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A few more vague keywords that should be deleted and blocked

@Michelle 

The following vague keywords should be deleted and blocked from the system. All of these keywords have been thoroughly audited and some may currently have zero titles associated with them, but they should still be blocked so they cannot be re-created.

athens   (discussed here)

portland    (could be "portland-oregon" or "portland-maine")

title     (self-explanatory)

titles        (self-explanatory)

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Please do not block the following four keywords, which are not inherently vague. Rather, these keywords should simply be left alone:

helsinki

oslo

stockholm

copenhagen

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Hi keyword_expert & bradley_kent -

I have now removed and blocked the suggested four keywords above (athens/portland/title/titles).

For the other city keywords referenced, I have set these to auto-conversion to include the related country for consistency across Keywords.  For Sydney Australia, I don;t think it is necessary to include 'sydney-new-south-wales-australia'' but rather 'sydney-australia' should be acceptable.

I hope this helps!

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@Michelle​ Perfect. Thank you!!

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A big step in the right direction, but I still believe that Australian city keywords should include their state.  Would love to hear from some Australians on this.

Also, there are always exceptions to avoid repetition: new-york-city, nebraska-city, texas-city, etc. do not need their states included.  And, exceptions here include, of course, Kansas City, which is divided into two states, but also places like Nevada City, which is NOT in the state of Nevada, but California AND Montana. And, there's a Colorado City in Colorado, Arizona AND Texas!

States and provinces are a very important part of specifing a city's identity.

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Others that have been audited and need to be blocked:

helsinki

oslo

stockholm

copenhagen

There are many other cities (without countries or states) that will eventually need to be deleted and blocked, BUT THEY NEED TO BE AUDITED FIRST since many cities in different countries and states have the same names. 

One (a neighborhood) that needs extra extreme and extra careful auditing is "chinatown" since many cities have neighborhoods so designated.

I have worked on many of these in the past, but, since 2019, many have gotten "messed up" with new, incorrect additions.

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@bradley_kent​ Seems like for some if not all of those keywords, it would make more sense to set them up for auto-conversion, rather than permanently blocking them.

helsinki

oslo

stockholm

copenhagen

Most if not all of these are not vague like the others listed above (e.g., Athens, which can refer to multiple cities).

For example, I doubt there is more than one city named Helsinki.

So rather than blocking them, they should be set up for auto-conversion or just left alone, so that when people try to re-create the keywords, IMDb will suggest "helsinki-finland" as an alternative to re-creating "helsinki." 

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I just can't shake the belief that cities in Australia should include their state, i.e., sydney-new-south-wales-austratia.  Please reconsider your recommendation.  I think this is a case where the keyword with fewer titles should be the preferred one.

I'm sure my Australian friends (and they are among my BEST friends) would agree with me.