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Atheist Empire Group Info
October 4, 2005

Group Information

  • Members: 1039
  • Category: Atheism
  • Founded: Nov 5, 1998 along with the acompanying website atheistempire.com
  • Language: English

Founder/ Moderator:
Michael Pain

contact: atheistempire-owner@yahoogroups.com

Assistant Moderator:
HumanCarol
contact:
humanist@ameritech.net

 

MISSION:

To serve as a welcoming forum for discussions pertaining to the disbelief in gods and religion.

JOINING:

All are free to join and participate.

It is recommended that you set email to 'Special Notices' or 'Daily Digest'. If you select 'Individual Emails' you will get an email for every message posted.

All new members first posts are moderated in order to cut down on amount of spam. Moderators will approve or disapprove new members posts as quickly as possible (sorry for any inconvenience)

 

UNPOPULAR OPINIONS:

All opinions are welcome, even those of believers. However simply posting propaganda is not acceptable and will likely be deleted. This is a discussion forum, not a church. No preaching!

ADVERTISING:

Tasteful, on-topic advertising in moderation is allowed at moderator discretion.

MODERATOR DUTIES:

The job of the moderators is not to make everyone happy but rather to keep the group active and healthy.

PROBLEMS/ ERRORS:

If there are problems in the group or you are experiencing technical difficulties contact one of the Admins for assistance or try Groups Help.

Founder/ Moderator:
Michael Pain

contact: atheistempire-owner@yahoogroups.com

Assistant Moderator:
HumanCarol

contact:
humanist@ameritech.net

 

HOW MANY LIST MEMBERS DOES IT TAKE TO CHANGE A LIGHT BULB?

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

Fourteen to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how
the light bulb could have been changed differently.

Seven to  caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs.

Seven more to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about
changing light bulbs.

Five to flame the spell checkers.

Three to correct spelling/grammar flames.

Six to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb"  ...another
six to condemn those six as stupid.

Fifteen to claim experience in the lighting industry and give the
correct spelling.

Nineteen to post that this group is not about light bulbs and  to
please take this discussion to a lightbulb (or light bulb) forum.

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

Thirty-six 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.

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

Four to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly and then post the
corrected URL.

Three to post about links they found from the URLs that are relevant
to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group.

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

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

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

Thirteen to say "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting
questions about light bulbs"

Three to tell a funny story about their cat and a light bulb.

One group member to complain that the new bulb is not as good as the
old one was!

AND

One group lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and
start it all over again.

 

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