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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:55 pm
since 2001 IMDB had been the place to discuss movies, tv and actors. but on Feb 20th 2017 they had been shut down, there was a 2 weeks heads up to let people know and many people are upset. the main reason was trolling, people making fights with people and racism talk. also there's thousands upon thousands of threads and boards and there's not enough staff to moderate the many boards. and with Facebook, that's the new place to discuss things... although it's not the same.

I enjoyed going there to share news, read news others shared, give ideas for movies, and just talk all things film.

the thing is people were just simply voicing their opinions there, so they are pretty much telling us we can't do that!

did any of you guys post there?

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/ ... oards.html
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:03 pm
That's a pity.

also, Facebook has killed a lot of good forums - this one for example.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:43 pm
Never posted there but often found good random stuff in the boards
Scammers and trolls - ruin everything.
And fb is hopeless for getting sensible discussion. :?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:47 pm
I don't even try holding a conversation on FB, there's always some opinionated person who wants to be difficult.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:48 pm
I used to go there a lot but one thing I won't miss is people spoiling movie twists.

every once and a while I would open a thread and BAM someone would spoil something!

but really I don't even see the point in going to IMDB anymore without the boards.

couldn't they have just limited the boards pages to 5 on each movie, tv show and actor? less pages to moderate.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:23 pm
Did they have spoiler tabs, and just didn't use them, to be obnoxious?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:27 pm
Jayel wrote:Did they have spoiler tabs, and just didn't use them, to be obnoxious?

don't think they did, the little A Holes didn't even put SPOILERS in the titles.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:46 am
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Jayel wrote:Did they have spoiler tabs, and just didn't use them, to be obnoxious?

don't think they did, the little A Holes didn't even put SPOILERS in the titles.

Yeah, that's a bit much. Ruins it for everyone.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:01 am
I wondered what was going on. I searched for Red Dwarf yesterday, wanting to know what people were saying about the latest series, and noticed the message boards were no longer there.

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