Sound Familiar?


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Iowegia - USA
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Facebook group posts: Q: How many people does it take to change a lightbulb in a Facebook group? 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. 17 purists who use candles and are offended by light bulb discussions. 6 to argue over whether it's 'lightbulb' or 'light bulb'. Another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid. 22 to tell THOSE 6 to stop being jerks. 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. 49 to post memes and gifs (several are of someone eating popcorn with the words added, "I'm just here for the comments.") 19 to post that this page is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a light bulb page. 11 to defend the posting to this page saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant here. 12 to post F. 8 to ask what F means. 7 to post 'Following' but there's 3 dots at the top right that means you don't have to. 3 to say "can't share" 2 to reply "can't share from a closed group" 36 People to post pics of their own light bulbs. 15 People to post "I can't see "..." and use their own light bulbs. 6 to report the post or PM an admin because someone said "..." 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 (insert politician of choice) isn't the brightest bulb. This usually takes place within the first three comments. 50 more to get into personal attacks over their political views. 5 admins to ban the light bulb posters who took it all too seriously. 1 late arrival to comment on the original post 6 months later and start it all over again. grin2
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I have not used Facebook or it's groups, so I have no frame of reference within that context. However, as a member of several online automotive forums, I can say this general thread/reply format recurs within each forum from time to time, and some more than others for sure. As much as I would love to pile on Facebook and decry them for bringing out the worst in its members/contributors, I think this is more a problem inherent to internet discussion sites In general rather than Facebook in particular.
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Nooo fb here. Old school conservative here! Not to mention that I don't think much of the D bag that founded FB
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