I can't navigate the complete list of keywords in use

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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.
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You can search keywords from nearly every page on IMDb:


It would be best if you posted the URL of the page where you cannot get to the rest of the R's so that bug can be researched.
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Here's the page that comes up when I ask for the complete list:

https://contribute.imdb.com/updates/field/keywords/value

Here's what I see if I click the "R" button a the top:

https://contribute.imdb.com/updates/field/keywords/value?R

If you scroll to the bottom of this page, the last item in the list is "reference-to-caroline-kennedy". But if you click the "Next" button (at the bottom),  it will take you to the beginning of the S's.

Thanks!



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If I'm thinking of a word I might like to use as a keyword, I would search for it first to make sure it's not already there. So in that case, yes, the search feature is much better for that. But what I wanted to do was browse the list for potential keywords that I might not have thought of myself. I'm trying to find a movie title using the advanced search page. So far I haven't found what I'm looking for. I'm using keywords that occur to me as being appropriate, but it's possible that some other keywords are used that I'm not thinking of at all, and that might be the reason I'm not finding the title.


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Hi, Bastette54.

We all experience the same problem. And when a problem is questioned, then we try our best to follow the advised links and read there more explanations.

This problem is explained here:
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/keyword-list-truncation?topic-reply-list[settings][filter_by...

And officially acknowledged in the same thread:
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/keyword-list-truncation?topic-reply-list[settings][filter_by...

To a possible question "When?..", I expect the answer similar to "As soon as possible."

What more should they add to the previous explanation?
Or what more could you add to the description of this obvious problem, please?
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I wasn't having trouble with the keywords themselves being truncated. I was saying that "reference-to-caroline-kennedy" was at the end of one page, and when I clicked the "Next" button, I expected to see a bunch more "reference-to" items, but instead, it loaded the "S" page.

Is this problem caused by keywords being truncated? If so, I don't understand how that happens. I thought it was just that there's no "continue viewing the current letter" button. Maybe that's all that's needed? Another button that will start loading items from the current position, in addition to the button that's already there, that loads from the start of the next letter.
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As far as I can tell, the problem you describe is the same as described in the other thread. No one said the keywords themselves were truncated.

A button like you suggest might work, though I couldn't say whether it's possible.
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Bastette54
Again, the lists are truncated when they include more than 10000 items. 
If you try to copy all the keywords starting with "R" and put the in excel, here is the result:


I have no explanation what Peter was initially going to say, but he gave your the right answer here.

PS: However, it would be good to see an alert similar to "There are more items hidden"
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