Wikis and IMDB
Is it possible that if someone started a Wiki about movies it would displace IMDB as the biggest online resource about cinema? Basically, could a Wiki ruin IMDB's business model?
Wikis are generally too hard to use for the general
son of parnas
Agreed. Just look at the average level of intelligence displayed in the discussions on imdb. :)
Well, the wikipedia seems to be very thorough. When I meant Wiki I was thinking about a Wikipedia but with movies only.
I for one love IMDB, and doubt a generic application could displace it. Unfortunately they never added more features, AFAIK. I'd loke to
The Wikipedia does that. You can bookmark an article and follow it everytime it's changed.
Ever seen two friends get in a fight about who the star of a dimly-remembered movie was? (The kind of fights that are now resolved by IMDB). What happens when they can both post to the board?
Nope. IMDB has a carefully designed and detailed database schema against which all sorts of interesting and useful queries can be performed, which lends semantic meaning to the data they store, like a massive knowledge framework.
If something like that caught on, wouldn't the number of posters be enough to solve any number of disputes over content? If Michael and John start arguing over whatever, we would soon have someone straighten the whole thing out.
why don't you start one and find out?
People are spamming Wikis to raise google ratings.
If this were the case, the "Film" section on Wikipedia would have already become what you are describing. (Since there are no technical difficulties.)
Who the (*&Y@#$%^^ is going to load every movie, actor, actress, director, grip, gopher, and camera man into a WIKI?
Ok, I quit.
Your question seems to have a big problem. It's that you're focussing on competition ("displacing imdb") rather than doing something for people.
Tayssir John Gabbour
+1 for mistakes on WikiPedia.
How film works? You mean the gelatenous goo with photoreceptive particles suspended in it that changes color when exposed to the light?
No, I think he means "what's a grip?"
I don't know, but I seem to have lost it.
This thread started serious, turned silly in one second and then it was all downhill from there,
True, but going downhill is generally so much easier and faster than the alternatives :)
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