List Numbering Issues

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I've been having a trouble with your lists feature and it's very frustrating! It seems like every time I try to delete something from a list, it winds up screwing up the numbering (generally, it'll make it so that one number repeats itself and then pushes everything back by one number). Example here:

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls080407308/?sort=list_order,asc&mode=detail&page=31

This has been going on for a couple of months now and I've mostly resolved it by simply copying the list to a new list. But my lists are very long and it's time-consuming. 

I know that in the past people have had it resolved in a case-by-case basis, and while I would appreciate it being fixed, is there possibly a way you can just make this not an issue anymore? I am, admittedly, not an expert in coding, but I would really rather not have to come and ask for help every single time I need to remove a name from one of my lists (which happens quite often!)
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Noah Goucher

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bderoes, Champion

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I'm not sure why your link goes to page 31. By exporting the list, I find duplicate position numbers at 2030. And I've never seen duplicate numbers in View mode, only in Edit mode or Export, but I've only found the problem in a Titles list of mine. Sure enough, I see 2030 twice on page 21 of your Name list.
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Hi Noah,

This is likely due the size of your list being at the maximum. I'd recommend removing a handful of titles at the same time to make a slight cushion to see if this helps.
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Noah Goucher

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I tried that and it wound up making the problem worse!
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Hi Noah,

Sorry for the inconvenience. This is a known issue and our team is in consideration of how to provide the best experience due to the way we store some of the information. Until we have a full solution, we're happy to continue helping fix these list issues case-by-case. 

I've sent this information to our engineering team for further review. We appreciate your patience during this time.