Danbooru

replace on_vehicle

Posted under Tags

The bulk update request #10460 has been rejected.

remove alias on_car -> on_vehicle
deprecate on_vehicle

I think it would be more useful to be specific and use on_car, on_motorcycle, on_tank, on_train etc

Secondly, "on a vehicle" has different connotations and usages for different vehicles. For example, "sitting on a car" strongly implies two things: the car is not moving and the person sitting is not in a position to drive. "Sitting in a car" has neither of those implications. However, someone "sitting on a bicycle/motorcycle/scooter" can operate it, and it can be moving, while "sitting in a bicycle" is a non sequitur since it doesn't have an interior. But then one usually rides "on a train" rather than "in a train", despite it having an interior anyway.

I'm not really in favor of these efforts of deprecating broad tags, especially when it means creating tons of niche tags for the uncommon vehicles like tractors (post #5376943), construction machines (post #5283554), or whatever this contraption is post #4115605. Not every vehicle may end up fitting into normal vehicle names, which is where a broader tag would be valuable to have.

Also doing this would simply make it that much easier for mistagging to happen. Using tag names like on_airplane, on_train, on_bus, etc are all first going make people assume the tags are for depictions of people riding aboard the vehicle, not sitting atop of it.

NWF_Renim said:

Also doing this would simply make it that much easier for mistagging to happen. Using tag names like on_airplane, on_train, on_bus, etc are all first going make people assume the tags are for depictions of people riding aboard the vehicle, not sitting atop of it.

That already happens with on_vehicle: 1 2 3

Arcana55 said:

That already happens with on_vehicle: 1 2 3

If you're trying to prove that this is some kind of pervasive problem, you're going to need to point to more than just a handful of mistags all by the same user.

Also, I'm not convinced that your proposed BUR would have prevented this anyway. Anyone who thinks those posts count as on_vehicle probably would have tagged them on_car as well. Unlike "on a train" or "on a bus", no native English speaker uses the phrase "on a car" for someone sitting in one of the seats, whether it's a convertible or not.

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