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MESSAGE BOARDS TO BE DISCONTINUED??!


IMPORTANT: IMDb is the worldâs 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 IMDbâs message boards on February 20, 2017. This includes the Private Message system. After in-depth discussion and examination, we have concluded that IMDbâs 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. See more


WTF?

"You gotta punch the clock, why don't you punch your boss?"

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What good horror message boards are good to post on?

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I don't know! We'll have to find something!

"You gotta punch the clock, why don't you punch your boss?"

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this is so freaky….just last night I was scoping out other messageboards…I signed up with looked pretty cool, not a lot of traffic but the gadgets were supercool and you can upload animated avatars…

check it out http://www.upcominghorrormovies.com/uhm/forum.php">http://www.upcominghorrormovies.com/uhm/forum.php

I am open to any suggestions…we got two weeks to figure this out, that's gonna go by fast …


AlamoScout210

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I've been to that site, but never used the forums before.

"You gotta punch the clock, why don't you punch your boss?"

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the cool thing is it's got a chat box which can be useful for instant communicados

AlamoScout210

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Join TrashEpics.

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Oh, of course. That hadn't occurred to me. I guess it's a good time to finally do that.

"You gotta punch the clock, why don't you punch your boss?"

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I need to get my a$$ back posting over there… it makes sense for posters on here to regroup over there because everyone over there is from imdb horror board already.

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I'm persona non grata over there

AlamoScout210

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Lep/Dorian/Boki/Whoever will probably kill himself now. Good going, IMDb.

"You gotta punch the clock, why don't you punch your boss?"

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^

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live

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This is insane… I feel like it's a prank.

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same.

imo

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I bet its because of all the trolling. I don't care so much about the horror board going because there are plenty of horror forums & FB groups but the individual film forums are really useful for information especially for films that you have to interpret so loosing them is really bad news.

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That is exactly it. This is IMDB's way of weeding them out. That's what you get with a free service, I suppose. You're at the mercy of corporate rules.

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Its not entirely free service though because as far as I am aware Amazon own this site? I would take a guess that regular non-troll members spend sh!t loads more money on films than casual users. (we spend all the money)

Also the forums are a place of free advertisment for obscure films. (we spread the word)

The fact imdb has no active mods is their own fault… and running a forum costs nothing so they can't bullsh!t us.

I hate trolls mostly because they waste my time but they do keep topics hot & bump threads… why doesn't imdb just phase out Politics, Religion & Soapbox…. & why the f#ck are they here anyway?

Just remove problem areas & for popular stuff like "TWD" for example just expect some trolling. No matter how hard popular films/shows get trolled it is still free word of mouth.

I will take a guess IMDB doesn't believe in the right to free speech.

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I may get flak for this but it is probably better that the message boards are gone.

The trolling/offensive threads piled up so fast that you needed wings to stay above it. This went on for YEARS.

I reckon IMDB couldn't be arsed to employ people to police the site, like some do, so became "liberal" to the point of allowing porn avatars, rape jokes, and even threatening comments (which is illegal now if I'm right).

I agree… with certain Boards they encouraged a lot of dissent and division among people. Censoring swear words did a lot of good, and that's only a problem if used to attack people, imo. I've lashed out at some trolls on here brutally so am partly guilty of the crash, too.

If that's their policy then they can keep it. There are many other websites. Independent ones.

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The way IMDB have worded their announcement (pure nonsense) I think shutting down the forums might just be a crackdown on free speech in the same way the mainstream media are doing?

I suspect a site like this is in the extreme Left wing pocket like the news & all the celebrities.

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The system has most of us depending on the internet. Its social engineering in order to try and control us. Also a way of monitoring people. Christ, it was a government-invented thing in the first place, MI5, right?

This might sound paranoid but the very word "govern" and "ment" literally mean "mind control" and by releasing the net to the public in the '90s has allowed for them and corporations to exercise more power over us.

Take Amazon, for example, becoming as big as it is now. Take the fact that libraries and multimedia shops have gone under. TV signals now digital. Society is being moulded into something out of a sci-fi novel. Rather scary…

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"The way IMDB have worded their announcement (pure nonsense) I think shutting down the forums might just be a crackdown on free speech in the same way the mainstream media are doing?"

You're not the only one I've seen share that theory. Disturbing.




They bought their tickets, they knew what they were getting into. I say, let 'em crash.

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I dunno. Corrupt numbnuts Jeff Bezos
is CEO of Amazon and also the owner of The Washington Post, a rag not even fit to wipe your ass with.

And then there is Sony. They are not happy about a bunch of their recent theater releases bombing big time. I'm sure they despise word of mouth and honest talk on here. They blame the public instead of their own s#itty decisions.

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just expect some trolling


That or stay off the boards all together if you are easily triggered. But that's not good enough for some people. I'm thinking they might be under pressure from certain activist groups because people are posting things that they disapprove of. You know how things are these days politically.

Easier to just shut it down than deal with that.



-Sitting on a cornflake waiting for the van to come

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It doesn't say anything about the individual film boards. Only the message boards are mentioned.

Your sarcasm has driven me to idiocy.

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It doesn't say anything about the individual film boards. Only the message boards are mentioned.


…uh…those are message boards too.

'Remember when' is the lowest form of conversation. - Tony Soprano

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I collect dead pigeons then I press them between the pages of a book.

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Yeah, just saw that o_O

They must have figured forums and general chat have moved onto fb, twitter and similar platforms. Traditional forums are dying.

On one hand, that sucks cause this was the 'home' for most knowledgeable people/horror fans online, where you could find great recs.
On the other hand, I'm kinda bummed for trolls. They are taking away their playgroundand daily portion of "social contact". Plus, they won't be able to send PMs to other users, hence getting much desired attention, at least for a sec or two. Oy vey!

Seriously, although these boards have become a chore to get through cause of all the unwanted troll activity - which was never properly addresses by the imdb staff, I'm truly sorry to hear the news…this board will indeed be sorely missed.


a new vocation in life
my love with a knife


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That couldn't have happened to a more deserving bunch.


https://brianscarecrow.blogspot.com

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It was nice knowing most of you here… some really great people I've met over the years.
I am a little surprised by this, but not much, tbh. Facebook basically dealt the internet messageboard a slow, progressive death.

Farewell horror-boarders… may we meet up again in the future at some yet-to-be determined locale!

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I collect dead pigeons then I press them between the pages of a book.

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Thanks smerd. I hope we can find another venue to continue hanging out…

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We'll figure something out.


I collect dead pigeons then I press them between the pages of a book.

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we need you Smerd to show us the way out of the wilderness!

AlamoScout210

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I am the light.


I collect dead pigeons then I press them between the pages of a book.

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well just don't cut the cheese while you're busy being the light, we don't want you to explode…

AlamoScout210

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Was great meeting you when you visited Dublin Peeps.

Hey, look at that! She's not crazy, she's being chased by a cheetah!

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You too, Corp! Maybe we'll run into each other somewhere in the future!

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This is stupid.

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On a positive note, my red warning message has gone away

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live

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LOL! Mine has been gone for about a week as well

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I was worried I might get banned, so this comes as a bit of a relief

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live

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Okay mine is back now

I couldn't believe how long it had gone away!

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Mine too…yay!!!

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live

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It would feel weird to not have that as the boards end

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live

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Mine too!


I collect dead pigeons then I press them between the pages of a book.

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^ reported

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live

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You bastard!


I collect dead pigeons then I press them between the pages of a book.
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