Tags are added by the topic creator, not the staff. The one minor exception is the #diaper-dimension tag. That tag was automatically added to a bunch of threads back in June right after we migrated from vBulletin to Discourse. I’m literally the last person to try and explain what the Diaper Dimension is.
Honestly I think all the tags that aren’t reserved for the @staff group are pretty useless, but that’s me. They really don’t do much besides add extra weight to relevance searches if you happen to use a tag as one of the keywords and a thread is tagged with it.
@TheGayWatcher I realize I probably should have made this clearer. Except the #adminitrivia, #announcements, and #banned-users tags, none of the tags on threads were created by staff members. They were created by the topic authors themselves. As such, even if the tags page supported adding descriptions, it would be a mess to do so.
For example, the #messing tag in theory means characters messing their underwear (whether diapers, pull-ups, or regular underwear) but there was a (now deleted) story that has that tag because the little in it would regularly create huge messes with their toys.
While I wouldn’t have used that tag in the latter case, it made sense to the author.
I think I initially used the weirdness when writing some of my more ‘out there’ or experimental (at least experimental for me) stories, but I don’t have some kind of emotional connection to it. So if nobody else is using it and it makes things easier if it’s not there, I can remove it.
…Someone actually noticed the cheezits tag and they’re not staff/ admin? I’m impressed. I’d actually forgotten about it. It means nothing except for me having fun with tags because yolo and y nawt?
But since we’re discussing tags. I’ll share that I’ve been wanting to tag all my works with Dead Dove Do Not Eat. I’ve seen people using it on archive of our own for fetish stories. And it’s a very wtf kind of tag.
I don’t remember setting that restriction originally, but I’m sure I had my reasons. I might lower it after I clean up the tags list though. There’s a bunch of tags that make no sense or just not used (or at least not in a reasonable context)