annoyed that as a 16 year member of IMDB I do have to sign up for the forums

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you guys at IMDB ever heard of SSO? Single-Sign On? I heard about it 18 years ago and worked with my clients to implement it. Now it is 2018 and you still require that as a pre-existing IMDB member, I do have to sign up for IMDB Community Conversations, as if that is an entity separate from IMDB? that's lame. I wonder why the IMDB IT Manager did not suggest this earlier - low pay, stupid superiors, or incompetence? any way I see it is making participation in community discussion unnecessarily troublesome for your members and I see no rational reason (other than being max penny pinching) to leave it so. Once again, it is 2018. The problem with SSO dealt with systems 10 years ago. I am shocked how back in time your most capable IT minds are, agreeing with making a single already registered user to waste more time to register to the forums, which is 2-3 minutes. For 100,000 users that is 200,000-300,000 seconds of wasted time. And you're OK with this? I guess you are, as long as you consider itself as a monopoly, a branch of another de facto monopoly, Amazon.
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bechemot99, please keep in mind that a) IMDb is there since 1990 and b) GetSatisfaction is specifically a platform which more often then not offers services to create a separate Help forum. My best guess is that larger websites would like to keep that somewhere else, because otherwise it will ensue in a huge mess. 
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Do you normally advertise your email address on public forums.
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Hi there,

The IMDb Support community is hosted on an external 3rd party website (GetSatisfaction), where you will be able to get answers from customer service and other IMDb members. Often the community provides answers and solutions faster than our staff can respond directly.

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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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Thank you Claire.
Happy New Year.
I tried to send you a direct e-mail.
Did you get it?
CliffJ Me.
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Ed, at one time or another, you were contacted by Claire via a person-specific IMDb·Com email address? I've only had one IMDb employee contact me outside of the support email address, and it was regarding the platform upgrade to Title Reference View.
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Can't talk here.