Creole or Pidgin is not the name of a language

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As the guide clearly states (https://contribute.imdb.com/updates/guide/language) "Creole is not a specific language; it refers to the way a language has evolved." The same goes for Pidgin. Yet there are currently 265 titles with the language Creole (http://www.imdb.com/search/title?languages=qal) and 32 titles with the language Creole and pidgins (http://www.imdb.com/search/title?languages=crp). Can a staffer please delete all of these and make sure Creole and Creole and pidgins are removed from the drop-down menu in the language section?
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Marco

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Meredith, Employee

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Thank you for your message Marco,

I have filed a ticket with our data editors who will review the request and take any action necessary.

Thank you in advance for your patience

Thanks
Meredith
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Is there any update on this?
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Jaime, Employee

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Hello Marco,

Sorry for the delay in responding to you, we have removed the languages from titles and they are now no longer available to be selected.

Thank you for highlighting this to us.
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Marco

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Thanks for removing them completely.
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they are now no longer available to be selected.
Creole is currently available to be selected. I think it got added when this title: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7745960/reference managed to get Creole added as a language.
Can you remove Creole from this title and from the drop-down menu in the languages list?
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I don't know if this has been tried before, but I would recommend that once Creole is deleted, if someone tries to submit Creole as a language again, it should be automatically rejected with a warning based on the language guide:
Creole is not the name of a specific language; it refers to the way a language has evolved. Please provide the name of the specific creole language used in this title. For example, some of the more common creoles listed in the database are Haitian; Morisyen (spoken in Mauritius); Kabuverdianu (Cape Verde); and Kriolu (Guinea-Bissau).
This will help lead contributors to the language they mean, which in most cases I suspect would be Haitian.
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Sounds like a good idea Gromit!
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Hi gronmit82 -

Thanks for your Warning suggestion, I have included this request in the ticket filed for our staff to review.
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Hi Marco -

Thanks for reporting this new occurrence of the Creole language listing, I have filed another ticket for our editors to investigate and remove.  Once I have an update I will let you know here.
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Thanks Michelle, for all this assistance during these festive days! :)
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Marco

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Any word on this yet?
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Hi Marco, sorry for the delay with this. Some of the technology that powers the list of available options in the submission interface has changed recently, so this request has been left pending. That said, the path forward now is fairly straightforward so I've requested the change and it's just pending resource to push it through. Thanks for your patience.
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Thanks for the response and explanation Tom.
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Marco

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Any word on this yet?
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Hi Marco,

Unfortunately not, this is still awaiting prioritization.

Regards,
Will
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Marco

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Eight months later, is there any news regarding this matter?