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Reply Tue 7 Feb, 2017 11:59 am
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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 [social media presence ... blah blah yada yada....]

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.

Col Needham, CEO/Founder of IMDb

IMDb is indefinitely closing their online forums.

IMDb Is Shutting Down Its Discussion Boards
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 7 Feb, 2017 12:04 pm
@tsarstepan,
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IMDb's message boards are no longer providing a positive, useful experience [/url]


the messaging couldn't be much clearer

and the trolls take down another discussion forum
rosborne979
 
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Reply Tue 7 Feb, 2017 02:20 pm
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:

the messaging couldn't be much clearer
and the trolls take down another discussion forum

Is it more disconcerting to see certain human behaviors, or to realize they are around us all the time, just unseen. The cloak of internet anonymity reveals them but does not create them.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 7 Feb, 2017 02:33 pm
@rosborne979,
Things seem to be escalating on some boards. The thoughts were always there - the behaviours were not. I'm sure someone is studying the change in behaviours in the last few years. So many magazines/newspapers have shut down their discussion forums because of trolls. It's more than a bit depressing.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 7 Feb, 2017 02:38 pm
@rosborne979,
As far as I can find out, they've been around even before Abuzz.com. To die such a horrible disease filled death? The parts I visited every day polluted and infested. But then again, I stayed away from many of the most infamous title boards.
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