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New Feature Launch - Community Keywording

Hi everyone

We are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new feature called Community Keywording. The feature is now live and available for everyone.

Community Keywording allows users to make keyword suggestions on other user's accounts.

The recipients of keyword suggestions receive a notification of suggestions and can then accept or reject the suggestions as they wish, using a Keyword Suggestions Management screen.

While Inkbunny remains one of the most comprehensively tagged/keyworded archives among all the furry art sites, we believe this new feature will make immense improvements both to finding submissions by keywords you want to see, and blocking submissions with keywords you want to avoid.

All account owners have the option to turn off Community Keywording for their account, or turn it off per submission. So if you don't want to be part of the Community Keywording project, you can elect to keep the keywording system just as it was by changing the Keywording account setting under “Misc” on: https://inkbunny.net/account.php

There are however strict new keywording rules that all users are expected to follow, regardless of whether you have the new feature enabled or not: http://wiki.inkbunny.net/wiki/Keyword_Policy

Please keep in mind that the Inkbunny philosophy on keywords will always be that "the submission owner has the final say as to what keywords apply to their submissions". Community Keywording is a tool to assist submission owners to tag better and the site administrators will only insist on certain keywords in extreme circumstances.

With the launch of this new feature we expect the following from all site members:

* Please don't keyword every single little thing in an image. Just add keywords you think are important for anyone who would be searching for that image, or who would want to block it. Keyword the most important themes, items and characters that are the focus of the image. For instance there is no need to add the keyword “shirt” to an image just because one character is wearing a shirt, or “leaf” just because there is a leaf on the ground beside a character.

* Respect the submission owner's decision about what keywords apply to their work, and which keywords they think are relevant. Remember they may reject your suggestions just because they think the words you are suggesting aren't important to the image, not because the keywords are wrong.

* Respect the submission owner's decision to turn off receiving Keyword Suggestions for their whole account or on some of their submissions. Some users will not want to be part of Community Keywording or they may just want to see how things go with it on the site before enabling it on their account. Harassing them about it won't be helpful and it is their right to choose. They may join in Community Keywording later once they see how well it works for everyone else.

* Further to all these points; anyone found using the keyword suggestions system to harass or bully other users will face loss of their keyword suggestion privileges or may receive a site-wide ban. This includes harassment via the comments system  or private messages about keywording and keyword choices. Debate, discussion and polite disagreement about keyword choices is welcome. Extreme arguments, threats and harassment is not.

* Finally, please understand that the community as a whole will take some time to adjust to this very fundamental change to the site. Everyone should try their best to be patient and understanding and help each other work out how to make the best of this new feature. Discussion on what kinds of keywording patterns, choices and methods are most useful will be ongoing and will evolve over time. We expect things might be a bit chaotic to start with as we all work out exactly how this fits in with the community. But we are confident that Community Keywording will turn out to be one of Inkbunny's most important and famous features.

Here are the essential features of Community Keywording at a glance:

Making Keyword Suggestions

* Keyword suggestions can be made on submissions by going to that submission and typing suggestions in to the text box that appears under the keyword listing.

* As you make keyword suggestions, you will receive a warning and words will be ignored if they have already been suggested, already added by the submission owner, or have been previously rejected by the submission owner.

* Users that suggest keywords on a submission can delete those suggestions at any time before the owner accepts or rejects them. This is mainly so you can correct mistakes by deleting them and re-entering the word correctly. Just click the little red cross that appears next to your suggested words on the submission in the keywords listing.

* Waving your mouse over suggested keyword entries on the submission page will show you the time the suggestion was made and the username of the suggester, but only if you are the submission owner or the suggester.

* Accounts must be at least 3 months old before they can suggest keywords, as a way to control troublemakers.

* Account owners can elect to disable receiving keyword suggestions either for their whole account or just per-submission. So if you notice you can't make keyword suggestions on a submission, this may be the reason.

* Newly added words highlight in green on the submission page for 1 minute (the highlight is visible only to the person who made the suggestion, and is just so you can easily see your new words among all the others) .

