Who's Online Now
23 registered members (Brian Austin Whitney, Everett Adams, Barry David Butler, couchgrouch, 9ne, beechnut79, cloudsongs, Harriet Ames, Colin Ward, 6 invisible), and 241 guests, and
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Shout Box
Member Spotlight
Johnny Daubert
Johnny Daubert
New Jersey, USA
Posts: 7,884
Joined: January 2001
Show All Member Profiles 
What's Going On
I've Learned So Much From Loving You
by Michael Zaneski. 05/27/17 06:23 PM
How many writers does it take to make a "HIT"?
by Michael Zaneski. 05/27/17 02:39 PM
Creativity and the Use of BIAB and Loops
by Michael Zaneski. 05/27/17 02:10 PM
Joan of Arc (Leonard Cohen Cover)
by Michael Zaneski. 05/27/17 01:56 PM
Forty Four Years Ago
by Michael Zaneski. 05/27/17 01:49 PM
100 Days
by Barry David Butler. 05/27/17 01:40 PM
2017 Nominees Check In Here!
by cloudsongs. 05/27/17 12:29 PM
Go Preds Go
by 9ne. 05/27/17 10:16 AM
This Old House Weeps
by Barry David Butler. 05/26/17 11:42 PM
Left Too Soon
by Ricki E. Bellos. 05/26/17 08:41 PM
One Step Two Steps
by Ricki E. Bellos. 05/26/17 08:29 PM
The Music Industry SKY Is Falling!!
by John Lawrence Schick. 05/26/17 04:25 PM
I pity today's DJs
by Marc Barnette. 05/26/17 03:59 PM
Meds for stagefright?
by Brian Austin Whitney. 05/26/17 01:50 PM
"My Walk Through Arlington
by Barry David Butler. 05/26/17 10:42 AM
After All We've Been Through (Daubert)
by GocartMoz. 05/26/17 09:28 AM
Anyone Trade Domain Names ?
by niteshift. 05/25/17 11:42 PM
Reflection
by E Swartz. 05/25/17 09:58 PM
Of Scamps and Scalawags
by beechnut79. 05/25/17 09:16 PM
These Are The Worse Days Of Our Lives
by nightengale. 05/25/17 05:15 PM
CD baby down sizing again
by Brian Austin Whitney. 05/25/17 04:04 PM
Pickiní And Singiní
by Neil Cotton. 05/25/17 01:32 PM
Leave and break your heart
by Travis david. 05/25/17 12:28 PM
Yet, Not Yet
by Neil Cotton. 05/24/17 10:14 AM
Life's All About The Fix
by nightengale. 05/23/17 09:36 PM
Gateway To Goodbye
by nightengale. 05/23/17 06:10 PM
I Don't Drink Cocktails Anymore
by beechnut79. 05/23/17 10:22 AM
Rock it or lose it.
by Travis david. 05/23/17 09:49 AM
Welcome To Facebook
by Barry David Butler. 05/23/17 07:46 AM
Shadow Boy
by Deej56. 05/23/17 12:55 AM
Top Posters(All Time)
Calvin 19,069
Kevin Emmrich 10,527
Jean Bullock 10,330
Kaley Willow 10,240
Travis david 10,080
Two Singers 9,571
Joice Marie 9,186
Mackie H. 8,684
Mike Dunbar 8,574
glynda 8,557
Tricia Baker 8,318
Colin Ward 7,756
Corey 7,357
couchgrouch 7,170
Wyman Lloyd 6,578
Mark Kaufman 6,426
Joe Wrabek 6,390
ben willis 6,051
Dave Rice 5,932
Lynn Orloff 5,788
Louis 5,718
Linda Sings 5,601
niteshift 5,317
KimberlyinNC 5,195
Vicarn 5,109
Derek Hines 4,893
DonnaMarilyn 4,596
Blake Hill 4,528
Bob Cushing 4,342
Bill Osofsky 4,199
Cindy Miller 4,178
Tom Shea 4,173
Neil Cotton 3,961
nightengale 3,948
TamsNumber4 3,916
Roy Cooper 3,880
Caroline 3,865
Kolstad 3,744
Dan Sullivan 3,710
MFB III 3,687
