The IMDb boards are closing.

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The IMDb boards are closing.

Postby algroth » 03 Feb 2017, 17:40

IMPORTANT: 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.


If you are a member and frequent forumer at IMDb, chances are you'll have seen this message by now. I thought I should bring it up however since a lot of us (Darkness_fish, Loki, pcqgod, Jeff K, Rayge, driftin, joels344 and so on) have met one another in those boards some years back. Anyhow, as someone who was introduced to the "forumer life" through these boards I have to say it's something of an end of an era for me.

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Re: The IMDb boards are closing.

Postby Snarfyguy » 03 Feb 2017, 17:45

Wow!

How bad were things getting? That seems pretty drastic.
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Re: The IMDb boards are closing.

Postby pcqgod » 03 Feb 2017, 17:50

Joel posts here?
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Re: The IMDb boards are closing.

Postby algroth » 03 Feb 2017, 18:03

Snarfyguy wrote:Wow!

How bad were things getting? That seems pretty drastic.


Pretty awful, depending in which board you were at. But this is another of a series of really bad decisions by IMDb, they could have just hired more moderators for the the big boards at least and helped the steady slide into 4chan B, but I guess they're too cheap and just dropping the forums altogether seemed like a "better alternative".

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Re: The IMDb boards are closing.

Postby algroth » 03 Feb 2017, 18:03

pcqgod wrote:Joel posts here?


Started recently! He's posted a few times and will be taking part in the BCB cup.

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Re: The IMDb boards are closing.

Postby Jeemo » 03 Feb 2017, 18:12

I didn't post much in the message boards but found them useful for getting info on films and actors.
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Re: The IMDb boards are closing.

Postby pcqgod » 03 Feb 2017, 19:24

algroth wrote:
pcqgod wrote:Joel posts here?


Started recently! He's posted a few times and will be taking part in the BCB cup.



Oh, cool. I just invited Schizo to join us.
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Re: The IMDb boards are closing.

Postby algroth » 03 Feb 2017, 19:25

pcqgod wrote:
algroth wrote:
pcqgod wrote:Joel posts here?


Started recently! He's posted a few times and will be taking part in the BCB cup.



Oh, cool. I just invited Schizo to join us.


It's a good time to seek out new blood for the forum.

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Re: The IMDb boards are closing.

Postby driftin » 03 Feb 2017, 20:14

I don't even post there anymore and I'm disappointed. Two decades of lots of small communities being deleted. If this happened ten years ago I don't think I'd even be here on BCB because it's where I met a lot of you, even became friends and met some of you in real life.

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Re: The IMDb boards are closing.

Postby Rayge » 03 Feb 2017, 20:20

I'm not sure if I can remember my log-in, but if anyone is still there, it would be good to message MortyToad and Dayodead.
Maybe even hippiedrill :)
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Re: The IMDb boards are closing.

Postby Rayge » 03 Feb 2017, 20:24

algroth wrote:If you are a member and frequent forumer at IMDb, chances are you'll have seen this message by now. I thought I should bring it up however since a lot of us (Darkness_fish, Loki, pcqgod, Jeff K, Rayge, driftin, joels344 and so on) have met one another in those boards some years back.

Jayel is here, humanfrailty turned up recently, and Davey from Pennsylvania (can't remember his screen name) was here for a while as DawnoftheDEADheads. El-P posted here for a while, but he's disappeared from all the interweb places I knew him
Be nice if Madgett were here too, but Guy's got a full life...
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Re: The IMDb boards are closing.

Postby pcqgod » 03 Feb 2017, 20:53

Someone started a petition to keep the boards open:

https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/pet ... ards-going
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Re: The IMDb boards are closing.

Postby Jeff K » 03 Feb 2017, 21:58

I hadn't realized before today that IMBDb was owned by Amazon. It's a shame because I met a lot of cool and witty people but I the trolling that went on there was too over the top and made it an unpleasant place to visit over the past couple of years.
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Re: The IMDb boards are closing.

Postby Loki » 04 Feb 2017, 01:15

I hadn't posted there in a long time. The way I remember it, everything was cool until a bunch of young kids invaded the Music board and pretty much ruined it.

Happens with message boards sometimes. But to wipe out all those forums? Even the Movie and TV ones? Seems drastic.
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Re: The IMDb boards are closing.

Postby Dayodead » 04 Feb 2017, 01:34

For those of us still posting there, it is quite a letdown...No offense to this fine board, but they had the perfect template...Since 2001, I have met some interesting people (many of which are on here) and had fun discussions...Sad it has to end so suddenly

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Re: The IMDb boards are closing.

Postby Loki » 04 Feb 2017, 02:30

Hey, Eric :)
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Re: The IMDb boards are closing.

Postby toomanyhatz » 04 Feb 2017, 02:43

Y'all are welcome over here. If you're so inclined, check in here. And here.

Fresh blood is very much needed.
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Re: The IMDb boards are closing.

Postby never/ever » 04 Feb 2017, 07:57

Loki wrote:I hadn't posted there in a long time. The way I remember it, everything was cool until a bunch of young kids invaded the Music board and pretty much ruined it.

Happens with message boards sometimes. But to wipe out all those forums? Even the Movie and TV ones? Seems drastic.


Rolling Stone did something likewise- rather than to fix up their incredibly safety-poor html-boards they just pulled the plug. Before that, the place was overrun by trolls and flamewars were plate du jour. Most of my friends re-gathered on a board like this.
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Re: The IMDb boards are closing.

Postby Loki » 04 Feb 2017, 08:03

never/ever wrote:
Loki wrote:It amazes me how many similarities a lot of communities share in having difficulties maintaining some sense of order....

Yep, it's sad how many messed-up people there are in the world.
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Postby The Savage Young Gash » 04 Feb 2017, 08:35

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