The Internet Movie Database is one of the largest online databases for TV and film. It gives us information on more than 4.1 million titles and 7.7 million stars from across the globe. It is safe to say that the database will only continue to grow in the future.
The IMDb message boards were introduced back in 2001 and have been a huge part of the site, but after 16 years the company has decided to shut them down.
The IMDb message boards are one of the most frequently used features on the website, but it will no longer be offered to users, and they are also going to take away the ability to message other users privately. So if you use these features, it is a sad day.
“After in-depth discussion and examination, we have concluded that IMDb’s message boards are no longer providing a positive, useful experience for the vast majority of our more than 250 million monthly users worldwide,” IMDb said in a statement on its website, noting that it decided to make this decision after careful consideration that was based on data and traffic.
Many users are upset about this decision and are pointing out that with no message boards and ability to message other users privately they don’t really see a reason to return to IMDb anymore. Regardless, the boards will be gone on February 19th.