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Hello,

I was just wondering, and it’s a bit of a random question, but what are some of the very first titles that were ever put onto imdb?
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These May not be the first
as the Title Numbers could have been changed
Maybe get an official reply from

Col Needham
IMDb member since October 1990
Founder and CEO of IMDb
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur1000000/

Col Needham
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/people/col_needham
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Carmencita  (1894)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0000001/reference

Le clown et ses chiens  (1892)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0000002/reference

Pauvre Pierrot  (1892)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0000003/reference

Un bon bock  (1892)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0000004/reference

Blacksmith Scene  (1893)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0000005/reference

Chinese Opium Den  (1894)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0000006/reference

Corbett and Courtney Before the Kinetograph  (1894)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0000007/reference

Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze  (1894)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0000008/reference

Miss Jerry  (1894)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0000009/reference

Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory  (1895)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0000010/reference


La Dame Blanche de la Chapelle-Du-Châtelard  (2019)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10431000/reference

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No pages of Odd Numbers for Tites ?

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10431000/ La Dame Blanche de la Chapelle-Du-Châtelard  (2019)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10431001/ -- The requested URL was not found on our server
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10431002/ Filo : Casio  (2019)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10431003/ -- The requested URL was not found on our server

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10431010/ Raatchasi  (2019)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10431011/ -- The requested URL was not found on our server

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9524000/ The Witching Hour (TV Series) The Devil's Hour (2018)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9524001/ -- The requested URL was not found on our server

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https://www.imdb.com/pressroom/stats/
IMDb Statistics As of May 2019
Total Data Items: 336,394,426
Titles: 5,980,614
Names: 9,880,784

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There were no name or title constants in URLs until maybe the late 90s or early 2000s, I believe.
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User Numbers are mixed

karunaranamru
IMDb member since June 7 2019
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur104100000
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Mark
IMDb member since February 2000
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0000001/

jreeves
IMDb member since October 2000
Former staff member of IMDb.
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0000002/

Ron
IMDb member since February 2000
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0000003/

ABernie
IMDb member since November 1999
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0000004/

muzzle
IMDb member since January 1994
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0000005/

Mr. Bug
IMDb member since June 2000
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0000006/

jason-2
IMDb member since February 2001
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0000007/

ryan_lupin1
IMDb member since  ___
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0000008/

94965
IMDb member since  ___
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0000009/

Kurre
IMDb member since March 2000
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0000010/

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Phil-152
IMDb member since February 1999
http://www.imdb.com/user/ur0240000/

bbsadmin
IMDb member since May 1999
IMDb boards administration account.
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0325874/

bliss66
IMDb member since October 1999
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0470000/

2ybnrml
IMDb member since December 1999
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0550000/

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Oh cool! What happened with the first films that were entered?
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They are still there
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Are they among the list above? Sorry for asking, i just love this website a lot, and i’d love to see where it started :)
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There is a same sequence for names of actors.
Fred Astaire is #1
Just change the number sequence (nm) to find out the rest in sequence
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000001/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1

https://www.imdb.com/name/        nm0000001        /?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1


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Yes, everything remains. Nothing is removed that is valid.
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This is really cool.. i always love going back to see where it all started, and these movies added in by the founder? When did imdb start recruiting members?
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IMDb was started in 1990 while Needham was working as an engineer in Bristol at Hewlett-Packard (HP).[1] The site evolved from what was initially his personal movie database, which became an internet bulletin board made from simple records, kept on a succession of early computers and contributed to by several persons, all of whom Needham outlasted.

By the summer of 1996, thanks to IMDb's first film-related advertising campaign (for Independence Day), Needham had quit HP to work on IMDb full-time as a paid employee.[6][7] In 1999, he collected two Webby Awards for IMDb.[8] In February 2017, Needham decided to remove the message boards from IMDb, stating that the message boards "are no longer providing a positive, useful experience for the vast majority of our more than 250 million monthly users worldwide".[9]


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Wow that’s really amazing, ya as i said before, i’m a huuuge fan of films which is why i love this website so much, and what’s even cooler is being able to talk film with other people who share the same interest as me
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Press Room:
Col Needham: IMDb Founder and CEO
https://www.imdb.com/pressroom/bio/
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You should have been here a few years ago...

