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Tag Alias: age_regression -> young

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I'd go for an implication. The young tag states that it's for images where the character in question is in a younger state than they are usually portrayed. While it does mention children, it doesn't actually specify an age, so unless we change the wiki, an image of an 80 year old reverting to a 40 year old WOULD fall under both age_regression and young.

But I do agree than an alias is a bad idea.

Algasir said: While it does mention children, it doesn't actually specify an age, so unless we change the wiki, an image of an 80 year old reverting to a 40 year old WOULD fall under both age_regression and young.

True. But I suppose if we do use it to just mean "younger than usually portrayed" then it's exactly equivalent to young.

NWF_Renim said: Just quickly glancing over it, the original intention for age_regression seems to be to display more than one stage of being younger or to display something that indicates a transformation to the younger stage (which is normally lacking in most young images).

Or we do this, and use it only for images showing a direct comparison between two or more.

Although there are very few of these, and 3+ is incredibly rare.

Algasir said:
Though in Rydia's case she actually reverted to her child clothes as well, but... fanart.

Eh? Not in post #278601, she didn't. That lace-up bodysuit and the thigh-high boots are definitely her adult costume. Child Rydia wore Roman-style sandals and a leotard.

Algasir said:
The main indicator for age_regression is typically oversized_clothes.

What do we tag the opposite, when the characters has grown to adult form and is getting too big for their clothes, as in post #706701? People seem to indicate age_progression as the opposite of age_regression, but the current wiki and some of the commenters here seem to want it exclusively focused on there being visible stages. If it's not and we only have context, what is the tag to use?

Not the clothes... I mean the implied rapid aging (it's not always going to result in undersized clothes - it's just one example), as age_regression is sometimes used for de-aging (and now that I check de-aging is even aliased). It would help to have consistent opposites on the matter and use age_progression, but I don't want to edit the wiki and start applying the tag without any consensus.

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