Important Information About IMDB Message Board Extinction
The following helpful information is currently being widely circulated around the IMDB Message Boards:
IMDB has a separate 'complaints-oriented' site over at "getsatisfaction.com", where, if you are lucky, your written grievance will actually be responded to by a real live functioning entity usually referred to as a 'human being', that is, by either a fully paid/salaried member of the IMDB staff or an unpaid, interned, over-worked,, 'happy slave', 'volunteer' member of staff, euphemistically termed an 'associate'. At the least, you will have the pleasure, the satisfaction, of knowing that your complaint post will be read by a staff member there.
Posters can express, more directly, their real or genuine concerns, at this lesser-known site, and it is quite clearly lesser-known, as there are hardly any complaints even yet registered there, a mere trickle, whereas complaining here on the ordinary message boards is just a case of ineffectual, uselessly impotent acting-out, for it will not even be seen by staff, only by the trolls still systematically terrorizing the boards and deleting posts [cf above], the boards' troll-stalked desolation the primary reason for the shutdown in addition to the usual cynical capitalist ones ... Lobby, reason, argue, or rant and rave away, shout, roar, scream, and be generally enraged and outraged to your heart's content here:
This is doubly ironic as IMDB originated from a message board and as a message board, its founders having been posters at film-related USENET message boards back in the late-1990s.
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