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Standalone names shouldn't be keywords

The keywords guide (https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/titles/keywords/GXQ22G5Y72TH8MJ5?ref_=helpms_helpart_inli...#) states that standalone names shouldn't be keywords. However, even most of the examples given in the guide (marilyn-monroe, tony-blair, tom-cruise, albert-einstein) are currently all keywords. Because they probably shouldn't be deleted outright but instead be merged into a more proper keyword (for example a reference-to-keyword), I've listed some standalone names here for contributors who want to try and fix this mess. (if this proves useful, I'll add more.)
For staffers: Is it possible to have a block for the names mentioned below so that a red warning will appear whenever someone tries to enter these as a keyword? That way, these misguided contributors can be pointed toward the guide and create a more suitable keyword.

https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=adolf-hitler (currently attached to 61 titles)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=adolph-hitler (12)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=albert-einstein (51)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=alfred-hitchcock (7)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=alyssa-milano (8)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=barack (9)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=barack-obama (43)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=benito-mussolini (28)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=bill-clinton (39)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=boris-yeltsin (4)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=brad-pitt (5)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=carl-gustaf-emil-mannerheim (19)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=condoleezza-rice (37)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=czar-nicholas-ii-of-russia (22)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=czarina-alexandra-of-russia (8)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=david-lynch (28)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=dick-cheney (15)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=donald-trump (191 !)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=elvis (134 !)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=elvis-presley (211 !!)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=george-bush (22)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=george-w.-bush (65)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=hillary-clinton (63)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=hitchcock (23)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=hitler (346 !!!)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=james-dean (5)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=john-lennon (8)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=josef-stalin (95)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=lenin (52)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=leon-trotsky (7)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=marilyn-monroe (22)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=mikhail-gorbachev (16)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=mussolini (38)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=obama (13)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=ringo-starr (2)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=simone-de-beauvoir (7)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=stalin (92)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=stanley-kubrick (24)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=stephen-king (29)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=steven-spielberg (1)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=tom-cruise (4)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=tony-blair (5)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=terry-gilliam (6)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=vladimir-lenin (38)


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 Please, this are NOT just deletions, but, in many cases, a conversion to the "-character" addendum or the "reference-to'" precedent,  Deletions are NOT the only solution, but carefully auditing is.
I sure wish that the original submitters of thee standalone names could be contacted so they can correct them CORRECTLY.

P.S. Most of the mentioned correction were from my submissions.  Others, please join in this huge auditing project, title by individual title.

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I sure wish that the original submitters of thee standalone names could be contacted so they can correct them CORRECTLY.

I totally agree, that's why I created a thread such as this one, so in the future, we won't be having these problems: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/keyword-william-shakespeare-added-in-the-past-month

P.S. Most of the mentioned correction were from my submissions.  Others, please join in this huge auditing project, title by individual title.

Thanks for all your work on this gigantic undertaking. And yes, I too hope others will join.

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3 years ago

By the way, if, for example, Tom Cruise is listed in the cast, or as a producer, director, writer, etc., or if an actor is playing the part of Tom Cruise, thereby generating the "tom-cruise-character" keyword, you would almost never need the "reference-to-tom-cruise" keyword, and it can usually be deleted.

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2 years ago

A little update since I last did one in May 2020:

These former standalone names are blocked and don't have any titles attached to them:

https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=donald-trump

https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=william-shakespeare

These former standalone names currently don't have any titles attached to them:

https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=adolph-hitler
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=aleksandr-dovzhenko

https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=alma-reville
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=arseniy-tarkovsky
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=arthur-freed

https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=barack-obama (new to this list)

https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=benazir-bhutto (new to this list)

https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=bill-clinton  (new to this list)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=charles-dickens

https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=chelsea-clinton (new to this list)

https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=chomsky

https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=clarence-darrow (new to this list)

https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=donald-trump (new to this list)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=dovzhenko

https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=george-bush (new to this list)

https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=george-w.-bush (new to this list)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=lars-von-trier

https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=mick-jagger (new to this list)

https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=sergei-eisenstein (new to this list)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=vsevolod-pudovkin
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=william-shakespeare

