Which tags do you exclude by default?

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Do you exclude any tags by default?

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#1 by rampaa
2019-07-13 at 14:36
Everyone has their dislikes and things they don't even want to see. And thankfully, VNDB allows us to filter out things we don't want to see by default. So I've got a little bit curious about how many people use this feature and which tags do they exclude by default to make VNDB a better experience for themselves.

As for me, I exclude the following tags by default:

Boy x Boy Romance Only
Male on Male Sex Only
Otome Game
Pre-rendered 3D Graphics
Seme Protagonist
Uke Protagonist
#2 by yorhel
2019-07-13 at 14:49
Interesting question. I hope I'm not spoiling this thread with some stats.

839 users have at least one tag excluded by default and here's the top 20 most excluded tags:

377: Male on Male Sex
198: Otome Game
181: No Sexual Content
156: Boy x Boy Romance
118: Netorare
85: Boy x Boy Romance Only
60: Rape
59: Guro
57: Female Protagonist
55: Nukige
51: Scat
50: Group Sex of One Female and Several Males
48: Tentacle Rape
45: Male on Male Rape
43: Futanari Heroine
43: Girl x Girl Romance Only
38: Kinetic Novel
38: Lesbian Sex
37: Low Sexual Content
33: Girl x Girl Romance
#3 by rampaa
2019-07-13 at 15:06
Thanks for the stats!

May I ask how many tags are there in total that's being excluded by default by at least one person?Last modified on 2019-07-13 at 15:08
#4 by yorhel
2019-07-13 at 15:25
537 unique tags are being excluded, 3867 in total (= ~4.6 tags/user average).
#5 by kei-tr
2019-07-13 at 15:26
But that stats counts only searches while users logged in right? I don't think huge percentage of users log in just to browse site.

Here is mine:

Otome Game
Only Trap Heroines
Boy x Boy Romance Only
Girl x Girl Romance Only
Male on Male Sex Only
Lesbian Sex Only
Only Bad Endings
Unavoidable Harem Ending
#6 by yorhel
2019-07-13 at 15:30
Yeah, it only counts users who hit the "Save as default" button. I don't have stats from regular searches, logged in or otherwise.
#7 by ramaladni
2019-07-13 at 17:20
I have none, because I don't trust people to *always* tag correctly. For example, I would've blacklisted "Otome" but then there's those games that people tagged as Otome just because there's a female protagonist.

I used to filter games out by original japanese language only, but it annoyed me whenever I wanted to look up an OEL game.
#8 by gilgamesh157
2019-07-13 at 17:24
Only Netorare and Only Bad Endings. Can't stand it, I get mad just by reading the synopsis hahaha
#9 by rampaa
2019-07-13 at 17:49
Excluding Only Bad Endings results in not being able to see VNs like Saya no Uta (which has the meager tag score of 0.5).

Excluding Male on Male Sex results in not being able to see VNs like Subarashiki Hibi ~Furenzoku Sonzai~ and Eroge! ~H mo Game mo Kaihatsu Zanmai~ (which have the tag score of 0.4 and 0.7, respectively).

I think a good portion of the people who exclude those tags would not really want to avoid those VNs. But alas, we can't really exclude VNs with a tag score treshold.Last modified on 2019-07-13 at 17:50
#10 by fuukanou
2019-07-13 at 17:51
JP original language but otherwise default.
#11 by warfoki
2019-07-13 at 17:51
At the risk of looking like a complete moron: how do you exclude a tag "by default"? What does that even mean? Is this just a fancy way of saying that you use the "Tags to exclude" field when using the search engine or is there a way to have that automatically filed out somehow? I went through the FAQ and found nothing on this feature if it is indeed one...
#12 by rampaa
2019-07-13 at 17:53
@warfoki You fill in the "Tags to exclude" field with the tags that you want to be excluded automatically and press "Save as Default".Last modified on 2019-07-13 at 17:55
#13 by warfoki
2019-07-13 at 17:55
Oh, right, that button exists... nevermind then.

