It will be hard to ever achieve the type of traffic that imdb had, but hopefully over time it will grow to a decent level. I'm well aware there are already established sites that have larger communities and are much more active however none of them have the combination of an active community with individual boards for each film, show, actor, crew member. I'm posting here because I liked that feature and hopefully others care about that too. If you don't care about individual boards you could use Rotten Tomatoes or some other such established site, but if you like them you should keep posting here.share
Yep. This place might not make it. And even if it does, it's gonna take years. Gonna be a long road. Hell, I used IMDb for years before finally making an account cause there wasn't enough traffic to bother back then either.share
But Jim the creator of this site has archived much of IMDB's posts/boards and is continuing to do even more. Give this time..Its just been a few weeks. I just looked up a movie here, and it went back three years so thats a great thing he did. Spread the word..Go to Facebook and like the MovieChats page.share
It's just going to take time to recreate what we had at IMDB. The former IMDB community - what's left of it anyway - is scattered among a number of different sites. This is the best of those sites, IMO, but the fact of the matter is that there are millions of boards here - one for each movie and tv show - so it's impossible for everyone of them to be active at this point. Heck, even on IMDB not every single board was active - mainly only the ones for new and popular movies/shows. But the beauty of IMDB is that you could watch some obscure movie, then go onto the message boards and find a post from a year ago talking about it - the board itself was not active, but the content was there. That aspect of IMDB is largely captured here with the archived posts. I agree that it's going to be tough to replicate what we had at IMDB, but if any site has a chance, it's this one.share
>>>>But the beauty of IMDB is that you could watch some obscure movie, then go onto the message boards and find a post from a year ago talking about it - the board itself was not active, but the content was there. That aspect of IMDB is largely captured here with the archived posts.<<<<
You just described what was great about IMDB, and why this site is so valuable.
If everyone that's here began posting,it will only help. Those that were lurkers before on imdb can help by starting to post now.share
I have seen recent activity on the boards for the shows I watched this week. Bates motel, Taboo, Legion.
It's not super busy, but I've had some good conversations on the Legion board.
I'd guess that 90-95% of the IMDB users never knew the boards were shutting down. And how would they know this one exists? I think much of the NCIS content was transferred.share
Mike you're probably right unfortunately. I knew posters on imdb weren't regular posters. They'll find out nothings there when they finally decide to show up .share
Hi,mike,i just noticed that You say something about NCIS ,and i want to ask You If you know something about season 14,when will Be released ?share
I'm one of those. I only found out about this place by chance a few hours before IMDB closed down via a link from a regular poster. I don't think I would have made the effort to search for an alternative had I not made that final visit to one of my favourite message boards. If certain films get discussed in the general discussion section, maybe the convo could be merged onto the respected films message board. This might be a way to get the ball rolling.share
They had a message on IMDB that they were closing the boards for over 2 weeks before they shut down, so I don't see how any regular users could not have known, it was impossible to miss the message, it was a long paragraph right at the top of the main page.
2 weeks is not long and if they were only using the board for certain shows that aren't playing right now ( like Game of Thrones for example), they might not use the boards during the hiatus. They won't find out it's gone until their fave show returns with a new season.share
Agreed... I was a semi regular and just found out today! Thats because I binge watched Thrones, and finally finished and went to the boards. So glad this site is here. Give it time...Many posts from IMDB are transferred here and more is to come.share
I was pretty regular on IMDb and I didn't see the message until 4 days before the boards closed. I never really looked at the top of the page, I would just zero in on the board's first threads.share
Everything has to START somewhere, smns65. Be patient. They'll come.share
For myself, I did not post on individual boards regularly. I might get interested in a particular show or film I had recently seen, and get obsessed with discussing it for about a week....but since I usually binge watch a series after it comes out (rather than be hanging on each week and discussing what possible outcomes might be upcoming) I don't really have much of an ongoing relationship with many boards (except for Politics....during and following the Election.)
So this issue doesn't really speak to me : (
I do that too Cookie, cause I can't stand waiting a flippin' week for the next episode...and chances are, I'll forget what most of the previous episode was about so it's best for me to binge watch. I usually watch films though and for those I'll go to the boards afterwards.share