I'm aware that this board has been in existence for a long time - and has had many people put a ton work into making it a great place. I'm grateful for that, and by no means intend to denigrate all that history, or want to come off as an arrogant, know-it-all newb. I realize my post is just a tiny, insignificant blip in the many, many years of Danbooru' existence. Instead what I would like to do is to just humbly ask a question from the regular contributors here, and share some thoughts I had.
Ok so with that preamble out of the way - I was curious if there's been any talk earlier about perhaps utilizing more ratings on this site, or more specifically, on splitting the safe rating into multiple categories? From what I can gather at a glance there seems to be over 5 million images that all comprise the safe rating, whereas the amount of individual tags is pretty staggering. In practice that seems to mean that combing through more voluminous tags which have tons of different kinds of content proves to be very cumbersome. So wouldn't having a couple more categories (ratings) be a boon to all the users, who could much more easily find the specific stuff they are looking for?
The way that I personally encounter these issues, is that I find that there's often many weird, completely non-sexual images in the mix, when I use a variety of tags to find good smut. However just blacklisting "rating:s:" is not ideal, since I also noticed that the "safe" rating not only contains those images, but also many with a vivid sexual tone to them. As I see it, there's 3 different categories within the "safe" rating that are vastly different - and could be (in theory) easily separated from each other. If you'll allow, I would like to demonstrate that here. I'll focus on girls due to my personal preferences.
Category A, pictures which have a suggestive sexual nature to them (girls with skimpy/fetish clothing, disrobed or suggestive angle/situation):
Category B, pictures with attractive girls, but no clear erotic nature to them:
Category C, pictures that focus on other things besides beautiful girls:
Anyways that's just my $0.02 on what I feel perhaps could be a positive change for this site. But I definitely though have zero expectations and no entitlement whatsoever about this. I only wish to spark a constructive conversation if what I said here is of any merit.