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IMDb Message Boards to be no more
Topic Started: Feb 8 2017, 12:48 PM (100 Views)
The Batman
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Looks like the inmates won't be running the asylum for much longer. You could, occasionally, find useful information, but more and more they were becoming a cesspool of hate.

From IMDb:


IMDb Message Boards Announcement

IMDb is the world's most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content. As part of our ongoing effort to continually evaluate and enhance the customer experience on IMDb, we have decided to disable IMDb's message boards on February 20, 2017. This includes the Private Message system. After in-depth discussion and examination, we have concluded that IMDb's message boards are no longer providing a positive, useful experience for the vast majority of our more than 250 million monthly users worldwide. The decision to retire a long-standing feature was made only after careful consideration and was based on data and traffic.

Increasingly, IMDb customers have migrated to IMDb's social media accounts as the primary place they choose to post comments and communicate with IMDb's editors and one another. IMDb's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/imdb) and official Twitter account (https://twitter.com/imdb) have an audience of more than 10 million engaged fans. IMDb also maintains official accounts on Snapchat (https://www.snapchat.com/add/imdblive), Pinterest (https://www.pinterest.com/imdbofficial/), YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/imdb), and Tumblr (http://imdb.tumblr.com/).

Because IMDb's message boards continue to be utilized by a small but passionate community of IMDb users, we announced our decision to disable our message boards on February 3, 2017 but will leave them open for two additional weeks so that users will have ample time to archive any message board content they'd like to keep for personal use. During this two-week transition period, which concludes on February 19, 2017, IMDb message board users can exchange contact information with any other board users they would like to remain in communication with (since once we shut down the IMDb message boards, users will no longer be able to send personal messages to one another). We regret any disappointment or frustration IMDb message board users may experience as a result of this decision.

IMDb is passionately committed to providing innovative ways for our hundreds of millions of users to engage and communicate with one another. We will continue to enhance our current offerings and launch new features in 2017 and beyond that will help our customers communicate and express themselves in meaningful ways while leveraging emerging technologies and opportunities.

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Bert Greene
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I check the IMDB all the time for film credits and such, but I never used their message boards. I frankly didn't even recall they had message boards. I do sometimes read the 'user reviews' of various old films, but they are often for the birds, with an endless stream of reviewers trying to argue that every old film from the golden age of Hollywood they see maintains some hidden feminist or gay subtext. Used to derive some unintentional humor out of all that, at least for a while. Then it just got too pathetically ludicrous to bother with.
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Bert Greene
Feb 9 2017, 06:10 AM
I do sometimes read the 'user reviews' of various old films, but they are often for the birds, with an endless stream of reviewers trying to argue that every old film from the golden age of Hollywood they see maintains some hidden feminist or gay subtext.

I also read user reviews on IMDb, but I have to admit that I haven't noticed that happening. Must be going over my head.

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