Advanced Search Issue with excluding selected Watchlists

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I am trying to exclude movies from 3 lists (the default watchlist and 2 more private watchlists) an advanced search and I keep receiving the 500 error. This kept consistently happening to me just today. The default watchlist and one of the other created watchlists are full (10.000 movies), while the 3rd one is somewhere around 2.500 movies.
I think that one of the lists I am excluding may be the problem, since I've tested the same advanced search with different combinations of exclusions and the full created watchlist is consistently giving me the 500 error. The default watchlist gives me the error about 75-80% of the time, while I rarely get the error with just the 3rd list. Sometimes I can make get through with both the default and the 3rd list in the exclusion list, however I wish to exclude all of my lists.
Are the servers having difficulties now?
Here is one of the advanced searches I'm trying: https://www.imdb.com/search/title?adult=include&lists=%21watchlist,%21ls044663183,%21ls049039363&view=simple&sort=year,asc&count=250
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Rus Paul Adrian

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Hi Rus,

I've attempted the searches using the results links you provided:

  1. https://www.imdb.com/search/title?adult=include&lists=%21watchlist,%21ls044663183,%21ls049039363...
  2. https://www.imdb.com/search/title?title_type=feature,tv_movie,tv_special,documentary,short,video,tv_...
  3. https://www.imdb.com/search/title?title_type=feature,tv_movie,tv_special,documentary,short,video,tv_...
but was unable to reproduce the issue. All 3 pages populate with results accordingly. This seems to be a local issue with your device/browser. Can you please confirm what device model, browser name, and browser version you're using when you experience this issue?

Thanks in advance.
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Jeorj Euler

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Hi, Rus Paul Adrian. When you encounter HTTP error 500 on IMDb, it is usually a good idea to refresh to page. This may also be appropriate for HTTP error 404, in certain contexts.