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Wha happened to the threads about shutting down the boards?

Yesterday there were two threads about the boards being shut down - one with the statement it was happening as a thread title, and the other one asking if trolls were the reason behind the closure.

Why were they deleted?!

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That's definitely one thing I won't miss about this site. Register over at this new forum - http://imdb2.freeforums.net/ - we'll try and get a new Days board setup to migrate to.


"You can lead a hearse to water, but you can't make it sink." The Cat

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I like the fact the British serials are included.

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I just signed up and posted over there.

An intellectual carrot , the mind boggles

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Thanks for the link. I just registered.

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Fans of Reality has a strong DOOL page. I signed up w/that one a while ago, because these message boards come and go. As well I signed up for the one Star posted, since it a good thing to have a few options.


And this is a good reality TV one. It says reality, but there is a section for non-reality. The Days page has a big following:


http://www.fansofrealitytv.com/forums/forum.php




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I'll register but it's hard with ONE giant thread vs separate posts per topic.

I really think IMDB is making a mistake closing these boards. I feel like they are still used.

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We don't have to keep the Days discussion to one thread, there's a whole soap section, we can add new threads in there, and at least for now specify those threads as Days related. I'm angling to get our own dedicated board, as the whole forum is new and they're developing what topics deserve their own board, depending on the level of interest.
There's a thread in the Suggestions section for boards people would like added, if there's enough support for a Days specific board, we might be able to get one.



"You can lead a hearse to water, but you can't make it sink." The Cat

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Nice! :) I was just coming here to share that link after I saw it on the Law & Order board. *thumbs up!*

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That's definitely one thing I won't miss about this site. Register over at this new forum - http://imdb2.freeforums.net/ - we'll try and get a new Days board setup to migrate to.


When I was reading the license, it looks like it's paid even for this (when I went to that link, it requires agreement to these Terms of Service):

https://www.proboards.com/tos


(...)
13. FEES

(a) RESERVED RIGHTS

You acknowledge and agree that ProBoards reserves the right to charge for access to the Website and use of the Services and to change its fees from time to time in ProBoards' sole discretion. ALL PURCHASES ARE FINAL. ALL FEES ARE NONREFUNDABLE. By opting for membership or paid services, You authorize ProBoards, or its payment processor, to charge subscription fees to the credit card, debit card, or other payment method you provide, in addition to applicable sales taxes and other applicable taxes. Use of PayPal to pay ProBoards constitutes Your binding agreement to all applicable terms in the PayPal Terms of Services and Legal Agreements. In the event of a discrepancy pertaining to fee collection, You have ten business days from the date of the completed charge to send notification to ProBoards about the discrepancy, after which all charges are no longer subject to change. ProBoards' decision not to exercise any specific right or require performance of any specific obligation under this Agreement, including without limitation the collection of monthly or annual fees from You, shall not affect ProBoards' subsequent ability to exercise such right or require such performance at any time thereafter. Nor shall ProBoards' waiver of Your breach constitute ProBoards' waiver of any subsequent breach.

(b) PAID GOODS AND SERVICES

ProBoards may charge a fee for in exchange for Your use of certain member services, including without limitation digital goods, badges, and the removal of advertisements (collectively, "Paid Goods and Services"). Paid Goods and Services also includes, without limitation, control over a forum's banner advertisements. Unless You pay for the right to display content on a specific forum's banner advertisements, or otherwise pay for a banner-free forum, ProBoards reserves the exclusive right to exercise full control over the content of any forum's banner advertisements and display advertising content at ProBoards' sole discretion.

All fees for Paid Goods and Services are payable in U.S. dollars. For those Paid Goods and Services with a recurring monthly fee, ProBoards shall charge a base rate in U.S. dollars per month, which will be due and collected in full at the beginning of each billing cycle that users opt for the services. In all cases, fees for Paid Goods and Services are due in full before the goods are delivered or the services are rendered. (...)


