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Why Tags Matter

Derpibooru has a lot of different types of content and almost any type of artwork and most types of meta content are allowed, thus, the use of filters to only see that which you want to is essential. Tags are a necessity for filtering to work, and rating tags are the most important because they capture large categorical distinctions of content type.

Important Tags

These are the most important tags, which you should start out with before considering others.

The rating tags

These very special tags group content into broad categories. They appear blue with fancy tags. Note that any ratings can coexist on an image unless otherwise specified here.

At minimum, you must tag an image with at least one of the rating tags.

The safe rating

The sexual ratings (one per image)

  • suggestive (87563)

    Sexual in an implied manner.

    • Mostly-bare breasts/buttcheeks/crotch on those that normally wear clothes
    • Sexualized scenarios (adults in diapers, transgender transformation, etc.)
    • Sexualized touching of breasts/buttcheeks
    • Sexually emphasized body areas, such as "presenting" poses or "feet worship"
    • Pubic hair (note that use as a censor is questionable for almost-visible genitals)
    • Imagery suggestive of genitals (such as a sub sandwich attached to a crotch)
    • Tongue-kissing
    • Sexual innuendo
    • References to genitalia/sex/sex acts

  • questionable (87033)

    Sexual in an outright, but not full-on, manner.

    • Nipples on breasts
    • Sexualized gross scenarios (being in a stomach, morbid obesity, diaper soiling, watersports, eyeball licking, etc.)
    • Genitals that are almost visible or visible as vague outlines through clothing (detailed would be explicit)
    • Moderately detailed anuses (such as a star in a circle), note that simple anuses (such as just a star) are like any normal body part (safe, suggestive if sexualized)
    • Sexualized touching of the following areas:
      • Nipples
      • Crotch
      • Between buttcheeks or around the anus
    • Sex toys
    • Sexual acts (but not sex) with things representing genitals (such as licking a sub sandwich/horn like a penis)
    • Implicit insertions (clearly going up a hole, but not visible and not done for them to get off, such as enemas or a comedic shove)
    • Descriptions of sex

  • explicit (220867)

    Sex and showing what we use for it.

    • Genitals (penis, vagina/vulva, balls, etc.), note that sheaths are like any normal body part (safe until sexualized)
    • Detailed anuses
    • Sex (genital/anal stimulation, even if not visible)
    • Sexual bodily fluids (cum, precum, or vaginal fluids)
    • Extremely detailed descriptions of sex

The dark ratings (one per image)

The gross rating


Other important tags

You will likely be banned for repeatedly not tagging these, as with ratings.


Orientation Tags

These tags apply for any sexual or romantic acts as well as relationships, and no two are mutually exclusive. Note that female by default does not include futa.
You likely won't be banned for forgetting these tags, but they are still important.


Common tags

These are generally expected on upload, but are less important.