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How many forum members does it takes to change a light bulb?

March 21st, 2006 (11:02 am)

current mood: cold

Pick an internet forum. Any internet forum....

q: How many forum members does it takes 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 bulb could have been changed differently
7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs
1 to move it to the Lighting section
2 to argue then move it to the Electricals section
7 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs
5 to flame the spell checkers
3 to correct spelling/grammar flames
6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" ... another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid
3 standards zealots to point out that light bulbs have been deprecated in the LB 2.1 spec
1 to call upon everybody to ignore this deprecation
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
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
3 to post about links they found from the URL's that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group
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 Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs"
1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again

*hugs LiveJournal*


Posted by: The Entity Formerly Known As Slowfox (tefkas)
Posted at: March 21st, 2006 03:13 am (UTC)

The one forum trick that would be kinda neat to deploy in LJ is, when viewing your own MRE, to have the post with the most recent activity (posting date or comment) at the top of the list.

That way, it'd be immediately obvious when someone comments on a post that you made a couple of months/years back (which can happen).

Yes, I *know* that email notification handles that side of things, but to have MRE come up in 'event' order would remove that step.

Don't think it'd work with the friends' page, though.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: March 21st, 2006 03:26 am (UTC)
Booster Dawn 2 [houses7177]

Hmmm.. that would be nice, but logically it would only work on your own personal LJ. We do have something similiar already in 'My LJ' but I assume what you want is the ability to have your Recent Entries section sorted by 'last replied to'.

Posted by: uninvitedCat (uninvitedcat)
Posted at: March 21st, 2006 04:41 am (UTC)

Hee! This makes me so glad that I don't really follow any Forums!

Posted by: Lea (lea_hazel)
Posted at: March 21st, 2006 07:43 am (UTC)


I've long ago concluded that only small forums are tolerable.

Posted by: Marc (uclamaverick)
Posted at: March 21st, 2006 07:59 am (UTC)

This reminds me of why I don't participate in message boards anymore. Thanks!

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Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: March 21st, 2006 12:31 pm (UTC)
Fucking serious [samiamicons]

No, this should be in the Electricals section. Really, some people. *eye-roll*

Posted by: tweedisgood (tweedisgood)
Posted at: March 26th, 2006 04:24 pm (UTC)

Fantastic! *Links and bookmarks*

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