Lists: Re-enable external links

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Dear IMDb 

Are there any circumstances that IMDb will grant access to external links (in particular Wikipedia) on User-lists? This is in relation to a list created a few years back, titled '2016: A Movie Odyssey' - [www.imdb.com/list/ls000643238/], where links to Wikipedia appear under the listed titles.

Your response will be much appreciated.
Thanks.
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Dr-Faustus

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Posted 4 years ago

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RbDeraj

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I know people on the poll board have had run ins with this problem before. I'd like to see it change too.
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gromit82, Champion

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Dr. F: Just for ease of reference, here is a link to the list you mentioned, without the trailing bracket that makes it difficult to click on:
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls000643238/
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Dr-Faustus

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Hi gromit82

Thank-you. That is very kind of you.
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Col Needham, Official Rep

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No sorry, not at the present time.  This is something we would like to (re-)do eventually, however, the linking feature had to be removed from general use due to issues with spam links.

We would need to design and build a new linking / permissions system and unfortunately there are higher priority issues at the moment.  We have moved this over to the "Idea" category so that it remains visible for consideration and so that other users may comment. 
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Dr-Faustus

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Hi Mr. Needham

Thanks for your response. I must say, it is unfortunate that those who have chosen to abuse the linking feature have denied most other IMDb-users, who are respectful of IMDb policy, of a great feature. Hopefully, your moving this issue to the "Idea" category may have prove beneficial? Thanks for that.