List numbers are wrong (again)

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Hello, i just experienced another problem with the list numbers. (I experienced a very similar issue two months ago and it was solved: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/list-numbers-are-wrong

I was updating the list when i noticed the number for "the portrait of a lady" was wrong:



it is listed as number 555 in the list, even though I typed in 559. The correct number does show when leaving editing mode:



I have found the four missing digits:



I want to continue editing my list but i'm afraid it will mess my order even further. I assume the error is the same that i experienced before and thats the reason why i also posted this message in that board. Thanks for the help :)

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Álex Sánchez Ballestín

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Dr-Faustus

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Dear IMDb

Would it be at all possible an IMDb staff-member could please acknowledge if they are aware of the numbering problem, in list-editing mode, I am experiencing on this particular list: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls027340260/. And if any help may be forthcoming? 

Yours sincerely
Dr. Faustus
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Hi All, I've moved this conversation to the appropriate team with the relevant expertise to take a look. 
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Dr-Faustus

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Hi Elizabeth

Thanks for acknowledging this problem and taking the appropriate action. It is appreciated.

Dr-Faustus
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Dr-Faustus

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Dear IMDb / Technical Team

It has come to my attention the problem, described above, has been rectified. Many thanks for all your input - It is much appreciated.

Dr-Faustus
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Hello, i have the same number problem on my list https://www.imdb.com/list/ls044452712/


Edit mode:



Normal view:



It's impossible to edit the list. I hope it can be solved.

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Please start a new post.
IMDB staff may not notice this being an old post
Cheers.
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Thanks for answering, i just started a new post with the problem.

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/list-numbers-are-wrong-t7wffx53nkp66
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SWZlatan, 
Your list is not public, so I can't look at more data than you posted.
But what I see all have the same Date Added.
So I would recommend you make a new list, and move these titles there. With the little check box above the checkbox column, you can move up to 250 titles at a time.
In my experience, the position numbers straighten themselves out.

Or you can wait for IMDb to respond, which is often NOT quick.
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Sorry I had not realized that the list was not public. Thanks for the recommendation, but first i will wait for IMDb staff to respond.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled List numbers are wrong.

Hello, I have a problem with the numbers on my list HAYA: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls044452712/

The problem appeared after adding the movie Ad Astra (2019) to the list and move it to position 63. And now it's impossible to edit the list.

Edit mode view:





Normal view:





I hope it can be solved; I want to continue editing the list but i'm afraid it will mess my order even further.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Rearranging the order of list items is not working correctly on the site.

I checked the help page to make sure I wasn't missing anything, but it's not working as described here: Lists FAQ: How can I move/rearrange the order of list items?

For ex, when editing a list if I try to move items 9 & 10 to slots 5 & 6, it will move 9 to 5 (expected) but 10 to 7 rather than 6 (unexpected).  And it's even more of a shuffled mess if I try to move more than 2.  I tested this on 2 different browsers & computers to rule out anything on my end.

However, the site should really implement the same drag & drop grab bar/handle used in the app for quick list sorting rather than having to manually type in numbers.  This method is tedious and archaic.

Thanks
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Apologies for the trouble!

Please write back with the URL for your list and a screenshot of the error. Thanks in advance!
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Here is the list I tested: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls092933578/ but there is no error.  It just sorts them incorrectly after saving the list order.
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Steve, I believe you have merged shape5's report into the wrong topic.
I'll show you an example below, and perhaps shape5 can confirm it represents what he described.

Shape5, you may want to vote for/comment on some/all of these threads:

Lists: Drag and Drop needs to return
List editor: RETURN DRAG & DROP-
Lists: Edit list enhancement requests
Drag-and-drop function not there when editing a list
Lists: Restore drag and drop for list editing

Here's what I've seen, and sounds like shape5's report:
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls027332897/?mode=simple
Before, trying to move 5th title to 1, 4th title to 2 (slightly different than shape5's description; wanted to show the weird result is not specific to that exact situation):

After: the title desired at 1 is ok, but the title desired at 2nd landed at 3rd:

This does not actually conflict with the example on the help page, which moves 2 titles in opposite directions to the top & bottom of the list. But somewhere here on GS is/was a detailed discussion of what the sort does with the new position information. Perhaps it's time for a new explanation to make "sense" of this result.

With the loss of drag & drop, I usually move only 1 title at a time, and when I move 2, I expect to need to correct a result.
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Thanks for the links to those other threads.  They didn't come up in the results when I submitted my topic title.

It doesn't conflict with the specific example on the help page of moving 2 titles in opposite directions, but this behavior is not happening as described:
When you update the order position of multiple items in your list, the order of the remaining items will automatically shift up/down in rank accordingly.
If I rearrange several items in the same fashion, it will shuffle them.  For ex, if you try moving title 8 to 4, 7 to 3, 6 to 2, and 5 to 1, you'll see what I mean.

With the loss of drag & drop, I usually move only 1 title at a time, and when I move 2, I expect to need to correct a result.
Exactly, that's why it needs fixing and why I have to do all rearranging on the app.
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