All users must abide by the Keyword Policy. Be sure to read it in addition to the general information provided on this page.
Part of the submission process is providing relevant keywords. This section is dedicated to suggesting proper keywords & explaining what they actually mean.
How-To Enter Keywords
Keywords can be entered either on your own submissions (as you upload them or see the Edit Keywords link at the top of your exiting submissions) or as suggestions on other member's submissions. Suggestions take effect immediately, but may be refused. Unicode is supported so keywords containing characters other than the standard English alphabet are welcome. Keyword entries in the Inkbunny system are separated by commas and can be either single-word or multi-word keywords.
Please note that Inkbunny will automatically make all keywords lower case, and any use of upper case in this wiki page is for the ease of reading only.
Most keywords are single words separated by commas. In the updated system a space will be converted into a comma:
- male, fox, cloak, sword
- female, leopard, swimming, beach
- herm, lizard, nude, bathing
Additional keyword examples and suggestions can be found below.
It's possible to have multiple word keywords, simply use the underscore ("_") between the words you'd like to join:
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Listing genders is important to help users find content with genders they enjoy while avoid content with genders they don't. Because of this some gender keywords are required and others are not:
Required Gender Keywords
Optional Gender Keywords
There is not a standardized way of listing gender interactions. These are only suggestions and examples.
Here is a short list of commonly used descriptors for genders found in art.
- m (Man) - An adult with male genitalia.
- b (Boy) - A youth with male genitalia.
- f (Woman) - An adult with female genitalia.
- g (Girl) - A youth with female genitalia.
- h (Herm) - A character with both male & female genitalia.
Separated by slashes, combine all characters involved in the way they interact. Generally (but not always) the first listed is the gender taking the dominate role. This is harder to do when dealing with more than 2 characters, but just do what makes the most sense. Some examples:
- m/f - A Man with a Woman.
- f/g - A Woman with a Girl.
- m/m/b - Two Men and a Boy (often a threesome).
- m/h/f/m - A Man, Herm, Woman, and another Man (usually a group scene).
- Or any other combination that conveys what's happening in the submission. Have an entry for each pairing of characters in the submission if needed.
Accurately listing all species involved in a submission is required as explained in the Keyword Policy.
Simply add in the common species names of all the characters involved in the submission.
These are important to help users who are looking for or trying to avoid specific content. Here are some examples of proper keywords used to define age groups:
A kink refers to sexual subject matter of a submission (if any). Be sure to cover all major elements in a submission so all users can either find or avoid the submission based on it's content.
Here is an incomplete list of required keywords that must be added (if they apply):
- Blood - Whenever blood or blood-like fluids are present in a submission. Usually from violence or rape, sometimes from when a character is 'losing' their virginity.
- Cub - Youthful characters appearing in a scene (regardless of the type of activity they may be participating in).
- Incest - Intimate relationship with family members; usually adult/ (parent/offspring) or cub/cub (siblings/cousins).
- Necro - Characters engaging in sex acts with the deceased.
- Neoteny - Adult characters who retain youthful physical characteristics (but are not cub).
- Pee - Use of urination for sexual (watersports, marking) and/or non-sexual (relief) purposes.
- Rape - Characters forcing others to have sex against their will.
- Scat - Sex play including fecal matter.
- Vore - The eating of another character. Softvore is usually blood/gore-less, but Hardvore is quite messy and violent.
(Use your best judgement, please.)
Here are a few keywords that should be added (if they apply):
Themes is the description (through keywords) of important elements in the submission that would help people more fully understand what's happening in the submission before they even view it.
Some users enjoy swords & shields, others enjoy lasers & space travel. Identifying such themes through time can be an effective way of informing users what overall theme will be within a submission. Here's a list of examples:
If you would like to get more specific, location is a good keyword to add because it's fairly common for users to favor certain locations.
Identifying by name can be very useful for people looking for specific characters, or art done by specific artists. Here's a list of names that should be added to a submission's keywords:
- Characters in the submission
- Artist and/or Colorist who worked on the submission.
- Commissioner who paid for the submission (if applicable).
- Feel free to add other highly relevant keywords such as art style or media used, but please avoid inaccurate, misspelled & joke keywords.
- Using complicated words like scientific/medical terms is allowed but only if the lay-terms are also included. (eg. "alopex" may be added if "arctic_fox" is also included)
- Have a suggestion about how to make this wiki page better, or a suggestion on how to make keywords more effective? Open a Support Ticket and let the staff know.