Adding sequels to movie connections page.

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Following on from this thread which is now closed:
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/changes-to-movie-connection-submissions

I've not added a sequel for some time, as fans always seem to have gotten there first. So was a bit surprised to find I was unable to add a sequel(s). Didn't notice the first time around that there was a link to the new form:
http://www.imdb.com/helpdesk/report_complexconnections

You previously said that.. "The new form will be in place while we carry out essential behind-the-scenes maintenance work. Requests sent via the new form will be reviewed and processed regularly." A year later why are we still using this form and why do we need this complication? Also If I want to add another sequel to a completely different film, there is a warning saying, "you already have 1 pending request(s) waiting to be processed." So does this mean we should only add one of these links at a time and wait until the connection is in place before stating another one?

And while I'm here, there is also a box stating "Reason: Explain how both titles are connected IMPORTANT this reason will be published on the site so please be clear concise and specific when explaining the connection". Is this correct sequels are usually added without an awkward explanation written underneath them, as it should be self explanatory? If this warning is inaccurate can you change it to something like "Explain why these titles are connected to help IMDb administrators add updates accurately"?
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Steven Arnold

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Nikolay Yeriomin (Mykola Yeromin), Champion

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Hello, Steven. 

Not a fan of this new rule either, but I just write "direct sequel" or "direct remake" (in cases of remake) when it comes to that. Can't fully explain that, though, as I'm not a staff member. 
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Steven Arnold

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I usually write 'Official sequel' or something. But a description does not show on the follows/followed by section, so it's just a little misleading.
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Hi Steven -

To help clarify and answer your questions, concerning adding one connection link at a time, note that you can add multiple titles at the same time and our editors will process them, however, the online form doesn't support it.
Concerning your question about comments, yes, we don't usually add a comment for sequels, however we do need them for other complex connections like "version" or "alternate language version", as a comment is helpful for our editors to decide if "follows/followed by" is the the correct link type (as some contributors occasionally get it wrong).

I hope this helps clarify!