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How many forum posters does it take to change a light bulb? #40791
08/04/04 06:10 AM
08/04/04 06:10 AM
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pauluk  Offline OP
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Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
This doesn't in any way apply to ECN, of course! [Linked Image]

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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Re: How many forum posters does it take to change a light bulb? #40792
08/04/04 08:57 AM
08/04/04 08:57 AM
Bill Addiss  Offline
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Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,888
NY, USA
Puts things in perspective, doesn't it?

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Bill

Re: How many forum posters does it take to change a light bulb? #40793
08/04/04 10:11 AM
08/04/04 10:11 AM
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mamills  Offline
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Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 745
Wharton, Texas, USA
There's a joke at my church about how many Lutherans it takes to change a light bulb...

...CHANGE..??!! [Linked Image]

Mike (mamills)

Re: How many forum posters does it take to change a light bulb? #40794
08/04/04 03:23 PM
08/04/04 03:23 PM
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derater  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 179
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.

Re: How many forum posters does it take to change a light bulb? #40795
08/04/04 06:31 PM
08/04/04 06:31 PM
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e57  Offline
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Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,876
S.F.,CA USA
Change comes from within...


Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason
Re: How many forum posters does it take to change a light bulb? #40796
08/04/04 08:44 PM
08/04/04 08:44 PM
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BuggabooBren  Offline
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Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 328
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...)

Re: How many forum posters does it take to change a light bulb? #40797
08/04/04 11:54 PM
08/04/04 11:54 PM
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sparkystudent  Offline
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Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 42
Staples, MN. USA
[Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image] whats a lamp? ive never seen a light bulb,how does it work? [Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

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

Re: How many forum posters does it take to change a light bulb? #40798
08/05/04 06:53 AM
08/05/04 06:53 AM
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iwire  Offline
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Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,391
North Attleboro, MA USA
That's it, I am quiting, I can not take all this controversy. [Linked Image]


Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician
Massachusetts
Re: How many forum posters does it take to change a light bulb? #40799
08/05/04 06:59 AM
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NJwirenut  Offline
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Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 806
Bergen County, NJ
I think the operative question should be:

"How many electricians does it take to relamp a luminaire?" [Linked Image]

Re: How many forum posters does it take to change a light bulb? #40800
08/05/04 02:02 PM
08/05/04 02:02 PM
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wa2ise  Offline
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Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 785
Oradell NJ USA
Is the new bulb listed for the purpose? [Linked Image]

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