Never used it as I regularly search for all kinds of stuff for moderation purposes, a lot of stuff not showing up because I forgot to reset the default search options is not particularly helpful.
#14 by kiru
2019-07-13 at 17:58
Otome Game
Only Trap Heroines
Boy x Boy Romance Only

Basically stuff where I can be absolutely sure that I'd not be interested. As such the tags basically don't allow other content to be there, that's interesting for me, no matter its strength. (i.e. just because the game has one yaoi scene doesn't mean I definitely don't want to know about it)

Mistagging might be a thing, but I've not yet really seen this issue happen much with otome games, so I'm keeping it. But the risk is definitely always there. All it needs is one troll.
#15 by surferdude
2019-07-13 at 20:41
Boy x Boy Romance Only
Male on Male Sex Only
Male on Futanari
Male on Male Rape
Only Trap Heroines
Futanari on Male
Futanari on Futanari
Protagonist-organised Netorare
All the Way Through
#16 by eacil
2019-07-13 at 21:04
Only Virgin Heroines
Snowflake Protagonist
High School
Plants & FlowersLast modified on 2019-07-13 at 21:06
#17 by shinytentacool
2019-07-13 at 21:56
No Sexual Content

I want all the dirty. All
#18 by truetakuma
2019-07-13 at 22:09
Obviously. A bit redundant but it cover all my needs.

No Sexual Content
Otome Game
Girl x Girl Romance
Boy x Boy Romance
Lesbian Sex
Male on Male Sex
Blood-related Sister Heroine
All Heroines are Protagonist's Sister(s)
Single Hole Double Penetration
Double Penetration (Group Sex)
Gang Bang
Sex Involving Smegma
Male on Futanari
Futanari on Female
Penis Growth
Futanari Heroine
Homosexual Protagonist
Homosexual Hero
Lesbian Heroine
Trap Heroine
Trap on Male
Trap Protagonist
Transgender Heroine
Strap-on Dildos
FurryLast modified on 2019-07-13 at 22:38
#19 by bobjr2000
2019-07-13 at 22:24
I tend to do more include instead of exclude which seems to filter out most, but once in awhile if have itch I try to find more perfect vn I used exclude. Which I don't think I ever found something good being too picky with tags.

Group Sex of Multiple Females and Males
Group Sex of One Female and Several Males
Death of Protagonist
Death of Heroine
Slutty Heroine
Consensual Sex Involving Tentacles

The only tag looking through everyone's list I don't include even though I hate it is kinetic novel, which personal ruins the whole point. Single ending and unavoidable harem ending are others I hate as well.Last modified on 2019-07-13 at 22:31
#20 by rampaa
2019-07-14 at 17:49
#18 I can't seem to exclude (or include, for that matter) more than 10 tags at a time. It says "Too many items selected". So, how did you manage to make all of those tags excluded?

@Yorhel, can the upper limit of tags we can exclude be increased?
#21 by yorhel
2019-07-14 at 17:51
I added that hard upper limit a few days ago; It used to be possible to add a lot more in the past, but the UI would glitch if you did.

I'll see if I can fix that.
#22 by sakurakoi
2019-07-14 at 18:07
Realtime 3D
Photographic Sprites
Only Trap Heroines
Pre-rendered 3D Graphics
Male on Male Sex Only
Boy x Boy Romance Only

Also only stuff from this century and only originally Japanese. I don't even need to exclude Furry~
#23 by yorhel
2019-07-15 at 10:40
@Yorhel, can the upper limit of tags we can exclude be increased?
Done, it's 50 now.
#24 by rampaa
2019-07-15 at 11:49
#25 by forever-here
2019-07-15 at 11:59
@17 you perfectly illustrate to me why I shouldn't exclude tags at all. in your example that would remove VNs like

Umineko no Naku Koro ni
True Remembrance
Katawa Shoujo

which all had high scores for a reason. lesson learned: never exclude tagsLast modified on 2019-07-15 at 11:59


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