Migrated from topic #14245.
For context, I'm talking about tags like long_image, absurdres, md5_mismatch, and translation request - there are many (and that page doesn't even have them all). The idea is that these would show up in a separate list from the General tags, maybe under them and above the Information section.
How much trouble would it cause to create a separate tag type for "technical" tags such as these? As in separate from copy, artist, char, general. Right now technical tags are categorized as general but now we have a fair number of them and I think it would help to move them out of the general tag area to keep both cleaner and easier to see. Tags like highres and tall image could also go in there so that the general tags only described the actual content of the image.
Umm, hmm. I'd be for it, but I guess it really depends on what the code maintainers think. @Type-kun @evazion Think there would be some demand now to make a separate tag type outside of general for tags that don't describe the image? A "technical" type, as ☆♪ describes.
About a different tag type... relevant conversation, issue #2358.
There's a list of such tags in tag group:metatags. I do think it's a good idea and in fact, Sankaku already has this. As for how much trouble it would be, it wouldn't be that hard, but it's not entirely trivial either. There are a fair number of places scattered throughout the code that are hardcoded for the 4 current tag types that would have to be fixed.
This might be more of a feature request than a topic for discussion, but I thought I'd see if anyone had a different idea of how to handle this, or thought it was a bad idea for some reason.