Ask Facebook to add IMDB to their comments plugin

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I mentioned this in a discussion on the main IMDB forum a while back when the FB comments plugin was first added to lists because:

* Some people don't have FB accounts - like me

* Some people don't want to link their FB accounts with their IMDB ones

and, of course, it is weird to have a feature on your site, which people logged into the site can't use.

FB has coded their plugin to allow more sites (like Google, Twitter, MySpace, etc.) but not activated this because of disputes with the companies:
http://www.insidefacebook.com/2011/03...

However, IMDB plays nice with FB and is hardly a small site in its own right, so it doesn't seem unreasonable to ask if they'd make this an option.

An admin in that discussion said it seemed a good idea and they'd pass it on, but I wanted to give it a mention here to make sure the idea hasn't got overlooked as it is important to quite a lot of us.
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Bump. This solution would be ideal.
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i support this 100%
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It would seem that IMDb would force people to FB to comment. That is not kosher. It has been disingenuous of IMDb to make it appear that non-FB users can post to IMDb lists, when they cannot.

IMDb should create its own comment thread, independent of Facebook.
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IMDB had its own comments thread and got rid of it for the FB plugin, so I doubt that is ever coming back soon, which is why I rolled with the punches and suggested the simplest solution is to get FB to allow IMDB users to login in with their details. After all, IMDB has hundreds of thousands of users so is hardly small fry in its own right.
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I refuse to join any social media: FB, Twits, etc.
So I shall edit my lists to add the following comment:
IMDB will not allow me to read your comments unless I join Facebook.
I don't wish to. So if you'd like to comment directly to me, please-mail me at showbiz@lobo.net, and I'll post you comments within my intro to my lists.
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I suppose that since IMDb has shown FB the courtesy of a plugin, then FB should show the same courtesy to IMDb with a plugin. It would just be a mutual courtesy. Better, IMDb should run its own comment section for lists, just as they do for separate films.

Somehow I don't think I would like the IMDb plugin on Facebook. Then my IMDb comments would appear on Facebook, which I wanted to not happen.
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Well that might the topic for another thread, but if there was an IMDB plugin in FB, you'd be allowed to select the level of privacy you'd want, as you can with the FB plugin (with the option not to post the comments to your FB page).

However, I think IMDB might need a fully functional API before it could develop plugins for other sites, but that'd be an idea - have ones for bloggers to put it in their sidebar for example - perhaps allow them to stream their ratings, or embed a list. Hmmmmm, I might just ponder that and post a suggestion. There are some IMDB plugins, like these for Wordpress, but they are pretty simple and not very useful:
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/t...

The actual official one is a pale and timid wee beastie:
http://www.imdb.com/plugins
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Here's another problem - if you don't have an FB account, you can't report abusive posts in the comments on your own lists (or anyone elses). Which means if you don't have an FB account, you really need to turn the comments off. The ironic upshot of this is that the quality of posts to a list could go down, compared to those from the IMDB comment system. Now we all people to create accounts using their FB login, we are also now in the odd situation where the old system of comments would have allowed more people to contribute to list comments (especially as you can also login using Google, and register an account through Amazon, none of which are allowed by the FB comments system) and it would have all been possible for everyone to get problematic posts removed.

So using FB social plugin is actually worse on the two most important counts (visits and abuse reporting) than it would be through the old system. Surely that is a good argument to bring the IMDB comments back. Update: An argument I now make here:
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi...
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Yes, Emperor, I'm with you all the way on this. There is no reason to mix IMDb & FB accounts. FB is far too political and IMDb is for entertainment, not to support political issues, or to expose one's feelings about movies to nosy government officials.
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Oh those nosy government officials will always find a way!! ;)
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Haha. This topic, its comments and their replies were created way before the Facebook scandal of Cambridge Analytica and the popular allegations of Russian-federal-state-sanctioned manipulation of the political campaign aspects of American social media.
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Jeorj Euler

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/-add-comments-to-lists-with-facebook
[ Add Comments to Lists with FaceBook ? ? ]
Posted June 21 2018
by ACT_1

Just merged with

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/_comment_using_huh
Posting Comments on Lists without a Facebook Account.
Posted 4 years ago
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So it will not be seen or get a reply from Staffers

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Hi, ACT_1. Well, that was a shitty thing for whichever staffer or champion who did it to do.
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The Facebook scandal is irrelevant to this issue.  Facebook, regardless of whether it tracks anyone, has been very politically motivated for a long time.  As opposed to IMDb & Amazon, which are not supposed to be so politically motivated.
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O, it is relevant enough. Reason enough for IMDb to not want to have anything to do with Facebook.
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Little bit o History ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook%E2%80%93Cambridge_Analytica_data_scandal
The Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal involves
the collection of personally identifiable information of up to 87 million Facebook users
and almost certainly a much greater number that Cambridge Analytica began collecting in 2014.



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Pleace!
I haven't FB accounts... support 100%
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I hate the "NSA" sponsored Facebook which basically takes one's private information and sells it to the highest bidder.  I do not have a Facebook account and will not get one to leave comments on your stories.  I can't believe you force people into joining that fascist website in order to express our opinions.

I am sure IMDB will be one of the first websites to sponsor the new Facebook chip implants so they can take control of the human race.

Can you tell that I watch way too many movies, but please don't make us use Facebook and yes they are corporatocracy lapdogs. All hail Mark Zuckerberg.