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.
I do have other movie boards that I frequent that do have administrators who keep things in line.
Admins cost money. How much are you paying? Perhaps if you upgraded to IMDB pro, you might get benefits such as an ad-free experience.
So are the messaging boards departing IMDb Pro as well? Or if the user is willing to pony up an annual fee will he retain posting privileges?
The plot thickens..
audio quid ueteres olim moneatis amici,
"pone seram, cohibe." sed quis custodiet ipsos
custodes? cauta est et ab illis incipit uxor.
I hear always the admonishment of my friends:
"Bolt her in, constrain her!" But who will guard
the guardians? The wife plans ahead and begins with them.
I have enjoyed many fantastic discussions on this board, and made some great friends who share my passion for classic cinema. I want to thank those who have made my time on the message boards so enjoyable.
I'd like to thank YOU for all the great film threads you've started.
Hope to see you in some other group eventually
I wonder if he really knew Joan Crawford or was he just pulling our leg?
Oh, you must be looking forward to FEUD?? Or dreading it? Too bad it doesn't air until March. I'd have enjoyed hearing your take on it.
But you know what? I suspect this "announcement" by the IMDb is just bogus hot air. We shall see .....