Posting Comments on Lists without a Facebook Account.

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I tried to add my comment here: http://www.imdb.com/list/Dyo3eVe84JM/?ref_=bio_rls_3 
but couldn't. The problem is "Comment using..." What is that all about? I don't
have a Facebook account and I'm never going to have a Facebook account. Is there
a way for me to leave a comment?

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Hi markfilipak -

IMDb uses Facebook comments on our news stories and lists to enhance the quality of
discussion on IMDb.  Unfortunately, if you don't have a Facebook account you won't be able to comment at this time, however, you are still able to read the existing comments.

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Well, then damn well fix it. You have means for people to sign in using Hotmail, Yahoo, and Facebook. But registered users of IMDb and Google users cannot. I think this is biased. I don't buy your reasoning. Facebook sucks anyway and they are losing Facebook users and I am so so glad. Facebook steals users private information and passing it on to everyone. That is invasion of our privacy. We have constitutional rights to privacy. We should find out the CEO's private information and splatter it all over the internet like he does ours. Fair is fair. Facebook needs to be shut down, seriously. It's a loser site.
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Daphne,

I liked your reply as much as you liked mine, but since I'm not a Facebook user, I can push the 'Like' link all I want and you'll not know it.  ....but now you do! Cheers!
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"IMDb uses Facebook comments on our news stories and lists to enhance the quality of discussion on IMDb."

You have 'enhanced' it out of the reach of a number of people. Anyone who does not have Facebook is now unable to comment on lists. The same is true for people like me who have different email accounts for IMDb and Facebook.  I have a specific account for twitter and Facebook and do not want all the messages I get from IMDb filling it up. Therefore, I too am unable to comment.

It seems to me that IMDb is no longer respecting the people who are primarily interested in Films in order to cater to those who are more interested in the social aspects of the sit.
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Exactly how does facebook enhance imdb?
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Susan Jensen

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It doesn't enhance it. They just are helping out FB so FB can get our information. FB has been taking everyone's information for years to help advertisers and the big kicker is is that they give all our info to the government. Once you sign up on FB you have permanently lost your privacy. Don't sign up on it or you will be sorry. Suckerberg is a pullock tosser/wanker. He is another one of the illuminati. He helps the government for brownie points and money. He is pure evil.
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Well, the loss of Phil Hoffman shows there's bigger tragedies than not being able to leave a comment on an IMDB page, but not being able to leave a comment still sucks! Kindly convey my utter disappointment to the web-devs. In the meantime, I'm crushed flat.

PS: How the heck does Facebook "enhance the quality of discussion on IMDb"? The quality of my comments is missing.
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Exactly. I comment on films because I enjoy films and discussing films, I have no interest whatsoever in facebook and resent being told to get hundreds of 'friends' just so I can comment on films.
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Can you please sort out this mess? I am unable to comment simply because I refuse to have a facebook account. This is discrimination on a large scale, and you cannot force people to use a service if they don't want to.
Get your fingers out and sort it out IMDB. You used to be a site for the people, now it seems you are a site against the people.
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They aren't forcing you to use the service. You can choose not to comment or you can choose to go through the steps required to do so. There's no forcing of anything. The entire thing is optional.
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Yes they are. They are forcing people to use a service that has nothing to do with IMDB. I choose to comment AND not use Facebook, but I guess you pea sized intellect cannot make the difference or understand this. Go spread your propaganda some place else.
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Vincent,

Xavier is being abusive, but you deserve it. No matter whether you are a Champion or not, you act like a troll. If you can't be helpful, don't post anything.

Thank You.
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Sorry if you think I was abusive, it wasn't my intention at all and I apologise.
I was simply portraying today's attitude towards a total lack of privacy and it's link to ignorance of what privacy is. To not see this, to me, means there is a propensity for intellect to dwindle throughout the population, especially the ones using services like Facebook without any concerns for their own well-being or the one of others. Facebook is a wonderful service, unfortunately it is being used by people with little or no interest in others, to the contrary of what they would like us believe, and it is used in a sly way, to gather information at people's expense.
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Xavier,

I suspect you will be a happier person if you concentrate on what you want instead of what other people are doing or what other people are spoiling. It doesn't help to call someone a "pea brain" and, in fact, it hurts both the person who you disrespect and YOU. If you want to make the World a better place, make Xavier a happier person. Okay?

Peace & Love.
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I'm not sure how pointing out an obvious truth would be considered trolling but lets put this in really simple terms:

Comments are not required to use the site, you are not forced to comment and you are therefore not forced to use facebook or anything else that you do not wish to use.

If you do not wish to participate in the optional parts of the site (such as commenting), then stick to the core features which is browsing the database and does not even require logging in let alone commenting.

If you choose to participate in an optional section of the website you can not claim you were forced to do so unless you ignore the fact that you chose to do it.

Commenting is not mandatory, therefore nothing is being forced on anyone.

I am as helpful as I can be when the issue at hand is literally not understanding the difference between something that is optional and something that is actually being forced on you. I'm sorry if you are offended by simple explanations. But calling something that is optional: "forced" is not logical.
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you can not claim you were forced
Okay.  Let me borrow your logic, Vincent.
By essentially the same reasoning, would you agree that DavidAH_Ca cannot claim (as he did in a 2014 reply above) that "... anyone who does not have Facebook is now unable to comment on lists"?

