The Mandalorian is a Western.

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I think that we should add The Mandalorian to the Western genre. I have added small fan/indie Star Wars films about Boba Fett to the Western genre, so why not this series, which is influenced by The Dollars Trilogy and Spaghetti Westerns. Pedro Pascal even says so here.https://variety.com/2019/tv/features/the-mandalorian-jon-favreau-pedro-pascal-western-1203399015/ It has several tropes of the Western genre, so I think that it is a good fit. 
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No. Seriously? Firefly is called a western in space. Does it have a Western Genre? Of course not!


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I don't agree with you. The Mandalorian is based on Western but it is not a Western, A lot of movies and T.V series have a similar plot and mood as The Mandalorian, but if it doesn't take place on earth, it is not a western.
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I think that it is as much of a Western as Justified with Timothy Olyphant, which is in Kentucky. Just  because it is in space, does NOT rule it out as a Western. I think it should count because a lot of people identify it as a Western in space. I could see your points being more valid when discussing Solo A Star Wars Story, but something does not have to be on Earth to be a Western. We need sub-genres on this site to make stuff like this easier. It is a Space or a Sci-Fi Western. If it has the tropes & themes of the Western, then as far as I'm concerned, it is a Western. There are Aussie Westerns, like Ned Kelly or Quigley Down Under, that the same logic could be applied to because they are not in the "American West". That is my two cents on the matter.
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HEY!!!! Where is the Horseys? The Saloon? The Blacksmith? The Wagon Train? The Stage Coach? The Town Drunk? The Six Shooter?
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You don't need that for a Western! Look at some of these Neo-Westerns & Contemporary Westerns! They have cars & some have zero horses. There are semi-auto guns in a lot of these modern Westerns. I say that we should wait until after the season ends before adding it to the genre. There may be a saloon. I personally haven't watched it yet because I'm a dvd guy. I also have a beef with Disney, so I won't get Disney +. Let's discuss it after a few more episodes. We're only 3 episodes in.
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No No No No No Oh No Way No
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I was trying to get other people, who may disagree with you, to comment. I think that this counts. Quit! You are getting on my nerves buddy! I did not know that you couldn't post the same question twice. Jeez, just chill. 
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Ed, by your definition, would you say that Longmire, or No Country For Old Men are Westerns? It is subjective based on someone's opinion.
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Ed, by your definition, would you say that Longmire, or No Country For Old Men are Westerns? It is subjective based on someone's opinion.
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I'm having a terrible day. I don't need to keep this debate going Ed Jones. I'm sorry for my rant. Have a great day.
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Longmire is "Close" No Country not so much.
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I want an Offical Rep to get involved in this please.
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They will be around with an answer (Genres are subjective), a merge, and a no on the western genre.
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That is who I will ask about this. Once someone responds that is a rep. Then its over.
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Not any more are they westerns.
Thanks for pointing out the incorrect genre tags on those titles.
They have been corrected.
A Western is set at at time before the turn of the 20th century. Horses, Homesteads, Covered Wagons era.
When there is an assigned Sci-Fi Western Genre, those titles can have them.
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Would ask please that IMDb lock those titles so as to stop a genre war.
Thanks.
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Ed, what the hell is your problem? You said genres are subjective. I've read countless articles online calling this a Western. Leave me alone after this! I wish people would stop pissing me off. 
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I've read countless articles online calling this a Western.

That is totally irrelevant for the issue you brought up. IMDb has definitions of all the genres they currently have (you can find them here: https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/titles/genres/GZDRMS6R742JRGAG?ref_=helpms_helpart_inline...). If the definition is applicable to a title, the genre should be attached to the title. That's all. I haven't seen the title you're talking about and therefore don't have an opinion on whether or not it's a western, but don't get distracted by other information online or even from the makers. It's not relevant for this particular issue.

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True, but everything is subjective. That's the sites opinion. Not mine. To me it is a western. But hey, to each their own. I just can't wait to watch the show, but I absolutely will not get Disney +. I'll watch it at a friend's house.
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Hey there Cowboy, you may like to help Alexandra Pfaff out. 
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Jho, can you give an answer to my question? This Ed Jones guy is getting on my nerves, and he keeps telling me no to this. If you read my posts, then I have a point.
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No, sorry. Just thought you may like to have a look at Alexandra's problem seeing you are interested in The Mandalorian. 
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JHo, That's ok. I haven't seen it yet, but I was trying to add it to the Western genre, and then I ended up in a long arguement with Ed Jones, who keeps saying no to it being a Western despite the fact that many people refer to it as a Western & all of the similar themes and tropes that the show shares with the Western genre. Long story short, he says because it is in space means that it is not a Western. I would like a representative or moderator too look at my claim to see if it would fit because of the themes & references.
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Staff will not be replying. They merged this topic and marked it as answered. They do this when the read a topic and find that a sufficient "Answer" has been supplied. Hence Answered............See Picture.

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Screw you! I want their answer, not yours. You are not a Rep, so leave me the HELL ALONE! I understand that you are trying to help, but right now I am very stressed out and very upset. I'm sorry about all of this. I just have been so stressed out today & it is not your fault. I overreacted. I disagree about the genre thing, but would a keyword work better?
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Hi Cowboy General.
When the top two answers by Ed Jones & Cinephile were 'liked' by an IMDB Rep and the thread becomes marked as 'Answered', it means that is the official answer to the query, might not be clear if you are unaware of the practice.
I think a 'keyword' would be suitable as there already is a good one in 'Space Western' and most Star Wars projects have it already, here is a link to it https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=space-western&ref_=fn_kw_kw_12
for other examples. Hope this helps you de-stress a bit. Have a good day/night/evening.
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Cowboy General.
Yes, a keyword would be absolutely appropriate. What is not appropriate is resubmitting an "Incorrect" Genre tag to any title. No matter how much you may disagree with the reasoning. Jon has informed you that my explanation along with Cinephile's was "Liked" by an IMDb Employee. We provided the same reply that that staff member would have replied if we had not replied.

It is not a Western Genre.

I made removal submissions on those Sci-Fi titles that you incorrectly tagged with Western Genres.
You have seen fit to go against the decision of IMDb regarding the use of a Western tag on purely Sci-Fi Titles and resubmitted the tags again.
Please cease this. It is not a good thing to be doing.
I have taken the steps necessary to report your behavior.
This is nothing personal. It is a matter of the accuracy needed so that users of this database can rely on the Genre Tags be a reliable source that can be counted upon to be a true and accurate subjective description of the titles content. And we are talking about the majorities subjective opinion, not a minority fringe opinion.
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Ok. I'll look into the keywords.
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Jon Tomlinson, thank you. That does help out a lot.
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Ed Jones, thank you for making the corrections, and I wanted to apologize for all of this. I'm just learning the site features. I'm sorry for insinuating that you were a jerk.
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OK