Are "filmed-in-" keywords allowed?
Someone (probably just one or two contributors) has been adding "filmed-in-" keywords to indicate the geographic places where titles were filmed. The contributor is particularly focused on titles filmed in Arizona.
I believe these "filmed-in-" keywords are not proper keywords. First, they may have nothing to do with the plot. Keywords are primarily supposed to be plot keywords, and sometimes a filming location is irrelevant to a title's plot.
Second and more importantly, IMDb already has other search functions to allow searching for titles filmed in specific geographic areas.
For example, here is a search for all titles filmed in Arizona (currently 7,795 titles):
Such locations searches can be combined with keyword searches. Here's a search for titles filmed in Arizona with the keyword "desert":
Imagine if every title included keywords indicating every location where each title was filmed. That would be a lot of unnecessary (and duplicative) keywords.
If I'm correct that "filmed-in-" keywords are improper, can IMDb staff please delete and block these keywords?
|filmed-in-phoenix-arizona (43 titles)|
|filmed-in-utah (41 titles)|
|filmed-in-canada (20 titles)|
|filmed-in-armenia (14 titles)|
|filmed-in-tempe-arizona (14 titles)|
|filmed-in-arizona (3 titles)|
|filmed-in-chicago (2 titles)|
|filmed-in-seattle (2 titles)|
|filmed-in-nova-scotia (2 titles)|
|filmed-in-cleveland-ohio (2 titles)|
|filmed-in-las-vegas-nevada (2 titles)|
|filmed-in-new-york-city (2 titles)|
There are also some "filmed-in-" keywords with only 1 title; I could handle those myself rather than asking staff to delete them. But first, I will wait for confirmation that "filmed-in-" keywords are indeed improper.