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by Del McMullen / March 20, 2004 11:39 AM PST

Found on another Forum and thought it appropriate for SE also:

How Many Forum Members Does it Take To Change A Light Bulb??

1 to change the light bulb then post about it.

14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could've been changed differently.

1 to move it to the Lighting folder.

2 to argue and then move it to the Electrical folder.

7 to point out grammar/spelling errors in post about changing light bulbs.

5 to flame the spell checkers.

3 to correct spelling/grammar flames.

6 to argue whether it's a light bulb or lightbulb.

2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper tern is Lamp.

15 know it all who claim they were in the indusrty, and that "light bulb is perfectly correct.

19 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take the discussion to the lightbulb forum.

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

36 to discuss the dangers of changing light bulbs without a professional opinion.

5 to post a disclaimer that they are not light bulb experts, nor do they play one on TV and that anyone planning on changing their own light bulb shoudl concult a professional.

7 to post URLs where one can see examples of different light bulbs.

4 to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly and then to post the correct URLs.

3 to post about links they found from the URLs that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group.

13 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "me too".

5 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controvsery.

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

13 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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One to post informing the members that the ....
by Rosalie / March 20, 2004 12:01 PM PST

the best way to correctly change a light bulbs is to RTFM.


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Not to mention the 200 e-mails sent out by a mod who thinks the subject doesn't belong in the forum and has so removed it :)) NT
by SteveGargini / March 20, 2004 1:38 PM PST


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nt) EXCELLENT, and oh, so true.
by IanC_OZ / March 20, 2004 8:48 PM PST


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Re:nt) EXCELLENT, and oh, so true.
by Mary Kay / March 20, 2004 9:25 PM PST

And ofcourse "SCOPES SAYS"

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Re:plus of course, in the light of recent threads
by jonah jones / March 20, 2004 11:56 PM PST

*gotta luv a bad pun* Wink

someone would point out that it's alright for two men to do it without the need for a valid electricians licence....


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(NT)note made to save link for Labor Day to revive (evil laughter fades out right)
by Roger NC / March 21, 2004 4:17 AM PST


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nt) Hey, I replaced a light fitting today. Does that count? <evil grin>
by IanC_OZ / March 21, 2004 8:33 PM PST


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Nope, that's not a bulb (or lamp). Start a new thread! -NT


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