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Join the Conversation and Send Us Feedback!

We would like your feedback on something we're trying out on IMDb. On a few title pages, you'll find a section called “Join the Conversation” that links to Quora and Reddit discussions we think you'll find interesting. For now, these links are only viewable when you go to IMDb.com from a desktop computer (not from mobile or mobile app). Check it out and let us know what you think. Here are a few examples: Stranger Things, Pirates of the Caribbean, and The
Walking Dead
.

Do you go to Quora and Reddit? Are there any sites you visit to discuss movies and TV shows besides IMDb?

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Il y a 6 y

This interesting experiment is not the
beginning-of-the-end for the IMDb boards, is it?

Since the IMDb boards are another way to "Join the Conversation",
consider adding an IMDb Message Board link directly below the Reddit link
(or "move" the sidebar's existing Message Board link up to that position)?

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If they do use this as a way to get rid of the message boards (i hope not) it might be to avoid all of the problems that come with monitoring the boards, which is understandable. But still both of these options to me just seem worse than what we have, and its almost like promoting sites other than your own.

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So I think you may have been right.

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Il y a 6 y

Never heard of Quora and do not use Reddit!

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Il y a 6 y

seems like a nice idea!! I will test it out ..

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Il y a 6 y

I'll pass on the potential of bringing IMDb down to the level of 4Chan and infamously racist and misogynist YouTube commenters. Bringing in Reddit doesn't immediately inspire confidence.

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Il y a 6 y

I like Quora's format better but I still don't think it is necessary addition to the already useful message board. I really dislike Reddit (seems way more hate filled and all around not useful) and would hate to see IMDb being associated with it. 

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Il y a 6 y

The boards are already like them already so what difference would it make?

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Il y a 6 y

The imdb message boards served the purpose well enough. Constantly being re-directed to quora and reddit(which are forums for many other topics, not just movies, which in turn seems to remove the "exclusiveness" of imdb being the one stop destination for all things "movie") in order to read/discuss with other users, is in my opinion, quite cumbersome and unnecessary. Instead of integrating the boards with other sites, I think it would be more beneficial if the boards interface itself is improved a little bit to be more interactive/user friendly. 

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Il y a 6 y

I don't use Reddit. Don't like the webpage UI and never found it appealing. 

I love Quora though. I see myself navigating to the Quora link from a movie page every now and then. It's interesting to know what Quora users have to say about a certain movie, since the IMDb message boards are exclusively about movies while Quora is just about everything. It attracts a more diverse group of users.

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Il y a 6 y

I don't use either site, and these links probably won't make me start using them.

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Il y a 6 y

No, these links are not helpful. They are generic and detract from what makes this site great. And please don't mess with the message boards. They ain't broke and don't need 'fixing'.

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Il y a 6 y

Not really my thing. I like the old way 'cause I don't use Reddit and the other thing I never heard of :p
rootsmusic

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Il y a 6 y

Karen, please re-categorize this conversation as an Announcement.  Thanks.

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Il y a 6 y

I don't use Quora, and while I read some Reddit boards (or whatever they call them) sometimes, I don't participate there.

Personally, I would prefer to avoid a trend of outsourcing the various functions of IMDb. For example, commenting on news items requires one to be logged in to Facebook. Using this help board requires participation in Get Satisfaction, which requires a registration with either Facebook, Google, or GS. How many sites should a person have to log into to use all the functions of IMDb? I'd prefer not to increase that number.

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Il y a 6 y

What happened to the message board for Deepwater Horizon???  It was there a few hours ago.

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Il y a 6 y

Please bring back the "latest IMDb Message Boards threads" links to the movie's page. There's a ton of silly/interesting stuff to find there, and the conversation just goes over the years, people chiming in whenever they have something to say. You won't get that on Reddit or Quora, or anywhere.

You want to add links to external resources - fine, but don't remove what we already have! 

EDIT: I mean a separate link for every thread directly accessible from movie's page below the user review portion, like it's always been.