Tag Guide

Looking to suggest a tag?

Go to the Tag Suggestion Thread to propose a tag for staff to create! Before you do so, read through the Tag Creation section below to make sure your proposal meets the right requirements. (It'll also help to make sure the tag doesn't already exist! This guide contains a list of all existing tags on the site, so peruse that as well if you're unsure.)

What Are Tags?

Tags are single word- or single phrase-indicators used to categorize the Backrooms Wiki's wide diversity of articles by a number of different means, such as category, subject matter, setting, and genre—if there's a non-trivial way to sort it, there's likely a tag for it. Tags serve not only to organize, but to allow people to more easily narrow down the Backrooms library into sets of pages they'd be interested in.
Tags can have broad parameters, like the level tag, which encompasses every level page on the wiki. Some are more specific, like poicon2021, which contain all the extant articles written for the POI creation contest from 2021.

Untagged pages are more difficult to find, which is why it is important that every page on the site has at least one tag. A live list of untagged pages can be found on the Lowest Rated page, so that they can have tags applied to them appropriately.

Tagging Your Pages

Anyone can apply or edit tags on pages, but this should preferably be done with the permission of the page's author(s) if possible. Members of staff may apply new tags to pages without warning, but these are strictly for technical or organizational purposes.
That being said, if you've got a page in the works and you're not quite sure what tags to apply (or how to apply them), this guide will hopefully be of some help!


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Wikidot pages start out with no tags, so you'll have to add the tags to your page after it's been published. That's done using the Tags button located on the bottom menu.
You can type into the resulting text field to add tags. They're entered exactly as they read, and are separated by spaces.

Tags with multiple words in their name are strung together by hyphens. For example, masked-maidens is a valid single tag, but masked maidens registers as two separate tags instead.

Be sure you know what the tags you're applying to your page mean! That's what the Tag Directory below is for. Carefully picking out the right tags for your page prevents confusion on the part of your readers, and also prevents the staff team from having to sort tags out on their own. Adding irrelevant tags doesn't warrant staff action unless it's done repeatedly and/or maliciously.

You can add as many (applicable) tags to your page as you'd like! Adding relevant tags is a great way to convey what your page is about quickly and easily, and it'll show up when users search for specific tags whilst looking for articles they might want to read.

Tag Directory

This will hopefully stay up to date with every usable tag on the site—if it's behind, contact a staff member to get it fixed.

Level Attributes

These tags are used to describe different attributes of a level (separate from its SD class) such as environment and whether the level is infinite or not.

Tag Description Examples
aquatic A level that contains or is made of mostly water.
arctic A level that is characterized by being cold and snowy.
cavern A level that takes place inside a cave system or similar environments.
commercial A level that resembles areas of commerce such as offices, warehouses, and various businesses.
dead-end For levels that don't go to other levels or are nearly impossible to escape from.
desert A level that looks like a desert, typically one with lots of sand.
exterior A level that takes place in a generic location outside.
field A level that takes place in a field of some sort.
finite A level that has a finite size.
forested A level that resembles forests from Earth.
homelike A level that takes place inside a house, an apartment, a hotel, or anywhere else humans live.
industrial A level that takes place inside a factory or similar locations.
infinite A level that has an infinite size.
interior A level that takes place in an unspecified interior area.
roadway A level that resembles roadways like backroads, highways, and freeways.
urban A level that resembles residential places like neighborhoods or cities.
vehicular-level A level that takes place inside a vehicle of some sort.

Entity Attributes

These tags are used to describe the different attributes an entity has. There may be overlap between these attributes and the attributes Concord and IETS uses, but they are not the same.

Tag Description Examples
animalistic For entities with an appearance or behavior similar to an animal's.
botanical Entities who have biology that is similar to a plant's.
friendly For entities who are friendly or even helpful to wanderers.
hostile For entities who are hostile toward humans.
humanoid For entities with an appearance similar to a human's.
incorporeal For entities that do not have a physical form.
neutral For entities who are indifferent towards humans.
object-like For entities with an appearance that look similar to inanimate objects.
pathogenic For entities that cause disease.
sapient Entities who have an intelligence similar to a human's.

Creating New Tags

Tag creation is facilitated solely by staff members—don't go making new tags yourself! If you think a certain categorization warrants its own tag, you're free to suggest it to staff. Most categorizations have a page threshold they need to meet before they're considered worth having a tag for. (Contest, Theme, Technical/Utility, and other tags are created solely at staff discretion and cannot be requested by site users.)

  • Groups, Characters, Settings, SD Classes, and Canons must have at least 7 relevant articles by at least 3 authors to receive a tag of their own.
  • International tags must be affiliated with an official Backrooms wiki branch.
  • Primary/Secondary page categories, Genres, and Styles don't have any page threshold to fill, but typically a few pages have to fall under a certain distinction before it's considered its own thing.

If you think your tag suggestion meets these criteria, head over to the Tag Suggestion Thread to formally request its creation. Note that you'll have to provide a list of articles that would be appropriate for your suggested tag, so be sure to have those on hand.

That's about all! Tags are a powerful tool—use them wisely and your hard work will be recognized.

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