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This newly-launched version of the boards features a number of visual and functional changes, including incorporation of our new avatars.
This change is (currently) only on the IMDb.com website -- mobile apps and the mobile-optimized version of the site (m.imdb.com) are not affected.
Although this change will be eventually be permanent, it is currently offered as an opt-in/opt-out for a brief period while we are testing it and evaluate performance and your feedback.
What's new from a visual standpoint:
- Incorporation of avatars on all views and posts
- Visual style has been updated to match the main site
- Switch between view styles (nest, flat, etc) on client (fast!) rather than the server
- Original poster is highlighted in posts
- IMDb staff are highlighted in posts.
- More information in the header of the post.
To improve performance we removed some little-used features:
- Themes (user selectable color backgrounds)
- Publicly facing "website" and "email" fields
To opt-in and test the new boards, please look for the announcement at the top of page in any of the boards and click on 'Try it Now' (see image below). During this testing phase you'll be able to return to the old board style if you click on 'Switch Back'.