Can anyone tell for a certainty whether it is possible to register and use these boards for free with ads? I cannot tell, because section a)'s first sentence seems pretty absolute, "You acknowledge and agree that ProBoards reserves the right to charge for access to the Website and use of the Services "

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I registered and posted several times now; never had to enter any payment info. Make sure you register through the imdb2 board; I'm not sure there's a difference, but I think a given registration might be unique to the forums created through Poboards and not universal. I could be mistaken about that.
From the chatter I've seen on the logistical side, whoever initially set it up went with a free tier option, which offers a blvery basic package. Don't know much more about it than that, but could look into it more.


"You can lead a hearse to water, but you can't make it sink." The Cat

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Excellent points; thank you.

It also helps to know that you have been using it without having to enter any payment info!

I am working my way through the agreements; and another scary one is that they use invisible web beacons to allow their global advertising partners to link up with your email address and your IP address and browser and OS info.

Although the language makes it look like you can still use their site and periodically delete their cookies to decrease the incidence of this (they warn that some services may not work if you do). Here is the quote from https://www.proboards.com/privacy (clicking the imdb2 link registration goes to proboards.com) I bolded the most relevant text.


c. Ad Serving. ProBoards uses third-parties including Datonics for advertising and analytics for pages that we host. These third-parties may place Cookies on Your machine, use web beacons, gather IP addresses and log data to collect traffic and activity data in order to deliver relevant metrics, content, and advertising. By using our Website, You consent to us sharing a hashed, non-human readable version of your email with our partners who will drop a Cookie on Your browser and match Your email with its marketing file to create a link between Your browser and our partner's record of You, which may include Your personal information (such as IP address, browser or operating system type and version, and demographic or inferred-interest information). This link shall be shared by our partner globally for the purpose of identifying You on unaffiliated websites, apps, or online services and (...)


Also, in many cases, when I have read licenses before they have said that these pixel gifs or web beacons (that you cannot see) create a relationship between you and whoever the beacon is on behalf of, which commits you to their terms -- which you have no idea of because you can't see the beacons and don't know who they belong to.

EDIT: They say you can opt out here (which are sites not directly affiliated with imdb or proboards, which websites are supposed to respect. I have not used them):


You may opt out of Your data being used for this purpose at our partners' opt-out centers located at:

http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices
http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/
http://www.aboutads.info/choices/

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Also, they seem to do the same kind of thing that Comcast does, and use the info you do give them (name, email, age) to go out on the Internet and link up accounts/info they think is you via other sources including credit reporting agencies:


ProBoards may supplement the Personal Information You provide with additional Personal Information gathered from public sources or from third-parties (e.g., consumer reporting agencies) who may lawfully provide such information to ProBoards.

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pretty sad its shutting down the boards.

i made a board if anyone wants to join.

http://whateverwewanna.proboards.com/

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Was it cause of Amyward? :-(

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Was it cause of Amyward? :-(


Probably not. It was ALL IMDB boards, not just the one for Days.

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Awymard was absolutely nothing in the big scheme of things. One little poster who at least deletes their own posts is certainly not going to bring down a huge forum.

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Someone has made a new message board . It's temporarily called IMDb2- but will probably be changed because of legalities. Here is the link

http://imdb2.freeforums.net/



Other possibilities are :

http://soaps.sheknows.com -

http://daytimeroyaltyonline.com - I signed up there and at the above one.

Maybe after the backlash they get here, IMDB will reconsider. Please write here directly to IMDB and express your outrage. There is also a petition going around , on the web , Facebook and Twitter. If you don't let TPTB know your feelings, there will be little chance to get them to change there minds. The other places don't "feel" quite right but it's all we have.

https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/petition-to-keep-the-imdb-messageboards-going#


TIIC are probably going to delete this message soon but keep trying and I'll keep posting it.


An intellectual carrot , the mind boggles

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Since the old one got deleted and I never checked back in on it, I'll pop back in here. Just wanted to say a fond farewell to the Days IMDb vets like Leafs, Stargazer, and micro22chip. It's amazing to think I've been a member of IMDb for 15 years, and the Days board was the first board where I really made a little home for myself. I don't watch the show anymore, and don't check the board anymore, so don't think I'll do any migrating, but thanks for the memories, guys!

