The disclaimer and guideline at the top of every Parents Guide need to be reinstated.

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On the desktop version of the site, there used to be a message at the top stating:
The content of this page was created directly by users and has not been screened or verified by IMDb staff.
While data added since January of 2018 has been subject to screening (and not necessarily verification), a majority of the data found in the parents guide was migrated from the data contributed via the previous system (Swiki) to which the aforementioned disclaimer applied.

There was also the message inside a box at the top stating:
Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
On account of various complaints over time about the content advisories present on IMDb, I'm asking the IMDb site authorities to please order the instating of some accurate variation of each aforementioned message at the top of every Parents Guide page, on all platforms, in the hopes of mitigating liability and reducing abuse/misunderstandings of the system.
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Hi Jeorj -

I can confirm that the disclaimer was removed when we stepped away from a wiki-based display.  I have passed along your comments to the appropriate team for review, as soon as I hear back from them with additional clarification on why we removed the disclaimer I will update you here.
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Thank you, Michelle.
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Hi Jeorj -

I'm just following up here to confirm that for the disclaimer you reported, the decision was made internally to removed it from the Parental Guide section and re-locate it to the following Parental submission guide: https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/titles/parental-guide/GF4KYKYJA4PKQB32?ref_=helpsrall#

While we currently don't have any plans to reinstate the disclaimer on the Parental Guide page, rest assured that I have forwarded your comments to the appropriate team for visibility.
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Okay. Thank you.