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Gradonil_Ral
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Actually, there should be a space before and after the slash. You must've put "Host/Hostess" instead of "Host / Hostess" in the advanced search.

See? It's working just fine.

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Oh! Thanks.

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Hero/es & super hero/es are essentially the same thing.

Also, African-American? Because you're black doesn't mean you're American.

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I think heroes and superheroes are different... a hero could be a character that goes on a quest to save the world, while a superhero is a very specific type of hero that has superpowers, often wears a characteristic costume, and usually doesn't go on a long adventure but instead fights villains/monsters and saves people in a more or less episodic way. It's fair to say that every superhero is a hero, but since not every hero is a superhero, I think it's fine to have separate tags for them.

About the African-American tag, you're definitely right, most likely a lot of times the tagged series don't really have black Americans. But what should it be renamed to? "Black People" as a tag seems a bit odd...

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What about dark skin? it doesnt sound bad but may be in conflic with indian skin types and those in philipines.

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I think heroes and superheroes are different... a hero could be a character that goes on a quest to save the world, while a superhero is a very specific type of hero that has superpowers, often wears a characteristic costume, and usually doesn't go on a long adventure but instead fights villains/mon ...

These two tags are used interchangeably. They're mostly the same series. And we have the genre "adventure" for your first type. Honestly, a category description feature could go a long way.

Black Characters? People of African Origin?

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These two tags are used interchangeably. They're mostly the same series. And we have the genre "adventure" for your first type. Honestly, a category description feature could go a long way.


a hero can be someone like densha otoko. a coward going up against a drunkard to stop him molesting someone.
well, a firefighter carrying someone out of a burning building with his life on the line.

ordinary people without superpowers. definitely different categories

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These two tags are used interchangeably. They're mostly the same series. And we have the genre "adventure" for your first type.
If people are mixing up the two tags, then that just needs to be fixed for the mislabeled series. I still think a superhero is a specific enough kind of hero (with the series featuring superheroes tending to be of a characteristic style also) to get its own separate tag, so people mixing them up doesn't seem like a good enough reason to just merge them. And there are other kinds of non-super heroes besides the adventure kind, so just the adventure genre isn't enough to distinguish superhero series. Also, I looked at a dozen or so under both tags and the ones I saw seemed appropriately tagged (except I did find Kamen Rider Spirits under the wrong one), so I think most people understand the difference and are labeling them properly. When I have some more time I'll probably go through the lists for both and fix any mislabeled ones.

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Honestly, a category description feature could go a long way.
Definitely. I will be very happy if/when category descriptions are implemented.

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Black Characters? People of African Origin?
"Black characters" sounds pretty good--that way country of origin isn't an issue, it doesn't sound awkward as a tag like "black people," and doesn't get confused with Indian and other darker-skinned races like "dark-skinned characters" would. But I don't want people tagging series as having black characters if the character isn't very important, so I went with "black main character."

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Why is there a category for Female Author? Isn't that a little too generic? Should we have Male
Authors too?

Edit: also, there is a category for Repetitive. I think we should refrain from editorials as categories, as much as I would like to have otherwise.

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Ok, I deleted the female author tag (female mangaka are not uncommon at all, so there's nothing special to make it worth having a tag about).

About the repetitive tag... I feel a little on the fence about it. A manga could be objectively repetitive (for example, the style of episodic manga where each episode has the same formula, like in Doraemon). Then again, the tag seems easy to abuse (it's agreed that subjective tags aren't appropriate). Anybody, thoughts?

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Well, you know how I feel about it, seeing as how the mangas that are tagged with it aren't very well-known or well-reviewed.

The scenario you described as being repetitive could be classified with less ambiguous (and less prone to abuse) tags such as:
- Repetition
- Formulaic
- Episodic (which already exists)
etc.

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What about a committee tag?
I saw there was one for Disciplinary Committee, and that's the only sort of committee in the tags. ( I checked with ctrl F the word committee, only one result)
I've ran into stories where there's a library committee , beautification committee, others I can't remember at the moment. Even the tag Student Council doesn't work with these other committees.

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Why is there a category for Female Author? Isn't that a little too generic? Should we have Male
Authors too?

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Ok, I deleted the female author tag (female mangaka are not uncommon at all, so there's nothing special to make it worth having a tag about).

The Female Author tag was implicitly understood as "Female Author (in male demographics)" aka Shounen/Seinen which is a rare occurrence and quite an interesting tidbit. I think there's a deceased author tag as well? So I don't see why this shouldn't exist. I, for one, didn't know Sekirei's mangaka was Female. Alternatively one could be made for Male Authors in Shoujo/Josei. I ask for it to be re-made.

(Again, a category description would be really useful. coughmanickcough)

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Having a (female/male) author who writes a manga and having a (female/male) author in a manga are two separate people, and would cause confusion whether a (female/male) author actually exists in said manga. Also I think it is a bit silly (and perhaps a bit overboard) to name every work done by a (female/male) author.

As for the repetitive discussion, I say formualic or episodic; either of these two tags are fine with me.

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Sorry if it has been proposed already but I only do a quick search. About the Adapted to/from something or the awards categories, wouldn't it be better if they were in a separate section like the genres are. Because they are obvious categories that it is difficult to disagree with (hence they have generally lots of positive votes) and I find they take the place of real plot categories.

Also I strongly support the needs of a category definitions. It would also be nice if it was possible to have category links/tree like it is done on Wikis. Ex Dead Parents is a subcategory of Dead Family Members which is a subcategory of Death, etc...

On a completely unrelated matter, I have noticed there is Japan category. I seriously doubt of its usefulness in a manga database... And from the series I know which were tagged, I wonder why they were.

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