Duplications When Creating Lists

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If I'm creating a List in IMDB, is there any mechanism for preventing duplicates? If the list is long it can be difficult to remember what you've already listed.
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Michael Adrian

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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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No. I Make polls and they are restricted to 35 on a list and have managed to duplicate something every so often.
No mechanism.
Sorry
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Michael Adrian

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Thanks!  Though disappointing that no-one at IMDB thought of that or considered it important enough to bother with - I'm sure it wouldn't be that difficult to organise.
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Hi Michael Adrian,

Although IMDb does not have an internal mechanism, you may wish to try this:
Sort the list by title or name, and visually check for duplicates.

... or
1. Export your list
2. Import the list into Excel, Open Office or other spreadsheet program
3. Sort the list by the title ID, name ID or image ID.
4. Add column with a formula that indicates when there are duplicate consecutive entries.

Obviously, it would be easier to have a feature in IMDb to do this automatically.
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Michael Adrian

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Thank you, that is helpful.
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bderoes, Champion

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If you make a rule for yourself to always add to a list from the title page's + button, you'll see when it's already there.

Also, I highly recommend this Tampermonkey script (for Chrome) which colorizes titles on your lists:
https://openuserjs.org/scripts/AltoRetrato/IMDb_My_Movies_enhancer
To customize the colors, you have to edit the script; described in comments at about line 230.
Not sure if it's available on other browsers.

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Michael Adrian

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Ah yes, I see what you mean about the title page button - another helpful tip, thank you!