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Duplicate Keywords - List #59 ("american-" & "u.s." keywords) (Proposals for Permanent Merger and Auto-Conversion)

Here is the next installment of my lists of proposed keywords for permanent merger and auto-conversion.

I am posting this list for fellow contributors to review first and raise any objections or questions. I will wait at least 28 days before changing this post to a "problem" post and asking IMDb staff to make the proposed changes.

The mergers and auto-conversions should be made in the direction of the arrows.

Duplicate Keywords Proposed for Permanent Merging and Auto-Conversion


native-americans (53 titles)  -->  indigenous-american (7 titles)  -->   native-american (2607 titles)


u.s.-car (678 titles)  -->  american-car (3 titles)


u.s.-supreme-court (118 titles)  -->  us-supreme-court (11 titles)  -->   united-states-supreme-court (14 titles)  -->   supreme-court-of-the-united-states (38 titles)


united-states-marines (7 titles)  --> u.s.-marines (32 titles)  -->   united-states-marine-corps (24 titles) -->  u.s.-marine-corps (309 titles)


us-army (72 titles)  -->  u.-s.-army (3 titles)  -->  american-army (54 titles)  -->  u.s.-army (944 titles)


us-dollars (14 titles)  -->  us-dollar (2 titles)  -->  american-dollar (13 titles)  -->  american-dollars (6 titles)  -->   u.s.-dollar (1 title)


us-military (26 titles)  -->  united-states-military (15 titles)  -->  american-military (20 titles)  -->   u.s.-military (448 titles)

us-navy (70 titles)  -->  american-navy (10 titles)  -->  u.s.-navy (557 titles)


usa-flag (64 titles)  -->   united-states-flag (12 titles)  -->   american-flag (1681 titles)  -->  u.s.-flag (6 titles)

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IMDb staff:

Now that the comment period on this list of keywords has passed, the list is ready for action. I will copy and paste the list below with the numbers of titles removed to facilitate the mergers and auto-conversions.

Duplicate Keywords Proposed for Permanent Merging and Auto-Conversion

native-americans   -->  indigenous-american   -->   native-american 


u.s.-car   -->  american-car 


u.s.-supreme-court   -->  us-supreme-court   -->   united-states-supreme-court   -->   supreme-court-of-the-united-states 


united-states-marines   --> u.s.-marines   -->   united-states-marine-corps  -->  u.s.-marine-corps 


us-army   -->  u.-s.-army   -->  american-army   -->  u.s.-army 


us-dollars   -->  us-dollar   -->  american-dollar   -->  american-dollars   -->   u.s.-dollar 


us-military   -->  united-states-military   -->  american-military   -->   u.s.-military 

us-navy   -->  american-navy   -->  u.s.-navy 


usa-flag   -->   united-states-flag  -->   american-flag  -->   u.s.-flag  

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I think united-states-flag is way better than american-flag as a specific term. As many people will point out america is two continents, not a country.

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@adrian​ 

Looks like the semi-official name is the "flag of the United States of America" or "flag of the United States."

Even though "flag-of-the-united-states" would be parallel with other keywords like "president-of-the-united-states," that would be quite a mouthful.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_the_United_States

The national flag of the United States of America, often referred to as the American flag or the U.S. flag, consists of

For what it's worth, on that Wikipedia page the term "american flag" occurs 42 times, the term "u.s. flag" occurs 38 times, the term "flag of the United States" occurs 22 times, and the term "united states flag" occurs 18 times. 

Rather than "united-states-flag," it should be "u.s.-flag," which will make it consistent with other similar keywords involving the U.S. government. I will make that change to the list.

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Personally, I hate shortening keywords from "united states" to "u.s.". I also hated the change from "television news" to "tv news"..

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@adrian

I know, but it's impossible to satisfy all individual contributors' personal preferences simultaneously. 

Your response did remind me of the past merger of "tv-news-reporter" into "television-reporter," and that got me further thinking about the keyword "news-reporter."

I believe "news-reporter" should probably be merged into "reporter." After all, don't all reporters report news? 

news reporter

reporter

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11 months ago

Hi @keyword_expert -

We sincerely apologize for the delayed response in circling back to this older keyword proposal request.
We regret that we are unable to take the requested keyword actions raised in this thread and will be marking this as Closed. For more information please review our recent and more detailed response on this previous thread.

Again, while we truly appreciate the requests, we are sorry we cannot assist further.