Shirley Anderson

Freelance Writer


Death By Forum.....Dun, Dun, Dun-dahhh!

Posted by shirleyanderson on May 22, 2008 at 2:36 PM

As some of you already know, I am a Hubber and proud of it.  What that means, for those of you who aren?t aware, I am an active member of Hubpages.  You know, that site with all the informative articles, interesting videos, and pretty pictures.  They also have a cool forum that has been running a thread lately that is bound to break any existing records anywhere.  It is up to 192 pages at the time of this writing, and  I for one, have been neglecting my craft and subjecting myself to this Death By Forum. 


Does that sound evil?  Well, it has its moments, but mostly it has a cast of characters that contribute to the addictiveness of the thread called, ?Last One To Post Wins?.


There?s me, of course, Shirley Anderson.  I add the wit, insults, and duh! moments to an otherwise intelligent discourse.


Compu-Smart, who is Mr. Furry Pants to those in the know.  This cat is as mysterious as they come.  No one has ever seen him, no one knows his name.  He pops in and out, and is one of my biggest supporters for the title.


SirDent, otherwise known as Mr. Pokey Pants because he?s always poking people (me) in the ribs.  Poor dear is a frustrated competitor with a Darth Vader complex.  He doesn?t stand a chance, really.  If you happen to join the thread, please be gentle, he?s sensitive.


RMR, or MRM if you happen to consistently get it backwards like I do.  If you run into him, call him Mr.Evil Pants. This is a vicious competitor who is not afraid of using tough tactics to win.  If you should happen to encounter this one, throw him a butter tart, it just might save you. 


DrummerBoy, aka Shane.  Very nice, friendly competitor, new kid on the block.  You have to watch out for the quiet ones.  Before you know it, their pleasantries have added up and put them into a position that is threatening to my keeping the lead.


Speaking of quiet ones, there?s Bob.  Gardener and stew maker extraordinaire.  Little, unobtrusive sentences that distract you from the fact that he?s had last post a ton of times.


WeddingConsultant, or Peter as we call him in the Hubpages community, is an all around great guy who sort of referees us, and is also one of my loyal supporters, and a new daddy.


Can?t forget about Ruthie17, who?s strategy is mostly comprised of groan-able jokes meant to make the rest of us go away and leave her in the last post spot.  Not gonna happen Ruthie, but please keep trying.

There are SO many more competing in the thread, but these characters are the ones that are likely still going  to be battling it out twenty years from now.  Unless they all let me win, of course.


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Reply shirleyanderson
12:55 AM on August 29, 2008 
By the way....I'm 'anonymous' in the entry below. <br> <br>Shirley 'anonymous' Anderson
Reply anonymous
12:51 AM on August 29, 2008 
Oh, you think so! <br> <br>Ha-ha! <img alt="tongue" src=""&
Reply B.T. (you know the rest)
12:16 PM on August 22, 2008 
You have had the last word for long enough! It's my turn!!!
Reply Shirley
9:19 AM on May 27, 2008 
Mr. Furry Pants! How sneaky of you!
Reply compu-smart
8:38 AM on May 27, 2008 
Im last person to post!! I winnnnnn <img alt="lol" src=""&g
Reply Shirley
11:23 AM on May 26, 2008 
Oh Misha, you're so cute! <br> <br>I think you just asked me to throw the contest....hmmmm.
Reply anonymous
12:31 AM on May 26, 2008 
LOL Shirley, <br> <br>You seem to be the most active chatter on this thread. We all love you, but you have to give others chance to say their word, too :P <br> <br>Misha <br><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Mapquest Driving Directions</a>
Reply anonymous
9:45 PM on May 25, 2008 
Did I mention that I've changed my name to anonymous (unverified)?
Reply anonymous
8:19 PM on May 25, 2008 
My vote is for "anonymous (unverified)" to win!
Reply anonymous
8:55 AM on May 23, 2008 
Now I have the last post here, as well! <br> <br>Butter Tarts Evil pants
Reply lifebydesign
1:24 AM on May 23, 2008 
Just wanted to say a hubber 'hi' to you. The winner? My money's on.... <br> <br>love your format here
Reply Bob
9:47 PM on May 22, 2008 
<span style="color:black;"><span style="font-size:18px">no chance.<img alt="cool" src="">
Reply Shirley the Winner
8:58 PM on May 22, 2008 
Oh, you gals are funny!
Reply Uninvited Writer
8:38 PM on May 22, 2008 
That was me that posted the last message <img alt="ph34r" src=""&g
Reply anonymous
8:32 PM on May 22, 2008 
Great post...but we all know I am going to win eventually...
Reply lissie
8:14 PM on May 22, 2008 
Clever post - u are all going to loose though I only need to post once on that thread to win! <br>Lissie <br><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Make Money from Home</a>
Reply Sweetiepie
4:31 PM on May 22, 2008 
It is me from hubpages and I have to say very entertaining piece. I love your analysis of the forums.