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curated: the IMDb is shutting down its forums

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But where will I go for mansplaining about the best way to appreciate movies/which actresses are worth fucking/paid studio shills talking up shit movies?


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  • bronxbee

    how does eliminating participation “enhance our customer experience”?

  • Danielm80

    The same way banning trolls enhances this site.

  • RogerBW

    Were they ever “a positive, useful experience”?

    I registered an account there some years ago because I wanted to submit some errata, and suddenly found I could see the forums. And promptly logged out again.

  • bronxbee

    while i might agree trolls and just plain idiots don’t enhance an experience, it was the expression that seemed rather weasel wordy… do people go on forums or on a site like IMDB (or this one) to *not* post comments?

  • RogerBW

    In the case of the IMDb, it never occurred to me that one might want to post comments until I happened to see that the forums existed. I can see them being useful with some small film that hardly anyone knows about, but when it’s something with ticket sales in the millions?

  • Have you ever read any of the forums over there? They are a cesspit.

  • Dent

    Well, you could always go to /tv/

    don’t actually…

    So were the IMDB forums basically 4chan?

  • Dent

    I don’t know, sometimes I like to go to 4chan to toss a rock into the abyss. Did you know they use terms like Patrician unironically over there? It’s utterly bizarre.

  • Dent

    Although I do enjoy silly banter, most of the trolling I’ve seen on this site is essentially just formulaic trash.

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