Psst, secret tagging tip for AO3:

If you want to be kind to your web-footed friends wranglers, when naming OCs in the tags, put (OC) or something like that in the tag with the name. This will save your wrangler as much as an hour of slogging research trying to find out if some minor character who appears for 2 seconds has that name. That means as much as a whole hour more time devoted to wrangling the rest of your fandom’s tags and keeping the filters working.

It also conveniently keeps your tag from getting attached to a character in another fandom who has the same name – preventing your work from appearing in the filters for other fandoms.

Pass it on….

Question. Should I be tagging my OCs names? I usually just tag them as ‘original male/female character’ and nothing else.


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