Genre List Manager: Why have these not been processed?

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Here are other previous submissions with the same/similar problem: 

170207-154956-545000 2017-02-07 15:49:56 Forrest Gump (1994) 
Genres - 1 item added 
Miscellaneous Corrections - 1 correction added 
170201-054212-392000 2017-02-01 05:42:12 "Wakfu" (2008) 
Keywords - 1 item deleted 
Genres - 1 item added 
160829-000248-908000 2016-08-29 00:02:48 An Education (2009) 
Keywords - 3 items deleted 
Genres - 1 item added 
160825-150733-080000 2016-08-25 15:07:33 North by Northwest (1959) 
Keywords - 1 item deleted 
Genres - 1 item added 

I provided explanations for three of these in other postings.
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Hi Bradley Kent,

This comes down to what we've previously discussed, just because there is a romantic sub-plot in the film or keywords attached that are Romantic in nature doesn't necessarily mean that the film deserves the Romance genre. In these cases it is fine to use keywords, see https://contribute.imdb.com/updates/guide/genres. The genre should refer to the main driving force behind the story arc. Forrest Gump for example I would agree deserves a Romance genre as every section and event in the story refers back to the main relationship between the 2 key characters, in this case we should have accepted the Romance genre (I've added it for you). North by Northwest on the other hand does not deserve the Romance genre.

This isn't made fundamentally clear in the submission guide, I've cut a ticket to better define this.

I hope this helps.
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