Eliminating the IMDb message boards will make the IMDb.com site a dead zone of no better utility than a worn out, yellowed and insect-infested TV guide from 1982. Lively, interactive diverse commentary is the lifeblood of the site and removing it will tear the heart out of a website that has become a veritable internet institution. You should really rethink this rather shocking and backward decision if you are an individual who is party to the message boards' imminent destruction. Social media is the modern alternative you espouse as a replacement, but like many modern and supposedly "better" things, it just isn't fun, nor original, nor better. Think about the cool and fun places that were around when you were a kid but that have now been replaced by the sterile, the corporate, the bland and the ubiquitous. THAT is what you will be turning IMDb.com into if you go ahead with this wrongheaded and misguided "improvement". You will hence be known as the "no-fun" website that drove millions away from your erstwhile succe$$ful Internet Movie Database. I hope you will reconsider this decision and continue the success that the message boards have built for you all along these years, because your alternative is a downright dud. Thank you for reading.