* If the submission owner suggests keywords on their own submission, it just adds the words immediately to the “assigned” words. So the keyword suggester box is essentially a “quick add” box for submission owners on their own submissions.

Receiving Keyword Suggestions

* You will be notified of new keyword suggestions in your Unread Notices the same way you receive notifications about comments, journals, etc. There is only ever one notification per submission at a time. So if multiple keyword suggestions come in for one submission, you will get just one notice and won't be spammed over and over. Once you clear a notice about new keywords on a submission, then a new notice for that submission can be received.

* Keyword suggestions on your account can be accepted or rejected via the Keyword Suggestions page (which is always accessible via the Menu option “Account” > “Keyword Suggestions” at the top of the page).

* The accept/reject options have a link above them that allows you to quickly “select all” suggestions for acceptance or rejection on that submission.

* You can leave suggested words in the “pending” state (not accepted or rejected) if you want to decide what to do with them later. There is no harm in leaving all words in the pending state forever if you wish only to deal with words you want to reject. Pending words behave the same as accepted words for the purposes of searching for submissions or blocking them by keywords.

* Once a keyword is rejected on a submission, it can never be suggested again on that submission.

* If you choose “reject for my whole account” when rejecting a word, no one will be able to suggest it again on any of your existing or future submissions.

* You can edit the word to correct spelling mistakes as you accept it. Just wave your mouse over the word on the accept/reject page and it will become an editable text field.

* You have the option to allow submission-rejected or account-rejected words again if you change your mind.

* Account owners can choose to block individual users from making further keyword suggestions on their account. When you reject a word you are presented with the option to block that user from making further suggestions (as well as an option to fully ban them if you wish). You can undo blocks and bans later if you change your mind about a user.

* Account owners have the option to “remove all suggestions by this user” when rejecting suggestions, which helps instantly clean up accidental or deliberate messes caused by other users on your account.

* Receiving keyword suggestions per account and per submission is on by default, but account owners can elect to disable receiving keyword suggestions either for their whole account or just per-submission. This can be set for your whole account in Account Settings (see Keywording under the Misc section), or per submission on the Edit Keywords page for each submission. You are also presented with the “enable/disable keyword suggestions” option per submission as you upload them.

* If you are the submission owner with receiving keyword suggestions enabled for your account, a warning will appear at the top of submissions that have keyword suggestions individually turned off for that submission to remind you it is in the special disabled state.

* Account owners can choose to enable/disable receiving emailed summaries of keyword suggestions. Just go to the “Email” section on the Account Settings page. These summaries are similar to comment, journal, submission, etc emailed summaries. You can also choose the frequency that all summaries are sent (hourly, daily, weekly).

* Submission owners can see a “Keyword Suggestions History” for each submission from links on the Edit Keywords page for a submission or the link under the Keywords listing on the Submission page. This is useful to track activity on your submission.

* Account owners can see a listing of all keywording activity on their account by following the link at the top of the Keyword Suggestions page. This gives you a quick overview of keywording activity on your whole account rather than just one submission.

Additional things to note

* Suggested keywords immediately affect the submission for both searching and keyword blocking. The keywords remain in effect this way until the submission owner rejects them or accepts them. Once rejected, the suggested keyword no longer has any effect on the submission. Once accepted, suggested words become permanent assigned words and continue to work for searching and blocking.

* The Submission view now lists the official owner-assigned keywords as well as any suggested keywords. If there are suggested keywords on a submission then they will be under the heading of “suggested” and the official owner-assigned words appear under the “assigned” heading.

* Administrators can deny any account the ability to suggest keywords sitewide, as a way to control troublemakers.

* As always, please report bugs!

If anyone has any questions please do not hesitate to ask us in this journal's comments or by speaking to us directly. We also hope that the community as a whole will help newcomers understand this feature and assist them with correct keywording behaviour.

Please be patient with people that make honest mistakes when suggesting keywords!

Thanks very much and we hope you have fun with this new feature.

