Why can't I add this topic to the parents guide?

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I recently signed up on IMDb in order to post a review and add to the parents guide on the 2018 TV-series Das Boot;https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5830254/parentalguide?ref_=tt_stry_pg

However, while I could add entries for other topics, such as violent death scenes, drug use, sex scenes and nudity, all my attempts to post content warnings regarding rape were declined for not meeting contribution guidelines, despite that I tried using different wording each time and avoided any graphic descriptions and tried adding the entries to both the Frightening/intense and the sex/nudity categories in the parents guide.

I don't understand, because the series does have scenes depicting rape in the third and seventh episode in addition to attempted rape in the last episode, and I have seen other movies and series on IMDb feature content warnings for such things, so why can I post CW on all other topics in the parents guide, but not rape/sexual assault? I think this topic strongly warrants an entry in the parents guide just as much as any of the other topics, so why can't I add it to the list?
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Flintenweiber

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MAthePA

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Hi, Flintenweiber.

It would be great to see here the 18-digit numbers for the declined contributions, if you expecting for official answer from the staff.

And it would be good to have the declined text be cited here, if you are going to invite other contributors into discussion (I'm not the one currently to discuss, but others may be interested).
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Do you men the numbers I got in the e-mail reciepts? If that's the case here are the stuff I tried to add(the declined text in quotation marks below each number):
#190426-224507-236404 (under frightening)
"There are two brutal rape scenes and one scene of attempted rape on screen."
#190427-141315-868004 (under frightening, with spoiler tag)
"A submarine crewman finds a battered woman gagged and tied on a mattress and it's strongly implied that she's been held as a sex slave. The man first tries to free her but then changes her mind and decides to rape her (no nudity or explicit imagery is shown but the man is seen on top of her while she cries) and the woman is accidentally shot and killed in during of the act."
#190427-094216-068904 (under sex/nudity)
"There are two brutal rape scenes, no nudity is shown but it's still disturbing to watch."
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Just a quick look through resulted in the last one: placed into "sex/nudity" section, it is described as "no nudity is shown". So in fact, you ask an editor to keep ignoring )))
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Ok, I thought it was because I've seen other movies on IMDb have similar descriptions in the same section, but can't the editor just move it to the frightening section? I dod re-post the same comment there just now just in case it'd be any better. Anyway, the stuff I posted in the frightening section wasn't let through either.
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Hi Flintenweiber,

Apologies, these items should have been accepted. Please can you resubmit the items and provide me the submission references and I can make sure these get accepted?

Thanks,
Will
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Thank you!
I saw that one of the entries had already been submitted, but I re-submitted the other two, here are my submission codes:
#190517-170953-282004
#190517-170901-926904
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Hi Flintenweiber,

Thanks for posting the submission references, I've approved these for you now!

Have a great day.

Joel 
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Great, thank you for your help!
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Flintenweiber

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I just wanted to say, I tried edited a typo in one of my submissions a few days ago, but it's still labeled as "pending", when will it get looked at?
My submission code: #190519-154554-620904