Can we please stop tagging ships into main movie and character tags? All ships please? A lot of people have been begging the Jelsa fandom to stop, including myself, and to be honest, it’s really a general shipping issue. Sure Jelsa is more popular, therefore it spams the tags more, but so does all the other ships involving any character. In the Rise of the Guardians tag, and the rotg tag, I see Jackunzel, Hijack, Jerida, and others, when it shouldn’t be tagged in the Rise of the Guardians tag at all. It’s so hard to see real posts about the movies and characters when it’s spammed with all the ships that exist out there.
I understand one of the characters is from the movie, but the other isn’t. Believe it or not, there are people who go into that tag JUST to see posts about one of their favorite movies, and don’t want to see ships in it. I know I want to go to the Jack Frost tag to see more Jack, but can’t because it’s full of Jelsa, and other ships. I don’t get to see Jack by himself, with his sister, and fellow guardians. 90% of the posts, probably more, are all ABOUT SHIPPING. Just because Jack is in the picture doesn’t mean you need to tag him. People just want to see Jack!! And it’s completely disrespectful and inconsiderate to others when people do that. Ships are meant to go in their shipping tags, not character name tags — it’s one of the main reasons why we come up with shipping names! Is the ship “jackunzel” Jack Frost? No. Does it have Jack in it? Yes, but tagging it would be like trying to force your ship onto someone else.
What’s even worse is when people tag their ships with their movies, and even the studio! Once again, people go to the movie tags to see posts about their favorite movies, not love interests. Tagging a Disney character with a Dreamworks character in the Dreamworks tag is really disrespectful in general, mostly because of the history (a guy used to work for Disney, but hated it, so he left and started his own Studio. This studio was thus named Dreamworks).
Most wars and arguments concerning movies and ships originate from tagging a post in the wrong tag, and sometimes I feel like I can’t blame them. Sure they shouldn’t be the bad guy and try to start something. But we should also respect others and their opinions, and not force a ship on someone else.
Can we please be respectful and only tag ships in their correct tag?
I’ve had two other rants about this, directed to the Jelsa fandom which can be found HERE and HERE. They’re very beneficial in understanding why this is such a big issue, and below are screenshots of some people’s responses to both rants. I’ve left the usernames out so their identities can remain anonymous.
These are just some tags people wrote after reblogging. This one was followed up by a few more, and even some messages by indivuals who said they wished people were more consierate and respectful.
This comment goes to show just how fans can ruin movies and even make them feel like crap for not liking the same ship.
We wouldn’t have this problem, not as much, if people just tagged their posts correctly. There would be less wars and less heated arguments.
Then there’s the fact that people leave fandoms because of the incorrect tagging, which means less attention to the movies we love, to the movies that need our attention like Rise of the Guardians.
People are willing to rejoin fandoms if people were actually being respectful enough too
People are already starting to admit their mistakes, and have even told their stories after reblogging:
I’ll admit that when I first started posting things to tumblr I tagged my hijack fanfictions under both the “jack frost” and “hiccup haddock” tags, as well as “how to train your dragon” and “rise of the guardians”—but this was before I really understood how the tagging system works. As soon as I figured it out, I stopped doing that and began properly tagging things as just “hijack”, “hijack fanfiction” and occasionally “frostcup” so that I didn’t clog up the character tags inappropriately.
Not everyone agrees on ships, and you should respect that. By tagging ships under the character tags you are forcing your ships on other people and that’s EXTREMELY disrespectful to the other people on the site as well as the characters themselves.
Please please PLEASE tag things appropriately! :<
I’ll admit that when I first started posting my Hijack fanfictions here on Tumblr, I tagged them in the HTTYD and ROTG tags in hopes of getting more people to read them. But I learned people outside of the Hijack tags might not want to read it because they don’t like the ship themselves. So I stopped doing that after awhile out of respect for other people… Can we all just respect one another, please? I’m REALLY tired of seeing ship wars and movie battles on my dash and in the tags when I just want more gifs of Jack on my blog.
This post applies to ALL movies and ALL fandoms, and ALL SHIPS.
I’m sorry for such a long post, and I’m sorry if this makes people mad or feel indifferent. But so many people have remained silent for so long, afraid of telling others their opinion because they feared they’d be hated for it. They feared hurting other people’s feelings, and told they were in the wrong. So many people have left fandoms because of shipping posts, of shipping wars that aren’t needed, that aren’t necessary — that are completely avoidable. We’re tired of being silent.
Please be respectful, because they will be just as respectful back.
(I’m sorry this isn’t under a readmore, but maybe it’s length will get people’s attention)