Censorship of certain keywords

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I recently submitted a fair number of keywords that applied to various movies.. However, when reviewing what is actually up there, it turns out that several have been silently censored and have not been applied. Such as for one film where I tried to apply an existing keyword term to highlight that a film contains nudity - only for it to not appear. The other four terms I submitted were accepted, presumably because they had no sexual connotations.
Note, this is applying existing keywords to films, not creating new ones.
If keywords are to be blocked when it comes to applying them to certain movies, then it should be done when the form is checked, not silently accepted and then binned. Worse, when I review those submissions. it suggests that I can still submit that term.

I am not wasting any more of my time on contributing to IMDB- I spent a fair amount of time contributing keywords and even more indicating that other peoples' keyword contributions were relevant: I'll not be doing any more of that in future and I'll be strongly recommending that other people don't waste their time either.

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Posted 10 months ago

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Vincent Fournols

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Eve,


Why don't you just start by checking the reason why that keywords were not approved, on https://contribute.imdb.com/contribut... (view details)?

And share the results here, so other contributors may benefit from it?
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Thanks  Vincent- I hadn't even seen that page. The only information that I had found was the "Update history"  page (https://contribute.imdb.com/updates/history/) and its drill dow

It seems from the link you sent that the relevant keywords are "pending" with the sentence "this item is awaiting processing by our data editors" and a target date of the 11th. Bit puzzled what they will do to check things as all the terms have already been applied by other users to other titles. I cannot see them reviewing the films to check they really do apply!

Thanks again

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The most recent updated keyword was submitted on Feb 7th (see https://contribute.imdb.com/times) and they might not process incoming data on a first come, first served basis. Obviously the keyword pipe is clogged!

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Thanks - they all seem to have gone through now. I just couldn't understand why some had and some had not.
Thanks for your help
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Please see https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/contribution-information/when-will-my-update-be-added/GEK...

Contributions are not processed strictly in the order they are received; we optimize processing for overall efficiency and accuracy. 
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I am not wasting any more of my time on contributing to IMDB
I spent a fair amount of time contributing keywords
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Well, that's for contributors whose submissions are not being declined on the regular.
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Hey Jeorj Euler

IMDb needs a Top Contributors Submissions Declined  list ? ?
See what was not added and by who
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A very good Idea.
Good Suggestion Act_1!
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Hi, Eve_Iscerator. What are the 18-digit reference numbers of the submissions containing items that have not gone live?
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Your keywords may be delayed, not rejected. Most keywords go through automatically, but lately some of them are being held up for review. You can see this if you submit keywords on the same form with a new title or new episode. These special keywords are marked pending until someone looks at them. The special keywords include social-justice-warrior, social-justice-warrior-as-epithet, jew, jews-as-a-people, syrian-jew, white-nationalist, and white-nationalism. I'm sure the full list is much larger, but these are the only ones I know about.







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Thanks. I didn''t know how to check what was going on with submissions until Vincent F, posted the link above.
It seems that in addition to political terms you note they are also holding up terms with a sexual dimension. e.g. in my case "male-genitalia" and one or two with nudity in the expression.