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Some Message Boards of any types, such as Video Games, Books, Sports, Politics, etc (like IMDB had) should be created.

Until now a General Message Board was created and it did have some problems but I think it should be tried again and now with many different ones.

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Did you start this thread because the previous one on the same topic went nowhere, and Travis showed no interest in this tired issue? I wish you luck; but at this point I think you're just talking to yourself. :wink:

@pt100 said:

Did you start this thread because the previous one on the same topic went nowhere, and Travis showed no interest in this tired issue? I wish you luck; but at this point I think you're just talking to yourself. :wink:

No, because in the other topic it was only mentioned the idea of having a global General Message Board. I'm talking about a different thing.

:wink:

The genre-specific, etc., boards idea was discussed before, several times. I don't think Travis even reads these types of thread anymore.

@pt100 said:

The genre-specific, etc., boards idea was discussed before, several times. I don't think Travis even reads these types of thread anymore.

If I'm not wrong Travis never closed the possibility of getting them back.

@Harry Skywalker said:

@pt100 said:

The genre-specific, etc., boards idea was discussed before, several times. I don't think Travis even reads these types of thread anymore.

If I'm not wrong Travis never closed the possibility of getting them back.

And if you are wrong, then he did close the possibility. :wink:

Apparently the GENERAL CHAT board still exists ... because there's a link posted that takes you to last year's ACADEMY AWARD discussion ... but this is what one gets whenever one clicks onto the GENERAL TOPIC HEADING once you get there:

https://www.themoviedb.org/talk/category/58b6f9249251411d1400d256

This page is private You don't seem to have acess to this page. If you believe this to be an error, let us know on the forums.

And then whenever you CLICK the GREEN LINK in the message then it takes you here to this place:

https://www.themoviedb.org/talk

So if someone could please let me know if this ERROR MESSAGE is a MISTAKE ... and/or if it's possible that someone could also let us have access again to the GENERAL CHAT forum ... it would also be appreciated very much.

Also posted a reply back to the AWARDS TOPIC from last year but it doesn't show up in the DISCUSSION section:

https://www.themoviedb.org/talk/58b32e2bc3a368522000a15a?page=5

@pt100 said:

@Harry Skywalker said:

@pt100 said:

The genre-specific, etc., boards idea was discussed before, several times. I don't think Travis even reads these types of thread anymore.

If I'm not wrong Travis never closed the possibility of getting them back.

And if you are wrong, then he did close the possibility. :wink:

And if you are wrong then he did not close the possibility. :wink:

I don't think I want to try the more broad boards again... at least not until I have time to hash them out a bit more (which I don't right now). It's not that I'm opposed to the idea in general, it's just a general lack of time which means I have to be brutally honest about choosing the work I think I can actually finish.

@travisbell said:

I don't think I want to try the more broad boards again... at least not until I have time to hash them out a bit more (which I don't right now). It's not that I'm opposed to the idea in general, it's just a general lack of time which means I have to be brutally honest about choosing the work I think I can actually finish.

Imho, you've got far too many far more important things on your plate, but I wish you luck if you do start a general board(s) again. You and the MODS are going to spending an inordinate amount of time playing whack-a-mole with the trolls.

If it is RUSSIANS who do the TROLLING ...

why can't they be BANNED the same way as the CHINESE BANNED the US from being able to make comments when their DICTATOR decided to do away with TERM LIMITS on his RULE and essentially made himself PRESIDENT or EMPEROR for the rest of his life???

Instead of WHACK a MOLE why not just WHACK and BAN them all in one LUMP SUM by restricting anyone from that area from posting here???

@Invidia said:

If it is RUSSIANS who do the TROLLING ... Instead of WHACK a MOLE why not just WHACK and BAN them all in one LUMP SUM by restricting anyone from that area from posting here???

Because trolls can usually stay a step ahead by getting new email accounts, using proxies, etc. I think IMDb finally learned that lesson and threw in the towel.

What about IP numbers???

Can't Travis ID them in that way???

And then BAN anyone with an IP address from a certain area from joining in the first place???

Wouldn't an email also contain the IP address of someone who tries to create a new account here???

@Invidia said:

What about IP numbers???

Can't Travis ID them in that way???

And then BAN anyone with an IP address from a certain area from joining in the first place???

Wouldn't an email also contain the IP address of someone who tries to create a new account here???

IP addresses are server-dependent, not user-dependent. So if a person uses a different proxy server each time they use this site, it looks like a different location each time. If they get kicked off under one account/email addy, they can always get a new addy/account and use a proxy server again to spoof a different location.

If you have more questions, I suggest that you Google "proxy server" or look it up on Wikipedia.

@Invidia said:

What about IP numbers???

Can't Travis ID them in that way???

And then BAN anyone with an IP address from a certain area from joining in the first place???

Wouldn't an email also contain the IP address of someone who tries to create a new account here???

I once geoblocked any Chinese IP addresses from signing up to a site I was moderating (it was a UK based specialist site and so of little interest to Chinese users apart from the ones signing up to advertise their malware laden products). However, if these really are Russians trying to destabilise the West :rolling_eyes:, they will be quite capable of spoofing their IP addresses - so blocking "Russia" will likely only prevent genuine users from accessing the site.

Thanks for your replies. This proxy stuff is waaaayyyy over my head. But there must be some way to identify them as being RUSSIANS (if they're the ones who TROLLED the GENERAL CHAT area) due to the way our intelligence agencies figured out it was the RUSSIANS who hacked the DNC???

So how do they know it was the RUSSIANS who did that???

And does this mean there's NO WAY we can keep them from doing it again and/or even changing the results of our votes the next time???

And why don't we also just go back to using PAPER BALLOTS again or at least those other lever style machines that weren't hooked up to the INTERNET???

The reasons one suspects it was RUSSIANS who invaded this place is because the GOOFY kind of EXTREMELY RUDE stuff they were saying was so similar to what the other TROLLS said over at the POLICTICS board at imdb.

And because of what you're saying, one also better understands the reason why they shut the place down (like Travis also did the GENERAL CHAT area in this place).

But surely there must also be some way to deal with them besides by WACKING away at them one by one or completely SHUTTING down a place because of them???

Doesn't seem fair that a handful of PEST can ruin things for others the way they've done.

:worried:

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