why can't we add 2 run times at once?

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I encountered a title with no run times at all. 
I'm watching the original broadcast (live in theatres) online from the production's website.
But I also find the dvd, where the box lists a shorter time (normal for these).

When I try to add them, the drop-down only allows for 1 addition.
Wouldn't it be more efficient for the contributor and for IMDb to allow for multiple runtimes in a single contribution?

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Hi bderoes,

As mentioned in the guide:

We prefer to list one single running time for all titles which corresponds the default running time. This is the running time of the original release version in the country of origin and is indicated by an entry with a blank country field. However the running time of an entire series can be added once the series has completed, the complete running time should be submitted with the attribute (entire series).

However, IMDb is constantly being updated and improved, we welcome all comments and suggestions aimed at improving its features, flexibility and ease of use. We appreciate that you took the time to share your thoughts with us and we will investigate possible improvements.
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( Not sure if I correctly understood Bderoes’s post, but still... )

People should never list any running times from the DVD/Blu-ray back covers alone (meaning, that they haven’t actually seen the film - or doesn’t take the runnning time from the confirmed sources), since the covers are full of mistakes. And yes, this often means also online-stores, since they tend to list the running time from the back cover.

DVD also has a different running time for NTSC and PAL (the former being always shorter due the PAL speed up: http://www.michaeldvd.com.au/articles... ). With Blu-ray we don’t really have this problem anyone (with some odd exceptions here and there).