Message Boards started May 7 1999
New Message Boards started Aug 6 2002
about 266,164,000 messages were posted Aug 6 2002 ... Feb 20 2017

IMDb Message Boards Announcement:
We have decided to disable IMDb's message boards on February 20, 2017.
This includes the Private Message system

Boards Closure FAQ
https://help.imdb.com/article/imdb/new-features-updates/boards-closure-faq/G5HU888HZYE8LF79

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/imdb-message-boards
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Each Name, Movie, TV show had it's own message Board
And there were others...

http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000001/threads/ I Need To Know
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000002/threads/ Best and Worst
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000003/threads/ Games: Other Games
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000004/threads/ Goofs
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000005/threads/ Oscar Buzz to Movie Awards
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000006/threads/ Critics Choices
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000007/threads/ Film General
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000008/threads/ Now Playing
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000009/threads/ Video
   
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000010/threads/ Classic Film
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000011/threads/ Cult Films
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000012/threads/ TV General
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000013/threads/ Classic TV
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000014/threads/ Current Shows
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000015/threads/ Cult TV
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000016/threads/ Trekkers Only!
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000017/threads/ Shop Talk Directors
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000018/threads/ Shop Talk Actors
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000019/threads/ Shop Talk Writers
   
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000020/threads/ Shop Talk Crew
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000021/threads/ Action and Adventure
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000022/threads/ Comedy
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000023/threads/ Drama
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000024/threads/ Horror
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000025/threads/ Independent Films
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000026/threads/ Kids and Family
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000027/threads/ Musicals
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000028/threads/ Romance
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000029/threads/ Science Fiction
   
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000030/threads/ Western
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000031/threads/ Asian Cinema
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000032/threads/ European Cinema
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000033/threads/ Indian Cinema
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000034/threads/ International Cinema
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000035/threads/ Actors and Actresses
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000036/threads/ Directors
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000037/threads/ Screenwriters
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000038/threads/ Composers
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000039/threads/ Other Moviemakers
   
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000040/threads/ IMDb Information
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000041/threads/ Help
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000042/threads/ Contributors Help

http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000043/threads/ The Sandbox
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000044/threads/ The Soapbox
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000049/threads/ Animation
   
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000050/threads/ Documentary
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000051/threads/ Music
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000052/threads/ Books
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000053/threads/ Video Games
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000054/threads/ Crime
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000055/threads/ Sport

http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000070/threads/ Harry Potter
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000071/threads/ Star Wars
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000072/threads/ The Lord Of The Rings
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000073/threads/ Silent
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000075/threads/ James Bond
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000076/threads/ Anime
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000077/threads/ Comic Books

http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000080/threads/ Fantasy
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000081/threads/ Film Noir
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000082/threads/ Politics
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000083/threads/ Food
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000084/threads/ War Films
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000085/threads/ Pets and Animals
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000086/threads/ Biography
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000087/threads/ Martial Arts
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/threads/ IMDb Daily Poll

http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000090/threads/ Film, TV, Celebrity News
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000091/threads/ Collectibles and Memorabilia
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000092/threads/ Box Office
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000093/threads/ Film Festivals
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000094/threads/ Art
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000095/threads/ Short Films
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000096/threads/ Travel and Recreation
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000097/threads/ Automobiles
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000098/threads/ Fashion
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000099/threads/ Plays

http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000100/threads/ Computers and Software
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000101/threads/ The Watercooler
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000102/threads/ BritComs
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000103/threads/ Formats
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000104/threads/ Home Theater Equipment
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000105/threads/ Audio Equipment
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000106/threads/ Gadgets
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000107/threads/ Displays/Projectors
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000108/threads/ Philosophy and Religion
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000109/threads/ Club IMDb

