IMDB Embraces Safe Space Culture By Shutting Down Forums Feb 20th
IMDB
(Last Updated On: February 9, 2017)

Cucked, whipped, kowtowing, toeing the line… take your pick. No matter what, it best describes the IMDB’s decision to embrace the SJW’s safe-space culture by curtailing the spread of information and free speech come February 20th.

Back on February 3rd they announced that they would be shutting down the forums, and that the final move would go through on February 20th. Over on the official website they announced…

“As part of our ongoing effort to continually evaluate and enhance the customer experience on IMDb, we have decided to disable IMDb’s message boards on February 20, 2017. This includes the Private Message system. After in-depth discussion and examination, we have concluded that IMDb’s message boards are no longer providing a positive, useful experience for the vast majority of our more than 250 million monthly users worldwide.”

They stated this cowardly move was done due to “data” and “traffic”, but manage to weasel in typical regressive propaganda talking points, such as the boards “no longer providing a positive” experience. Positive experience for whom?

There is a such thing as not using the forums if you don’t find it to be positive.

The Internet Movie Database has had a renown longstanding forum that has been a debate board, a trolling board, an information board, an education board, but most of all, a board in which people used to communicate and talk about their favorite (or hated) movies.

In fact, I’ve lost count of the number of movies I’ve come across, animated, live-action, short films, indie, foreign and otherwise thanks to the helpful users on the IMDB forums. I never would have found some films without their help, and never would have heard of other films without them coming up during the natural flow of discussion.

So what happens to all of that “positivity” for users who did gain something useful out of the forums? Well, you’ll have to subject yourself to the segregated hate-speech platform known as Twitter, or the jumbled mess that is Facebook.

They rattle off the numbers of their social media accounts and state…

“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.”

Comments and communication is not discussion.

Only people who advocated bigotry would suggest people to use Twitter as a form of discussion, since the only thing you can do on Twitter effectively is hurl insults, hate and harassment at people.

Nevertheless, IMDB suggested how users can stay in contact: exchange information before the message boards and private message systems are deleted…

“During this two-week transition period, which concludes on February 19, 2017, IMDb message board users can exchange contact information with any other board users they would like to remain in communication with (since once we shut down the IMDb message boards, users will no longer be able to send personal messages to one another).”

That’s right, you won’t even be able to private message users anymore.

This further step to lockdown communication and discussion and keep topics locked onto platforms that are anti-free speech (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, etc.,) ensures that people can no longer communicate effectively or meet people outside of their sociopolitically segregated safe spaces.

I suppose people who enjoy keeping others divided will be happy about the news.


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  • 66pugs99

    IMDB had the best message board formatting I think I’ve seen but became a cesspool of hate and trolls and a pretty awful place to post. It became IMDB4chan after a while, because they stopped trying to moderate the board.

    • Really? Where is this stuff taking place because all the movie boards I’ve been to haven’t been that way. I just figured certain movies attract certain people, no different than internet websites.

      • 66pugs99

        That means you have been conditioned and brainwashed to thinking hate is normal. That says a lot about everything, in your one small post.

        • Are you a troll? Because do you have links to all this “hate” and stuff? I genuinely don’t see it when I’m browsing IMDB but then again I’m not going there to argue with people or spout political nonsense or propaganda.

  • Disqusted

    Yet another popular site following in the footsteps of sites like those belonging to the Australian news media by preventing patrons from commenting. It’s so much easier to push lies that way.

  • Hawk Hopper

    I guess the film biz can’t take the bantz.

    “Everyone who didn’t like the new Ghostbusters actually hates women” and Ashley Judd’s TED talk where she cried about all the misogyny, including GamerGate, while leaving out how Europe is importing an actual rape army (Muslims) in the name of diversity, tolerance, multiculturalism and other bullshit. And all the virtue signaling bullshit happening at award shows in the after math of Trump’s election. Heaven forbid that people vote in ways celebrities don’t like.

    I mean if someone were to post about how American film culture is dying, would that be considered not the positive sort of talk allowed in the failure safe space known as IMDB? Then I guess linking to author and podcaster Brett Easton Ellis would be too painful for the gatekeepers at IMDB. What if I were to bring one of my favorite subjects–video games being inferior to film–would I be considered to be part of the “problem”? What if the general topic was how much video game movies suck? I guess facts aren’t positive.

    And I guess streaming media can’t take the bantz either. There are several comments saying that their posts were deleted for mocking Netflix’s “Dear White People”.

    • Disqusted

      As far as I’m concerned, American Film Culture died a long, long time ago.

      • Hawk Hopper

        I would argue that American filmmakers don’t make theatrical films anymore and instead became showrunners, writers, and directors for series such as Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Fargo (the series), and stuff like that.