IMDb is shutting down its message boards.

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Gaith, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. Gaith

    Gaith Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Link.

    This is a real bummer. Yes, most of its content was crap, but there was almost always good stuff worth sifting around and finding. And to this day, I'll occasionally surf around to my favorite obscure boards late at night, when I should have turned in a half-hour ago, to see if there was anything new. It was as comforting a ritual as warm milk; no matter where I was, at what stage in life, there was tangible proof that someone, somewhere, somewhen cared about the same thing I did. And now all these thoughts, ramblings, explanations of convoluted plot twists, and bits of gossip will be lost... like tears in the rain. :(
     
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  2. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy Vice Admiral Admiral

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    It was 97% crap, but the 3% good was really good and useful and fun.
     
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  3. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Message boards? How quaint. :lol:
     
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  4. Aragorn

    Aragorn Admiral Admiral

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    On one hand, most of it was just crap anyway. But on the other hand, that's a helluva lot of clicks they're losing.
     
  5. auntiehill

    auntiehill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Message boards?? How backwards and out of date can you be! What kinds of losers still hang out on..........

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    Um.....never mind.
     
  6. Enterprise is Great

    Enterprise is Great Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Oh, dear, what are the anti-social freaks over there going to do now ?
     
  7. Janeway's Girl

    Janeway's Girl Commodore Commodore

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    I always enjoy lurking on IMDB, just for fun or when I'm bored. Oh well. Guess I'll have to do something more constructive with my time.
     
  8. DonIago

    DonIago Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Should we be preparing for an influx of new members? :p
     
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  9. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Admiral Admiral

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    Ironically, today was the first time I actually read a significant portion of their threads. And now this happens.
     
  10. Shaka Zulu

    Shaka Zulu Commodore Commodore

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    See what racist assholes do to a BBS when you don't moderate? That's what happen to this board.
     
  11. DonIago

    DonIago Vice Admiral Admiral

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    It's all your fault! :p
     
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  12. Janeway's Girl

    Janeway's Girl Commodore Commodore

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    I'm kind of not really surprised. There has been an uprising of stupid and pointless threads. Sometimes I forget how horrible people are when they can cower behind their keyboards.
     
  13. Dimesdan

    Dimesdan Living the Irish dream. Premium Member

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    They have a message board function, I never knew.
     
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  14. Sgt_G

    Sgt_G Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Well, I'm not on Facebook, and this move just isn't enough to get me to make a page. It's more likely to have me delete IMDB out of my favorites list completely.
     
  15. stardream

    stardream Commodore Commodore

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    Takes me back to the day when we found out Television Without Pity was going away. I still miss those times, even if the mods were heavy handed.
     
  16. Mr. Adventure

    Mr. Adventure Admiral Admiral

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    I think more often than not when I finished watching a movie I would head over there to read if there were any interesting reviews and comments. It's too bad because there were some really interesting things to be found there. I think shutting down the individual actor pages wouldn't be the worse thing as that was often just "Actor looks like/is hot/sucks/happy birthday" threads (though I've read more looks like ones than I care to say) but the movie and TV boards were often good. Personally, I wish they had kept all of it but c'est la vie.
     
  17. gamer1

    gamer1 Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    I will also miss it. The problem was felt though, the larger movies and stars forums were completely ruined by trolling.
     
  18. Ethros

    Ethros Vice Admiral Admiral

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    There's not a single film I've ever looked at on the IMDB message boards that within 15 posts there won't be a thread called "worst movie ever" with the content been about one sentence like "this movie sucked, it was so boring, how can anyone think this is good."

    Any film.
     
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  19. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I assume they will just vote for Trump and go to Fox News to bitch. ;)
     
  20. Phoenix219

    Phoenix219 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I've found so many rare links and discussions and references to other things from those threads. Sad, sad day. It was nice having entire boards dedicated to, say, Star Trek V. Lots of good conversation. For every troll board there are a handful of legit ones. This is crap.
     
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