The CW posted this morning on their site that they would be closing their message boards tomorrow December 14th. The lack of notice has left many fans upset.
Here’s the message that was posted this morning:
The CWTV.com Lounge Message Boards will be closing on Wednesday, December 14th.
The conversation continues on our active FACEBOOK pages. “Like”them now: cwtv.com/facebook.
Also be sure to follow @cw_network on TWITTER.
Thank you for being valued community members and CW Viewers!
Alright, I’m going to go on a bit of rant here, so bear with me…
Message boards seem to get neglected for social media pretty regularly these days – especially by the networks. However, Facebook and Twitter don’t provide the fan family that fans want. You can’t engage in conversation about the latest episode of your favorite series on these sites the way you can on a message board. Message boards are about geeking out with fellow fans that feel just as strongly as you do about your shows. If you want a real fan family – that’s just where you go. Thousands of friendships have been made through fan message boards, and I, for one, still believe it’s the better platform for geeking out about our favorite TV shows. By the fans – for the fans, that’s the way it should it should be.
To end my rant – I’ll say if any of you guys from The CW message boards need a new home – check out our forums. We’re one of the only places online where you can talk with fellow fans about your favorite TV series and movies – and win cool prizes while doing it! We’re completely by the fans, for the fans – so give us a try!
CW – I think you guys made a mistake closing up shop on your boards. You guys had a lot of loyal fans posting on your site – I don’t know if they’ll all be so willing to move their conversations over to Facebook. I guess time will tell.
What do you guys think about this news? Seriously uncool on CW’s part? Sound off in our comment section below!