is this really an acceptable trivia item

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Just curious if I'm the only one that thinks this isn't an acceptable trivia item as seen here . I tried to delete it but was told "Unable to verify." so I guess imdb could verify that this was true which is why it's out there.
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Hey! MikeTheWhistle
  
acceptable trivia item ? ?

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8970730/trivia?item=tr_____
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what's wrong with my link? Because it says it's a trivia item there's a click to "open" it. Your link is just for its trivia items but doesn't zero in on one.

For reference this is the trivia item:
"There is a reference to Magnum's father having been in Vietnam. As Tom Selleck's Magnum had that Vietnam setting as his series backstory, after only 2 episodes into the "re-boot", this could a playful plot twist that implies that "new" Thomas Magnum, may actually be Thomas Magnum Junior ( the in-universe son of the previous Tom Selleck version). This clearly can be seen to suggest that the other 3 main leads may actually be the children, or relatives, of the original cast of characters. The new Higgins may well be the daughter/niece of old Higgins, etc. In effect, new Magnum could actually be "Magnum PI: The next generation". "
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MikeTheWhistle

Sorry, Your link :
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8970730/trivia?item=tr4368744
brought up the entire trivia list
with "This trivia item contains spoilers. Click to view"    and I did not

Someone more helpful will read this
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Mike: I agree that this "trivia" item appears to be just fan speculation and should not be included in IMDb. 
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I too agree.
This is someones imagination on overdrive. It has no basis, and therefor is not a trivia item.
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act, no prob. i checked it after posting and wondered why it didn't go to the right one but i had the advantage of remembering it was a spoiler so i clicked whatever the button was. I should have added that to my original post.
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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Mike. What was your contribution number?
IMDb staff will eventually need it.
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MikeTheWhistle

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#200321-170114-553000 glad that I wasn't just out of my mind... again.

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Thanks for flagging, it's helpful to let us know the exact trivia item/submission reference number rather than linking to the entire list. This has been amended and should reflect shortly. 
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Hey! Elizabeth, Employee 
  
Original link
Was just the 'acceptable trivia item ?'
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8970730/trivia?item=tr4368744
This trivia item contains spoilers. Click to view
But there was confusion when the entire Trivia page was displayed
Future ? Just display the Item linked ? ?
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The item is still there. Shouldn't it be deleted. Maybe someone else can try and remove it and will have better luck than me.
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I will try, I submitted a removal, I hope that we get results.

I stated in my explanation that the trivia violates this rule:

Rumors: Unsubstantiated rumors cannot be accepted, although some early casting rumors can be interesting - so long as they're documented and verifiable (please include a link to your sources wherever possible).
https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/titles/trivia/G42ZNVNNQT6P78FE#unacceptable
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TY. you are obviously liked better than me as your delete was accepted while mine was rejected, then rejected with contact us followup, and passed over here. Guess I eat green eggs and ham.