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I've been lurking around here for a while now, so thought I should finally introduce myself. My name's Notorious - Rio for short :P 

Was a loyal IMDB forum member for 6+ years until they shut down the place.

 

Now I've been lurking around this site for classics discussions, and have been using MovieChat.org for everything else.

 

Do we have any other IMDB members here? 
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I've been lurking around here for a while now, so thought I should finally introduce myself. My name's Notorious - Rio for short :P
Was a loyal IMDB forum member for 6+ years until they shut down the place.
 
Now I've been lurking around this site for classics discussions, and have been using MovieChat.org for everything else.
 
Do we have any other IMDB members here? 

 

 

Welcome.    As a long time member of the TCM forum I have seen around 20 or so 'new' users in the last few weeks that were IMDB forum members.

 

Long live Studio-era films!

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There was a guy here yesterday who yelled about freedom of speech, called this a "Nazi board" and then told someone they had "no life".

 

He was probably from IMDb.

Anyone who likes freedom of speech has come to the right place. Just about everything has been said in these environs.

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Anyone who likes freedom of speech has come to the right place. Just about everything has been said in these environs.

 

You must be joking.    Have you forgotten about the auto censor?     In addition there are moderators that will remove post, as well as 'correct them' by removing content.

 

Hey,  I love this site and I understand why it has a conduct policy but what you posted is misleading.

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You must be joking.    Have you forgotten about the auto censor?     In addition there are moderators that will remove post, as well as 'correct them' by removing content.

 

Hey,  I love this site and I understand why it has a conduct policy but what you posted is misleading.

I'm sure there must be more outlandish things said here, and more straying onto topics all over the place, than on any other movie website.

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There was a guy here yesterday who yelled about freedom of speech, called this a "Nazi board" and then told someone they had "no life".

 

 

 

Yeah, he said that about me.

 

ME! Can you beat that?

 

Gotta go. It's time to clip my toenails.

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I liked to use the imdb message boards a great deal, but I've been a member of the TCM boards since 2007. I really miss being able to go into any movie or for that matter an episode of a TV show and post a question, or an answer, or just an opinion. Facebook is no replacement for that and it never could be. What imdb flushed down the toilet can never be replaced. I never saw the trolls that they claimed were causing the problems, but then I didn't spend much time on the boards for the most recent films. I doubt somebody posting an opinion on a film from 1930 or asking a question about an episode of The Partridge Family would attract many trolls.

 

P.S. If you are ever itching for a good online fight I highly recommend the Washington Post message boards. That thing is mud wrestling 24/7/365. Just don't use bad language.

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I liked to use the imdb message boards a great deal, but I've been a member of the TCM boards since 2007. I really miss being able to go into any movie or for that matter an episode of a TV show and post a question, or an answer, or just an opinion. Facebook is no replacement for that and it never could be. What imdb flushed down the toilet can never be replaced. I never saw the trolls that they claimed were causing the problems, but then I didn't spend much time on the boards for the most recent films. I doubt somebody posting an opinion on a film from 1930 or asking a question about an episode of The Partridge Family would attract many trolls.

 

P.S. If you are ever itching for a good online fight I highly recommend the Washington Post message boards. That thing is mud wrestling 24/7/365. Just don't use bad language.

 

I also enjoyed the imd boards. I was a member there and would post questions and answers on various movies and TV shows. I never saw any "trolling" either. I don't understand why they shut the board down.

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I also enjoyed the imd boards. I was a member there and would post questions and answers on various movies and TV shows. I never saw any "trolling" either. I don't understand why they shut the board down.

 

Whenever I'd investigate a film over at IMDb and with which I wasn't familiar, I would very often read some of the comments sections regarding that particular film, and very often I'd run across posts which had been deleted by the administrator over there.

 

Although, and while I have to admit I never knew the reason for their being deleted, I always got the impression they probably were deleted because of someone exhibiting troll-like behavior.

 

(...now, I'm not saying here that this might've been the main reason for IMDb's decision to retire that part of their website, but yeah, I would venture to say that like everywhere else on the internet, trolls made their presence felt there too, or at least some people with very poor social skills...and which I guess IS the very definition of an "internet troll", huh)

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I also enjoyed the imd boards. I was a member there and would post questions and answers on various movies and TV shows. I never saw any "trolling" either. I don't understand why they shut the board down.

I was on the Classic film board most of the time when I was on IMDb, and there were a few let's call them troublemakers from who knows where that would follow the more frequent posters and try to taunt them. One guy had many different accounts and would either put pornographic pictures as his avatar or post stuff about how he "owned" people. He was either a kid, since a lot of times it was during school holiday time, or just a sick individual. I guess you were just lucky you never ran across him. I don't guess he's ever made his way here, but when the new boards at imdb2 started he was there first thing because I made the mistake of clicking on a subject he started and it was disgusting. I was there since 2003 so I saw a lot of things happen and a lot of trolls. I really don't think that's why they closed them down. There just wasn't any way to make money off of it and they had a lot of bandwidth tied up with those forums.

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midnight08, you clearly never read any of the imdb message boards posts for the new Ghostbusters or The Force Awakens or the Magnificent Seven remake or for pretty much any movie that had a female, minority or gay central character and attempted to portray those characters in a positive light, especially if those movies also featured white males as the villains. There was trollin' a-plenty. If you'd read some of the things I read, you would better appreciate why the shut down the boards. It was pretty awful.

