should we use "imminent" or "impending"

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If you type either of these words into the tag search field you'll find several tags which begin with this, and there's a lot of overlap between these collections meaning the same thing.

These terms are basically antonyms to our "after" tags, instead of depicting a scene like something just happened, it depicts something before where it's JUST ABOUT to happen...

IMMI NENT is 8 letters while IMPE NDING is 9...
otoh it might be easier for people to spelling "impending"

Is there maybe a 3rd option which would be more concise than either of these, like how "after" is merely FIVE letters?

This could be a project to rename once we see some long-needed mod>admin promotions happening, so we could discuss some ideas beforehand.

One factr might be which term has use on other places lik gelbooru/sankaku though it makes me wonder how they decided which of the adverbs to use...

tyc said:

If you type either of these words into the tag search field you'll find several tags which begin with this, and there's a lot of overlap between these collections meaning the same thing.

These terms are basically antonyms to our "after" tags, instead of depicting a scene like something just happened, it depicts something before where it's JUST ABOUT to happen...

IMMI NENT is 8 letters while IMPE NDING is 9...
otoh it might be easier for people to spelling "impending"

Is there maybe a 3rd option which would be more concise than either of these, like how "after" is merely FIVE letters?

This could be a project to rename once we see some long-needed mod>admin promotions happening, so we could discuss some ideas beforehand.

One factr might be which term has use on other places lik gelbooru/sankaku though it makes me wonder how they decided which of the adverbs to use...

the first one

DontTouchMyCogs said:

the first one

i agree. have seen the tag on many other pages. its much better known then "impending..."

any thoughts on "before" ? seems a more natural compliment to "after"

or perhaps "upcoming"

tyc said:

any thoughts on "before" ? seems a more natural compliment to "after"

or perhaps "upcoming"

depends on what you are using if for but before is fine

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