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2 years ago

These standalone names currently DO have 1 or more titles attached to them (last time I checked was in May 2020).

https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=albert-einstein (51 > 31 > 26 > 26 > 26 > 26 > 26 > 24 > 27)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=albert-schweitzer (2 > 2)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=alfred-hitchcock (7 > 4 > 3 > 3 > 3 > 4 > 4 > 4 > 5)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=alyssa-milano (8 > 8 > 6 > 6 > 6 > 6 > 6 > 6 > 6)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=andy-warhol (25 > 20)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=barack (9 > 6 > 6 > 6 > 5 > 5 > 5 > 5 > 5)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=benito-mussolini (28 > 20 > 20 > 20 > 20 > 20 > 20 > 20 > 27)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=boris-yeltsin (4 > 3 > 3 > 3 > 3 > 3 > 3  >3 > 4)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=brad-pitt (5 > 3 > 3 > 3 > 3 > 3 > 3 > 3 > 3)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=buster-keaton (18 > 18 > 8 ! > 7 > 7)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=buzz-aldrin (12 > 8)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=carl-gustaf-emil-mannerheim (19 > 7 > 7 > 7 > 7 > 7 > 7 > 7 > 7)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=charles-darwin (43 > 43 > 44 > 45 > 19 !!)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=colin-powell (2 > 2 > 2 > 2 > 2 > 2)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=condoleezza-rice (37 > 10 > 10 > 10 > 10 > 10 > 10 > 10 > 11)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=czar-nicholas-ii-of-russia (22 > 20 > 19 > 18 > 18 > 19 > 19 > 19 > 20)

https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=czarina-alexandra-of-russia (8 > 8 > 8 > 8 > 8 > 8 > 8 > 8 > 8)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=david-bowie (18 > 11 > 11 > 11 > 11 > 11 > 11 > 12)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=david-lynch (28 > 21 > 22 > 22 > 22 > 22 > 22 > 23 > 26)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=denise-lewis (1 > 1 > 1 > 1 > 1 > 1 > 1 > 1)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=dick-cheney (15 > 7 > 7 > 6 > 6 > 6 > 6 > 7 > 7)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=eisenstein (9 > 8 > 7 > 7 > 6 > 6 > 6 > 7)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=elton-john (5 > 5 > 5 > 6 > 6 > 2! > 4)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=elvis (134 ! > 118 ! > 118 ! > 118! > 44!! > 45 > 46 > 46 > 48)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=elvis-presley (211 !! > 169 ! > 171 ! > 172! > 169 > 169 > 170 > 169 > 172)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=ezra-taft-benson (4 > 4 > 4 > 4 > 4)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=george-orwell (15 > 4 ! > 4 > 4 > 4 > 4 > 5 > 5)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=hal-roach (8 > 8 > 7 > 7 > 5)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=hillary-clinton (63 > 45 > 46 > 46 > 46 > 44 > 44 > 45 > 47)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=hitchcock (23 > 21 > 17 > 17 > 17 > 16 > 21 > 23 > 23)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=hitler (346 !!! > 341 !!! > 257 ! > 259! > 258 > 258 > 259 > 259 > 103 !!!)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=h-l-mencken (1 > 1 > 1 > 1 > 1)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=james-dean (5 > 6 > 6 > 6 > 6 > 6 > 6 > 6 > 5)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=jane-austen (64 > 3 !!! > 3 > 3 > 6)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=janis-joplin (8 > 7)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=jimi-hendrix (9 > 11)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=jim-morrison (4 > 6)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=john-lennon (8 > 8 > 8 > 8 > 8 > 8 > 8 > 1! > 1)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=johnny-depp (5 > 5 > 5 > 5 > 5 > 6 > 5)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=josef-stalin (95 > 87 > 86 > 84 > 84 > 84 > 84 > 85 > 83)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=joseph-smith (27 > 27 > 27 > 27 > 7 !!)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=karl-marx (23 > 23 > 23 > 23 > 23 > 24 > 24)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=lenin (52 > 49 > 29 ! > 28 > 28 > 29 > 29 > 29 > 34)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=leon-trotsky (7 > 2 > 2 > 2 > 2 > 3 > 3 > 3 > 4)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=marie-antoinette (25 > 14 !!)

