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  1. skribb

    skribb New Member

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    I seem to be seeing that this board isn't gaining many new members. Shame :/
     
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    You noticed that too...I think a big part of the problem is that refugees don't even know this place exists.
     
  3. High Plains Drifter

    High Plains Drifter Very Active Member

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    Hey I've posted about it countless times on FB. Most people reply and say go to movie chat or imdb2. They're ok boards, but they are kinda crowded at times. I've even noticed some boards/threads go unanswered for a few weeks. With the sites have a few thousand people but it depends on where the crowd is. If I want to debate TWD or shows like that great. I don't know I think many went here and there. Some like this or that. It's still early to tell. Who knows when the dust settles more might find their way here. Everything is still new. Maybe when a few sites drop the ball or whatever else? I guess everyone is still feeling sites, crowds out, and still debating. There's nothing wrong with being a member of a few sites.
     
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  4. streak1981

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    I may be odd, but I like coming here & speaking to familiar people. I have yet to see one troll attack this board, & I've been here for over two months.
     
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  5. chainsaw_metal1

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    I feel the same way. When I first signed up at IMDb, it was, for the most part, fans talking about movies, TV, actors, etc. The last couple of years it was difficult to have any discussion that didn't immediately devolve into political attacks, claims of racism/misogyny/homophobia, and constant name calling and insult hurling if you disagreed with something someone said. @ant-mac and I (and I think @The Seeker ) all had run-ins with people who had little interest in actually discussing shows, but would come on the boards merely to throw around some insults and pretend that we were jerks because we pointed it out. I don't miss that.

    I have thought about checking out some other sites, but this feels like home now. Except @DeJoHnNiE won't let me put my feet on the couch.
     
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  6. ant-mac

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    Yes, we have a strict policy about couches here.

    I'm afraid it's strictly BYO. :emoji_wink:
     
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  7. High Plains Drifter

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    I was on The Movie Board, and one thing that I hated on there and this goes for any board. Any posts asking about sex, positions, gettiness, what sounds you make on the toilet, etc, really turned me away from those boards. In my eyes, I think types shouldn't be on there, but if that's what those forums want and crowd then keep them. They were talking about a few trolls in one post I was reading. I guess the trolls on there hang around TWD boards.
    If I overstep anywhere you guys let me know. I only posted what teen movies I could recall to get that area working. Horror pretty well Omega has that covered. Which I have no arguments there since most of them I seen or own. I'm always thinking where and what can I add to help out. I post the link from time to time and tell others on FB about here. Most are still drawn to Movie Chat, and Movie Board. I guess just play it by ear, and maybe in the next months being summer movies we might get more on here.
     
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  8. duzit

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    Silly, serious question, what does TWD stand for?:emoji_confused:
     
  9. High Plains Drifter

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    The Walking Dead
     
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  10. ant-mac

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    Cheers.

    I had no idea what you were talking about either.
     
  11. duzit

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    @High Plains Drifter,
    Thanks, I never watch TWD, so I needed that cleared up. There are many times an abbreviation is
    used & I have no idea what is being talked about. Feel stupid asking, but how else to learn...
     
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  12. streak1981

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    I remember years back (I'm talking at least ten years here) I had to close down my first account on IMDb & start a new one because the drama got to be freaking RIDICULOUS. I called out this one moron for being false (I doubt "she" was even female, that's how phony that person was), & suddenly I'M the bad one for pointing it out. This person claimed to be in her early twenties, married, Irish, & pregnant. Had nearly everyone fooled... Then the "baby" was born, & "she" posted a link to a photo of some random baby. One night "she" & I were chatting, & "she" told me that she was involved w/ some teenaged idiot from the UK. I reamed her out for it, because after all, "she's" supposedly married w/ a new kid. So I put her on blast on the message boards, & everyone except this one other female sided w/ her & harassed the hell out of me. So, I had no choice but to close down that account & start a new one.

    Hilarious part is that months to a year later, the same dumbass was spreading a different story on two other websites (Myspace & some goth meeting site, I believe), this time claiming that she was involved w/ a female, & that she was pregnant w/ her "first baby". The two of us were laughing a few weeks later, because "she" confirmed she was full of shit when she claimed that she had the baby, & posted the same damned photo of the random baby that she used on the IMDb boards before.

    Anyway, that's just one example of the abject lunacy that those boards were full of... Anyone remember that idiot who would troll the boards to talk shit about whatever was popular at the moment (he also trolled the Soapbox board)? I remember haunting his dumb ass to post a link to an Encyclopedia Dramatica page that discussed the idiot in detail (along w/ some hilarious pictures). If I could remember his main screen name, I'd post the link for a few shits & giggles.
     
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  13. chainsaw_metal1

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    That "chick" sounds like a winner. Some folks just need attention, I guess.

    The folks that really got me were the ones who would mainly post on one board, and would complain intensely about the movie/show/actor, and attack anyone who liked it/them. In particular, there were two women who used to haunt the board for The Big Bang Theory. Both of them absolutely hated Kaley Cuoco. They constantly made posts that consisted of little more than "what a whore" and "she's a slut", referring to both the actress and the character of Penny. If anyone started a thread about how hot she was, they instantly jumped on to rag on the actress and go on about how men are stupid because they like her.

    Anyway, people started finally jumping them about their BS. A few pointed out that they obviously had nothing better to do than constantly be on the boards talking trash, to which they would turn it around on the poster, saying that they had nothing better to do, and go on with the name calling. I had been reminded of it in the final days of the boards, because a few folks were doing the exact same thing over on the board for The Flash.

    And then there was the guy who asked me what age I was because I told him that if he didn't like a show, he could just, you know, change the channel. Um, yeah, I'm the immature, irrational one.
     
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  14. streak1981

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    As it is, the world is becoming chock-full of complete dumbasses.
     
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  15. ant-mac

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    Becoming?
     
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  16. streak1981

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    Touche...
     
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