IMDb Staff: Miscellaneous keyword requests
Dear IMDb Staff:
I have a couple miscellaneous keyword requests:
1. Please block this keyword: reference-to-poe
I just finished auditing the inherently vague keyword "reference-to-poe." Although it was assigned to only 2 titles, one of the instances should have been reference-to-edgar-allan-poe and the other reference-to-poe-dameron. That split proves that the keyword reference-to-poe is inherently vague. It should be blocked from adding in the future.
2. Please unblock the keyword "donald-trump" and set it up for auto-conversion to "reference-to-donald-trump":
donald-trump (0 titles) --> reference-to-donald-trump (4644 titles)
A while back, at @Marco's request, the keyword "donald-trump" was simply blocked from the system. While there was nothing inherently wrong with blocking the keyword, it does mean that in the future, when people try to add that keyword, they will be blocked from doing so, and some of them will give up without realizing they could be using the more appropriate keyword "reference-to-donald-trump." The less drastic remedy to blocking "donald-trump" would be to set that keyword up for auto-conversion to "reference-to-donald-trump." Similar keywords like "franklin-d.-roosevelt" and "vladimir-putin" have already been set up for auto-conversion to their "reference-to-" counterparts. The same should be done with the "donald-trump" keyword.
3. Please undo and replace the current auto-conversions for "television-news-reporter" and "television-news-report":
When IMDb staff acted on @adrian's request here, a glitch was inadvertently created in the auto-conversions, so that when you try to add the keyword "television-news-reporter" the system auto-converts to "-tv-news-reporter," and when you try to add "television-news-report," it auto-converts to "-tv-news." Note the hyphens (-) at the beginning of these keywords. The hyphens were included as typos when these auto-conversions were set up.
The solution is to merge and replace the auto-conversions as follows (in the direction of the arrows):
Proposed Replacement Auto-Conversions
television-news-reporter (0 titles) --> television-reporter (590 titles)
television-news-report (0 titles) --> tv-news (2231 titles)
And along the same lines, these mass mergers and auto-conversions should also be made:
Duplicate Keywords Proposed for Permanent Merging and Auto-Conversion
More details explained in my comment here.
Thank you in advance to IMDb staff for resolving these keyword issues.