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Keywords and Ratings compulsory, No more bulk-set-public

Just a mini news update.

We have now made Keywording and Ratings tags compulsory. When you first upload a submission, the Edit Submission screen will not let you progress without adding keywords and assigning at least one rating tag.

The Keywords section is broken up into Genders, Species, Themes/Kinks and Other. These sections are just helpers and don't have any special meaning. All the keywords are combined into one list once you are done.

We have removed the ability for users to mass-set bulk uploaded submissions to Public status. Too many people were abusing it by bulk uploading and then not going through their submissions one by one checking keywords and ratings.

Moderators can still bulk-set things public, so if you genuinely have a huge collection of correctly keyworded and tagged uploads to set public, please contact us for help.

This will be officially announced in the next update newsletter.

Thanks!

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Added: 8 years, 3 months ago
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arkaid
8 years, 3 months ago
Woots. Can't wait for the community tagging <3
Shokuji
8 years, 3 months ago
+1 to that!
dahan
8 years, 3 months ago
Agreed! :)
KevinSnowpaw
8 years, 3 months ago
it's lazy not to tag anyway.
FlotianChroma
8 years, 3 months ago
It's good to see this addressed. The whole fact people ignore tagging seems to be a combination of laziness and "it never really mattered on FA so why should I start here?" mentality.
achthenuts
8 years, 3 months ago
Hmm... but some of things unnecessary... right ?
GreenReaper
8 years, 3 months ago
That's what the "N/A" checkboxes are for. If no gender is appropriate, for example, you don't have to put one in. They're all combined at the end.
Alfador
8 years, 3 months ago
I'm glad the option remains for people to contact moderators to bulk set submissions public. It's a necessary feature, but not really necessary for it to be easily accessible since you're only generally going to use it once in a blue moon.
Kargrash
8 years, 3 months ago
Awesome I was talking about this not to long ago. the idea of forcing at least one keyword to help with the filtering and searching and now you guys are doing it this is sweet.
Diti
8 years, 3 months ago
Great news! Bravo!
With this improvement, there only will be one bothering thing left: the fact that users put scat, watersports, and so on… public. I cannot recommend this website to famous G or PG-13 artists because of this.
Salmy
8 years, 3 months ago
Well, 'public' here means 'not hidden', not 'for G audiences' :3 You can have things here hidden from everybody but you (and the admins) while you prepare them before you release them for some reason. I set several tags in my filter and fortunately I've not seen any of the stuff I don't want to see in months! so I guess the thing is working well ^^ Actually it'd be awesome if G artists joined, because variety is good! And most of us are here for the good art, not just for fap material ^^
Diti
8 years, 3 months ago
What I meant is that, here on Inkbunny (with all those artists doing cub art), the 18+ registration minimum age means that cub art artists feel themselves free to upload works of diapers (eww...) + watersports (yuk...) + scat (yuk...)... as "standard" art, compared to FA.

And this "standard" art is really, really, really far from appealing for artists who want a website not full of things bad for their reputation. Inkbunny is neither Wikipedia nor Wikifur, therefore I believe such submissions (of "non-standard kinks", whether they are adult or not) should be filtered for unregistered members.

I would glady have given my employeer a link to my Inkbunny gallery on my résumé (as IB is specialized in anthromoporphic art, so are my works), but I will never do it because of all the unacceptables things I see on the front page on a daily basis.
Salmy
8 years, 3 months ago
Oooh, I see your point now, yeah. Well, dunno if the admins there considered that. Maybe in the future it will be like FA, where guests can't see any of the adult art.

But would you seriously give out your FA's gallery to an employer? I think that any 'furry-exclusive' (or mostly) gallery would have the same problem. You'll go lots safer with a deviantart account or a portfolio under your own domain!
GreenReaper
8 years, 3 months ago
We already filter sexual work of Mature or higher, and violent work of Adult or higher. Diti's point is that the art is not "adult" (or even "mature") by the current definitions, but is still something that he doesn't want people he would direct to this site seeing.

You could try convincing people to use the mature sexual rating for such art, but I see it as unlikely, as they are quite right to argue that it is not sexual (just as you might argue that a clothes-less fur is not "naked" and so not mature).

A better solution might be an "other" rating axis, so people can rate work as mature without classifying it as sexual or violent. Side7 also has separate rankings for language, drugs/alcolhol and nudity vs. sex.