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I been a board member for 13 years.The days board was a lot better 10+ years ago.

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Always great chatting with you, Glo, and sharing our mutual love of Jack Devereaux.

Take care of yourself

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The discussions don't need to end! That's why I made film.chat and launched it earlier today. My goal was to make a pretty alternative to these forums since they're going to be closed and since other replacements were pretty basic looking. In honor of the launch, I'll be giving out free movie tickets at the end of the month and each month! So please check it out and let me know what features you'd like to see!

The address is http://film.chat

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Okay, I've checked all of these recommendations.

Here is the answer to IMDB.

An IMDB board that is just like IMDB that allows you to create topics under a main heading.

http://thegotboard.com/





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So far this one looks like the most similar replacement.

I think the Daytime Royalty board is pretty good, too. Only think si they don't have a lot of "discussion" type topics.

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Someone mentioned this site - https://www.themoviedb.org - and it looks promising. It's basically an alternate (dare I say, knock-off) version of IMDB, with similar show info features, but more importantly it has discussion forums for those shows and movies, including Days - https://www.themoviedb.org/tv/881-days-of-our-lives/discuss


The only down side I see is that the posting format isn't any better than IMDB's; in fact it might be arguably worse, because the tags are less intuitive (unless you code), and is more like the IMDD forums a few years ago, before they added buttons for the basic features.

Okay, I've checked all of these recommendations.

Here is the answer to IMDB.

An IMDB board that is just like IMDB that allows you to create topics under a main heading.

http://thegotboard.com/
Hmmm, that's actually another forum through Proboards, but it must be a paid board or something that it has it's own url, unlike the IMDB V2 forum. The section options are almost identical, which could either be default options from Proboards, or whomever made either forum copied a list of the popular or statics boards from IMDB.
thegotboard recognized when I was logged in through IMDB v2, but still required me to register separately for that forum. I'm not sure if I want to register with both, as it seems kind of redundant.

I'd prefer a new forum for some level of mass migration, so it can be like picking up the conversation in a new location, without invading some other established forum with it's own regulars and established routine. I suppose I'd rather be a message board colonist/settler, than a refugee; which I hope doesn't sound too callous.

This all really blows.


"You can lead a hearse to water, but you can't make it sink." The Cat

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This all really blows.



With all the choices being volunteered, I have no idea which one to go to after the 20th. I hope we can get a consensus on which new site makes the most sense for most of the regular posters here.

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I hope we can get a consensus on which new site makes the most sense for most of the regular posters here.
Me too. Though one hiccup that I didn't really think about until just now, with all of the other boards tossed around; is that, at least for me, I'd prefer an option that goes beyond just Days. That's been part of the appeal for IMDB this whole time, because I can easily bounce back and forth between this board and the Buffy board, and the Arrow/Flash/Legends boards; and I'm logged into one account, and I occasionally see some familiar faces overlapping those forums. Until now, I haven't largely contributed to any other message forum the way I do here; and I'm not so much interested in replacing just this board, as I am the larger function it plays into.
I definitely want to find a way to sustain the community that's been built around this particular discussion topics; I've been coming to the Days board longer than any other I frequent. Undeniably the reason I've kept up with Days for as long as I have, even during stretches where I wasn't even watching the show, was so I could still post here. And I have wondered lately if the core integrity of this board can't survive a transition elsewhere, my interest in the show may likely wane; as I don't want to Days with just anyone, for the sake of talking Days, but rather I want to talk about Days with all of you.
And it goes the same with the Buffy board. I'm less concerned with the likes of the CW-DC shows, and while I went to the Buffy board to discuss Buffy, I ended up finding people there, like I did here, whom I formed a rapport with, that I hope can weather this storm. Because I'm not going to go just anywhere, just to talk about Buffy either. If it's not with them, and it's not with you guys, then I probably won't try to find some type of substitute; because it's not the same.


"You can lead a hearse to water, but you can't make it sink." The Cat
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