Film Noir : Discussion:What site should we move to?

Discussion:What site should we move to?

Hi all,with it looking like IMDb is stable for the week,we have to decide what site we all want to move to.

With those "IMDb 2" sites,I have serious concerns about the security of them,due to them looking like the "give your bank details" E-Mails you get,and also due to IP address being public,which the person running the site could use.

Out of the sites mentioned,I think that Fistful of Leone from MGT and Pimpin's idea of creating a Noir films/Crime books page on Goodreads and movies board look like the best options.

Here are the two sites:

https://www.goodreads.com/group">https://www.goodreads.com/group

http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=10920.0">www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=10920.0


I would like us to come to a collective decision by Fri/Sat.

Thanks,MDF/Chris.



Re: Discussion:What site should we move to?

Yes, now it looks as if many people have second thoughts about the new imdb site. It seemed like a viable option.

My problem with reddit is that you can't really have good subcategories. There are also the Criterion forums, though many people say they are very snooty, or the TCM boards. What I'm really looking for is a board that is well-structured.

Jessica Rabbit
"I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way."

Re: Discussion:What site should we move to?


With those "IMDb 2" sites,I have serious concerns about the security of them,due to them looking like the "give your bank details" E-Mails you get,and also due to IP address being public,which the person running the site could use.

Do you have any concrete reason for these security concerns? Every website that you connect to can see your IP address if they want to, as it is sent with every request (it's part of the internet's design/protocol). Also most, if not all, forum software products allows admins access to this information btw (incl the software running the Fistful of Leone boards, Simple Machines).

Re: Discussion:What site should we move to?

I really have no idea yet. I'm keeping track of these websites and I'll make up my mind eventually.

I thought that you set up a reddit thread for us…or will that not work?

~~~~~
Proud to be Canadian!

Re: Discussion:What site should we move to?

Well http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=10920.0">www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=10920.0 has instituted a waiting period to sign up we've delt with spambots and the administrator is quite dilligent.

We have been of course heavily Western and lately Film Noir oriented with quite a few international members over the years.

I'm a moderator there, and you are all welcome to join.

Fistful of Leone.

Hi Mgt,with you saying that the admin is quite dilligent in dealing with spambots,and that someone from this board is one of the mods,I think that this sounds like a good site to move to. How long would the waiting time to sign up be?

Thanks.

Re: Discussion:What site should we move to?

Sounds like a good board, especially if it's moderated. I have two questions. Could there be a monthly Noir thread like here, could there be topics like "Noir vs Neo-Noir" or is everything filed under specific movies?

Jessica Rabbit
"I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way."

Re: Discussion:What site should we move to?

You can start any new thread you want, Noirs are in Off Topic just start a thread about a film that doesn't already have it's own post and I'll link it to the index, and I've already alerted the Administrator about the demise of IMDb and a possible influx of new members, so have at it.

I know Spike and morrison-dylan-fan are on the Westerns board also so they should like this too.

Re: Discussion:What site should we move to?

I have just done the first registration bit at Leone, so tell `em I'm coming and hell is coming with me

The Spikeopath - Hospital Number 217

Re: Discussion:What site should we move to?

Thanks, I'll sign up too. Have to get used to a new site structure. I think I'll keep my name.
Do you think about keeping the monthly threads? Or would you like it better if we start threads under the film titles? Having those monthly threads just kept the discussion going nicely.

Jessica Rabbit
"I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way."

Re: Discussion:What site should we move to?

Definitely have the monthly threads. Hopefully mdf will run it if not I'll pick it up again.

I'll PM all the users on this board to let them know where we are. I'm happy it's moderated.

The Spikeopath - Hospital Number 217

Confirming the new site.

Hi Spike,I've got some good news,I've had a few "newbies" (think they may have just read the board and not commented) send pms saying they want to join,I'll pm the list.

Re: Discussion:What site should we move to?


I'm happy it's moderated.

So am I.

Jessica Rabbit
"I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way."

Re: Discussion:What site should we move to?

There is a "rate the last movie you saw" thread but it covers everything, all genres.

You can easily start a "Rate The last Noir" you saw thread, too, but what happens in the "rate the last movie you saw" thread sometimes is that a lively discussion then ensues and it gets fractured and lost once a new film is rated in the same thread.

I end up having to sometimes dig the relevant posts out and create a new thread for the film anyway so its better to maybe do a one line blurb in the Rate The Last Movie you Saw and also create it's own thread if it doesn't have one already.

Re: Discussion:What site should we move to?

I see, so I guess we won't have those monthly threads again. Damn.

I see the "Rate the last movie you saw" thread is long, very long. Things can get lost there. :)

Jessica Rabbit
"I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way."

Re: Discussion:What site should we move to?

Why not?

Surely cj just stickies the bi-monthly thread? Also with each post on that thread it will remain visible as an active thread.

No?

The Spikeopath - Hospital Number 217

Re: Discussion:What site should we move to?

Yea sure I have no problem with a monthly thread and making it a sticky, but it makes a mess trying to sort it all out later if a film doesn't have a separate thread, especially if you are looking for a particular film with the search feature.

There is also no nest feature, so someone commenting on something they read about two weeks ago is going to appear in the middle of whatever is current being rated/discussed. You almost have to quote the post every time for people to know which post you are answering.

Re: Discussion:What site should we move to?

I've signed up on there as well now, same handle…

Re: Discussion:What site should we move to?

So, only a week left… Any preferences? Anyone?

From the ones I've had a look on/posted on, Fistful-of-Leone is the most active (in terms of noir posts/interest, the main/only reason for me to look for a replacement, heh). It is also quite different in set up as well as atmosphere (to me anyways), but I'm sure we'll fit in there somehow, if anything it IS a well-established movie-lovers board :)

Anyways, for me, that seems to be the best alternative at this point.

Re: Discussion:What site should we move to?

Yes, I agree and signed up there too, haven't posted yet though. I'm trying to figure it out and get used to the different format. In what way is the atmosphere different to you?

Jessica Rabbit
"I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way."

Re: Discussion:What site should we move to?


In what way is the atmosphere different to you?

Oh, nothing negative, don't get me wrong.
The userbase is far larger than here (just referring to the Noir board) and quite active, so (first impressions!) it feels 'massive' compared to this, quite secluded and cosy, little corner of IMDb. Just a slight sense of overwhelm really :)

Re: Discussion:What site should we move to?

Well, a few more people is a good idea. We had quite a secluded little club here, a bit more board traffic would be nice.

I guess I'll see you all on the other side then. Off through the wormhole!

Jessica Rabbit
"I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way."

Re: Discussion:What site should we move to? (revisited)

Hi again! Just letting you know that I'm keeping track of suggestions which people are making, but I'll be taking my time in choosing a place to post in the future.

I do look forward to chatting more about mysteries in the future!

~~~~~
Proud to be Canadian!

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