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How many forum members does it take to change a lightbulb?

 
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bestyman
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 6:08 pm    Post subject: How many forum members does it take to change a lightbulb? Reply with quote

How many forum members does it take to change a light bulb?


1 to post that the light bulb needs changing.

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


7 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.

8 to announce that they will no longer be using the forum because of the change

27 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs

53 to flame the spell checkers

41 to correct spelling/grammar flames

6 to argue over whether it's "light bulb" or "light bulb" ... another

6 to condemn those 6 as anal-retentive

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

156 to email the participant's ISPs complaining that they are in violation of their "acceptable use policy"

109 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a light bulb forum

203 to demand that cross posting to hardware forum, off-topic forum, and light bulb forum about changing light bulbs be stopped

111 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts *are* relevant to this forum

306 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

27 to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs

14 to post that the URL's were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL's

3 to post about links they found from the URL's that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group

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

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

19 to quote the "Me too's" to say "Me three"

4 to suggest that posters request the light bulb FAQ

44 to ask what is a "FAQ"

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

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

1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again
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nej
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Joined: Jun 16, 2004
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Location: London, Ingerlund

PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You missed one:

3 Members of the Pocket GPS Team to do a comparative review of the best types of light bulbs.

Very funny though :D
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...and a partridge in a pear tree.
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