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Johanna

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How many Forum Members does it take to change a lightbulb?
Someone sent me this and I thought it'd bring a laugh. I wouldn't THINK of suggesting that anyone on "OUR" Forum does this stuff, BUT...

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

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

14 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

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 lightbulb forum

203 to demand that cross posting to hardware forum, off-topic forum, and lightbulb 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

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 moderator to change the word "bulb" because it's offensive to flowers

2 to ask why the original poster didn't use the Forum's own 'Search' Feature.

44 to point out that they had modified their lightbulbs to glow much brighter than the other members' bulbs

5 to point out that their own DIY mods were cheaper than other competing brands of mods and that even though their bulbs took longer to change out, they still won the 'Glow for the Buck' category

1 to post that they like to drink Powerade when changing their light bulb.

4 more to post what their favorite flavor of Powerade is.

1 new forum member to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again.


:tazz: Johanna
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Ryan

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I was sent that as part of a mailing list and thought it was funny. I still do.
Its also true, on both the mailing list and on the forum

-Ryan

Edited by rmurphy, 24 September 2005 - 04:25 PM.

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Game_Freak

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haha! Good one!

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fleamailman

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I thought it was funny but also that I would like to be in that type to forum too.
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Michelle

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That was great! :tazz:
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cleverboy12

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Good One LOL :tazz:
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