https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=marilyn-monroe (22 > 16 > 16 > 16 > 16 > 17 > 17 > 19 > 22)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=marvin-gaye (3 > 4)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=michael-jackson (21 > 22 > 21 > 21 > 17 > 23)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=mick-jagger (2 > 2 > 2 > 2 > 4 > 4)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=mikhail-gorbachev (16 > 8 > 8 > 8 > 8 > 8 > 8 > 8 > 11)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=mussolini (38 > 32 > 30 > 30 > 30 > 30 > 30 > 30 > 24)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=nancy-reagan (3 > 3 > 3 > 3 > 3 > 3 > 1)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=neil-armstrong (22 > 17)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=noam-chomsky (7 > 1! > 1 > 1 > 1 > 6 !)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=obama (13 > 8 > 9 > 9 > 9 > 9 > 9 > 8 > 11)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=prince-charles (26 > 26 > 26 > 26 > 26 > 24 > 21)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=princess-diana (62 > 62 > 62 > 62 > 62 > 47! > 50)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=ringo-starr (2 > 1 > 1 > 1 > 1 > 1 > 1 > 1 > 1) 
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=sergei-eisenstein (5 > 3 > 2 > 2 > 2 > 2 > 2)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=shakespeare (32 > 11 ! > 12 > 13 > 14 > 15 > 21! > 36 !)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=simone-de-beauvoir (7 > 6 > 6 > 6 > 6 > 6 > 6 > 6 > 4)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=stalin (92 > 82 > 80 > 80 > 75 > 59 ! > 60 > 61 > 75!)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=stanley-kubrick (24 > 13 > 13 > 13 > 13 > 14 > 15 > 14 > 14)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=stephen-king (29 > 27 > 26 > 26 > 26 > 27 > 27 > 9 !! > 15)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=steven-spielberg (1 > 1 > 1 > 1 > 1 > 1 > 1 > 1 > 1)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=tarkovsky (14 > 11 > 11 > 11 > 10 > 10 > 10 > 10)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=terry-gilliam (6 > 4 > 3 > 3 > 3 > 3 > 3 > 3 > 5)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=the-beatles (181 > 181 > 181 > 181 > 182 > 184 > 199)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=the-rolling-stones (11 > 11 > 11 > 11 > 13 > 13 > 15)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=tom-cruise (4 > 2 > 2 > 2 > 2 > 2 > 2 > 2 > 2)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=tony-blair (5 > 4 > 5 > 5 > 5 > 6 > 6 > 6)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=trump (74 > 78 > 61! > 61 > 61 > 62 > 76 !)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=vladimir-lenin (38 > 15 > 14 > 3 ! > 3 > 4 > 4 > 4)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=vladimir-putin (34 > 35 > 19 !! > 19 > 19 > 15)
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=william-jennings-bryan (5 > 5 > 5 > 5 > 1 !)

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1 month ago

I have included some of the more prevalent keywords from this thread, including "hitler," "the-beatles," "marilyn-monroe," "the-rolling-stones," "lenin," "mussolini," and others, on these lists of duplicate keywords for mass action by IMDb staff. Once these keywords are set up for auto-conversion, they cannot be recreated again in the future, which will solve the problem permanently.

Duplicate Keywords - List #24 (Proposals for Permanent Merger and Auto-Conversion) (real life people keywords)

Duplicate Keywords - List #53 (Proposals for Permanent Merger and Auto-Conversion) (real-life people keywords pt. 2)

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@keyword_expert​ Thanks a bunch!