I know what you all want me to do right now. Yes, you want me to comment on all the journals being written as of late concerning some of these topics. I know...that you want me to rant about how it is getting old and unoriginal, but NO, I won't. And why? Because I will just be feeeding into the problem. There's an old joke I read once that reminds me of the current situation. I beg of you all to read this, since everyone seems to be noticing the problem, but doing nothing to change it: (note, the title of the joke was changed to fit this forum :))

How Many Mibbians does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed
16 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently
6 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs
27 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs
50 to flame the spell checkers
48 to correct spelling/grammar flames
6 to argue over whether it's lightbulb? or light bulb
...another 6 to condemn those 6 as anal-retentive
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
154 to email the participants ISPs complaining that they are in violation of their acceptable use policy
118 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb forum
203 to demand that cross posting to hardware forum, off-topic forum, and lightbulb forum about changing light bulbs be stopped
111 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this forum
306 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
1 to ask if when buying a new bulb they should go for a screw or bayonet type
98 to argue that their version of screw in or bayonet is better than the other and always will
27 to post URLs where one can see examples of different light bulbs
14 to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URLs
3 to post about links they found from the URLs that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group
33 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "me too"?
12 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy
19 to quote the "me toos" to say "me three"
4 to suggest that posters request the light bulb FAQ
44 to ask what is a FAQ
4 to say didn't we go through this already a short time ago?
143 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

See Mibba Journal Lurkers, this is what you have become. A joke. HAAR HAR HARRRR!! <3
October 28th, 2010 at 12:19am