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TMDB, another movie database with dedicated boards for each film

A lot of people here seem to be particularly upset about the loss of the film-specific boards. There is a website called TMDB (https://www.themoviedb.org/talk) that I haven't seen mentioned here, but they recently added message boards for every specific movie and person. Unfortunately, they are not very active, but a bunch of people from IMDb have already gathered at their general boards and and are discussing ways to increase activity and serve as an alternative to IMDb.

I encourage everyone to take a look at this site. I think it looks very promising. It's the only other site I know of with message boards for every movie, actor, director, etc.

I also encourage everyone to spread the word about this site, as it seems most people don't know about it.

EDIT: Some people seem to be having trouble finding the movie-specific forums. Here is an example: https://www.themoviedb.org/movie/149871-kaguyahime-no-monogatari You have to click on the little word bubble icon on the top left of the movie's page.

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It's a TERRIBLE site. Ugly, slow, incomplete.


Where do butterflies go when it rains? Who goes around & tucks in the trains?

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I'm surprised you think the site is ugly. I think it looks quite nice and so do most the other IMDb refugees that have gathered there. Haven't had any problems with it being slow either. And yes it's incomplete compared to IMDb but it still has entries for practically every title you could think of, so it seems a little pointless to call it incomplete when it's about the best option we have. No other movie database that I know of offers the movie-specific boards.

Also, the site engineer is actively improving and updating the site as we speak. The idea for movie-specific message boards was actually just added recently at the suggestion of someone on the message boards, so he is very open to suggestions and ideas from you (https://www.themoviedb.org/talk). Many other IMDb users have already joined us there and are discussing the possibilities of the site.

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I just went to that site and do see film-specific boards available at all.

For example ai tired searching for Cool And Luke or Lawrence of Arabia and I got nothing.

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The IMDB actually makes its entire database available for third party projects - snapshots, I mean, don't know how recent the most recent one is. But it wouldn't take too much scripting to plug that into a forum install and have a board, somewhere else, with pretty much every movie and actor with their own board.

But, it's money (and effort).

I don't think we're going to find anything comparable, to be honest.

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TMDB is comparable, it just needs more activity.

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Here's the board for Lawrence of Arabia:

https://www.themoviedb.org/movie/947-lawrence-of-arabia/discuss

Cool Hand Luke:

https://www.themoviedb.org/movie/903-cool-hand-luke/discuss

Here's the board for a 1994 documentary, Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey:

https://www.themoviedb.org/movie/70042-theremin-an-electronic-odyssey/discuss

just as an example of the many obscure little titles, all with their own message board. Most of the boards are empty because they were just put up recently. Just go to the search bar and type in the movie name, and when you get to its page click on the little speech balloon icon near the upper left corner.

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They are there. Here is an example: https://www.themoviedb.org/movie/149871-kaguyahime-no-monogatari/discuss

When you get to a movie's page, just click on the little word bubble icon on the top left of the page.

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The film specific boards are there, they're just hard to find. The guy who runs the sote seems open to suggestions. The site just needs users, it's a clean slate.

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Exactly. The guy running it is actively engaging with us in the general forums and is very open to our suggestions. The movie-specific boards were actually a suggestion from someone on the forum.

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Yes, he added a social tab on the main movie page, which is yet another way to access the discussion forums. I believe more improvements are coming. I love the look of the site and am excited to see what happens next.

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There's a little speech bubble at the top left of each page that will take you right to the discussions. Great thing is you can discuss movies, shows, actors and crew. Pretty much everything they are taking away from here.

To the complainers...It's still new, they literally just opened them up and if youre complaint is that it;s ugly, then don't post there. Someone is trying to give you what you're getting taken away from and the first thing some of you do is bitch? what the hell.

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Yeah it's really annoying that people are dismissing it because they think it's "ugly". It's by far the best alternative there is, yet some people just choose to nitpick and complain that it isn't as good as IMDb.

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Well. I suspect it will GET more users soon. The movie specific boards for the IMDB don't all have 24-7 users either (except for popular movies that just came out). It's worth a look.

"Let be be finale of seem/ The only emperor is the Emperor of Ice Cream"

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Yeah, the users on the website are actually currently discussing ways to increase traffic on the movie-specific boards. Many people from IMDb have already moved over there and are participating in the discussion.
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