How about some action on the Keyword/Subgenre/Category Disaster-in-the-Making?
PLEASE, DO NOT MERGE THIS WITH ANY OTHER THREAD.
Just as we have a self-annointed, staff-adored keyword-expert, we are now in need of a subgenre-expert and a category-expert.
The keyword/subgenre/category problems have been particularly acerbated by (1) the refusal to remove the block on deleting or correcting the recent, supposedly ”new and improved” subgenre keywords, and, now, (2) by the recent, non-inclusive offering of “new” categories that do not cover ALL of the various types of existing keywords. (Yes, keywords have always been about much more than plot!)
The “Plot Detail” and “Other” categories are becoming “catch-alls,” with many promoting mistakes that will need to be corrected in the future.
Particularly bothersome is the “Subgenre” category’s drop-down menu, which is limited ONLY to the recent, supposedly “ new and improved” subgenres. This results in many legitimate subgenres being incorrectly deposited in the “Plot Detail” and “Other” categories.
Over the years, there have been MANY valid and recognized subgenres that CANNOT NOW be categorized as a “subgenre.” Off the top of my head, these include denigrated subgenres life: screwball-comedy, neo-screwball-comedy, claymation, dark-comedy, melodrama, soap-opera, neo-noir, docudrama, erotica, video-installation, video-art, mockumentary, stop-motion-animation, etc., etc., etc. These are ALL subgenres, but, now, they CANNOT be categorized as such.
Please, unlock the block on subgenre keywords so they can be corrected OR deleted.
Please, revise and expand the drop-down menu of categories so they can reflect the truth. (This particularly includes “opening up” the “Subgenre” category to other long-recognized subgenres.)
Otherwise, there will be a profusion of mistakes, and keyword placement in categories will become a huge mess.