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[admin/mod post] tag it! - tagging guidelines/tag request post 
16th-Aug-2009 08:26 pm
can't stop what's coming

Tag it!

Tagging - an intro
How to tag your posts
Request/suggest a new tag

Tagging - an intro:

An example of tags used on a recently posted fic:

    &fic, [character: sam], [genre: gen], [setting: season 6], delerium, fever, flu

This comm uses a possibly terrifying, sorryyyy tagging system so that we can make this place nice and searchable. Posts are tagged by what type/types of Dean-focused hurt/comfort they feature, e.g, fever, PTSD, etc. More examples can be found at our complete tags-list. This is super useful if you're looking to read, for example, all the hypothermic!Dean fic you can get your hands on - just click the 'hypothermia/extreme cold' tag and voila - as well as being a kind of warning system if there are certain kinds of h/c you'd prefer to avoid. Please note that these illness and injury tags are for Dean only, as people use the tags here to search for specific types of Dean h/c.

Along with types of Dean-centric h/c, posts are tagged by:

  • type of media, e.g., &fic, &art, &meta/discussion, &vids, etc.
  • characters, e.g., [character: Sam], [character: Castiel], etc. Dean has no tag. ;D
  • genre/pairing, e.g., [genre: gen], [genre: het], [pairing: Dean/Sam], etc.
  • setting, (if possible) e.g., [setting: season 7], [setting: pre-series], etc.

    See the aforementioned complete tags-list for a more comprehensive list of available tags. Relatedly, if you hit "edit tags" after posting, you'll be able to see the full tags-list and pick and choose from it to your heart's content!

    If you have any questions about tagging that aren't answered here or below, or if you just need help with it, feel free to contact a mod.

    How to tag your posts:

    Step 1:

    See tagging - an intro, above. Then take a peek at our available tags to see if the ones you need already exist.

  • If you can’t find what you’re looking for as far as h/c-oriented tags go:

  • a) Think of a generic term for it and check to see if it’s listed as that instead. For example, instead of searching for 'sleep apnea', search for 'sleep disorder.' Or instead of searching for 'Dean/Uriel', a rare pairing, search for 'Dean/supernatural character.'
    b) There are nonspecific tags for 'illness (misc./other/uncategorized)' and 'injury (misc./other/uncategorized)' if your fic/fanwork isn't easily categorized.
    c) There are tags for ‘supernatural illness’ and 'supernatural injury/trauma.' Does your fic/fanwork fit there?

  • If you can’t find what you’re looking for as far as other tags go, such as character, genre, pairing, or episode tags:

  • Think of a generic form of it and check to see if it’s listed as that instead. For example, instead of searching for 'Dean/tentacle monster', search for 'Dean/supernatural character.' We won't be making tags for characters or pairings that are extremely rare, but we'll try to be as inclusive as possible. As far as episode tags go, likewise, we're not adding one for every episode, but if there's a h/c-producing ep you'd like to see added to the tags-list, let us know and we'll totally add it.

  • If you still can’t find what you’re looking for in the tags:

  • Let the mods know in this post, and we will either point you in the direction of a suitable tag, or create a new one for you.

  • What if I’m posting a WIP or a mystery-type fic and don’t want to give away the surprise as to what’s going on with Dean?

  • Tags you may want to use are ‘undisclosed' or 'undiagnosed/mysterious illness'

  • What if I need to use more than one tag?

  • Just put a comma between tags.

    Or, if you're going back and editing your tags after you've already posted, you can hit "edit tags" and select as many tags as you want from a drop-down list.

    Note: It's not necessary to provide a tag for absolutely every symptom/thing that happens to Dean in your fic, just what you feel are the primary ones.

    Step 2:

    Click the "post to: hoodie_time" button and you're done! Easy peasy.

    Request/suggest a new tag:

    Q: Can we create new tags ourselves?
    A: No. ;( This is because it's possible, due to spelling errors or discrepancies, that we could end up with many similar tags that are only used once or twice.

    Q: Will you add a new tag for me?
    A: As it says above, if you can’t find a suitable tag for your fic/fanwork, let the mods know in this post, and we will either point you in the direction of a suitable tag, or create a new one for you. ;)

    This post was compiled by maypoles and is posted under this account for organizational purposes.
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    29th-Aug-2011 03:40 pm (UTC)
    I added it! Haven't had a chance to read the fic yet, but just from the summary/tags, it looks awesomeeee.

    I'll be looking forward to your tags challenge fic too. <333
    9th-Jan-2012 05:17 pm (UTC)
    In the pairings tags, would it be possible to add Dean/Bobby. It's a new, popular pairing for myself, and as a bunch of the stories that i'm writing currently feature it, i'd like to tag it appropriately. If there's not enough interest for it, i understand.

    Thank you!
    10th-Jan-2012 03:11 am (UTC)
    Sure! Done. ;)
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    23rd-Apr-2012 03:36 am (UTC)
    Oh my gosh, the new bunch of yoga!Dean fic/art is making me so happyyy. <333

    The mods are talking about this now! The bonus, non-h/c tags are all things that do pop up fairly frequently in h/c fic, like shower/bath sharing, bed-sharing, etc., and things could get out of hand otherwise, but I think we're going to make a meditation/yoga/some sort of more encompassing tag to fulfill this, once we can think of one. One of us will get back to you.
    18th-Jul-2012 11:23 pm (UTC)
    Please add 'pairing: gordon/dean'. Thanks! :)
    20th-Jul-2012 03:03 am (UTC)
    Gordon. <333

    We're currently in the process of re-hauling some of our tags, including adding character tags and possibly cutting down on the number of rarely used pairing tags, but some sort of Gordon-y tag will be up soon and we'll tag your fic with it. ;) Thanks for posting here!
    7th-Jul-2013 12:26 pm (UTC)
    Hi guys, referring back to our conversation(s) on tumblr...
    That fic (First Steps) is still bothering me. So I was wondering if there was actually a way to tag for a) Dean not getting comfort in a particular fic while b) Dean being the one to provide comfort for X while not getting comfort himself.

    Seriously, this is bothering me so much the way it's been handled on show for the past (eight?) seasons that it absolutely squicks me to read a fic that seems to imply that this whole thing is actually okay.

    Then again, if nobody else is bothered by this, and if you don't even get that type of fic an awful lot, I'll just muddle through...

    Thanks again for taking your time to talk to me on tumblr about this and I understand everything you're saying and you're doing a great job running this comm. <3
    7th-Jul-2013 05:58 pm (UTC)
    We're currently discussing how to deal with the issue, and a tag is pretty likely. I get why it upsets you, you're certainly not alone in that, and we're gonna try to find a solution. We might put up a discussion post for the comm at large, too. :)
    7th-Jul-2013 07:36 pm (UTC)
    Thanks, I really appreciate the time you're giving this! <3
    7th-Jul-2013 08:41 pm (UTC)
    That's what we're here for! <3 Entry is being drafted, will be posted either tonight or tomorrow. :)
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