Sunday, February 05, 2017

You Don't Say

It's time to bid a sad farewell to the IMDb message boards.  These were places where readers could comment on stars and movies, and I often found them quite entertaining.  But now, as IMDb puts it:

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.

So to enhance the experience, they're taking something away.

The IMDb claims there's other social media they host where fans can exchange views.  Maybe, but I don't go to them.  Even if I did, I would still like the message boards.  Taking them away is one less reason to visit their site.


Blogger New England Guy said...

I agree. Most of the "chats" were useless dopey stuff but there always seemed to be a good post about the background on an obscure film ( I got in the habit of always looking up anything I saw on cable) including scuttlebutt about when it would be available digitally or in DVD (some of the convos were old).

I understand they are disabling new messages but I wonder if they will leave the old messages up for a while or if they will just delete them

6:07 AM, February 06, 2017  

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