http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000110/threads/ Science and Health
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000111/threads/ Commercials/Advertising
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000112/threads/ Reality TV
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000113/threads/ Thrillers/Suspense
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000114/threads/ Games: Race & Elimination Games
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000115/threads/ Games: Trivia & Quiz Games
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000116/threads/ Emmy Buzz /  Television Awards
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000117/threads/ Teen Films
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000118/threads/ Blu-ray DVD Releases
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000119/threads/ Blu-ray/Hi-Def Equipment

http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000120/threads/ Superheroes and Villains
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000121/threads/ Soaps and Serials
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000122/threads/ Lists and Recommendations
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000123/threads/ Networks
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000124/threads/ Special and Visual Effects
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000125/threads/ Video Games (PC)

http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000126/threads/ Internet Films/Videos
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000127/threads/ Film Art and Cinematography
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000128/threads/ Film History and Meaning
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000129/threads/ Monsters

http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000130/threads/ Philosophy
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000131/threads/ Economics, Business, Money, Finance
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000132/threads/ Paranormal
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000133/threads/ Games: RPG
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000134/threads/ Historical
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000135/threads/ History
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000136/threads/ Health
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000137/threads/ Photography
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000138/threads/ Video Games (Console)
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000139/threads/ Video Games (Portable)

http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000140/threads/ Crime, Police, Detective, Conspiracy
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000141/threads/ Games: Puzzle
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000142/threads/ Blues and Jazz
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000143/threads/ Classical Music
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000144/threads/ Rock
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000145/threads/ Hip-Hop and Rap
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000146/threads/ Sports Films
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000147/threads/ Soundtracks and Scores
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000148/threads/ Golden Globes
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000149/threads/ Electronic Music

http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000150/threads/ Country
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000151/threads/ Home, Real Estate, Cooking, Decorating Shows
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000152/threads/ Summer Movies
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000153/threads/ Epic and Disaster
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000154/threads/ IMDb Mobile
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000155/threads/ Filmmaking Gear
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000156/threads/ Classic TV: The 40s
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000157/threads/ Classic TV: The 50s
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000158/threads/ Classic TV: The 60s
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000159/threads/ Classic TV: The 70s
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000160/threads/ Classic TV: The 80s
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000161/threads/ Classic TV: The 90s
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000162/threads/ Classic TV: The 00s

http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000163/threads/ Womens Film
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000164/threads/ LGBT Film
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000165/threads/ 3D Films
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000166/threads/ Experimental and Avant-Garde

http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000167/threads/ IMDb Data/Submission Policy Changes - IMDb staff member jaimie-k
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000168/threads/ Contributor Data Policy Group: Discussions
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000169/threads/ Contributor Data Policy Group: Suggestions
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000170/threads/ Contributor Data Policy Group: Admin + Guidance
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000171/threads/ Contributor Data Policy Group: Project Keyword 

http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000173/threads/ So Bad They're Good
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000174/threads/ Made-For-TV Films
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000175/threads/ Theater Awards
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000176/threads/ Games: IMDb Quiz
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Talking films, that is done here..........https://www.facebook.com/imdb and here https://www.instagram.com/imdb/ and here https://twitter.com/imdb and here ( which I consider the best) https://www.youtube.com/IMDb/ and here https://www.twitch.tv/IMDb/
But not here. This is for Making Polls and Ideas that make IMDb better and the main reason, Site problems and data correction issues.

Cheers




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Oooh ok ok, still awesome! And you mentioned that nothing valid ever gets removed?
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Hi Allen Lisner,

Col Needham and other fans of film formed the basis for IMDb on the USENET group, rec.arts.movies. USENET groups are now part of Google Groups:
https://groups.google.com/forum/?pli=1#!forum/rec.arts.movies

Movie Database: Frequently Asked Questions List
https://groups.google.com/forum/?pli=1#!searchin/rec.arts.movies/col$20needham/rec.arts.movies/qt2Ym...

Movie Ratings Report Summary
5/12/95
https://groups.google.com/forum/?pli=1#!searchin/rec.arts.movies/col$20needham%7Csort:date/rec.arts....


There are earlier versions of the "Movie Rating Report Summary", however, I wasn't able to find them.