A Day in the Life of a Facebook Group Admin/Moderator

By | August 28, 2019
I did not write this. It came from a Facebook group I belong to.

Q: How many people does it take to change a light bulb on Facebook?

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 jackasses.

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.

249 to post memes and GIFs.

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.

16 to post “Following” but there’s 3 dots at the top right that means you don’t have to.

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 ask if the brands of light bulbs used are worth the money.

19 to tell them that if they like the light bulbs, buy them.

5 people to post pics of their own light bulbs.

7 to post URLs where one can see examples of different light bulbs.

5 to post to the page that they will no longer post or are leaving because they cannot handle the $!%cking light bulb controversy.

6 to report the post or PM an admin because someone said “f÷×$”.

22 to ask if there is a flounce in progress.

349 to post flounce memes.

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.

473 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 six months later and start it all over again.

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