Dottie 3,427
joewatt 3,411
Bill Cooper 3,279
John Hoffman 3,199
beechnut79 3,172
Skip Johnson 3,027
Pam Hurley 3,007
Terry G 3,005
Harriet Ames 2,865
PopTodd 2,855
E Swartz 2,831
Nigel Quin 2,795
MidniteBob 2,589
Tom Tracy 2,558
Polly Hager 2,526
Jerry Jakala 2,524
Al Alvarez 2,499
Eric Thome 2,448
Hummingbird 2,401
Nelson 2,359
Stan Loh 2,263
Sam Wilson 2,241
Judy Hollier 2,232
Erica Ellis 2,202
Wendy D 2,151
TrumanCoyote 2,096
Marty Helly 2,012
DukeWill 1,984
Ray Thyer 1,929
Clint Anglin 1,904
cindyrella 1,888
David Wright 1,866
Clairejeanne 1,851
Cindy LaRosa 1,824
maccharles 1,748
floyd jane 1,713
Ronald Boyt 1,675
Noel Downs 1,620
Iggy 1,588
Cal 1,574
Jack Swain 1,554
Rick Heenan 1,552
Pete Larsen 1,537
Ann Tygart 1,529
Tom Breshers 1,487
Tom Franz 1,450
RogerS 1,445
Ralph Blight 1,440
Chuck Crowe 1,435
Kenneth Cade 1,429
Rick Norton 1,427
bholt 1,411
Letha Allen 1,406
Stan Simons 1,402
in2piano 1,397
mattbanx 1,384
Jen Shaner 1,367
Charlie Wong 1,347
KevinP 1,324
Vondelle 1,316
Tom W. 1,311
Jan Petter 1,300
scottandrew 1,292
DakLander 1,265
GocartMoz 1,257
Janice & Bud 1,242
Ian Ferrin 1,230
IdeaGuy 1,209
Glen King 1,209
AaronAuthier 1,177
Diane Ewing 1,158
PeteG 1,146
summeoyo 1,083
Gerry 1,077
BobbyJoe 1,075
joro 1,045
S.DEE 1,040
yann 1,037
Tony A 1,016
argo 986
peaden 984
Wolvman 960
Jak Kelly 912
krtinberg 890
IronKnee 884
Petra 883
Drifter 856
RJC 845
Brenda152 840
Nadia 827
Juan 797
TKO 784
frahmes 781
teletwang 762
lane1777 746
90 dB 745
tbryson 736
Andy Kemp 732
Andy K 729
Jackie444 718
3daveyO3 704
Dayson 703
Dixie 701
Joy Boy 695
ant 694
Knute 686
Lee Arten 678
Katziis 652
R.T.MOORE 638
quality 637
CG King 622
douglas 621
Mel 614
NaomiSue 601
Shandy 589
Ria 587
TAMERA64 583
qbaum 570
nitepiano 565
pRISCILLA 556
Tink2 553
musica 539
9ne 533
deanbell 528
RobertK 527
Roderic 522
Irwin 520
Pat Hardy 513
BB Wilbur 511
goodfolks 499
Moosesong 491
Zeek 487
Stu 486
Steve P. 481
KathyW 462
allenb 459
MaxG 458
Philjo 454
fanito 448
trush48 448
R&M 442
dmk 442
arealrush 437
DGR 436
avweek 435
Stephen D 433
Emmy 431
Rob L 426
marquez 422
kit 419
Softkrome 417
kyrksongs 415
RRon 408
Laura G. 407
VNORTH 407
Debra 407
eb 406
cuebald 399
EdPerrone 398
Dannyk1 395
Hobart 395
Davyboy49 393
Smile 389
GJShades 387
Ezt 384
tone 380
Marla 380
iggyiggy 378
coalminer 377
Cecilee 376
java 374
spidey 371
sweetsong 370
danny 367
Jim Ryan 360
papaG 353
Alek 351
Z - man 350
John K 348
JamesDF5 347
Jaden 344
ddreuter 341
TheBaz 340
Steggy 339
leif 339
tonedeaf 336
rickwork 334
Eddie Ray 332
Johnboy 328
Bob Lever 328
Helicon1 327
lucian 326
Muskie 321
kc 319
Z. Mulls 318
ptondreau 313
ONOFFON 312
Chris B. 310
trush 304
ed323 297
Ellen M 293
lizzorn 291
nicnac49 290
pomeranj 289
Char 286
ktunes 285
mastrose 280
pammie 279
Register Today!
Welcome to the Just Plain Folks forums! You are currently viewing our forums as a Guest which gives you limited access to most of our discussions and to other features.

