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

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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 by staff.  Plot synopses and summaries can be edited if need be.  But spoilers still show up regularly in the top 5 keywords listed on the title page.

 

Some examples: 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0417889/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5562672/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4087576/


These are shorts, where often only a few key events occur, making spoilers especially annoying, but I’ve noticed spoilers in feature length film keywords, too.

 

Moving the Top 5 list off the title page would eliminate this problem.  Retaining the link would keep them just a click away, and my guess would be that most people use keywords mainly in the search field anyway. 

 

Recommendations to vote as relevant other keywords, to move them up the list and thus hide the spoilers, don’t make sense to me.   It creates a false ranking; some movies don’t have enough keywords to do that; even if there are plenty, I should only be voting once, which doesn’t fix an immediate problem.  I shouldn't be voting if I haven't seen the film yet.  And I just can’t bring myself to vote, for example, the bizarrely popular “pink panties” as being relevant to most films!


"Don't look there" is not realistic.  Among the many reasons spoilers have been eliminated elsewhere on the title page, one is that it's almost humanly impossible to not look.


This problem seems trivially easy to fix, and would have almost no negative impact on users.  The current situation is a pain in the butt.


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