Keyword william-shakespeare added in the past month

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According to the keywords guide (https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/titles/keywords/GXQ22G5Y72TH8MJ5?ref_=helpms_helpart_inli...#), names of people shouldn't be a keyword. About four weeks ago (https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/standalone-names-shouldnt-be-keywords?topic-reply-list[setti...), there were 0 titles with the keywords william-shakespeare attached to it. Now, there is one: https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=william-shakespeare.
Can a staffer contact the person who added this keyword to explain policy please?
Can a staffer create a yellow warning for william-shakespeare when someone tries to enter it as a keyword?



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Marco

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Posted 4 months ago

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Jaime, Employee

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Hello,

Thanks for the post.

I have removed the keyword and taken appropriate action.

Thanks again!
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Marco

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Thanks Jaime. I hope you contacted the person who added the keyword.
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Mass removal of a keyword is NOT the solution.  In fact, such an action is destructive to the database.  The william-shakespeare keywords need to be audited.  Some may need deletion, but others may need conversion to william-shakespeare-character OR reference-to-william-shakespeare.

Expedient actions like removing all william-shkespeare keywords WITHOUT auditing them is terrible policy.  If you will restore the William-shakespeare keywords, I will begin an audit, and hope other contributors will participate, too.
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There is no way to properly audited these keywords unless you have access to the titles to view and then you could spend hours viewing them to find out if it is a reference or character (unless it is conveniently listed in the cast list as a character). In fact, it could be both. The most recent episode of Legends of Tomorrow, Mortal Khanbat, first makes references to Prince Charles and then a Prince Charles character appears near the end. 

If people cannot follow the guidelines, the only appropriate action seems to be to delete stuff that does not follow the guidelines. The fact, is that it shouldn't be approved which is basically the same outcome.
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There must be some way for IMDb to contact submitters to get them to follow the guidelines.  If not, I'm afraid that submitters will continue to make the same mistakes., especially if those mistakes have been accepted by the staff.

I audit such "name" keywords all the time.  If the "name" appears in the cast list, or if the "name" is an author who has writing credit, I submit a deletion.  If the "name" is in the list as a character portrayed by an actor, I correct the keyword with the "-character" addendum.

If I cannot determine the correct keyword, I leave it for future consideration.  The original submitter, however, would probably know the correct keyword.  Too bad that original submitter cannot be contacted for clarification.
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And, yes keyword audits are painstaking work --- and take a long time -- and are often never completely resolved.
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Mass removal of a keyword is NOT the solution.  In fact, such an action is destructive to the database.  The william-shakespeare keywords need to be audited.  Some may need deletion, but others may need conversion to william-shakespeare-character OR reference-to-william-shakespeare.

Agreed. That's why I started this thread: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/standalone-names-shouldnt-be-keywords?topic-reply-list%5Bset...

That said, IMDb should really create some yellow warnings for these keywords to steer faulty contributors in the right direction.