Monthly Archives: February, 2017

Quote of the Week #36

“I have become so great as I am because I have won men’s hearts by gentleness and kindliness.”

– Salahuddin al-Ayubi رحمه الله


Quote of the Week #35

“If you want to destroy any nation without war, make adultery or nudity common in the young generation.”

– Salahuddin al-Ayubi رحمه الله



The Death of IMDb’s Message Boards – The Reactions (Part 2)

See par 1 here and part 3 here.

This is the archived copy of the second board closure thread. Please note this thread had yet to be completed at the time that I pulled it.

EDIT: This is an old version. See the updated one here.

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TV Review: Meri Zaat Zarrae Benishan: Episode #1.5

Now that she’s at her aunt’s house, Sarah has an opportunity to dig deeper into her mother’s past. Everyone she asks gets teary-eyed and walks out of the room, so she looks herself for clues, and finds shocking evidence that Arfeen and her mother were once married. Meanwhile, the flashback segments show Afreen who has travelled abroad to study, and his family’s frustration (in particular his mother) at him phoning Saba constantly but showing almost complete disregard for his own family.

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The Death of IMDb’s Message Boards – The Reactions (Part 1)

See part 2 here and part 3 here.

In early February IMDb announced that it would be discontinuing its message boards. It goes without saying that, like all internet forums, the IMDb boards had their share of trolls and bullies, but it would be a tremendous discredit to the users of the board not to acknowledge the vast amount of intelligent and approachable users, some of whom have been on the site for almost two decades. Warm and inviting sets of communities developed overtime – some notable ones being the Film General board, the IMDb Poll Board, the Classical Film board and the Movie Awards board – and they remained a well-liked hub of film discussion. It is worth mentioning that many of these people would have nobody to communicate and exchange discourse with about the kinds of films they watch with people they know – such knowledge and love for movie was only available to them through the forums.

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Quote of the Week #34

“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.”

– Rumi