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Keywords "automatically fixed" per IMDb rules?

I just tried to add the keyword "coronavirus-pandemic" to a TV episode, and it was automatically changed to "covid-19."This is the first time that I've seen this, but it seems like a good way to help reduce keyword sprawl and the need to merge keywords. Is this new, and are there other keywords that

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Duplicate Keywords - List #17 (Proposals for Permanent Merger and Auto-Conversion) (misc. & people keywords)

Here is the next installment of my lists of proposed keywords for permanent merger and auto-conversion. I am posting this for fellow contributors to review first and raise any objections or questions. I will wait at least seven days before changing this post to a "problem" post and asking IM

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@scgary66​ p.s. I don't think "military" should ever be accepted as a subgenre keyword. Just because a title includes a military as a plot point does not mean that the entire title involves the military as a theme.  There are a few keywor

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Total illogic in category-subgenre-genre-keyword connection

How is it possible for a title to have an IMDb "subgenre" as a "keyword" and not also have the "genre" attached to that "subgenre-keyword" as a "genre" for that same title? For instance, IF a title has the "satire-comedy" subgenre as a "keyword," should that same title not also have "Comedy" as

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IMDb staff, please delete and block these improper genre and category keywords (reality-television, movies-short, etc.)

IMDb staff, Please delete and block these improper genre and category keywords. All keywords have been fully "audited": movies-short (4 titles) reality-television (21 titles) tv-episode (4 titles) new-show (7 titles) new-tv-show (9 titles)

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Duplicate Keywords List #3 - Formal Proposal for Permanent Merging and Auto-Conversion

@Michelle I have done some further mapping of keywords on IMDb and at this time would like to formally propose the following keywords for permanent merging and auto-conversion. These keywords have all been vetted by the IMDb community; I posted them a week ago and there were no comments in opposi

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Duplicate Keywords - List #32 (Proposals for Permanent Merger and Auto-Conversion) (family keywords)

Here is the next installment of my lists of proposed keywords for permanent merger and auto-conversion. I am posting this for fellow contributors to review first and raise any objections or questions. I will wait at least 14 days before changing this post to a "problem" post and asking IMDb

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Duplicate Keywords - List #46 ("crying" keywords) (Proposals for Permanent Merger and Auto-Conversion)

Here is the next installment of my lists of proposed keywords for permanent merger and auto-conversion. I am posting this for fellow contributors to review first and raise any objections or questions. I will wait at least 28 days before changing this post to a "problem" post and asking IMDb staff

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@Michelle​ I think IMDB should have a subgenre system but ultimately, they're not the same thing as keywords and should be handled differently.

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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 s

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The phrase "accepted values" for subgenre keywords was changed to "suggested values." It is possible to contribute other values not listed below, however please only contribute another value if an equivalent suggested value does not exist. Y

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Are there differences between "black comedy" and "dark comedy?" (subgenre keyword questions)

Just five days ago, IMDb revised its guidelines for keywords to make a few changes. One of the changes involves subgenre keywords. The phrase "accepted values" for subgenre keywords was changed to "suggested values." I support this change 100% -- in fact I have been recommending exactly that chan

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These highly subjective (best, worst, new) keywords should be blocked

Dear @Michelle, Here are some highly subjective release-related keywords that should be blocked as too subjective. I have already manually edited and deleted some of these, but I believe it would be good to permanently block them so they don't reappear. best (16 titles) best-of-the-best

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Proposal for merging duplicate "tv" and "television" keywords

There are numerous duplicate keywords on IMDb with "tv" and "television" in them. These keywords should be merged and set up for auto-conversion. A couple weeks ago, I posted some questions on this topic here. My post generated some feedback, which I have now incorporated into the proposal below

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@Michelle​ Bradley posted examples for you here after you asked. Whether subgenre keywords can and should be listed on a series as well as its episodes is a policy issue that IMDb could address.

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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 s

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Duplicate Keywords - List #63 (murder keywords) (Proposals for Permanent Merger and Auto-Conversion)

Here is the next installment of my lists of proposed keywords for permanent merger and auto-conversion. I am posting this list for fellow contributors to review first and raise any objections or questions. I will wait at least 28 days before changing this post to a "problem" post and asking IMDb

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@mike​ neo-noir: This is a tricky one that we discussed a bit and don't yet have a solution for. The  Film Noir genre guideline states that the neo-noir keyword should only be submitted as a keyword for titles that do not

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Keywords now displayed on the IMDb iOS and Android apps

      We are excited to announce that keywords are now displayed in the latest versions of the IMDb iOS and Android apps. There is now a dedicated “Keywords” section on title main pages in the IMDb apps, which shows a subset of keywords that have been voted as most relevan

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Move keywords off the title page (keep link) to eliminate spoilers.

This topic has been addressed before, but a lot of time has passed and circumstances have changed, thus the new post.Various improvements to the title page have eliminated most spoilers. Reviews can be flagged by the contributor as containing spoilers, or reported by other users and then flagged

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When is the time for contradictory Subgenres to be deleted and/or corrected? Part One

When will IMDb bring some common sense and logic to the list of subgenres? Let's begin with just one problem (there are many): The repetition of genres within subgenres, which is outlawed in IMDb's own guidelines: "Repeating genres - For example, we have the genres Romance and Drama so y

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Duplicate Keywords - List #49 (mental illness keywords pt. 2) (Proposals for Permanent Merger and Auto-Conversion)

Here is the next installment of my lists of proposed keywords for permanent merger and auto-conversion. IMDb has recently changed its display format for keyword search results. The changes will hamper my ability to post these lists in the familiar format as shown below. For the time being, I am s

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Duplicate Keywords - List #54 (real-life king and queen keywords) (Proposals for Permanent Merger and Auto-Conversion)

Here is the next installment of my lists of proposed keywords for permanent merger and auto-conversion. IMDb has recently changed its display format for keyword search results. The changes will hamper my ability to post these lists in the familiar format as shown below. For the time being, I am s

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Duplicate Keywords - List #6 (Proposal for Permanent Merging and Auto-Conversion)

Here is the sixth installment in my list of duplicate keywords proposed for permanent merging and auto-conversion. As with my prior lists, I propose that the IMDb community be allowed one week to review and comment on this list before I formally submit it to IMDb staff for action. Every duplic

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Duplicate Keywords - List #65 (multiple characters keywords) (Proposals for Permanent Merger and Auto-Conversion)

Here is the next installment of my lists of proposed keywords for permanent merger and auto-conversion. I am posting this list for fellow contributors to review first and raise any objections or questions. I will wait at least 28 days before changing this post to a "problem" post and asking IMDb

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