"Forced" is a strong word, and (to some degree) "unable" is too.  But just as we are not "forced" to join and use Facebook, likewise we are not "unable" to use it.  (Opting out of an available choice does not change the fact that the option remains readily available.)  (-;

OK I'm twisting David's meaning there, just to make a point.  My point is that everybody understands that we are not being "forced" to use FB.  Nonetheless, we cannot comment on lists without using FB.  Arguments over rhetoric are beside the point.  So let's stay on point:  Some of us would like to have the option to comment on lists without using Facebook.
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Nobody:

And you can make a suggestion thread for it and collect a list of how many people want that as well.

But in the mean time, if you've been around here a while then you know changes don't come swiftly and we very frequently just need to deal with the reality of what is here for now (and that "now" may last for years)

If that's the direction you want to go it would be most helpful as a new topic and not as a bump to a question that is considered answered.

As for
 My point is that everybody understands that we are not being "forced" to use FB
I would like to agree, except I was called a troll for essentially pointing that out (but with different wording)

Semantics?
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@markfilipak Ok, I'll concentrate on what I want. What I want is to be able to post without being FORCED (That's for Vincent as his logic seems to come from another world) to have to open a Facebook account. And to answer your one word question; No, it's not okay.
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... not as a bump to a question that is considered answered.
I replied just one hour after you replied.
Was my reply an unwarranted "bump"?  Have I no right to speak here?
I'm so terribly sorry.  Please accept my very humblest of apologies.
I'll exit the discussion now.
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Why all the bitching and complaining. I agree that a person can leave a comment without using FB. Free country...right? FB only wants your personal information to pass on to the government. This all has to do with privacy. If a person has to sign up on FB then your privacy is long gone. Anyway, this is getting way to long. What is it to you that a person wants to make a comment without using FB to make the comment? Do you have some vested interest in it Mr. Shill? Remember, you can't use the commode to take a shit unless you sign up on FB.
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Hi Susan Jensen,
Why all the bitching and complaining. I agree that a person can leave a comment without using FB [facebook].
You do?... You did?... How did you leave a comment without using facebook?
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I used a friends FB because the freaking pullocks won't let a person post otherwise which is so dumb. Ah, they're all working for the gov to spy on us.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled [ Add Comments to Lists with FaceBook ? ? ].

Looking at IMDb Users Lists and I wanted to Add Comments

Add a Comment...
Log into your Facebook account to use this social plugin.
Email or Phone: [_________]
Password: [_________]
Why do I need a Facebook account to Add a Comment to a IMDb list
I am already logged in with my IMDb account

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List comments NOT handled
IMDb has limited list comments to Facebook users.
If one does not use Facebook, one cannot comment on IMDb lists
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/list_comments_not_handled
by Bill Goode
Posted 5 years ago

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IMDB user comments and not just FB commentators on lists?
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/imdb_user_comments_and_not_just_fb_commentators_on_lists
by Latzer
Posted 5 years ago

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Ask Facebook to add IMDB to their comments plugin
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/ask_facebook_to_add_imdb_to_their_comments_plugin
by Emperor, Champion
Posted 5 years ago

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Posting Comments on Lists without a Facebook Account
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/_comment_using_huh
by markfilipak
Posted 4 years ago

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From Merged Message

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls063486168/
Westerns- Dogs and their partners.
created - 01 Sep 2016
by road-traveled
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur10216272/

1 Comment
Carolyn Baylies
https://www.facebook.com/carolyn.baylies
Why don't you show the pictures of these dogs.


Well....  with 90% of posts here at GS are about Lists and Polls it seems (some polite word needed) that WE can not comment on a List w/o Facebook

I wanted to add a list of similar lists to lists in Comments

this does not work...

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/-list-of-lists

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook
Facebook is an American online social media and social networking service company
based in Menlo Park, California.
Its website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook has more than 2.2 billion monthly active users as of January 2018
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IMDb 89,320,000 Users
hamzamehmood-43341
IMDb member since June 21 2018
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur89320000

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMDb



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I don't have a Facebook account and will never have one.  They are biased, racist and democrats.  Blahhh!!!  I can do without that kind of drama.  I wonder why I stick around IMDB when they've taken away the comment forums for actors and movies.  And you can only reply to someone's list or poll if you have a FB account.  IMDB has short sighted themselves because more than 89M people have Google+ accounts, plus there is Yahoo, Live Mail, Disquis and many more venues to make comments other than FB.  But what do you bet that FB has a contract with IMDB to use only their comment section, which is most likely why IMDB members are denied alternate choices.
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Except Google Plus is going byebye.
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IMDb 94,950,000 Users now
fqs-99294
IMDb member since November 9 2018
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur94950000
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google+ 
an Internet-based social network that is owned and operated by Google.

In October 2018, Google announced that it was shutting down Google+ for consumers,
citing low user engagement and a software error,
first reported by The Wall Street Journal,
that potentially exposed the data of hundreds of thousands of users.
Google indicated that Google+ would operate until August 2019,
allowing users to download and migrate their information

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