Danbooru

Remove wink alias

Posted under Tags

BUR #19160 has been rejected.

remove alias wink -> one_eye_closed
create implication wink -> one_eye_closed

I'm really not sure why this is an alias; it seems (at least to me) quite obvious when something is a wink or when it isn't.

For example, there's a clear difference between posts which feature deliberate winks:

post #6620450
post #6480875
post #5780543
post #5856409

...and other one_eye_closed posts, which feature a range of scenarios including sleepy characters and winces:

post #5773863
post #4224694
post #4544366
post #6396003

I can only assume the tag was originally aliased because some users were adding it to every instance of one_eye_closed. However, aliasing it away seems like an extreme oversimplification, and if things really do get that bad, we can just call it a day and alias it back. It's worth trying again, especially when failure can be remedied with just a single line in a BUR.

Updated

Given how tags like this tend to go down I can't imagine this would ever go well. If this gets unaliased I imagine in about a year we'll be having another thread to alias them together again because our taggers couldn't tell the difference.

Talulah said:

Given how tags like this tend to go down I can't imagine this would ever go well. If this gets unaliased I imagine in about a year we'll be having another thread to alias them together again because our taggers couldn't tell the difference.

Even if that ends up being the case, reversing this BUR would take no effort at all. There's no harm in giving it another go.

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