More tags being available for topics would be nice as then users and creators alike can engage with content they want to see, and the muting system helps them avoid content that they aren’t interested in. The current tag system does function, however with how limited it is there is detail lost, not only for users ease, but also for SEO My main issue with the mute function is that it doesn’t completely hide the content from a user
Instead of requiring all the tags on a post to be within a slowly growing list, make some tags be creator tags, and the rest be user suggested. The creator tags would be seen before clicking a post, and would help categorize broadly (VR, pmv, etc.) while the ‘user’ tags would be anything and everything in the post (wether it’s Asian, Latina, edm, electronic etc.) shown only once you open the post, and expand their tags.
User tags could be a suggestion/dislike where users can suggest/vote for a tag, and the most voted tags could be highlighted before entering the post. If a tag only has 1 vote/suggestion, and receives a ‘dislike’ it could remain until it receives another dislike.
The main reason I bring this to the table is so not only to help organize, but also so that we can have more personalized muting/ the ability to hide more specific things. This would allow people to log into the site, and not have to see something they don’t want to see.
Right now you can mute tags yes, but they still appear in the suggestions at the bottom of pages, and in searches so the content isn’t fully hidden. I recognize the search menu is a bit contradictory, but you can still see a muted tag when searching for content from a specific user, and still don’t want to see x tag, as well as many other searches. (Unless I’m ignorant to some way to have more robust searches that can hide tags, totally possible)
Giving the users the ability to completely hide specific content is the most important takeaway from this, however I don’t want content that is not specific enough to be hidden from a user, which is the problem with the limited tags. A user may enjoy the furry tag, but not want to see MLP content. A larger user-submitted tag pool could solve that issue naturally when combined with a proper mute.
I hope this isn’t asking too much. I don’t really know what the dev for this site looks like, but I do really appreciate the work put into maintaining and hosting this site, and want to see it be even better if possible!