I've been on this forum sporadically for a couple of years and I've noticed one significant constant: the RAPAQ syndrome. RAPAQ stands for: Register And Post Asinine Question. It's probably the most constant feature of this forum and no other forum has this syndrome quite as badly. The syndrome always manifests itself the same way: a new member with "Posts: 0" under his or her username drops into a general discussion forum (or sometimes a topic forum, but usually the thread gets relocated) and asks some vaguely pseudo-scientific open-ended question which is almost always followed by a personal "theory" on the subject. PhysicsLad411: "I'm new to the forum, and just wanted to ask a quick question: how come we can't smell noises? I think it's because smell is a particle but noise is a wave. I have a paper due tomorrow on this." MathLvr555: "I'm 12 and I'm thinking about becoming a space doctor. How come light doesn't bounce off of itself? My personal theory is that it's made out of photons." DethMetalFan101001: "If gravity bends light and light is a wave, then how come gravity doesn't bend sound? I think it's because the earth is round. I'm hosting a symposium this afternoon on this topic. Any thoughts?" SatelliteDude: "If you were the internet, how would you move information? I'd use buckets. Or a series of bathtub drains. Any input would be appreciated since I have my thesis examination tomorrow." My theory about this is that Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle has a rounding error which causes gravitational lensing of the cosmic microwave background radiation and that causes people to post weird things on this forum. Any comments? I have to give a lecture to a post-doctoral crowd in 49 seconds on this topic.