Could you please clarify if you have any automations set at the Space or Folder level? If you have automations set up at the Space or Folder levels you will be able see that reflected in the number next to the 'Automate' button at the List level.
For example, if you have one automation at the Folder level you will be able to see a 1 next to the 'Automate' button even if you are in the List level because the automation at the Folder level will still affect the tasks at the List level. However, when you click into the 'Automate' button in List view you won't be able to see any automations because you have no automations at the List level.
If this does not explain what is happening in your Workspace please let us know. We would be happy to look into this further.
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