IMDB deletes your lists without questioning you.

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I have recently been subjected to two lists being deleted by IMDB staff. They DID NOT say why. I have questioned them and they refuse to answer.

Beware your lists are in danger of being deleted by IMDB staff for no reason. As a daily user of this site and someone who has made hundreds of page edits is this a fair way to repay me.
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They don't tend to offer features then go around deleting them for no reason. I would guess compiling a list of children caused some sort of issues itself or in the comments area, prompting reports of abuse.

Dictators is right. It's their site. They absolutely dictate policy. It's their company they have to protect. They do not need to question any of us.
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As per the answer that was given by our staff when you inquired about this issue, lists are removed if they are reported by users as being in violation of our content guidelines, and/or at the discretion of our editors.

I'm afraid we are not going to be able to go into details because, as remarked by other users, we have a strict policy of not commenting on the reasons why user-posted content is removed from our boards or elsewhere.

I realize this may sound unfair and one-sided, especially when seen out of context, but we don't suppress content at random or based on a whim. However, we do reserve the right to remove content from our site at our discretion, and these removals are not subject to appeal.

I do apologize for any inconvenience caused by this, and I'm happy to see that you have saved/exported your lists so you'll be able to repost them elsewhere, if you want.
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And you're clearly on the side of IMDB and that they can do no wrong. That is your prerogative as it is mine to post as I feel fit. I suggest you go and take your psycho-analysis elsewhere.
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I haven't stated my opinion on the matter. You couldn't possibly know what I think is right or wrong. I only have stated what they tend to do. Further, if I thought they were right and you're wrong, why would I offer a suggestion that they change what they do? That makes no sense. I don't, actually, think they should delete things without explanation. I do, however, know they don't discuss deletions or actions to accounts...because I've seen them say so a couple hundred times over the last 12 or 13 years. So, I can answer what the policy is without making an opinionated statement. It's your imagination that has led you to your mistaken assumptions about how I think the site should operate. That's kind of your problem. Maybe you should not assume you know so much. Again, if you ask, "what color is the sky," and I know staff thinks it's blue, but I see green, I'd say, "blue," and they'd mark it answered. If you think staff is mistaken and that I agree with them, you'd be wrong. But, my answer as it pertains to the site, policy and terms and conditions, is completely right, regardless of your (and my) opinion.
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So I no nothing while you know everything.......you're so full of yourself.
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That's how you read that? Wow, dude...just...wow.

All I said I "know" is the policy, which Giancarlo, a staff member, verified. And, I said I know what my opinion is. I also said, you wouldn't know my opinion, because I haven't stated one (other than, in another thread, implying they should tell us the reason for deletions...which you thought was a good idea, though you thought someone else posted it).

And from that you get, you no (sic) nothing, and I know everything? Amazing. I don't know whether to laugh or cry...Just amazing.
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There is only one word suitable here as an answer......but I'd better not say it.
I would like to say that I find you posts unhelpful and argumentative.

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