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Staff: please assist with the "rome" keyword audit

In order to complete an audit of the "rome" keyword, I need your help:

Pease remove the block on the keywords for Caligola (1979) so the "rome" keyword can be deleted.

Also, please remove the block on deleting the "rome" keyword from

Strappare lungo i bordi (2021- )

Thank you.

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3 m ago

Caligula is indeed a protected title.

With that said, as I have said many times before, there is no need to delete (or request deletions of) keywords from individual titles when that keyword is instead ready for mass deletion and blocking by staff. If a keyword remains on 2 titles or 20 titles or 200 titles but should be deleted from all of them, then a simple request for a mass-delete will suffice.

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You go your way, and I'll go mine.  I still maintain that a complete audit must be done before the mass deletion of a keyword and its subsequent barring from further submission.  Otherwise, assumptions and incorrect generalizations can lead to mistakes and "fake" facts. (There's as oxymoron for you!)

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@bradley_kent​ Once you have concluded that all remaining instances of a keyword should be deleted, then you have finished your audit, and the keyword is ready for action by staff, even if you are unable to make edits to specific titles manually.

Asking staff to delete keywords from individual titles (and demanding explanations of why keywords cannot be deleted from titles, which you haven't done on this thread, but is usually your follow-up response on this topic) is inefficient and an unnecessary use of staff's limited resources.

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Is remains so curious as to why a specific keyword is deleted from some titles, but not from others. There almost always are "lingering" titles, as if IMDb is trying to "hold onto" a keyword rather than accepting the deletion.  Sure would like know the reason(s) why?

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@keyword_expert​ However, in the past, the staff has found the time to delete these "lingering" keywords.  They even say that such deletions are done by the staff on behalf of the contributor.

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@bradley_kent​ 

We have had this exact conversation at least half a dozen times. There can be many reasons for the keyword anomalies you mention; there is no one-size-fits-all explanation.

As I have already explained in this thread, Caligula is a protected title

Sometimes it is difficult to edit or delete keywords from titles that haven't been released yet, and titles that are newly released.

Often the mapping of keywords on the website is only updated once per week or sometimes even less.

But do these points really matter? In my opinion, no. What really matters is that you have finished "auditing" a keyword, and then it is time for staff to take mass action.

Finally, contrary to your perception, the staff are not deleting specific instances of "lingering" keywords when you raise them on this forum following your audits. Rather, they are taking mass action (deleting all instances of the keywords, merging them, or blocking them). Which has been my point all along.

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3 m ago

Hi bradley_kent -

The Keyword "rome" has been removed from both titles you referenced in favor of "rome-italy".  The changes should be live on the site shortly.

Cheers!

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6 d ago

The "rome" keyword is already back:

rome (9 titles)

This is an unintended consequence of asking staff to remove a keyword from a specific title, rather than asking staff to delete and block (or mass merge) the keyword across the entire data system.

The keyword "rome" remains pending for a mass merger into "rome-italy." 

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