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  1. Welcome to the new boards! Details here!

  2. Hey Fanficers! In fixing the prefixes something happened and now you can't edit titles. Don't panic! We're looking into what happened and trying to fix it.

MOD Tags! (And a bit on prefixes) But TAGS!! - New sorting system! - New tags added Jan 22

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by mavjade , Dec 28, 2017.

  1. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    You guys!!

    We are so excited about several aspects of the upgraded boards, but one of the best for FanFic is: TAGS!

    But wait, don't we already have tags? You may find yourself asking.
    What we have now at the start of each thread (here in Resource they are Discussion, Index, Characters, etc.) are prefixes. Tags are something new that will be inside threads that allow you to more specifically define what's in the thread. Back when we first got prefixes we called them tags because we didn't know there would be tags. We know this will probably create some confusion (it has for us!) but hopefully it won't last too long.

    **Please see the note at the bottom for more information on prefixes.


    We are now able to tag threads with characters, genre, length, 'ship, etc. and you will be able to filter by that tag. So if you want to find stories with Luke, you click on the Luke tag and you get all stories tagged with him.

    This will allow authors to make their stories easier to search for, and readers able to find the types of stories they want! This is something we've wanted for a long time and it's finally here.


    Below is a list of tags we’ve added/are adding. There is NO way we can add character tags for every character in Star Wars. We’ve tried to add all the major movie, TV, and Legends characters, as well as some other characters we think might be used the most/have been used most in the past. We know there are a lot of characters left out, but it’s just not feasible to have them all.

    There are also general character, genre, timeline, length, 'ship, and challenge tags.





    How to add tags

    New Thread:
    Below the body of your post (where you paste your story) you’ll see a box for tags. Just start typing and it will auto pop up with the tags that you can use.

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    Existing Thread:

    At the top left of your thread, under the title, you’ll see something that says "Tags: Add Tags”
    Click on “Add Tags” and a box will pop up. Start typing the tags you want and they’ll auto pop up with the tags that you can use.

    This is where you will see all the tags for the thread.

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    Searching for tags:
    The search function is not back up yet, but eventually you should be able to search by tags. To search by tags click the search bar on the right hand side. Then click "more". "Search by tags" is the last tab. It also shows the most used tags on the boards.
    You can also click on an existing tag and it will take you to all threads tagged with that tag.

    * Note- Currently, tags are not locked by forum location, so if you click a tag and another forum uses that tag, you’ll also see those threads. Example: TPM might be used in the Saga-In-Depth forum, so if you click TPM you’ll get threads from here and that forum as well. We’re looking into if tags can be locked by forum.



    Other information:

    • Each thread can only have 10 tags
      • It is recommended that you only put the major character tags so you have room for genre and timeline tags.

    • We will not be adding individual OC tags. There are too many and it’s not fair. There is an OC tag.

    • This thread will remain open for suggestions on tags. Please post your suggestions here and we’ll add in batches. We're sure there is someone or something obvious we've forgotten! If the suggestion is someone or something that is only used by one or two people it may not be added, especially if a general tag will work, but we will take this on a case by case basis.
      • Example: Porkins - There aren’t that many stories where he is a major character, but there is a pilots tag you can use as well as a rebels tag.


    Additional Note: We now also have multi-prefix capability, though the tech people are still working on getting that fully operational. We'll be posting a discussion thread on this topic soon. We recommend not going to great lengths to edit your prefixes or to add multiple prefixes until after that thread is posted.
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2017
  2. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Existing Tags

    Movies

    tpm- The Phantom Menace
    aotc- Attack of the Clones
    rots - Revenge of the Sith
    r1 - Rogue One
    anh - A New Hope
    esb - The Empire Strikes Back
    rotj - Return of the Jedi
    tfa - The Force Awakens
    tlj - The Last Jedi
    e9 - Episode 9
    solo - Han Solo Movie

    TV Shows
    clone wars
    rebels tv - (tv beside it because there is a general rebels tag)
    swtv - for any Star Wars TV show

