I am seriously thinking about ceasing my contributions to IMDb
As a long-time top contributor to IMDb, extending back to the early, founding days before IMDb was owned by Amazon, I am seriously thinking about ceasing my contributions to IMDb. My frustrations are reaching a breaking point, especially with what I view as the illogical nonsense of the new subgenre keywords.
At the request of another contributor, @Peter_pbn, I am reposting this here, and request that it NOT be merged into another discussion:
Iam trying to Iive with the new subgenres, although most still seem very subjective and superfluous. The "understanding" of their definitions and distinctions do not seem universal, but only specific and exacting to one or a few particular contributors.
They open up the floodgates to a deluge of additional keywords, particularly to older titles that often seem to be neglected in keyword discussions.
I still adamately believe that:
One, subgenres should not just combine two or more genres;
Two, regarding tv series, subgenres should be listed ONLY at the series level, unless, of course, if it is an anthology series, when the keyword should be subgenre-episode.
Besides these two points, I, personally, plan to avoid auditing/editing these subjective subgenre keywords for most (any? all?) titles. I'll leave that to others.
Similarly, I have not added, corrected nor deleted any "timeframe" keywords because I have found so many mistakes, particularly those that confuse the "setting" content of a title with its release date year. I'll leave those to the rest of you, too.
The "horde" of subjective subgenre-keywords wait on the mountaintop, ready to invade and inundate the keyword database. There are millions and millions that will need to be added. Go for it!