I'd like to post an invitation for non-members to join the AVS community, and I've come up with a clever way to do it—"Top Ten Reasons to Become a Member of AVS Forum," a la David Letterman's Top Ten lists. I have a list of 10 good reasons to join, but they are rather prosaic; I'd much rather post a list of humorous takes on them. So I'm asking for your help—I've come to appreciate the collective funny bone of AVS members, and I'd love your input on this.
Here are the 10 reasons to join that I've come up with (in no particular order at this point):
- Be part of a community of like-minded enthusiasts
- Make new friends
- Pontificate on something you're passionate about
- Review your gear
- Sell your gear
- Get answers to your AV questions and problems
- Help answer others' AV questions and problems
- Attend meet-ups
- Enter contests
- Get product buying advice
For example, here's a possible entry for the final list that applies to being part of a community:
When you're ready to tell your wife you want to install sound baffles on your living room ceiling, you're going to need a community behind you.
Here's one that applies to pontificating:
Who else is going to listen to you wax rhapsodic about a 30-year-old tube amp?
Note that this is different from the You know you're addicted to AVS Forum if... thread, which includes lots of great inside jokes that are meaningful mostly to those who are already members. I'm looking for something similar here, but aimed at non-members.
I'm confident that some of you can come up with funny ones related to all the reasons listed above. And if you can think of other, better reasons to join AVS than those listed here, I'm all ears. Thanks for your help!