By joining our free community you will have access to post and respond to topics, communicate privately with our users (PM), respond to polls, upload content, and access many other features. Registration is fast, simple, and absolutely free; so please join our community today!
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#1124128 - 02/15/17 12:09 PM IMDB Closing their message boards  
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 18,092
Brian Austin Whitney Online content
Brian Austin Whitney  Online Content


Top 10 Poster

Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 18,092
Indianapolis, IN USA
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


Brian Austin Whitney
Founder
Just Plain Folks
jpfolkspro@aol.com
Skype: Brian Austin Whitney

"Don't sit around and wait for success to come to you... it doesn't know the way." -Brian Austin Whitney


#1124131 - 02/15/17 01:21 PM Re: IMDB Closing their message boards [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 8,339
John Lawrence Schick Offline
Top 25 Poster
John Lawrence Schick  Offline
Top 25 Poster

Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 8,339
PA
A bummer Brian. I may not renew my membership next year.

John smile

#1124137 - 02/15/17 04:27 PM Re: IMDB Closing their message boards [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 3,814
Jody Whitesides Offline
Jody Whitesides  Offline

Top 100 Poster

Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 3,814
Park City, UT, USA
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.


Jody Whitesides
A Funky Audio Lap Dance For Your Ears!
www.jodywhitesides.com
#1124140 - 02/15/17 07:02 PM Re: IMDB Closing their message boards [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 7,712
Jim Colyer Offline
Top 30 Poster
Jim Colyer  Offline
Top 30 Poster

Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 7,712
Nashville, Tennessee usa
Too bad!

#1124148 - 02/15/17 09:24 PM Re: IMDB Closing their message boards [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 18,092
Brian Austin Whitney Online content
Brian Austin Whitney  Online Content


Top 10 Poster

Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 18,092
Indianapolis, IN USA
Here's the link by the way to the announcement if you haven't seen it:

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


Brian Austin Whitney
Founder
Just Plain Folks
jpfolkspro@aol.com
Skype: Brian Austin Whitney

"Don't sit around and wait for success to come to you... it doesn't know the way." -Brian Austin Whitney


#1124181 - 02/16/17 10:00 PM Re: IMDB Closing their message boards [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 7,756
Colin Ward Online content
Colin Ward  Online Content

Top 25 Poster

Joined: May 2006
Posts: 7,756
Saint Petersburg. FL
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.


Colin

I try to critique as if you mean business.....

http://colinwardmusic.com/

http://rosewoodcreekband.com/


#1124182 - 02/16/17 11:11 PM Re: IMDB Closing their message boards [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 18,092
Brian Austin Whitney Online content
Brian Austin Whitney  Online Content


Top 10 Poster

Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 18,092
Indianapolis, IN USA
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


Brian Austin Whitney
Founder
Just Plain Folks
jpfolkspro@aol.com
Skype: Brian Austin Whitney

"Don't sit around and wait for success to come to you... it doesn't know the way." -Brian Austin Whitney



Support Just Plain Folks

We would like to keep the membership in Just Plain Folks FREE! Your donation helps support the many programs we offer including Road Trips and the Music Awards.


Membership
Join Just Plain Folks
to receive the free
JPNotes Newsletter!
*this is separate from
message board registration*

Newest Members
MarinaKingston, cloudsongs, Jaketaylorsongs1961, lindero, kirpi
20905 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums116
Topics116,593
Posts1,098,565
Members20,905
Average Posts Daily32
Most Online1,506
Mar 16th, 2017
Just Plain Quotes
"Parents are notorious for telling you not to do something, but not telling you WHAT to do instead. So here are my thoughts. Don't bite the hand that feeds you, give it a manicure. Don't burn your bridges, go out and build more! And of course, Don't run with Scissors, use them to cut out your press clippings!" -Brian Austin Whitney
Today's Birthdays
robsoncompositor (54)
Popular Topics(Views)
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0