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ME! Can you beat that?

 

Gotta go. It's time to clip my toenails.

 

Ha ha....I got a chuckle out of what you posted (what I'm quoting).  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

 

Generally I don't bother with the "like" feature, but I decided to "like" your post.  :)

 

Hopefully you enjoyed clipping your toenails.  :lol:

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HelenBaby so succinctly stated: There just wasn't any way to make money off of it and they had a lot of bandwidth tied up with those forums. 

 

I avoid IMDB because of the heavily loaded commercial content... my firewalls went nuts over the spiders. I've been on this TCM board over 10 years and while it has it's ups & downs, for the most part when discussing classic film, conversation has been insightful, enlightening & fun.

 

Just consider this board as "high school"- you have your bullies, your intellectuals, your "populars", jokesters and self indulgent misfits....along with just average people who enjoy classic film without trying to impress. (show-offs) Oh yeah, and the moderators who are afraid of words like u r i n e.

 

No money is to be made here, but brand loyalty - which is important to financial health. And the site is "lightly" constructed, I like that. 

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midnight08, you clearly never read any of the imdb message boards posts for the new Ghostbusters or The Force Awakens or the Magnificent Seven remake or for pretty much any movie that had a female, minority or gay central character and attempted to portray those characters in a positive light, especially if those movies also featured white males as the villains. There was trollin' a-plenty. If you'd read some of the things I read, you would better appreciate why the shut down the boards. It was pretty awful.

 

No I have to say I didn't. I really have no interest in new and newer movies. I only read reviews for movies from the silent era thru

the 1950's along with old TV shows such as Bewitched, Beverly Hillbillies and Golden Girls. 

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I liked to use the imdb message boards a great deal, but I've been a member of the TCM boards since 2007. I really miss being able to go into any movie or for that matter an episode of a TV show and post a question, or an answer, or just an opinion. Facebook is no replacement for that and it never could be. What imdb flushed down the toilet can never be replaced. I never saw the trolls that they claimed were causing the problems, but then I didn't spend much time on the boards for the most recent films. I doubt somebody posting an opinion on a film from 1930 or asking a question about an episode of The Partridge Family would attract many trolls.

 

P.S. If you are ever itching for a good online fight I highly recommend the Washington Post message boards. That thing is mud wrestling 24/7/365. Just don't use bad language.

Sounds like Trump might eventually jump into that fray.

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Sounds like Trump might eventually jump into that fray.

Not to get too OT, but there is hardly a topic of discussion on the Washington Post that doesn't turn into a Trump-based free for all fight. Even if it is an article about recipes. If it has Russian dressing in it, Trump is coming up in the topic of discussion. Plus the writing on the Washington Post has dropped precipitously in quality since I first moved to the D.C. area in 1992. The journalism was once exquisite, but now it is very much influenced by Facebook, Twitter, the "I disagree with you thus you are wrong" school of journalism, and the drop in writing skills brought on by texting. I refuse to take seriously anybody who writes: "u should b sorry 4 thinking that" .

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Lol the problem with the IMDB boards was way too much trolling. Literally every movie had a band of trolls ready to pounce. This place seems much more civilized.

 

I really like the community here, but I do miss having the boards for individual movies. I also signed up for moviechat.org which looks like a pretty close replacement for the IMDB boards, but I'm still deciding if I'll be an active poster there. It's a new site so hard to tell if it will stick around. I can only juggle so many sites at once (this, Reddit, a few other IMDB-like sites that popped up...). Has TCM ever thought of adding an individual board for each classic film? I think that could be a good idea.

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Lol the problem with the IMDB boards was way too much trolling. Literally every movie had a band of trolls ready to pounce. This place seems much more civilized.

 

I really like the community here, but I do miss having the boards for individual movies. I also signed up for moviechat.org which looks like a pretty close replacement for the IMDB boards, but I'm still deciding if I'll be an active poster there. It's a new site so hard to tell if it will stick around. I can only juggle so many sites at once (this, Reddit, a few other IMDB-like sites that popped up...). Has TCM ever thought of adding an individual board for each classic film? I think that could be a good idea.

Did you primarily stick to recent releases?  The reason I ask is I was active on imdb before I was ever on the TCM message boards and I primarily stuck to older films and I never saw a troll. I'd maybe get somebody who didn't like my opinion and was a little rude about it, but it was just that one person that one time about that particular opinion. I was just wondering. The most common thing I would see is a thread that would say "Worst film ever". Then a bunch of people would show up to disagree, but they largely had substantive arguments not just put downs.

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Did you primarily stick to recent releases?  The reason I ask is I was active on imdb before I was ever on the TCM message boards and I primarily stuck to older films and I never saw a troll. I'd maybe get somebody who didn't like my opinion and was a little rude about it, but it was just that one person that one time about that particular opinion. I was just wondering. The most common thing I would see is a thread that would say "Worst film ever". Then a bunch of people would show up to disagree, but they largely had substantive arguments not just put downs.

I don't know about that. There was quite the battle between the Bette Davis fans & Joan Crawford fans, not to mention there was a few who insisted that Jimmy Stewart was a virulent racist. Not a regular thing, but the Davis/Crawford boards were full of jerks. Then there were those that insisted that John Wayne was the greatest thing since sliced bread. I don't mind him but I don't put him on a pedestal either.

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