    Characters (Specific)
    Ackbar
    Ahsoka
    Anakin Skywalker
    Anakin Solo
    BB8
    Bail Organa
    Baze
    Ben Skywalker
    Ben Solo
    Beru
    Boba Fett
    Bodhi
    Booster Terrik
    Breha
    Carth
    C3PO
    Callista
    Cassian
    Chewbacca
    Chirrut
    Chopper
    Corran Horn
    Darth Bane
    Darth Caedus
    Darth Maul
    Darth Plagueis
    Darth Vader
    Dooku
    Ezra
    Finn
    Galen Erso
    Ghent
    Grievous
    Han
    Hera
    Hux
    Jabba
    Jacen
    Jag
    Jaina
    Jango Fett
    Jar Jar
    Jyn
    K2SO
    Kanan
    Krennic
    Kylo Ren
    Kyp
    Lando
    Leia
    Lor San Tekka
    Luke
    Lumiya
    Mon Mothma
    Mace Windu
    Mara
    Mirax
    Obi-wan
    Owen
    Padme
    Palpatine
    Phasma
    Poe
    Qui-Gon
    R2D2
    Revan
    Rey
    Rose
    Sabine
    Saw Gerrera
    Shmi
    Snoke
    Tarkin
    Talon Karrde
    Tahiri
    Tenel Ka
    Thrawn
    Tionne
    Wes Janson
    Wedge
    Winter
    Yoda
    Zeb

    Characters(General)
    bounty hunter
    clones
    criminals
    disabled character
    Empire
    ensemble cast
    handmaidens
    Jedi
    non-Human
    OC
    pilots
    Rebels
    Sith
    sky/solos - Skywalkers and Solos
    smugglers
    ssr- same-sex relationship
    minor character
    minor legends character

    'Ships
    A/P - Anakin and Padme
    Canon/OC - Canon Character and Original Character
    H/L - Han and Leia
    J/J - Jaina and Jag
    J/K - Jaina and Kyp
    J/TK - Jacen and Tenel Ka
    J/Z - Jaina and Zekk
    K/H - Kanan and Hera
    L/M - Luke and Mara
    legends/OC
    OC/OC - Original Character and Original Character
    Obidala - Obidala Obi-Wan and Padmé Amidala
    Reylo- Kylo Ren and Rey
    Sabewan - Sabé and Obi-Wan
    Siriwan - Siri and Obi-Wan



    Genre
    action
    AU
    angst
    crossover
    drama
    family
    fluff/mush
    friendship
    horror
    humor
    introspection
    legends/new canon mashup
    mystery
    redemption
    romance
    supernatural
    time travel
    tragedy

    Length/Type
    collaborative
    drabbles
    gift
    one-shot
    repost
    series
    short story
    songfic
    epic
    poetry

    Timelines (Movies placed for reference, but can be used as a timeline for canon or Legends)
    Before 32 BBY - Prior to The Phantom Menace
    32 to 19 BBY - From The Phantom Menace through Revenge of the Sith
    18 to 1 BBY - Post Revenge of the Sith up to Rogue One
    0 to 4 ABY - From Rogue One through Return of the Jedi
    5 to 33 ABY - Time between RotJ and TFA
    34 ABY+ - From The Force Awakens and beyond
    distant past
    far future
    multi-era - For drabble threads or other threads that have MANY eras included. Use sparingly.


    You can see a list of Canon media (Films, TV, Books, etc.) and where they fall on the timeline HERE.


    Legends Timelines
    Old Republic - 5,000 BBY to 1,000 BBY
    Rise of the Empire - 1,000 BBY to 0 BBY
    Rebellion Era - 0 BBY to 4 ABY
    New Republic - 5 ABY to 25 ABY
    NJO (New Jedi Order) - 25 ABY to 37 ABY
    Legacy Era - 37 ABY to 130 ABY
    130 ABY+

    Timeline of Legends books can be found HERE.


    Challenges
    Challenge
    Dear Diary
    Drabble Challenge
    Mod!Challenge

    General
    Complete - for fics that are completed
    Disney Canon
    Legends
    WIP - for fics that are a work in progress
     
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  3. jcgoble3

    jcgoble3 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Both of these are misspelled. The correct spellings are Ackbar and Ahsoka. :)
     
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  4. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Fixed. Thanks!
     
