Keyword search for "romeo and juliet" delivers a "No results found.."

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http://www.imdb.com/find?ref_=nv_sr_fn&q=Romeo+And+Juliet&s=kw

Yet those keywords still exist in the database. "romeo-and-juliet" still exists, but I see from a previous thread it was supposed to have been deleted (Not really happy about who decides which keyword gets nuked on who's say-so and takes a wrecking ball to people's hard work). "shakespeare's-romeo-and-juliet" is also in the database, but not appearing in search results.

Most Popular "Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet" Titles - IMDb
Most Popular "Romeo And Juliet" Titles - IMDb

Noticing a lot of glitches on IMDb lately, and they're not seeming to be getting reported. You need an onsite forum for this type of thing. People are not going to bother to create an account on a different site to report these things. Drip, drip effect.
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Steven Arnold

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Steven Arnold

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No response. Does an admin know why these keywords are not searchable or supposedly deleted keywords still exist in the database? If it's effecting these keywords how many others could it be impacting on? Thank you.
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Hi Steven,

I've forwarded the information that you provided to our technical team for further investigation. We'll reply to this thread once we receive further information.

Thanks in advance for your patience.
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Thanks for your patience, Steven.

I've confirmed with our technical team that both keywords have now been removed, and the search links that you've provided no longer produce results in error.

Please let us know if we can offer any further assistance.
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It appears you have deleted all previously existing keywords that mention Romeo and Juliet, including reference-to-shakespeare's-romeo-and-juliet and romeo-and-juliet-plot. Could you please inquire about this? I'd like it to be reversed.
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I agree with Peter. romeo, juliet and romeo-and-juliet should NOT be keywords, but reference-to-shakespeare's-romeo-and-juliet and romeo-and-juliet-plot should.
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Hello all,

Thank you so much for your patience.

Please know that the keywords referenced were removed as per our keyword guidelines, which can be reviewed here:

https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/titles/keywords/GXQ22G5Y72TH8MJ5

Some of the keywords related to characters and references are still in use, as seen on these example titles:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063518/keywords
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117509/keywords

Please let us know if we can offer any further help.
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More correctly, new character keywords have been created after you have recently added a paragraph in those guidelines to allow keywords with the suffix -character.

The keyword shakespeare's-romeo-and-juliet clearly referred to Shakespeare's play, not just its characters. The same goes for reference-to-shakespeare's-romeo-and-juliet. The keyword romeo-and-juliet-plot refers to a plot similarity, making it relevant as plot keyword. The guidelines do not explain why they were deleted.

It appears that a previous request to remove three character keywords may have led to the removal of all keywords with the names romeo or juliet.
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi...

Add to that, there is evidently a bug where one or more of these keywords are listed in the data, but not displayed on the site.
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi...

Please ask data and tech to look into this again.
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