Repetead titles on same list

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I've been creating a few of lists such as "favorite movies" and "yet to watch". My problem is that I may have added the same title twice on the same list. On small lists of 50 titles, I can manually check, but on bigger ones it starts to be a problem.
My suggestion is that when you add a title that already is on the list, the site lets you know it, or doesnt allow it.
Thanks for the work!
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Vinicius

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bderoes, Champion

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There are many uses for having the same title (or name) on a list more than once. Even having a warning message could be annoying for folks who use that feature frequently.

My best advice is this:
1) use the title page "+" function to add to your list(s). That way you'll see if it's already there.
(Unfortunately that advice doesn't apply to Name lists, since we still don't have the "+" feature on Name pages. Also, I don't think the "+" feature appears for personal lists if you use Reference view.)


2) if you must add from Edit list mode, then to check for duplicates, run an Advanced Title Search to see if the title count is the same. ATS does not list duplicates. If you have duplicate(s) that you have trouble locating, Export your spreadsheet and sort by Title ID. Export preserves the position number in the list, so the duplicate will be easy to locate.
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Vinicius

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Okay, thanks!