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  5. Tarsier

    Tarsier Jedi Master star 4

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    This is really cool! Thanks to everyone who made it happen! :)

    A few suggestions for additional tags:
    Characters (General): Sky/Solos; smugglers (or fringe)
    Genre: songfic; redemption; introspection; fluff/mush
    Maybe you could subdivide the Legacy era? LOTF/FOTJ/etc (37 ABY to 130 ABY) and Legacy comics (130 ABY and later)
    Is NSWFF going to get any special tags? Or should we just use the above tags as applicable?
     
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  6. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Probably, but that is Mira's department, but in the mean time, I can see several of the above categories (ie genre and length) of tags working for NSWFF.
     
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  7. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    I agree, this is fairly cool!

    I noted a missing 'ship:

    Legends/OC
     
  8. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    I write some Canon and Legends characters that have not been mentioned here...and since I wrote quite a few stories about them...what do we do? Not urgent by any means. If nothing else, commonly used species would be useful. Not urgent by any means. If nothing else, commonly used species would be useful.

    Other than that...awesomesauce! ^:)^ Now, what I'm afraid of is that it will take some time for people to grasp the difference between tags and prefixes.8-}

    I have not seen one single thing with this 'ship. I thiiink I saw some Jaina/Zekk, though?!

    Yes, please. @divapilot and I, probably somebody else as well, wrote some stuff for the latter. :)
     
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  9. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    Thanks @mavjade for clearing that up. I was like "add tags" at first. Isn't that a prefix? [face_laugh] I love the "ship", genre, and timeline tags. Those will be most useful for writers/readers both. @};-
     
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  10. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    Also...DO YOU PEOPLE HAVE AN IDEA WHAT YOU'RE DOING TO OBSESSIVE SORTERS OF THINGS? [face_rofl]
     
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  11. Thumper09

    Thumper09 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Just FYI on some typos. Erza should be Ezra, and K2SO should have the letter O, not a zero at the end.
    :)
    Thanks for putting these together!
     
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  12. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    More suggestions for genres: horror and supernatural.

    Послато са SM-J510FN уз помоћ Тапатока
     
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  13. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    I officially love the new boards. This is brilliant. Thanks to everyone who made it happen ^:)^
     
  14. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    As per above:
    Fiiiine. I'll fix it. THOUGH I WILL 'SHIP JACEKK TILL I DIE.

    All other noted typos have been fixed.
     
  15. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    A suggestion for a genre tag: "mystery" or something along those lines, for stories such as detective fiction, spy fiction etc.
     
  16. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    Never encountered any 'Handmaidens' fics. Are they that common, or are you future proofing?
     
  17. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    Now I kind of dare you. [face_cow]

    @Pandora writes them, a lot. And they used to be popular back in the days, too.
     
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  18. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Our initial list of characters came from FF.N. We got rid of a number that we knew were never used much here. But there were a number of people who wrote Sabé and other handmaiden fics.

    If only I liked writing Jacen... or Zekk
     
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  19. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    I owe you & my goats a milk story...from a year ago...with Luke... ;)
     
  20. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Maybe I was projecting! :p
    But yeah, now I kinda need this in my life.
     
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  21. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    [​IMG]

    SO...HAIR BESA MOOIE WEIRD QUESTION:

    Would a "Human" tag make sense? I have both humans and Non-Humans in some stories and I don't want the perceived lack of Humans to put people off.

    Also, Obi-Wan, with capital "W". :)
     
  22. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    We probably won't comment on every accepted/rejected suggestion, but given limit of 10 tags per thread, I don't think it will be used.

    Also, none of the actual tags have capitals at all.
     
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  23. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    I know, but for the sake of the index... #perfectionist #nerd #webdev
     
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  24. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    Only because I have a chip on my shoulder about this, do we have a non or negligible SW warning, for stuff that was intended for NSWFF, but got pulled over here because the author mentioned or cameo'd a SW element.

    I saw that we have 'crossover', but that would imply more or equal SW content, I feel.
     
  25. divapilot

    divapilot Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Will you be adding Rose? And as other characters pop up as the movies get released, will this list be editable in the future or are you planning to pretty much lock it down?

    Also, this is an awesome feature and it finally gives some type of a search! :D
     
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