meerkt wrote:Something more democratic, more wiki/community driven, and that is operated by movie buffs rather than a corporation.
JBI wrote:It feels like they've intentionally designed the landing page to encourage this "mistake".
Glorious wrote:I'd almost prefer popups at this point.
Increasingly, IMDb customers have migrated to IMDb's social media accounts as the primary place they choose to post comments and communicate with IMDb's editors and one another
Because IMDb's message boards continue to be utilized by a small but passionate community of IMDb users, we announced our decision to disable our message boards on February 3, 2017 but will leave them open for two additional weeks so that users will have ample time to ...
just brew it! wrote:Allmusic's layout indeed became more annoying, but I think it also wasn't great in the past.Allmusic took a turn for the worse when it went corporate as well. ... These days they run a lot of banner ads that expand into the area where the search box is
Glorious wrote:JBI wrote:It feels like they've intentionally designed the landing page to encourage this "mistake".
This sort of thing drives me *CRAZY* when it happens. I don't have enough :evil: to give.
And, yeah, I suspect it just can't be coincidental in all cases.
meerkt wrote:I don't think Amazon needs the money.
Glorious wrote:It's like a cycle. Community gets big, sells/goes Corporate. Corporate does things community doesn't like. New community is formed. Community gets big, sells.... etc...
Vhalidictes wrote:all those forum threads had a ton of useful movie info; One way or another they're all going to be inaccessible soon.
Groupthink dominates, outsiders are shunned, filter-bubbles prevail. I thought that an interesting solution to this would be to actively expire user posts. IMDb already had a system of user reviews for more static user content attached to database entries. The boards were for conversation - so we'd just periodically remove older content, and make no secret about it. This should stop the entropy lock-down, and also give us a mechanism to keep a lid on the database / thread size to help with performance. Everything should stay fresh and sparkling and self-rejuvenate.
part of the work to modernize and simplify
The interface becomes more simple for new customers
I.S.T. wrote:It was a damned good source of info on obscure movies that might be otherwise forgotten. Hell, sometimes you'd see a director or writer or actor interacting with people on the movie's forum.
Friggin' IMDB. A huge source of info was lost. I hope one of those archive sites has it.