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Yeah, it’s an odd limitation that they don’t really mention anywhere except on this support page. (Plus, if you exceed your 50,000 runs per month, your automations will stop running until the next month.)
Another possible way to workaround the limit of 25 automations per base is by making your General Phase base your “source base”, and then syncing any appropriate views from that base into another table which becomes your “destination base”. Then, in that destination base, you could add 25 automations there. Here is information on Airtable’s Sync:
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