Accidentally deleted a list

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Hi, I was going through my private lists, deleting a couple and accidentally deleted an action movie list that I did not want to.  I was on mobile and I swiped to delete a list but it was still there, so I swiped and deleted it again, but then both the lists disappeared.  :(  There seemed to be another question where a mod or someone from imdb restored another user's list.  How would I get in touch with them about this? Could there maybe be a way to lock certain lists you wouldn't ever want to delete so you don't make mistakes like I do (but perhaps I'm the only one with this problem).  Thanks.

My profile page (as my imdb account doesn't seem to be linked to this community website?): https://www.imdb.com/user/ur33146044/?ref_=nb_usr_prof_0
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Kenny

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Hi Kenny -

I was able to identify the Action List you reported and have re-instated the List to an active status.  Cheers!
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Hi, Michelle - The same thing happened to me when using the iOS app about ten days ago! I immediately contacted IMDB and received an auto-response indicating that I should hear back within 24 hours. Would you be able to re-instate my missing list too?? It would be much appreciated!! The erroneously deleted list in my account is called "“MOVIES SEEN” and is my main list, so it'd be especially great to have it back. Thank you very much in advance! - Lydia
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Thank you so much, Claire, for restoring my erroneously deleted list and for forwarding my feedback regarding IMDB adding an “Are you sure?”-type warning before deleting users’ lists, as it does appear to be a too-common problem.
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Hello Michelle. I too deleted accidentally a private list named MD. Can you please restore it?

Thanks in advance!
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Hi Leonel -

I was able to locate the MD List you reported and have re-instated the List to an active status (though it is set to private).  Cheers!
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Thank you very much Michelle!
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Corey Vandiver

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I also deleted a private list accidentally called "Yi's List". Can you please restore it? I tried to make a new one from memory but it is not working.

Thanks!
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@ Michelle

Dear Michelle,
I'm sorry to bother you too, but I'm just desperate.
I deleted a list in the Android app and couldn't undo it. 
Now it is gone :(
is there a possibility to restore it ??

Account: Alexander Prahl
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur41498973/lists?ref_=nv_usr_lst_3
List Name: Gangster movies
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Hi Alex. replying to already solved posts will not get you a reply from an employee.
They do not follow old threads.
Please stick to your post that you just made and wait for a reply. It is the weekend. Michelle will not be back at work until Monday. Also it will be sometime in the next 12 hours for a reply on your new post.
Cheers
Ed :):)
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Thanks!!
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Idea: Perhaps a simple confirmation notice should appear on screen with the list name on it, which the user has to tap on before it deletes, would help stop people doing this delete action accidentally?

Seems to me a logical second step before such a devastating complete deletion action occurs. 
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