Subjective Sexist Keywords

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I anticipate that this will get "kickback" (ready, Ed Jones and other anti-metooers?), but sexist keywords should be unacceptable, especially since they are often synonyms for other acceptable and more prolific keywords.  

Please eliminate: "boobs," "jugs," "tits" as keywords.

Please eliminate such extremely  subjective keywords as "creamy-legs," "desirable-legs," "exquisite-legs," "hot-legs," "pretty-legs," sexy-legs," "slender-legs," "slim-legs," "thin-legs," etc.  Even "legs-to die-for."  (And NONE of these appear in any title with Betty Grable, who probably had the most famous legs in film history!)

Please eliminate such keywords as "babe" (with the understandable exception of "babe-scientist"), "chick" (unless it refers to a small, young bird-the-animal), "hottie," etc.

Most of these are references to people of the female gender.  There are, of course, some that refer to people of the male gender that should be equally unacceptable, i.e. "dick," "prick," etc. instead of "penis."

Resisters may long for "the good old days," but, especially in this "Harvey Weinstein" time, we need to be more cognizant of reality.  Until someone invents a real time machine, there is probably no other way to go back to the past.  We must live in the now and anticipate the future.

P.S. Do "creamy-legs" and "creamy-thighs" refer to skin tone or ejaculate?
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I feel like contributors are adding keywords to movies faster than I can delete them.

I tried to get rid of most of the "hottie" and "creamy-legs" keywords yesterday and some films are already back and others were added.

I feel like if IMDb doesn't work with us to terminate those keywords we are not gonna achieve.

I totally have to agree with Bradley.

Plus, it is outrageous to see that some trolls have made like a thousand deviation for each of those keywords.


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And, yet... these three remain:

 Ocean's Eight (2018)

 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets(2017)

 Road House (1989)

One does a keyword search for "creamy-legs," and these three titles are listed as having the keyword.  But, one goes to the keyword lists for each of these titles, and the "creamy-legs" keyword is not there..

What's going on?
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"creamy-legs" "creamy-legs" "creamy-legs"

What is it with "creamy-legs" and IMDb? (A love affair?)

Now, "creamy-legs" is appearing as THE ONLY keyword on titles.  Here are two examples:

Mean Gurls (????)
Ching yuk jin cheung (1993)

Are they submissions from the same contributor?  Again I ask, what is going on?
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When are ya gonna cry Uncle?
What your doing is exactly what liberals do when they pass laws that sound good and have good intentions, but are essentially toothless and unenforceable.
You can't stop the carer criminal anymore than you can stop the career keyword adders.
Ask any Cop. They know that they cannot STOP crime. They can only enforce the law after the fact. So they have perpetual job security. When are you going to realize that you are not actually accomplishing any real change?
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Believe it or not, I agree with a lot of what you are saying.  If only contributors and the staff would enforce the guidelines and previous agreements.  Many contributors just seem to "go their own way" without adhering to precedents, and the staff seems to let them do it.  I suspect that the overturn in staff, some who are not familiar with previous IMDb  decisions, contributes to the problems. I, most often, feel like a law enforcer when I would rather just be a data contributor.
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Have you seen these two movies, Bradley. Can you confirm there is no scene in these were people are taking a bath in ice cream?
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Don't be ridiculous Horst; this is a serious issue that Professor Kent has brought up.

It is clear that someone was shaving their legs, with shaving cream!
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Abi!!!

I was imagining that someone was shaving their legs, with creamed corn!
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I prefer whole kernel corn, with garlic butter.

Hey, if I were eating garlic-buttered corn while wearing shorts, and dropped some on my legs, would I have "buttery-legs" ?
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Some of your acquaintances might want to cal that "succulent legs." Napkins available?
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Lol!
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 Selina

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He and I are friends, he has a great wine collection, especially Tuscan Reds.
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Lol again!
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Creamy-legs and creamy-thighs usually refer to skin tone.
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Subjectivity, again. What is "creamy" to one may be "subcutaneously lumpy" to another.  
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And another absolutely unbelievable keyword: "showing-skin"!  What?
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If this is a valid keyword, it should probably be added to any title about Ed Gein or nazi lampshades -- to any title with a human being or animal. Ridiculous.
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Viva la difference! For whatever reasons, logical or illogical, instinctive or selective, cultural or creative, personal preferences are as varied as there are persons.  IMDb gives an opportunity to express such personal preferences in reviews (and on this page). But... keywords should be as objective as possible.  That's my whole point.
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Hello everyone - Bradley is correct that subjective keywords are currently against our policy. There are (at time of writing) 9,919,488 keywords in use on IMDb, I'm sure some of them would be viewed as subjective in some eyes but with that many keywords you can imagine how hard it is to find and remove them, or to block them all at the time of contribution. As I said before this will be a long term process that you'll need a calendar to track rather than a watch, but don't worry when we're done I will let you know. 


It appears in my absence there has been some 'spirited' discussion in this thread. Remember these forums are for civil conversation, and I have seen several responses here I don't consider to have been civil. As a result I'm closing this thread until we have had time to investigate this and make a policy decision.

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