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9 years, 10 months ago
This is great! Sooner than expected too! =O Thanks to
, the staff and all the beta testers who helped make this happen. ^_^
9 years, 10 months ago
this is an interesting feature

it's a lot better than just recommending in comments
9 years, 10 months ago
I try my best to be usefull in this ^^
9 years, 10 months ago
That's pretty cool! Definitely an improvement.

Speaking of improvements, I like that the tag sections now automatically put in commas. I like this because it makes it much less a pain in the ass to submit things to SoFurry.
9 years, 10 months ago
This is pretty cool, but there needs to be an accept all option for multiple submissions.
9 years, 10 months ago
Yeah I want to add that asap! Will try to get it done in the next couple of days. I imagine the way it'd work is you could scan down your list for obvious words to reject and then lick the "accept all" button to make the rest official.
9 years, 10 months ago
That would be awesome =)
9 years, 10 months ago
Sounds pretty feature-rich. I thought to myself, "Cool!" many times when reading this. One concern is about suggestions applying to search and blocking immediately. Somebody could tag something with various commonly-blocked tags and the submission would be blocked to several people until the owner rejects those suggestions. Granted, the suggester would soon get blocked, but they could do this several times to several users before an admin is alerted to it, if anybody alerts an admin at all(they might just block the user and go on their merry way). It's a very temporary problem, but still easy abuse & would keep watchers from seeing certain submissions.
On the other hand, I'm sure most blockable suggestions will be legitimate, and it's good to get those active ASAP, especially if it means it saves me from seeing something I don't want to see.
The benefits probably do outweigh the cons, but it's still a concern.

I like that your account has to be at least 3 months old before you can suggest keywords. Not only does it deter people from suggesting words that'll get them banned, it also gives newbies some time to learn what good keywording looks like before they suggest bad keywords.
9 years, 10 months ago
Yes I expect such situations will be rare, and the culprits will find themselves unable to suggest keywords ever again or banned from the site pretty fast.
9 years, 10 months ago
That was a shared concern but I don't think nonsense like that will be a common occurrence. I look forward to using this.
9 years, 10 months ago
Excellent! Welcome to the Suggestioning!
9 years, 10 months ago
Thanks for letting me help! :3
9 years, 10 months ago
I just got a keyword suggestion for "nutshot", since a character is getting hit in the nuts. When I put my mouse over the "Accept" radio button, it popped up the tooltip "Accept nutshot". Ermmm, lol!
I don't feel like accepting a nutshot, but I'll go ahead and accept that keyword, heh.
I'm sure a lot of people will be seeing "Accept rimjob" and "Accept rape".
9 years, 9 months ago
9 years, 9 months ago
Accept cub.
9 years, 10 months ago
I would like to suggest two more things to be added (next to the accept all button 5 posts up)

1. A option to turn off keyword suggestions, unless you turn it on per submission.
In other words, the checkbox Allow Keyword Suggestions on your submission edit screen is automatically off and you have to turn it on to enable people to suggest keywords.
Now it is so that you can allow unless turned off per submission, but not the other way around.

2. Two buttons to turn the keyword suggestions on / off for all your suggestions.
This so that you can disable the keyword suggestion on all your "old" submissions, that you don't want suggested, but still be able to set new submissions to allow suggestions.
Or that you can just turn it all off for a while, so you don't get thousands of suggestions for all your submissions, while you only want help for one :P

Hope this are good idea's
9 years, 10 months ago
This is so cool, you rock. Again.
9 years, 8 months ago
more notices?
To be fair I haven't received any notices of keyword suggestions, but it doesn't seem necessary to me to make notifications for this. Seems somewhat inefficient in principle.
In sites like, well sites like e621, anyone can edit keywords and there's no checkpoint to go through. The changes go live immediately but it's not a problem because it can always be reverted by anyone who spots the error.
And if anything it means fewer people will bother suggesting keywords.
9 years, 8 months ago
Here we give the artist control over their own content so to avoid the crapfights that happen on sites like e621 we allow the artist to be a kind of moderator for their own keywords. Keyword suggestions go live immediately btw, even before they are approved. All "approval" does it makes them official in the keyword list.
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