This pages aims at providing a quick reference on some tag which people usually have problem with. This only apply to image uploading, not searching. For more detail, see the tags pages.
Intended with characters with their eyes closed upward and smiling or not. Like: ^_^. Not like: v_v. You can complete it with "happy" or "smile" or ":3"
For characters with their mouths in the "3" shape, like a cat.
For four panel manga. Not more, not less.
An intentional piece of hair that sticks up. Usually in the front or back of the head.
For characters with white hair and red eyes. Require both "red eyes" and "white hair" tags.
Goes over the clothes, can be frilly, but can't be naked! It's not necessary to add if for "maid" and "waitress".
One barefoot is enough to be tagged. When there is stockings, sandals, or shoes, the tag shouldn't be applied. The tag does apply is the foot is partially but not completely covered by bandages.
It requires sand. It doesn't include the sea. If you can see the sea in the image, also use the tag "water".
For birthday celebrations, including cake, presents, etc. Not for simple images with "Happy Birthday" written on it.
Bloomer are sport clothing, not fluffy undergarment
Footwear that covers most of the lower leg and sometimes up to the thigh.
Not meant for Chinese pants/outfits. For dresses!
A real life person dressing up as an anime or manga character. Does not apply to anime characters dressing up as another anime character.
Two people who appear to be in love, are showing affection, etc. Does not apply if they are a couple in the series but it is not shown in the image. Does apply if it is shown in the image but is not true in the series.
When a character is dressed as another character in a different anime, featured with a different character, portraying as another character, or it has an element of another series in another.
Can be tagged as such if the character has some of these element: "wings" "horn" "pointy ears" It's the mix of these element that make a character devil. Devilish smiling is not enough.
You must be able to see their joints/doll parts. Dolls who are so within a series should not have this tag unless you can tell they are dolls in the image.
Small girls with wings. Not the same as "tenshi".
Both for hand held fans and electronic fans.
For those pointy little teeth.
To be applied for whole flowers or flower petals that are not sakura.
For anything commonly edible in an image, except cake, sweets, or ice cream, which have their own tags. If a character is eating the food, replace the food tag with "eating".
Natural points on the face. Not to be confused with blush line.
Can be applied both when a person is playing a game or there is a game/game controller in the image.
Gothic is not "lolita fashion". Gothic use rather dark cloth, without frill. Other prominent item is spiky bracelet or necklace and belt.
For three or more people.
Not to be confused with "headdress" which have frills. A hair band is a simple accessory that hold the hair in place by tightening around the head. A ribbon might be tied on it for esthetic.
Not to be confused with "smile". It should be used with people having their mouth open, as in :D
The hime tag can be used for all girls showing sign of royalty, such as a crown or scepter.
Can also work for only one horn. May be applied for deer type antlers.
For ice in an image. Can be applied for Cirno's wings only if they appear as ice.
Meant for long sleeves, not pullovers or vests. You should be able to see something underneath it.
A long kimono or if you cannot tell whether it's short or long.
For girls with magic girl appearance. Frilly clothing, wands, etc. Not for someone casting serious magic. For spell casting, you can add "magic"
A servant, with most of the time an apron covering also the chest, contrary to the waitress. Their dress tend also to be unicolored. If you use the "maid" tag, you don't need to use the "dress" or "apron" tags.
For multiple paneled manga, except 4.
For eyeglasses. Not the same as the "goggles" or "sunglasses" tags.
For images composed of various shades of only one color. It can be added to the "manga" tag.
For images with music notes or sheet music, for example: http://e-shuushuu.net/image/445445/ Can be used with "music player" "musical instrument" and "singing" if those elements are also in the image.
For hairbuns, one or two.
Hot springs in which people bath. It's generally outdoor. It should not be confused with household bathtubs.
Cherry blossoms. Can be on tree or floating through the air. If you see the trunk or the branch of the tree, you can add the "tree" tag.
Often of dark blue, or white color, there might also be a name tag on the chest. The mizugi can also be split in two parts, and there is often a seam down the side.
Seifuku is a school uniform. It includes already the eventual "skirt" and "ribbon" tag if they are part of it. However, "jacket", "hat", and "tie" are not included and should be added when seen. If a seifuku is also a dress, both the "seifuku" and "dress" tags may be added.
A kimono cut to the knee or elbow.
For formal images with males or females dressed up with slacks, blazer, and tie/bow tie. When containing a jacket or a tie with the suit, it still needs to be tagged.
For multiple sweatdrops. Usually appears when it's hot or after physical activities.
A bead of sweat. It's used so as to represent emotions such as embarrassment, exasperation, confusion or shock.
School backpack used for primary school.
Image must be focused on the background rather than the girl. A majority of the image should be something other than the characters.
Not to be confused with "happy". Smile is usually closed mouth, having this shape :). Teeth can be visible.
Shining dot in the sky at night. Include also stars shaped object.
Should be used for white wings, and/or halo.
For stocking above the knee. It shouldn't be use for pantyhose which totally cover the legs, thus not revealing skin at all.
Include all sorts of uniform, except "nun" "waitress" "maid" "seifuku".
For girls with vampire traits (pale skin, fangs, wings, etc.) showing signs of bloodlust, drinking blood, etc. Vampires who are so within a series should not have this tag unless you can tell they are vampires in the image.
A servant in a cafe, or restaurant. Can be distinguished with the apron, which only protect the skirt contrary to the maid. In case of maid cafe, don't use the "waitress" tag.
For miko, mahou shoujo, and magic wands. Not for use with staffs.
If it doesn't fit "ninja" "samurai" "valkyrie" or "soldier". Can be used for people wearing armor.
Both for circular waterfloats or board waterfloats (kickboards).
Requires a witch-like appearance. Hat, broom, etc.