At the end of February, IMDb will close their message board system. This is the means by which people can express random ideas and opinions about films . . . and whatever else is obsessing them. Anyone who has visited IMDb boards regularly will be well aware that low grade people abuse the system and post messages which are imbecilic, irrelevant, libellous and often obscene. IMDb is avoiding mentioning this as their reason for cancelling the message board arrangement. They have this statement: QUOTE: IMDb is the world's most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content. As part of our ongoing effort to continually evaluate and enhance the customer experience on IMDb, we have decided to disable IMDb's message boards on February 20, 2017. This includes the Private Message system. 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. The decision to retire a long-standing feature was made only after careful consideration and was based on data and traffic. UNQUOTE. Although I have myself sometimes posted messages and have always read messages about films I have watched, I think IMDb have made the right decision. The percentage of seriously unpleasant messages being posted was too high.