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Posted 8/11/14
Hello,

Can you pls put the genre of an anime in their info section? The shows could also use some new genres, like harem, and supernatural.

I also suggest to remove tags completely, and just stick to genre. Tags maybe are good to give additional info, but i think it's difficult to keep it clean and free from unnecessary tags. ie: when i try to click romantic-comedy, it only gives me a very poor collection of rom-com anime, even though i knw there are more rom-com animes available in crunchyroll (maybe some other animes only have romance and comedy in their tags). I don't mind with tags if crunchyroll can keep it clean and not redundant.
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http://www.crunchyroll.com/videos/anime

You can sort all of the video's by their genre by clicking on the genre option, which brings down a select bar, where you simply check mark the genres you are looking for
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Posted 8/11/14

M_csquare wrote:
Can you pls put the genre of an anime in their info section? The shows could also use some new genres, like harem, and supernatural.

I also suggest to remove tags completely, and just stick to genre. Tags maybe are good to give additional info, but i think it's difficult to keep it clean and free from unnecessary tags. ie: when i try to click romantic-comedy, it only gives me a very poor collection of rom-com anime, even though i knw there are more rom-com animes available in crunchyroll (maybe some other animes only have romance and comedy in their tags). I don't mind with tags if crunchyroll can keep it clean and not redundant.
You might have some better luck with what you want here ...

I put quite a bit of work into this so far, and I'm not done adding features yet (recommendations someday, I hope) but the tags make a little more sense (Well, I think they do).

The problem with labeling with genres and tags is that it is all a judgement call where you would put something. Is a rom-com more romance than comedy, so then it's really a romance? Does the tag romance mean there's no comedy in it? Same thing with drama/comedy, or drama/romance. Or action/romance or any other combination you might think of. Lots of shows have both funny parts and sad parts. To restrict a given show to only one genre is to potentially limit someone from finding it. And no matter where you put it, someone is going to disagree.

To include it in several places may seem confusing at first, but it's better than excluding it and missing it completely.
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Posted 8/11/14
Thank you for the group recommendation. As a person who has a personal blog, i understand the hassle of putting the correct tag.

If you're having trouble with the tags, you could try to follow what steam does to their game. Basically, they let their customers to choose from pre-defined tags and decide which tags are the most appropriate for their game. Limit them so only 3-5 most popular tags are shown. The only downside i could think from this tag system is some ppl may want to troll/put the wrong tags on some shows. For that matter, i suggest that only premium members are allowed to vote for the tags.

The current tag system is not too bad, and i'm glad you guys are still improving it. Keep up the good work.
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Posted 8/20/16
How do we report improperly tagged shows?

I've found at least two harem shows now that are most definitely not shoujo.
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Posted 8/21/16

GovernorSilver wrote:

How do we report improperly tagged shows?

I've found at least two harem shows now that are most definitely not shoujo.


I don't believe there's a formal process for reporting problems with tags, but you could /contact customer support and open a ticket.
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Posted 8/22/16
Can we get a tag for anime series from before the year 2000? Like an 80s tag, and a 90s tag, or a "retro" tag? :
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