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post #1 of 27 Old 12-26-2014, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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The ways of a forum (joke thread)

After @Jim-Australia did his introduction post and said this is his first forum to join, I thought I post an example of how forums work:
How many forum posters does it take...
To change a light bulb

1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed.

14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulbcould have been changed differently.

7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs.

6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" ...

Another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid.

2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is "lamp".

15 know-it-alls who claim they were in the industry, and that "light bulb" is perfectly correct.

19 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb forum.

11 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this forum.

36 to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for this technique and what brands are faulty.

5 People to post pics of their own light bulbs.

15 People to post "I can't see S$%^!" and their own light bulbs.

7 to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs.

4 to post that the URL's were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL's.

13 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too".

5 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy.

4 to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"

13 to say "do a search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs".

1 to bring politics into the discussion by adding that Barrack O. isn't the brightest bulb.

4 more to get into personal attacks over their political views.

1 moderator threatening lock the light bulb thread.

1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again.
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Jeez, i didn't know it it was going to be that difficult. Very funny though. JIM
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You'd be surprised how close that really is. I've been on a few forums and every one is the same in that sense.

Oh, and as moderator I will say I can only take so much of this!!!

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Because this is not my first online forum (quite far from it, in fact), here's one of my favorite mod responses to the inevitable decline into a trolls vs fanbois war:

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Illuminating! (pun intended)
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BUMP
(sorry guys, I couldn't help it)

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BUMP
(sorry guys, I couldn't help it)
There was nothing in the original post about bumping!
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Taking my kid out for his first beer…
While reading an article last night about fathers and sons, memories came flooding back of the time I took my son out for his first beer. Off we went to our local pub only five blocks from our house and I got him a Guinness. He didn’t like it, so I drank it. Then I got him a Kilkenny’s, he didn’t like that either, so I drank it. I got him a Budweiser. He didn’t like it, so I drank it Finally, I thought he might like some Harp Lager? He didn’t. So I drank it.
So, I thought maybe he’d like whiskey better than beer, so we tried a Jameson’s, nope! Still, in desperation, I had him try Jack Daniels. He wouldn’t even smell it. What could I do but drink it!
Well, my friend, by the time I realized he just didn’t like to drink, I was so shi!t-faced I could hardly push his stroller.

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