Tag Archive: tags

As a general reminder, when you create a new tag (by tagging an entry with a tag that doesn’t exist yet), please try to write a description for that new tag. Otherwise it might be misunderstood and misused by others. Having a description also makes it easier for moderators to determine whether a tag is appropriate and useful. Generally, an external reference such as link to a wikipedia article is enough. Alternatively, you can write a few words about what the tag is intended for. Of course some tags are self-explanatory, and should be obvious even without a description, but it’s better to make sure.

For good examples, see for example original video unavailable and English.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, being able to rename tags was just the first step. Since then I’ve removed the limitations on naming tags, and since yesterday, tags can now be translated as well, like other entries. This means that for example names of anime series such as Attack on Titan can be entered in original language, Romanized and English. This should be good news especially to our Japanese users who aren’t limited to English names in tags anymore.

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Related to the upcoming tag renaming feature, all tag references in the web API will be changed from tag names into tag IDs in the near future. This applies to both query parameters and values returned by the API.

So, instead of http://vocadb.net/api/songs?tag=vocarock it will be http://vocadb.net/api/songs?tagId=481.

We have a number of tags in the “Languages” category, for example English, Chinese and Spanish. There seems to be some confusion over how what these tags should be used for.

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Many sites utilize tags in one form or another: On the *booru sites such as danbooru tags are used to express all relations and features of an image. Facebook and Twitter allow you to add hashtags to posts as searchable keywords. Amazon allows users to tag products.  Tags have multiple uses, and conventions vary slightly from site to site. It’s not always clear how they used be used and for what. Here I try to explain how they’re intended to be used on VocaDB, and generally what can be expressed with tags.

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