Back on February 20th, 2017 Amazon had the IMDB forums shut down for good. It was an invaluable resource that a lot of people used to find movies, talk about movies, discuss the movie-making business and discover new avenues in the realm of motion pictures. Well, one site has realized just how invaluable that resource was and they’ve decided to offer an alternative for those looking for a replacement for the IMDB’s forums.
The name of the website is called MovieChat.org.
You simply have to sign-up using a username, a password, and a e-mail address and you’ll be good to go. Once they send you a verification for your e-mail address, you’ll be able to deep dive into the forums and pick up conversations you last left off on IMDB.
The site offers general discussions, trivia, TV talk, film talk, and forum boards for each movie, television and short film entry in the database.
If you don’t see what you’re looking for on the main page you can use the search at the top of the bar to find what you’re looking for.
The site operates on donations, so if you do think that MovieChat.org is a worthy successor (or at least an adequate enough replacement for IMDB’s message boards) you can actually donate using the donate button.
If you’ve felt as if there was a hole missing in your leisure time activities after the IMDB forums shut down, well now you have a replacement.
Alternatively, there’s also The Movie Database. It’s also a potential replacement for IMDB’s boards. The only problem is that a lot of the boards on TMDB don’t have a lot of activity, so it may take some time for them to catch back up to where IMDB used to be, in terms of discussion board activity. Alternatively, MovieChat.org seems to have a lot of action taking place on its forums and is quite active despite being rather new.
Back in early February IMDB announced that they were shutting the forums down, because they were no longer a productive user experience and that people could instead use Facebook and Twitter. Obviously, you can’t have a conversation on Twitter about anything unless you troll, post memes, or enjoy seeing SJWs versus normal people who are fed up with the BS (assuming both sides aren’t shadowbanned and throttled into oblivion).
Anyway, some people think that IMDB was embracing the whole SJW mentality of censoring and controlling speech. Others believe that it was a ploy from Amazon to cut off communication because the forums cost money to run but didn’t generate revenue. The latter theory would be silly if it were true, because technically Amazon could have slapped some display ads into the forum and it would have generated some extra revenue.
But that’s all besides the point. The point is that you no longer have to sit around, wallowing in the empty pit where your heart used to be… you can fill it with something new… something better (well, not really but you get the gist). If you want to dive back into conversations for movies you can check out MovieChat.org.