'This List Is not Public', but It Is

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The privacy settings for all of my lists are currently set to Public, but if viewed without being logged in as me, the user gets the error message 'This list is not public The creator of this list has not enabled public viewing imdb'.

My lists: https://www.imdb.com/user/ur120544597/lists
Example list: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls080985153

Likewise, my Check-Ins list gets the message: 'This list is empty.' and it says it is Private. However, I can confirm I have 749 Titles on this list and the privacy setting is also set to Public.

My Check-Ins: https://www.imdb.com/user/ur120544597/checkins

And finally my Watchlist receives a 404, despite also being set to Public.

I've tested these in Incognito as well as asking a friend. Even when not signed in as me, one can see the lists (see above) labelled as 'Public', but once you click on one, it receives that error.

I confirm I created these lists and made them Public 18 hours ago.

I would like to have these lists viewable by anyone with the link (ie, not requiring someone to be signed in as me to see them).

PS I found another thread similar to this, and an IMDb employee confirmed it was not a site-wide bug but an issue with the user's account, so I expect this may need to be resolved by IMDb themselves and not the community.
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Posted 1 month ago

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Hi Graham,

Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused though I've gone ahead and updated the lists on your account.
If you're still having trouble, please confirm and I'll be happy to have our engineering team further investigate. 
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Thanks so much! That's solved it -- I can now access without being signed in. Thank you for fixing it so soon too :)