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#1124128 - 02/15/17 12:09 PM IMDB Closing their message boards  
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I thought it was interesting that IMDB was closing their message boards in 4 days, after becoming the only real go to place on all things movies and TV. I used their boards to learn all sorts of things about films and TV shows as well as to post reviews etc. Now, they will only use Facebook and other social media for people to respond to content etc.

They say they are doing this, in large part, because of the non stop political arguments that happen on nearly every discussion. Ironically, they point to this, but are pushing people to places like Facebook which is nothing more than a cancer filled vile cesspool of intolerance to diversity of thought no matter what you believe and the focus on good and bad Film and TV will be watered down to just noise.

It's likely going to have a disappointing effect on film and TV consumption that most won't realize until it is too late. Everything is being fed into the same handful of sites where finding truth is more and more difficult. There really isn't anything comparable to IMDB for music (All Music really falls well short) and it is sorely needed. But music has become so devalued, no one will likely ever bother to build such a site. And now the golden goose is going to be sacrificed for corporate control of info without dissent on IMDB.

The internet age which was supposed to open up free speech to new levels has actually created new tools of oppression and misinformation for those in power. And so it goes!

So another one bites the dust.

Brian


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#1124131 - 02/15/17 01:21 PM Re: IMDB Closing their message boards [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
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A bummer Brian. I may not renew my membership next year.

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#1124137 - 02/15/17 04:27 PM Re: IMDB Closing their message boards [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
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Actually its part and parcel for those who can hide behind anonymity. When you're behind a mask, people will likely not act with the same impunity as they would if they weren't hidden. The IMDB boards were anonymous, much like it used to be here. Thus the move to using FB for comment posting is a way to remove that element. Will it work? Who knows.

As for AMG (all music guide). The major problem with it is, unlike IMDB, its not able to be edited by the artist, label, management, or enduser and then verified. Attempting to get misinformation changed, or even a crappy written bio, is akin to getting blood from a stone. There's major flaws in the information about me on that site and even with an inside connection - I still haven't been able to get it changed. The real sadness about it is, that information is used by so many services that now what is fiction has stuck like fact.

Can someone start a MusicDB that works? I bet they could.


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#1124140 - 02/15/17 07:02 PM Re: IMDB Closing their message boards [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
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Too bad!

#1124148 - 02/15/17 09:24 PM Re: IMDB Closing their message boards [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
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Here's the link by the way to the announcement if you haven't seen it:

http://www.imdb.com/board/announcement


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#1124181 - 02/16/17 10:00 PM Re: IMDB Closing their message boards [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
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Originally Posted by Brian Austin Whitney
.... pushing people to places like Facebook which is nothing more than a cancer filled vile cesspool of intolerance to diversity of thought


Brian


A good way to use Facebook is to join closed groups on subjects of interest. I am in a few and the great unwashed rarely speak up. The discussions are on point and pertinent to the subject. And the members are literally from all over the world and contribute equally no matter where they are from. No diversity or discrimination issues.


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#1124182 - 02/16/17 11:11 PM Re: IMDB Closing their message boards [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
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You can't find that in a group of musicians and I dislike hard right as much as hard left. Both live on propaganda and ignorance otherwise they'd realize both sides are liars and are corrupt... we rarely hear from anyone in the middle or who admits that their side has plenty to fix as well.

And I looked at my entire post history on IMDB going back to 2004 and not one exchange involved politics or acrimony. Now (even on IMDB) the trolls rule everywhere, but most of all on Twitter and Facebook. (Speaking of which our resident troll is back... he's so easy to spot).

Brian


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