Keyword List Truncation

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When I searched to see if a keyword existed to describe something like "super-scream" or "sonic cry" i.e., similar to Black Canary's sonic-cry (but a different character), I wasn't able to because the number of keywords was truncated at "shot-with-a-bow-and-arrow".  I went to this imdb page and got the same results: https://contribute.imdb.com/updates/field/keywords/value?S. I'd prefer to use one that already exists, if appropriate, rather than create my own, but given the current search parameters, this is proving difficult. Wuzzup with that?
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Hi David,

I can see the problem with the field browser, but the main site search feature has a keyword option which gives specific matches rather than an alphabetical list.

I see sonic-scream is listed, if that works.

https://www.imdb.com/find?ref_=nv_sr_...
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https://www.imdb.com/find?ref_=nv_sr_fn&q=sonic+scream&s=kw

Do not need "ref_=nv_sr_fn" in your link

IMDb adds "ref_=..." for tracking (source)


https://www.imdb.com/find?q=sonic+scream&s=kw
Displaying 5 results for "sonic scream"


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Jeorj Euler

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Come to think of it, "sonic-scream" is potentially a fine keyword to describe the ability in question, since it can by very broad approximation encompass near-sonic subsonic screams and near-sonic supersonic screams, which would all render sonic booms or at least massive shockwaves.
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A new keyword or multiple new keywords should be created, but we will want to discuss what it/they should be. I propose, "super-loud-scream", "super-loud-roar" or "super-loud-cry", for subsonic sounds of the respective kinds but which are louder than human vocal chords can naturally or actually ever  produce. A keyword such as "supersonic-scream", "supersonic-roar" or "supersonic-cry" would be for vocals that travel at supersonic speeds, which would inherently be extraordinarily loud (that is, of booming loudness); alternately "booming-scream", "booming-roar" or "booming-cry".

There are a number of super-powered (obviously fictional) characters who have this ability:
So, there are many titles to which a descriptive keyword can be applied.
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Wilhelm scream

https://www.imdb.com/find?q=wilhelm-scream&s=kw
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword?keywords=wilhelm-scream
387 titles
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_scream
The Wilhelm scream is a stock sound effect of a man screaming
that has been used in 382 movies (as of April 2018)
and countless television series,
beginning in 1951 for the film Distant Drums.



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Group Keywords ? ?

I propose
"sonic scream: super-loud-scream"
"sonic scream: super-loud-roar"
"sonic scream: super-loud-cry"
"sonic scream: supersonic-scream"
"sonic scream: supersonic-roar"
"sonic scream: supersonic-cry"

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/keyword-processing-problem?topic-reply-list[settings][filter...


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Jeorj Euler

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The real problem here is the truncation of the list of keyword options grouped under a given starting letter, or at least lack of further segmentation of groups of keywords starting with the same pairs of letters.
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Thanks, gents.  I'd prefer to see an alphabetized list that I could scroll through, but this conversation solves the immediate problem.  FYI, the character I am referring to is "Manya (Manu) Dinanath Chauhan aka Agent Qutub Minar in the Indian action/comedy series "Trideviyann".  Her sisters-in-law have the powers of super-strength and super-speed - not sure how they obtained their individual powers.
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Hi All -

Thanks for your feedback regarding the truncated Keyword search results display, I have passed along your feedback to our editors to review..
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I have just added myself to the "me too" group for this problem, because this is a genuine technical problem that has not been resolved yet. If you are looking for the alphabetical list of keywords that start with the letter T, you won't find any that fall alphabetically after "toyota-supra".
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Since it's been mentioned in another thread, this is a good moment to remember that the 10,000-limit for the displaying of keyword lists is still an issue...

Currently I can't type very much because of a hand injury, so I'll leave here this table which I believe is self-explanatory...


In short:
  • 11 of the 27 keyword lists are truncated to some extent (A, B, C, D, F, H, M, P, R, S, T).
  • Because of the truncation, some lists leave out up to 80% of their keywords.
  • The number of excluded keywords will (obviously) keep on rising as long as the problem persists.
Cheers!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I can't navigate the complete list of keywords in use.

Hello,

I went to browse the complete list of keywords that are currently in use. At the top there are links to each letter in the alphabet, and when you click one, it begins the list at items starting with that letter. I clicked "R". Since I'm looking for keywords that start with "res," I scrolled down to the bottom. The last item on the list started with "reference-to-". So I clicked the "Next" button. This brought me to the beginning of the keywords starting with "S". What? What happened to the rest of the R's?? Obviously, if the last item displayed on the page starts with "ref," then there are still many more R's left to display. How can I access those?

Also, why isn't there a search box for this list? That would be so much quicker.

Thanks.