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#40791 - 08/04/04 04:10 AM How many forum posters does it take to change a light bulb?
pauluk Offline
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Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
This doesn't in any way apply to ECN, of course!

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

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

16 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently.

6 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs.

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

50 to flame the spell checkers.

48 to correct spelling/grammar flames.

7 to argue over whether it’s "lightbulb" or "light bulb".

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.

154 to email the participant’s ISPs complaining that they are in violation of their "acceptable use policy".

118 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.

1 to ask if when buying a new bulb they should go for a screw or bayonet type.

98 to argue that their version of screw in or bayonet is better than the other and always will be.

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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#40792 - 08/04/04 06:57 AM Re: How many forum posters does it take to change a light bulb?
Bill Addiss Offline
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Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 4196
Loc: NY, USA
Puts things in perspective, doesn't it?


Bill

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#40793 - 08/04/04 08:11 AM Re: How many forum posters does it take to change a light bulb?
mamills Offline
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Registered: 11/30/01
Posts: 739
Loc: Wharton, Texas, USA
There's a joke at my church about how many Lutherans it takes to change a light bulb...

...CHANGE..??!!

Mike (mamills)

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#40794 - 08/04/04 01:23 PM Re: How many forum posters does it take to change a light bulb?
derater Offline
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Registered: 03/30/02
Posts: 182
How many psychiatrists does it take to change
a lightbulb/lamp? Just one but the bulb has to really want to change.I know, terribly old and stale, but I couldn't help myself.

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#40795 - 08/04/04 04:31 PM Re: How many forum posters does it take to change a light bulb?
e57 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/03
Posts: 2837
Loc: S.F.,CA USA
Change comes from within...
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#40796 - 08/04/04 06:44 PM Re: How many forum posters does it take to change a light bulb?
BuggabooBren Offline
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Registered: 11/15/01
Posts: 336
Loc: NM
How many car salesmen does it take to change a light bulb?

I'm going to run the numbers and then check with the general manager. Sit tight and I'll be right back. I think you're going to like these numbers....

(a new one I just saw for the first time...)

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#40797 - 08/04/04 09:54 PM Re: How many forum posters does it take to change a light bulb?
sparkystudent Offline
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Registered: 04/06/04
Posts: 43
Loc: Staples, MN. USA
whats a lamp? ive never seen a light bulb,how does it work?

[This message has been edited by sparkystudent (edited 08-05-2004).]

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#40798 - 08/05/04 04:53 AM Re: How many forum posters does it take to change a light bulb?
iwire Offline
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Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 4343
Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA
That's it, I am quiting, I can not take all this controversy.
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#40799 - 08/05/04 04:59 AM Re: How many forum posters does it take to change a light bulb?
NJwirenut Offline
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Registered: 09/15/01
Posts: 816
Loc: Bergen County, NJ
I think the operative question should be:

"How many electricians does it take to relamp a luminaire?"

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#40800 - 08/05/04 12:02 PM Re: How many forum posters does it take to change a light bulb?
wa2ise Offline
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Registered: 11/29/02
Posts: 771
Loc: Oradell NJ USA
Is the new bulb listed for the purpose?

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