IMDb Staff: A few keyword odds and ends
Dear IMDb staff:
I have finished "auditing" a few keywords and could use your help to complete the process with each of them.
1. Please delete and block the keyword "headshot"
This vague keyword has been audited, and it should be deleted and blocked from the system:
(The similar keyword "head-shot" was previously blocked.)
In my auditing of the keyword "headshot," I learned that most of the usage was intended to mean "shot-in-the-head," but in a few cases contributors meant "headshot-photograph," sometimes "head-shot-off" or "hit-on-the-head," and in one case "extreme-close-up" -- as in a zoomed-in camera shot of someone's face. Although the keyword "headshot" remains following my auditing, every single title with that keyword also has the keyword "shot-in-the-head," as can be seen here. So, the keyword "headshot" can now be eliminated.
2. Please merge the keyword "gi" into "karate-gi" and then block the keyword "gi"
The keyword "gi" is inherently vague. It usually means "karate-gi," -- one of the dictionary definitions for "gi" is "a lightweight, two-piece, usually white garment worn by barefooted martial-arts participants, consisting of loose-fitting pants and a wraparound jacket with cloth belt." But in quite a few cases the keyword "gi" was used in place of "G.I.," as in an "american-g.i." (The better keyword for that is "u.s.-soldier".)
I have audited the keyword "gi" and have confirmed that all remaining instances of this keyword are intended to mean "karate-gi."
At this point, two steps should be taken with this keyword:
a. Mass merge "gi" into "karate-gi":
gi --> karate-gi
b. After that mass merger, block "gi" from future use.
3. Please delete and block the keyword "enjoyable-rape"
I am sure you will agree this is an objectionable keyword:
This is a completely inappropriate keyword that has no place on the IMDb website. It should be deleted and blocked immediately.
4. Please delete and block the keywords "real-story," "true-event," "true-events," "true-life," "corto," "kids-film," "noir-movie," and "phantasy."
These keywords should be deleted and blocked as well:
The first four keywords listed above are all disguised genre keywords for either the Biography or Documentary genres. More details explained here. Some of these keywords can also mean "based-on-true-story," but we already have a keyword for that. These keywords have been audited and are ready to be deleted and blocked from the system.
The keyword "corto" should also be deleted and blocked. It is a substitute for the Short genre, written in Spanish. It has been fully "audited."
The need to delete and block "kids-film" and "noir-movie" should be self-explanatory.
And finally, the keyword "phantasy" is a disguised genre keyword for the Fantasy genre. It has been fully audited and should also be deleted and blocked.
5. Please reverse the merger from "huis-clois" to "no-exit."
In one of my previous lists, the keyword "huis-clois" was merged and auto-converted to the keyword "no-exit."
I have since learned that "huis clois" is not just French for "no exit," but is also a specific film subgenre. "Huis clois" is defined on Wiktionary as "a work of fiction (film, novel, etc.) in which the action is set in an enclosed space." I learned this when I saw that a particular French filmmaker has described his film as "a huis-clos," thus using the term as a noun to describe a film style or genre.
In light of this revelation, I ask that you please reverse the auto-conversion and mass merger that was set up in response to my list.
a. Undo auto-conversion of "huis-clois" to "no-exit"
b. Mass merge all current instances of "no-exit" to "huis-clois"
After you finish with those steps, I can manually merge "huis-clois" back to "no-exit" for the 10 titles that originally had the "no-exit" keyword. I have made a note of those 10 titles.
5. Please merge the keyword "scrappy" into "scrappy-character" and then block the "scrappy" keyword.
The keyword "scrappy" has been fully audited. All remaining instances of this keyword actually mean "scrappy character." Accordingly, "scrappy" should be merged into "scrappy character." After that, the keyword "scrappy" should be blocked from further use. It would not make sense to set up an auto-conversion for this keyword, because the keyword might be used as an adjective or in place of "scrappy doo character." Under the circumstances, the best solution is to simply block the keyword.
a. Mass merge "scrappy" into "scrappy-character":
scrappy --> scrappy-character
b. After that mass merger, block "scrappy" from future use.
Thank you very much in advance!