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*_nails tags to imply nail polish

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BUR #329 is pending approval.

create implication aqua_nails -> nail_polish
create implication purple_nails -> nail_polish
create implication blue_nails -> nail_polish
create implication green_nails -> nail_polish
create implication pink_nails -> nail_polish
create implication red_nails -> nail_polish
create implication black_nails -> nail_polish

Pretty much all of these should be tagged with nail polish anyways, the number of nail polish posts (692) is less than the actual number of all of these tags combined (781).

There are of course other *_nails tags but I went and tagged them up with nail_polish or removed them if they were too bad to be counted as having nail tags to begin with, but those should also be implied to nail_polish as well.

Okay, so I read the linked thread... then I went ahead and read other three that were linked in that one too. This specific BUR has been made there at least 2 or three times and ended up rejected every time.

Reason given on Danbooru for un-implying them in the first place:

In general, an unusual nail color shouldn't imply nail polish for the same reason green hair shouldn't imply hair dye: artists are not bound by real-world limitations on what colors are and are not possible to occur naturally.

The argument I'm gathering here is that there are characters that can have nail colors that are unusual in reality, but in fiction, may not be so out of place. To say it's "nail polish" just because it's different from how an average humans' finger/toenails appear makes it incorrect, I guess.

ANJU said:

Okay, so I read the linked thread... then I went ahead and read other three that were linked in that one too. This specific BUR has been made there at least 2 or three times and ended up rejected every time.

The argument I'm gathering here is that there are characters that can have nail colors that are unusual in reality, but in fiction, may not be so out of place. To say it's "nail polish" just because it's different from how an average humans' finger/toenails appear makes it incorrect, I guess.

Well in my opinion that would be like not tagging shirt if some mutant character had a built-in shirt. Maybe you might have an argument, but in my opinion, if it looks like nail polish, it pretty much should be nail polish and any business of "but my waifu's nails aren't painted black, they ARE black!" is a lore explanation that means nothing on how they should be tagged.

I'm not really trying to make an argument, I was only offering my takeaway from Danbooru discussions about the subject.

Using an explanation like you offered is canon tagging.. eh, or canon non-tagging... because while a specific character may normally have unusually colored nails, unless the uploader actually knows those details about the character, they're just going to assume it's nail polish anyway.

Wouldn't it be simpler to remove the alias colored_nails -> nail_polish, make these implications to colored_nails & keep nail_polish as a separate thing for shiny, non-colored nails? I don't know much about makeup or similar things but this would make sense in my head.

Lyren said:

Wouldn't it be simpler to remove the alias colored_nails -> nail_polish, make these implications to colored_nails & keep nail_polish as a separate thing for shiny, non-colored nails? I don't know much about makeup or similar things but this would make sense in my head.

Well "nail polish" in typical language refers to what colored nails. I know there's like another term for shiny and non-colored nails but I've forgotten what it is, but it probably is nail polish as well. But really I haven't heard a lot of usage of "colored nails" in typical language, at least not here in The States. I've always just heard "painted nails" or "nail polish" to describe them. So really I wouldn't say this would be a good alias or implication at least.

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