Author Better tags for BL/Yaoi/Shonen-ai
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There are a lot of important tags missing that help to filter and find the works you want.
This would help A. to guide readers to things they want to read, and B. help to avoid things they don't want to read.

Such as:
Bara/Gei Komi - Gay male works intended for a male gay audience, which is different from Yaoi, which are gay male works intended for a straight female audience ("fujoshi")

Omegaverse/ABO - A concept of a world where only men live and can get pregnant, with a biological caste system and furry/heat elements

Noncon - No consent (depiction or fetishisation of rape and sexual abuse)

Dubcon - Dubious consent (consent is not clear, for example due to aphrodisicas, hypnosis or the participant struggling or saying "No" despite wanting it)

These should be included, since some of those are fetishes to some people, but potentially upsetting or even triggering to others. The "sexual violence" tag is too unclear and is never used by BL uploaders. The tags I have suggested are used on other sites, such as AO3 or Renta.
Thank you very much for listening.
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tags are so far down the list of priorities right now, its not even funny. This site isnt designed or intended to have a million tags for finding the specific fetish/preference combo of manga that you want. Thats what https://www.mangaupdates.com/index.html/Bakaupdates is for.

And with the specific instance of Omegaverse, like the previous attempt to get it added,
by me in response to https://mangadex.org/thread/215113/1/#post_1672179
Considering that there is only 203 entries of said tag. Taking out the doujins/established things like Attack on Titan/Yuri on Ice, or Anthology entry/compilation entries... that brings it down to under 90. Which makes it an extremely small subset of Yaoi (100 pages of 100 entries each on MU, which only brings it, in alphabetical order to Katekyo Hitman Reborn doujins).

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Its not even a tag on e-hentai... and if its not a tag on a porn site that literally has every possible fetish.... it doesnt need to be one.
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It's not on e-hentai because omegaverse is a tag common for porn for a female audience, hentai is porn for a male audience. The readership is completely different.

These 4 tags would help a lot already to filter potentially harmful or wanted content for readers and they are descriptors for big genres, but if it's not a priority on this site, then it can't be helped.
Thank you for your answer.
Last edited 8 days ago by Zawalord.
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@Zawalord
In addition to staff's general opinion that MD isn't a tag overflow website (yaoi is enough, especially when yaoi/shonen ai are getting merged with next version update because of that one yuri/shoujo ai thread). Yaoi for men would just be yaoi + shounen/seinen and for women would be yaoi + shoujo/josei.

The other more important thing is that hentai tags are also on permanent pause. MD staff don't know how the fuck they want to handle hentai. Holo has tossed around the idea of HentaiDex, but that's probably far away from happening. One thing most staff agree on, and I do too, is that hentai tagging is going to be done by a completely different system. There are reasons why we don't have even the most basic tags like NTR or Cheating or even composition tags like ffm/mmf/mtf/group etc in place. They won't be added until a good plan for how to deal with hentai and tagging is formed.

Hentai is only being uploaded because they don't want to say no (the first ones were done by MD staff), and it's still technically manga. Overall though, it's handled differently for reasons to keep MD from being censored in places like India.

On a personal opinion note, consent tags are basically just rape and not needed.
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Thank you for the answer!

I can imagine the NSFW tagging being cumbersome, especially since there are so many to cover. I hope they find a solution soon, because a good tagging system will be needed with more content coming in and genres evolving.
They can probably look into how other sites with bara/yaoi do it, like Archive of Our Own, Renta, or MyReadingManga, these are serviceable - not perfect, but very functional.

(And I don't want to stumble into omegaverse when looking for my gay porn, this has happened too often now, it's highly upsetting, dear creators, please tag your stuff so that I can weasel around it)
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Its blatantly obvious if you read the summaries or even the title of half the things... Like I said, if you want to find something thats catering to your EXACT tastes, mangaupdates is that way.

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It's not on e-hentai because omegaverse is a tag common for porn for a female audience, hentai is porn for a male audience. The readership is completely different.


Implying women aren't just as perverted as men? or that the whole LGBTQW(W stands for weirdos who self identify as squirrels. or Apache attack helicopters) spectrum doesnt have wide ranging tastes?
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I just come to lol about this:
the whole LGBTQW(W stands for weirdos who self identify as squirrels. or Apache attack helicopters) spectrum doesnt have wide ranging tastes?

LOL thanks @blackyawgdom , you made my day