I missed the beta discussion on M&TV, and I just discovered the site today.
I've also been a long-time user of the IMDB forums.
What are the main reasons for creating M&TV, when IMDB discussion boards (example link for Matrix (1999)) have a large user base and considerable amounts of content?
Note that I'm personally happy that M&TV exists, because IMDB forums suffer from very poor user experience, including deleting threads allegedly due to storage limitations (!). My efforts of trying to get IMDB to stop this have been ignored, despite asking in the forums and writing an open letter to IMDB.
Aside from these two considerations, were IMDB message boards considered when creating M&TV SE, and if so, what were the reasons for its creation?