There's still the issue that one person's fetish art is another's character portrait. In the end, the community is the issue, and a separate portfolio might be more appropriate.
Salmy
8 years, 3 months ago
Mmmkay! I thought if you didn't click the 'block guests from seeing this', guests could see it regarding of the level! But yeah, that's my point too, I wouldn't link an employer to any of my profiles in a furr gallery, even if I was totally clean. I'd get my own gallery. It's the only 'professional solution'. Sites like this one are made by and meant for fans of the genre.
Sanne
8 years, 3 months ago
I agree with you. I enjoy a site that is dedicated to furry artists and furry themed art (that allows nonsexual humans too!). I also don't want to belittle anyone with these fetishes and kinks, everyone's free to like what they like. I'm cool with that, really. I just choose not to view it. But I think it poses as a minor issue too.

IB holds only a fraction of the furry fandom's artists because it's still so young and furry artists are spread wide. But the majority of artists here uphold these fetishes, they were some of the first to hop onto IB because it allows so much, and now there's a disproportionally large amount of furries into the extemer fetishes that rule the site at the moment. They are basically the poster for the main content on IB, and that's a shame.

Again, it's not that I'm against it. But there's no balance. They represent an actually small number of furries with these fetishes but they outnumber those with other or no fetishes.

Does this make any sense? <_< I guess what I'm getting at is that I'd like to see a much more neutral variety of furries and their fetishes/kinks than the main stream of cub/scat/watersport/diapers (although I haven't seen much scat and watersports). I don't want guests blocked from mature and adult content - after all, it's disabled by default but can be enabled with a warning that it's adult content.

We all have some sort of love for furry themed art or may even call us furries, but I don't want to end up being considered a cub artist because there is so much cub art here - I draw full, mature and chubby females, not cubs. I can't get around stereotypes of furries in general, but I'd much rather have that than be put into the same cubicle with artists with fetishes and kinks I'm not into whatsoever.
danath
8 years, 3 months ago
Exactly. It would be nice if everything adult was automatically filtered for non-members. Community tagging could help, especially in regards to "tame" diaper pics and stuff, which should not be public, but hidden as mature. I really hope IB grows quickly, because there is way too much cub art clogging up the front page - even after I've set about every keyword I can think of to block it! The cub art exodus from FA is hurting IB right now, in that regards.
Swampwulf
8 years, 3 months ago
Thank you.
Most definitely a step in the right direction.
Shokuji
8 years, 3 months ago
Sweet!
redlocker
8 years, 3 months ago
Awesome!
dmfalk
8 years, 3 months ago
Now, to tackle my other beef: NOT SETTING SUBMISSION TITLES! You HAVE noticed SO MANY "New Submission" submissions, yes? If no real title is created, or just left BLANK (or use of spaces/punctuation ONLY), the submission should bounce with a prompt for a proper title.

d.m.f.
Sanne
8 years, 3 months ago
Thank you very much! It becomes bothersome when you block certain tags, but images with such themes still appear to you because the artist didn't tag it. It defeated the purpose of the system a bit. I'm glad that everyone is forced to apply one keyword at least. :3

It doesn't fix the problem entirely (i.e. negligent tagging/avoiding certain keywords), but it's a major step into the right direction. Community tagging would be awesome. <3
Buck
8 years, 3 months ago
sweet :3
Masque
8 years, 3 months ago
Excellent! This is a good thing, in my mind.
Sefeiren
8 years, 3 months ago
Man, you guys are good~ And fast!
starling
8 years, 3 months ago
Now and then I get obsessive compulsive and just CODE until it's done. xD This one was pretty urgently needed though. And more important keywording system changes are on the way!
Manafox
8 years, 3 months ago
Wicked! We really needed this.
danath
8 years, 3 months ago
Yay!
Nekra
8 years, 3 months ago
Thanks for this.
Zeikcied
8 years, 3 months ago
Any chance the "junk" keywords from the FA import script (such as "Unspecific/Any" or "General Furry Art - Tame") can be removed entirely?  Or would that be too difficult?
Inkbunny
8 years, 3 months ago
Done! At least for all new uploads via the script :P
FurCollector
8 years, 3 months ago
I like the categories. Also, the tags to block my gallery are in my profile. I'll use only those tags
foxboi84
8 years, 3 months ago
Thank you! This is and will be a great feature that will only encourage more (by volume) rational (by sanity) furs to migrate!   I hate to even say this, because I have watched for so long, but FA is on a downward spiral, and I'm just not going to get dragged down with it.  I am so excited about discovering IB, and finding all the artists and art that have made my day for years.  I think that requiring tags is a great step, and I support it whole-heartedly!  1-UP for you!
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