’re giving each other lasting injuries.
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5 days ago, 1:49 AM #11
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Firefly Jelly:I also realize that this is self-policing and we all have to use our own best judgment.


Yeah that's the sense that I've gotten, it's just muddy b/c so many things could constitute a yellow/red rating but the actual degree of what is actually depicted remains unclear until you actually read the comic
With very little indication of frequency vs severity.


Which is why questions like these are super helpful in gauging the community's perspective on what is expected w/ tags
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5 days ago, 4:20 AM #12
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Lutzbug:I’ve always associated the yellow V tag with a PG13 level of realistic violence like blood, lots of fighting, etc. but you can’t see any gaping wounds or guts. Meanwhile the red V tag is reserved for R/NC-17 level violence like graphic gore, torture, fountains of blood, and the like. I don’t think that Looney Tunes type violence fits under that category unless there’s blood or they’re giving each other lasting injuries.


Yeah, back when I realized there were flags, I mistakenly used the red V because I didn’t know there was two different colours, but when I thought about it, even if some pretty dark things can be implied, the story isn’t usually very violent, just dark and mature at times.

So far I haven’t used an L tag because there have only been very infrequent uses of minor curse words in the comic, and I didn’t think that applied unless their were more severe ones. Like I see family movies that still get a PG rating that have similar words in the odd scene, although I wonder if “b*stard” is pushing it slightly. If that word shows up in the comic at all in the future, it would only be once.
5 days ago, 5:03 AM #13
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this one amuses me

mitchellbravo:
Yellow l tag: characters swear occasionally
Red l tag: characters swear very frequently, perhaps even every page


My personal best is fourteen f-bombs in four panels, but imho it takes more than the actual curse words, there's got to be some serious ick factor in how they're used.

I've seen Datachasers pull off a legit red "L" for beautifully Tarrantino-esque levels of verbal depravity, there aren't many others who qualify (per my totally subjective opinion)
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mitchellbravo:...
Yellow s tag: sexual situations are depicted but you don't actually see the interaction of the sex organs- for example, we see two characters in bed but don't see the wongle going into the wingle
Red s tag: "straight up porn," you regularly see sex organs bumpin', or close ups of the sex organs perhaps with lascivious detail
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I hope this helped you, if not maybe it helped someone else reading the thread and someone else will help with what you needed

Well, dang.
Maybe i should scale back my Red S. I just figured if it came up frequently (not THAT) and there was a lot going on, then probably should be red.

Hmm...

Can i get an Orange?

(Yeah, that's rhetorical)
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5 days ago, 9:50 PM #15
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I think that's appropriate -3- , I should have used a semi Colin to show that straight up porn is one option under that umbrella


Just a little bit like a Colin, could also be a Tim or Dave
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3 days ago, 3:16 PM #16
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After reading this thread, I don't think my comics deserve a red L. My characters swear, but not THAT much. Changing it to yellow.
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3 days ago, 4:09 PM #17
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Are some swears worse than others? I guess F**K and S**T and G**DAMN are image while DAMN and HELL are image.

Some readers or cultures might have different sensitivities but I guess you can't please everyone.
3 days ago, 4:37 PM #18
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I actually have a question for this as well. I have a comic I am finally writing and there is one scene where there is a pretty eaten up animal corpse showing the insides and everything, that might be the most extreme it will be but then there is other blood and violence. Would that be a red V or a yellow V?
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3 days ago, 4:51 PM #19
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If something like that only appears once I would say yellow, but maybe others can weigh in too
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3 days ago, 5:06 PM #20
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Robotwin.com:Are some swears worse than others? I guess F**K and S**T and G**DAMN are Image while DAMN and HELL are Image.

Some readers or cultures might have different sensitivities but I guess you can't please everyone.


Whoopsie, if this is the case I have to increase my language tag from none to yellow (I always assumed that red was only for religiously offensive words).

Then I ask: are naked boobs (in a non sexual situation) frontal nudity?
If so I'll have to raise my nudity warning from none to yellow too.
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